Shout! The Mod Musical

Shout! The Mod Musical

09 Jun 20:00 - 22:00 - Birr
Birr Theatre & Arts Centre



A nostalgic nod to London’s Swinging Sixties.
The musical follows five young female subscribers to a fictional magazine called Shout!, “the magazine for the modern woman”, as they come of age during the liberating 1960s that made England swing. From cover to cover, Shout! unfolds like a musical magazine and travels in time through the decade, chronicling the dawn of liberation of women. Just as Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark, Cilla Black and Lulu were independent women with major careers, English (and indeed Irish!) women were redefining themselves in the face of changing attitudes about women. Shout! and its all-female cast reflect that change through the unforgettable music of the era.
Shout! contains show stopping new arrangements of classic pop anthems of the decade, including, “Downtown”, “Son of a Preacher Man”, “Goldfinger”, “I Only Wanna Be With You”, “To Sir With Love” and of course, “Shout!”. The songs and each girl’s own unfolding story are tied together by hilarious sound bytes from the period – from 60s advertisements for anything and everything – to lonely hearts letters answered by Shout! magazine’s advice columnist, who thinks each girl’s problem can be solved with a “fetching new hair style and a new shade of lipstick.”

Paul Harrington

25 May 20:00 - 22:00 25 May 20:00 - 22:00 - Birr Birr
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Summertime Swing Offaly County Council Choir

31 May 19:00 - 21:00 31 May 19:00 - 21:00 - Birr Birr
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Steve Davis and Ken Doherty Snooker Extravaganza

05 Jun 18:30 - 21:30 05 Jun 18:30 - 21:30 - Birr Birr
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Tom Thumb Storytelling

14 Jun 11:00 - 13:00 14 Jun 11:00 - 13:00 - Birr Birr
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Bringing stories to...   More info

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