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Friday 16 November 2018

Les Miserables is one of the most impressive shows staged by GCS

Brendan Keane

The hard work that went into this year's production of Les Miserables by Gorey Community School resulted in it receiving rapturous receptions each night it was performed.

'We had auditions in May and then started rehearsing when we came back to school so it was around seven weeks rehearsing,' said Musical Director, Roisin Dempsey.

Ms Dempsey, who has been involved with nine school productions during her 19 years teaching in the facility, said Les Miserables was the 'most satisfying' one she has done.

'The credit goes to the pupils and around one quarter of them had never been on a stage before and were doing something like this for the first time ever,' she said.

She praised everyone involved for how they helped and assisted with each other.

'They really worked as a team which was great,' said Ms Dempsey.

From a visual perspective the show was fantastic and was as impressive as many professional productions. It was produced by Clodagh Cecil and the choreography was taken care of by past pupil Meghan McEvoy, who is a trained dancer.

The show was performed over seven nights and from the set and costumes to the lighting and music score it was fitting for a school celebrating its 25th anniversary. It was a brilliant show performed by exemplary students.

Gorey Guardian

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