The Everyman and Rosa Productions proudly presented the world première of Evening Train, a new musical, as part of Cork Midsummer Festival 2019.
Celebrated Cork singer-songwriter Mick Flannery, writer Ursula Rani Sarma and director Annabelle Comyn transformed Flannery’s acclaimed concept album, Evening Train, into a stunning new musical.
West Cork: Grace dreams of a new life far away from here as she waits for Luther. He’s late. Again. Elsewhere in town, bartender Frank surrenders yet another paycheck to cover his reckless brother’s gambling debts. Luther promises Grace that by Christmas, he’ll have made enough money to get them out of here. Before long, a high stakes game is underway, in which everyone is a player, whether they like it or not.
The stage adaptation of Evening Train is woven through with the incredible music and lyrics of Mick Flannery. With a phenomenal cast of Irish actors and a live band that included composer Mick Flannery, Evening Train was an unmissable night at the theatre.
★★★★ “it’s the simplicity of the story that resonates” – The Irish Times (Read the full review HERE)
Music & Lyrics by Mick Flannery
Book by Ursula Rani Sarma
Directed by Annabelle Comyn
Musical Director Brian Whelan
Set and Lighting Designer Aedín Cosgrove
Choreographer Philip Connaughton
Costume Designer Sarah Foley
Sound Designer Philip Stewart
Dramaturg Jack Bradley
Starred Charlie Bonner, Brian Doherty, Deirdre Donnelly, Ger Kelly, Ian Lloyd Anderson, John McCarthy and Kate Stanley Brennan
Band: Mick Flannery, Brian Whelan, Matthew Berrill, Aoife Burke, Davie Ryan
Running time 130 mins