A unique musical and theatrical interpretation of one of the most ambitious literary debuts of recent years, the Iron Annie Cabaret is coming to the Boys School at Smock Alley this July. It’s a show that combines live music with the intensity of monologue theatre that is in turns intimate, violent and funny. Think Reservoir Dogs meets Fleabag with a badass original soundtrack.
Set primarily against the backdrop of the North Louth/South Armagh border, Iron Annie tells the story of the obsessive love story of Aoife, a South Armagh native based in Dundalk, and Annie, a Belfast woman. A foul-mouthed wheeler-dealer type, Aoife meets the well-heeled Annie while out on the sproí and so begins the story of a doomed love that takes place in between smuggling pills and selling cocaine on the sly. Published to widespread acclaim in September 2021, the book went on to be shortlisted for the prestigious Desmond Elliott Prize for first novels published in the UK & Ireland.
Annie June Callahan
WRITTEN BY Luke Cassidy
DIRECTED BY Rhiann Jeffrey
LIGHTING DESIGN BY David Cveblar
SET DESIGN BY Tracey Lindsay
SOUND DESIGN BY Joey Edwards
Tickets €18 | €12 Student / OAP
Preview tickets €10 | 21 July
Running time: 120 mins including a 15 min interval
Strong language and sexual reference, suitable for ages 18+