Shaw adap­ta­tion on Carnew stage

Wicklow People (Arklow) - - NEWS - By SARA GAHAN

PREPA­RA­TIONS are un­der way for this year’s pro­duc­tion of ‘My Fair Lady’ by Carnew Mu­si­cal So­ci­ety.

The 52nd pro­duc­tion, based on Pyg­malion by Ge­orge B Shaw, will take place in St Brigid’s Hall in Carnew on Mon­day, Novem­ber 26, un­til Satur­day, December 1.

Cou­pled with a great sto­ry­line, the show in­cludes favourites such as ‘I could have danced all night’ and ‘Get me to the church on time’.

Di­rected by Michael Dun­bar, the cast in­cludes Sean Hal­la­han who plays Pick­er­ing, Joanne Logue as El­iza Doolit­tle, Rory Robin­son as Henry Hig­gins, John Young as Al­fred P Doolit­tle and Jen­nifer Byrne as Mrs Hig­gins. Mandie O’Keefe will play Mrs Pearce, Eileen Tormey McCabe will be Mrs Ey­nes­ford-Hill, Mal­colm Byrne takes on the role of Pro­fes­sor Zoltan Karpa­thy. The cast also in­cludes Padraig D’Arcy as Freddy Ey­nes­ford-Hill, De­nis How­ell as the bar­tender, Mary Doran as Ms Hop­kins and the dou­ble act of Harry and Jamie will be played by Paul Doran and Jimmy Spel­lacy.

The so­ci­ety pre­vi­ously per­formed ‘My Fair Lady’ in 1994 with so­ci­ety stal­wart and Hon­orary Life Mem­ber, Sean Hal­la­han play­ing the part of Henry Hig­gins.

Lar Duffy is mu­si­cal di­rec­tor after tak­ing a year out last year, and Frances Ryan, who joins for the first time this year, is the chore­og­ra­pher. Vi­tal to the pro­duc­tion is back­stage crew who in­clude set de­signer, Tony Barry, set con­struc­tion crew led by Lar Duffy and stage man­ager, Tommy Ka­vanagh. Look­ing after cos­tumes this year is Jac­inta Ka­vanagh, hair and makeup by Mar­ion O’Toole and light­ing is Kevin McEvoy.

Book­ings will be open to the pub­lic on Mon­day, Novem­ber 20, be­tween 11 a.m. and 12 noon, and 1.30 p.m. and 4.30 p.m. daily. The num­ber is 087 698 5275.

Spon­sor Jim Byrne, Elyssa Han­bridge, Grace Dun­bar and Anya Fur­long.

Mu­si­cal di­rec­tor Lar Duffy, chair­per­son Lorna Doran McEvoy and di­rec­tor Michael Dun­bar.

Mandie O’Ke­effe, who plays Mrs Pearce, and John Young, who plays ‘Al­fred P Doolit­tle’.

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