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LATEST PICS: Bord Gais Energy Theatre Launch Event for Angela’s Ashes The Musical

It was  all hands on deck as Angela’s Ashes The Musical officially launched on Tuesday 25 April on the M.V Cill Airne ahead of the shows summer season at Bord Gais Energy Theatre this July. Guests hopped aboard the M.V Cill Airne and celebrated the productions maiden voyage from page to stage.

Based on the Pulitzer prize-winning book by Frank McCourt Angela’s Ashes The Musical will play Bord Gais Energy Theatre from 18- 30 July 2017 and will also have dates at Limerick’s Lime Tree Theatre (6-15 July) and the Grand Opera House Belfast (1-5 August).

For the very first time, in a major musical adaptation, Frank McCourt’s memoir is brought to the 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. A haunting score adds to the emotional impact and the humour of the story.  Angela’s Ashes The Musical 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 new musical promises to be one of the major theatrical events in Ireland in 2017.

Guests on the night including sisters Aoibhin Garrihy and Ailbhe Garrihy, 98fm’s Adrian Kennedy, Q102’s Rebecca Lee, Peter Sheridan, Ruth O Neill and Rob Morgan as well as model January Winters, got a unique and engaging insight into what Irish audiences can expect from this incredible show. On the night Pat Moylan (Producer), Ciaran Walsh (Executive Producer), Paul Hurt (Book) and Adam Howell (Music and Lyrics) also were in attendance.  For the first time there was a showcase of the music from the show with an exclusive performance of two original songs as the show sets sail for a smash hit summer season!

Pictures: Brian McEvoy

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