Seafood, fairies and woodcutters - Stagecraft has it all

Zara Kidd who stars in Seafood
The members of Stagecraft Youth Theatre in Clonmel are set to be kept very busy indeed as they soon commence a week-long stint of productions in their home, The Hub on Albert Street, this month.

The members of Stagecraft Youth Theatre in Clonmel are set to be kept very busy indeed as they soon commence a week-long stint of productions in their home, The Hub on Albert Street, this month.

First up is the cast of Seafood, by Hannah Burke, a charming tale of a young boy who ends up on the wrong side of a shoal of fish and learns some dear lessons about life along the way. This fast paced and zany tale is a wonderfully entertaining, light play that is certain to delight family and friends alike. The cast of young actors are certain to delight and charm.

Seafood was originally commissioned by Stagecraft and was an enormous success when first staged in 2009. This production is directed by staff director Aislinn McCabe and assisted by Jack Reardon and runs from Friday May 10 to Sunday May 12.

“The cast have been working hard since January to prepare their show, even making their very own underwater set for our theatre! It is a fantastic script that will set everyone thinking about how life under the sea really is,” said Aislinn.

Following this is a double bill of The Woodcutter and The Princess, and Mary Fairy, both running from Wed May 15 to Sat May 18.

The Woodcutter and the Princess by Shane Dempsey is a charming tale told by the youngest members of Stagecraft, many of whom are taking to the stage for the very first time.

When The King and Queen decide to hold a competition to find a suitable husband for their youngest daughter, it’s destined to prove to be a recipe for disaster. Of course the young Princess Georgia has other ideas about meeting her Prince Charming. This production will be directed by Jack Reardon, who recently joined Stagecraft as the resident assistant director.

Mary Fairy by Hannah Burke was originally commissioned in 2004 by Stagecraft. Mary, a young unruly fairy dreams of the day she will be able to go to earth and collect milk teeth. Naturally she must wait until she finishes her training but this isn’t good enough for a Mary and together with her two friends she devises a way to get down to earth and begin her dream job.

Mary Fairy is a delightful story and performed by a group of talented young performers and is directed by Aislinn McCabe.

Stagecraft was founded in 1998 by Shane Dempsey and provides actor training for young people in South Tipperary. Stagecraft are renowned for their vibrant and entertaining productions and exceptional work with young people.

The next weeks are very busy for this vibrant young company, with a double bill of The Woodcutter and The Princess with Mary Fairy, as well as upcoming production To Leap from Paradise and the World Premier of KIDZ by BAFTA nominee Alex Jones, to look forward to. Tickets for all productions are now available in Premier Music Store, O Connell St, Clonmel. For more information please log on to www.stagecraftyt.com

Stagecraft Youth THeatre is located in The Hub, 49 Albert Street, Clonmel