Monday 17th – Thursday 20th February
Written and directed by Janet Moran
The hilarious hit comedy ‘A Holy Show’, presented by Verdant Productions, is going on tour across Ireland in February and March 2020, as well as performing two dates in the Irish Cultural Centre, Paris following on from the critical success of the Edinburgh Fringe and Dublin Fringe.
A nostalgic comedy, based on a very Irish hijacking of the 1981 Aer Lingus plane by an ex-Trappist monk with a bottle of water as his weapon, the Pope as his nemesis, and a burning desire to know The Third Secret of Fatima.
‘A Holy Show’ takes us back to 1981, and brings us on board the ill-fated Aer Lingus flight EI 164 from Dublin to London. The show follows the passengers and crew, as this most Irish of hijackings unfolds.
Written & Directed by Janet Moran, the cast stars Roseanna Purcell (Copper Face Jacks: The Musical, Red Rock, Fair City) and Mark Fitzgerald (Copper Face Jacks: The Musical, Alone It Stands, Foxy).
Speaking of the show, writer and director, Janet Moran, commented:
‘I’m so thrilled to be bringing ‘A Holy Show’ on tour throughout Ireland with the brilliant Verdant Productions. The show has played to standing ovations in Edinburgh Fringe, and I hope audiences will laugh their heads off, fall in love with the superb actors and maybe ask themselves what should we really believe in now?”
Step on the plane with us and experience this most Irish of hijackings. There’ll be music, nostalgia, heroism, praying, visions, romance (maybe) sex (maybe) a special appearance by Our Lady (definitely). There’ll even be a miracle. I swear.
This wonderful production is high energy, and takes audiences on a whirlwind of a comic journey, with both actors playing multiple characters at breakneck speed. The sharp, insightful script delivers a laugh a minute, alongside a revealing and probing understanding of faith in Ireland, both in the 80s and today.
See A Holy Show at The Everyman, Cork, from Monday 17th – Thursday 20th February 2020.
Tickets available from everymancork.com or from the Box Office, phone 021 4501 673.
Supported by The Arts Council