Sunny side up ... Duleek Drama Players David Andrews, Guy Lynch, Susan Savage and Dympna McGuire in ‘Canaries’ by Bernard Farrell at the Droichead Arts Centre.

Sunshine and laughs as Duleek goes Canaries

It’s a sunshine holiday like no other as 'Canaries', the latest production by the Duleek Drama Players, hits the stage.

One of playwright Bernard Farrell’s funniest works will be on stage at Drogheda’s Droichead Arts Centre from Tuesday 31st May to 4th June, directed by Carmel Matthews.

Canaries tells the tale of three Irish couples on what becomes one unforgettable Spanish holiday – but not necessarily for the right reasons.

Not only are audiences guaranteed a great night out they will also be supporting the charities set to benefit from the Duleek Players performances this year.

These include the Red Cross Ukraine Appeal on 31st May, Drogheda Alzheimer Society on 1st June, Aoibheann’s Pink Tie, 2nd June and Niall Mellon Educate on 3rd June.

Full of bonhomie and buying drinks all around are party couple Richard, played by Guy Lynch, and Jane played by Dympna McGuire. In their gang are reluctant traveller full of moral scruples Tommy, played by David Andrews and Marie his keen-to-impress, status conscious wife, played by Susan Savage.

Along for the trip and playing his cards right is Marie’s wily old dad, played by Duleek Players stalwart Con McGinley.

Singletons, young, attractive Madeline, played by Kira Walsh and laugh-a-minute Fergus, played by Michael Duffy, meet at the airport and pair up for the holidays.

Adding to the comedy are German couple, psychology professor Gunter, played by Paul Davis and his assistant Erica, played by Maria Walsh.

Handsome barman Carlo, played by Thomas Kennedy, super-efficient tour guide Samantha, played by Colette McMullen, and the mysterious Contessa, played by Angela McCormick, complete the crew.

All is fun and games but as their holiday progresses each couple discovers that in a place where nobody knows you, nothing and no one is quite what they seem.

As secrets are revealed and true identities discovered this thoroughly entertaining farce will leave audiences crying with laughter.