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Angela's Ashes The Musical - Streaming in September


Angela’s Ashes


A Special Streaming Event From Dublin’s Olympia Theatre For Irish Audiences and A New York Premiere with Irish Repertory Theatre

Broadcast Live on Thursday 9 September and Available to View On Demand 10 - 12 September.

Based on the Pulitzer prize-winning book ‘Angela’s Ashes’ by Frank McCourt, the major musical adaptation Angela’s Ashes - The Musical has announced a special streaming event for Irish and New York audiences this September.

On September 9th 2021 at 7.30pm, Angela’s Ashes - The Musical will be streamed from Dublin’s Olympia Theatre to Irish audiences. The show will also make its US premiere as the performance will be streamed to New York audiences by Irish Repertory Theatre on the same day.

Angela’s Ashes - The Musical will also be available to view on demand from 10 September through to 12 September. Tickets from €25 including booking fee are on sale now from Ticketmaster.

Starring Jacinta Whyte (Titanic) as “Angela” and Eoin Cannon (The Woman in White) as “Frank”, Angela’s Ashes: The Musical has that rare gift of bringing an audience to tears in one minute, laughing out loud the next – if ever a musical could be said to embody the ‘roller coaster of emotion, then Angela’s Ashes is that musical. A haunting underscore with unforgettable tunes adds to the emotional impact and the humour of the story.

Angela’s Ashes – The Musical is a remarkable story, told with a rare lyricism and a warm inimitable sense of humour as we follow Frank’s escapades and experiences in a Dickensian landscape peopled by a drunken father, helpless mother, pompous priests and bullying schoolmasters; money-lenders, dancing-teachers and charity workers,

culminating in his escape from grinding poverty to the redemption of a new life in America.

Described by The New York Times as a “stunning memoir” back in 1996, the publication of Frank McCourt’s Angela’s Ashes caused a literary sensation. The book climbed quickly to the top of that newspaper’s Bestseller lists and remained there for nearly three years, selling 4 million copies in hardback alone. McCourt’s memoir of growing up in the ‘Lanes of Limerick’ was followed by a 1999 Alan Parker film. It is now being

retold in a vibrant and memorable piece of musical theatre.

Adam Howell - Music & Lyrics

Paul Hurt – Book

Thom Southerland - Director

This project has been funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport, and Media, Ireland.

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