- 13 Jun 18
Dublin’s Club Of Clubs is getting its very own all-singing, all-dancing musical. The producers of Anglo: The Musical are proud to present the world premiere of Paul Howard’s latest comedy masterpiece, 'Copper Face Jacks: The Musical.'
Paul Howard (Ross O'Carroll Kelly creator) and the cast of ‘Copper Face Jacks: The Musical’ officially launched the all-singing, all-dancing puppet based musical extravaganza before it opens at the Olympia Theatre this summer from 5 July.
The musical stars Johnny Ward (Fair City, Love/Hate) as Gino Wildes, Roseanna Purcell (Red Rock) as Noeleen Ní Gearailt and Michele McGrath (The Tudors, Damo and Ivor) as Gretchen Ackerman.
Opening in Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on Thursday 5th of July, ‘Copper Face Jacks: The Musical’ is “a celebration of a club that started out life as something of a Culchie Embassy in Dublin but has since been embraced by its home city,” as regardless of your county colours you’ll always be welcome in the club that has become synonymous with having a good time for three generations of Irish night clubbers.
‘Copper Face Jacks: The Musical’ is “a love story set on the eve of a Dublin-Kerry All Ireland Final, when a sweet Kerry girl, who’s moved to the big smoke for her dream job in The VHI, ends up falling head over her flat-shoes with a true blue Dublin team member.”
“Can love conquer all as these two young sweethearts face massive cultural and linguistic hurdles on their road to happiness/Croker? Only time, some great tunes, a cast of puppets and a bunch of cloakroom tickets will tell as Paul Howard uses his mighty comedy pen to see ‘Copper Face Jacks: The Musical’ celebrate the nightclub that has become so much more than just a club and instead is home to millions of love stories and countless lost mobiles.”
Speaking about the show Paul said: “Once you hear the name ‘Copper Face Jacks: The Musical’ it’s impossible not to want to make it happen. We’ve been talking about it for a few years now so it’s brilliant to think in just a few months it will be up and running. I hope we can do this very special venue justice...whilst I also secretly dream of a day when this work is on the Leaving Certificate”.
'Copper Face Jacks: The Musical' is produced by Kite Entertainment and Verdant Productions in association with the Olympia Theatre. Original Concept Created by Daren Smith with Paul Howard.
Venue: Olympia Theatre, Dublin
Date: From 5 July 2018
Tickets: From €26 plus booking free and €1 restoration levy.
Online bookings: Ticketmaster.ie
In Person Bookings: Ticketmaster outlets nationwide or the Olympia Theatre box office.
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