Feathers to fly as Laois Open Door Theatre takes to Portlaoise stage

Feathers to fly as Laois Open Door Theatre takes to Portlaoise stage

Open Door cast set to wow Laois audiences yet again

Laois Open Door Theatre, formed in 2000 and  based in Portlaoise,is an amateur drama group that has played an important part of Laois cultural scene for many years. It has staged many excellent theatrical productions ranging from  serious drama such as ‘Eclipsed’ by Patricia Broogan Burke to the dark comedies of Martin McDonagh The Cripple of Inishmaan’ and The Beauty Queen of Leenane to name but a few.

This season’s production is the  hilarious farce “Flying Feathers” by Derek Benfield  .

The play is set in the country residence of the late Rev. Bernard Potterton who had gone to  join  a religious commune in Scotland . In his absence the new housekeeper Mrs Winthrop has used her initiative in a “creative manner” and has adapted the residence to meet “the needs” of her male visitors  resulting in hilarious confusion when Bernard’s brother Henry, a Chief Constable, arrives unannounced with his sister Sarah. This leads to hilarious comings and goings and when Bernard turns up alive the household is thrown into further chaos.


Sarah Potterton: Gemma Mahon 

Henry Potterton: Aaron Shiel

Mrs.Winthrop: Caroline Larkin

Polly: Sarah O’Sullivan

Debbie: Roisín Byrne

Sally:Jane Doheny

Roger Featherstone: Dermot Muldowney 

Mr.Tunnicliffe: Michael Creagh

Visitor:  Colm O’Toole

Director: Eadaoin O’Connell 

Following on from our wonderful reception last year in the Dunamaise Arts Centre with the comedy ‘It’s the Real McCoy’ we are eagerly awaiting our visit there on Fri.8th & Sat 9th of March with our

production of “Flying Feathers”

So join us for an evening  of light-hearted entertainment guaranteed to put a smile on your face.