thecollector page 001Based on the classic novel by John Fowles, The Collector tells the story of how one man makes his fantasy a reality.

Frederick Clegg, a socially awkward young man that collects butterflies, becomes infatuated with the beautiful, unapproachable art student Miranda Grey. No longer content to watch from afar, Frederick does the unthinkable and resorts to "collecting" her. Their extraordinary relationship leads to electrifying results.

Directed by Ballyduff's Killian Collins, this award-winning production enjoyed a sold-out run at Central Arts, Waterford last summer and comes to Ballyduff for one night only.

"The performances are as good as it gets."
"Andrew Holden is spellbinding."
"Paula Weldon is superb."

"Both performers brought an intensity that fascinated."

Presented by Ground Floor Theatre Company and Central Arts Waterford. Kindly facilitated by Ballyduff Drama Group and West Waterford Drama Festival.

One night only in St Michael's Hall, Ballyduff on the 29th April, at 8.15 pm. Booking on 058 60456 2pm to 8pm. Tickets also available at the door on the night.


40th West Waterford Drama Festival
Friday 4th March to 12th March 2022. Check out the festival line up and a synopsis of the plays being performed.

Bookings: On 058 60456 from Monday 21st February 2022 - 2pm - 8pm

Festival Ticket prices:
Nightly tickets are €15 and concessions €10
Season Tickets are €90 and includes Festival Programme


If using Sat Nav, be careful when inputting. There are at least three Ballyduffs in County Waterford. In particular, there is a village called Ballyduff about five miles from Waterford City. This is not us! Coordinates 52° 08' 51" N, 8° 03' 06" W will get you pretty near the correct Ballyduff! more


About The Festival

Since 1981, West Waterford Drama Festival is held in Ballyduff during March. Over three decades of dramatic excitement, community endeavour, investment in friendship and sheer good fun. All driven by an ethos of volunteerism, community and good humour. more

Supported by Waterford City &
County Council's Arts Festivals Grants