~Brideview Are Back With ‘Belfry’ by Billy Roche~

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Brideview are busy rehearsing in the Tallow Community Centre, three nights a week, in preparation for the play ‘Belfry’ by Billy Roche. Brideview’s chairman, Tomas Roche, is directing the acclaimed Wexford play which has a very strong cast of five.

The play, which is set in the vestry and belfry of a church, follows the story of the sacristan, Artie, who has spent his entire life caring for both the church and his ageing mother. Artie’s life, thus far, has passed him by and he has never really lived life to the full. However, things have suddenly gotten exciting for Artie (played by Gavin Hallahan), as he becomes a father figure to an altar-boy (played by Eoghan Hennessy) and finds himself falling in love with Angela (played by Denise O’Brien), a woman who helps out with decorating the church. Affections grow between Artie and Angela and they spend many nights together in the belfry. The romance, which has brought Artie to life, is cut short when Angela’s husband Donal (played by John Baldwin) finds out about the affair. All the while, the young priest, Fr.Pat (played by Conor Goulding) is struggling with his vocation and indeed his faith and looks to Artie for support.

The play which focuses on real life issues and real people is injected with subtle comedy and tender moments. ‘Belfry’ is truly a love story, a coming of age story and a story about the struggles of individuals who are searching for fulfillment.

This fantastic play opens in Tallow Community Centre on Saturday February 13th. It will be on again for the following two weekends – Fri 19th, Sat 20th & Thurs 25th, Fri 26th. Curtain 8.15pm.

If you are looking for a heart-warming, human story, then this is the play for you.

Brideview are busy rehearsing in the Tallow Community Centre, three nights a week, in preparation for the play ‘Belfry’ by Billy Roche. Brideview’s chairman, Tomas Roche, is directing the acclaimed Wexford play which has a very strong cast of five.

The play, which is set in the vestry and belfry of a church, follows the story of the sacristan, Artie, who has spent his entire life caring for both the church and his ageing mother. Artie’s life, thus far, has passed him by and he has never really lived life to the full. However, things have suddenly gotten exciting for Artie (played by Gavin Hallahan), as he becomes a father figure to an altar-boy (played by Eoghan Hennessy) and finds himself falling in love with Angela (played by Denise O’Brien), a woman who helps out with decorating the church. Affections grow between Artie and Angela and they spend many nights together in the belfry. The romance, which has brought Artie to life, is cut short when Angela’s husband Donal (played by John Baldwin) finds out about the affair. All the while, the young priest, Fr.Pat (played by Conor Goulding) is struggling with his vocation and indeed his faith and looks to Artie for support.

The play which focuses on real life issues and real people is injected with subtle comedy and tender moments. ‘Belfry’ is truly a love story, a coming of age story and a story about the struggles of individuals who are searching for fulfillment.

This fantastic play opens in Tallow Community Centre on Saturday February 13th. It will be on again for the following two weekends – Fri 19th, Sat 20th & Thurs 25th, Fri 26th. Curtain 8.15pm.

If you are looking for a heart-warming, human story, then this is the play for you.

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