& the Seven Dwarves
22nd December 2016 - 7th January 2017
Come join ELTC as they bring to life the classic fairy-tale Snow White, for the first time in over 20 years!
Beautiful Snow White lives with Queen Evelyn in a grand palace but her life is far from that of a perfect princess. Joined by her best friend Silly Simon and childhood nurse, Nanny Nick-Nack, Snow White must learn to be brave and escape the clutches of her evil step-mother.
This production promises to be the greatest pantomime of the all. Filled with fun and laughter, toe-tapping songs, a beautiful girl, a nurturing Nanny, a very Silly Simon, a handsome young prince, three magical fairies and of course, seven little friends with very big hearts.
Who will succeed at becoming the fairest of them all? Book your tickets now to find out!
Dancing at Lughnasa
18th - 22nd April 2017
This extraordinary play is the story of the five unmarried Mundy sisters, eking out their lives in a small Irish village in 1936.
It is August, the time of the Festival of Lughnasa, a traditional harvest celebration that contains much drunkenness and dancing. However, while the community around them participates in these festivities, the Mundys remain isolated. Their existence is spare, interrupted by brief, colorful bursts of music from the radio -- their only connection to notions of romance and hope.
The action of the play is told through the memory of Michael Evans, as he remembers the five women who raised him: his mother and her four older sisters. He is only seven in 1936, the year his elderly uncle Jack, a priest, returns after serving for 25 years as a missionary in a Ugandan leper colony. For the young boy, two other disturbances occur that summer. First, the family acquires their first radio, which, through its music, transforms them from correct Catholic women to shrieking, stomping banshees in their own kitchen. Second, Michael meets his father for the first time -- Gerry Evans, a charming Welsh drifter who strolls up the lane and sweeps his mother away in an elegant dance across the fields. From these small events spring the cracks that destroy the foundation of the family forever.
Widely regarded as Friel's masterpiece, this haunting play is a tribute to the spirit and valor of the past. You certainly will laugh and you certainly will cry in the poignant Irish tale.
(Children 16 & under £11.50)
4th & 5th January All tickets £10.00
Ticket price includes 5% booking fee.