Kilkenny Musical Society’s production of Bryan Flynn's acclaimed Michael Collins - A Musical Drama will run in the Watergate Theatre from April 6th.

Michael Hayes, Ciarán Dunphy and Kevina Hayes lead the front line as Michael Collins, Eamonn De Valera and Kitty Kiernan respectively. There has been some commotion in the weeks running into this production as several life-size cutouts of Michael Collins were stolen from the streets of Kilkenny. There has been much speculation about the thieves’ motives, with opinions ranging from ardent supporters collecting memorabilia to political dissidents seeking to cull promotion of the Big Fella. The real reason for the thefts may never be known but it has certainly piqued people’s interests, to the extent that even some news outlets have reported on the story. Following all this excitement, it is no surprise to learn that the show has completely sold out, well in advance of its run.

Kilkenny Musical Society is back with a bang and, not surprisingly, there’s not a seat to be had for the rest of the run. The groups annual show this year is Bryan Flynn’s Michael Collins, A Musical Drama, which opened at the Watergate Theatre on Sunday. Standing ovations for the cast and crew began even before the show had finished with some distinguished guests in the audience also adding their seal of approval.

Director: Christine Scarry, Musical Director: Patrick Clancy, Choreographer: Gemma Grant
The Watergate Theatre