Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris

Music by JACQUES BREL Production conception, English lyrics and additional material by ERIC BLAU and MORT SHUMAN based on Brel’s lyrics and commentary Presented by arrangement with JOSEF WEINBERGER LIMITED on behalf of Dramatists Play Service Inc. of New York


Previews from Thursday 26th January

Opening Night Wednesday 1st February


The poignant, passionate and profound songs of Belgian songwriter Jacques Brel are vividly brought to life in this intense musical experience. Master of the chanson, Brel’s legendary, romantic works have been translated and recorded worldwide by artists such as Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra and Judy Collins.

His music is brimming with European sophistication, and the sheer poetry of his songs supports many layers of interpretation, giving every production new and unexpected meaning.

Performance is 90 minutes with no interval

Creative Team:
Director – Alan Stanford
Musical Director – Cathal Synnott
Set & Costume Design – Alyson Cummins
Lighting Design – James Mc Connell


Cast includes:
Risteárd Cooper
Karen McCartney
Stephanie McKeon
Rory Nolan

Musicians include:
Drums / Percussion – Paul Byrne
Bass – Neville Lloyd
Keyboards – Cathal Synnott
Guitar – Dave Whyte


This event is supported by RTÉ Supporting the Arts.