A great congratulations to Brideview Drama for their latest production, of Geraldine Aron’s ‘Same Old Moon’, directed by Jack Aherne, which started last weekend. On again the end of next week (Friday and Saturday, 24 and 25 February), the show went off with a bang – especially as the first night was filmed in its entirety by Power Pictures Galway for RTE television.
The cast and crew really enjoyed doing the show and being part of this forthcoming RTE ‘Fly On The Wall’ documentary that is currently being put together (to be screened in Autumn this year). The audiences also had great fun, being filmed walking in, watching the show, enjoying the refreshments and chatting with the cast afterwards.
Brideview Drama is getting the show ready to go on the 3-Act Circuit, an annual run of drama festivals around the country, hoping to win enough points to get to the finals at Athlone, so everyone is really welcome to come along next week and support the production. The show is full of laughs and tears and lovely moments of fun and tenderness,
and is suitable for all ages
Doors open at 7.30PM on Friday and Saturday, 24 and 25 February, and the play starts at 8.15PM. As always, there are free refreshments. There’s ample seating and please call 0879582314 if you’d like to
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Same Old Moon, Brideview Drama’s new show, starts this Friday night,
February 10, at Tallow Community Centre, with doors opening at 7.30pm.
Starring Rachel O’Connell and John Baldwin, and directed by Jack
Aherne, the play is written by Geraldine Aron and is all about the
growing up and getting of wisdom of Brenda Barnes – from sweet
beginnings in Galway through to fame and fortune in London, Africa and
Featuring a cast of 10 performing many different character roles over
19 scenes, Same Old Moon is a well-loved play that has been popular
around Ireland and the world for many years.
With lighting by Padraig Pollard and sound by Emily Aherne, and set
design by Pat Aherne and Vanessa Hyde, the group has lavished much
attention on making sure the production goes off with a bang.
The play is bittersweet, funny and moving, and has some hilarious
moments, such as the advice for young women moment, provided by a very
stern Mother Superior; anything the two fussbudgets, Brenda’s Mother
and her Aunty Peace have to say; Granny’s scene when she gets ready
for bed; and the arrival of the famous Italian opera singer Enrico
Caruso in the local teashop.
Brideview Drama is pleased to welcome back regulars Helen Aherne,
Damien Pollard, Connor Goulding and Tomás Roche to the stage, and it’s
great to see three new faces under the greasepaint: Edel Murphy of
Lismore, Norma Howard of Castlelyons and Denise O’Brien of Dungarvan.
Everyone’s enjoying the rehearsals very much and is looking forward to
offering a great night’s entertainment.
Tickets are available on the door, or call 0879582314 for bookings.
The show runs Friday and Saturday nights, February 10 and 11, then
again Friday and Saturday, February 24 and 25, with the play beginning
at 8.15pm promptly. As always, there will be free refreshments, and
many thanks must go to our sponsors such as Margaret Organ of
Waterford County Council Arts Office, and everyone who provides great
support and raffle prizes, including Keniry’s Bar and Centra,
Brideview Bar Tallowbridge, Forde’s Spar, Tallow Area Credit Union and
If you would like to see pictures of the rehearsals or other Brideview
shows, find our community page on Facebook.
Starting soon for 2 weekends in February, Brideview Drama’s latest show is a lovely heart-warmner, suitable for all the family. Full of laughter, drama, tears and fun, Same Old Moon by Geraldine Aron is directed by Jack Aherne and stars Rachel O’Connell, John Baldwin and 6 others playing a total of 20 parts over 19 scenes.
Set in Galway and London, it’s the tale of young Brenda Barnes and the life of an Irish family between the 1940s-1980s, who are forced to emigrate to London to survive. Built around a sequence of recollections from the life of Brenda, an aspiring writer, the show follows her from age nine to her mid-forties, taking us from her early days in Galway through to her return to her adopted home in London.
Her life story, as seen through her eyes, portrays her eccentric and sometimes fiery Irish family. With many very funny vignettes, the main characters include her wilful and self-destructive father, Desmond, her put-upon, sometimes hot-tempered mother, Bridie, her whinging aunt, Peace, and her puritanical maternal Granny Cleary from Galway.
Brideview Drama is pleased to welcome newcomers Denise O’Brien and Edel Murphy to the stage, alongside regulars Vanessa Hyde, Helen Aherne, Tomás Roche and Damian Pollard.
Same Old Moon is on at Tallow Community Centre on Friday and Saturday nights, February 10 and 11, then again the same nights, February 24 and 25, with doors opening at 7.30 for a start at 8.15pm. As always, there are free refreshments and Same Old Moon is suitable for all the family.