Amateur Drama Council of Ireland

 

The Amateur Drama Council of Ireland (A.D.C.I) is the federation of amateur drama festivals for the whole of Ireland – North and South. A.D.C.I was founded in 1952 and has coordinated the running of preliminary drama festivals and All Ireland festivals ever since. 

 

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Amateur Drama Council of Ireland

Welcome

Welcome to the website of the Amateur Drama Council of Ireland. The ADCI recently celebrated its 70th Anniversary having been founded in 1952.

The first meeting of the ADCI took place on 26th October 1952 when members of drama festivals from across Ireland met in Athlone to discuss plans for an All-Ireland Drama Festival as part of the 1953 An Tóstal celebrations. 

Despite the many challenges it has faced over the years, the ADCI continues to be a thriving organisation in Ireland today, working to host drama festivals in communities across the country, featuring drama groups who travel from near and far to entertain audiences. 

We look forward to many more years of success for the Amateur Drama Council of Ireland. 

Festivals

Drama Festivals

The Amateur Drama Council of Ireland (ADCI) is a voluntary organisation. The ADCI currently has 37 Full-Length member festivals and 9 One-Act member festivals across the island of Ireland.

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🎭INTRODUCING …. “THE LONESOME WEST”🎭

With only ONE WEEK (!!!!) to go until opening night, it’s time to introduce our seventh play of the Bostik All Ireland Confined Drama Finals 2024! On Wednesday 24th of April, Enniskillen Theatre Company will take to the stage with their production of “The Lonesome West” by Martin McDonagh!

ABOUT THE PLAY:🎭

Set in a remote Irish town in the late 1990s, this darkly comedic and intense family drama revolves around the dysfunctional relationship between brothers Coleman and Valene as they navigate the aftermath of their father’s death. Only Father Welsh, the local priest, attempts to reconcile the two before their petty squabbles escalate into vicious and bloody carnage.

Amidst humour, fighting and tragedy, the play delves into themes of family dynamics, isolation and unresolved conflicts. Martin McDonagh’s black comic portrayal of modern rural Ireland will leave you laughing and horrified in equal measure.

ABOUT THE GROUP: 🎭

Enniskillen Theatre Company was established in 2019, and has competed on the festival circuit with productions such as “The Night Alive” by Conor McPherson. The group are looking forward to taking their production of ‘The Lonesome West’ to the stage in Mountmellick.

🎟 TICKETS: 🎟

Tickets for “The Lonesome West” are available through the following link: www.eventbrite.ie/e/bostik-all-ireland-confined-drama-finals-the-lonesome-west-tickets-874724995007

Tickets for all shows are available through this link: mountmellickdramafestival.ie/festivalprogram2024/

Tickets are selling fast for this show so make sure to get yours before they’re gone! 🎉

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🎭INTRODUCING …. “THE NEW ELECTRIC BALLROOM”🎭

Our sixth play of the Bostik All Ireland Confined Drama Finals 2024 is “The New Electric Ballroom” by Enda Walsh and performed by Newtownstewart Theatre Company!

ABOUT THE PLAY: 🎭

Trapped in the years that have passed since their halcyon days at The New Electric Ballroom, three sisters in a remote fishing village are still obsessed by darker memories of something resembling romance. A virtuoso, absurdist fable of the debilitating effects of small-town life, Enda Walsh’s stunning play won an Edinburgh Fringe First Award in 2008 and confirmed him as one of Ireland’s most distinctive and dynamic writers of the modern era.

ABOUT THE GROUP: 🎭

Newtownstewart Theatre Company have been competing on the circuit for a number of years, with productions including “Midden”, “Family Plot” and “Shoot the Crow”. The group are looking forward to taking to the stage in Mountmellick!

🎟TICKETS: 🎟

Tickets for “The New Electric Ballroom” are available through the following link: www.eventbrite.ie/e/bostik-all-ireland-confined-drama-finals-the-new-electric-ballroom-tickets-87...

Tickets for all shows are available through this link: mountmellickdramafestival.ie/festivalprogram2024/

Tickets are selling fast for this show so make sure to get yours before they’re gone! 🎉

🎭 Like, share and tag a friend to remind them to buy their tickets and let them know about this great show! 🎭

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