Moville gets extra reading of The
DUE to public demand,
there will be a special additional reading by
husband and wife Stanley Townsend and Orla Charlton
of Brian Friel’s The Yalta Game at 2.30pm on Sunday
the 19th of August at St. Eugene’s Hall in Moville.
Written by Brian Friel, The Yalta Game is based on a
theme from a short story by Russian writer Anton
Chekhov, who was a great influence on the Irish
playwright. The play tells the story of an
accountant who goes on holiday on his own to a
seaside resort and has a brief affair with a young
woman. When they return home, they become obsessed
and vow to meet again.
Actor Stanley Townsend and Orla
Charlton who perform in 'The Yalta Game' by Brian
Friel at St. Eugene's Hall in Moville this Sunday, 19 August.
The final weekend of
Lughnasa FrielFest from 17-19 August sees stars from
‘James Bond’, ‘Harry Potter’, ‘The Fall’, ‘Derry
Girls’ and ‘Doctor Who’ congregate on both sides of
the border to celebrate the work of playwright Brian
Presented by Arts Over Borders, highlights of the
final weekend include a promenade version of Brian
Friel’s Faith Healer with Olivier Award winners Rory
Kinnear, Laura Donnelly and Toby Jones in Glenties,
Ardara and Portnoo.
Readings from Emily Wilson’s translation of The
Odyssey on beaches on both sides of the border have
proved to be a huge festival hit, and the final two
will feature actress Frances Barber in Magheroarty
and Lisfannon beaches from 18-19 August at 5pm and
FrielFest is all about celebrating writing and the
festival is delighted to welcome Lisa McGee, the
writer of the comedy hit Derry Girls to Magee
College, Ulster University, at 7.30pm on 17 August
and England's greatest playwright and screenwriter
of his generation Jez Butterworth (Jerusalem, The
Ferryman, Spectre) to An Grianan Theatre,
Letterkenny at 2pm on 18 August.
The festival comes to a close with an international
song recital by one of the world's finest young
baritones, Andrei Bondarenko from the Ukraine, in
the stunning eastern orthodox like setting of St.
Columba's Church, Long Tower Derry, at 8pm on 19
August, in a concert of Rachmaninov, Rimsky Korsakov
For tickets and further information on all Lughnasa
FrielFest events, please visit