This years TY musical was a fantastic success. Congratulations to all involved on an amazing production of Oliver.
Thank you so much to our director, Ms. Hogan, our musical director, Ms. Cruise and Joe our choreographer. We couldn’t have done it without all your direction, patience and dedication.
Thank you to the orchestra, back stage crew, lighting and sound, make-up, programme creators and costume makers. The sets were brilliant – thank you to Ms. Kearney and the TY art students. A big Thank you to our TY coordinator Ms. Tayor for all your help and support throughout Transition Year. We have had a ball and wish we could do it all again.
Thank you to Ms. Cogan, Ms. O’Donohue and all the staff for their support. We hope all the staff and pupils enjoyed the show and best of luck to next years 4th years.
Aisling Twohig gives us an insight into her experience of doing the show:
“When I got the part of ‘Bill Sykes’ I was ecstatic. Every part in the show was chosen really well… There was hard work, stress and exhaustion but we all had great craic preparing for opening night. All those funny moments at rehearsals will stay with us forever. Finally the night of the show came, we were all shaking with nerves but we helped each other through. It all went so fast.
To next years fourth years: enjoy every second, it will really go by in the blink of an eye.
Oliver Twist was definitely the best part of transition year. I will carry all those memories with me forever, we all will.”
“I was so grateful to Ms. Hogan and Ms. Cruise for putting their in me. The hard work was worth every minute. It was an experience I’ll always remember.”
“With Ms. Cogan retiring this year ‘Oliver’ was her last play. We hope she will remember it. She came to all the shows and we really appreciated it.”
“My beard stayed on the whole night. Naturally I got laughed at skipping to Naomi’s house in my shorts, beard and farmers’ cap! I didn’t have a care in the world though.”
“Ms. Hogan, Ms. Cruise and Joe Conlon, our choreographer worked tirelessly in rehearsals, making sure we always gave our best and nothing less.”
“Our year bonded so much. I love my year! I know we are going to be still quoting from and singing the songs from ‘Oliver’ in 6th year!”
“I’m extremely happy I moved to Beaufort this year. I have new friendships with so many people. I wouldn’t change anything about the play. It was so much fun and perfect in every way.”
“The week of the show is one I’ll never forget. It most definitely lived up to all our expectations and more”
“I think it was great that everyone got to be in the play”
“Dance rehearsals with Joe Conlon were unforgettable! He mustered up all his patience when teaching us because some of us, myself included, were born with two left feet.”
“I couldn’t believe there was such a high standard of singing at the auditions! From that moment I knew our musical would be a success!”
“The experience of the play was amazing”
“Listening back to the rendition of ‘Where is Love’ we here young Oliver pose the innocent question, where is love. Well now I can safely say that love is on the stage of Loreto Beaufort where some of our Transition Year memories were made and experiences that we will cherish for a life time”
“The play really brought our whole year together and I’m so glad I took part!”
“I enjoyed every minute of it”
“The energy was amazing and the atmosphere was electric”
“The play was over. I went to bed that night, my head full of fun and amazing memories”
“The school audience cheered and clapped us in all the right places. This really gave everyone a confidence boost.”
“Overall I loved Oliver and will be singing the songs forever”
“We really got to see how much work has to be done when putting on a show, but by the end we were all buzzing with excitement”