Goodbye to the Hill comes to Ballyfermot

Goodbye to the Hill comes to Ballyfermot

By Maurice Garvey

A PRODUCTION of the classic Lee Dunne novel Goodbye to the Hill, will play out in Cherry Orchard and Ballyfermot over the next two weekends, reports Maurice Garvey.

Basement Productions are staging a three-night run in Orchard Community Centre tonight, from Friday, April 20 to April 22.

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Brenda Mitchell and Adrienne Maguire in Goodbye to the Hill. Picture from Sonia Redmond Zhao

The next weekend, it will be staged at Familibase, Blackditch Road, from April 28 to 30.

The play forms part of the Ballyfermot 70th birthday celebrations, and the show starts at 8pm each night.

Billy Mangan, from Basement Productions, said the Irish classic, is a “coming of age tale’, set in the Dublin tenements.

“It is the story of a young lad growing up in a working-class area,” said Billy.

“We are a non-profit group who have been trying to bring theatre to Ballyfermot for 20 years, performing in venues and pubs. We were a big part of the Passion Project (in 2016).

“For the 70th celebrations, we have been working with Brokentalkers (theatre company).”

All tickets are €7 and can be bought at Orchard Community Centre, Ballyfermot Library, or by ringing 087 279 6993.

Patrons are advised the performance is not suitable for children.

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