Gina Moxley’s new show ‘I Fall Down’ will be at the Crawford Art Gallery as part of Cork Midsummer Festival 2023, in association with The Everyman. Photo: Clare Keogh

A stellar season awaits at The Everyman

It’s here! The Everman has just launched its stellar summer 2023 programme and Leeside audiences are in for a proper treat.

The season’s highlight will be The Everyman’s production of ‘The Glass Menagerie’ by Tennessee Williams which runs from 2-26 August. It will be directed by Emma Jordan, director of the acclaimed production of Enda Walsh’s ‘The New Electric Ballroom’ which had a run in the MacCurtain Street theatre earlier this year.

Kicking off the summer season is Cork Midsummer Festival. The Everyman is involved with 5 productions this year, on its stage and beyond. The world premiere of ‘Freefalling’ by Georgina Miller from Rough Magic and The Lime Tree | Belltable in association with Fidget Feet Aerial Dance will take place in the theatre. Writer Georgina Miller co-stars in the adrenaline-filled aerial flight show alongside Jose Portillo.

Elsewhere during the festival, Gina Moxley will bring her explosive and immersive new show ‘I Fall Down’ to the spaces of Crawford Art Gallery. ‘Sun & Sea’, presented by Cork Midsummer Festival, The Everyman, and National Sculpture Factory in association with Cork City Council, will take place at Cork City Hall.

Following his acclaimed festival of shows last autumn, Pat Kinevane will return this summer with his new one-man play ‘King’.

Another standout in the programme of plays is landmark of 20th century theatre ‘Abigail’s Party’ by Mike Leigh. The show runs for 5 nights and presents an “achingly funny examination of 1970s British life”.

Director Aidan Dooley also returns this year with an audience favourite and multi-award winning show, ‘Tom Crean – Antarctic Explorer’.

This summer will also mark the return of the hit parody of the much-loved book series, ‘Potted Potter: The Unauthorised Harry Experience’, which is “perfect for ages six to Dumbledore”.

Fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer can bask in nostalgia with ‘Buffy Revamped’, a satirical comedy show which encapsulates all 144 episodes of the classic ‘90s TV series in one stage production.

Another one to look out for is ‘Bridesmaids’, which based on the hit movie and is the perfect opportunity for a great girl’s night out.

As well as stellar theatre, patrons can expect the usual jam-packed programme of stand-up comedy this season, with Chris Kent, Anne Gildea, Gearóid Farrelly, and many more providing the laughs.

Musical offerings include a performance by renowned singer-songwriter Ralph McTell, known for his song ‘Streets of London’. The Everyman Sunday Songbook, a firm favourite with audiences, will continue its 20th anniversary celebrations with ‘Boppin’ at the Drive In: The Fab 50s’. A fun, live musical experience for all the family is in store too, as internationally renowned chamber orchestra London Concertante presents ‘Music from the Movies’, featuring excerpts from iconic movie scores such as Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Mission: Impossible, and ET.

Sophie Motley, Artistic Director of The Everyman, said: “Enjoy the sunshine, then grab a cocktail in our beautiful bar, and while away an evening in the cool beauty of the auditorium soaking up some astonishing performances!”

Executive Director and CEO of The Everyman, Seán Kelly, added: “We have an absolutely amazing programming lined up for you this season. We are privileged to enjoy such consistent support from our audiences and there’s a huge variety of world-class shows for everyone to enjoy over the coming months. No matter what your idea of a great night at the theatre is, we’ve got you covered.”