Paul Carrack, one of the most revered vocalists in pop music, a legendary singer – songwriter and front man of Mike & The Mechanics, Squeeze & Ace returns to the road with his band and a new album, These Days. It features 11 new songs including 5 co-writes with his old Squeeze bandmate Chris Difford. With a back-catalogue of classic hit songs to his name including “The Living Years”, “Tempted”, “How Long”, “Over My Shoulder”, Paul’s uniquely soulful voice is a must for his million of fans around the world. His songs have been covered by some of the biggest names in pop music….The Eagles, Diana Ross, Tom Jones and he is constantly in demand as a session keyboard player and has recorded and toured with Elton John, Van Morrison, Roger Waters, BB King and most recently Eric Clapton. A recent BBC documentary “The Man With The Golden Voice” has brought Paul Carrack to an even wider audience with a whole new generation of fans discovering the talents of this uniquely gifted musician. Maybe its time you did too.
The first is his 1986 release, ‘Into The Light’, which Chris had shrewdly envisaged could be the record that might place him fully centre stage as an international artist – and so it proved, thanks to one song in particular: ‘The Lady In Red’. It was the composition which finally established him as a known singer-songwriter around the world and has since become an undeniable evergreen classic. It achieved No. 1 status in 47 countries, including the UK, reached No.2 in America and has now sold in excess of 8 million copies. To this day, it remains one of the most played songs on the planet; in America alone, it has been the recipient of six annual ASCAP (Association of Composers and Publishers) Awards, presented to acknowledge it as among the Top 20 most played records in the United States in a period of 12 months. The second album is ‘Moonfleet & Other Stories’, from 2010, which took Chris on the most ambitious, demanding and evocative journey of his long career which, by then, had resulted in albums sales approaching 50 million worldwide. “I gave myself the biggest challenge in writing and recording that album,” Chris estimates. “It was very […]
On November 9th 2018, Aled Jones and Russell Watson, two of the world’s greatest classical voices, take to the stage together for their first joint UK and Ireland tour throughout September and October 2019, performing in the Bord Gais Energy Theatre on Friday, October 18th 2019. As two of the classical world’s vocal powerhouses, Aled and Russell have received countless prestigious awards, record-breaking sales and chart successes. Over his extraordinary 30 year career, Aled’s outstanding performances have made smash-hit box office history. He is the original crossover star and has sung for the Pope and the Royal Family, received an MBE, released over 30 albums – with over 10 million album sales and counting – and has over 40 silver, gold and platinum discs. After beginning his career at the age of 12, Aled became one of the world’s most successful boy sopranos, releasing 12 hit albums in 4 years with the defining moment being ‘Walking in the Air’, the hit song from the family-favourite, Christmas animated film ‘The Snowman’.
With over 20,000 tickets sold in Ireland plus successful tours of the UK, Holland and Belgium. Ireland’s most successful touring tribute show returns to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. 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 its 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. […]
Experience two of the Beatles’ most iconic albums performed afresh in this special musical collaboration, adding a classical twist and performing beautifully arranged symphonic Versions of these timeless classics, including masterpieces such as Here Comes The Sun, Come Together, The Long and Winding Road and Let it Be. The tour marks 50 years since the release of these final two albums, ‘Abbey Road’ (released 26 September 1969) and ‘Let It Be’ (released 8 May 1970), and will explore the journey to the end of The Beatles, celebrating the music of this era and the legacy that endures to this day.
Following two sold-out seasons at the London Coliseum, St Petersburg Ballet Theatre brings the grace and beauty of Swan Lake to Dublin. With magnificent sets and beautiful costumes, the company of 55, led by prima ballerina Irina Kolesnikova, presents Russian Ballet tradition in all its glory. St Petersburg Ballet Theatre is renowned globally from London to Sydney, from Hong Kong and Singapore to Johannesburg and Paris for its superbly trained Vaganova soloists and corps de ballet. Tchaikovsky’s immortal Swan Lake, the world’s most loved classical ballet, will be accompanied by a full theatre orchestra. See it once – remember it forever.
The worldwide smash hit musical by Queen and Ben Elton returns to the UK and Ireland. The multi-million-pound show dazzles all the senses in breathtaking style. Guaranteed to blow your mind, this musical phenomenon is not to be missed! Since 2002 over 16 million theatregoers in 19 countries have been thrilled by this awe-inspiring production. With 24 of Queen’s biggest hits delivered in a show that boasts the scale and spectacle that marked the bands’ legendary live performances. Monday 28th October 2019 Show 7:30pm Tuesday 29th October 2019 Show 7:30pm Wednesday 30th October 2019 Show 2:30pm Wednesday 30th October 2019 Show 7:30pm Thursday 31st October 2019 Show 7:30pm Friday 1st November 2019 Show 7:30pm Saturday 2nd November 2019 Show 2:30pm Saturday 2nd November 2019 Show 7:30pm
“It’s not fair!” The notion of justice is of paramount importance to children, and key to the appeal of the Cinderella story. But whatever your favourite version, you will find something uniquely dark, yet sparkling and touchingly redemptive in Rossini’s La Cenerentola. This production unfolds from the very pages of books and celebrates the idea of literature, of fantasy, of escapism, and most importantly of Goodness Triumphant. The age-old fairytale resonates as much today as it did in times gone by. The story of Cinderella has been whisked up into an opera many times. But only once with the sparkle and affection of Rossini’s version of 1817. The title role is taken by Tara Erraught, Ireland’s most sought-after singer, who is celebrated for her rich vocal fireworks and dynamic stage presence, and is especially acclaimed in the operas of Rossini.
Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby is brings her new show Douglas to the Bord Gais Energy Theatre stage. Tasmania’s own Hannah Gadsby has come to the world’s attention through her multi-award winning stand up show Nanette which played to sold out houses across Australia, London, Edinburgh, New York and Los Angeles before launching on Netflix in June 2018 as the first Australian Netflix Original Comedy Special and stopping the comedy world in its tracks. The overnight success of Hannah Gadsby was more than ten years in the making, with her award-winning stand up shows a sell-out fixture in festivals across Australia and the UK. She played a character called Hannah on the TV series Please Like Me and has hosted three art documentaries, inspired by comedy art lectures she created to accompany collections at major galleries.
Tumble outta’ bed and stumble to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre to see Dolly Parton’s smash-hit musical, starring Louise Redknapp and Amber Davies! Tickets from €21.00. Fresh from 5* reviews and sold-out houses in London’s West End, 9 to 5 the Musical tells the story of three workmates pushed to boiling point by their sexist and egotistical boss. Concocting a plan to kidnap and turn the tables on their despicable supervisor, will the women manage to reform their office – or will events unravel when the CEO pays an unexpected visit? With an Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-nominated score by the Queen of Country herself, Dolly Parton, and a book by the iconic movie’s original screenwriter Patricia Resnick, this hilarious new production is about teaming up, standing up and taking care of business! Star casting to be announced. Based on the 20th Century Fox Picture. Originally produced on Broadway by Robert Greenblatt, April 2009. Please note: Age recommendation 12+. This production contains comic sexual references, light drug use and the occasional curse word. Dolly Parton will not be appearing live in this production. Tuesday 19th November 2019 Show 7:30pm Wednesday 20th November 2019 Show 2:30pm Wednesday 20th November 2019 Show 7:30pm […]
Circus 1903 features talented acts from around that world that are sure to take your breath away while transporting you to the mesmerising Golden Age of circus. Enjoy daredevil performances by acrobats, jugglers, trapeze and high wire performers, contortionists and more. Plus, Circus 1903 includes incredible puppetry from the award-winning team behind War Horse, who put remarkably created elephants back in the ring as you’ve never imagined. Perfect for all ages, don’t miss this captivating turn-of-the-century circus this Christmas.
Following on from a triumphant sold out 2017 premiere tour, Love Actually will once again be screened live across the UK with a full orchestra performing its enchanting score – just in time for Christmas! Kicking off the holiday season and getting many into the Christmas spirit, the tour will begin in Poole on 25 November, before travelling onto an array of cities up and down the country, including the iconic London Palladium. After the hugely successful sold-out first run in 2017, the Liverpool Echo commented that the orchestra had given the film “a new lease of life” as “audiences laughed, sang, and even cried as the live band helped bring the film to life”. Directed by Richard Curtis and originally released in cinemas in 2003, Love Actually tells 10 separate yet interweaving stories of love around Christmas time. The film features an all-star ensemble cast, including Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Laura Linney, Bill Nighy, Martine McCutcheon, Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, Keira Knightley Rowan Atkinson, Martin Freeman, and many more. A full, live orchestra will perform Craig Armstrong’s evocative score at these shows, with the film being projected onto a huge screen. Armstrong is one of the UK’s […]
The sensational feel-good musical MAMMA MIA! will return to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin for a 4 week run from 10th December 2019 – 5th January 2020 as part of a UK and International Tour celebrating 20 years since MAMMA MIA! premiered in London in April 1999. From West End to global phenomenon, MAMMA MIA! is Judy Craymer’s ingenious vision of staging the story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs with a sunny, funny tale of a mother, a daughter and three possible dads unfolding on a Greek island idyll. To date, it has been seen by over 60 million people in 50 productions in 16 different languages. In 2011 it became the first Western musical ever to be staged in Mandarin in the People’s Republic of China. MAMMA MIA! became the 8th longest running show in Broadway history where it played a record-breaking run for 14 years. MAMMA MIA! continues to thrill audiences in London’s West End at the Novello Theatre where it will celebrate its 20th Anniversary on 6 April 2019. The hugely successful first International Tour premiered in Dublin in September 2004 and visited 85 cities across 38 countries, selling over 5 million tickets over 9 years. Produced […]
The Sound of Music returns to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in a magnificent production to enchant and enthral the young and the young at heart. Based on Baroness Maria von Trapp’s 1949 autobiography, this wonderfully lavish staging of The Sound Of Music tells the true story of the world-famous singing family, from their romantic beginnings and search for happiness, to their thrilling escape to freedom as their beloved Austria becomes part of the Third Reich at the start of WWII. The unforgettable score features some of the most memorable songs ever performed on stage, including ‘Edelweiss’, ‘My Favorite Things’, ‘Do-Re-Mi’, ‘Climb Ev’ry Mountain’, and of course, the title song – ‘The Sound of Music’. Friday 10th January 2020 Show 7:30pm Saturday 11th January 2020 Show 2:30pm Saturday 11th January 2020 Show 7:30pm Tuesday 14th January 2020 Show 7:30pm Wednesday 15th January 2020 Show 2:30pm Wednesday 15th January 2020 Show 7:30pm Thursday 16th January 2020 Show 2:30pm Thursday 16th January 2020 Show 7:30pm Friday 17th January 2020 Show 7:30pm Saturday 18th January 2020 Show 2:30pm