Drama - Clongowes Wood College

Old Clongownians light up the small screen

2nd December 2013

Following on the extraordinary success of the Rhetoric drama, ‘The Last Confession’ it seems only fitting that we acknowledge those who have taken their thespian talents beyond the Clongowes theatre.  Having considered several past-pupils who appeared throughout RTE’s fine crime drama Love/Hate in recent weeks, we now look beyond our shores and find two Old…read more

The smell of the greasepaint, the roar of the crowd

21st November 2013

Last night we had the privilege of attending the opening night of the Irish premiere of The Last Confession by Roger Crane, presented by the Rhetoric Players, under the direction of Mr Tom Carroll. A fuller and more reflective review will appear on this site later from the pen of local boy made good (Goodman…read more

Love, Hate and Clongowes

16th November 2013

Love/Hate has a bit of a Marmite taste it would seem. Some would rather watch the Antiques Roadshow but 1.3million others have been glued to RTE every Sunday over the past six weeks. Whatever your views might be, it is undeniable that the antics of Nidge, Fran, Elmo et al. have superseded Chelsea’s recent woes…read more

Cyclone Anti-Bullying Workshop

17th October 2013

Last Thursday (10th October) the celebrated Cyclone Repertory Theatre Company from Cork brought their acclaimed Bullying Prevention Session to The Old Library in Clongowes for the boys of the Lower Line. Hugo Murray (Grammar Year Captain) was our man on the spot and this is how he saw it… The workshop on bullying that the…read more

Drama classes at Clongowes

8th October 2013

  Drama classes in Clongowes will begin on Friday courtesy of Ms Rachel Field and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). Classes this year are being extended to one hour taking place between 6:00-10:00 pm on Friday evenings until the end of May. While traditionally drama students who participate in these courses…read more

A Portrait in words…

28th September 2013

Two lucky students from Rudiments, Jack Dowling and Tadhg Maloney (pictured), will feature in a unique theatrical production of James Joyce’s ‘A Portrait of the Artist’, which will be premiered in Brussels.  Both Tadhg and Jack recorded the famous ‘hell sermon’ from Joyce’s work, which was partially set in Clongowes. The production is under the guidance…read more

Review of Rhetoric Drama

4th December 2012

­­­Journey’s End Journey’s End, the little-known, anti-war drama by English playwright R.C. Sherriff, written in 1928 and set in the First World War, was performed by the talented Rhetoric year from 22-24 November 2012 and proved to be a powerful and affecting evening’s entertainment. From the opening strains of the poignant piano accompaniment on arrival…read more

Journey’s End: Opening Night

22nd November 2012

Tonight the Rhetoric Drama, “Journeys End” directed by Tom Carroll premiers in the Sports Hall at 7:00 p.m. Don’t miss it. (But if you do, it runs until Saturday) Break a leg lads. Picture by William Lappin, Rhetoric and posed by Oscar Hassett [Capt. Stanhope] This year’s Rhetoric drama is R.C. Sherriff’s 1927 anti-war drama…read more

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