Bardic Theatre scoop top awards in Russia

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Dungannon’s Bardic Theatre have scooped prestigious awards at the closing ceremony of the second Martin McDonagh International Festival in Perm, Russia with their production The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh.

Their production, directed by Sean Faloon, was awarded ‘Best acting ensemble’ and cast member Frances Jordan scooped ‘Best Supporting Actress’.

“It’s a great testimony to the talent we have here at Bardic and indeed the Mid-Ulster area to come to Russia, a place where we’re virtually unknown, and return home with not just one but two awards,” said Sean. “The festival really appealed to us because it celebrated and appreciated McDonagh and his works. His plays really capture the essence of Irish life in days gone by and the themes he explores are clearly universally appealing to everyone based on how far theatre companies came from to perform the festival.”

Bardic Theatre are the first ever Irish company to take part in the festival which ran over a full week.