Accomplished Ennis singers for Limerick concert

Accomplished Ennis singers for Limerick concert



Four friends, including two from Clare, will come together on on November 19th at for a concert at Limerick’s Millennium Theatre (LIT).

The Ennis ladies, Helen Catherine Ball and Janet Woods, both locally and London trained will be joined by two Limerick friends, also London trained, Jessica Bray and Amanda Minihan.

These four EL DIVAS have, after years  of trying, finally aligned their schedules to bring you on a ‘ Musical Journey’ through song of their hopes, woes, dreams, trials and tribulations and how their friendships have carried them through.

Helen Catherine Ball, while new to Limerick audiences, performed in the West End, UK & Ireland as a leading lady who encapsulates musical theatre, with her evocative tones, dramatic style and dance skills.

Helen Catherine Ball
Ennis woman Helen Catherine Ball

Helen, since her return to Ireland continues to perform and produce, in addition to running her Stage School.

Janet, who is a much loved History and Business teacher at Villers Secondary School, a singing teacher and PRO with Félie Luimní, is delighted to tread the Musical Theatre boards again after many years on the Classical circuit. Janet enriches us with her style that will bring back many memories.

Janet and Helen are connected not just through their place of birth, but through Helen’s parents and Janet’s grandparents, who knew each other through the Hearing- Impaired community.

This, in itself, is ironic but when Helens’ vocals and the coloratura, lyrical tones of Janet’s voice meet you will be brought on another journey.

Janet Woods
Janet Woods

Jessica, a drama teacher, singer, actress and director, has just finished playing ‘Aldonza’ in Man of La Mancha for Muse Productions and currently directing Shannon Musical Society’s 9-5. Jess is a force to be reckoned with, bringing her amazingly versatile vocals and dramatic skills and energy to the Divas.

Amanda has worked in West End and regional shows since completing her training in London. Amanda brings not only her rich warm vocal tones but her amazing comic skills to the stage captivating audiences wherever she goes and also giving yet another dimension to the Divas. She was delighted to work at home with Wildebeest Theatre Company’s Production of ‘ On The Wire’ in 2014. She is happy and grateful for all work she gets at home and abroad and so proud to be sharing the Limerick stage again with some of her dearest friends.

EL DIVAS are delighted to be working with Ennis-based Michael Hennessy for this production. Michael is synonymous with music is the Clare region, both as a teacher, performer and musical director.

El Diva's
El Diva’s

EL DIVAS, in their own right, have performed lead roles in many shows across a variety of genres from Jesus Christ Superstar, The Producers, Carousel, The Music Man, Oklahoma, The Merry Widow, The Pirates of Penzance, The Hired Man, Annie Get Your Gun, to name but a few.

Saturday November 19th at Limericks Millennium Theatre (LIT) at 8pm. Tickets €16 & €14, available from the LMT Boxoffice 061 293190 and online from here.