Michael Dunbar wins national ‘Best Actor’ award

MICHAEL DUNBAR of Kilrush Drama Group won 'Best Actor' award at the RTE All-Ireland Drama Finals in Athlone. Pic; WexfordToday.com

Veteran actor Michael Dunbar of Kilrush Drama Group won the ‘Best Actor’ award for playing Thomas Dunne in ‘The Steward of Christendom’ at the RTE All-Ireland Drama Finals at the Dean Crowe Theatre in Athlone.
Michael’s success is well-deserved and comes as no surprise and his challenging role in Sebastian Barry’s play has generated rave reviews and he picked up many awards on the circuit.
Audiences have been fascinated by Michael’s performances and during the entire play he never leaves the stage and has a huge amount of dialogue!
He is a theatrical veteran with vast experience and has taken his talents to the national stage on many occasions.
Between 1994 and 2004, Michael was a leading member of Enniscorthy Theatre Group and during that period three national titles were celebrated in the shadow of Vinegar Hill.
There was further success for Wexford finalists and the John Butler Scholarship to D.L.I. Summer School went to Kevin McEvoy of Kilrush Drama Group for Set and Lighting Design for ‘The Steward Of Christendom’
Stageworks Summer School Scholarship winner was Cilian Tobin of Bridge Drama for playing Stanley in ‘Brighton Beach Memoirs’.

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