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Copper Face Jacks: The Musical Hits Limerick Due to High Demand

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Pictured on the set of  ‘Copper Face Jacks’ is Johnny Ward, posing to promote his role as Gino Wildes.

Copper Face Jacks: The Musical Hits Limerick Due to High Demand

The smash hit Copper Face Jacks: The Musical comes to Limerick for the first time this summer following triumphant runs at the Olympia in both 2018 and 2019.

Packed full of craic, huge laughs, Culchies (ahem!), Dubs, lots of shifting and an incredible cast, Copper Face Jacks: The Musical, is set to be the summer sensation of the county!

Opening at University Concert Hall for a strictly limited run from 30 June until 4 July 2020, tickets are priced from €30 and go on sale this Monday 9th December at 10am from The University Concert Hall or box office 061 331549.

From the creator of Ross O’Carroll Kelly – Paul Howard, Copper Face Jacks: The Musical, is a love story set on the eve of a Dublin v Kerry All Ireland Final, when a sweet Kerry girl ends up falling head over her sensible, flat shoes for the Captain of the Dublin football team – Gino Wildes.

Having received standing ovations, rave reviews and wall-to-wall belly laughs at its shenanigans for its previous two runs, now it’s time for Limerick audiences to laugh out loud as they see if love really can conquer all as the young sweethearts face cultural and linguistic hurdles on their road to happiness and Croker!

Starring Johnny Ward (Fair City, Dancing with the Stars and as Abanazar in this year’s UCH Panto Aladdin) as Gino Wildes and Rachel O’Connell (The Young Offenders and as the Genie in this year’s UCH Panto Aladdin) as Lucelita. 

Copper Face Jacks: The Musical is produced by Kite Entertainment and Verdant Productions. The original concept was created by Darren Smith with Paul Howard.


✭✭✭✭✭” has everything Coppers itself has- drama, laughter, some serious tunes, and even a few Mickey Finns! – The Irish Sun 

✭✭✭✭ …. will have you rolling in the aisles’ – Dublin Live

‘An absolute hit’ – 

“If you’ve ever stepped foot in the door of the infamous nightclub, you will see that this musical is so accurate it’s kind of scary, but in the best way.” – 

✭✭✭✭ ‘A belter of a show…a joy to behold’ – Irish Daily Mail

‘Sheer Hilarity’ – The Irish Times

 ‘Absolutely hilarious!…just brilliant’ – Newstalk

‘You will have pains from laughing’ –

‘An Unadulterated Joy’ – The Arts Review 


For more information on booking tickets, click here or call 061 331549.

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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.