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Top theatre award for Heywood student Liam

Liam Oxley, from Haywood Community School, Ballinakill, Co. Laois who won the “Best Male Performance in a Leading Role” pictured celebrating with his award at the Bord Gais Energy Student Theatre Awards held in the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin. Pic. Leon Farrell/ Photocall Ireland.

A Laois student triumphed at the Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre Awards last week.

Ballinakill native Liam Oxley, a secondary school student from Heywood Community School, landed the top prize in the Best Male Performance in a Leading Role category.

He played the leading role of shopkeeper Seymour Krelborn in the school’s musical ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ in the school last November. The production itself was also shortlisted for the ‘Best Musical’ award.


Thomás Dunne, a 3rd year at St Mary’s CBS Portlaoise, was also nominated in the Best Short Scene Script category for his play titled The Wedding Van.

The Laois finalists attended the ‘Oscars’ style awards ceremony, on May 17 in the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, hosted by a special guest MC.

All shortlisted schools will receive their own plaque and a group school photo at the ceremony in honour of their achievement.

The awards were hosted by RTÉ 2FM presenter Eoghan McDermott. More than 1,700 primary and secondary school students representing 63 schools from across Ireland attended.

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