Fintona Amateur Dramatic Society presents ‘Stop it Nurse’

‘Stop it nurse’ promises belly laughter

THIS YEAR, Fintona Amateur Dramatic Society celebrates its 30th anniversary with a production of the comedy ‘Stop it Nurse’ by Sam Cree.

Performances will take place in St Patrick’s Hall, Fintona on Friday 22, Saturday 23 and Sunday 31 during March at 8pm nightly.

Suitable for all ages, the play promises much-needed belly laughter and sore ribs.

The show is set in the men’s surgical ward of a hospital which is run by the stern ward sister who is aided by hard working nurse Holmes and the not so bright trainee Freda Ferguson The play tells the story of opposing supporters and who collide on the way into the Ulster Final. Their hospitalisation ends the peaceful stay of the agreeable Bert Cooper and Harry Smiley who has a strange sense of humour and likes to see pain inflicted on others. When the eccentric spinster and hospital visitor Miss Cherry distressed Phyllis and her tank-like brother Mad McGurk together with cantankerous Martha Cooper and Bert’s bit on the side Dolores are added to the equation things take a hysterical turn! You have a recipe for hilarious madness and mayhem all in the setting of the hospital ward from hell – the perfect antidote for the current doom and gloom!

The society was founded in 1983 started out with a production of ‘All the Kings Horses’ and in the ensuing years performed many famous plays such as ‘The Field’ and ‘Sive’.

Many local ‘characters’ contributed to the success of the society over the years, none more so than the recently deceased Dessie Campbell. Dessie, one of the founding members and secretary of the society, was the driving force behind its success and is sorely missed.


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