Have a craic in the West End this St Patrick’s Day

It has returned! The famous day, otherwise known as the Feast of Saint Patrick, is upon us. Instead of feasting yourself on Guinness all weekend, feast your eyes on these Irish themed shows…

Have an Irish knees-up at Once The Musical

Irish busker who fixes hoovers for a living meets young Czech mother, and they fall for each other through their mutual love of music.  It is a love story, but it is not your usual all singing all dancing musical.  The performance starts out with an Irish ceilidh live on stage, and these talented musicians play throughout the show.  Also, it’s set in a bar, a REAL bar, so you can enjoy a drink on stage in the interval.

Dance along to some classics at The Commitments

If you’re a Commitments fan we don’t need to tell you that much about this one. We just need to remind you of all the soul classics you can sing and dance along to. Here we go. Night Train, Try A Little Tenderness, RiverDeep, Mountain High, In The Midnight Hour, Papa Was A Rolling Stone, Save Me, Mustang Sally, I Heard It Through The Grapevine, Thin Line Between Love and Hate, Reach Out, Uptight, Knock On Wood, I Can’t Turn You Loose, plus many more.

Listen to old tales at a lock-in at The Weir

This last one is also set in a bar, a remote Irish bar where four old friends gather, settling in for a lock-in to swap old tales as they laugh and drink into the night.  With four real Irish actors, Risteárd Cooper, Dervla Kirwan, Peter McDonald and Ardal O’Hanlon, plus a Brian Cox playing Irish for the night, it’s a genuine Irish treat for those who love a bit of drama.

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