Smash Hit Celebration of The Dubliners Announces World Tour

by Aishling Conway
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Direct from the West End and having sold out venues worldwide, Seven Drunken Nights – The Story of The Dubliners will return to theatres in 2024 for its biggest ever tour.

In partnership with Tourism Ireland and in association with legendary Irish pub O’Donoghue’s – the place where it all started for The Dubliners back in 1962 – Seven Drunken Nights tells the story of a career spanning 50 years and invokes the spirit of Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Barney McKenna, John Sheahan, Ciaran Bourke and Jim McCann.

Leading the ultimate feel-good Irish show, this hugely talented cast of musicians and singers bring the music of this iconic group back to life.

Now in its seventh year, the extensive 80-date UK and Irish leg of the world tour starts on 29th February in Manchester and ends on 23rd June in Waterford, and includes a date at London’s Dominion Theatre on 17th March and three shows at the 3Olympia Theatre in Dublin across the 14th and 15th June.  

Tickets are available from all venues and www.sevendrunkennights.com  

So much more than a jukebox musical celebration of The Dubliners, the show stars its charismatic writer and director Ged Graham, whose narration warmly guides the audience through the fascinating life of the group in between stunning performances of so many of their celebrated classics, including The Irish Rover, The Leaving of Liverpool, Belle of Belfast City, Dirty Old Town, The Banks of the Rose, Star of the County Down and The Town I Love So Well.

In addition to glowing reviews, Seven Drunken Nights has also received praise from the families of The Dubliners. Ged Graham said, “It was very nerve-racking meeting relatives of The Dubliners, as I didn’t know how they would react. But meeting Luke Kelly’s brother, Paddy, early on during the first tour was just brilliant. He and his family have been so supportive of the show. Likewise, Barney McKenna’s sister came to see the show when we toured Ireland and was very complimentary of how we told the story. Their support means so much to everyone involved with the show.”

With the 2024 UK and Irish leg of Seven Drunken Nights being the biggest so far, the show is also set for its record year internationally, performing nearly 300 shows during 42 weeks on the road.

Such success has been a life-changing experience for Ged Graham, who said, “I can’t quite believe it. Seven Drunken Nights seems to have touched so many people who have become real fans of the show, reigniting their love of The Dubliners. It’s had a massive impact on my life, giving me the confidence to write more and be involved in many other productions, including the runaway success Fairytale of New York. It truly is a great privilege to bring the music of The Dubliners to the stage every night and keep their legacy alive.”

Seven Drunken Nights – The Story of The Dubliners will play the following 2024 UK and Ireland tour dates:

Feb

  • 29           Manchester           Opera House

March

  • 01           Dunstable              Grove Theatre
  • 02           Ramsgate              Granville Theatre
  • 06           Redditch                Palace Theatre
  • 07           Hayes                    Beck Theatre
  • 08           Southampton       MAST Mayflower Studios
  • 10           York                       Grand Opera House (Matinee)
  • 10           York                       Grand Opera House (Evening)
  • 12           Lichfield                Garrick Theatre
  • 13           Lichfield                Garrick Theatre
  • 14           Basildon                Towngate Theatre
  • 15           Truro                      Hall for Cornwall
  • 16           Poole                      Concert Hall
  • 17           London                 Dominion Theatre
  • 18           Windsor                 Theatre Royal
  • 20           Sheffield                City Hall
  • 21           Doncaster              Cast
  • 22           Doncaster              Cast
  • 23           Lincoln                  New Theatre Royal
  • 24           Tewkesbury          The Roses Theatre (Matinee)
  • 24           Tewkesbury          The Roses Theatre (Evening)
  • 26           Dartford                Orchard Theatre
  • 28           Oxford                   New Theatre
  • 29           Stockton                Globe Theatre
  • 30           Glenrothes             Rothes Hall

April

  • 01           Aberdeen               Music Hall
  • 04           Peterborough        New Theatre
  • 05           Shrewsbury           Theatre Severn
  • 06           Bridlington            Spa
  • 07           Liverpool               Empire Theatre
  • 09           Wimbledon           Wimbledon New Theatre
  • 11           Llandudno            Venue Cymru
  • 12           Bradford               St George’s Hall
  • 13           Clacton                  West Cliff Theatre
  • 14           Milton Keynes      Milton Keynes Theatre
  • 16           Southend               Cliffs Pavilion
  • 17           Aylesbury              Waterside Theatre
  • 18           Kings Lynn           Corn Exchange
  • 19           Potters Bar            Wyllyotts Centre
  • 21           Bristol                    Hippodrome
  • 27           Torquay                Princess Theatre
  • 28           Birmingham         New Alexandra Theatre (Matinee)
  • 28           Birmingham         New Alexandra Theatre (Evening)
  • 30           Swansea                                Grand Theatre

  • May
  • 01           Newport                 The Riverfront
  • 02           Epsom                   Playhouse
  • 03           Woking                  New Victoria Theatre
  • 04           Folkestone            Leas Cliff Hall
  • 05           Stoke                      Regent Theatre
  • 06           Cromer                  Cromer Pier Theatre
  • 08           Coventry               Belgrade Theatre
  • 09           Crawley                 The Hawth
  • 10           Southport              The Atkinson
  • 11           Southport              The Atkinson
  • 12           Ipswich                  Ipswich Regent
  • 15           Hull                        City Hall
  • 16           Newcastle              Tyne Theatre & Opera House
  • 18           Dundee                  Caird Hall
  • 19           Edinburgh             Playhouse
  • 22           Weston-Super-Mare                 Playhouse
  • 23           Stevenage             Gordon Craig Theatre
  • 24           Leicester                De Montfort Hall
  • 25           Scunthorpe           Baths Hall
  • 26           Bromley                Churchill Theatre
  • 28           Taunton                                Brewhouse
  • 29           Swindon                Wyvern Theatre
  • 30           Cardiff                   New Theatre
  • 31           Brighton                Theatre Royal
  • June
  • 01           Nottingham          Royal Concert Hall
  • 02           Glasgow                 Kings Theatre (Matinee)
  • 02           Glasgow                 Kings Theatre (Evening)
  • 04           Cork                       Opera House
  • 05           Armagh                 Market Place Theatre
  • 06           Derry                      Millennium Forum
  • 07           Belfast                   Waterfront
  • 08           Belfast                   Waterfront
  • 09           Killarney                INEC
  • 14           Dublin                    3Olympia Theatre
  • 15           Dublin                    3Olympia Theatre (Matinee)
  • 15           Dublin                    3Olympia Theatre (Evening)
  • 18           Limerick                Lime Tree Theatre
  • 19           Kilkenny                Watergate Theatre
  • 20           Wexford                National Opera House
  • 22           Drogheda              TLT Concert Hall & Theatre
  • 23           Waterford             Theatre Royal

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