GILLAROO Players are taking to the stage with the hilarious ‘Widow’s Paradise’ next weekend.

When five women go off on an ‘anti-men’ weekend and end up in the wrong caravan, the scene is set for the fireworks to come. Add to the mix the fact that it belongs to a group of fishermen who return from a day’s fishing to find their caravan taken over!

Louise Rasdale returns to the stage as Ruby the most militant of the women (that is until she comes up against Harry played hilariously by Joe Walsh).

Liz Smith takes on the role of man mad Lucy who falls under the spell of Ernie, played by newcomer Lyndon Chivers.

The inimitable Joy Graham treads the boards as the put upon Rachel, while Terry O’Connell plays the part of ‘the big brute’, her long lost husband Wilfred.

The very posh Vanessa is undertaken by Dot Barlow, who shows Vanessa’s true colours by chasing any man in sight.

One of her targets is John McGonigle (Marty O’Brien) the local farmer who owns the caravan site.

When Sylvia (Ruby’s daughter) and Alan(Harry’s son) ably played by newcomers Rebecca Graham and Declan Rasdale, disappear into the night together, World War 3 almost erupts! Tickets are selling fast.

The play opens on Thursday, October 8, at 8pm, with subsequent nights on Friday, October 9, and Saturday, October 10.

Bookings can be made by phoning Mary Keown on 02868658401 and admission is by ticket only, which can be reserved and collected at the door.