'˜A Bit More Craic' to enjoy

In a world where everyone seems to be glued to a mobile phone, computer or laptop - why not take the opportunity to wander back down '˜memory lane' to a time when story-telling, songs and recitations were the order of the day.

And, that’s exactly what the Highfield Players invite you to do at Portrush Summer Theatre from 10 - 13 August in Portrush Town Hall.

Building on the success of last year’s ‘Sit Back and Enjoy the Craic’, the Highfield Players are looking forward to entertaining you with a recreation of a winter’s night around an Irish fireside entitled “A Bit More Craic”.

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Writers Billy Bones and Liam Toal have assembled a cast with a great background in entertaining.

Robert Creelman is steeped in the great tradition of drama with the Young Farmers Clubs, he has appeared in many concerts and plays in the locality.

Hailing from Kilraughts, Angela McClure has sung semi-professionally and is also a member of Armoy WI choir and her church choir. She has a keen interest in singing and drama and is well known from appearances in concerts across the province.

Joining the cast this year are newcomers - Sandra McElhinney, Leroy Dempster and Caitlin Martin.

Both Leroy and Sandra have a wealth of experience on stage performing with Portrush Music Society, Ballywillan Drama Group and Londonderry Musical Society.

Caitlin, too, is a seasoned performer despite her young age and all three will charm audiences with their delightful voices.

Musical director and accompanist for the evening will be Brian Simpson, a retired languages teacher.

Brian played piano for Coleraine Boys’ Secondary’s productions of ‘Joseph’, ‘Grease’ and ‘My Fair Lady’.

Now organist with St Paul’s Church in Articlave, Brian has played in dance bands too but this will be his first appearance in a theatre.

Completing the line-up is Coleraine man Harry Stinson. Harry is well known in local theatre circles for his appearances with Portrush Music Society, Ballywillan Drama Group and the Highfield Players.

Summer Theatre Box Office 028 7082 9539.