Blue Moon Spells

This Saturday, 28th May, sees Ballyraine Drama Group performing in The Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely a new play, written specially for them “Blue Moon Spells”. The story of a coven of young witches, who, tired of doing their own housework decide to conjure up robots to relieve them of the drudgery. When their former mentor discovers what they are trying to do, she warns them that due to the prevailing blue moon their spell may not work exactly as they planned. The resulting failure of their spell leads to the apparition of skeletons and mischief.

Along with the play, the group are showing both of their films “New Beginnings” the story of Vampires, Aliens and the rocky path of True Love followed by “Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Cutbacks” both of which premiered in the Gaiety Cinema, Arklow to great acclaim.

Ballyraine Drama Group comprises of actors with and without intellectual disability. A truly collaborative group the actors brainstorm for themes for all their performances and rework the scripts to ensure that the end result will be the best that they can produce.

The actors are all truly excited at this new venture – this will be the first time that their audience will not be entirely made up of families, friends and peers. They are hoping that the audience at The Courthouse Arts Centre will enjoy the entertainment and look forward to seeing them on the night.

The screening of the first film “New Beginnings” will commence at 8pm followed by “Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Cutbacks” and concluding with “Blue Moon Spells” with a short Q & A session afterwards.

Tickets may be booked by email on or by calling the box office on 0402 38529. Book early to avoid disappointment!

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