Picture Gallery: Crowds come out for Mr Carter premiere in Fethard

Mr Carter had its first ever preview in the Abymill Fethard last weekend and the show did not disappoint!

Each cast member put their all into their performance and helped to push the boundaries of musical theatre, with high energy tap routines and powerful ballads.

Audiences were enthralled with this new style show which links the tones of classic, debonair style musicals with some incredible new style songs in which the audience left the beautiful setting of the Abymill singing.

Some of the best performances were from the electric Robert Donnelly playing Bill whose tap impressed throughout with his standout number being Liddy where he captivated the audience with his incredible voice and acting skills, only being upstaged once by our fantastic kids played by Grace Egan, Elicia Dalton and Mia-Rose O'Sullivan.

Susan Akintomide was stunning as the part of Aby and blew the audience away with her hugely powerful song Mountain top. Holly-Jean Williamson showed the audience how devious her character Liddy could be in the incredible revelation song Screw it, Olivia Parkinson had the audience in tears with her incredible rendition of the tasking ballad Cry Over you which she performed with ease.

David Cronin made an incredible Mr Carter commanding the stage, making it hard to believe it was his first time performing. The highlight of the show were the final three numbers with high energy tap numbers and spectacular costume changes done at lightning speed.

With a haunting ending by the multi talented Tom Doonan who played Eddie Singing the final few lines of the show with such a rich tone in his bass-baritone voice left the audience wanting more.

Audience members likening it to a west end show, described it as " Lively, funny, serious", "wonderful cast", "beautiful score", "Outstanding throughout"

The show is a credit to Director/writer/composer Stefan J. Doyle, Choreographer Robert Donnelly and producer/Co-Choreographer Holly-Jean Williamson.

The next leg of the tour will take place in Waterford later this summer before moving on to Cork, Dublin and then to London in early 2019.

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