Past Productions

Ad Hoc Theatre Group Drama GroupAND THEN THERE WERE NONE
A Murder Mystery, written by Agatha Christie.
Directed by Elza Margrain.
Performed in Ballyearl Courtyard Theatre and The Braid – 2014.
Ten people have been invited to a remote island.  None of them know each other – who, if any, leaves the island?
A very popular play.  It was lovely to receive many positive comments from our audience.

 
 

Ad Hoc Theatre Group Drama GroupNATURAL CAUSES
A Black Comedy, written by Eric Chappell.
Directed by Elza Margrain.
Performed at Ballyearl Courtyard Theatre and The Braid, Ballymena – 2015.
Celia is suicidally depressed.  Her husband Walter is in love with his secretary.  Vincent, a purveyor of poison.  Withers the Samaritan.  Expect the unexpected.
You could hear the audiences’ intake of breath when the poisoned glass was taken by ………. who?
 
 
 

Ad Hoc Theatre Group Drama GroupTHE THESPIANS NEST AND 3 ONE ACT PLAYS
The Thespians Nest written and directed by Tom Sampson.
Theatrical Digs and Cupboard love written by Jean McConnell, directed by Ricky Moore
Josie’s Class written and directed by Bob Margrain.
Performed in the Old Courthouse Theatre, Antrim – 2015
The Thespians Nest – set in a retirement home for retired Actors and features a team of lovable, if cheeky characters and their antics.  You’re only as young as you feel…. and oohhh the scandal of it all.
Theatrical Digs – Maggie and Pascaline soon find out what they have in common.
Cupboard Love – Two fitness enthusiasts soon discover they have something else in common.
Josie’s Class – Josie’s fitness class gets some bad news

 
 
 

Ad Hoc Theatre Group Drama Group

THE BLIND FIDDLER
Written by Marie Jones.
Directed by Jimmy Murray.
Performed in the Braid 2012.
The play was set in N. Ireland early 1970s and 30 years later.
Throughout the play Kathleen Gormley, daughter of  pub owner Pat Gormley and her upwardly mobile mother Mary, reflects about her family as she pieces together the family’s story.
 
 
 
 

Ad Hoc Theatre Group Drama GroupPLAY ON
A hilarious comedy by Rick Abbott.
Directed by Bob Margrain.
Performed in Ballyearl Courtyard Theatre and The Braid in 2012.
The local drama group attempt to put on a play called ‘Murder Most Foul’.  As can be guessed – it doesn’t go to plan.  The Writer keeps changing the script, the actors get tangled up in the props, get drunk and generally create havoc.  Anybody think this rings a bit true to life?
 
 
 

06 Anyone for TaiChiDROPPING IN FOR TEA
An off-beat comedy, Written and Directed by Gary Marrs.
This play was performed in the One Act Drama Festivals, 2011.
The 3 young gentlemen involved in the play were each awarded a ‘Certificate of Merit’ by the Drama Association.  Well done to them.
The play was set in Germany during World War 2 featuring 3 British airmen downed over Nazi Germany and their ensuing antics.
 
 
 
 

Ad Hoc Theatre Group Drama GroupFARNDALE LADIES DO MACBETH
Comedy by David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin Jnr.
Directed by Bob Margrain.
‘The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomens Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of ‘Macbeth”.  Say that after a few drinks.
What can go wrong, will go wrong as these enthusiastic (if a bit dippy) ladies endeavour to put on ‘Macbeth’ – as they see it.
A fun and chaotic play to take part in.  The dance scenes were something else.