Clanabogan Drama Circle, an amateur drama group based on the outskirts of Omagh, brings their award-winning production of the contemporary comedy, ‘Fortunes and Misfortunes’ (by playwright Jimmy Keary) to the Ardhowen theatre next Saturday, April 20.

Fresh from competing in Lislea Drama Festival, where Viv Grimley won the award for Best Newcomer, a group adjudicator’s award, a nomination for Stage Management, and a nomination for Best Director, these latest awards were preceded by other nominations and awards at the Newtownstewart Drama Festival.

The opening act of the play is set in ‘The Cosy Corner Café’ with Daisy Fortune (played by Veronica McAfee) sharing her disillusion with the drudgery of life as a waitress under the watchful eye of café owner, Gloria Harte (Nora O’Neill).

Daisy is joined on stage by irresponsible and grouchy waitress Gina Berry (Aoife Clerkin), who is dismayed with the lack of romance emanating from Daisy’s son, Nathan (newcomer Ruairí Hanratty).

In spite of the devoted attention from his mother and prospective girlfriend, Nathan’s affections lie in his beloved pet lizard, Kylie – leading to chaos and comedy...

These are just some of the actors and characters in store for audiences, with plenty of events and antics to come, courtesy of the award-winning drama group, and its talented cast and crew on both sides of the curtain.

While the skilled actors will be bringing the comic events to vibrant life, behind the scenes an equally talented crew, and skilled direction, has ensured a polished production lies ahead to entertain audiences.

Admission is £15, conc. £12, with tickets available for ‘Fortunes and Misfortunes’ through the Ardhowen website or at the theatre.