8pm & 2pm matinee (Saturday)
In a major musical adaptation, Frank McCourt’s memoir Angela’s Ashes comes to the Cork Opera House stage in an emotional telling of a childhood in Limerick and beyond, featuring unforgettable songs and melodies, told with a rare lyricism and a warm inimitable sense of humour.
As his parents struggle to provide for him and his brothers in 1940s Ireland, we follow young Frank’s escapades and experiences in a Dickensian landscape peopled by a drunken father, a helpless mother, pompous priests, bullying schoolmasters and money-lenders culminating in his defiant escape to a new life in America.
A haunting score adds to the emotional impact and the humour of the story. Angela’s Ashes has that rare gift of bringing an audience to tears one minute, laughing out loud the next – by turns, deeply moving and riotously funny, this heart-warming musical promises to be one of the major theatrical events.
Based on the Pulitzer prize-winning book by Frank McCourt, Angela’s Ashes The Musical is produced by Pat Moylan, directed by Thom Sutherland, with Music and Lyrics by Adam Howell and Book by Paul Hurt.
Composer/Lyricist – Adam Howell, Book by Paul Hurt, based on a memoire by Frank McCourt.
Starring Jacinta Whyte and Eoin Cannon.
Directed by Thom Southerland
“…only the hardest of heartstrings could fail to be tugged” – Sunday Business Pos
“Winning performances…it radiates confidence” – The Irish Times
“Moylan’s production hit a home run, bullseye and hole in one” – Irish Examiner
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