Sophie on stage in Belfast

FAME! Sophie McCann

FAME! Sophie McCann

ENNISKILLEN teenager Sophie McCann was on the Belfast stage recently, performing as part of All-Ireland theatre company, Music Theatre for Youth (MT4Uth).

The thirteen year old Mount Lourdes student spent two weeks in August rehearsing for the company’s production, ‘Fame!’.

Auditions for the show were held back in early June. And Sophie, pictured, was one of twenty three in the 10 – 14 age group to make it through.

A total of 80 were involved, ranging from age 10 to 23.

“It was so scary at the start but by the end it all came together,” explained Sophie.

After a demanding and exhausting rehearsal process the show played over the bank holiday weekend in Titanic quarter, the venue for the production was Belfast’s T13.

Sophie had previously acted as a member of Fagin’s Gang in Enniskillen Light Operatic’s highly successful production of Oliver! in 2011.

“Fame! has been an amazing experience for many reasons, such as I got to meet so many new people who I know I will know be friends will for a long time,” Sophie continued.

“I also loved being on a professional set, with a professional cast. I loved learning new dances for the songs as it wasn’t really easy and gave me something to work towards.

“The challenge of having only a week to put on a production was sometimes stressful and hard as I had to learn dances and words of songs of quite quickly, but it definitely paid off in the end.”


The Fermanagh Herald is published by North West of Ireland Printing & Publishing Company Limited, trading as North-West News Group.
Registered in Northern Ireland, No. R0000576. 28 Belmore Street, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, BT74 6AA