NEARLY fourteen years since it first opened its doors, An Grianán Theatre is fast approaching its one millionth customer.
Under the guidance of its director, Ms Patricia McBride, the Letterkenny Theatre has been a huge success story since opening in 1999.
An Grianán Theatre is now getting ready to celebrate its one millionth customer. It’s a momentous milestone for the team many of whom, like Ms McBride, have been with the theatre from the beginning.
Box Office and Marketing Manager, Daithi Ramsay, hinted that the forthcoming DruidMurphy production of two of Tom Murphy’s plays were the most likely show to produce that magical one millionth ticket.
“The way the numbers are going I’m guessing it’ll be a ticket for the DruidMurphy plays at the end of the month which brings up the millionth customer, which in a way seems fitting.
“We set out from the beginning with the aim to provide the best of local, national and international shows and Druid fits the bill so well.
“They won the Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Theatre Production recently, they are acclaimed internationally and have North West actor Judith Roddy in the cast.
“We’ve always been driven to bring the people of Donegal the best and we’ve had some incredible shows over the years from the likes of Druid, The Abbey, The Perm State Ballet, Bill Bailey, Jack Dee, The Blind Boys of Alabama, The Frames which are just some of my personal highlights, I’m sure everyone else has their own favourite show from the past fourteen years.”
Mr Ramsay said since the theatre opened people have no longer had to go to Dublin or Belfast to see top quality performers.
He said: “We’re very proud of the work we’ve done, and the place that An Grianán holds in the hearts of so many Donegal people. We are really looking forward to welcoming our millionth customer through the doors.”
The lucky customer who buys the millionth ticket will receive the following complimentary prizes: Two tickets to all plays at An Grianán Theatre for a year; A Hotel Break at the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny; A Meal for Two at Sargasso Restaurant in Letterkenny; six bottles of An Grianán Theatre’s exclusive beer ‘Rustbucket Ale’ brewed in Donegal especially for An Grianán Theatre by Kinnegar Brewing; Lunch for two in the Eatery Cafe at An Grianán.
To be in with a chance to be An Grianán Theatre’s One Millionth customer all you have to do is buy tickets for an event at the popular Letterkenny venue.