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Spring theatre treat for Fit Up Festival fans

February 25th, 2015 10:10 PM

By Southern Star Team

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BY SIOBHÁN CRONIN

WEST Cork is to get its first ever Spring-time Fit Up Theatre Festival.

Blood in the Alley Theatre Company, the group that brings the successful summer fit-up festival to many town halls and islands in West Cork, has surprised fans with some March dates.

This week, in association with Cork County Council, they have announced that a Spring Fit-up Festival in West Cork will take place from March 4th-15th inclusive.

‘While the hugely successful Summer Fit-up Festival enters its seventh season in July, this is a new departure for the company,’ said company spokesperson Jessica Finken.

It will open on March 4th in Kilcrohane Community Hall with actor Pat Kinevane in his new show Underneath, directed by Jim Culleton. West Cork audiences will remember Pat for his performances in Silent (Edinburgh Fringe First) and Forgotten.

The second week of the festival opens on March 11th in Glengarriff Community Hall with Postscript by Noelle Brown and Michelle Forbes. The play is performed by Noelle Brown and Brid Ni Neachtain, two superb actors who have both worked with Blood in the Alley in the past. Noelle Brown was adopted at birth and her play is based on her real search for her identity which provides a gentle, sad, funny and delightful evening of theatre.

The plays will be performed in Ballydehob, Heir Island, Bere Island, Kilcrohane, Glengarriff and Lisavaird. Tickets at €10 and €12 are only available at the door. Remember to check ferry times for island shows.

For full dates and times, see www.westcorkfit-up.com.

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