A Celebration of Music and Dance
Many Young Men of Twenty
Many young men of twenty is a musical play that deals with emigration and the lack of jobs at home that forced people to leave their native Ireland for England.
We started practicing at the end of October for this play. We started off by just reading through it but as time went on we each gradually got our parts. After long evenings staying back and all the practice during the day we were finally able to present Many Young Men of Twenty to Cahersiveen.
On the 7th of December we had a dress rehearsal, there were a few forgotten lines but we got through it.
On the 8th of December was opening night to the public. This night was a great success, nobody forgot their lines and the makeup was very professional looking.
On the 9th of December Christy Reardon came down to the school to take pictures before the play and to video us doing the play so he could make a DVD so we can look back at it when we get older. According to Mr O Neill this was the best night so far.
The 10th of December was the last night of the play so everyone wanted to give a good performance to finish it off, and that’s exactly what we did. As a mark of our appreciation, we gave Mr O’Neill and Ms O’Sullivan (the art teacher) a voucher and a box of chocolates thanking them for all their hard work.
We all had a good laugh and really enjoyed it and we strongly would recommend it to all future TY’s to get involved in the play.