In October, following six months of closure, The Everyman launched Play It by Ear, a programme of live performance from The Everyman stage, made available through live audio broadcast, with a mix of rehearsed readings and comedy. Play It By Ear was received with great applause, and commendation, from audiences locally, nationally, and around the world, with New Zealand recently added to the list. The re-opening heralded an enforced digital direction for the theatre.
The Everyman are now taking the next step to video-streamed live performance, with their December programme of Christmas shows, while maintaining and continuing their Play It by Ear programme.
CEO of The Everyman, Seán Kelly, said:
“After one of the most difficult periods in the theatre’s history, we were somewhat nervous when we launched our series of audio dramas, back in October, but we have been overwhelmed by the response from audiences. This has given us the confidence to widen our range of offerings this Christmas by presenting video streaming for the first time. We are so grateful to all of the magnificent artists who’ve worked with us since October as well, of course, as our wonderful team, who worked tirelessly under unprecedented circumstances [to bring] us to this point.”
The Everyman presents
The Everyman Christmas Songbook
Happy Holiday: Christmas with Andy Williams.
Date: Streamed from 7.30pm, Mon 14 Dec until midnight, Thu 31 Dec.
Tickets: €15 | Running Time: 70 mins
Join the hugely entertaining, and joyful, The Everyman Christmas Songbook team for Happy Holiday: Christmas with Andy Williams, as part of The Everyman’s video streamed programme of Christmas shows, from The Everyman stage.
Andy Williams was always known as Mister Christmas, as he recorded more Christmas albums than any other artist.The Everyman Christmas Songbook’s Happy Holiday: Christmas with Andy Williams will bring you back to the warmth of a genuine family celebration, to the carols and the songs of childhood, and the heart-warming melodies of a traditional Christmas.
Featuring star singers, Linda Kenny, Damian Smith; Alan Carney on piano, Alf McCarthy as Master of Ceremonies, and written and directed by Cathal MacCabe.
Live from The Everyman stage
JOHN SPILLANE AND FRIENDS
Date: 8pm, Sun 20 Dec
Tickets: €15 | Running Time: 90mins
John Spillane and Friends will be video streamed live from The Everyman stage with a special cast of ‘mystery’ guests. This will be John Spillane’s 22nd year in a row playing on the Sunday before Christmas in his hometown of Cork. Audiences are sure to be watching and listening from all over Cork and beyond. John says “this is my 22nd year in a row playing on the Sunday before Christmas in my home town of Cork in the gorgeous Everyman. Twenty Two good years playing music and writing songs and singing my heart out. The theatre has been lovingly restored over this time and is now one of the most beautiful halls in Ireland. I love my Christmas gig every year I invite my ‘mystery guests’ and this year will be the same. I’m sorry we can’t go on this journey in the same fab hall together this year abut we will do our best to bring the show to your home from the lovely stage of the Theatres of Dreams, which is the Everyman.”
The Everyman and CADA Present
A CORK CHRISTMAS CAROL
Date: 7.30pm, Tue 22 Dec
Tickets: €12 | Running Time: 60mins
The greatest Christmas Classic of them all, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, has been adapted by Catherine Mahon-Buckley for live audio broadcast as part of our Play it by Ear programme. This Christmas, come together with your household, or online, with friends and family, far or near, to take part in the music and merriment of this uplifting story, joyously adapted with a very Cork flavour! A Cork Christmas Carol is suitable for the whole family, and it will make us think of love, magic, and hope for a better life.
The Everyman and CADA present
Once Upon a Time
with The Everyman Panto Stars
Date: available from 9am, Wed 23 Dec to midnight Sun 31 January 2021.
Tickets: €12 each. Full bundle of four shows: €36 | Running Time: 45mins
Once Upon a Time with The Everyman Panto Stars will be pre-recorded live from The Everyman stage and will be available to view from Wed 23 Dec to Sun 31 Jan 2021 as part of The Everyman’s digital programme of live performance.
Join the colourful The Everyman panto characters as they read the most popular and well-loved fairytales and panto favourites! Each show will include music, banter, catch phrases, and lots of fun and laughter, and one classic fairytale, including Cinderella, Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Beauty and the Beast.
And look out for the really catchy TikTok dance in each episode!
The Everyman will be bringing the fun, delight, and theatricality of panto to everyone’s homes this Christmas.
Tickets can be booked via The Everyman’s website – everymancork.com