Hilarious adult comedy 'The Nightshift Before Christmas' at Portrush Town Hall is just what the doctor ordered

There's a new consultant doing his rounds, two over-worked nurses are desperate to finish their shift in time for Christmas but the patients in the A&E department of the fictional North Coast Hospital have other ideas!
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That’s the backdrop to the hilarious ADULT comedy 'The Nightshift Before Christmas' which bursts on to the stage of Portrush Town Hall from Thursday-Saturday, December 7-9 nightly at 8pm.

Directed by Ballymoney actor and director Claire Connor-Boyd, this Christmas cracker of a comedy features a host of local faces from the Causeway Coast area.

The new consultant is played by Philip Reid with newly-wed Nurse Ella Longbottom played by Martina McAfee and new mum Nurse Cindy Aiken played by Cherith McCook, while Una Culkin plays Ward Sister Payne who rules the ward with a thermometer of iron!

Director Claire Connor-Boyd (third from right) pictured with the Ballymoney cast members of 'The Nightshift Before Christmas': (from left) Cherith McCook, Cheryl McCook, Rio Dunlop, Jason Clyde and Martina McAfee. Credit Una CulkinDirector Claire Connor-Boyd (third from right) pictured with the Ballymoney cast members of 'The Nightshift Before Christmas': (from left) Cherith McCook, Cheryl McCook, Rio Dunlop, Jason Clyde and Martina McAfee. Credit Una Culkin
Director Claire Connor-Boyd (third from right) pictured with the Ballymoney cast members of 'The Nightshift Before Christmas': (from left) Cherith McCook, Cheryl McCook, Rio Dunlop, Jason Clyde and Martina McAfee. Credit Una Culkin

Enter the hilarious patients who make the A&E department their homes for the evening - lovable Betty and the hilarious hippy Patsy (played by Barbara Cooke), Santa Dave and expectant father Ricky (played by Jason Clyde), a tough guy who loves his granny (played by Rio Dunlop), love-sick singing cowboy John-Joe and down-trodden husband Danny (played by Stevie Black), diva wannabe-actress Maxine (played by Brenda Semple), mother-to-be Gloria (played by Hannah Reilly), Edith who has her eye on an opportunity (played by Cheryl McCook) and Kerry who is home for a visit but didn't expect to be visiting A&E (played by Jane Brown).

This adult comedy with a heart is the perfect Christmas night out to get the festive season off to a hilarious start. Tickets priced at £15 are on sale now from EventBrite.