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Queens of the Island Field will be performed at the Lime Tree Theatre

Queens of the Island Field will be performed at the Lime Tree Theatre

A group of teenage girls from King’s Island have teamed up with the Moyross Community Drama Group and The Gaff to write and star in Queens of the Island Field, a play that offers two very different perspectives on life St. Mary’s Parish, Limerick.

Queens of the Island Field is the result of a partnership between Limerick Youth Service, St. Mary’s Women’s Group, Moyross Community Drama Group and The Gaff.

Queens of the Island Field features stories from the women of the parish and features Field of Dreams, written by Mike Finn and directed by Joan Sheehy, a lyrical tribute to life in St. Mary’s Park in the 1950s and 1960s.

The play is inspired by stories gathered and from conversations had, over a number of years, between community groups and artists associated with The GAFF, a performance resources space on Cecil Street in the city.

‘Queens of the Island Field is a strong representation of life over a number of generations in St. Mary’s Parish,’ said LYS’s Gillian Boland adding ‘audiences will be charmed and entertained as both texts are peppered with plenty of comedy!’

The play includes teenage girls from Limerick Youth Service’s youth groups in the King’s Island area who are affectionately known as ‘D’island Girls.’

‘They have had a very busy few months rehearsing for the play and should be extremely proud of their work and contribution,’ said Gillian. “Queens of the Island Field is a strong representation of life over a number of generations,” she added.

The premiere of Queens of the Island Field takes place on Tuesday, November 28 at 8 pm with two more shows the following nights, Wednesday & Thursday respectively.

Tickets are priced at €10/8 are available at www.limetreetheatre.ie or by calling 061953400.

Founded in 2014, The Gaff is an artist-driven theatre resource that enables people to develop their artistic talent.

The Moyross Community Drama Group was established in 2015 to support and encourage local people who were interested in the arts and acting. 

A member of Youth Work Ireland, Limerick Youth Service remains committed to supporting and encouraging young people to be active participants in shaping their futures.

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