- 13 Jul 23
The live production of Seven Drunken Nights charts the stellar career of The Dubliners.
The iconic, feel-good stage production charting the career of the Dubliners, Seven Drunken Nights, will return to the 3Olympia Theatre next June.
2021 saw the revival of the production for its fifth anniversary, where it played to sold-out audiences across the world.
The show charts the group's five decade career from their frequent appearances at O'Donoghue's to sold out tour, anniversary shows and reunions.
The Dubliners can boast one of the longest and most successful careers in the business from their first number one hit in 1967, "Seven Drunken Nights" to their last number one hits, a 2008 collaboration with U2, "The Ballad of Ronnie Drew," and the 2012 European Championship anthem for Ireland, "Rocky Road to Poland."
The Dubliners' commitment to traditional Irish folk landed them in trouble with RTÉ for a number of years early in their career.
The overwhelming success of their rendition of "Seven Drunken Nights" first featured the sexually explicit verses for Saturday and Sunday night along with the more euphemistic Monday through Friday verses.
The song was unofficially banned from play on RTÉ from 1967 to 1971, though that did not stop the song from reaching number one on the Irish charts and number seven in the UK, in part due to pirate radio stations like Radio Caroline.
The show promises, "This hugely talented cast of musicians and singers bring the music of this iconic group back to life and will have you singing and dancing in the aisles. It is without doubt the ultimate feel good Irish show."
Tickets are on sale now for three shows at the 3Olympia Theatre, on the weekend of 13-14 June 2024.