Everyman set to stage old favourites and new works as 2013 programme unveiled

Pagliacci was in the Everyman last June
Pagliacci was in the Everyman last June

The Everyman Theatre launched its Spring 2013 programme in Cork yesterday evening.

Productions coming to the theatre in the months ahead include a version of William Shakespeare’s Richard II, John Breen’s Alone It Stands, and Arthur Miller’s epic Death of a Salesman.

Also scheduled are an appearance by the legendary British director, producer, author and humorist, Jonathan Miller; Jack L’s tribute to the likes of Janis Joplin, The Doors and Amy Winehouse, The 27 Club; and the Decadent Theatre production of Martin McDonagh’s A Skull in Connemara.

The Everyman’s artistic director, Michael Barker-Caven, is particularly keen to promote new theatre work in 2013.

“There is talk of the paucity of quality new writing for theatre, so I am delighted to say that we are taking up this challenge, declaring 2013 to be ‘The Year of the New Play’.

“Along with our partners, we have bold plans to mount a number of new works. With the support of Cork County Council Arts Office, the groundbreaking Everyman County Touring Initiative will showcase the talents of local writers, directors and actors in venues across Cork County before being presented at The Everyman.”

The debut production in this new initiative is The Chronicle of Oggle, written and performed by renowned local actor Peter Gowen and directed by Donal Gallagher.

The Everyman also announced two projects it is contributing to The Gathering.

One is the appearance by US-based TV and film actor Patrick Cronin as Willy Loman in Kolectiv Theatre’s production of Arthur Miller’s Death of A Salesman.

The other is Dear Cork, a county-wide project run by the Everyman together with writer-in-residence Carmel Winters and Cork city and county councils, which invites members of the public to submit letters which will be used as the basis of readings and dramatisations.

*For full details of the entire Everyman programme visit www.everymanpalace.com

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