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 - 5.pm); 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
THE MANDARIN Clive Welsh
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 www.shellconnections.org 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.

Thursday, November 27, 2003

Youth Singer Songwriter Night 

Looking for the next Norah Jones or Jeff Buckley
Kildare Youth Theatre @ Crooked House is hosting another Singer Songwriter Night in Riverbank Arts Centre on Tuesday 20th January. If you are aged between 15 and 25 and would like to perform five to fifteen minutes of your material live for your peers, then send in the following details to Crooked House:
YOUR NAME, AGE, ADDRESS, TELEPHONE NUMBERS. State briefly how long you've been playing, composing or performing. If you have gigged before please mention the details of this. If you have a sample of your work (CD, cassette, minidisc) please send that in.
Post to KYT, Crooked House, Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, County Kildare. Entries welcome from all over. If you are just beginning you are welcome to apply as well.

Thursday, November 20, 2003

Talent Competition Time! 

Kildare Nationalist Youth Talent Competition
It's almost time again for another monster talent competition, featuring acts from all over the county. Check out the 'Workshops and Annual Schedule' section of this KYT section for details and downlaod an entry form.
This year we're delighted to have the Kildare Nationalist on board as title sponsor; and first prize of €400 is sponsored by Newbridge Credit Union; 2nd prize of €250 is sponsored by Permanent TSB in Newbridge; and 3rd prize of €150 is sponsored by Crooked House.
The competition runs in Riverbank from 8th - 10th January 2004.

Romeo and Juliet - get your tickets now! 

Romeo and Juliet - 9th to 13th December
Kildare Youth Theatre @ Crooked House
8.00pm (and also Sat 3.00pm matinee)
Tickets: €10 and €8.
Booking: 045 448333
Directed by Peter Hussey and Darren Donohue, Shakespeare’s timeless and tragic tale of star-cross’d lovers is performed by the 50 strong company of young actors.
The play examines what happens when two teenagers break with tradition and try to love each other rather than hate each other. In the adult world where war, vengeance and violence are normal, their love is revolutionary, fierce, and doomed.
Group bookings are available – please enquire at box office

Thanks to Adam 

All of us in the office would like to thank Adam Conroy from KYT for doing his two weeks' work experience with us. He has been hugely helpful, and we will miss him when he returns to Transition Year in Naas CBS.
If anyone else would like to do their work experience with us please feel free to contact us!

Wednesday, November 19, 2003

Shell Connections Plays Chosen 

We have decided to do Boat Memory, The Willow Pattern, and Scenes From Abroad: Where I Come From by Mike Williams. Scripts are available from Peter in the office. Casting will occur in late December.

Tuesday, September 23, 2003

Romeo and Juliet - 9th to 13th December 

Kildare Youth Theatre @ Crooked House
8.00pm (and also Sat 3.00pm matinee)
Tickets: €10 and €8.

Booking: 045 448333

Directed by Peter Hussey and Darren Donohue, Shakespeare’s timeless and tragic tale of star-cross’d lovers is performed by actors who are – unusually in Irish theatre – the same age as their characters. Most productions are delivered by adults pretending to be teenagers. This is a fast and racy production, performed with conviction by the accomplished young actors who wowed critics in London in the summer.

The play examines what happens when two teenagers break with tradition and try to love each other rather than hate each other. In the adult world where war, vengeance and violence are normal, their love is revolutionary, fierce, and doomed.

Group bookings are available – please enquire at box office

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