"Walking in Margaret's Footsteps"
Email The Margaret Movement in Carrigallen


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The Other Place (2)

A play by Maura Williamson

A Word from Maura Williamson:

My journey on this project commenced with drama workshops in four nationals schools in our community.
Killeshandra National School (C. of I.), Drumeela, Newtowngore, and Carrigallen. The brief was: to inform the
children about the links of Margaret of New Orleans and Percy French to our community; to introduce the children to the art of story making and script writing; to invite the children to take part in this cross community project linking children from four schools along with the larger community, into this production. The process was extremely enjoyable, and those children are here tonight, fulfilling their journey into working with others, finding new friends and learning new drama/theatre skills—all part of this cross community project.

Storytelling sessions involving the two committees coming together, sharing, opening the doors of each others’ houses, reminiscing and proving valuable material for the play script, new friendships developing, characters coming alive, and laughter—all were heard. The life of an artist or writer can be a lonely one, when the words don’t come, and the creativity stays away for another day. The introduction of a songwriter and musicians added light to that journey, and enhanced this play. The words began to flow, rehearsals commenced in the local community hall and the Bredagh Old School, and the process from page to stage swung into action, characters appearing and the scenes developing. The school children, Leitrim Youth Theatre Company, Carrigallen, singers, songwriter, musicians, Margaret of New Orleans Committee, Bredagh Old School Committee, Corn Mill professional technical and design team, backstage managers and production team—the production is complete...here is your stage, take your bow!


Catriona Prior & Tadhg Murray in a a rehearsal scene from:
'The Other Place'

A few songs around the fire at Margaret's Birthplace.
Jack Williamson, Kirsty Mulligan, Kate Reilly, Tony Fahy & Dolores Smyth