The All-Ireland Musical Theatre Intervarsities is the only competition of its kind. 9 colleges from all over the country compete to put on the best show they can in 20 minutes.
Usually, this competition takes place in person but due to Covid-19 it has been adapted to take place online. The work that each college has put in to ensure that even despite all the difficulties in putting together a virtual perfromance, that the quality was as high as any other year is insurmountable.
We thank you all for your support in this difficult year, and hope you enjoy the show.
Inters 2021 Judges
Originally from Berkshire in England, Carl was awarded a full scholarship to train at Mountview
Academy of Theatre Arts, London. Since graduating, Carl has played many lead roles including
‘Herb’ in Godspell, ‘Tevye’ in Fiddler on the Roof, ‘Ernst Ludwig’ in Cabaret, ‘Barnum’ in
Barnum, ‘Petruchio’ in Kiss Me Kate, ‘Luis’ in Copacabana, ‘Macbeth’ in Macbeth, ‘Principal
Male’ in ‘Closer Than Ever’, ‘Diesel’ in West Side Story, ‘Jud Fry’ in ‘Oklahoma’ and ‘The
Sergeant’ in Woyzeck at the New York Fringe Festival. In 2008 Carl made his Westend debut at
The Novello Theatre starring in ‘Eurobeat – Winning is Everything’, then, went on to star in
‘Evita’ as Eva Peron’s brother, Amos in the UK tour of ‘Whistle Down the Wind’, Finn in the
UK tour of ‘Don’t Stop Believin, a tribute to Glee’. He premiered ‘Whiskey in the Jar’ starring
as ‘Captain Farrell’ in Dublin, ‘Danny’ in Cork Opera House’s production of Grease, a principal
dancer in ‘Mrs Browns Boys D’Movie’ with June, danced for Jane Shortall at Croke Park, playedThe Beast in ‘Jedward and Beauty and the Beast’ at the Olympia Theatre, performed as a soloistin ‘West End in the Gable End’ in Montrose, Scotland, a backing vocalist for The Voice OfIreland, ‘Grease’ in The Gaiety playing Danny once more, Principal dancer for the June Rodgersshow in 2014, the 2014 national tour and 2018, Gaston in the Tivolis ‘Beauty and the Beast’Panto and Abanazaar in Tivoli’s ‘Aladdin’ panto.Other credits include being a lead vocalist for ‘Children in Need’, co-presenting the LawrenceOlivier Awards with Richard Wilson, performing in a concert for the President of Israel.,performing on Ireland AM and on ‘The Late Late Show’ with ‘Grease’ and Red Hurley.As well as performing, Carl also spends a lot of time teaching and directing Musical Theatre. Hehas directed ‘New Fish’ for Smock Alleys Scene and Heard festival and assistant director for‘Flynn’ in The Abbey He is currently co-director of Headline Stage School and on the Board ofDirectors of the Irish Academy of Musical Theatre
Eoin is one of Ireland’s best-known Musical Theatre performers. Having trained at the Gaiety School of Acting, Dublin and at the Guildford School of Acting he has been working in Musical theatre in the USA, UK and Ireland for the past 20 years. In that time, he has worked with such Musical Theatre greats as Trevor Nunn, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Michael Ball, and Michael Crawford.
He starred in shows such as “The Woman in White”, “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast”, “Jerry Springer the Opera”, and even toured with “Riverdance”. In Ireland he originated many roles in Irish Musicals such as: “Michael Collins: A Musical Drama”, “Copper Face Jacks the Musical”, and most recently the role of Frank McCourt in “Angela’s Ashes the Musical”, for which he won a BroadwayWorld Regional award for best actor.
Niamh most recently appeared in ANU’s THE PARTY TO END ALL PARTIES directed by Louise Lowe for Dublin Theatre Festival 2020. Earlier in 2020 Niamh performed in THE FALL OF THE SECOND REPUBLIC directed by Annie Ryan for the Abbey Theatre. Other recent credits include Dylan Tighe’s PASOLINI’S SALÒ REDUBBED at the Abbey, and A CHRISTMAS CAROL directed by Selina Cartmell for the Gate Theatre, Dublin. Niamh is a long term collaborator & performer with ANU and has performed in over nine productions, including award winning works LAUNDRY (2011), ANGEL MEADOW (2014) THESE ROOMS(2016 &2018), and most recently THE ANVIL for the Manchester International Festival 2019. Screen credits include THE CLINIC (RTÉ) and HOLBY CITY (BBC) RIVER CITY (BBC),and LITTLE ROY (CBBC). Film credits include John Crowley’s BAFTA & Oscar Nominated BROOKLYN, & THE CURED Directed by David Freyne. Previous writing and creation of solo work includes WELCOME TO THE FORTY FOOT and
the in development production of THE FACTORY LINE .Niamh trained as an Actor at The Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London. She began her career at the prestigious Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, returning for several seasons thereafter, and has worked consistently with some of the leading theatre companies in the UK and Ireland, including the National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, The Lyceum Edinburgh, Gate Theatre Dublin, Rough Magic, Abbey Theatre and ANU ProductionsPrior to training as an Actor Niamh studied Media & Communications, specialising in Fine Art Film-making at The University of Wolverhampton Niamh is a highly accomplished voice artist, working commercially with brands such as AIB,Vodafone,Nissan and many more. She has voiced several animations and audio books both in the UK & Ireland.
9 colleges are taking part in Inters 2021. Due to the online nature of this year's competition, it will be streamed over 2 days. Friday the 23rd and Saturday the 24th at 8:00pm
FRIDAY 23RD, 8:00PM
‘Derry Girls : The Musical’ captures all of your favorite moments from the hit TV series, accompanied by the iconic soundtrack.
The show follows Erin, Orla, Claire, Michelle and James as they navigate the delicate inner workings of teenhood during The Troubles. From landing themselves in the principal's office with Sister Michael to back-up dancing in Orla’s aerobics routine, the chaotic five get up to all kinds of mischief as they discover the true meaning of friendship - acceptance.
However, during The Troubles, acceptance is far from being understood as the group encounter a tragic, heartbreaking event that shaped the future of Irish History
Assistant Musical Director
Órla Morris Toolen
Niamh Mary Martin
SATURDAY 24TH, 8:00PM
It’s 2021. With zoom parties, social distancing and birthdays in isolation, Bobbies 35th is no different. But as her married friends talk about their relationships, the ups and downs of married life, conversation turns to focus on Bobbie, single at thirty-five. Bobbie begins to question why she is single, without a family, and what is the importance of being alive?
MAYNOOTH UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE
Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie's dream is to follow in the footsteps of the famous 'Loco Chanel' and become a drag queen! But first, he needs to find the confidence to be his true self beyond the walls of his home. He is supported every step of the way by his loving mum, Margaret, who would do anything for her boy. She tries to protect Jamie by keeping the truth about his father’s absence a secret, a decision that threatens her close-knit bond with her son. He also has the love and support of his best friend, Poppy, who reassures Jamie that his difference is what makes him beautiful. Despite the bullying, the prejudice, and the public humiliation, Jamie learns to embrace his inner queen--named Mimi Me--and step into the spotlight...his spotlight.
Assistant Musical Director/Sound engineer
Dialogue Sound Engineer
Emma Lou Harte
Aoife Cora Daly
MTU CORK MUSICAL SOCIETY
THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
"What makes a monster and what makes a man?" Based in Paris in 1482, The Hunchback of Notre Dame tells the story of Quasimodo, the hunchback bell-ringer of Notre Dame, and his desire to one day be apart of the outside world.
Rian Fitzmaurice Condron
Seán Mc Gearailt
Emily Byrne O'Mahony
Georgia McCarthy Maguire
Sophie Daly Wilson
QUEENS MUSICAL THEATRE SOCIETY
COME FROM AWAY
On the North-East tip of North America, there is an island called Newfoundland. It used to have one of the biggest airports in the world, and next to it is a town called Gander. On September 11th 2001, 38 planes from all over the world descended upon this tiny town, and all 7000 visitors were met with open arms. 2021 marks 20 years since the life changing events of 9/11, and the Newfoundlanders and their guests are not going to let a global pandemic stop them from having their reunion! Join them as they gather virtually to recall their own accounts of those unbelievable five days and relive those memories from their living rooms. There will be laughs, tears and some unexpected surprises as they commemorate what was lost, but truly celebrate what was found!
Assistant Musical Director
TRINITY MUSICAL THEATRE SOCIETY
TMT’s Carrie depicts a tale of a young telekinetic woman, abused by both her classmates and her own mother, trying to enjoy the fleeting moments of her school career as she nervously prepares for her online senior prom. Sue Snell desperately tries to make amends with Carrie for bullying her, sending her boyfriend Tommy Ross who appreciates Carrie for her beautiful and thoughtful demeanour to accompany her to prom. However, not everyone cares for Carrie as much as these two, particularly her fellow classmates, who plan to make her night unforgettable for other reasons. Unluckily for them, they bullied the wrong girl.
Director of Design
Grace Doyle Flaherty
HK Ni Shioradain
Hannah McNicholas Roche
Alba Walsh Subiran
Alexandra Purtell Jordan
Laura McEvoy Roantree
UCC MUSICAL THEATRE SOCIETY
We follow new girl Cady as she navigates modern day American high school and the different social hurdles she encounters. from the class mean girl to her first real crush, Cady must figure out who she really is and the true meaning of friendship.
UCD MUSICAL SOCIETY
Falsettos follows the story of Marvin, who leaves his wife, Trina and son Jason to be with his ex-love Whizzer. The show follows Marvin as he realises the impact this has on his family, Whizzer and his own life. We see how his family adapt and react to the new situation, his wife falling in love with their therapist, and his son, struggling to understand homosexuality. The story also touches on the effect of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in it's early stages in the US. Through the help of his friends, family and partner Marvin learns more about himself, life and love.
Sorcha NÍ Pheadair and Eoghan Funge
UL MUSICAL THEATRE SOCIETY
Deloris Van Cartier is in the witness protection programme and is posing as a nun, Sister Mary Clarence, in order to escape her ganster boyfriend, Curtis. While at the convent, Deloris teaches the other nuns how to sing and the number of people at their services grows as a result. Deloris improves their singing so much that the church learns the Pope will be visiting them. Meanwhile, Curtis discovers where Deloris is hiding and he and his crew, TJ and Joey, plan to infiltrate the convent to kill her. However, when they get there, they find the nuns all band together to protect Deloris and she realises she has found her family. Sister Act is a story about song, faith and finding family in the most unlikely of places.
Assistant Musical Director
Cillian Fahy, Conor McNelis, Cora Tyrrell
Deloris Van Cartier
Sister Mary Roberts
Sorcha Ní Shlatarra
On Saturday, after every colleges performance, we will be having our awards ceremony where our 3 wonderful judges will be announcing the winners of the competition!