As the Everyman theatre celebrated one of its best summers on record, attention turned to the unveiling of its autumn bumper programme.
The last three months saw a 30% increase in audience figures on the same period last year.
Meanwhile, the new season kicked off yesterday with the 25th anniversary run of The Outgoing Tide by American playwright Bruce Graham and starring Michael Twomey.
The list of entertainment will include the premier comedy “Hung Juror” by local playwright and Irish Examiner journalist Liam Heylin.
Sligo’s finest, Blue Raincoat Theatre will pay a visit with their acclaimed production of Playboy of the Western World.
Fishamble return, after another award-winning run at the Edinburgh Fringe, with Cork’s own Pat Kinevane and his trilogy: Forgotten, Silent and Underneath. This will be the first opportunity to see all three shows in a single week.
For the best in sing-a-long and laugh-a-long entertainment, the theatre is looking forward to a brand new production of Menopause The Musical, starring Mary Byrne (X Factor), Linda Nolan (The Nolans), Niamh Kavanagh (Eurovision) and Sue Collins (The Nualas).
The Everyman’s executive director, Seán Kelly said they’d be getting in the festival spirit with the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival and new kid on the block “Sounds From A Safe Harbour”, and music fans can also look forward to visits from Honor Heffernan, John Spillane and the much-loved Sunday Songbook series.
Comedy lovers should get in line now for the cracking new show “Separated at Birth” from PJ Gallagher and newcomer Joanne McNally.
There are some special treats for small people and their grown-ups. During the mid-term break a magical new production of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic tale of transformation, The Secret Garden, will be staged by local company BrokenCrow.
This year’s Panto will be Aladdin.
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