Valentina Gambardella, Costume Designer on ‘Reggie’s Guide to Social Climbing’; Gina Moxley, writer of ‘Danti Dan’ and ‘The Patient Gloria’; Ian Brown, Production Manager at the Everyman and Production Manager on ‘Reggie’s Guide to Social Climbing’ and Sophie Motley, Artistic Director of t Everyman and Director of Irish National Opera’s ‘Werther’ at the launch of the Everyman’s spring season. Photo: Miki Barlok

Everyman puts a spring in Cork’s step

Cork’s in for a treat over the coming months as the Everyman has launched its spring season with a line-up of renowned writers, award-winning shows, and fan favourites.

The featured production sees Reggie from the Blackrock Road return to the stage with a 12 performance run of his new show, ‘Reggie’s Guide to Social Climbing’. Produced by the Everyman, the world premiere sees the millionaire acting as mentor to Cork’s 1%.

This spring, audiences can expect the best of contemporary theatre, with award-winning plays ‘The Examination’ from Brokentalkers, ‘Conversations After Sex’ by Mark O’Halloran, and Druid’s ‘The Last Return’ by Sonya Kelly.

In February, BrokenCrow will present ‘Our Tethered Kin’, an epic new dark fairytale told through movement, music, puppetry, and song. A season highlight comes in the form of ‘The New Electric Ballroom’ by internationally acclaimed Irish playwright Enda Walsh.

Also appearing is New York Times critic’s choice and Fringe First award-winning ‘The Patient Gloria’, written by Cork native Gina Moxley.

2023 will be a big year for opera at the Everyman. Irish National Opera will present ‘Don Pasquale’ in February and ‘Werther’ in May, the latter directed by The Everyman’s artistic director, Sophie Motley. Throughout the season, the Everyman will host fantastic live music acts, including Eddi Reader and Sean Keane. Also gracing the stage are a range of tribute acts paying homage to much-loved artists, including The Legends of American Country Show, Rock Icons Show, Here Come the Girls, Beyond the Horizon: Irish Pink Floyd Tribute, The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh, and My Leonard Cohen: A Tribute to the Songs of Leonard Cohen.

As well as music, theatre and opera, this spring’s line-up boasts a robust comedy line-up with Jason Byrne, Deirdre O’Kane, Andrew Maxwell, Emma Doran, Neil Delamere, Sara Pascoe, Kenny Sebastian, Dirtbirds and Anne Gildea all set to have Leeside howling with laughter. Celebrating 25 years worldwide, the sensational ‘Faulty Towers – The Dining Experience’ will be returning to The Metropole Hotel with tickets available through The Everyman.

For young theatregoers and families, Cork favourites Lords of Strut will have sneak previews of their show ‘Dream Factory’, an epic fantasy quest told through explosive circus, dizzying dance and acrobatic mayhem.

Sophie Motley, Artistic Director of The Everyman, said: “From internationally award-winning theatre to family friendly circus, from folk to tribute, local artists, and young people, The Everyman programme is jam packed to surprise and delight you! I can’t wait to see you all here.” Executive Director and CEO of The Everyman, Sean Kelly, added: “Our team have been working diligently for months to ensure that the balance is just right for audiences and communities alike. We can’t wait to welcome you to The Everyman.”