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'Copacabana' to thrill audiences

OYSTER Lane's lavish productions are always a 'must see' at Festival time and audiences are in for a feast of sight and sound at this year's vibrant and exciting show - Barry Manilow's blockbuster Copacabana.

A well-known and colourful light-hearted romantic comedy, liberally sprinkled with humour and pulsating rhythms, 'Copacabana' will carry audiences and Oyster Laners back to an era when the New York night club was the centre of the world.

Some of an older genre may even remember one of Barry Manilow's' greatest hits 'Her name was Lola, she was a showgirl...'

Oyster Lane Theatre Group has cast newcomer Bridget Nolan, from Bunclody, in the lead female role of showgirl Lola La Mar/Samantha in Copacabana, which will be performed at the Dun Mhuire from Monday, October 24 to Sunday, October 30.

The leading male role of songwriter Tony Forte/Stephen will be performed by Oyster Lane stalwart Neal O'Leary.

Both leads will be ably supported by Caroline O'Connell in the comedic role of Gladys Murphy, Ken Moroney, from New Ross, as casino king Sam Silver, Heather Hadrill as Conchita Alvarez and Barry Wadding - the only Oyster Laner to appear in every production to date -- in the dark role of Rico Castelli.

Other performers include Greg O'Leary, Martin Conway, Lee Hynes and Paul Doyle.

The show will be directed by Alan Corcoran, in his 13th production with Oyster Lane, musical direction and chorus direction by Patrick Clancy and choreography by Suzanne O'Leary.

Performances of Copacabana are at 8 p.m. in the Dun Mhuire and tickets are available from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Ticket prices start at ?8.

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