Civic reception for Jessie Buckley

11 Jun

I’d Do Anything finalist Jessie Buckley is to return to her native Killarney this week. A welcome home event for the 18 year old will be held at the Cathedral Field at 7.30 Friday evening. Jessie came second in the BBC series I’d Do Anything, loosing out on winning the lead female role of Nancy in the West End production Oliver, despite being the choice of producers Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron McIntosh.

The Killarney homecoming committee is asking school children to bring posters and banners made for Jessie during the campaign, to the event at the Cathedral Field Friday evening; MC will be Radio Kerry’s Sean Hurley. Jessie will also attend the Association of Irish Musical Societies seminar at the INEC this weekend, where she’s nominated for Best Actress for her role of Julie Jordan in the Killarney Musical Society’s production of Carousel.

Meanwhile Killarney Town Council is to honour the Association of Irish Musical Societies with a civic reception at the council chambers on Friday at 1.30pm.

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2 Responses to “Civic reception for Jessie Buckley”

  1. Roger June 18, 2008 at 01:19 #

    My vote always went to Jessie for so many reasons. I and the rest of my family wish her every success. I KNOW she will do wonderfully well and Google’s help will be sought regularly so we can keep tabs on her career. Well done Jessie… A truly class act in a world short of class!

  2. Roger June 22, 2008 at 13:35 #

    Rumour has it that A. Jessie will also star with Jodie in Oliver, taking on several performances a week, and that B. she could star as Sally Bowles in Cabaret according to ‘whatsonstage.com’

    “Buckley as Sally Bowles in his upcoming tour of Cabaret, which launches from Birmingham Rep at the end of August, directed (as in the West End) by Rufus Norris and starring Wayne Sleep as the Emcee (See News, 5 Jun 2008). “Maybe This Time” for Jessie?”

    In my view Cabaret would be an even more exciting prospect for Jessie than Oliver.

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