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UPDATE: Red Army rescheduled for February 2021 at the Lime Tree Theatre

Red Army is a tragicomedy celebrating the best of Munster Rugby focusing on Munster women as pundits and fans.

UPDATE: Red Army rescheduled for February 2021 at the Lime Tree Theatre

In the light of the Covid-19 crisis, our main priority remains the health and safety of our colleagues, staff and audiences. We have therefore decided to postpone Red Army and reschedule to February 2021. In these unprecedented times, Lime Tree Theatre and Belltable have unfortunately had to cancel many shows over the past number of weeks. We are delighted that all parties involved in the Red Army production pulled together to ensure this great Limerick story will still go ahead in early 2021. 

The play focuses on four middle-aged diehard female Munster supporters from Limerick. They have been members of Munster’s Red Army for over a decade. From staying in a brothel in Castres to singing ‘Stand up and Fight’ on a tram in Treviso and winning both Heineken Cups in Cardiff- they’ve been there. Now we find them in Paris for the first match of the season in October 2016. But after years of their glorious team coming agonisingly close to reaching the expected exalted heights, the cracks begin to show in their friendship. When team manager, Anthony, “Axel” Foley, dies unexpectedly hours before kick-off, it acts as a catalyst for honesty in their friendships as we shadow them from Paris back home to a grieving Limerick. Their own personal stories unfold across a pivotal week, charting their friendships, their loves, and their daily lives in the shadow of Axel’s death.

New dates are as follows: 
 
Previews: Monday, 22nd, Tuesday, 23rd Feb 2021
 
Opening: Wednesday, 24th Feb 2021
 
Run: Thursday, 25th- Saturday, 27th Feb 2021 
 
This world premiere production of Red Army is hugely important to Lime Tree Theatre. We are fully behind the creative team in place, Producer Marketa Dowling, Limerick writers Helena Close, Marie Boylan, director Conall Morrison and cast Cora Fenton, Frances Healy, Amanda Minihan and Joan Sheehy. 

For more information contact Gill Fenton on 087 7840270.

For more information on Red Army, click here.

For more stories on the Lime Tree Theatre, click here.

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.

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