LIMERICK SET TO HOST WORLD PREMIERE OF ANGELA’S ASHES
An uplifting story of hope, fortitude and family Music and Lyrics by Adam Howell Book by Paul Hurt Based on the Pulitzer prize-winning book by Frank McCourt
The Limerick Strand Hotel is offering a very special overnight with breakfast, pre-theatre dinner, and tickets to Angela’s Ashes The Musical throughout its run July 6th-15th 2017 at Lime Tree Theatre, a mere 7 minute walk from the hotel.
With overnight night accommodation, pre-theatre two course dinner, tickets to Angela’s Ashes The Musical, plus breakfast in the award winning River Restaurant, this Package offers exceptional value at only € 130 per person.
ABOUT THE MUSICAL:
In a major musical adaptation, for the very first time, Frank McCourt’s memoir ANGELA’S ASHES is brought to the stage in an emotional telling of a childhood in Limerick and beyond, featuring unforgettable songs and melodies, told with a rare lyricism and a warm inimitable sense of humour.
As his parents struggle to provide for him and his brothers in 1940s Ireland, we follow young Frank’s escapades and experiences in a Dickensian landscape peopled by a drunken father, a helpless mother, pompous priests, bullying schoolmasters, money-lenders and dancing-teachers, culminating in his defiant escape to a new life in America.
A haunting score adds to the emotional impact and the humour of the story. ANGELA’S ASHES – THE MUSICAL has that rare gift of bringing an audience to tears one minute, laughing out loud the next – by turns, deeply moving and riotously funny, this new musical promises to be one of the major theatrical events in Ireland in 2017.
Described by The New York Times as a “stunning memoir”, back in 1996 the publication of Frank McCourt’s ANGELA’S ASHES caused a literary sensation. The book climbed quickly to the top of that newspaper’s Bestseller lists and remained there for nearly three years selling 4 million copies in hardback alone. Since then, the book has sold over 10 million copies worldwide and become a phenomenon continuing to attract a global readership. Angela’s Ashes won multiple accolades including the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics’ Circle Award, was listed in The Guardian as one of the top 50 best-selling books of all time and has been translated into 126 languages.
Now for the very first time, this remarkable story comes to the stage. Lime Tree Theatre are delighted this significant tour opens in Limerick, Frank McCourt's home town. Louise Donlon, Director of the Lime Tree Theatre noted “Angela’s Ashes, The Musical is our biggest show to date and a hugely exciting booking for us, we expect it to make a significant mark , not only here in Limerick, but also when it moves on to Dublin and, hopefully in the near future, the West End in London”.
Based on the Pulitzer prize-winning book by Frank McCourt, ANGELA’S ASHES - THE MUSICAL is produced by Pat Moylan, directed by Thom Sutherland, with Music and Lyrics by Adam Howell and Book by Paul Hurt.
Hotel residents can also enjoy complimentary access to Energize Leisure Centre with hydrotherapy pool, plunge pool, Swedish sauna and eucalyptus steam room plus complimentary WI-FI.
PRE THEATRE DINNER - JULY 6TH -15TH
Non-residents and locals attending the show can also avail of the pre-theatre dinner option €24.95 per person which includes a two-course meal a glass of wine and on site 90 minutes complimentary car parking.
For reservations call 061 421800 or CLICK HERE