Anglo musical due a second run

Tue, Nov 27, 2012, 00:00

The musical satirising boom-to-bust Ireland will return early in the new year for its second run.

Anglo: The Musical will move from the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre to the Olympia Theatre and will run from January 10th to February 2nd.

The musical, which features puppet versions of Bertie Ahern, Brian Cowen, Enda Kenny and Angela Merkel, finished its first run on Sunday after two weeks of performances.

Written by Paul Howard, the author behind Ross O’Carroll-Kelly, the musical includes original songs, such as Put A Zero On The End, He’s A Friend, There’s Nothing Wrong With Bacon and Cabbage and I Hate To Say I Told You So.

The controversial show had to remove a puppet version of former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Seán FitzPatrick not long before opening night after creators received legal advice.

The musical was brought up in the Dáil after Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty referenced a scene where puppets Angela Merkel and Enda Kenny interact, which led Minister for Finance Michael Noonan to criticise the show.

“I have not seen Anglo: The Musical but I always think that satire, unless handled lightly, is just above pie throwing as theatrical entertainment,” he said.

Tickets start at €20 including booking fee and will be available from Friday.

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