Yes, it’s getting nippy and I notice Aldi selling boxes of extra long matches, which means we’re nearing cosy fire season. For us in the EH School it means we’re putting down the summer novels and huddling together to discuss our Autumn and Winter term – which we are all looking forward to, especially since we are starting new classes for the first time in three years.
Congratulations to everyone who made it through their exams – hope you were happy with the results. I know a certain gal who is anyway, and that’s our own Angela Devine, who has completed her final teaching exams with first class honours. Couldn’t be more proud of her! Angela, along with the rest of the team (Stuart, Lachlan, Billie, Niamh and Aisling) and myself have been working on the new term’s work, keeping in mind that next year the school will celebrate 25 years. I know! I don’t look that old, do I? More on those celebrations again.
Meanwhile, we are very excited about the new musical theatre classes that are starting up on Saturday afternoons. Initially we plan to run two 6 week terms of musical theatre, incorporating singing, dancing and acting, with a view to eventually staging a full musical show. There are very reasonable rates for anyone wanting to join this class as well as their regular drama class – you can check the details on the website. Having learned my trade in musical theatre back in the nineties, and having been the national adjudicator for the Association of Irish Musical Societies for a couple of years, it will be fun to get back into directing musicals again!
In other news, word is that Tommy Dillon from Fair City (aka Geoff Minogue) has been spotted at the EH School headquarters and it seems he may be holding a workshop or two with Youth Theatre, along with other industry professionals. Stand by for full details of that.
Check out the website and facebook page, or text, email or buzz me for more details.