Hit show Man of Valour in Limerick this weekend

Anne Sheridan


Anne Sheridan

Man of Valour comes to the Lime Tree Theatre this weekend
THE sell-out hit production Man of Valour is coming to the Lime Tree theatre in Limerick for one night only this weekend.

THE sell-out hit production Man of Valour is coming to the Lime Tree theatre in Limerick for one night only this weekend.

Produced by the Corn Exchange Theatre Company, Man of Valour tells the story of Farrell Blinks, an office drone whose imagined heroic adventures offer a release from the pressures and boredom of his ordinary life. That is until one day his past comes knocking, and the border between fantasy and reality begins to blur.

Backed by an award-winning design team, Man of Valour is described as “a breathtaking, almost wordless performance” by Paul Reid in the unique transformational style of The Corn Exchange.

It has received rave reviews across Ireland and the UK, described as an “inventive triumph” by The Irish Times, and “fiercely energetic” by The Scotsman.

A sell-out hit of Edinburgh Fringe and Dublin’s Absolut Fringe, it will be staged in the Lime Tree threatre in Mary Immaculate College this Saturday night, April 27, at 8pm, as part of a national tour.

There is an audio description for people who are blind and visually impaired, and captioning is for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

These performances are facilitated by Arts & Disability Ireland with funding from the Arts Council.

Tickets are priced from €15-€18. Call the box office on 061 774774 to book.

Meanwhile, as Riverfest kicks off next weekend, the Cecilian Musical Society will be warming up the crowd for the weekend ahead with a musical extravaganza.

Some 40 cast and crew have been gearing up for months to stage An Evening with The Cecilians in the Lime Tree theatre on Thursday next, May 2.

The concert will feature a mix of musical numbers from both modern and older musicals including Pirates of Penzance, Kiss Me Kate, South Pacific, Les Miserables, Sister Act, Wicked, Matilda to name just a few.

Children as young as 10 are looking forward to their moment in the spotlight, with Expressive Arts and Frontline Stage Schools, who will also feature on the night.

Producer Jean McGlynn said the production will feature “the cream of the crop of Limerick singers”, including Denise Broderick, Martin McNeilus, Nigel Dugdale, Dave Griffin and Jean Wallace, amongst many others who can hit the high notes.

The evening will feature 20 minute sets from seven of the biggest shows to hit Broadway and the West End, giving theatre-goers a taste of each show.

Jean, who first appeared on stage at the age of nine in Annie and runs Frontline Stage School, said “this really is a family show. As they say, it’s for those from nine to 90. The children really cannot wait for it.”

Jean will also be singing in the show, alongside musical director Sinead O’Sullivan.

Tickets are priced from €18 to €65 for a family ticket.