Among the varied line-up will be opera; musical theatre with Rebecca Storm; family fun with the Lambert Puppet Theatre and, the highlight for many, the all new traditional pantomime, Jack & the Beanstalk.
Opening Sunday, Sept 22, from the creators of the triumphant Pagliacci comes Orpheus, a co-production from Cork Operatic Society and The Everyman.
Other standouts include classic drama in Harold Pinter’s Betrayal; Eugene O’Brien’s modern classic Eden; Red Kettle’s acclaimed production of Beyond the Brooklyn Sky and the next Cork Short, Life Behind the Venue.
The Everyman will also host a week-long residency with Fishamble, the New Play Company, featuring Cork’s own one-man sensation, Pat Kinevane.
Meanwhile, marking the 50th anniversary of the founding of The Everyman Theatre Company, Michael Twomey directs Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband while, following his tremendous success last year, veteran actor Clive Francis returns with his unique A Christmas Carol.
The comedy duo of Pakie O’Callaghan and Frank Twomey present the rip-roaring All New Santa Ponsa.
Also, back by popular demand, following a sell-out success in June, is It’s the Real McCoy, the Irish comedy that had audiences in stitches.
For live music fans there is John Spillane, Jack L Karen Underwood; An Evening With Johnny McEvoy; Cork Rocks for Abbey and a very special intimate evening with Ireland’s most popular leading lady of musical theatre, Rebecca Storm.
Michael Barker-Caven, the theatre’s artistic director, said that the venue remains one of the most vibrant and productive theatres in the country.
“With comparative minimal local or national arts funding we provide the citizens of Cork and beyond with an extraordinarily varied and dynamic range of high quality national and international drama, opera, musical theatre, comedy and light entertainment,” he said.