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A rehearsed reading of Francis Harvey's play 'Farewell to Every White Cascade' will take place in the Abbey Arts Centre, Ballyshannon, on November 7th as the opening event of the Allingham Arts Festival. The reading will be recorded live on the night in the presence of an audience, complete with sound effects. The prize-winning play was written for radio, and was broadcast on RTÉ in the late 60s, as well as the BBC and many other radio stations around the world thereafter.

'Farewell to Every White Cascade' tells the story of how the building of the hydro electric station in Ballyshannon affected the lives of the members of one family. A very evocative piece of writing by a skilled writer, the play shows the conflicting emotions faced by people as the young Irish state struggled to find its feet in the 20th Century.

The players are Conor Carney, Ben Daly, Audrey Davitt and Terence McEneaney.  The producer is Carl Duggan.

The production is part of the Allingham Festival's celebration of Harvey's life and work, which includes a panel event on the following Friday night.

Tickets will go on sale in early October and early booking is advised.


Not to be missed!


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