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Thursday 23 November 2017

Wexford's Oyster Lane is getting Footloose

By David Tucker

At the cast announcement for Oyster Lane Theatre Company's production of Footloose were chairperson Greg O'Leary, lead actors Nathan Fitzpatrick and Niamh Bolger and president Majella Londra.
At the cast announcement for Oyster Lane Theatre Company's production of Footloose were chairperson Greg O'Leary, lead actors Nathan Fitzpatrick and Niamh Bolger and president Majella Londra.

Oyster Lane Theatre Group have revealed a top-drawer cast for their upcoming 2017 production of 'Footloose' which is due to take place in October.

Playing the title role of Ren McCormack is the talented Nathan Fitzpatrick who has returned to the group after a break of nine years.

Playing against him in the role of Ariel Moore is Niamh Bolger, who has starred in several of the group's productions.

Recent AIMS winner Caroline O'Connell will play Ren's downtrodden mother Ethel and OLTG stalwarts Majella Londra and Greg Currid will take on the roles of Ariel's parents, Vi and Reverend Shaw Moore.

Taking on the role of Ren's hilarious best friend, Willard is James Dobbs who is new to the society but a familiar face in other local society's shows.

Ariel's three best friends will be played by an outstanding group of girls, Elaine Murphy, Catherine Devereux and Ceris Brown.

Other well known members also returning to the stage are Neal O'Leary (Cowboy Bob), Paula Malone Carty (Lulu Warnicker) and Mick Farrell (Chuck Cranston). The cast is well supported by an extremely talented chorus made up of faces, both old and new.

The cast and ensemble will be put through their paces by Director Imelda McDonagh, Musical Director Patrick Clancy and Choreographer Suzanne O'Leary.

'The production team are absolutely delighted with the cast and chorus they have for the show. They were completely blown away by the array of talent of its junior members, as our ethos is to mix youth with the experience, so the future is definitely looking bright for Oyster Lane,' said PRO Brandon Cogley.

The full cast:

Ren McCormack - Nathan Fitzpatrick; Ariel Moore - Niamh Bolger; Rev Shaw Moore - Greg Currid; Vi Moore - Majella Londra; Willard Hewitt - James Dobbs; Ethel McCormack - Caroline O'Connell; Chuck Cranston - Mick Farrell; Lulu Warnicker - Paula Malone Carty; Wes Warnicker - Andy Fanning; Eleanor Dunbar - Jenny Kennedy; Rusty - Elaine Murphy; Urleen - Catherine Devereux; Wendy Jo - Ceris Brown; Lyle - Luke Spellacy; Betty Blast - Marian O'Leary; Garvin - Brandon Cogley; Bickle - Dylan Walsh; Jeter - Ryan Kavanagh; Cop - Caroline Horan and Cowboy Bob - Neal O'Leary .

OLTG have many exciting fundraisers and events coming up ahead of their 2017 production.

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