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 "Beauty and The Beast". This will be the 24th musical and we invite you to be our guest and 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 23 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

Musical: Les Miserables

The 23rd annual school musical was the prestigious ‘Les Miserables’.

Fionn O’Dwyer captivated the audience every night with his haunting rendition of ‘Bring Him Home’ in his role as Jean Valjean. Seamus Milner perfectly portrayed the complex character of Javert who struggles with his belief in law and order and the hypocrisy of letting Valjean walk free. Ash Doherty-Madrigal’s moving performance of ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ as Fantine tugged on the heartstrings of every audience member. Marius played by Brendan Nolan was faced with a crisis as he had to choose between his loyalties to his comrades in L’Armes de L’ABC and his strong love for Cosette. Abbie Doyle’s stellar performance as his soulmate Cosette showed us all that love can blossom even in bleak post revolution times. The Thernadiers were played by Ciara Fitzpatrick and Donal Wade.

Their uproarious rendition of ‘Master of the House’ provided some much needed comic relief in a predominantly serious production. Elena Giardini’s heart-breaking performance as Eponine showed the lengths that one goes to for true love which ultimately led to her tragic death at the barricade.

Tom Fagan’s powerful execution of his role as Enjolras, rallied his troops in the revolution as they strived for a better life, a better France. The street urchin Gavroche was played by Eoin Richardson. His cheeky performance entertained the audience but also highlighted the great imbalance between the rich and the poor in France. Overall ‘Les Miserables’ 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.

Maynooth Education Campus
Moyglare Road,
Co. Kildare,
W23 HC66,

01 628 6060

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