Truly ter­rific tale as old as time

Bray People - - NEWS -

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.

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