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Launch of New Summer Show at Westport Theatre


Debut Show takes pride of place on Westport Stage:
We would like to cordially invite you to join us as a guest to the opening night of our new summer show.
“Patrick” – our brand new production, will take up residence in Westport Town Hall Theatre for July and August 2016. This show will have its world premiere on stage as Westport Town Hall marks its milestone of 1 year in operation since reopening in the summer of 2015 following a significant redevelopment. As Producers of the show want to simply enhance the profile of our facility as a community-focused performing arts venue.
Since opening in June 2015, the Theatre has been a busy hub of activity, welcoming both local and visiting patrons. We have over 100 performances since opening and almost 20,000 people have gone through our doors. Memorable shows have included stellar performances from local community and professional touring Theatre groups, The Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival, Neil Delamare, Des Bishop, The Swing Cats, The Willis Clan, The Four of Us, Declan O’Rourke, Mick Flannery, The Westport Festival of Chamber Music, The Westport Arts Festival, Brendan Grace, Johnny McEvoy, The Three Tenors & Jack L, to name but a few. All performing artists have noted the exceptional quality of the acoustics, along with the facilities available as being second to none.
The focus of this artistic production is to bring local traditional Irish & contemporary performing art forms to the stage to produce original pieces of music, dance & imagery as collaborative forms of narration to tell the story of Ireland’s Patron Saint – St Patrick.
Westport is steeped in St Patrick’s legacy, standing under the watchful eye of the monument erected on the Octagon to the Patron Saint, while a mere 10 miles away lies Croagh Patrick – the mountain dedicated to his life and ultimately his unmistakable influence over the Irish people, their traditions & beliefs.
The collaboration of performers include well-known local musicians Des Cafferkey, Declan Askin & Bart De Boer, with dance performers headed up by world champions Liam Scanlon & Ela Kohen. This production is centred around originally produced pieces of live music, dance and imagery as collaborative forms of narration to tell the story of Ireland’s Patron Saint – Patrick. It will take a unique artistic look at his life, highlighting key events, dispelling myths and examining his legacy to Ireland and subsequently – the world. While this musical and dance extravaganza tells the story of St Patrick, it also evokes a broader spirituality and culture through creative performance. “Patrick” will debut on Monday, July 4th and will be staged live every Monday for July and August. Curtain up at 8pm Sharp.
For the opening night, complimentary pre-show drinks will be served for guests from 7.30pm in the exhibition space. We hope you can join us on the night.

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Please R.S.V.P. to: 085 877 9796 by text or email:
Looking forward to seeing you,
Rosaleen Heraty Manager, Westport Town Hall Theatre

Liam Scanlon Des Cafferkey Ela Kohen

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