A whip crack away from fame

16th October 1998 at 01:00
DIRECTORS OF education play many parts - some more unexpected than others. Michael O'Neill, the director in North Lanarkshire, will know exactly what we mean.

O'Neill was a guest last week at Motherwell's Dalziel High for Annie Get Your Gun. Karlin Dougall played the lead role of Annie Oakley and - our Dalziel High reviewer tells us - turned in a show-stopping performance. Heidie Brian Miller suggested O'Neill should congratulate the proud mum and dad on their daughter's star turn.

Introducing him, Miller said simply: "I'd like you to meet Michael O'Neill, the director." To which Mr and Mrs Dougall immediately replied: "Superbly, directed, superbly directed."

Even world-famous staffroom names - well, famous in North Lanarkshire anyway - cannot take recognition for granted.

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