The tragic story of the Titanic’s maiden voyage has been made into a musical and will be coming to Dublin next spring.
Composer and lyricist Maury Yeston, whose previous works include musicals about Tom Sawyer, biblical tales and the works of Hans Christian Andersen, wrote the show and has already won awards following its run on Broadway.
The production Titanic The Musical won five Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book.
Now it will be shown in Dublin from May 15 – 19, 2018 at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre.
The show follows the final hours in the lives of many of the passengers. It is based on real people and examines the hopes, fears and dreams they had as they travelled the Atlantic.
The lives of those who travelled on the ‘unsinkable’ Titanic’s maiden voyage from Southampton to New York via Cork were tragicvally ended when the ship collided with an iceberg.
The collision resulted in the deaths of 1,517 men, women and children and was one of the It was one of the most famous disasters of the 20th Century.
Titanic The Musical looks at the human stories behind the terrible statistics.
The description on the trailer states: “ The haunting story of the great ship Titanic is transformed by composer and lyricist Maury Yeston (Nine, Grand Hotel) and director Thom Southerland into a riveting musical in which the hopes and dreams of rich and poor, heroes and cowards, lovers and foes are woven together in a celebration of the human spirit.”
Tickets are on sale here
Take a look at the trailer below.
Written by Michael Kehoe @michaelcalling