This week at the Ardhowen Theatre, Conal Gallen returns with his hilarious stand-up comedy show, Funny Bits on Friday, February 24 and Saturday, February 25.

The Donegal man is known around the island of Ireland and the UK for his hilariously quick-witted, rib-tickling stories and comedy songs, so don’t miss the chance to laugh the whole night away with the comedian.

Valerie Whitworth facilitates an eight-week a capella course, singing simple uplifting and easy songs in three-part harmony, from Wednesday, March 1 to April 26, at 7pm (note there is no class on April 12).

Fermanagh Film Club presents ‘Hit The Road’ on Wednesday, March 1 at 8pm. Accompanied by a brilliant soundtrack, Panah Panahi’s thrilling debut feature is a treasure; tender, quirky, and laugh-out-loud funny. Get ready to take an unmissable journey along the dusty road of life.

All seats are sold for a night with Northern Ireland’s best-loved dysfunctional family in Give My Head Peace on Thursday, March 2 at 8pm.

Enniskillen Annual Drama Festival opens on Friday, March 3 at 8pm, with Pomeroy Players’ production of ‘Hen Night Epiphany’.

Five women come together to help clear out a run-down cottage a week before the wedding of its new owner, Una. But Una is keeping a secret that, if revealed, will destroy all hopes of having her dream wedding and living happily ever after ...

Rosemary Drama Group presents ‘Toast’ on Saturday, March 4. Based on the British Book Awards Biography of the Year, Toast is the story of Nigel Slater’s childhood, told through the tastes and smells he grew up with, and is a funny, touching and truthful portrait of a boy who finds the courage to follow his own recipe in life.

One of the most personal plays by the consummate voice of the American everyman, Arthur Miller’s ‘The Price’ is a riveting story about the struggle to make peace with the past and create hope for the future as two estranged brothers learn the cost of dividing the family spoils. Theatre 3 presents The Price on Sunday, March 5.

On Tuesday, March 7, Clontarf Players bring Oscar Wilde’s madcap farce about mistaken identities, secret engagements, and lovers’ entanglements, ‘The Importance of Being Ernest’. The play still delights readers more than a century after its 1895 publication and premiere performance.

Butt Drama return after last year’s huge success of ‘Dave Cotter’ and the very recent success of ‘Margaret’ with another new Shaun Byrne play, ‘Darkness Echoing’, on Wednesday, March 8.

Joe returns home to Donegal from London under a cloud to find his father seriously ill and is forced to deal with issues concerning his own young son’s passing some years earlier, helped by Marie, his father’s home help.

After last year’s stunning production of ‘All My Sons’, Ballyshannon Drama Society return with ‘A Delicate Balance’ by Edward Albee, on Thursday, March 9.

Agnes and Tobias, a wealthy middle-aged couple, have their complacency shattered when their long-time friends Harry and Edna appear at their doorstep, claiming an encroaching, nameless “fear” has forced them from their own home.

The festival’s penultimate night sees Newtownstewart Theatre Company bring ‘Midden’ to the Ardhowen stage on Friday, March 10. Midden is a sharp, funny, moving story of five women across three generations, and a prodigal daughter’s return.

The final performance on Saturday, March 11 comes from Bart Players with ‘One Man Two Guvnors’ by prizewinning playwright Richard Bean.

Each performance will be followed by an adjudication from Declan Drohan of the Association of Drama Adjudicators. The eight drama productions are competing for coveted nominations to both the AUDF Ulster Drama Finals and the ADCI All-Ireland Drama Finals and the winners will be announced on the final night. Note that some of the productions may include strong language and adult content. All performances start at 8pm.

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