Wexford Light Opera Society presents Titanic
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About the Event
Wexford Light Opera Society are delighted to be staging the epic story of Titanic in the National Opera House beginning from Monday, 27th April 2020 until Saturday, 2nd May 2020. Based on the Story and Book by Peter Stone and the Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston, Titanic the Musical tells the tragic story with a compassionate book, intelligent lyrics, and soaring melodies. Full of memorable characters based on the real men and women on the ship, Titanic is a powerful, complex look at the making of a tragedy
The RMS Titanic was a Passenger Liner that set out on its maiden voyage on April 10th 1012 from Southampton across the Atlantic Sea to New York. Billed as the “Largest Floating Object in the World” the Titanic is big news. The Titanic was the second of 3 Olympic-Class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line She was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. Thomas Andrews, chief naval architect of the shipyard at the time. On April 14th 1912 the Titanic struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic sea and on April 15th 1912 the “Unsinkable” ship sank. Of the estimated 2,224 passengers and crew on board, more than 1,500 men, women and children perished.
Yeston and Peter Stone’s musical, Titanic, tells the stories of the people on board the legendary steamer and the men who got them there. Spanning all classes when rigid class social systems were in still in place, Titanic captures the stories from the whole range of humanity aboard the ship: from workers in the boiler room to first-class attendants, from the poorest passengers, who scraped together their life savings to purchase third-class tickets to America, to some of the wealthiest men of the Victorian age, including John Jacob Astor and Benjamin Guggenheim..
All their dreams were dashed as tragedy stuck and the Titanic collided with an iceberg and Titanic the Musical is an emotional piece telling the tale and the unfortunate fate of many of these passengers.
Wexford Light Opera Production Team:
Our production team for Titanic are delighted to bring this tragic story to life. They are:
Director – Tom O’Leary
Musical Director – Fintan Cleary
Choreographer – Aisling Doyle
Chorus Mistress – Eithne Corrigan
Stage Manager – Colin Murphy
Wexford Light Opera Cast for Titanic:
Thomas Andrews - James Mc Dermott
J. Bruce Ismay - Pete McCamley
Captain E.J. Smith - Tony Carty
First Officer Murdoch - Brian Kelly
Second Officer Lightoller - Michael McKenny
Third Officer Pitman - Conor Hanton
Fourth Officer Boxhall - Dermot Wallace
Quartermaster Hitchens - Brandon Cogley
Harold Bride - Cormac Gately
Frederick Barrett - David Lyons
Fredrick Fleet - Michael O'Gorman
Wallace Hartley - Eric Hayes
Henry Etches - Pat Lawlor
Isidor Straus - Des Whelen
Ida Straus - Mary Roche
Alice Beane - Ami Stahlut
Edgar Beane - Mick Farrell
Charles Clarke - Georoid McCauley
Caroline Neville - Jill Cox
Jim Farrell - Michael Carroll
Kate McGowan - Niamh Cullen (New Ross)
Kate Mullins - Becky Grey
Kate Murphy - Niamh Cullen (Wexford)
As well as the 2018 AIMS Gilbert Award Winning Best Chorus who will play all the classes of passengers and additional crew aboard the Titanic.
Monday – Wednesday €22.50 (available online)
OAP/Student/Concession Rate for Monday only €17.50 (available online)
Thursday – Saturday €25.00 (available online)
Family Rate of 2 Adults & 2 Children Available for each night by ringing the National Opera House Box Office on 053 9122144. Prices are €75 for Monday – Wednesday and €80 Thursday – Saturday.
Group Rates Also Available for Bookings for 20 or more people. Please phone the National Opera House Box Office on 053 9122144 for more details.
Book Your Tickets, early to avoid any disappointment as we are sure this heart-breaking story unfolding in front of your eyes is one you will want to see.
Tom O Leary