TADS is a member of D.L.I.
(Drama League of Ireland)

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We really appreciate the help and support extended to us by Emmet and his staff at Hugh Lynch's lounge. We would love to see our followers sample their hospitality, you won't be disappointed!

Tullamore Amateur Dramatic Society has been involved in bringing drama to Tullamore for around 38 years. Before that Tullamore 'Runners' group was a well known and successful group of players in the town.

Productions down the years have included all aspects of drama, from one act to full plays and has included all genres from farce to serious drama.

Despite not having a permanent home our group has played to full houses in venues as varied as Charleville Castle, The Bridge House Hotel, Sacred Heart School, The Tullamore Court Hotel as well as many other small venues.

While not having a base is a difficulty, the enthusiasm of the group members has ensured that there has always been at least one production every year. We have been greatly assisted in this by the generosity of Hugh Lynch's Bar & Lounge who have always provided us with a venue for rehearsals, meetings and smaller productions. We really appreciate this support.

Like so many other groups in the Tullamore area we fully support the ongoing efforts to provide our County Town with a dedicated and fully functional Arts Centre.

Meanwhile, we are busy with preparations for our next production which will be the very well known "The Year Of The Hiker" by John. B. Keane. This will be staged in the Spring of 2020 at a venue yet to be decided.

TADS is a great home for anyone with and interest in drama, not just acting but all of the many varied aspects of putting on a show from production to sound & lighting, set design and building and the multitude of supporting roles required to make each production run smoothly. So if being involved in drama appeals to you why not take a look at our "Contact Us" page to see how you can "put a little drama in your life" by getting involved with T.A.D.S. New members are always welcome!

Watch this space for more news on "The Year Of The Hiker" (Coming soon)

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The Year of the Hiker
(by John B. Keane)

The Year of the Hiker written in 1963 by John B. Keane, tells the moving story of a man nicknamed the Hiker who returns home looking for forgiveness from the family he walked out on 20 years ago.

The Story begins with his son Simey being urged by no-nonsense Aunt Freda to get ready for his sister’s wedding to Dr. William Dolly. The family’s thoughts slip back to the Hiker’s absence, and his wife Kate laments that Joe should not have to be giving his sister away. Nobody seems to know why the Hiker went after eight years of marriage. Hardest hit was Kate who withered in loneliness and shame, and Joe, who recalls the patience his father had for him and his devastation at being abandoned.