Coppers: The Musical Is Real, And It’s Coming To Dublin’s Olympia Theatre This Summer

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The average night in Coppers has everything – laughter, tears, drama, heartbreak and romance. So it mightn’t come as a surprise that it’s the inspiration for a new musical.

Yes, Coppers: The Musical is a thing, and it’s coming to Dublin later this year.

The show was written by Paul Howard (AKA the man behind Ross O’Carroll Kelly) and produced by the same team who brought us Anglo: The Musical in 2012.

It follows the story of a Kerry girl who falls in love with a Dublin lad on the night before their respective counties clash at the All Ireland Final – “like Moulin Rouge, with slow sets”:

Can love conquer all as these two young sweethearts face massive cultural and linguistic hurdles on their road to happiness/Croker? Only time, some great tunes, a cast of puppets and a bunch of cloakroom tickets will tell.

Puppets! Think of Avenue Q set in Coppers and you’re basically there. We assume there will be a whole song dedicated to the Shifting Wall and a scene in which a character falls down the stairs from the smoking area. Just to make it really true to life.

“Once you hear the name Copper Face Jacks: The Musical it’s impossible to not want to make it happen,” said Paul Howard. “I secretly dream of a day when this work is on the Leaving Cert.”

The show will hit the Olympia Theatre from July 5 – tickets are €28 and will go on sale this Friday from Ticketmaster. See yiz there.


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