Pres Listowel to Perform “The Playboy of the Western World”


Presentation Secondary School, Listowel’s TY Class Performs “The Playboy of the Western World” in St John’s Theatre, Listowel

Presentation Secondary School, Listowel is proud to announce that their Transition Year (TY) class will perform J.M. Synge’s masterpiece “The Playboy of the Western World” as part of the inaugural TY Drama programme.

The school is proud to be the lead school in the Department of Education’s Creative Cluster where they have chosen to celebrate the rich culture and Heritage in North Kerry. Central to this programme is drama and theatre. For the last few months, the TY class have demonstrated remarkable creativity and talent in exploring the joys of the performing arts. Their hard work and dedication will be celebrated with their production of this landmark drama on Thursday 4th & Friday 5th May.

Principal, Katherina Broderick wished the TY class every success as they put the finishing touches on their play this week. Ms Broderick also expressed sincere gratitude to the teachers Ms Daly, Ms Kelly, Ms McNamara and Ms Kennedy and director, Margaret O’Sullivan for their unwavering commitment to the drama and their invaluable contribution and support for the students’ production.

Speaking about the preparations for the drama this week, Margaret O’Sullivan, who is an actor and director said “It has been an absolute privilege to work with this talented group of girls over the past few months. Although many are new to drama, their dedication and hard work will no doubt shine through in the final performance. I hope the experience will encourage them to continue with drama in the years ahead. The benefits of being part of drama are wide ranging and having the courage to participate is often the starting point for many an exciting adventure when one goes on stage.” Margaret thanked the teachers and students who worked with her in Presentation Listowel, saying it was ‘a most enjoyable and worthwhile journey’. Special thanks to Máire Logue and all at St John’s Theatre for providing a beautiful and culturally rich setting for the performance. The opportunity to showcase their talent on St John’s Theatre stage is indeed a privilege for the entire class.

All at Presentation wishes the entire TY class and the production team the best of luck with their production and hopes that this experience will be one they will always cherish and learn from.