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Iconic Cork theatre reveals exciting calendar of live events 

By Sarah Finnan

September 22, 2020 at 3:50pm

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One of the Rebel city's most beautiful venues, The Everyman makes going to the theatre feel like that bit more of an occasion. Back open as of last week, the iconic Cork theatre has just announced an exciting calendar of live events for the coming weeks.

Highlighting the exceptional theatrical talent Cork has to offer, The Everyman is proud to present a series of rehearsed readings, comedy and music opening on October 15. Heralding a new digital direction for the theatre, all shows will be available to stream live through audio broadcast thanks to the new Play It By Ear programme.

Flying the flag for local theatre-makers, the stage will come alive with productions of The Whiteheaded Boy and The Four Faced Liar - both directed by Ger Fitzgibbon - while the final rehearsed reading will be the darkly chilling play The Seafarer, by Conor McPherson, directed by John McCarthy.

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👂LET'S PLAY IT BY EAR!👂 We are thrilled to announce a programme of live performance with a mix of rehearsed readings, comedy, and music back on The Everyman stage. Our re-opening heralds a new digital direction for the theatre with Play It By Ear, a programme of shows at The Everyman, which are also available live through audio broadcast to be experienced from wherever audiences are. Play it by Ear could be a synonym for ‘to improvise’, ‘rise to the occasion’ or ‘to think on one’s feet’. The Everyman has adapted to the new experience of performance by creating an exciting and innovative programme that highlights the exceptional theatrical talent in Cork. The curtains will go up October 15th! Discover our new programme at: https://everymancork.com/whats-on/

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Music lovers are also in luck as there are two spectacular live shows to look forward to - one an audience with Majella Cullagh, one of Ireland’s foremost sopranos, who will perform songs from the golden age of musical theatre, the other Feeling Good with Karen Underwood and John O’Brien which promises to be a night of heart-warming, roof-raising jazz, soul, and blues.

Other standout events include In One Eye Out The Other, acclaimed Irish comedian Tadhg Hickey’s part theatre, part stand-up comedy show which was the most nominated show at Dublin Fringe Awards 2019. Old favourites will also return with Aidan Dooley reprising his role in Tom Crean – Antarctic Explorer.

Commenting that current restrictions are 'not viable to maintain in the long term', Sean Kelly, Executive Director of the theatre, advised that some productions will be reduced in scale, while others will be reimagined to fit the new experience of live events.

Tickets for all upcoming shows are on sale as of today via The Everyman website.

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