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Thursday 24 April 2014

Man of distinction

' THE IMPOSSIBLE Dream' became a reality at St. Brigid's Hall, Carnew, last week, as 'Man of La Mancha' brought the house down with a show full of colour, action, and song.

'The play had great substance,' said Carnew Musical Society PRO Mary Doran. 'It was quite dramatic too. The most famous song in the show is "The Impossible Dream" and Brendan Fitzpatrick who played Don Quixote did a fantastic job with it.

Directing the show was Michael Dunbar, while Lar Duffy was Musical Director. Julie Kinsella rounded off the production team as Choreographer.

On stage was Brendan Fitzpatrick playing the demanding the role of Don Quixote/Cervantes; and he had to switch roles between the two characters throughout the show as did most of the other cast. Therese Canavan Bolger gave a moving performance as Aldonza and Brian O'Gorman played the comedy role of Sancho Panza, Cervantes' Man Servant.

Other cast members included: Catherine Stafford; Jimmy Spellacy; John Duignan; Joan Duignan; John Young; Mandy O'Keeffe; Paul Doran; and Sean Hallahan; as well as a fine chorus.

The set was designed by Tony Barry, built by Lar Duffy and his crew, and the stage was managed by Tommy Kavanagh and his crew. Lighting was by Kevin McEvoy, while Front of House manager was Debbie Furlong. Costumes were by Jacinta Kavanagh, with make up by Lorna Doran and her team and hair by Marion O'Toole and her team. Eamonn Doran was responsible for the programme and Denis and Louise Fox did the striking road signs.

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