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Limerick Musical Society will bring Titanic The Musical to University Concert Hall from Thursday, April 13 to Saturday, April 15. Limerick Musical Society will bring Titanic The Musical to University Concert Hall from Thursday, April 13 to Saturday, April 15.

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Limerick Musical Society celebrate its 20th anniversary bringing “Titanic the Musical” to UCH from 13-15 April 2023. Picture: Olena Oleksienko/ilovelimerick

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Limerick Musical Society will bring Titanic The Musical to University Concert Hall from Thursday, April 13 to Saturday, April 15

By I Love Limerick Correspondent Cian Reinhardt

Limerick Musical Society celebrate its 20th anniversary bringing "Titanic the Musical”  to UCH from 13-15 April 2023. Picture: Olena Oleksienko/ilovelimerick
Limerick Musical Society celebrate its 20th anniversary bringing “Titanic the Musical” to UCH from 13-15 April 2023. Picture: Olena Oleksienko/ilovelimerick

Limerick Musical Society, for their 20th Anniversary production, brings Titanic to UCH for a 3-night run opening on the 13th April 2023. Based on real people aboard the most legendary ship in the world, Titanic The Musical is a stunning and stirring production focusing on the hopes, dreams and aspirations of her passengers who each boarded with stories and personal ambitions of their own.

In the final hours of 14th April 1912 the RMS Titanic, on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, collided with an iceberg and ‘the unsinkable ship’ slowly sank. It was one of the most tragic disasters of the 20th Century, in which 1517 men, women and children lost their lives. Maury Yeston and Peter Stones’ Broadway production of Titanic The Musical did just that, winning 5 Tony Awards (Including Best Musical, Book and Score).


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Chairperson of Limerick Musical Society, Emma Moore spoke about the society’s return following the past two years for its 20th-anniversary celebration, she told I Love Limerick, “It’s been a hole in our lives for the past two years not being able to do it to be honest with you. It means everything, this is a fantastic group of people, it really is. We have a very hardworking committee, an absolutely super production team.”

Emma said the group “knew we had something special on our hands at that stage” and wanted to bring the production of Titanic to the Limerick audiences having initially set out to have the show in 2020.

One of the cast, Ailbhe told I Love Limerick at the launch event in Souths Pub about her great gran-aunt, Nora Keane, who was a survivor of the tragedy having made several trips to and back from the USA at the time and “ended up on the Titanic due to coal strikes”.

Mayor of Limerick City and County Council, Francis Foley said he was “delighted to be invited” for the launch, noting Titanic is a story which “resonates with everyone” and the show “is a fantastic musical” saying, “I look forward to attending on the night,” before jokingly adding, “Once they don’t ask me to sing.”

Limerick Musical Society was founded in the year 2000 by a small group of Limerick people passionate about bringing the best in Musical Theatre to local audiences by local entertainers. Our mission statement is ‘to bring modern and exciting musical theatre of the highest possible standards to the people of Limerick City and County’.

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Pictures: Olena Oleksienko/ilovelimerick

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 ilovelimerick.com 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.