Wednesday, 18th July 2012
Waterford Youth Arts have a strange collection of characters in their new play 'all aboard' by Martina Collender ranging from Super Heroes to Russian Princesses and the play has a huge novelty factor in that the audience will travel on the Suir Valley Train as part of the storyline. The play is aimed at all the family and will be performed by the 9 – 13 years age group of WYA and is sure to be good fun with the audience very much involved in the action of the play. This is the fourth year that WYA have staged a site-specific work for the younger members to perform – they started in the Minaun in Faithlegg three years ago, then it was the People's Park and last year in the Ballybricken area of town.
We spoke to director Aibhlinn Ryan (pictured) about how things are going so far: "It's a huge challenge, with any site specific play you have a lot of things to keep in mind, everything from the weather to the noise of the train – all of these things can be difficult for the young cast. I'm delighted with the cast and crew who are working with me on the project and once again it is a great way for all of us to learn more about theatre. I think the audience will really enjoy the story and Martina (the writer) has done a great job once again".
The show will happen four times over the two days Sat. 28th July and Sunday 29th July at 6pm and 8pm. Tickets €7 and €5 and are available from both WYA, The Arch Barrack Street, tel. 879377 or from Suir Valley Railway, Kilmeaden. Numbers are limited so it is advisable to book early.
Photo shows Aibhlinn Ryan who is directing 'All Aboard' by Martina Collender, Aibhlinn is heading off to College to study acting fulltime in September.
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