The Snapper – The Gate Theatre

Westside’s Amy Macken, Holly McGuinness and Mia Barry begin rehearsals for it this week.

The Snapper- one of Ireland's most iconic movies is being turned into a play. And Westside’s Amy Macken, Holly McGuinness and Mia Barry begin rehearsals this week. The girls will share the role of ‘The twins’ for the run at The Gate Theatre this summer, which is right next door to the Rotunda Hospital where Sharon’s baby ‘The Snapper’ is born. The World Premiere of The Snapper will be brought to life by The Gate Theatre Dublin from June 14th to September 1st directed by Róisín McBrinn and...

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Ellie O’Halloran makes her filming debut.

Westside Student Ellie O’Halloran will make her filming debut in ROSIE this autumn. Roddy Doyle’s first original screenplay in 18 years, tells the story of ROSIE a mother trying to protect her family after their landlord sells their rented home and they become homeless. Finding a room, even for a night, is a tough job and finding somewhere permanent to live is even harder.  Ellie plays Rosie’s daughter Kayleigh and wraps filming in Dublin today. It’s been an exciting few...

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School of Rock The Musical Auditions

WANNA JOIN THE BAND The search is on for the next group of young rock stars to join the London cast. Children must be aged 8-12 years, under 5ft/152cm and be available January to August 2018 for training, rehearsals and performances. The search is on for talented actors and vocalists with unbroken voices and children who either play the guitar, bass, piano, and/or drums to a high standard and who, with training, will flourish in their discipline. Children of all...

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WestSide @ The 62nd Cork Film Festival

Westside Students representing Lucan on the big screen at the 62nd Cork Film Festival and beyond. Its been a busy year for The Westside Agency with castings both on stage and screen. The 62nd Cork Film Festival has launched its programme today and we are delighted that students Amy Macken and Ruby Rose O’Hara feature in two films screening at the festival. Since 2014, the Cork Film Festival is Academy Awards® accredited. The winners of its Grand Prix Irish presented...

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Westside Students cast in Miss Saigon

After weeks of rehearsals, a trip to the Birmingham Hippodrome, a national press night in Dublin and the Tour’s 100th performance we are delighted to congratulate Westside Students Ethan Bai (pictured with the full cast) and Emma Lim on their casting as Tam,  in Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s legendary musical MISS SAIGON. A recent smash hit in the West End which is playing in the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre as part of a major UK and Ireland Tour until the 18th November.

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