Local drama group Stage Aid present the hilarious comedy ‘The Departure Lounge’ in the Newcastle Centre on Saturday 13 July 2013.
Written by local writer Armand Gaillard, ‘The Departure Lounge’ is set in a Nursing Home in a town somewhere in Northern Ireland. When two residents, James Allen and Henry Flannigan meet by chance, they discover that although very different characters and from different walks in life, they share the surnames of two famous Music Hall artists – ‘Flannigan and Allen’ and decide to monopolise on their own new found musical talents.
Within the Nursing Home, not everyone shares Flannigan and Allen’s new-found enthusiasm and musical aspirations, preferring their regular keep-fit and bingo activities.
Although Henry had not planned to spend his days in a nursing home, he was not aware of the undercurrents that had led to his admission. Sometimes things aren’t always predictable and parting from the ‘Departure Lounge’ can indeed open a whole new chapter in life.
This play is an entertaining snap-shot of life in a Nursing Home, at times poignant but more often funny and uplifting. It has been described as, ‘An entertaining reality comedy which light-heartedly captures life in a Nursing Home and reminds us that laughter is often the best medicine.’
So book that seat by the window now, fasten your seatbelt and prepare for take-off!
It is worth noting that throughout its history, Stage Aid is proud that all of the people involved with the group give their time and services free. The personal generosity of each and every individual involved, continues to enable them to work towards their main objective of raising money for Third World charities, by staging the best possible productions with the minimum of expense.
Over the past number of years, as a result of this commitment and the support of the public who continue to follow each performance, Stage Aid has been able to donate over £50,000 pounds to Third World charities.
Contact Down Arts Centre at 028 44 610747.