‘Lughnasa’ has a strong north Antrim flavour

Louise Carey from Loughgiel and Fr Rory Sheehan from Ballycastle who are appearing in Brian Friel's Dancing at Lughnasa in the Riverside Theatre in October. INBM38-13
Louise Carey from Loughgiel and Fr Rory Sheehan from Ballycastle who are appearing in Brian Friel's Dancing at Lughnasa in the Riverside Theatre in October. INBM38-13

A new community theatre group is staging Brian Friel’s much loved play ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’ in October - and there’s a strong north Antrim flavour to the cast.

The Highfield Players will present ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’ in the Riverside Theatre in Coleraine next month and one of the central five Mundy sisters is played by Loughgiel woman Louise Carey.

Louise, who has appeared with Ballywillan Drama Group in their summer theatre productions, plays the part of Rose Mundy, the youngest and most vulnerable of the five sisters.

She is joined in the cast by Ballycastle man Fr Rory Sheehan who takes on the role of seven-year-old Michael Mundy, the narrator in the play.

Michael chronicles the stories of his mother Christina Mundy and her four sisters through his own childhood through to adulthood.

Dancing at Lughnasa will take to the stage of the Riverside Theatre on October 11 and 12. Tickets are selling well already and can be booked online www.riversidetheatre.org.uk or by phoning the Box Office on 028 70 123 123.