A sensational new drama/musical simply entitled Paddy is coming to the Dean Crowe Theatre in Athlone on Friday, November 20.
It is the work of international singer Tommy Fleming, Midwest Radio’s Tommy Marren, and Mayo-based songwriter Gerry Carney and tells the story of emigration in all its shapes and forms.
The two-hour production features a young Irish emigrant called Patrick Murphy (played by Tommy Fleming ) who leaves Mayo in the 1960s in search of fame and fortune. The show follows his life in both London city and Ireland over a 25 year period.
Tommy Fleming is one of Ireland’s most popular and successful artists and his involvement in Paddy is a natural progression in a career that has seen him perform sell-out solo concerts in Ireland, the UK, America and Australia as well as performing alongside artists like Phil Coulter, Kenny Rodgers, and Elaine Page.
According to Tommy: “I’m really looking forward to this project. It has been a long time in the making and now that we’re in full rehearsals I know it has the potential to be a massive success. Emigration has touched practicwally every family in Ireland and I think we’ve gone about putting on a production that deals with it in a very unique way. I’ve always wanted to act so to be able to mix both acting and singing is really exciting”.
For online bookings see www.deancrowetheatre.com or phone (090 ) 6492129.