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'Angela’s Ashes' musical in Limerick

Saturday, 15th June, 2019 9:00am
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'Angela’s Ashes' musical in Limerick
'Angela’s Ashes' musical in Limerick

The Lime Tree Theatre in Limerick will play host to 'Angela's Ashes, The Musical' in July.


The production is based on the Pulitzer prize-winning book by Frank McCourt. After breaking box office records at the Lime Tree Theatre in 2017 'Angela’s Ashes, The Musical' comes home for a strictly limited run. Acclaimed by critics and audiences alike, the Limerick run marks the beginning of the musical's next chapter with performances scheduled for Dublin, Cork, Belfast and the UK.


West End star Jacinta Whyte will return home to take on the role of Angela once again. Dublin born Jacinta has made her mark on the international stage performing in some of the biggest musicals of all time, including 'Les Misérables', 'Blood Brothers' and 'Miss Saigon'. From the moment Jacinta walked onto the stage as a child in the title role of 'Annie' in the original production in London's West End it was clear that a musical star had been born.


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. It is 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.


Lime Tree Theatre are delighted to host the opening 11 performances of 'Angela’s Ashes, The Musical' this July before it embarks on an extensive tour. Don’t miss this hugely popular musical, a rare treat right on your doorstep! The production earned a four-star review from the Sunday Business Post - “only the hardest of heartstrings could fail to be tugged.”


It will run from Thursday, July 18th, to Saturday July 27th, at 8pm (no performance on Sunday, 21st). Matinee performances: Saturday 20th and 27th at 2pm. See www.limetreetheatre.ie for further information.

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