Ballina’s brilliant Kilmoremoy Kids Drama Group makes a very welcome return to the stage of Ballina Arts Centre with its latest musical production on Saturday and Sunday December 11 and 12 next.
Formed several years ago by local teenager, Jack Cronin, who is a son of Mary and Paul Cronin and a student at Gortnor Abbey Secondary School, the remit of this drama group is to facilitate children to showcase their performing talent while supporting local charities with the proceeds from their annual shows.
The group has been unable to perform for the last two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic but returns with a bang in December with its latest production – “Mary Poppins and the Banks”.
The show is an enchanting family-friendly one, full of fun and some of the best-loved musical tracks of all time.
When Jane (Tori Reidy) and Michael (Jake Hoban) – the children of the wealthy and uptight Banks family – are faced with the prospect of a new nanny, they are pleasantly surprised by the arrival of the magical Mary Poppins (Saoirse Allen).
Embarking on a series of fantastical adventures with Mary and her Cockney performer friend, Bert (Gavin Gilligan), the siblings try to pass on some of their nanny’s positive attitude to their preoccupied parents (Sonnie Lynott and Rebecca Cronin).
Produced and directed by Jack Cronin, this latest Kilmoremoy Kids Drama Group production is being staged in aid of two worthy local charities – Áirc Mayo and the Ballina Sensory Park project.
The Saturday show (Dec 11) will be staged at 7.30pm while the Sunday (Dec 12) show is a 4pm matinee.
Tickets cost €10 for adults, €7 for children and a family pass is also available for €30 to cover two adults and two children.