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Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris

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

This event is supported by RTÉ Supporting the Arts.

Cast & Creatives

Cast includes:
Risteárd Cooper, Karen McCartney, Stephanie McKeon and Rory Nolan

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

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

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