New Ross Drama Workshop

The Lover

by Harold Pinter

Sunday Afternoon,

3 December 2023

1.00 p.m. Start

(Length of Play: 50 Minutes)

Please note: no food or drink will be allowed in the theatre during any performance, as this is a competition.

The Play

The Lover follows the married couple Richard and Sarah as they struggle for balance and control, each bending the rules and risking instability as they come dangerously close to destruction. A respectable businessman, Richard leaves for work every day and agrees not to return before six so that Sarah can enjoy her lover after lunch. He visits a call girl in this time. However, when Richard suggests the four of them meet, the role-playing games get out of hand and lead to unexpected conflict. The lover tires of his mistress and their worlds collide.

The Cast


Edward Hayden


Brid Moloney


Peter O'Connor



Peggy Hussey

Stage Manager

Margaret Rossiter


Kitty Warren

Set / Props

Catherine O'Connor
Kate O'Keeffe

Lighting & Sound

John Caulfield

The Group

The New Ross Drama Workshop was formed over 40 years ago. Our dramatic home is in St. Michael’s Theatre, New Ross where over the past four decades we have presented an eclectic range of plays including some Irish, English & American Classics, in house new writing, period dramas and box office comedies. Distilling a script, deciphering the authors intention, putting the different facets together as a shared endeavour and bringing drama to our community and our audiences, is what gives us our greatest delight.

The group have been competing on the one act festival circuit since 2016, and always enjoy travelling around the country competing in the qualifying festivals. The circuit has proved to be a great source of learning, stress, fun and adventure in equal measure for the group. Last year the group performed ‘Lovely Head’ by Neil La Bute and previous to that have performed ‘Wringer’, ‘Notes on Falling Leaves’, ‘Specter’, ‘The Tinkers Wedding’ and ‘Interior Designs’.

Cast and Crew Photo

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