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Nov 04 2021

Musical edge to drama with Border as backdrop

Life and doomed love in the Border town of Dundalk are at the heart of The Iron Annie Cabaret, which will be performed in the city’s Town Hall Theatre next Monday night, November 8. Music meets theatre in this edgy show about Aoife, a big figure in Dundalk’s smalltime underworld, who embarks on a relationship with the beautiful but flighty Annie. When Aoife’s associate, ‘The Rat King’, asks her to dispose of 10 kilos of cocaine that he robbed from a rival, she brings Annie with her on a whirlwind trip to Britain to do just that.

The show which features actor Eleanor McLoughlin and two Dundalk bands, has been adapted from the novel, Iron Annie. It’s the debut of local man Luke Cassidy and was published by Bloomsbury in September to wide acclaim.

The bands are folk outfit, the Dandelion Few, and recently-formed rockers, False Slag, who between them, have written 10 original songs for the piece, explains Luke who adapted the book for stage.

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Read the full article on the Connacht Tribune website.