Prom Queen: The Jukebox Musical, is a youth project based out of Killarney, County Kerry. It was written and co-directed by Sinéad Greene (15), and produced and co-directed by Rachel Griffin (18). The project aims to raise awareness about the importance of mental health amongst young people. The themes of the show relate to modern society and include issues such as bullying, domestic abuse and LGBTQ+ representation. The show hopes to shine a light on these topics, and spark conversations about the many different stories portrayed in this production.
Prom Queen deals with many sensitive topics such as depression, domestic violence, suicide, internalised homophobia and bullying. The main message of Prom Queen is that everyone has their own story. We are more than just ‘popular’, ‘jocks’ and ‘losers’, and this story has an effective and touching way of bringing this to the fore.
This is a youth musical written directed and performed by teenagers for teenagers and adults alike, discussing topics and subjects prominent in the youth’s society such as the LGBTQ+ community and mental health.
We are going on a tour and doing 4 shows in Cork, Kerry, Clare and Portlaoise across the end of July.
Cork – The Everyman Theatre, July 21st
Clare – The GLÓR, July 23rd
Kerry – Killorgan CYMS Hall, July 26th
Laois – Dunamaise Arts Centre, July 29th
Tickets for the Everyman performance are on sale now from the box office or their website! A portion of ticket sales will be donated to various charities. Please come and support this amazing production!