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The Gigli Concert 2009 - Irish Tour

Tom Murphy

  • The Gigli Concert by Tom Murphy
  • Photo by Keith Pattison
  • Photo by Keith Pattison

“Druid’s production … is a celebration of theatre” The Irish Times

The Nasc Touring Network presents The Gigli Concert by Tom Murphy

A searching, challenging and funny story of hope and possibility and above all the endurance of the human spirit.

JPW King is a quack self-help therapist who whiles away his days with little more than a bottle of vodka, a pot of jam and occasional visits from his lover Mona. When the mysterious Irishman, a despairing property developer, walks through his door and wants to sing like the great Italian opera singer Beniamino Gigli, both men embark on a journey that reaches heights they could never have imagined.

A sell out hit at this year’s Galway Arts Festival, Druid returns with their stunning and unmissable production of what is widely regarded as Tom Murphy’s masterpiece.

Theatre for Ireland – Director’s Welcome

Garry Hynes, Artistic Director

Garry Hynes. Photo: Nick Burchell

We are very proud of this production since it marks not only a renewal of our relationship with Tom Murphy, who has provided our audiences with some of the most memorable nights of theatre in our history, but also because this production of The Gigli Concert was the play that opened our newly refurbished theatre on Druid Lane in Galway this July.

Druid has always believed that everyone in Ireland has a right to see live professional theatre in their own communities and we have tried to honour that commitment even in the face of scant touring funding and increasing costs. This performance would not be possible without the NASC group of venues and the Arts Council and we want to express our gratitude to these six venues and to all the organisations both nationally and locally for their help in making this tour happen.

We look forward to welcoming you to a performance of The Gigli Concert on our tour around Ireland.

Garry Hynes
Artistic Director

Culture Ireland nasc Touring Network

Also currently on tour: The New Electric Ballroom and The Walworth Farce


JPW King*
Peter Sullivan
Mark Lambert

The Irish Man
Denis Conway

Derbhle Crotty

*The role of JPW King will be played by Mark Lambert in Tralee and will be shared between Mark Lambert and Peter Sullivan in Tralee and Dún Laoghaire.
Peter Sullivan will play all other venues.

Creative Team

Garry Hynes

Francis O’Connor

Lighting Designer
Davy Cunningham

Sound Designer
John Leonard

Casting Directors
Maureen Hughes
Laura Stanczyk

Production Team

Production Manager
Eamonn Fox

Technical Manager
Barry O’Brien

Company Stage Manager
Justin Murphy

Assistant Stage Manager
Danny Erskine

Costume Supervisor
Doreen McKenna

Set Construction
Gus Dewar
Tony Cording
Scenic Artist
Sandra Butler

Technical Crew
Pat O’Reilly
Shannon Light

Trevor Price

Kate Bowe PR

Graphic Design
Bite! Associates

Production Photography
Keith Pattison

  • The Gigli Concert by Tom Murphy
  • The Gigli Concert by Tom Murphy



The Gigli Concert 2009 - Ennis, Co. Clare (Glór Theatre)

December 16 — 19, 2009

The Gigli Concert 2009 -Dun Laoghaire, Dublin (Pavilion Theatre)

December 7 — 12, 2009

The Gigli Concert 2009 - Portlaoise, Co. Laois (Dunamaise Arts Centre)

December 3 — 5, 2009

The Gigli Concert 2009 - Longford (Backstage Theatre)

November 26 — 28, 2009

The Gigli Concert 2009 - Tralee, Co. Kerry (Siamsa Tíre)

November 19 — 21, 2009

The Gigli Concert 2009 - Letterkenny, Co. Donegal (An Grianán)

November 12 — 14, 2009

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