Thursday, December 18, 2003

First meeting of Cast of Boat Memory 

meeting for half an hour on Monday 22nd December from 5.30pm - 6.00pm in order to draw up a rehearsal schedule for the next three months. It is important that you be able to participate at this meeting if you are in the Boat Memory cast, as we will be selecting times and dates to suit everyone's availability. Those needed are Aoife, Gillian, Ian, Neil, Eoin, Vince, Ross, Dessie and Joseph O'M.
See you then.

Wednesday, December 03, 2003

Singers Needed for KYT Christmas Choir 

Hark the Herald Angels.
It's that time of year again, when we deafen the ears of the Newbridge public with musical accounts of high angels, speaking mountains, and other hallucenogenic anthropomorphisms. So if you've got any kind of singing voice at all please put it to good use and join the KYT Christmas Choir. They will be meeting in Riverbank on Wednesday 10th Dec after school for an hour (4pm -; and on Monday 15th Dec from 6.30pm to 9.00pm; on Tuesday 16th Dec from 6.00pm to 7.30pm; and on Wednesday 17th Dec from 6.00pm to 7.30pm. Come to as many of these as you can.
Then we perform as follows: Sunday 21st Dec to Tuesday 23rd Dec; 3pm to 5pm in Tescos and 6pm - 10pm in Dunne's. There will be two groups so one will go to Tescos each day and the other go to Dunnes each day. You may, indeed, go to both if you wish. And if Mam and Dad want to sing too let's be having them.
Put these dates in your diary!

Monday, December 01, 2003

Provisional Cast Lists for Connections Plays 

Boat Memory by Laline Paull

Rev Wilson Joseph O’Malley
Captain Fitzroy Eoin Barnes
Hannah Bridges Aoife Whelan
Matthew Wilson Neil Connolly
York Minster Dessie Phillips
Fuegia Basket Gillian Harrington-Lynch
Jemmy Button Ian Hollinshead
Professor DonovanRoss Mac Mahon
Charles Darwin Vincent O’ Reilly
Schoolchildren / Villagers / Londoners: members of the company

The Willow Pattern by Judith Johnson

Narrator Sophie Cadogan
KNOON-SHE Emma-Jane Dempsey
MIN Treenie Curran
CHANG Joseph Byrne
TA-JIN Declan Armstrong
TA-JIN’S MUM Jill O’ Donnell
2 DOVES /The Ensemble, providing music, dancing, scenery, set and atmosphere: members of the company

Karamazoo (Female version) by Philip Ridley

Ace Orla Tinsley

Karamazoo (Male version) by Philip Ridley

Ace To be decided

Where I Come From: Scenes from Abroad, by Susan Williams by Richard Nelson

Narrator Sarah O’ Farrell
Emily Laura Mc Gann
Dan Sean Reid
Emma Deirdre O’ Donnell
Richard Colm Ivers
Jane Rachel Lally
Kathy Dayna O’ Reilly
Libby Alice Cunningham
Becca Karla Duffy / Kate O' Meara
Cat Lydia Farrell
Jill Anna Brennan
Henry Adam Conroy
Bill Terry Phipps

The chorus will work on both The Willow Pattern and Boat Memory.
The chorus are: Emer Doherty; Joanne Browne; Sinead Devlin; Susan Tinsley; Jeanette Walsh; Derek Walsh; Sophie Longwill; Orla Kelly; Aimee Hanks; Kirstin Armstrong; Patricia Sheridan; Gavin Armstrong; Jenni Mac Mahon; Jonathan Boothe; Noel Gannon.

Directors: Boat Memory Peter Hussey
Where I Come From Mary Duffin
The Willow Pattern Darren Donohue
Assistant Director: Yvonne O’ Hara
Designer: Ciarán Aspell

Scripts are available to download and to read from the Shell Connections website at on the Plays section. But you need to use the Shell Connections username and password to access them. If you don't remember these, email or text Peter for them - as they are not to be made available to the general public.

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