Cast for Michael Collins chosen after auditions
OVER 70 people took to the stage over two days of auditions to secure a role in Michael Collins - The Musical which will be staged by the Oyster Lane Theatre Group this October.
The AIMS award winning production team of Imelda McDonagh (Director), Suzanne O’Leary (Choreographer) and Patrick Clancy (Musical Director) had the very difficult task of deciding who would play the coveted parts in Brian Flynn’s highly acclaimed piece of musical theatre. The ‘big fella’ himself, Michael Collins, will be played by Chris Currid. Chris who has six AIMS nominations for both acting and singing, has performed in shows all over Ireland.
His father well known musical director of the Wexford Ladies Choir, Greg Currid, will play the role of the British Viceroy.
This will be the first time this talented father/son combination will perform together in a musical.
The character of Harry Boland will be played by James McDermott. James has been involved in many Oyster Lane productions over the years.
Oyster Lane are delighted to welcome two new members to the society this year, Seán Hendley and Denise Brennan, playing the parts of Eamon De Valera and Kitty Kiernan respectively.
Seán was recently nominated for an AIMS award while Denise is an accomplished singer who has performed in a variety of musicals.
Joe Emmet will be played by James Dobbs who was recently nominated for two AIMS awards-one for best comedian, the other, jointly with Éilish Coady, who coincidently will be playing one of Kitty’s sisters.
Kitty’s other sisters will be played by April Kelly and Dara Cullen.
Five people narrate the show and these will be played by Yvette Walsh, Neal O’Leary, Niamh Bolger, Gearóid McCauley and Louise Dillon, all of whom have performed in many Oyster Lane shows. With a supporting male and female ensemble of over 30 people, this show will sure to delight.