The youngest members of Stagecraft are busy putting the finishing touches to The Woodcutter and The Princess, which will be followed by Mary Fairy, at The Hub, 49, Albert Street, Clonmel. This delightful double bill runs from Wednesday, 15th to Saturday, 18th May.
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,itâ€™s destined to prove 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.
Jack says â€œFrom working with Stagecraftâ€™s youngest members I am safe in the knowledge knowing the future of Stagecraft is in good hands. Although feeling drained by their seemingly infinite source of energy every week, it is worth it to see the joy and enthusiasm on their faces when they hit the stage.â€
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 isnâ€™t good enough for 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 performed by a group of talented young performers and is directed by staff director 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. The world premiere of Kidz by BAFTA nominee Alex Jones will be followed by To Leap from Paradise by Jim Daly.Tickets for all productions are now available in Premier Music Store, Oâ€™Connell Street, Clonmel.