New season highlights at the Everyman

New season highlights at the Everyman

Writer Louise O’Neill, (Asking For It), and Everyman Artistic Director, Julie Kelleher, at the launch of the Everyman’s Spring/Summer programme. Picture: Darragh Kane

CORK’S Everyman Theatre yesterday announced their packed spring and summer programme of plays and pantos.

Highlights include premium theatre events, such as Druid’s Waiting For Godot and the Everyman’s production of Golden Globe winner, Martin McDonagh’s The Lonesome West.

The Everyman will also host the world premiere, stage adaptation of Louise O’Neill’s award-winning novel, Asking For It, which is also set to grace the stage of the Abbey Theatre, later in the year.

The world premiere of John O’Brien’s new opera, The Nightingale, is also set to make its debut in the Everyman.

The Everyman are bringing these, and other productions, such as Kevin Barry’s critically acclaimed Autumn Royal, to a wider national audience through touring, whilst continuing to provide audiences in Cork with a wide range of theatre, opera, live music, and stand-up comedy.

“2018 is going to be one of the most important years in the Everyman’s long history,” said Seán Kelly, executive director.

“Our programme will scale new heights. We are producing two world premieres, a four-week summer production, and two national tours.

“Our audiences have more quality shows to choose from than ever before,” he added.

“The Everyman has never been in better shape and we have never been more ambitious, or confident, in our future.

“The programme is the culmination of several years of ambition, vision, and hard work. And it is only the beginning. It is a statement of intent. This level of top-quality producing should be happening consistently in Cork.

“It can only happen with continued support from the Arts Council, from local authority partners, from partners in the business community, and, more crucially than ever before, from the audience.”

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