Athlone Little Theatre presents three fantastic one-act comedies directed by from left, Paddy Martin, Hélène Lepaon, and Clive Darling from November 29 to December 6 next at 8pm. There’s a Sunday matinee only on December 3 at 3pm. Book your tickets now on www.athlonelittletheatre.

Three one-act comedies for Athlone Little Theatre

It may be dark and dreary outside, but Athlone Little Theatre is determined to bring some much-needed fun and laughter to the town in the run-up to Christmas.

The busy theatre troupe, based in St Mary's Place, is busily preparing to present three fantastic one-act comedies directed by Hélène Lepaon, Clive Darling and Paddy Martin from November 29 to December 6 next at 8pm. Again as part of this run, there is a Sunday matinee on December 3 at 3pm. Book your tickets NOW on

In 'Dear Diva' by Jan Harris and directed by Hélène Lepaon, middle-aged Frances (Linda Butler) is ecstatically awaiting the arrival of legendary mega star of stage and screen Ezzlie Harlow (Michelle Kelly) to her humble home. Both the fan and the big star are in for shocks, betrayal and a reversal of fortune, as they learn from each other to be careful what you wish for. Ronan McGrane completes the cast as the taxi driver.

In the second production, 'Louie's Daughter' by Frederick Stroppel and directed by Clive Darling, the action centres around a typical corner bar, where regulars A.G. (Martin Kelleher) and Woody (Brian Foy) enjoy the male camaraderie of friendly insults, unsolicited opinions and pointless conversation. But their comfortable everyday routine is disrupted by the unexpected presence of a pretty female bartender Donna, played by Ekiñe Azcárate.

'Melody' by Deirdre Kinahan, directed by Paddy Martin, is a quirky play focusing on the peculiar passions shared by a bachelor Mr Kane (Ronan Flynn) and widow Kathleen (Gráinne Moore). These two lonely souls realise they share many common interests including classical music, ham and cheese sandwiches and much, much more.

The cast on-stage are indebted to all the hard work backstage to bring the productions to fruition, so big thanks go to stage manager Bróna McCormack, alongside her backstage crew of Maresa Kelly, Ronan McGrane and Joanna Grobosz. Paddy Martin is responsible for lighting and sound design, with lighting and sound operation by John Allen and Katie Lynch.

Athlone Little Theatre is a very thankful to some special friends who assisted with much needed props. Grateful thanks go to Ann Flannery for her invaluable support with the productions.

'Dear Diva', 'Louie's Daughter' and 'Melody' are presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.

For a great Christmas night out full of laughs and fun, book your tickets now on or Eventbrite.