The Paradise, a new Irish electro-pop musical combines fantastically catchy songs with a romantic comedy about love, regret and forgiveness. Dublin’s oldest gay nightclub is closing down.
A group of old friends gather to see the place off, and relive their youth for one final night. But when Colm, whom none of them had seen for twenty years after he disappeared without a word, turns up at the club, it quickly becomes clear that there are some old scores that need settling.
Are there some things that just can’t be forgiven? Set in 1993, and the present day, The Paradise is a new, immersive, electro-pop musical, with fiendishly catchy songs by the Irish duo, Eden, with a book by Sean Denyer. Denyer wrote last year’s award-winning festival hit, ‘The Ref’, which was given the Hilton Edwards Award.
Director, Howard Lodge said:
“This is a very entertaining night out, with some real ear-worm tunes, and a great story of loss, regret and redemption. It also lets us have a look at the changes that have happened for the gay community over the last 20 years in Ireland, reflected in the way the lives of the main characters evolve between the two acts. As you’d expect with anything Sean writes, there are some very funny moments too!”
The Paradise details:
Date/time: 9.00pm, 1-6 May 2017 (Matinees on 1st/6th at 2.30pm)
Venue: The Complex, Little Green Street, Dublin
The International Dublin gay Theatre Festival is the world’s largest LGBT festival and runs from May 1-13 2017.
For more information, to see the full programme, and book tickets, go to www.gaytheatre.ie