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39th Ballinamore Drama Festival

Under the auspices of the Amateur Drama Council of Ireland

Ballinamore Drama Festival | Corn Mill Theatre



39th Ballinamore Drama Festival | Thursday 12th March

Fáilte roibh go léir chun ár Féile Dramaíochta 2020. A warm welcome to the Corn Mill Theatre to our eight groups, our adjudicator Geoff O’Keeffe and last but by no means least, to you our audience; we hope you enjoy the eight nights and we thank you for your attendance on the circuit.

Phoenix Players, Tubbercurry present ‘The Communication Cord’ by Brian Friel


Tim a junior linguistic Lecturer persuaded by his Barrister friend Jack, agrees to a scheme to borrow Jack’s ancestral Donegal cottage for an hour in an effort to impress Senator Donovan, father of his intended sweetheart Susan, The scheme goes horribly and hilariously awry as other unexpected characters enter the fray including a former girlfriend, a wealthy German, a French Paramour and the local Busybody. Even the cottage itself becomes a character in this classic Brian Friel farce.

Group History

The Phoenix Players are one of the oldest drama groups in the Country having treaded the boards since 1945 and this year celebrate their 75th Anniversary. While they do a lot of community theatre, they are regulars on the festival circuit and have qualified regularly for the All Ireland Finals. The group were not on the festival circuit last year as they produced an acclaimed production of “The Sound of Music” in which over 100 people were involved.

Booking Tickets

Tickets for this event are available from the Box Office on the night of each show: €10/€6. Season Tickets €55 available on (087) 6880680. No tickets will be sold online for this event.