20 – 24 Mar | 7:30pm | 2:30pm matinee on Saturday | Main Space
The Irish Premiere of Daddy Long Legs The Musical. Starring Eoin Cannon (just off his run as Frank McCourt in Angela’s Ashes, the Musical) and Róisín Sullivan (best known for playing Adele Rice in the European premiere of A Man of No Importance at The Arts Theatre on London’s West End). With Direction by Killian Collins and Musical Direction by David Wray.
Based on the classic novel, which inspired the 1955 movie starring Fred Astaire, Daddy Long Legs is a beloved tale about Jerusha Abbott the “Oldest Orphan in the John Grier Home” and her mysterious benefactor who decides to send her to college to be educated as a writer. Required to write him a letter once a month, she is never to know the benefactor’s identity – so she invents one for him: Daddy Long Legs.
Music and lyrics by Paul Gordon
Book by John Caird
Based on the novel by Jean Webster
Performed by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited
“Whereas Wicked may have been the most successful musical of the first decade of the 21st century, in this century’s second decade, Daddy Long Legs will become much more deeply adored and cherished” – The Huffington Post
“A great treat!… Mr. Gordon’s music and lyrics have a charm and ease… Mr. Caird’s book is appealing.” – The New York Times
“An enchanting new musical with an exquisite score. Daddy Long Legs is AN ABSOLUTE CHARMER that’s perfect for date night and suitable for the whole family.” – BroadwayWorld.com
“An old fashioned love story, UTTERLY CHARMING AND ENJOYABLE.” – New York Arts