Pictured at the opening night of Angela’s Ashes, The Musical at the Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick are Pat Moylan, Angela’s Ashes, The Musical Producer, Una Heaton, Manager of Angela’s Ashes Museum and Richard lynch, Founder of I Love Limerick. Picture: Orla McLaughlin/ilovelimerick.
PHOTOS – The smash-hit musical ANGELA’S ASHES, THE MUSICAL returns to Limerick in July
Angelas Ashes, The Musical returns to Limerick this July for 11 performances only. Manager of the Lime Tree Theatre Louise Donlon and other staff members gathered this afternoon Tuesday, May 21 to launch its return run at The Savoy Hotel. Special guest Jacinta Whyte flew from London for the occasion and entertained guests with a live performance of Sing River Shannon, the musical’s main hit-song. The musical will return on Thursday, July 18.
After breaking box office records at the Lime Tree Theatre back in 2017, Angelas Ashes, The Musical has a strictly limited run, from Thursday, July 18, to Saturday, July 27 (11 performances in total). Acclaimed by critics and audiences alike the Limerick run marks the beginning of the musicals next chapter. Starring Jacinta Whyte as Angela and Eoin Cannon as Frank, the full cast will be announced in the coming weeks. This uplifting story of hope, fortitude and family will bring audiences back into the Lime Tree Theatre in their droves from all over the mid-west region. Lime Tree is delighted to host the opening eleven performances of Angela’s Ashes, The Musical before it embarks on an extensive tour with performances scheduled for Dublin, Cork, Belfast and the UK.
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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 musicals next chapter with performances scheduled for Dublin, Cork, Belfast and the UK.
It received a four-star review from the Sunday Business Post: “…only the hardest of heartstrings could fail to be tugged…”
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 Misérable, 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.
Music and lyrics are by Adam Howell. The production is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Frank McCourt.
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 childhood in Limerick and beyond, featuring unforgettable songs and melodies, told with rare lyricism and a warm inimitable sense of humour. Lime Tree Theatre is delighted to host the opening eleven performances of Angela’s Ashes, The Musical before it embarks on an extensive tour. Don’t miss this hugely popular musical, a rare treat right on your doorstep!
The times and ticket prices vary depending on the date.
Tickets can be bought here.
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Pictures: Orla McLaughlin/ilovelimerick
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