Some of the cast of 'A Wake in the West.' Pictured are Sue Cleary, Sandra Maloney and Tommy Teehan who play Mary, Rose and Tom respectively.

Coolderry Drama Society to perform production of 'A Wake in the West'

Coolderry Drama Society will kick off a three-night production of 'A Wake in the West' this weekend in Coolderry Hall.

The three-act comedy centres on the wake of Tom Healy, a man who was known to be 'fond of the drop.' Tom's controversial last request threatens to humiliate his family and make them the laughing stock of the small fishing village in which they live. Not your regular mass-goer, Tom's wishes have to be discussed with the priest and doctor which was common practice in 70’s Ireland.

The real mayhem begins when Rose, an elderly neighbour arrives at the house to pay her respects and her actions set in motion a sequence of hilarious events.

The comedy play is directed by Paul Spencer and promises to be a great nights entertainment.

The play will be held in Coolderry Hall for three nights on Thursday, January 26, Friday, January 27 and Saturday, January 28. The play begins at 8.30pm each night and tickets are available on the door.

The cast is as follows: Tom Healy, a fisherman played by Tommy Teehan Dr Linda , local doctor played by AnnMarie O Meara Mary Tom’s daughter played by Sue Cleary Margaret, a neighbour played by Jamie McCormack Rose, an elderly neighbour played by Sandra Maloney Joan, a family friend played by Lorna Dardis Barney, Margaret’s husband played by Tom Kelly Fr Cassidy, parish priest played by Gilbert Byrant Martin Healy and Tom’s son played by Micheál Carey.