“Widows’ Paradise” by Ulster playwright, Sam Cree centres around five women, most of whom are widows, as they arrive at a caravan for a ‘girls only’ weekend away. As they settle in, they make a vow to have nothing to do with men. Ever! However, as the evening progresses, the arrival of some male company throws their plans into disarray.
This is a hilarious comedy written by one of Northern Ireland’s most prolific writers of farce.
The production sees a host of new talent making their debut on the Little Theatre stage, including Olive Robinson as Ruby, Sinead Waterstone as Lucy, Angelina Treglia as Rachel, Saoirse Mulvihlll as Sylvia, Michael McGlone as Wilfred and Oisin Foley and Chris Hurley sharing the role of Alan.
Completing the line-up are the well-seasoned and ever-entertaining Pat Canty, Paul Slevin, Joan Larkin and John Elliot.
The director is Joe MacCarrick whose previous credentials include See How They Run (2012) and The Chastitute (2013) and Jean Farrell’s popular play The Six Marys.
Geoff Boles’ imaginative and intricate set is a delight in itself, with atmospheric lighting and sound design by Paddy Martin. The whole cast has benefitted from the advice of character coach Ray Collins, and stage management is in the capable hands of Nessa O’Callaghan.