Arthur Riordan’s successful musical comedyImprobable Frequencyreturns to the Gaiety Theatre,Dublin, for 2 weeks from 13 March.Packedfull of literary references and word play, this is a must-see for all book lovers and literature enthusiasts.
Winner of threeIrish Times Theatre Awardsincluding Best Production and Best Director, Arthur Riordan’s “linguistically dazzling” (Time Out) comedy follows the exploits of a young British crossword enthusiast sent toDublinin 1941 to investigate suspicious radio messages.Before long, he is drawn into a morass of intrigue and deception that involves overthrowing the British; undermining the Nationalists; and subverting the forces of nature.
There are improbable encounters with English poet John Betjemanmoonlighting as a spy, Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger, satirist Myles naGopaleen, the mysterious Agent Green, and the innocent (or is she?) Philomena O’Shea, leading to plot twists, double crossings and, inevitably, to the Palace Bar.
Directed by Rough Magic’s Lynne Parker, Riordan’s witty script is transported by Bell Hellicopter’s whimsical original score and stellar musicians – Ellen Cranitch, Conor Sheil, Des Lacey and Cathal Synnott.
What the critics say ...
The Sunday Times: “If Tom Stoppard and the novelist Jasper Fforde collaborated on a musical, it might turn out something like this … Riordan’s script has some of the funniest lyrics sinceThe Producers: lines you are doomed to bore your friends with for days after …”
The Scotsman: "There's no overstating the breathtaking verbal brilliance, wit, and sheer showbiz flairof this show.”
The Times: “One of the wittiest, funniest, most enjoyable shows I have ever seen.”
RTÉ The View: “It’s witty, it’s musical, it’s clever, it’s very, very funny.”
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