Laois Youth Theatre impress on the stage of the Dunamaise Arts Centre Portlaoise

Express Reporter


Express Reporter


The Laois Youth Theatre junior and senior groups hosted a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon of theatre in the Dunamaise Arts Centre.

A large number of friends and family turned up to witness a very high quality theatre event on Sunday, May 14.

The junior members performed an abridged version of Around the World in 80 Days, by Philip Brennan and Stephen Colfer. The backdrop projections brought us to each location in the play and added immensely to the experience. This was designed by Nick Anton, Technical manager at the Dunamaise.

The acting was very impressive all around with the young actors presenting their characters credibly.

The senior group presented Wrap up Warm, a play they devised themselves, it was an intriguing mystery which showcased their talents to the upmost. Again, the group performed to a very high standard.

The props and costumes in both shows were provided by the actors. The poster was designed by Isobelle Kelly one of the members of the one of the senior group.

The directors were Coordinators Siobhan Coffey and Mirjana Rendulic and they were assisted by Aisling Mc Donald.

The Portlaosie branch of the Laois Youth Theatre will adjourn for the Summer and recommence in September. Members must be minimum 12 years of age and attending 2nd level school.

Young people interested in joining are asked to email the Arts Office at or T: 057 8664033/13.

A new youth group is commencing in Mountrath also and for further details from E:  or