Holy Family N.S delivered a wonderful adaption of Aladdin at the Abbey Centre in Ballyshannon over two nights on the 20 and 21 of March. The school gave a unique twist to the Chinese folk tale, and received rapturous applause from their audience on both nights.
Aladdin was portrayed as a cheeky street rat, who is told by Abenazar of the Magreb to gain access to great cave of the East and get the greatest treasure known to man, the Genii, so that he gain the power to the country. The Genii lives in a lamp and can do anything for the holder of the lamp. The audience members were on the edge of their seats as Aladdin desperately tried to find the lamp, and keep it in safe hands. The show gave us plenty of twists and turns, and some fabulous acting kept everyone entertained, and deservedly earned themselves a standing ovation.
The cast was a follows: Kate Ward, Andrea McGlynn, Grace McCaffrey, Aziz Hall, Niall Monaghan, Matthew McDonald, Ciarán Hodgins, Roisin Gallagher, Lauren Melly, Jack McSherry, Caoimhe Keon, Amy Gallagher, Ava Jordan, Sarah Drummond, Caoilfhinn McGee, Jack Brosnan, Cian Rooney, Daniel Dolan, Colm McGloin, Frankie McGinley, Tom Ward, Ruth McNulty, Sophie McKinney, Melissa
McGowan, Nadine Melly, Courtney Barry, Katie Shevlin, Rionach Sheerin, Nicole Ryan, Dearbhla McGuckin, Leah O’Brien, Rory Gethins, Eoin Rooney.
The Dancers were: Lauren McHugh, Beth Flood, Shauna O’Mahoney, Clodagh O’Connor, Sarah-Jane Kean, Orla Kean, Aimee Slevin, Eimear McGuckin, Amy Carney, Jamie McGee, Ellie Mc Cauley, Daniel Dolan, Mark McGlynn, Francis McGinley, Katie O’Brien, Kirstin McGowan, Lucy Gallagher, Laoise McGee, Ruth McNulty, Leah O’Brien, Darragh Dolan, Evelyn-Rose Gallagher, Alan Gallagher, Jack Melly, John Roper, Nathan Devanney, Holy Gallagher, Erin O’Loughlion, Cliona Doyle, Caoimhe Devanney, Rowan Cooper, Megan Hederman, Layla Gallagher, Cian Rooney.
The chorus: Calum Ayres, Neo Coyle, Ronan McKenna, Ethan Gaddi, Laura Gallagher, Aaron Cullen, Christina McCafferty, Michaela McCafferty, James McGinley, Molly Trimble, Cora Rooney, Lucy McGlynn, Ryan Daly, Caitlin McDonald, Jacks Lyons, Katie McCann, Ciara McGuckin, Mollie Travers, Darragh Monaghan, Katie Reynolds, Aaron Neilan, Eva Drummmond, Emily McHugh, Diarmuid Dolan.
Stage Crew: Philip Cassidy, Jack mcCaffrey, Reeon rooney, Conor Gettins, Neil McCarthy; Sound, Adam Rami; Lighting and Set changes, Ternan Dolan. Written, directed and produced by school principal, Conor Carney.