The story of a culchie who moves to Dublin and ends up in Coppers.
The stage show based on the infamous nightclub Copper Faced Jacks is written by Paul Howard (Ross O’Carroll-Kelly). The show will be a mix of puppets and actors on stage.
Howard said: “Once you hear the name Copper Face Jacks: The Musical it’s impossible not to want to make it happen. We’ve been talking about it for a few years now so it’s brilliant to think in just a few months it will be up and running.”
It’s based on a girl from Kerry who moves to Dublin for a job in the VHI. Like any culchie new to the big smoke she ends up in coppers on the eve of a Dublin vs Kerry All-Ireland Final.
. While dancing to cheesy classics she falls for the captain of the Dublin GAA team.
“We want to play tribute to the phenomenon that is Coppers – in song,” Paul told Lovin Dublin. “It’s like the Irish version of Moulin Rouge.”
“It’s a lot of fun, we want people to home singing the songs and most of all laughing…but I also secretly dream of a day when this work is on the Leaving Certificate.”
Copper Face Jacks: The Musical will open at the Olympia Theatre on July 5.
Tickets from €28 plus booking fee will go on sale this Friday March 2 from Ticketmaster.ie.
This is the second of Howard’s puppet-based musicals, after Angl0: The Musical.
The third, will be “Dermot Bannon: The Musical, due to open in a soon-to-be-built Bannon-designed glass box extension on the Abbey Theatre sometime in 2023″.