10 June-25 June 2005.
Now at the Point Theatre in Dublin, following a highly acclaimed 5-year run at the Cork Opera House, The Hapenny Bridge is being talked of as the biggest Irish musicals ever to hit the stage. Influenced by Broadway and West End standards like West End Story and Les Miserables, and famous Irish writers like Sean O'Casey and James Plunkett, the musical takes place in a troubled period of Irish history, in Dublin during the Civil War. An English officer, George Atkins, in Ireland to enlist supporters, falls for the beautiful daughter (Molly) of local man Peadar Cassidy.
In her desperation to escape the troubled city and country, Molly is swept off her feet and agrees to meet the dashing George at the Hapenny Bridge and run away with him to the bright lights of London. A fantastic spectacle that touches on the most sensitive aspects of Irelands hard-won liberty and internal strife of the last century. Tickets 11.25-38.50. Starts at 20.00.