Friday 30th November - Sunday 2nd
Kenmare Choral Festival
see www.kenmarechoralfestival.com for detail of events
Choirs to register at the Carnegie Arts Centre on Friday 30th November
Saturday 1st November - 8pm
Kenmare Choral Festival's Celebration of
'The Empty Orchestra' performing to
Director: Charlie Chaplin
Our Monthly 3pm MatineeWhite Christmas (USA 1954), 120mins
Admission free - Donations welcome.
Light refreshments provided by Harrington's Bakery
Charles Condomine is a successful novelist. Ruth is his charming, strong-willed wife. In order to conduct research for Charles’ latest book, they invite a medium to their home to perform a séance, expecting that the eccentric psychic, Madame Arcati, will be a humorous shyster. Well, she is humorous – in fact, her boisterous character practically steals the show! However, her ability to connect with the dead is genuine.
After prancing about the room reciting nursery rhymes, Madame Arcati summons a ghost from Charles’ past: Elvira – his first wife. Charles can see her, but no one else can. Elvira is flirtatious and catty. She enjoys insulting Charles’ second wife.
At first Ruth thinks her husband has gone insane. Then, after watching a vase float across the room (thanks to Elvira), Ruth accepts the strange truth. What follows is a darkly funny competition between two women, one dead, one living. They battle for the possession of their husband. But as the haunting and the hollering continue, Charles begins to wonder if he wants to be with either woman at all.
Tickets €12/€10 (students)
Mr Condomine - Denis Healy
Mrs Condomine - Emer Guihan
Elvira - Sharon Godfrey
Dr Bradman - Mike Harrington
Mrs Bradman - Jackie Langley
Edith - Annemarie