TYs Present Oliver!
St. Paul’s Transition Year students have recently performed their production of ‘Oliver to great acclaim in front of over 1000 members of the public. The students and teachers have put months of preparation into this show and it has definitely paid off.
We had our dress rehearsal on Wednesday 9th of December and some of the members of the gospel choir and Fr. Liam Merrigan, came along to watch us. We did two matinée performances, one on Thursday 9th and one on Friday 10th December. Teachers and students from St. Peter’s National School and Lackagh National School came to our matinée performance on Thursday, and Scoil Eimhin Naofa, St, John’s School and Kildangan National School came to watch us on the Friday. Service users and staff from Moore Abbey, Muiriosa Services also came to the performance on the Friday. The matinée performance went a lot smoother on Friday but they both went well and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.
After each of the matinée performances we had our actual shows. We were all very nervous on the Thursday night as it was the first night and we hadn’t done a full run through without any mistakes, but the show was amazing! It went really well with no mistakes. Everyone had a great time and seemed to really enjoy the show.
The pressure was on for Friday night after Thursday had gone so well. Thankfully the show went just as well as the night before if not better! It was an incredible experience that we are all so proud and happy to have been a part of.
On behalf of all the transition year students of St. Paul’s Secondary School, Monasterevin I’d like to say a huge thank you to every single person who came to see our show. Also a BIG THANK YOU to all of our sponsors, too many to mention, but all of whom were mentioned on the Show Programme seen by all of those who attended. Thank you to all the teachers and staff along with the many students who helped us with the show. A special thank you to our three directors, Ms. Murray, Ms. Barrett and Mr. Keenan, as without all of their hard work this show would never had happened.
By Sarah Roche (TY Student)