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The Last Ship comes to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre as part of its first ever tour of the UK and Ireland Tour. Sting’s personal, political and passionate musical is an epic tale of community, hope and a great act of collective defiance. The Last Ship features an original score with music and lyrics by Sting. Gideon Fletcher, a sailor, returns home from sea to discover the ship-building life he left behind in chaos. The yard is closing and no one knows what will come next. With the engine fired and pistons in motion, picket lines are drawn as foreman Jackie (Jimmy Nail) and his wife Peggy fight to hold their community together in the face of the gathering storm. Music and lyrics by Sting. Directed by Lorne Campbell. Northern Stage in association with Karl Sydow and Kathryn Schenker.

Flashdance – The Musical tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of 18 year old Alex, a welder by day and ͚flashdancer͛ by night, who dreams of going to the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy and becoming a professional dancer.  When a romance complicates her ambitions, she harnesses it to drive her dream.  Based on the Paramount Pictures film (Screenplay by Tom Hedley and Joe Eszterhas, story by Tom Hedley) Flashdance is an inspiring musical about the power of holding onto your dreams and love against all the odds. Prepare to be blown away by an astonishing musical spectacle and phenomenal choreography to this iconic score including the smash hits Maniac, Manhunt, Gloria, I Love Rock & Roll and the sensational title track Flashdance… What a Feeling. Produced by the award winning team at Selladoor Productions – producers of Footloose, Avenue Q and Little Shop of Horrors and Runaway Entertainment – producers of In The Heights, Guys and Dolls and Lazarus, Flashdance – The Musical is not to be missed! Sparks will fly and you will dance like you͛’ve never danced before!

Miss Ali Stage School presents ALI IN WONDERLAND at The Olympia Theatre Dublin, on Sunday 17th June.

Internationally renowned, award-winning STEVE MICHAELS stars as Elvis. His masterful renditions of The King and his music have garnered him worldwide fame, and appearances alongside the extraordinary Jordanaires and the Sweet Inspirations as well as Elvis’s legendary drummer DJ Fontana and bassist Jerry Scheff. It’s 1968 – the major musical event of the year is the first live TV special for Elvis Presley in what would come to be known as The ’68 Comeback Special. Drawing phenomenal ratings, this event re-establishes Elvis as the major entertainment star of the decade, and twelve months later Elvis stars at the International Hotel in Vegas, performing live for the first time in seven years, and securing his place in history as the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll! This production celebrates 50 years since the TV phenomenon and is a testament that his songs live on and the King still rules! This Is Elvis recreates all the drama leading up to the comeback as well as staging the monumental concert. It then proceeds with the King to his Vegas debut. Featuring Elvis’s greatest hits including Trouble, Heartbreak Hotel, Blue Suede Shoes, Hound Dog, Love Me Tender, All Shook Up, Suspicious Minds and many more…

A new musical about a girl from Kerry and a boy from Dublin who fall in love despite the language barrier!

We’re delighted to announce that Amy Ross (Elphaba), Helen Woolf (Glinda), Aaron Sidwell (Fiyero), Steven Pinder (The Wizard and Doctor Dillamond), Kim Ismay (Madame Morrible), Emily Shaw (Nessarose), Iddon Jones (Boq) and Nikki Bentley (Standby for Elphaba) will lead the cast of the spectacular, critically acclaimed and multi record-breaking UK & Ireland Tour when it returns to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre from 17 July to 1 September 2018. Acclaimed as “a joyous spectacle that captures the imagination” (Irish Independent) and “a magical mystery tour through the fantasyland of Oz” (London Evening Standard), WICKED tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two sorcery students and their extraordinary adventures in Oz, which will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West. Based on the acclaimed, best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire that ingeniously re-imagines the stories and characters originally created by L. Frank Baum in ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’, WICKED has become a global phenomenon featuring astounding technical wizardry, stunning costumes, a compelling ‘untold’ story and show-stopping songs, including the incredible ‘Defying Gravity’.

“CALLAS” is the world’s first stage show about the legendary opera star Maria Callas. The show explores her famous love affair with Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis, who left Callas in 1968 to marry President JFK’s widow, Jackie Kennedy.  Drawing remarkable parallels between her personal life and the roles she played on stage, “CALLAS” is a fascinating insight into one the most enigmatic and iconic performers of the 20th Century. Maria Callas is played by the stunning British soprano Anna Patalong. [“Anna Patalong sounds utterly gorgeous” – The Guardian.]  She is joined by the brilliant Irish baritone Gavan Ring in the role of Onassis and much-loved UK tenor Alexander James Edwards as Meneghini. The show is narrated by the voice of acclaimed British actor Simon Callow CBE (‘Four Weddings & A Funeral’; ‘A Room With A View’; ‘Amadeus’). Presenting world famous music from operas such as ‘Madame Butterfly’, ‘La Bohème’, ‘Tosca’, ‘Carmen’, ‘La Traviata’, ‘The Pearl Fishers’, “CALLAS” is the most popular opera-themed show ever to be staged in the history of Irish theatre with over 15,000 seats sold.

David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers’s presentation of the Sheffield Theatres production of Simon Beaufoy’s THE FULL MONTY, which won the UK Theatre Award for Best Touring Production, will tour the UK & Ireland for the final ever time in 2018/19, opening at the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham on 3 September 2018.  Further tour dates include Chester, Dublin, Killarney, York, Bromley, Swindon, Birmingham, Darlington, Stoke, Norwich and Sheffield with more dates to be added. The cast will be led by Gary Lucy (Luke Morgan in Hollyoaks, Danny Pennant in EastEnders, DS Will Fletcher in The Bill, Kyle Pascoe in Footballer’s Wives, winner of Dancing on Ice) as Gaz, along with Andrew Dunn (best known as Tony in Dinnerladies and for his regular appearances playing Alastair Campbell on Bremner, Bird and Fortune) as Gerald, Louis Emerick (Norman the Doorman in Benidorm, Mick Johnson in Brookside, PC Walsh in Last of the Summer Wine and soon to be seen as Mike in Coronation Street) as Horse, Joe Gill (Finn Barton in Emmerdale) as Lomper, Kai Owen (Rhys in Torchwood and Pete in Hollyoaks) as Dave and James Redmond (Finn in Hollyoaks and Abs Denham in Casualty). Further casting is to be announced. The 2018/19 […]

Prepare to experience the distinct sound of one the greatest bands to have ever graced the stage in this unforgettable concert spectacular. Immerse yourself in the brothers’ music through the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s – including hits they wrote for artists such as Celine Dion, Diana Ross and Dolly Parton. This fabulously authentic production ensures the Gibb brothers’ incredible legacy of classic hit songs is well and truly stayin’ alive. Please note: This is a tribute show and is no way affiliated with any original artists/estates/management companies or similar shows.

The show’s creator and promoter Pat Egan says: “The success of the show is down to the outstanding high quality of the production, brilliant band and singers but ever more so the astonishing voice of Toni Lee recreating to perfection the smoky tones of Karen Carpenter. No other Carpenters show comes near”. The show’s Musical Director and arranger is Eugene McCarthy, a highly experienced musician of over 30 years who has worked with top Irish and international acts. Toni Lee is unique, utterly unique in that she recreates the voice of Karen Carpenter like no one else alive. Her touring show “We’ve Only Just Begun” has been on the road now for over 5 years and it’s simply the best Celebration of the Carpenters music to be heard anywhere in the world. The show features every Carpenter hit with an 8 piece big band and audiovisuals of the Carpenters career highlights. It’s an evening of pure nostalgia where Toni Lee truly becomes Karen Carpenter. Toni grew up in a music business family. Her dad was a professional musician and her mum worked as an agent. So Toni has been surrounded by bands and singers from an early age. When other […]

Star Wars: A New Hope In Concert. Full orchestra conducted by David Mahoney.  Featuring composer John Williams’ complete score. 29th January 2018 – It was announced today that a screening of Star Wars: A New Hope, with Oscar®-winning composer John Williams’ musical score performed live to the film, will take place at 3Arena Dublin on 5th December 2018. The 82 piece RTÉ Symphony Orchestra will be conducted by David Mahoney. Since the release of Star Wars: A New Hope over 40 years ago, the Star Wars saga has had a seismic impact on both cinema and culture, inspiring audiences around the world with its mythic storytelling, captivating characters, groundbreaking special effects and iconic musical scores composed by Williams. Now fans will be able to experience the scope and grandeur of Star Wars: A New Hope in a live symphonic concert experience. Grant Watmuff, Licensing & Strategic Partnerships Manager at Disney Music Group, said: “We’re delighted that Star Wars fans will have the opportunity to experience the music of the movie performed live to picture in Ireland for the first time. From the opening fanfare to the final note, John Williams’ score for Star Wars: A New Hope is a genre […]