‘Disco Inferno’ fires up audiences in Mitchelstown

Fiona Mason from Fermoy, who was one of the 51 strong cast of Mitchelstown Musical Society's 'Disco Inferno'. (Picture: John Ahern)

There were lots of tired bodies and minds following 4 intense nights of ‘Disco Inferno’ – the latest Mitchelstown Musical Society production.

Established in 2006, some of the Society’s other credits to date include ‘Beauty & The Beast’, ‘Wizard of Oz’, ‘Oliver’, ‘Oklahoma’ and ‘Fiddler On The Roof’. Traditionally, production standards have been very high, so the pressure was on to match and hopefully, surpass all that has gone before.

With Killian Collins (director), Aileen McMurtry (choreographer) and Robbie Pender (musical director) to the fore, this talented trio gave it ‘a fair old rattle’ for the 2023 production.


Mitchelstown Musical Society shows have had large casts in the past – but never 51. This head count brought with it a variety of challenges, most notably, sourcing and installing a stage capable of accommodating such a mega show.

Jack of all trades and master of them all, Brian Roche, oversaw every aspect of set construction, while Rachel Lawton was, we are reliably informed, busy making costume alterations, right up until the last minute.

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