Watch the 1970s come back to life in Tullamore!

Thursday, 8th November, 2018 3:36pm

Watch the 1970s come back to life in Tullamore!

Tiernan Wells Bailey.

If you love the 1970s, then you'll love this riotous trip back to the decade that brought us flared trousers, platform shoes and glitter. In 'Disco Inferno', St Mary's Youth Centre's latest production, the story of Faust is brought to life in an explosion of hit songs, high-energy dance routines and glitter ball-spinning action.

‘Disco Inferno’ tells the story of an ambitious and talented hopeful, Jack, and his burning desire to make it in the music industry. Working late in a London nightclub, Jack meets Lady Marmalade - a femme fatale and incarnation of the Devil. Dreaming of becoming successful, he makes a Faustian pact with her, trading his soul to fulfill his wildest fantasies.

Jack soon becomes an international success, making appearances on radio and television shows, but success proves hollow. He has the fame and fortune he’s always dreamed of but is losing something far more important – his devoted girlfriend, Jane. One disaster quickly follows another. If only he could turn back time.

This year sees Dylan Connolly playing the part of Jack with Kyra Gifford playing Jane. Dylan has played many lead roles in past Centre Productions and won the Ireland Talent Search in 2016. This is Kyra’s first lead role in a Centre production. Last year she played Prudy Pingleton in our successful production of Hairspray.

The part of Tom is played by Cameron Daly who was fantastic as Edna in last year’s production. Lady Marmalade is played by Naomi Tolbert with Aaliyah playing Kathy opposite Heathcliffe played by Joshua Tolbert.

New to the production this year is Alanna Shortall who will be playing the part of Duke. Other cast members with lots of experience are Tiernan Wells Baily as Terry, Mia Weir as Nicky Diablo and Maddie Smyth as Maggie.

Kathleen Whelan, a past member of cast from both the Youth Centre and Tullamore productions makes takes the reins as the show’s director for her second production. Ruth Maher is our choreographer for the second year. They are joined by Alan Recks who is our AIMs winning musical director for the fourth year.

The show opens next Monday, November 12 and runs until Friday November 16. The doors open at 7.15pm with Curtain Up at 7.45pm sharp. Tickets are on sale daily in the Bridge Centre Tullamore from 11-5pm.

Please note that Monday's show is reserved for young people and youth groups (under 18s) only with a special price of €5 per ticket. For further information you can contact the centre on 05793-22963 or email stmarysyc@eircom.net.

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