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Selective Memory presents JOAN AS POLICE WOMAN
Theatre Royal Waterford, Wednesday July 17th 2019 at 8:00pm
Following the release of Damned Devotion and sold out Irish tour in August 2018, Joan As Police Woman returns to Ireland with her captivating solo show “Joanthology”.
Already acknowledged as a thrilling live performer and starkly honest lyricist, new album Damned Devotion finds Joan Wasser at her rawest.
While her 2014 album The Classic was a soulful celebration of life and her 2011 album The Deep Field a lush moody expansion, this new release sees her stripping her compositions back to the core, the bare-all lyricism and timeless melodies harking back to her accolade-winning album To Survive (2008) and the universally acclaimed debut album Real Life (2006). Joan: “My maxim is: if it feels scary to say it, it’s the thing you must say”. And on Damned Devotion the thoughtful lyricism is married to Joan’s most accessible music to date.
Famously a collaborator and muse to artists as diverse as Anohni, Rufus Wainwright, Lou Reed and Beck, since the release of her last album Joan has worked alongside fashion designers Viktor & Rolf as well as a growing list of musicians including Sufjan Stevens, Lau, RZA and most recently Daniel Johnston.
Starts @ 8:00pm Tickets: €23 from Box Office/ Tel: 051-874402 or Click Here
Joxer Daly Esq at Theatre Royal Waterford
Theatre Royal Waterford, Thursday July 18th & Thursday July 25th 2019 at 8:00pm
Sean O’Casey’s playful scrounger from the classic, Juno and The Paycock, takes centre stage in this intriguing new play from the pen of Eddie Naughton (Inishfallen Fare the Well).
With events that were to alter the course of Irish history as a backdrop, Joxer Daly Esq. charts an everyman journey from respectable member of The Foresters Association to a vagabond scraping by with only his wit to use as collateral. From the 1913 Lock Out, to the Rising – and the events of O’Casey’s classic The Plough and the Stars – to the birth of a new divided Nationalism, in Juno and The Paycock, we see it all through the eyes of a survivor like no other.
Joxer Daly is an ordinary person trying to navigate the difficult waters of what was Dublin in the period leading up to the birth of a Republic. Brilliantly performed by Phelim Drew, Joxer’s love of language, humour, literature and song, together with a drinker’s purple recollection, makes this a performance like no other.
Entertaining and funny, Joxer Daly Esq. is a thought-provoking gander at one of Irish Literatures most loveable chancers!
Starts @ 8:00pm. Tickets: €15 (Group Bookings Available) from Box Office/ Tel: 051-874402 or Click Here
Clancy’s Kitchen Live at Theatre Royal Waterford
Theatre Royal Waterford, Saturday July 20th 2019 at 8:00pm
The Clancy Family regale stories, songs and tunes from The Clancy Brother homestead. This show takes you into the very heart of Clancy’s kitchen, County Tipperary.
With performances from multi award-winning artists- Donal Clancy (son of Liam), Róisín Clancy (daughter of Bobby), musician cousin Evan Grace and Welsh singer/actor Ryland Teifi, the audience experience, first hand, the atmosphere in the home of the troubadours that were the world-famous Clancy Brothers.
“Growing-up in the Clancy household, singing, music and story-telling were an everyday event, not something reserved for the stage. Anyone visiting was welcomed and encouraged to share a story or song from wherever they came from in the world and the spoken word was as important as the music. It was a truly amazing experience and one we’d like to share with audiences-this unique insight into Clancy’s kitchen”
Starts @ 8:00pm. Tickets: €21 from Box Office/ Tel: 051-874402
Theatre Royal, The Mall, Waterford
T: +353 (0)51 874 402