West Cork schools named for Bord Gáis Theatre finals

May 14th, 2017 2:04 PM

By Southern Star Team

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THE shortlist for the annual Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre Awards has been revealed and a number of West Cork schools have been included.

Scoil na mBuachaillí in Clonakilty has been shortlisted in the Best Original Production category for the school production of ‘Macbeth The Musical’. Judges commented that the production was ‘ambitious and brilliantly unique’.

Meanwhile, St Joseph’s National School in Skibbereen has been shortlisted in the Best Costume category for its costume creations in the 3rd and 4th class production of ‘Alice in Wonderland’. The judges noted that the costumes were ‘very beautiful and really sold the production’.

From 6th class at Ardagh boys’ national school in Rosscarberry, Tyler Abbey-Henning from  has been shortlisted in the Best Male Performance in a Leading Role category for his performance as Betty in the 6th class production of ‘A Bad Hair Day’. Judges praised Tyler for his entertaining performance.

 On Wednesday May 17th, shortlisted primary and secondary school students from across the county will gather at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre for a special Awards ceremony where the winners will be announced. 

RTÉ presenter Eoghan McDermott will host the event with selected schools getting the opportunity to perform on Ireland’s largest theatre stage on the day, making it a magical experience they won’t forget!

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