The hit music and comedy show The Night Joe Dolan’s Car Broke Down is back by popular demand to The Olympia Theatre from February 11-16 – including a matinee performance on its final day.
Written and directed by Padraic McIntyre, the play is set on a stormy St. Stephen’s night as people gather to celebrate the 60th birthday party of The Horse Munley in a rural pub in Cavan. As the weather worsens and people head home, a knock on the door from legendary Irish singer Joe Dolan brings the night’s entertainment to a new level. As the play unfolds so too do personal secrets, the music and the craic.
Known for chart successes like ‘Make Me an Island’ and ‘You’re Such a Good Looking Woman’, Dolan’s showband crooner style and energetic live performances found him many Irish and international fans. Almost 50 years in the music business, he died in 2007. He is still the only Irish artist to reach number one in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s
Called ‘a powerful performance’ by The Irish Times, The Night Joe Dolan’s Car Broke Down has been a sell-out success in theatres all over the country including The Olympia, The Ramor Theatre Virginia in Cavan, Roscommon, Longford, Mullingar, Monaghan and Galway. Mixing comedy, drama and music, organisers say the show is a treat for all theatre and Joe Dolan fans alike. After all, ‘there’s no show like a Joe show.’
This will be the play’s 8th run at the Olympia, where it has been enjoyed by over 60,000 people to date. Tickets are from €29.50 and are on sale now from Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide.
For more information visit the Olympia Theatre’s website here.