Oyster Lane announces cast for ‘Hairspray’ 17/07/15 : the chronicle.ie

Oyster Lane announces cast for ‘Hairspray’ 17/07/15

| July 17, 2015

Oyster Lane Theatre Group has announced the cast for their October 2015 production of the smash hit Broadway and West End musical Hairspray. Stepping into the lead role of Tracy Turnblad is Yvette Walsh.

Yvette, who has been an active member of the society for many years, played Mary Magdalene in last year’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar and has recently played Mabel in Pirates of Penzance with Gorey Musical Society. Stephen Byrne, an award winner on the drama circuit, will play the role of teen heart-throb Link Larkin. Gearóid McCauley, fresh from playing the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz with Enniscorthy Musical Society, will take on the role of Edna Turnblad, with Oyster Lane newcomer Seamus Murphy playing Edna’s loving husband Wilbur. Long term Oyster Lane members Neal O’ Leary and Michael Farrell take on the roles of Corny Collins and Seaweed J. Stubbs respectively, while Ann Marie Walsh plays Motormouth Maybelle with Sadhbh Roche as her daughter Little Inez. Aishling Jones and Emily Brazzill step into their first major roles with Oyster Lane playing Amber Von Tussle and Penny Pingleton respectively, with Nicola Roche(Velma Von Tussle) and Majella Londra (Prudy Pingleton) playing their mothers. Clara McDonald will play the Gym Teacher, while Oyster Lane stalwarts Dylan Walsh (Mr. Pinky), Marian O’Leary (Matron) and Lorraine Busher Carley (Principal) round off what is truly a very talented front line. The cast features many more named roles which are sure to impress audiences from the outset with their lively dance routines, choreographed by the remarkable Suzanne O’ Leary, their wonderful singing, musically directed by the very talented Patrick Clancy, and their dramatic portrayal of this fabulous musical, directed by the wonderful Imelda McDonagh. ‘The Nicest Kids In Town’ at Oyster Lane Theatre Group are sure to prove to Wexford audiences that ‘You Can’t Stop The Beat’!

Hairspray runs in the Dun Mhuire Theatre from Tuesday 20th to Sunday 25th of October 2015.

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