PAST PRODUCTIONS

Since Windmill Players was founded in 2011, it has entertained and delighted audiences with it's performances.

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DON'T TELL THE WIFE (2018 - 2019)

"Don’t Tell the Wife", written by Sam Cree, is set in 1960’s Belfast in the Willis household where Edna Willis thinks she is happily married to Bobby.  But Bobby is about to turn 50, a dangerous age for a man, and he’s hankering after something young that can stick the pace. When he starts taking vitamin pills, Edna becomes convinced that Bobbie is interested in another woman.  Aided and abetted by her nosey neighbour, Isobel Tate, Edna decides to take in a lodger who turns out to be an attractive female French student Georgette Moreau.  Crazy misunderstandings follow and the cast of colourful characters: Bobbie’s workmate, Cyril, a Corporation official, a male escort, Cyril’s girlfriend, Hilda and a greyhound named Bridget, combined with twisted plots with hilarious results, make for a great night’s entertainment for all the family.

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TOM, DICK & HARRY (2017 - 2018)

Written by Ray Cooney, this is a hilarious story of three brothers, Tom, Dick & Harry. Tom and his wife are about to adopt a baby. His brothers are anxious to help make a good impression on the woman from the agency who has arrived to check on the home and lifestyle of the prospective parents. Unfortunately Dick, who has stashed boxes of smuggled brandy and cigarettes in the house, and Harry, who is in possession of a cadaver he is planning to sell illegally to a medical school, fail miserably. The adoption agency representative is aghast - and the illegal Croatian aliens who do not speak English are no help at all!

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IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY (2016 - 2017)

In this Ray Cooney farce, Dr. David Mortimore, renowned neurologist, is about to deliver the most important lecture of his life. A directorship in the hospital is certainly within reach!  Enter Jane Tate, ex-nurse and ex-girlfriend, with shocking news as to why she departed so hastily after their affair sixteen years and nine months ago. Not only is Dr. Mortimore the father of her daughter Leslie, but the tearaway teenager is now in reception baying to see her long lost father! 
David can ill-afford this distraction, especially as his wife Rosemary and his boss, Professor Vera Drake, are stalking the corridors of the hospital.  Trying to hold both his career and marriage together, the only solution for Dr. Mortimore is the help of his faithful friend Dr. Hubert Bonney and intern Dr. Mike Connolly.  What ensues is a dangerous web of expanding lies and manic cover-ups involving the hospital matron, a Garda sergeant, Dr. Bonney’s mother and absent-minded patient, Bill Lesley.  However, all ends happily – Leslie finds her father, Jane finds a husband and David gets his directorship in the hospital!

 
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CASH ON DELIVERY (2015 - 2016)

Michael Cooney's riotous farce features Eric Swan.  Aided by his Uncle George, and unbeknownst to his wife, Linda, Eric has pocketed thousands of pounds through fraudulent Social Welfare claims. When his lodger, Norman Bassett, opens the door to Mr Jenkins, the Social Welfare Inspector, deceptive mayhem follows.  This hilarious comedy also includes an undertaker, a bereavement counsellor, a psychiatrist, Norman's fiancee, a corpse, the ominous Ms. Cowper and a rather rebellious washing machine!

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SEPARATE BEDS (2014 - 2015)

One of Sam Cree's best known Irish comedies is full of colourful characters and chaos. Arthur and Claire Marshall are separated; but, for their daughter and blushing bride-to-be, they agree to act like a happily married couple to impress the strict, old-fashioned and soon-to-be Mother-in-Law. This is not an easy task when also dealing with a forgetful old Reverend, and a maid and painter who can't keep their hands off the drinks tray. Add a lusty neighbour after Arthur's affections and the results are hilarious!

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CUPID WORE SKIRTS (2013 - 2014)

Sam Cree’s three-act play follows the tribulations of widower Andrew Coulter’s love life. While undertaking a wager with his embittered sister-in-law, Andrew vows to find a wife and he places an advertisement in the personal ads. When three women accept Andrew’s proposal, he soon realises that his problems have only just begun and mayhem ensues!

 
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A WAKE IN THE WEST (2012 - 2013)

Michael J. Ginnelly's famous side-splitting comedy farce features Tom Healy.  After a life devoted to drink, it is no surprise that Tom's final wish is to be buried in the drink – at sea, that is. One by one, the neighbours, pour into Healy’s front room to ‘pay their respects', though not all come to pray!