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Milford - Director
direction credits with Fusion Theatre include “The King and I”, “Calamity
Jane”, “Les Miserables”, “Oklahoma!”, “Oliver!”, “Jesus Christ Superstar”,
“Titanic The Musical”, “HMS Pinafore”, “Pirates of Penzance”, “Beauty and the
Beast”, “Chess”, “The Boys in the Photograph”, “Evita”, “Phantom of The Opera”,
“Miss Saigon”, “Aida”, “Sunshine on Leith” and “Whistle down the Wind”.
production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” won Best Modern Opera and Best Amateur
Director at the 2007 Waterford Festival of Light Opera. The following year, Ian
won AIMs award for Best Director for Fusion Theatre’s production of “Pirates of
2010 Ian fulfilled a long held and treasured dream to take part in the Buxton
Gilbert and Sullivan Festival; his faith in cast, crew and band was confirmed
when the production of “HMS Pinafore” won the inaugural Buxton Gilbert and
Sullivan Youth Competition and Best Show (NI Region) at the National Operatic
and Dramatic Association awards.
2011, Ian won Best Musical Director for “Beauty and the Beast” making him the
only person to win an AIMs award for both Best Musical Director and Best
Director. Fusion’s following show “Chess” saw Ian lead the company to pick up
“Best Youth Show” and “Best Stage Management”.
saw him take up the enormous challenge of taking on the Ireland premiere of
“The Beautiful Game”, a particularly pertinent piece of theatre is set in
Belfast during the early days of “The Troubles”. Ian had the privilege of
working closely with the writer Ben Elton and The Really Useful Group.
from Fusion, Ian has written and produced a one act play entitles “The Three
Acre Bog” which was performed at the Waterfront Hall. He has also directed
shows for Lisnagarvey Operatic, Downpatrick Choral Society and Newcastle Glee.
No stranger to treading the boards himself, Ian has played many principal roles
including Fredric (Pirates of Penzance) a part for which he won AIMs Best Male
Niall O'Flaherty - Musical Director
Niall began working as an accompanist
for the Newpoint Youth Production “Back to The 80s” when he was 16. He has worked
with the QUB Players , St. Mary’s University College Belfast as well as Kaleidoscope
Productions when studying Music in Queens University Belfast.
Niall specialised in
accompaniment when studying at the University of Newcastle, New South Wales,
Australia under the tutelage of Sally Whitwell. Upon returning to Northern
Ireland he completed a PGCE at Ulster University in 2013.
Niall has worked with
(amongst others) St. Patricks Musical Society, Newcastle Glees, Newry Musical
Society, Bosco Drama group ,Banbridge Musical society, Peter Corry Productions
and Toccata Musical Productions as well as assisting in the creation of the
Newry Community Choir. These roles have ranged from repetiteur to Musical
Niall was one of the accompanists for the Irish Song Project: a
collection of Irish songs throughout history based in Queens University
Belfast and Musical Co-ordinator in the Coláiste an Phiarsaigh Gaeltacht.
Niall has just completed a successful run acting as MD for Belfast Voice and Dance
Academy’s Into The Woods by Sondheim
at the Lyric Theatre.