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Theatre Royal, Friday 24th & Saturday 25th November, 8pm
UHW Theatre Group presents A Christmas Carol on Craggy Island. All proceeds to charity.
Christmas on Craggy is all go for Father Ted as he turns The Parochial House into a boutique hotel for Christmas. he has also organised a reunion for the priests who enjoyed their last night at the seminary with him back in the day. Bishop Brennan turns up uninvited during their celebrations and puts a damper on proceedings. He informs everyone that they are to perform the Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol” for the parish, to foster good relations and to bring people back to the fold. He also wants to raise money for charity with ticket sales, and, get himself into the spotlight as a mover and a shaker. He has gone all out by involving the media and many of them will be in attendance for this much publicised venture. He orders Ted to make the house available to all radio and tv personnel involved, this causes a problem for Ted who already has all the rooms in the parochial house booked up!
As for the play, more misery for Ted as his Nemesis Father Dick Byrne has been allocated the position of Director for the production. His casting sees Dougal as Tiny Tim…. Ted as Bob Cratchit, and, of course the role of Scrooge, the star of the show is reserved for himself, director’s privilege. Naturally the opening night is a catastrophe of fluffed lines, wrong entrances and exits and broken bones all brought about by Dougal aided and abetted by Father Jack!
Written and directed by Bridie Hodge
Musical Director Ann Cody with UHW Choir
It’s an unmissable show, don’t be disappointed, book early. Make it your Christmas night out with friends or buy an early Christmas gift for someone you love… whatever you do, enjoy the night.
Tickets: €21, available from the box-office or online here
Theatre Royal, The Mall, Waterford.