Wednesday 22 May 2019

Great response from audiences for Calamity Jane

Lindsey Tindall as Calamity Jane and John Young as Wild Bill Hickock
Lindsey Tindall as Calamity Jane and John Young as Wild Bill Hickock

Cathy Lee

All last week local talent was on display for all to see at Gorey Little Theatre for Gorey Musical Society's production of the western musical, Calamity Jane, which had punters singing in their seats.

With a full house from the start, the show ran nightly from Monday to Saturday, and told the story of the adventurous cowgirl, Calamity Jane, based off her real life story.

Carmel Byrne of the Gorey Musical Society said that the response was 'phenomenal', and she added that the theatre goers particularly enjoyed the new lead star, Lydnsey Tyndall, who comes from the windy city of Chicago herself.

Lydnsey's brother travelled to Gorey from the USA over the weekend to see her perform in the show, and she said that she was thrilled to show him around the town, and let him experience the theatrical talents of Gorey.

Members of the Council for the Blind in Wexford came along to the show as they do every year, and Carmel remarked on one lady who particularly enjoyed the show. 'That was the best nights entertainment I have had for years,' the woman said to Carmel.

'We were absolutely thrilled with the response, we're still over the moon,' said Carmel adding that all that could be heard in the theatre all week was the singing along of the audience throughout the musical.

Carmel said that the standing ovations from the audience at the end of each performance were 'very spontaneous,' which was a sign of an enjoyable time.

Gorey Guardian