4. Drama & Music
What is your role with the Drama section?
I’m a Drama Tutor
How many years have you been with the patrician?
I’ve been with the patrician for four years
What’s your current show or panto?
My current show is Alice in Wonderland
What are you looking forward to with the panto?
I’m looking forward to the performances and it’s good fun
What’s your favourite show and why?
The one i’m working on because it’s all ahead artistically
What would be your favourite show/panto to do?
Little shop of Horrors i would like to do that
What would would you have liked to have been when you were younger?
I would have liked to been working in the Theatre
Have you got a favourite actor(s)?
Alister Sim, Spencer Tracey and Tony Hancock
What type of music do you like?
music from the 20s and 30s Al Bowling
Have you gained anything from your years in the Theatre?
yes, and i hope i gain more experience
What is your roll with in the patrician?
I am one of the performing art youth workers.
How many years have you been working with the patrician?
This is my tenth year.
What is your currant panto?
Alice in Wonderland.
What are you looking forward to do with the panto?
I am looking forward to the group singing their own song
What was your favourite show and why?
I think it should be the last show we did but secretly I have a soft spot for Oliver.
If you could have the patrician perform any show, what would it be?
I would like to have a go at Wicked.
What would you have liked to have been when you were younger?
I would have liked to be a lawyer but then i changed and wanted to be a priest.
Have you got a favourite actor?
Yes, my favourite actor is Tom Hanks followed closely by Robert De Niro
What music do you like?
My favourite is The Beautiful South.
What advise would you give to someone who would like to be an actor?
My advise would be, if you want to be an actor it’s going to be a lot of hard work and a lot of commitment but overall it can be a lot of fun!!!
What’s your top 3 films?
1) Its a wonderful life
3) Back to the future
Interview with Ria
Name: Ria Maguire
Describe yourself in 3 words: I see myself as creative, friendly and thoughtful.
What was your 1st show: My first show with the PYC was Peter Pan
How many shows have you been involved in: this is my 6th or 7th show
What was your favourite show: the Lion King was my favourite show. I thought the music was challenging but extremely effective and everybody performed very well 🙂
What did you want to be when you grew up: I’m still not grown up!! I still have dreams I want to achieve, but I’m still happy when I’m surrounded by people and music. In my opinion the patrician youth centre is great place to work.
When did you start singing: I was in my school choir and I did my 1st solo in first year, I did my 1st major solo in the Waterfront and the Ulster hall when I was fifteen.
When did you learn guitar: I had about 3 lessons when I was 14 and taught myself the rest but I still have a lot to learn!!!
Describe your fashion style: I find it hard to describe my fashion style because I wear things that I like at the same time. I suppose I like wearing something a little different- I don’t like to look like everybody else. Eamon O’Hare says I’m unique and original, Which is a lovely comment.
What advice would you give to someone who wants to be a musician: My best advice is to study hard at what you love to do, Always listen to your heart and NEVER give up, a lot of people will advise you to do something “safer” but that will just make you unhappy and unfulfilled.
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!!!
/p Yes, my favourite actor is Tom Hanks followed closely by Robert De Niro