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Bord Gáis Energy Theatre: 2017 Unwrapped

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin let us in on some amazing treats yesterday when they ‘unwrapped 2017’. Introducing it’s most spectacular season line up in all of the theatre’s history. The new season has something to offer everyone from Broadway and West End musicals, dance, opera, drama, comedy, magic, music, one-off special events and engaging talks. Phew! We don’t know about you, but we’re very excited.

Moscow City Ballet makes a triumphant return to Dublin with two of Tchaikovsky’s best-loved ballets.

Swan Lake

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Swan Lake is a signature piece of the company’s entire repertoire, the tragic tale of Siegfried and his love for Odette, the Queen of the Swans magnificently brought to life in all its original splendour by Tchaikovsky’s haunting and instantly recognisable score.

Running from 26 – 28 January. Tickets on sale Friday 25 November 2016. Get your tickets here.

 

Sleeping Beauty

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The romantic story of Sleeping Beauty has captivated the imagination for well over a hundred years. Featuring the delicate Princess Aurora, her gallant Prince, the beautiful Lilac Fairy and a host of fairy-tale characters, this is a truly enchanting production.

Running from 24-25 January. Tickets on sale Friday 25 November. Get your tickets here.

Moscos City Ballet is currently at its artistic best, with outstanding principals, stunning soloists and a sublime corps de ballet, all enhanced by the dynamic vitality of a live orchestra and that magical ingredient of Russian soul.

 

Carmen

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It has been four years since The Moscow State Opera brought their production of Carmen to Dublin and the response was so overwhelming that a return was inevitable. Sung in French with English subtitles, this traditional staging is directed by George Isaakyan, one of Russia’s foremost Directors and multi-winner of the country’s most prestigious award, The Golden Mask.

Running from the 1 – 5 March. Tickets on sale Friday 25 November. Get your tickets here.

Sleepless

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Don’t miss Sleepless, the world premiere of the enchanting new romantic musical comedy based on the original story and screenplay of the movie classic Sleepless In Seattle. Sparkling with all of the charm, romance and wit of the much loved movie, Sleepless is the heart-warming tale of Sam who moves to Seattle with his eight-year-old son Jonah, following the tragic death of his wife. But when Jonah phones a radio show and gets Sam to talk about his broken heart and sleepless nights live on air, he suddenly finds himself one of the most sought after single men in America and a great news story for feisty journalist Annie on the opposite side of the country. It looks like love is in the airwaves, but how do you know if someone is the one for you when you’ve never even met…

Running from 2-13 May. Tickets on sale Friday 25 November. Get your tickets here.

Evita

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Telling the story of Eva Peron, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron, Evita follows Eva’s journey from humble beginnings through to extraordinary wealth, power and iconic status which ultimately lead her to be heralded as the ‘spiritual leader of the nation’ by the Argentine people.

Running from 6-17 June. Tickets on sale Friday 25 November. Get your tickets here.

Wonderland

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TV and West End star Wendi Peters, much loved for her acclaimed portrayal of Cilla Battersby-Brown in Coronation Street, will headline the UK and Ireland tour of Wonderland as Queen of Hearts alongside musical theatre favourite Dave Willetts, who rose to fame for playing the title role in Phantom of the Opera, as White Rabbit.

Running from 19 – 24 June. Tickets on sale Friday 25 November. Get your tickets here.

 

The Play That Goes Wrong

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The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong… does! As the accident prone thesps battle on against all the odds to reach their final curtain call, hilarious results ensue! Hailed ‘a gut-busting hit’ by the New York Times, Mischief Theatre’s sell-out West End comedy has won a host of celebrity endorsements from the likes of Joanna Lumley ‘We laughed until the tears ran down our faces, it has to be seen’ to Ant & Dec ‘The funniest show we’ve seen! If you can get a ticket, go!’

Running from 26 June – 1 July. Tickets on sale Friday 25 November. Get your tickets here.

Grease

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He’s the one that you want!! Tom Parker, from the UK’s top boy band The Wanted, is to star in his first ever theatrical role as ‘bad boy’ Danny in Grease, the No.1 greatest musical! Also starring Over The Rainbow winner Danielle Hope as Sandy and EastEnders’ & Strictly Come Dancing’s Louisa Lytton as Rizzo, this original, electrifying West End production lights up the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre for just two weeks only! It’s time to dust off your leather jackets, pull on your bobby-socks and come along to the biggest party in Dublin as Danny and Sandy fall in love all over again.

Running from 1 – 12 August. Tickets on sale Friday 25 November 2016. Get your tickets here.

The Addams Family

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Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, is all grown up and has a shocking secret that only Gomez knows. She’s fallen in love with a sweet young man from a respectable family. With his cherished Morticia in the dark will Gomez manage to keep his daughter’s secret until the two families meet for a fateful dinner with hilarious consequences? Join them, plus Uncle Fester, Lurch, Pugsley and more for a heart-warming story of love, family and friendship… with a twist! Featuring a live orchestra and extraordinary original score The Addams Family is sure to entertain whether you are 12 or 312!

Running from 15 – 26 August. Tickets on sale Friday 25 November 2016. Get your tickets here.

Hairspray

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It’s Baltimore, 1962 where Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, is on a mission to follow her dreams and dance her way onto national TV. Tracy’s audition makes her a local star and soon she is using her new-found fame to fight for equality, bagging local heartthrob Link Larkin along the way! Fun for all the family, this show features the hit songs Welcome To The 60s, YouCan’t Stop The Beat, The Nicest Kids in Town and many more.

Running from 11 – 16 September 2017. Tickets on sale Friday 25 November 2016. Get your tickets here.

Crazy For You

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High energy, high kicking and gloriously glamorous, the acclaimed Watermill Theatre production of Crazy For You is the ultimate feel-good musical starring Tom Chambers (Top Hat and winner of Strictly Come Dancing) featuring a fabulous score from the Gershwin brothers’ songbook. Mistaken identities, heartbreak, happiness and a wealth of memorable tunes, including I Got Rhythm, They Can’t Take That Away From Me, Nice Work If You Can Get It and Embraceable You all feature in this exhilarating celebration of the great Broadway musicals.

Running from 19 – 23 September. Tickets on sale Friday 25 November. Get your tickets here.

Miss Saigon

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Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s legendary musical Miss Saigon — a recent smash hit in the West End —comes to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre as part of a major UK and Ireland Tour. Winner of a record-breaking nine Whatsonstage Awards 2015 including Best Show, this epic love story tells the tragic tale of young bar girl Kim, orphaned by war, who falls in love with an American GI called Chris — but their lives are torn apart by the fall of Saigon.

Running from 4 October – 18 November. Tickets on sale Friday 25 November 2016. Get your tickets here.

Angela’s Ashes

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In a major musical adaptation, Frank McCourt’s memoir Angela’s Ashes comes to the Bórd Gáis Energy Theatre 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.

Running from 18 – 22 July. Tickets on sale Friday 25 November 2016. Get your tickets here.

 

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