Public auditions for ‘Philadelphia, Here I Come!’ at Cork Opera House

Public auditions for the BRIAN FRIEL classic: 



Patrick Talbot Productions will hold public auditions for their forthcoming production of Philadelphia, Here I Come! by Brian Friel, which will open at the Cork Opera House on October 6 next. The parts in the play being auditioned for specifically are the characters of Ned, Tom, and Joe. The playing age is early to mid-20s.  

Those wishing to audition should write in the first instance to  A photo and CV should be attached, and an indication of which part the actor would like to audition for. 

Rehearsals will commence, in Cork, on Monday 6 September. The production will be directed by Geoff Gould and will feature Alex Murphy, Shane O’Regan, Fionula Linehan, Catherine Walsh and Seamus O’Rourke, among a full ensemble of 14 actors.  

The auditions will be held at Cork Opera House on Wednesday 25 August from 11 am. 


  • Experience not essential
  • Actors must be available, and Cork-based, from September 6 to October 17 
  • Closing date and time for applications is Friday, 20 August, 9pm
  • All auditions will be on appointment basis only. Successful applicants will be notified of their audition time on or before Monday, August 23.
  • A photo and CV should be attached, and the actor should indicate which part they would like to audition for by putting the character name in the subject line of their email.

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Philadelphia, Here I Come! premiered in 1964, and subsequently transferred to Broadway, where it received numerous Tony Award nominations. It is regarded as Friel’s first masterpiece. He would go on to write such legendary titles as TranslationsDancing at Lughnasa, and Faith Healer.

Disillusioned with his dreary existence in suffocating 1960s Ireland, young Gar O’Donnell decides to emigrate to America, and live with his Aunt Lizzy in Philadelphia. Over the course of his final day and night, Gar wrestles with the wrenching pain of leaving, while wondering if he can completely re-invent himself in America.

Poignant, funny, and brilliantly theatrical, Philadelphia, Here I Come! is not to be missed!

Tickets €27/€22 Concession are on sale now via / 021 4270022 

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