Waterford City & County Council's Arts resource site
Tuesday August 28th – Saturday September 1st 2012 – Garter Lane Waterford
A Gangsta Musical ‘robbing a bank’s no crime compared to owning one’
Set in the grity streets of 1920s Chicago, Happy End tells the tale of an unlikely love affair between a virtuous Salvation Army worker and a hard-boiled gangster. This steamy musical pairs Bertolt Brecht’s biting and witty social satire with a thrilling score from Kurt Weil and with some of his most popular show tunes, Happy End later became the source for the well-known musical Guys and Dolls. Happy End is directed by highly acclaimed Jimmy Fay.
With the band El Higado No Existe live on stage throughout featuring Kevin Power, Joe Meaher and friends, expect a musical with a difference as they bring a ‘Tom Waits’ feel to the night. Featuring 20 local teenagers from Waterford Youth Arts with choreography by Trish Murphy and set by Neil O’Driscoll, the show will have an energy, a sense of fun and biting menace. Happy End packs a political punch closing with a song in ‘tribute’ to the rich and powerful of this world.
Times 8.00 p.m
All ticket enquiries to Garter Lane Box Office 051 855038