Angela’s Ashes – The Musical

Musicals
Angela’s Ashes – The Musical
When

Tuesday 24th September, 2019 - Saturday 05th October, 2019

Where

Ashcroft Playhouse

About

Angela’s Ashes – The Musical makes it UK premier in this major musical adaptation of Frank McCourt’s memoir. The story is brought to life in this 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 heartwarming musical promises  to be one of the major theatrical events.

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

Supported by Culture Ireland 

Performances

Tuesday - 24th September 7:45 PM Book Now
Wednesday - 25th September 2:30 PM Book Now
Wednesday - 25th September 7:45 PM Book Now
Thursday - 26th September 7:45 PM Book Now
Friday - 27th September 7:45 PM Book Now
Saturday - 28th September 2:30 PM Book Now
Saturday - 28th September 7:45 PM Book Now
Monday - 30th September 7:45 PM Book Now
Tuesday - 01st October 7:45 PM Book Now
Wednesday - 02nd October 2:45 PM Book Now
Wednesday - 02nd October 7:45 PM Book Now
Thursday - 03rd October 7:45 PM Book Now
Friday - 04th October 7:45 PM Book Now
Saturday - 05th October 2:30 PM Book Now
Saturday - 05th October 7:45 PM Book Now

Reviews

"...only the hardest of heartstrings could fail to be tugged"

Sunday Business Post

"Winning Performances...it radiates confidence"

The Irish Times

"Angela's Ashes - The Musical is the best kind of theatre; it pokes, it prods, it excites, it delights, it uplifts; it touches the soul and the heart and the mind. I belly-laughed, I cried; I was transported"

Sunday Independent

Venue Info

Ashcroft Playhouse

With increased capacity of over 800 seats the Ashcroft Playhouse will present seasons of plays and musicals as well as being home to local community performances and events.  Seasons of live cinema broadcasts will also feature in the program.

Originally opened on 5 November 1962 by Croydon born actress Dame Peggie Ashcroft the theatre has undergone extensive refurbishment.

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