One Night Only at Annesbrook

This special night of Seasonal dinner theater at Annesbrook features a double bill of entertainment that will appeal to all ages. The Shannon Colleens will perform their acclaimed musical extravaganza Songs of Joyce and Michael James Ford will follow with his much traveled version of Oscar Wilde’s best-loved story, The Happy Prince.

Tickets: €40 – including dinner.
Booking: 041 9823293 or email: contact@annesbrook.com

In Songs of Joyce

The Cabaret artistes Sinead Murphy and Darina Gallagher, bring their own particular earthy brand of harmonies to the popular songs that feature in the works of James Joyce – from bawdy street ballads and sea shanties to music hall hits and folksongs.

Encompassing the cheeky “Seaside Girls”, the nostalgic “Love’s Old Sweet Song”; the pertinent “The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo” and the beauty of Michael Balfe’s “I Dreamt That I Dwelt in Marble Halls” – the show takes usminto the sounds and times of early 20th century Dublin – Joyce’s Dublin.

Songs of Joycea very pleasant saunter into the world of Edwardian music hall – London Mail on Sunday.

The Happy Prince

Perhaps the best loved of all Oscar Wilde’s stories, is the bittersweet tale of a gregarious swallow who befriends a melancholy statue while en route to Egypt. The bird helps the Prince to alleviate the suffering of his poor citizens and in doing so learns profound truths about the nature of love and suffering. The Happy Prince is directed by Bairbre Ni Chaoimh with music by Trevor Knight.

…a shimmering piece, bleak and heartbreaking as well as ultimately hopeful – Sunday Independent

…Michael James Ford has an enchanting style of storytelling that leaves the audience hanging on his every word – Sunday Tribune

…dazzles and delights…a sonorous and sparkling show –Daily Mail

The performance will take place in the historic banqueting hall that was specially built for the visit of the prince The Prince Regent (later to become King George IV) in 1821.