THE show must go on, no matter what happens and that was certainly the case at St Mary’s Youth & Community Centre in Tullamore for Musical Director Ciaran Gilligan at the opening night of ‘Our House’.
On the afternoon of Tuesday, November 15 he had been knocked down by a motorcycle on Dublin’s Jervis Street and ended up in the Mater Hospital.
But that night he hobbled into the Youth Centre on crutches with a broken foot to lead the orchestra for this year’s musical ‘Our House’.
Based on the music of Madness this lively show had everyone’s toes tapping (even Ciaran’s) as the enthusiastic and talented young cast worked their way through all the songs of the popular 1980s group.
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