Maynooth Post Primary School

TY - Musical


The annual school musical takes place in February. Participation is mandatory and students take part in performing, planning, art, program design and set construction.

This years musical will be "Grease". This will be the 25th musical and we invite you to be join us one of the nights. Tickets will go on sale in January.


The musical is a highlight on the school calendar. It was the brainchild of former chaplain, Fr. David Boylan. He understood the value of music and wanted to engrain it in the fabric of school life in Maynooth Post-Primary. In 1995, he, along with a small group of teachers and students, staged the first show, Oliver, in the local parish hall.

Although, the musical has evolved over the last 24 years, Fr. David’s vision of commitment, teamwork, inclusivity and the development of each individual’s talents, remains at the heart of each production. This philosophy has made each musical a success; a success that has attracted recognition in the community and amongst theatrical companies including the Bord Gais Energy Theatre.


In 2012, the musical was established as a core module in the Transition Year programme. Preparations commence with auditions in November and rehearsals begin in early January. Students get involved in all aspects of production - performance, stage design and construction and fundraising. The show therefore, is a key part of each student’s school experience and it instils memories that last a lifetime.

Past Musicals in Maynooth Post-Primary School

1995 Oliver

1996 Calamity Jane

1997 Oklahoma

1998 Fiddler on the Roof

1999 Grease

2000 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

2001 South Pacific

2002 Oliver

2003 Little Shop of Horrors

2004 Guys and Dolls

2005 Les Miserables

2006 Grease

2007 My Fair Lady

2008 Me and My Girl

2009 Pirates of Penzance

2010 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

2011 Hairspray

2012 The Phantom of the Opera

2013 West Side Story

2014 Wizard of Oz

2015 Jesus Christ Superstar

2016 Evita

2017 Les Miserables

2018 Beauty & The Beast

The 24th annual school musical was the prestigious 'Beauty and the Beast'
Eoin McGinn captivated the audience every night with his haunting and brilliantly performed role as the Beast. Barry Kinirons perfectly portrayed Gaston who struggles to get the girl of his dreams, Belle. He still struggles to this day. Aisling Cunningham's moving performance of the well known song 'Belle' tugged on the heartstrings of every audience member. Evan Jordan performed the role of Lefou like nothing you'd ever seen before with his funny sense of humour and ability to make the crowd laugh from start to finish.
Shane Giliespe fitted the role of Maurice, Belle's father superbly with his soft personality that touched the audience with everything he said. Layla Brunelle Donnelly and Kathryn Duff surprised almost everybody by performing two of the best place roles of the musical with their abilities to sing and act combining to create something special for everyone to witness.
The Silly Girls Played by Lelaina Butler Whyte, Lauren Gleeson, Ali Cullen, Priya Tilly and Claire Nolan along with the Cronies played by Shane Whyte Glen Nee and Luke Kosinski performed excellently in their roles as well as Darragh Doddy who blew everybody away with his performance as Monsiguer D'Arc. Overall ‘Beauty and the Beast’ was a huge success. This was due to the hard work and dedication of everyone involved both on stage and off stage. Students and teachers worked tirelessly together on many different teams including construction, art and production.
By Shane Whyte and Harry Dunne
18 2019
Feb Mid Term Break
01 2019
EU Model Debate
01 2019
Assessment Afternoon 1st Years 2019/20
04 2019
Agricultural Science Trip
Maynooth Education Campus
Moyglare Road,
Co. Kildare,
W23 HC66,

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