Saturday February 15th @ 8pm. Tickets €15/€12. Box Office: 047 39777

Aughnacloy Drama Group Present Widows Paradise

By Sam Cree


Aughnacloy Drama Group formed 6 years ago and have gone from strength to strength.  To date they have had for sell-out productions with standing ovations.  Widows Paradise will be their 5 production and we are sure not to be disappointed.

Widows Paradise is a 3 Act comedy set in the 1960’s. The action of the play takes place in a “luxury” caravan with 5 ladies embarking on a “strictly women only” holiday, set beautifully in the Mayo countryside. Ruby, a strong-willed widow with a decided distaste for all men, and is adamant to make the other 4 ladies follow her lead and write-off the opposite sex for a life of peace and tranquillity. Her three musketeers follow somewhat bewildered with the quest – but  Lucy, a ditzy loveable character who must hide her never-ending faith in finding true love. Vanessa, another widow is comically only interested in the finer things in life but has she an agenda of her own in taking this trip?

A subsequent case of “mistaken caravan identity” sees the “Widows Paradise” thrown into disarray with the arrival of no nonsense alpha-male Harry, his dim-witted side-kick Ernie and Harrys handsome young son Alan. What was supposed to be a scene of peace and tranquillity turns into a riotous clash of the sexes, each with their own story to tell!