We love a pub snug.
And now one of the best seats in any Irish public house is being celebrated rather uniquely in a musical play taking place in two of Cork’s most atmospheric bars.
SNUG, an “entirely sung story about two stuck strangers in a pub”, will be performed live across four nights in total in Callanan’s Bar on George’s Quay and in Maureen’s on Mulgrave Road on October 5th and 6th.
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From John McCarthy, the creator of HUMANS: a robot musical (Graffiti) and WHALE (Cork Opera House), and with renowned musician Emily Donoghue, this fast-paced work promises to be hilarious, melodic, and memorable.
“The last two plays I wrote involved songs as part of the story and SNUG came about because I wanted to make a play entirely made up of songs, with no speaking at all,” says John.
“Once I twigged that SNUG is an anagram for SUNG I knew where this play would be set – a corner of a cosy winter pub, and then when I realised a further anagram of SNUG is GUNS I knew where the story might be headed…”
Supported by Cork City Council through the Local Live Performance Programming Scheme you can catch SNUG, featuring Galway musician Emily Donoghue at Callanan’s on October 3rd and 4th, 6.30pm and 9pm, and at Maureen’s on October 5th and 6th at 7pm and 9pm.
Tickets are €12.