About Us

Oyster Lane is an amateur musical theatre group based in Wexford, Ireland.  Formed in 1994 and with 28 productions behind us, our ethos is one of mixing youth with experience to create memorable shows.  We take great pride in the fact that we have introduced 100’s of performers to the world of theatre.

Our shows have run in the Dun Mhuire Theatre as a fringe event of the world renowned Wexford Opera Festival which occurs during October each year.

We have been nominated for and won a number of Association of Irish Musical Society awards (the Irish Musical Theatre ‘Oscars’) including:

Nomination – Best Programme – Grease
Winner – Best Overall Show – Michael Collins, a Musical Drama
Nomination – Best Director – Imelda McDonagh
Nomination – Best Actress – Denise Brennan
Nomination – Best Male Singer – Chris Currid
Nomination – Best Stage Management – Greg O’Leary
Nomination – Mary Kelly/Unsung Hero – Greg O’Leary
Nomination – Best Stage Management – Greg O’Leary – Footloose
Winner – Best Choreographer –  Suzanne O’Leary – Hairspray
Nomination – Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Nicola Roche as Velma Von Tussle – Hairspray
Winner – Spirit of AIMS/Adjudicator’s Special Award –  Emma Morris – Outstanding Youth Performance – Annie
Nomination – Best Actress – Emma Shore as Belle – Beauty & The Beast
Nomination – Best Technical (Lighting, Sets & Sound) – Beauty & The Beast
Nomination – Best Actress – Alison Doyle as Charity Valentine – Sweet Charity
Nomination – Best Overall Show – 3rd Place – All 4 One
Winner – Best Musical Director  – Patrick Clancy – All 4 One
Winner – Best Actor In A Supporting Role – James McDermott as Louis / Phillipe – All 4 One
Nomination – Best Chorus – All 4 One
Nomination – Best House Management – All 4 One
Winner – Best House Management – Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.


Chairperson – Brandon Cogley

Vice-Chairperson – Natalie Casey-Hynes

Secretary – Jennifer Nolan

Treasurer – Niamh Cullen

Public Relations Officer (PRO) – Ryan Kavanagh

Rehearsal & Fundraising Manager – Lorraine Busher Carley

Committee Members: Jenny Kennedy, Majella Londra, Joanna Harrington, Maria Gore & Michael Carroll

President: Majella Londra

Child Protection Officer: Marian O’Leary

Many of our committee, cast and crew work with us year after year for the pure pleasure of participating in the process of producing great shows that, thankfully, the public turn up in their thousands for. While most continue to do it as an amateur pastime, many of our past members have gone on to become in involved in theatre on a professional basis including:

Charlie Murphy –  Actress – Love/Hate, Vikings

Justin Murphy – Stage Manager – Rough Magic, Druid

Nick Roche – Played lead roles and also used to hand draw our posters.  He now draws the official Transformer Comics for IDW Publishing and recently drew the animations for the latest video from ‘The Darkness’

Sharon Clancy – Performed in Lead roles in West End Shows including Mamma Mia, Grease, Rent and JCS.

Michael Londra –  US based Tenor, Promoter, Celtic Fire

It is also worth noting that two members who joined us as children aged 10-12 have gone on to direct our shows  in recent years. (Tom O’Leary & Paul Walsh)

If you would like to become part of the Oyster Lane family and help out either on-stage or off-stage, please do get in touch, we’d love to have you!   info@oysterlane.com

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