Summer Concerts 2011
Red Riding Hood (Infants & 1st class)
Hamlet (2nd, 3rd & 4th)
This Land is Our Land (5th & 6th)
Act 1: Red Riding Hood (JI, SI & 1st Classes)
We all know the story but you’ve never seen it brought to life in as spectacular a manner as you will witness today! Little Red Riding Hood is sent by her mother to visit her granny, but she must pass through the deep dark woods and in doing so encounters some rather unsavoury char-
Red Riding Hood -
Queen of Fairies -
Forest Fairy -
Forest Fairy -
This drama is one of the great tragedy themed plays by William Shakespeare. The themes of the plot cover indecision, revenge and retribution, deception, ambition, loyalty and fate. Prince Hamlet mourns both his father's death and his mother, Queen Gertrude's remarriage to Claudi-
Hamlet, Queen Gertrude, King Claudius, Sentinels, Courtiers, Horatio, Barnardo, Marcellus, Polonius, Laertes, Ophelia
Caoimhe Hessian, Daniel Walsh, Grace Conroy, Clara Gilmartin, Luke Groarke, Rebecca King, Kyle Howard, Alex Gilmartin, Dylan Walsh, Amy O’Shea, Rachel Murphy, Lilly Mc Greal, Siobhán Cassidy, Fleur Griffin, Conor Durcan, Eshal Skaria, Andrew Mc Donnell, Katie Mc Nicholas, Lorcan Conroy.
Act 3: This Land Is Our Land (5th & 6th Classes)
HOW THE PLAY WAS CREATED
The pupils were asked to create a character.
The characters were then transposed to a cottage in Craggagh in the latter part of the 18th century.
The memory of the Great Famine was still an open sore. People yearned to own their own land. A potato blight was spreading again through the west. The number of evictions for non-
Mayo played a prominent, and sometimes violent, role in a struggle which culminated in a se-
This brought about the greatest social change ever witnessed in Ireland.
The pupils were asked to develop their story within this scenario , add more dialogue, movement or what-
1667: The Ormsby family were granted the Ballinamore estate.
1848: 145 people were evicted in Treenagleragh by Earl of Lucan
1876: Anthony Ormsby of Ballinamore (Black Anthony) owned 4,492 acres.
1879: 20,000 attended a land agitation meeting in Kiltimagh. The Land League had 700 members in Kiltimagh
1880: 2,500 were in danger of starvation due to famine
1938: The Demesne was sold
Anthony Ormsby -