Step back into the swinging 60’s with a new play in the Civic Theatre

by Rachel Darcy

A brand-new Irish play set in the swinging 60’s will head to Tallaght for a limited three-night run at the Civic Theatre.

Presented by production company ‘A Likely Story’ and centred on the showband era, ‘The Voice Within’ will run at the Civic Theatre from July 3 to 5.

Written by company co-founders Carol Gleeson and Helen Spring, ‘The Voice Within’ is set in Donegal in the 1960’s golden era of music, the story follows an unassuming young man who finds himself at the helm of an up and coming showband.

Through a series of memorable characters, this play offers a snapshot in time when Ireland was finally starting to find its’ voice and when showband music was the revolutionary language of the people.

Helen Spring as Sarah Harte, Sean MacMahon as Tommy O’Grady and Carol Gleeson as Mary McDaid. Pictures: Ashling Conway

Alongside a live seven-piece band on stage, the heartwarming and nostalgic play includes popular showband hits such as “The Hucklebuck”, “Rock around the Clock”, “Blueberry Hill” and “From the Candystore on the Corner” among many others.

The play features an impressive central cast of 14 – plus dancers – and a wealth of talented actors from Kildare, Dublin and Kilkenny.  

Contact The Civic Theatre, Tallaght now on (01) 4627477 or book online at Tickets are priced at €23, or a concession price of €21. Group booking and Father’s Day offers also available; for further details please enquire at The Civic box office.

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