The Transition year programme in Our Lady’s Bower offers the students many opportunities for personal development through drama and musical theatre. Both of these pursuits are highlighted this week with the final rehearsals for the musical ‘All Shook Up’ while the drama group present their entry into the Briery Gap TY drama competition.

‘A Comedy of Errors’ is the choice for this year’s entry under the direction of Suzy Hogan who has led the school to great success at this competition over the past number of years. The one-act play is loosely based on the work by William Shakespeare – but much funnier and with references to topical issues such as water charges!

The spirited cast includes Amie Kelly, Therese Campbell, Brona McCormack, Meg Wang, Molly Crossen, Sophia Hogan, Ciara Carroll, Marina Benitez, Paula Calvo, Carlota Martinez, and Saoirse Mulvihill. The regional finals of the competition take place in Mullingar on Wednesday, 28 January.