Borrisokane Kids Take to The Stage

Up to 40 children from Borrisokane and surrounding areas are putting the final touches to their upcoming stage production “That’s Showbiz”, which will be staged in the Clarke Hall on Friday 10th, Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th of June. Under the direction of Phil Quigley, the presentation consists of a fast-moving and action packed variety show. There will be something for everybody, with scenes from musicals such as Oliver, Cats, Kiss Me Kate and more. Dance routines, colourful costumes, hilarious comedy sketches, instrumentals and novelty items will also be the order of the day.

The children range in age from 5 to 12 and come from Borrisokane, Terryglass, Ballinderry, Kyle, Ardcroney, Puckane, Kilbarron and other surrounding areas. They have been working hard since before Christmas and all are very excited about this, the very first production of the group, which is known as Kidz Onstage. The rehearsals have given all children a chance to develop movement, acting and singing skills, and indeed many have made great progress since the first week. In particular it has been inspiring to see a lot of the children become more self-assured and confident, and this is a great benefit of being involved in arts and theatre.

The show will take place in the Clarke Hall, which is a splendid facility and one which many towns would be delighted to have. With tiered seating everyone in the audience is assured of a good view, and the stage and lighting crew are busily preparing the stage so that everything will be as professional as possible for the children. Phil Quigley is no stranger to the stage, having performed all her life and produced many shows both in Borrisokane and The Tavern, Ballinderry, and over the past 10 years or so, raising up to €80,000 for Milford Hospice.

Admission to the show is €10 for adults and €5 for children, which is very reasonable in these days of soaring ticket prices for shows and concerts, and even booking fees! The show commences each night at 8.30 and Phil urges everyone to support these children. While doing so you will have a fabulous night’s entertainment, and giving these young people encouragement for the future. It can cost a lot to stage shows these days, but whatever profits may accrue from this production will be donated to Milford Hospice, so do come along on Friday 10th, Saturday 11th, and Sunday 12th June ; doors open 8pm.

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