first_imgWonkamania is to take over the lives of the good people of Ramelton this weekend. Featuring children and adults from all over the county, the Town Hall is the central spot to be this Saturday and Sunday night as Blue Ribbon Arts bring ‘Wonka Mania’ to the town hall for what is truly a wonderful magical adventure for all. With Aileen Tighe as Musical Director, assisted by Jason Friel, Conor McLaughlin and B Carr in the Orchestra pit, Linda Turner, Martina Patterson, Karen McBrearty and Catriona MacIntyre (as well as a legion of dedicated mums, dads, grannies and grandads too!) taking care of production, and of course directed by Mama B, this cast of 37 principals, oompah loompahs, candy kids and sweeties prove that talent is well and truly alive right here on the shores of the Swilly.Willy Wonka is played by Ramelton’s Jason McCahill, the Greedy Gloops are Aisling Shiels (KerryKeel) and Andrea Logue (Milford), the Beuregardes are Shauna Higgins (Gaelscoil Adhnamhnain) and Niamh Kelly (Loreto Milford), the Salts are Laura Foody, Woodlands and Shane McGinley, Kerrykeel, the Teavees, Ciara O Malley (Loreto Convent) and Victoria Wilson (Raphoe), the Bucket Family played by Jason McLaughlin, Illistrin NS, Kyra McBrearty, Kiltoy, Orla MacAleney, Glebe, Ciara McTaggart, Kilmacrennan, Mick Coll, Monaghan and of course, Grandpa Joe is Mark Mills (Lurgybrack) while the part of Charlie Bucket belongs to Aife Davis, Woodlands.Finnian Ferry plays a wonderfully colourful Candyman, three Wonka Kids hail from Mullagheap, (Brianne McCauley), Carrigart (Bronagh Blaney) and Letterkenny (Clodagh Ellison).Karen McBrearty debuts as Volutpuous thetv reporter, ably assisted by her crew of Amy Patterson, (Ramelton) Michaela McCauley and Danielle Kelly (Doaghbeg). The Wonkettes, Jessica McIlwaine (Fanad), Cora Kelly (Termon), Katie Devine (Glenswilly) and Kira Mills (LUrgyBrack NS) sing us right through the musical, as do the OOmpah Loompahs, led by Lenny Loompah, Ben Carr, and the CandyKids, led by Kevin Gormley (Ramelton) and Annie McCLintock (Letterkenny). The awe factor is provided by the adorable sweeties, the juniors, who know well how to keep Mr WIlly Wonka on his toes!Audiences will be blown away by the talent, tap along their toes to the totally terrific song and dance routines, and will enjoy the capers of the eccentric Bucket Family as they uncover the secrets of the factory and save the day!This could not have been put together without the support of many many people, the local businesses, especially Lennon Butchers, Whoriskeys, Kernans, Scoil Mhuire Ramelton and especially the Yellow Pepper, Trinity Hall and very especially, the staff and Principal of Mulroy College, to whom we are indebted. Thanks Princess Fiona!Set design by Mark Harley, Rathdonnel, Artwork Ben Carr, Milford Community School and paintwork by all the teens, mums and dads during the one wee spot of great weather we have had!The invaluable advice of Ramelton’s seasoned pros, Jean Winston, Tony Boyce and Donald is much appreciated, let’s hope WonkaMania does them all proud.Having won the Community section, the best float and for the first time ever, the overall section in st Patricks Parade, Letterkenny with our Wonka Mania madness, we are all eagerly awaiting the explosion of colour and fun in Ramelton town hall. A full list of the cast include – The Wonkettes: Katie Devine, Jessica McIlwaine, Cora Kelly and Kira Mills; the CandyKids Gillian Reynolds, Abbie and Cliodhna Patton; Mr. Salt and Veruca: Shane McGinley and Laura Foody; the Teavees,; Ciara O Malley and Victoria Wilson; Grandpa Joe Mark Mills and Charlie; Aife Davis; the Beuregardes, Shauna Higgins and Niamh Kelly; Mr Willy WOnka himself, Jason McCahill; (with Kathryn Patton one of 15 oompah loompahs); James; Kevin Gormley and Mr. Bucket; Jason McLaughlin; Squirrels Aimee Friel and naoibh McSharry and the cheeky squirrels themselves again!Tickets for Ramelton shows Available in Whoriskeys, Donegal Sports and Kernans for €10 each.Well done and Break a Leg y’all!GET READY FOR WONKAMANIA TO HIT DONEGAL! was last modified: March 29th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Blue RibbonCharlie and the Chocolate FactoryRameltonTown HallWilly Wonkalast_img