Olympia Theatre’s Packed Summer Programme

Tom Gates Live on Stage!

Based on the best-selling book series by acclaimed British children’s writer and illustrator Liz Pichon, Tom Gates Live on Stage! arrives in the Olympia Theatre Dublin for the very first time from July 3 – 6.

Suitable for ages 4+, this brand-new story co-written by Pichon sees Tom doing everything possible to stay out of trouble. Yet somehow he’s got three sad faces on the school achievement chart. Getting another means he can’t go on the school trip. Moany Marcus Meldrew is making things worse and now Tom has annoyed his grumpy sister Delia. Can his best friend Derek help? Will Rooster the dog stop eating his homework?

Speaking about Tom Gates Live, Pichon said in a statement: “This truly amazing show brings my books wonderfully to life in a fantastically funny and visually mesmerizing way. It’s a total feast for the eyes and ears and I couldn’t be prouder of it.”

Brought to audiences by the award-winning producers of Horrible Histories and Gangsta Granny, Tom Gates Live features Pichon’s colourful illustrations recreated for the stage, along with a host of songs. The show has been described as pure fun for the whole family, whether they are lovers of the books or new to Tom and his friends. Tickets cost from €18.

Copper Face Jacks: The Musical

Packed full of craic, huge laughs, culchies, Dubs, lots of shifting and a stellar cast, Copper Face Jacks: The Musical is set to be the smash hit of the summer all over again, returning to the Olympia Theatre from July 10 until August 10.

The show is from the creator of character Ross O’Carroll Kelly – Paul Howard. It’s a love story set on the eve of a Dublin v Kerry All Ireland Final.

When a sweet Kerry girl ends up falling head over her flat shoes for captain of the Dublin football team Gino Wildes (Dancing with the Stars’ Johnny Ward), can love conquer all as these two young sweethearts face massive cultural and linguistic hurdles on their road to happiness/Croker?

Tickets for the show cost from €26 plus a booking fee and a €1 restoration levy.

Little Miss Sunshine

Based on the Academy Award-winning film, Little Miss Sunshine will road-trip into the Olympia Theatre from August 13 – 17.

The Hoover family – including overworked mother Sheryl (Irish actress Lucy O’Byrne, The Voice) – has more than a few troubles. Yet young Olive has her heart set on winning the Little Miss Sunshine beauty contest. When an invitation to compete comes out of the blue, the Hoovers must pile into their rickety, yellow VW camper van. Can it survive the 800-mile trip from New Mexico to California? More importantly, can they?

Adapted into a musical from the Tony Award-winning team of James Lapine and William Finn, this off-beat, inventive and uplifting play celebrates the quirks of every family, the potholes in every road, and the power of overcoming our differences. Tickets cost from €21.

Tinder – A Musical Comedy

Funny, uplifting, and all-too-real. Tinder – A Musical Comedy swipes right into the Olympia Theatre from August 20 – 24.

Meet Shaz, Maz and Kaz — best pals since the first day of school 30 years ago. Sensible Kaz is finally getting married, which means Tinder fan Shaz and always single Maz need dates for the wedding.

However, when the pair spot Kaz’s husband-to-be on Tinder, soon all three friends are on the dating app and at each other’s throats.

This show features your favourite tunes and a cleverly assembled multimedia backdrop. Watch the trio of women share the usual sex stories, family dramas, and revelations from their school days as they navigate their Tinder life. Tickets cost from €21.

A Murder is Announced

After a 2017 sell-out run at Dublin’s Gaiety Theatre, Middle Ground Theatre Company Ltd will return to the capital with their acclaimed production of a classic Miss Marple mystery, running at the Olympia Theatre from August 26 – 31.

In A Murder is Announced, the residents of Chipping Cleghorn are astonished to read an advert in the local newspaper that states a murder will take place this coming Friday at Little Paddocks, the home of Letitia Blacklock. Unable to resist, the group gather at the house at the appointed time, when the lights go out and a gun is fired. Enter Miss Marple, who must unravel a complex series of relationships and events to solve the mystery of the killer.

The show features a star-studded cast including Sarah Thomas (Last of the Summer Wine), Kazia Pelka (Heartbeat, World’s End, Family Affairs), Tom Butcher (The Bill, Doctors), Jenny Funnell (As Time Goes By), Lucy Evans (Coronation Street) and Tom Gibbons (The Archers). Tickets are priced from €26.

Tickets for all shows are available to purchase in person from both the Olympia Theatre Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets. Tickets can also be bought online at ticketmaster.ie or over the phone by calling Olympia Theatre bookings on 0818 719 330.

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