Man of La Mancha to come to the Mid-West

Muse Productions launches new work

Elaine Holmes

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Elaine Holmes

Man of La Mancha to come to the Mid-West

Seamus Power, Clare McNelis and Martin McNelis at the launch

MUSE Productions have launched their next production – the well-known Man of La Mancha – marking the first time that the award-winning work will be performed in the Limerick and Clare area.

Written in 1964, Man of La Mancha is based on the work of Miguel De Cervantes and the original production has won five Tony Awards and has been revived four times on Broadway.

Speaking at the launch in the Shannon Springs Hotel, award-winning actor and founding member of Muse Productions Martin McNelis thanked the community and sponsors. Mr McNelis is the director of this ambitious project, with over 20 years experience to bear in his musical directorial debut.

He was then followed by vice president of the Association of Irish Musical Societies (AIMS) Seamus Power who welcomed Muse Productions to the AIMS family, which is a 140-member strong 32-county organisation.

The company gave everyone in attendance a sneak peak of the upcoming production, showcasing three numbers from the show – Man of La Mancha/I, Don Quixote, It’s All the Same and the finale The Impossible Dream.

Man of La Mancha will run for three nights only from November 3 to 5 in St Patrick’s Comprehensive School, Shannon.  Booking will open on October 24, with tickets priced at €15 each.