Armada Youth Drama at Celtic Fringe Festival 2014

Friday, 19th of September: Five local schools presented the story of Armada Captain Francisco De Cuellar: Hero. Thank you to all the parents who came out on the night and filled the hall to capacity

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Scene 1: “Trial and Shipwreck” by pupils of 4th class from Grange N.S.

Director: Seamus Connolly

Cast:
NARRATORS: Kevin Mc Nelis Lee, Jamie Coen
QUESTIONER: Kayleigh Conefrey
BOVADILLA: Aoife Hayes
FRANCISCO: Anna Siberry
DE ARANDA: Tara Casserly
PILOT: Emma Gannon
CHORUS VOICES: Grace McCarthy, Eimer Messenger, Peter Mc Millan, Rachel Kelly, Tristan Watters, Freya Haugh, Sinéad Poole, Éabhoin Conneely, Mark O Connor, Leanne Finnegan, Loretta Haran, Lauren Gilroy, Nigel Moran
SAVAGES: Ruairí O Connor, Aoife Kelly, Dylan Cummis
CHIEFTAIN: Rebecca Healy
OLD WOMAN: Caoimhe Colleran
SHIPS’ SAILORS: Edward Mc Donagh, Conor White, Harry Carton, Ruarí Carroll, Óisin Mc Elligott, Adam O Brien, Giorgia Volante, Kayleigh Thompson, Sophie Carroll

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Scene 2: “Friends and Foes” by pupils from Rathcormack N.S.

Director: Frank O’Sullivan

Cast:
FRANCISCO: Roisin Grennan
NARRATORS: Niamh Ogier, Amy Currid, Lauren McGowan
GIRL: Nicola Dunleavy
SPANIARDS: Aoibhe Gilmartin, Eliza Cawley
ENGLISHMAN: Cameron Kilcoyne
FRENCHMAN: Stephen Scanlon
PRIEST: Bróna Kivlehan
SOLDIERS: James Oogan, Esa McCaffre

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Scene 3: “Heroes and Villains” by pupils from Carns N.S.

Director: Una Clarke

Cast:
DE CUELLAR: John-Alfred O’Connor
BLACKSMITH: Marc Heraghty
WIFE: Kasey Sexton
PRIEST: John Heraghty
MC CLANCY: Mouric McSharry
NARRATORS: Michael Langan (Soldier), Luke Gallagher (Soldier), Conor Keaney, Daniel Heneghan
MEAVE: Emma Heneghan
SERVANTS: Joshua McGowan, Katie Orme

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Scene 4: “Seige and Reprieve” by pupils from Magherow N.S.

Director: Seamus McTiernan

Cast:

NARRATORS: Gráinne Mulkeen Casey, Ellen Hamilton, Oda Carty, Niall O’Connor, Keelan Harte, Nuala Kerrigan, Saoirse Hayes, Matilda Luck-Mc Gowan, Augustine Waters, Daniel O’Connor, Anna Hamilton
IRISH SOLDIERS: Shone Parkes, Jimmy Samson, Odhrán Ledanois-Leydon, Ewan Ripon
FRANCISCO: Aoife Devlin
MC CLANCY: Erin Magee
SPANISH SOLDIERS: Jack Carrol, Kyle Mc Loughlin, Chloe Mullane

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Scene 5: “Flight and Escape” by pupils from Cliffoney N.S.

Director: Shane McTiernan

Cast:
NARRATORS: Evalily Glenane, Lorraine Oates
FRANCISCO: Saul Harrison
SPANISH SOLDIER: Jack Davitt
GIRL: Emma Gallagher
MOTHER: Naomi Finnegan
ENGLISH SOLDIERS: Oisín Mc Gloin, Jazmin Czifra
WOMEN: Cathy Harrison, Louise Barry
MAN: Padraig O’ Donnell

Thank you to Charlie Brady for taking great photos (more available on facebook).

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