Drama & Musicals
A number of dramatic and musical events take place during each calendar year at Blackrock College. Key among them are the following:
Senior Show – The Crubile, November 22nd – 25th
This show takes place over 4 nights in November and involves students from 4th, 5th, 6th Years as well as 5th Year students from Mount Anville.
John Proctor has betrayed his wife. Abigail Williams wants him for herself. “The devil is loose in Salem” and “the whole town’s talking witchcraft”. Loyalties will be tested. Faith will be doubted. Morality will be examined. Authority will be challenged. Witches will be tried. And people will hang.
Over the last four weeks, the cast of ‘The Crucible’ have taken on one of the biggest theatrical works of the 20th century and they’ve given it everything they’ve got. For four nights only the incredible true events surrounding the Salem witch trials of 1692 will be brought back to life in the Jubilee Hall this November.
This is arguably Arthur Miller’s most accomplished work and puts the audience “squarely in front of themselves” to engage with the eternal struggle of what happens when good confronts evil, right opposes wrong and unfaltering common morality defies infallible religious authority. In a climate of manic social hysteria, who will accuse another to save themselves? Who will remain silent in the face of injustice? Who will stand up for what is right? And who will die for it?
Tickets are on sale now at Reception. They can be reserved by calling reception on (01) 288 8681, or by emailing Ms Keenan on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ticket prices: Students €10 | Adults €15
Starts at 7.30pm. We are looking forward to seeing you there!
Last Year’s Productions:
This show took place over 5 nights in November and involves students from 4th, 5th, 6th Years as well as 5th Year students from Mount Anville.
This show takes place in May. Students from 2nd and 4th Years from Blackrock and Loreto Dalkey take part in the show.
This annual concert takes place in January in the National Concert Hall. About 150 students are involved. The programme includes 4 choirs, an orchestra, soloists, bands, vocal and instrumental groups. The concert showcases the musical talent within the school, both classical and contemporary.
|Mr Toirleac O’Brien||Director of Senior Show and Leman Concert|
|Ms Una O’Kane||Head of Music, Musical Director of Senior & Junior Shows and Leman & Libermann Concerts, Director of MAD Week|
|Mr Brian Savage||Director of Junior Show|
|Mr Patrick O’Neill||Producer/Front of House|
|Ms Patrice O’Connor||Choral Director|
|Mr Garry Sullivan||Producer of Leman Concert, Technical Administrator|
Music, Art and Drama Week (known as MAD Week)
This is a Transition Year project that takes place in May. It consists of week-long workshops in disciplines such as song-writing, samba drumming, guitar, architecture, photography, rap, urban art, hip-hop, DJ skills, drawing, creative writing etc.
This takes place on the Thursday of MAD week and includes performances by the Orchestra, Libermann Choir, Parents’ Choir, Boarders’ Choirs and Soloists.