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Aodán Fox steals the show

THERE was great news for Shannon Musical Society at the weekend as Aodán Fox won the Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance as Ursula in its production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Also James Cullinan was runner up in Best Youth Performance for his performance as Flounder, while the Society’s Front of House Management team were runners up for Best House Management. On Monday, Aodán said he was very pleased. “I’m absolutely over the moon. It’s 31 years since my first AIMS award and I thought I was done and dusted. I don’t do as much on stage as I used to do, so it was very nice. To get the nomination was fantastic, to win it was a big shock and it made for a great night,” he said. Of the role he won the award for, Aodán said, “The part I was nominated for is traditionally a female role, the part of Ursula in the …

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Aodán’s hit one-man show back for three encores

HAVING had a very enthusiastic response to his one-man show A Night in November at the Hope Café in Shannon, Aodán Fox is putting on three extra shows on October 13, 14 and 15. The play is about the night of the infamous soccer match between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland at Windsor Park in 1993, when a hateful atmosphere prevailed. It leads to Kenneth Norman McAllister, a Protestant who has previously been anti Catholic, starting to question his beliefs and identity. Aodán says he has been amazed by the response to the play. “I’m blown away by the reaction to be honest. The first three nights that we did sold out within a couple of days. A lot of people were asking me about it, a lot of people who were away and a lot of people who wanted to see it again. “It had a bit of traction so we decided to put it on again …

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Aodán braced to fly solo with one-man show at Hope Cafe

FAMILIAR to many through Shannon Musical Society, Aodán Fox is taking on a new challenge this month. Muse Productions is bringing a one man show, A Night In November, to the Hope Cafe, and it will run for three nights, September 15, 16 and 17, with Aodán the star of the show. Readers of a certain age will remember the clash of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland soccer teams at Windsor Park in 1993, on a night when Loyalist animosity created a hateful, frightening atmosphere.  The play’s title is a reference to the night of that match, and the atmosphere on the night leads to Kenneth Norman McAllister, a Protestant who has previously taken anti-Catholic prejudices for granted, questioning his beliefs and his identity. Aodán said that while he was initially dubious about taking on yet another project, he was sold as soon as he saw the script. “Martin (McNelis)  saw the original version in Limerick years ago …

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Shannon Musical Society sets date for ‘Horrors’ show

SHANNON Musical Society has announced plans to hold what will be its first show since 2020 on the week of February 12-18 of next year. The Society’s production will be Little Shop of Horrors, which it had planned to perform some months ago but decided to cancel due to continuing concerns about Covid-19. Director of the show will be Aodán Fox and he said they are looking forward to getting down to business once more. “Basically the new committee was elected and they decided that they’d continue with Little Shop of Horrors, which we were supposed to do in February just gone. “We’ve a slightly new production team in that our musical directors Carmel Griffin has stepped down and Shane Farrell is our new Musical Director. “Shane is from the Tuam area and he’d be well known from Operation Transformation. He’s just after winning a national AIMS award as best musical director for a production of Little Shop of Horrors …

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Shannon Show must not go on…for now

THE Shannon Musical Society’s annual production has had to be postponed from February until April, due to Covid-19, writes Owen Ryan. Huge numbers attend the shows every year, and this year the Society are set to perform Little Shop of Horrors, but with a massive amount of Covid infections, the show is not set to be put back until the week of April 10-16. This year the group were set to perform Little Shop of Horrors and director Aodán Fox said that the postponement is disappointing, and he hopes the show will be able to go ahead on the new dates. “We kind of started very tentatively and when we were picking a show we picked a small cast, small band musical, because we knew it was going to be a difficult year. Rehearsals have been going on with major social distancing and breaks for air every half an hour, as recommended. It’s gutting to have to postpone it, it’s …

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