Break a leg Fergal!

Croghan actor Fergal Harman takes centre stage in Carrick this weekend as students from Carrick-on-Shannon Community School stage the much-loved hit ‘My Fair Lady’. The show will be staged on Thursday and Friday, 25 th and 26 th October. The curtain goes up nightly at 8 pm and a great night’s entertainment is guaranteed. In this witty adaptation of the hit musical, Professor Henry Higgins (Fergal Harman), takes a bet from Colonel Pickering (Lewis Carroll) that he can transform unrefined, Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle (Annie May Cleary) into a lady, and fools everyone into thinking she really is one. He does, and thus young aristocrat Freddy Eynsford-Hill (Colm Bohan) falls madly in love with her. But when Higgins takes all the credit and forgets to acknowledge her efforts, Eliza angrily leaves him for Freddy, and suddenly Higgins realises he’s grown accustomed to her face and can’t really live without her.  The students have been rehearsing after school since the beginning of the term and all their hard work and commitment is now starting to show. One of the girls who plays a housemaid said it was a great experience to be in a big show. She went on to say that she learned to be punctual and that she gained the self-confidence to go on stage and to stand up in front of people to sing and dance. Another of the housemaids said how she learned to work well with people from both inside and outside the cast. She said that they had been working so hard for so long and when it all starts to come together there is a great sense of achievement. The main characters in the show spoke of the rehearsals as being hard work but very enjoyable at the same time. Show Producer Roisin Doyle remarked on the commitment and enthusiasm of the cast. She said that a lot of hard work has been put in by students and teachers, but above all by the director Anges Dunne to whom the school owes a huge debt of gratitude. Seats can be reserved by calling (071) 96 20880.  Wishing everyone associated with the show the beat of luck, Break a Leg!