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THE PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF GERRY MURPHY - A MUSICAL ODYSSEY
The poetry of Gerry Murphy adapted to live music performance plus radio documentary as part of the 2009 Cork Midsummer Festival
Saturday 27 June & Preview Tuesday 23 June
The writing of provocative Cork poet Gerry Murphy is set to find a brand new audience next week, moving from page to stage during this years Midsummer Festival as Everyman Palace Theatre presents THE PEOPLES REPUBILC OF GERRY MURPHY - A MUSICAL ODYSSEY!
The poems have
been adapted to a live music performance by a group of musician actors, zapping
Murphys writing into life through voice, music, image and sound. All the
outrageous personas that infamously stalk through Murphys satirical writing
come to life in a riotous fusion of music, poetry and laughter.
The hugely entertaining writing of Gerry Murphy has been a long time source of inspiration for award winning audio producer, composer and playwright Roger Gregg. Gregg, who has been hailed as one of a handful of truly great radio dramatists by BBC Radio 4, brings the oral tradition of poetry into the digital age. As well as the live stage show, Gregg has succeeded in lifting Gerry Murphy, one of Irelands most exciting contemporary voices, off the silence of the printed page and presenting his work to a global audience in several media of the digital age.
Led by Gregg, Crazy Dog Audio Theatre first performed THE PEOPLES REPUBILC OF GERRY MURPHY at the Everyman bar during the 2008 Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, which was recorded in eight You Tube videos and has been produced as an Audio CD. A five part radio documentary on Gerry Murphy has also been produced for broadcast on Cork Campus Radio 98.3fm which will air from 12pm each day from Monday 15 - Friday 19 June. Both the You Tube clips of the live performance and the radio documentary are available to download from www.crazydogaudiotheatre.com
A selection of
Gerry Murphys poems have been painted onto the foyer walls at the Everyman
by artist Lisa Zagone, which are available to view for free each day from 10am
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PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF GERRY MURPHY A MUSICAL ODYSSEY has been adapted for the stage, composed and directed by Roger Gregg. The production is performed by Crazy Dog Audio Theatre featuring live music, song, spoken word and on site sound effects by Roger Gregg, Sarah Greene, Liam Heffernan, David Farrell and Winnifred Murphy.
PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF GERRY MURPHY A MUSICAL ODYSSEY is at the Everyman Palace Theatre Tuesday 23 (preview) and Wednesday 24 Saturday 27 June, nightly at 8pm, with additional shows on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 June at 6.30pm. Tickets are €15 / €11 conc.
Roger Gregg and his crew are exceptional instrumentalists and singers they have served Gerry Murphy, his readers and his audiences very well THE IRISH TIMES
Booking: 021 4501673 or Online at www.everymanpalace.com