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Angela's Ashes The Musical

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre are delighted to announce that following a record-breaking run in 2017, Angela’s Ashes The Musical will return to the stage for one week only from Monday 9 to Saturday 14 September 2019.Tickets from €21.00 are on sale now.

Frank McCourt’s memoir ANGELA’S ASHES is brought to the stage in an emotional telling of a childhood in Limerick and beyond, featuring unforgettable songs and melodies, told with a rare lyricism and a warm inimitable sense of humour.

As his parents struggle to provide for him and his brothers in 1940s Ireland, we follow young Frank’s escapades and experiences in a Dickensian landscape peopled by a drunken father, a helpless mother, pompous priests, bullying schoolmasters, money-lenders and dancing-teachers, culminating in his defiant escape to a new life in America.

A haunting score adds to the emotional impact and the humour of the story. ANGELA’S ASHES THE MUSICAL has that rare gift of bringing an audience to tears one minute, laughing out loud the next – by turns, deeply moving and riotously funny, this new musical promises to be one of the major theatrical events in Ireland in 2019.

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. Since then, the book has sold over 10 million copies worldwide and become a phenomenon continuing to attract a global readership. Angela’s Ashes won multiple accolades including the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics’ Circle Award, was listed in The Guardian as one of the top 50 best-selling books of all time and has been translated into 126 languages.
Now for the very first time, this remarkable story comes to the stage. Based on the Pulitzer prize-winning book by Frank McCourt, ANGELA’S ASHES THE MUSICAL is produced by Pat Moylan, directed by Thom Sutherland, with Music and Lyrics by Adam Howell and Book by Paul Hurt

This incredible production is one that you won’t want to miss. Here are just some reviews following the show’s premiere in 2017:

“The most wonderful Irish story you will ever see on stage”
Fergal D'Arcy, Today FM

“Moylan’s production hit a home run, bullseye and hole in one”
Irish Examiner

“…only the hardest of heartstrings could fail to be tugged”
Sunday Business Post

“Angela’s Ashes - The Musical is the best kind of theatre: it pokes, it prods, it excites, it delights, it uplifts; it touches the soul and the heart and the mind. I belly-laughed, I cried; I was transported”’
Sunday Independent

Shay Byrne, RTÉ Radio One

“Funny, charming, heartfelt - everyone should go see Angela's Ashes”

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Event Dates:

  • Mon, 9 September 2019 19:30 - 10:30

  • Tue, 10 September 2019 19:30 - 10:30

  • Wed, 11 September 2019 19:30 - 10:30

  • Thu, 12 September 2019 19:30 - 10:30

  • Fri, 13 September 2019 19:30 - 10:30

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