Itching to get away from it all?
If the never-ending lockdown is making your world feel ever smaller, The Everyman Theatre has dreamed up an enchanting way to escape without leaving the house, if only for a blissful hour or so.
This March, the Made in Cork | Play It By Ear series will feature nine rehearsed readings with a distinctly Cork flavour.
The brilliantly funny Marion by Katie Holly stars Laura O’Mahony of Cork Comedy troupe CCCahoots fame, while the voices of the four faces of Shandon Steeple come alive with a commentary on the city’s inhabitants in The Four-Faced Liar, written by Ger Fitzgibbon.
Lex Talionis (A Tale of Vengeance & Feathers) by Liam Heylin, is a play about savage craic on the streets of Cork, then there’s Two Lord Mayors, by James McKeon and Patrick Talbot, which was inspired by the extraordinary events in the city in 1920 and the two men at the centre of those events, Tomás MacCurtain and Terence MacSwiney.
♥️The Beating Heart of Theatre in Cork♥️
We are proud to launch ‘Made in Cork | Play It by Ear’ Rehearsed Readings, a special selection of 9 rehearsed readings from our acclaimed audio broadcast programme.
— The Everyman (@EverymanCork) February 16, 2021
Second City Trilogy, which comprises three stage plays, The Cure, When I Was God, and After Luke by Cónal Creedon, is a tragicomic exploration of various father-son relationships, set against the social, historical, and topography of Cork City. The Misfit Mythology by Irene Kelleher, tells the story of a dark secret in a small Irish town and The Herd by John McCarthy, is a big-hearted ode to family and relationships — and death and butchery.
“Entertainment, theatre, and the arts are a much-needed escape from the turmoil we are all living through right now.” said Sophie Motley, newly appointed Artistic Director of The Everyman.
“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 with you. Our very own ‘Audible’ play readings written by Cork artists, performed by Cork actors, recorded and streamed from the iconic Cork theatre, The Everyman. Listen to them all!”
All the readings will be available from Monday, March 1st to Wednesday, March 31st. Tickets (€18) give you access to the full compilation for the month of March and you can get your ticket here.