Two prominent musicals to grace Dean Crowe Theatre stage

A spectacular new musical/drama, ‘Who Dares to Dream’ written by Irish country music singer, Michael English and playwright, Tommy Marren, will grace the stage of the Dean Crowe Theatre on Friday, April 17.

Set in both Ireland and England in the 1960s, this spectacular stage show tells the story of Joey McCann (Michael English ) who dreams of becoming a music star.

However, he is torn between his dream and that of his father who wants him to continue the family tradition of making shoes. Joey heads to England to pursue his dream but faces a series of challenges that threaten his ambitions of ending up in the bright lights of show business.

This two-hour show features a spectacular musical score and an intriguing storyline that will have audiences on the edge of their seats all night! With romance, comedy and determination we follow the ups and downs of Joey’s adventure as he struggles to turn his dream into reality.

Michael English is one of Ireland’s most popular country stars who packs out venues all over Ireland and the UK for both concerts and dances. Michael and his talented band are renowned for their energetic performances with Michael’s superb piano playing earning him a number of accolades, namely ‘Entertainer of the Year’ and ‘Songwriter of the Year’. Michael has always has a huge passion for musical theatre and it has always been a dream of his to write a musical.

Tommy Marren is an established Irish playwright whose works include the Irish hit-comedies ‘It’s The Real McCoy’, ‘Nobody’s Talking To Me’ and ‘3 Hail Mary’s’. He has performed his plays in Ireland, the UK and America and continues to tour new productions every two years. He was also involved in the hit drama musicals ‘On A Wing and A Prayer’ and ‘Paddy the Musical’.

Tickets for both musical performances are presently available from the Dean Crowe Theatre box office. Call 09064 92129 or log onto for more information.

Menopause the Musical 2 - Cruising Through Menopause

Starring Cheryl Fergison (EastEnders ), Nicole Barber-Lane (Hollyoaks ), Rebecca Wheatley (Casualty ), and Nicki French (Eurovision ), it’s the brand-new show, Cruising Through Menopause.

In the hysterical sequel to the smash-hit Menopause The Musical®, time fast forwards five years to catch up with the same four characters for tales of their lives, loves and losses as they set off on the high seas.

Hot flushes, mood swings, memory lapses, weight gain – these are a few of our favourite menopausal things! Cruising Through Menopause is a hilarious, heartfelt, reassuring and unflinching look at the joys of menopause and friendship. When your life is a bumpy ride full of twists and turns, it’s hard to find true friends. But step on board and we’ll take you on a trip of self-discovery, love and friendship all backed by a soundtrack of brand-new toe-tapping parodied hits!

For these four ladies the menopause was not the beginning of the end, but the beginning of a beautiful friendship where love conquers, and friendships never fail.

So, all aboard and with laughing, singing and maybe even dancing on-stage, as the cast sets sail for Menopause The Musical 2 – Cruising Through Menopause.

Age advisory 16+.

Tickets for both musical performances are presently available from the Dean Crowe Theatre box office. Call 09064 92129 or log onto for more information.


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