‘The 1916 Seven’ – A Musical
Only 3 weeks to go until the opening night of Brideview Drama’s original musical ‘The 1916 Seven’. Excitement is building and all the cast and crew and gearing up for a fantastic show.
The musical follows the story of the 1916 Rising from the planning stages, through Easter Week and finishing with the executions in Kilmainham Jail. It will be a moving production, with top quality singers, actors, lighting, sound and special effects.
The musical focuses on the seven signatories of the proclamation and their families. Min Ryan who was Sean McDiarmada’s girlfriend is played by Sarah O’Mahony. Sarah gives a beautiful rendition of ‘The Little Skillet Pot’, while her mother Jean O’Mahony sings ‘The Dying Rebel’ after her son is killed in the GPO.
Lorna Cullen plays the part of Phyllis Ryan, Min Ryan’s sister and Lorna will sing the ‘Foggy Dew’ while the fighting continues in the GPO. Helen Aherne plays the part of Lille Connolly, James Connolly’s wife and Emily Aherne plays Nora Connolly, the daughter of James and Lille. Emily and Helen perform a powerful version of ‘The Ballad of James Connolly’ after they have visited James in Kilmainham Jail.
Liam Roche is the narrator in the show and sings the verses of the chorus number ‘Free the People’ with great passion. He also leads the men in ‘Glorio, Glorio to the Bold Fenian Men’ which is sang while the coffin of O’Donovan Rossa is carried in slow procession.
The cast are being fitted for costumes this week and the set of the GPO is beginning to take shape. Don’t miss your chance to see this great show which runs on May 25th, 26th, 27th and 28th at 8.15pm nightly in Tallow Community Centre.
Booking essential. Booking lines are open between 6pm and 8pm daily on 058-56584.