The Whiteheaded Boy was a rehearsed reading in October and the same set up is expected for March’s rehearsed readings at the Everyman.

Everyman broadcasts can be booked online

The curtain will be virtually rising at the Everyman next month for a selection of rehearsed readings.

'Play it by Ear' is a programme of live audio broadcasts from the Everyman stage in October 2020. Since then, the theatre has presented 15 live rehearsed readings – performed and streamed live from the stage - as well as three live music events, attracting close to 5,000 listeners locally, and globally.

Due to the success of its digital programme, The Everyman has now launched 'Made in Cork | Play It By Ear Rehearsed Readings' allowing audiences to purchase one digital theatre ticket to gain access to the full collection of nine rehearsed audio readings.

Sean Kelly, Executive Director at the Everyman said: “We are delighted that we are in a position to continue to present high-quality audio broadcasts to our loyal audiences. We have also responded to the valuable feedback we received asking if the shows could be made available for a longer period so anyone who missed our autumn/winter series can now experience them, on demand, again.”

The nine rehearsed readings have a distinctly Cork flavour, acknowledging and celebrating the wealth of creative talent available. The series includes ‘Marion’, by Katie Holly, which launched Play it by Ear back in October. The brilliantly funny 'Marion' stars Laura O’Mahony of Cork comedy troupe CCCahoots fame.

Sophie Motley, newly appointed Artistic Director of The Everyman, said: “It is essential for us to connect with our audiences, and at the same time maintain our support of local artists. Entertainment, theatre, and the arts are a much-needed escape from the turmoil we are all living through right now.

“The Made in Cork | Play It By Ear Rehearsed Readings collection is pure Cork escape into audio worlds of comedy, drama, feathers and steeples. We are lucky to have so many brilliant artists in Cork, and we’re proud to share their work.”

'Made in Cork | Play It By Ear Rehearsed Readings' will be available from 1-31 March. Tickets are €18 from everymancork.com.

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