A wake in the west

A Wake in the West

Book Now Wed 8 May @ 8pm
Presented by St Mel's TY students

A Wake in the West

Wed 8 May @ 8pm Book Now
Presented by St Mel's TY students

A Wake in the West

Wed 8 May @ 8pm
Book Now

A Wake in the West

St Mel’s College TY Students

Written by Michael J. Ginnelly
Directed by Mickey Kenny

The Transition year students of St Mel’s College, under the keen direction of Mickey Kenny, bring us the hilarious comedy ‘A Wake in the West’, a play that centres on the wake of Tom Healy, a man who was known to be ‘fond of the drop’.

After a life devoted to alcohol it is no surprise that Tom’s last wish is to be buried in the drink, at sea that is! Nonetheless it creates chaos in the house and parish. Mourners pour into Tom’s parlour, but not all come to pay their respects!

This is part of a very broad ranging, busy and vibrant Transition Year programme at St Mel’s College, that includes weekly work experience ventures, community volunteer work and modules that broaden and enhance the skill set of students.

‘A Wake in the West’ is the first theatre project and performance put on by the school in a number of years. However, it is not the first performance of the school year for some of the cast, who joined the cast of St. Christopher’s Services in a hugely successful production of ‘Cinderella’ in Backstage last December, demonstrating the calibre of student that represents St. Mel’s College Transition Year Programme.

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