Nominations for Les Miserables in the Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre Awards

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St. Anne’s Community College shortlisted in this year’s Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre Awards

Awards ceremony to take place on 5 May 2016

St. Anne’s Community College has been shortlisted in the Best Musical Number and Best Performance in a Supporting Role category for its production of Les Misérables.

The Clare school will now travel to a special awards ceremony at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on Thursday, 5 May 2016 where the winners will be announced. RTÉ Two Tube presenters Stephen Byrne and Bláthnaid Treacy will host the event, with a special guest performance yet to be announced.

The highly successful awards were set up by Bord Gáis Energy to recognise and reward participation in drama in schools. This year, 2,888 entries were received from 351 primary and secondary schools across Ireland.

The awards categories range from best overall school musical, best overall school play and best set design to individual categories such as best short scene script, best dramatic critique and best male and female performances in a leading role.

This year’s judging panel comprised actress Amy Huberman; playwright Marina Carr; Strictly Come Dancing star Tristan MacManus; author Sarah Webb; set and costume designer Maree Kearns; Bord Gáis Energy Theatre manager Stephen Faloon and Bord Gáis Energy communications manager, Irene Gowing.

Commenting on the shortlist Irene Gowing, communications manager for Bord Gáis Energy said: “The standard of this year’s entries was exceptional, showing the wealth of talent in schools across the country, and I’ve no doubt there are many stars in the making. For the judges, this meant a really tough job narrowing down our shortlist. I would like to thank all teachers and students in Clare who entered, as well as the parents who support them. Congratulations to all the shortlisted Clare schools and students and we look forward to the welcoming you all at the awards ceremony on the 5 May.”

The full 2016 shortlist is available to view at

Do you hear the people sing?

lesmisCome ‘Join the Revolution’ this week at St. Anne’s!  The school is buzzing with excitement today as the first outstanding performance of Les Miserables ran at St. Anne’s.  Local primary school students and some senior citizens were treated to an exceptional show this morning.  The show runs nightly until Saturday.  Limited tickets still available from the school.

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Students and teachers in St. Anne’s are abuzz with excitement about this year’s musical production ‘Les Misérables’. Victor Hugo’s classic tale of revolution will be brought to life by a talented group of students ranging from First Year to Fifth Year. Auditions have taken place and the unveiling of Cast List was received with great enthusiasm by all. Read More

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