UHW Theatre Group’s “A Christmas Carol on Craggy Island”

University Hospital Waterford Theatre Group, the only group of its kind in the country, is to stage ‘A Christmas Carol on Craggy Island’ at the Theatre Royal on Friday and Saturday, November 23rd and 24th (8pm). Its eighth production, written and directed by Bridie Hodge with Ann Cody as Musical Director, this will be the second successive year in which the group will stage the Father Ted-inspired story, with proceeds from this year’s production being donated to Down Syndrome Ireland and Waterford Autism Social and Sports Action (WASSA). To date, the UHW Theatre Group has raised a fantastic total of €38,000 for a range of worthy causes.

Eddie O'Donnell (Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist at UHW) will star in UHE Theatre Group's 'A Christmas Carol in Craggy Island' as Bishop Brennan.

Eddie O'Donnell (Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist at UHW) will star in UHE Theatre Group's 'A Christmas Carol in Craggy Island' as Bishop Brennan.


Consultants and GPs in addition to a plethora of nurses, midwives, care assistants, secretaries scientists, physiotherapists, supply officers and occupational therapists in UHW, Whitfield Clinic (and beyond) make up the cast and chorus, aiming to entertain audiences yet again with their rib tickling antics in another of their signature comedies.
The parochial house will never be the same again after Ted, Dougal, Jack and Mrs Doyle, are lampooned into performing a play by order of Bishop Brennan.
The various nuns and priests who weave through the protagonists’ lives are all roped into the Bishop’s scheme to raise money for charity. The consequences are unsurprisingly dire yet side splitting as Jack and Dougal ensure that the Dickens classic carries more than a hint of high farce from start to finish .

Tickets are priced €21 and are available from the Theatre Royal Box Office
on 051-874402 or email boxoffice@theatreroyal.ie

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