With rehearsals already in full swing for the upcoming April production of Pirates of Penzance, Kilkenny Musical society are delighted to announce their cast for the show.
The much-loved Gilbert and Sullivan production will run in Kilkenny April 7 for seven nights at the Watergate Theatre. The society prides itself quality of production and talent and this show promises to exceed all expectations. The leading roles of Frederick and Mabel will be played by Kevin Reade and Joanne McCabe. The much-loved pirate King will be played by Sean Gaffney and Sergeant of police by John Byrne. Matt Berry and Fergal Millar will take on the roles of the Major General and Samuel, while Ruth will beplayed by Olivia Smith and Mabel’s sisters will be played by Kevina Hayes , Nicola Brennan and Sarah Brennan.
This cast sees some old and new faces taking to the Kilkenny stage. Joanne McCabe , though no stranger to the stage in her native Wexford, will be making her debut for KMS , while Kilkenny audiences will be very familiar with some of the other cast members including Olivia Smith , Kevin Reade and Fergal Millar who only recently finished up their roles in the Watergate Theatre’s Pantomime “Robin Hood” in January .
It is a very exciting year for the Society, who are celebrating their 40th year of Musical Theatre in Kilkenny and this show will be the highlight of that year. As part of a series of events to mark this landmark birthday, they are also hosting a ball for which a limited number of tickets are still available. The ‘Ruby Ball’ will take in Langtons ballroom on March 15. It promises to be a fantastic night of entertainment and is an excellent opportunity for those who may have been involved in any capacity over the past forty years to reunite.
The tickets can be purchased from Langtons Hotel or by contacting the society. Further details about the show or the Ruby ball are available on Facebook or by emailing the society on firstname.lastname@example.org