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Ireland’s Call the musical marks Easter Rising centenary with British tour


Sponsored by: Ireland’s Call The Musical 

EXACTLY 100 years since the historic 1916 Easter Rising, the producers of Essence of Ireland have created a new show Ireland’s Call.

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Kicking of its tour at the Pavilion Theatre in Weymouth on March 2, the show will tour venues across Britain throughout the next month and into April, with performances in cities and towns including Coventry, Swindon, Northampton, Birmingham and Crawley to name but a few.

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Inspired by true events and spanning three decades, this uplifting musical tells the story of one man’s love for his Irish homeland.

The story follows the extraordinary journey of the strong-headed Sean Dempsey, who at the end of World War II leaves behind his childhood sweetheart Cora and his beloved homeland Ireland, in search of a better life in the Big Apple.

Will Sean be able to resist Ireland’s call as he embarks on an adventure full of danger, tragedy and lost love?

Watch the Ireland’s Call trailer here…

Creative Director Ged Graham, who was born in Dublin’s Liberties before moving to Britain aged nine, believes 2016 is the perfect time to launch the show.

“We are really looking forward to bringing the show to stages across the world, starting with some of the UK’s most prestigious venues in 2016, a year set to be a huge celebration of Irish culture to commemorate the centenary of The Easter Rising,” he said.

“Everyone has been separated from loved ones and their homes at some point in their lives, so this is a story that people can really engage with and relate to, myself included.”

He added: “The audience is drawn into the story and swept on a journey that is both heart-breaking and heart-warming!

“It is set against a backdrop of key historical events including America’s introduction to rock and roll, the rebuilding of London post World War two and John F Kennedy’s historic presidential visit to Ireland in 1963. It’s a story full of emotional highs and lows.”

An exhilarating mix of original scores and well-known songs such as Galway Girl, Isle of Hope Isle Of Tears, I Loved Her First, Tell Me Ma, Irish Rover, Ireland’s Call is a powerful, explosive blend of energy, emotion and music which leaves audiences from around the world on an unforgettable high.

Ireland’s Call is a timeless celebration – a celebration of dreams, enduring love, the resilience of human spirit and of the powerful pull between one man and his homeland.

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