Lenanshee Cast Revealed

The thumbnail story of Lenanshee was written and gifted to Foyle View School by Sir Richard Stilgoe.He visited the school last year and realised immediately how special it is.

Conor Mitchell has taken Richard's story and written a brand new musical which he will direct this Culture year.

Conor is accustomed to working with top West end and Broadway professionals so working with a large cast of young people with differing abilities and needs is new to him. As he points out 'These are the projects you say yes to'

Committed to the project from the first day he visited Foyle view, Conor has been writing and composing furiously to make sure this musical is the best ever.

The Cast of Foyle View Musical 'Lenanshee' -REVEALED

The musical 'Lenanshee' promises to be the biggest musical the City of Culture will see this year. Central to the Music Promise is our promise to  put music at the heart of children's lives this Culture year.Special Needs and Diasability is one of the four key strands.

We decided to create the most extraordinary event for our SEND young people supported by the whole Foyle learning community.

In May, West end  Composer and Director Conor Mitchell and Choreographer Muirne Bloomer held a week of auditions when  hundreds of young hopefuls sang,danced and acted their hearts out for a part in the musical of the year.

Once the hundred cast were chosen - they came together to get to know each other and sing a song freshly written by Conor which will appear in the Lenanshee