Truly terrific tale as old as time
BELLE and her beast had audiences moved almost to tears recently at St Gerard’s.
Transition Year pupils at the school performed their version of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ in three matinees and three evening performances.
The production included a cast of 86, in a myriad of roles, including Anabel Sweeney as Belle and Marc Finn as the Beast.
Their re-telling of the classic tale comes as a movie starring Emma Watson is set to hit the big screen.
Jackie Olohan was the musical director of the show, with Ashling Doyle in choreography. Art teacher katie Magee provided backdrops and scenery production
Many others contributed to stage production and
coordination of students in the final weeks.
The show was a magical and mesmerising production, according to a school spokesman, and an unforgettable experience for the cast and crew as well as those who got to enjoy the fantastic performances by a host of talented young people. The Transition Year musical is always one of the highlights of the school year at St Gerard’s.
Babette and Lumiere (played by Rachel Cullen and Jeremy O’Donovan) performing ‘Be Our Guest’.
Lauren Harkin as Mrs Potts.
Belle (Anabel Sweeney) with her father Maurice (Dillon Ashmore).
Narrator Oliver Haydock.
Marc Finn as the Beast.
Village girls cry over the handsome Gaston, played by Rory Wilson.
The can-can chorus during the hit ‘Be Our Guest’.
Emma Beashel as Wardrobe.
David Byrne in the role of LeFou.
Cogsworth, played by William Culliton.
Anabel Sweeney as Belle.