Pat Moylan Productions presents ‘Angela’s Ashes: The Musical’

Pat Moylan Productions presents

The World Premiere of

Angela’s Ashes: The Musical

Music and Lyrics by Adam Howell | Book by Paul Hurt

Based on the Pulitzer prize-winning book by Frank McCourt

In a major new musical adaptation, Frank McCourt’s memoir ANGELA’S ASHES is brought to the stage in an emotional telling of a childhood in Limerick and beyond, featuring unforgettable songs and melodies, told with a rare lyricism and a warm inimitable sense of humour.

The musical opens at the Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick on 6 July, 2017, followed by dates at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin and the Grand Opera House, Belfast.

Based on the Pulitzer prize-winning book by Frank McCourt, ANGELA’S ASHES  – THE MUSICAL is produced by Pat Moylan, directed by Thom Sutherland, with Music and Lyrics by Adam Howell and Book by Paul Hurt


As his parents struggle to provide for him and his brothers in 1940s Ireland, we follow young Frank’s escapades and experiences in a Dickensian landscape peopled by a drunken father, a helpless mother, pompous priests, bullying schoolmasters, money-lenders and dancing-teachers, culminating in his defiant escape to a new life in America.


First published back in 1996, Frank McCourt’s ANGELA’S ASHES quickly caused a literary sensation. The book climbed quickly to the top of that newspaper’s Bestseller lists and remained there for nearly three years selling 4 million copies in hardback alone.

Since then, the book has sold over 10 million copies worldwide and become a phenomenon continuing to attract a global readership.

Angela’s Ashes won multiple accolades including the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics’ Circle Award, was listed in The Guardian as one of the top 50 best-selling books of all time and has been translated into 126 languages.

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