Tingirl and her drama class had their end-of-term showcase today.
Tingirl has been enrolled in a Drama School in the Mermaid Theatre in Bray for about 3 years now, and at the end of each term they put on a little show. Today’s consisted of 2 courtroom scenes, written by the students themselves, and Tingirl played the bailiff of the court in the first one, and Counsel for the accused in the second.
It’s a real joy to watch this collection of 12-year olds acting their parts with such gusto, such talent, and with each passing show such confidence. Certainly Tingirl is a revelation. A naturally quiet girl, who’s repsonse to most questions is “fine”, she arrives out of rehearsal every week with a big beam on her face and chats away about what they did all the way home.
And today it was great to watch her, always acting, always in character, and to see the eager way she rushed over to us at the end to see what we thought.
That’s why you continue as parents to find money for things like this, no matter how your disposable income is decimated by extra taxes and reduced pay.
You spend your income on the essentials for living, and Tingirl’s drama class brings her to life.