The Transition Year students from St. Leo’s College and St. Mary’s CBS Academy stage their sizzling and dynamic production of ‘Diablo’s Disco Inferno' from the 8th to the 11th of March 2016 at 7.30pm.
Allow yourself to be transported back to a time of flares, cassette tape recorders, platforms, and a crazy, eclectic mix of music that ranged from glam rock to punk, and of course... disco!!!
The musical is set in 1976 (now, that was a hot summer!) and is based loosely on Kit Marlowe’s play 'Dr Faustus'. Jack is a barman at Diablo’s nightclub, "Disco Inferno". He dreams of making it big in the music business, just like his idol Heathcliff, but never quite makes it. Everything is turned upside down when Jack meets mysterious femme fatales Lady Marmalade and Lady LaBelle, associates of the Devil Diablo. In his drive to become a star, he makes a pact with them, trading his soul to fulfil his ambitions. He is an instant, international success, but pays for it by losing his devoted girlfriend Jane. He then regrets his blinkered behaviour and yearns for a return to normality.
Staged in the GB Shaw Theatre, a live band will perform a myriad of memorable hits from this glamourous decade, including "Play That Funky Music", "Crocodile Rock", "Ballroom Blitz", and "Don't Blame It On The Sunshine" to name but a few.
With direction and musical direction by Niamh Callanan, and produced by Áine Shiels this is the second collaboration between the two Carlow secondary schools and promises to be another sell out show.