The Everyman presents the world premiere production
of John O’Brien’s new opera
THE NIGHTINGALE AND THE ROSE
At the Everyman Theatre, Cork | Sat 13th – Sat 20th October
(excl. Mon 15th + Thurs 18th)
The Civic Theatre, Tallaght | 23rd – 24th October
The Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick | 27th October
The Everyman presents the world premiere production of a brand new opera by John O’Brien, inspired by Oscar Wilde’s timeless story, The Nightingale and the Rose, premiering at the Everyman, Cork, Saturday 13th to Saturday 20th October (excl. Monday 15th + Thursday 18th), then the Civic Theatre, Tallaght, 23rd to 24th October, and the Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick, 27th October.
The Nightingale and the Rose is a tale of unrequited love, radical transformation and extraordinary sacrifice. Exploring the relationship between love and art, we follow the story of the Nightingale whose only wish is to bring beauty and love into the world, even at the ultimate price.
This is an extraordinary chance to celebrate the richness and depth of musical talent in Cork. Composed and directed by John O’Brien, libretto by John O’Brien and Éadaoin O’Donoghue, and starring Kim Sheehan, Majella Cullagh, and Owen Gilhooly. Expect a highly inventive new work featuring singers, musician-actors, dancers and actors brought to you by the critically and popularly acclaimed team whose previous productions include Faust, Der Vampyr, Orpheus and the award-winning Pagliacci.
Don’t miss The Nightingale and the Rose on nationwide tour this October. Full details on everymancork.com
Everyman, Cork –
The Civic Theatre, Tallaght –
COMPOSED AND DIRECTED BY JOHN O’BRIEN | LIBRETTO BY JOHN O’BRIEN & ÉADAOIN O’DONOGHUE
STARRING: KIM SHEEHAN, MAJELLA CULLAGH, OWEN GILHOOLY
JACEK WISLOKI, JEAN PASCAL HEYNEMAND, JAMIE ROCK, JOE CORBETT, DAVID HOWES, CHRISTINE KENNY, CATRIONA SCOTT, ILZE DE ZIAH, IDE NI CHONAILL, CLARE LARKMAN, EMMA KING, LUCIA KICKHAM, SARAH RYAN, ANDREA HACKL, JAMES DE BURCA, ÚNA O’BRIEN
MUSICAL DIRECTOR ANNA TILBROOK
DESIGNED BY LISA ZAGONE
LIGHTING DESIGN SINÉAD MCKENNA
CHOREOGRAPHED BY PHILIP CONNAUGHTON
PRODUCED IN ASSOCIATION WITH COMPANY PHILIP CONNAUGHTON, THE CIVIC AND LIME TREE THEATRE