Last night Lucy and I went along to see Requiem for Julie by Sean Purcell at the Hawk’s Well Theatre. This musical was unlike anything I’ve seen before. It told the story of teenager Julie and her struggles to cope with life. I’m not going to tell you too much about the story because if you go and see the show I don’t want to spoil it for you.
It was a very well done show, the lighting and staging was perfect. At times I had goose bumps, especially in the second half where Julie was calling for her parents and where Smack was getting aggressive. I realise none of this will make any sense if you haven’t seen the production.
Maria Carbonell will be a name that we hear a lot more of. She is an amazing singer and really made me sit up and listen. The choreography was great too, some of it was very fast-paced and energetic but the cast had no problem singing and dancing…and making it look easy!
Naoise Devaney who played Jaz is also another name to watch for. I thought she was a great actress and a brilliant singer too.
It was great seeing Neil O’Connor who played Joey as he was one of the stage managers in our play we did for our drama class.
Well done to Man In The Moon Productions and all involved. I still have ‘Sing me a Song’ stuck in my head.