Kilmore NS in Mu­lan at Opera House

Enniscorthy Guardian - - NEWS -

PUPILS at Kilmore Na­tional School will re­turn to The Na­tional Opera House on Jan­uary 24 and 25 to per­form their ver­sion of the hit mu­si­cal Mu­lan Ju­nior.

Fol­low­ing the suc­cess of the school’s award win­ning pro­duc­tion of The Lion King Ju­nior two years ago, the new show is ex­pected to be a hit with au­di­ences of all ages.

The Lion King pro­duc­tion won Best Over­all School Mu­si­cal at the Stu­dent Theatre Awards in the Bord Gais Theatre in 2016 fol­low­ing a sell-out show in The Na­tional Opera House.

Based on Dis­ney’s Os­car-nom­i­nated film, Dis­ney’s Mu­lan Ju­nior. is a heart-warm­ing cel­e­bra­tion of cul­ture, hon­our and fight­ing spirit.

With hit songs and a story packed with ac­tion, hu­mour and heart, Dis­ney’s Mu­lan Ju­nior brings an­cient China to life with a mod­ern sen­si­bil­ity.

The Huns have in­vaded, and it is up to the mis­fit Mu­lan and her mis­chievous dragon side­kick, Mushu, to save the Em­peror. De­fy­ing the vil­lage match­maker, Mu­lan takes up arms and dis­guises her­self as a boy in or­der to spare her fa­ther from hav­ing to serve in the army.

As the great battle with the Huns ap­proaches, Mu­lan must choose be­tween re­veal­ing her true iden­tity as a girl or sav­ing all of China with her clever plan.

The show is di­rected by class teacher Mairéad Moore who is as­sisted by Órla Kelly, Dara Cullen and Liam Bates.

The school prin­ci­pal, Micheál Martin com­pli­mented ev­ery­one in­volved in the pro­duc­tion and said it is a great event for the school com­mu­nity,

‘ The chil­dren and their teach­ers have been busy pre­par­ing dur­ing lunch times since Septem­ber and they are look­ing for­ward to putting on a great show. As al­ways we re­ceive great sup­port from the school com­mu­nity in terms of cos­tum­ing and props to en­sure a pro­fes­sional look.’

‘It was re­ported that the 2016 per­for­mance of The Lion King was the fastest sell­ing show in the opera house that year so I would en­cour­age peo­ple to get their tick­ets early to avoid dis­ap­point­ment’, he said.

Tick­ets cost €6 for chil­dren un­der 16, €12 for adults and €18 for the founders cir­cle. Prices in­clude book­ing fee and tick­ets went on sale last week at the Na­tional Opera House.

Aoibhe Bates, Graces Bates, Keelin O’Reilly, Aaron Dempsey, Ailbe Kitts and Áine McGuire who will ap­pear in Kilmore School’s pro­duc­tion of Mu­lan Ju­nior at the Na­tional Opera House.

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