It was fantastic to see so many of our students from all ages in ELO’s recent production of the Little Mermaid at the Ardhowen Theatre. From back stage to front of house to starring on the stage, the ERGS students shone brightly whatever their role.
Our very own Harry Parkinson, who is studying AS Performing Arts, charmed as the leading man, Prince Eric, with his beautiful singing and delightful dancing whilst Erin Evans, A2 Performing Arts kept the audience entertained with her hilarious raucous rendition of Chef Louis’s Le Poission. Darcey Pancott also A2 Performing Arts made a very graceful mermaid as one of Ariel’s sister, alongside Annie Fowler, Eva Graydon and Hannah O’Connor in the ensemble. Abbey Wilson in Year 10 was a wonderfully playful mischievous Scuttle who amused the audience immensely with her antics on stage. Meanwhile Maddison Blair ( Y12 GSCE Drama) surprised us all by showing a mean streak as the evil side kick to the sea witch Ursula. Holding the show together with his usual meticulous organisation was Jonathan McBride ( A2 Performing Arts) as assistant Stage Manager. Whilst fellow A2 Performing Arts students Bethany Veitch and Ethan Maguire helped out back stage and front of house, with Emily Lipscomb also meeting and greeting the audience.
We would like to congratulation all the students who took part in the Little Mermaid, you did yourselves, your family and your school proud. A big thank you to everyone at ELO for providing this wonderful opportunity which has enriched the pupils’ experience, fostering their confidence, creativity and sense of community within the Arts in Fermanagh.