The Everyman

In October, following six months of closure, The Everyman launched Play It by Ear, a programme of live performance from The Everyman stage.

Made available through live audio broadcast with a mix of rehearsed readings and comedy, Play It By Ear was received with great applause, and commendation, from audiences locally, nationally, and around the world. The Everyman are now taking the next step to video streamed live performance, with their December programme of Christmas shows, while maintaining and continuing their Play It by Ear programme.

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Once Upon a Time with The Everyman Panto Stars

Video stream available online 23rd December - 31st January 2021


Presented by The Everyman and CADA

Once Upon a Time with The Everyman Panto Stars is filmed live from The Everyman stage and available to view from Wed 23 Dec to Sun 31 Jan 2021 as part of The Everyman’s new digital programme of live performance. Join the colourful The Everyman panto characters as they read the most popular and well-loved classic fairytales and panto favourites.

Come and gather around and let us tell you a story. Once Upon a Time….

Each episode of Once Upon a Time with The Everyman Panto Stars will include music, banter, catch phrases and lots of fun and laughter, and one special fairytale will be told: Cinderella, Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and Beauty and the Beast. And look out for the really catchy TikTok dance in each episode!

Tickets €12 or choose the 'Full Fairytale Collection' of the four show bundle for €36.

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CinderellaJoin us for Cinderella, the most beautiful and kind-hearted girl. Cinderella’s evil stepmother and two horrible stepsisters are going to the Royal Ball, leaving Cinderella behind to do all the chores. Will she get to go to the Ball?
Little Red Riding HoodLittle Red Riding Hood is sent on an errand to bring a basket of food to her grandmother who lives in the woods. Along the way she meets a wolf who is up to no good. Will the woodcutter save poor Red Riding Hood and her grandmother from the evil wolf?
Beauty and the BeastBelle, a beautiful young woman, agrees to live with the Beast in exchange for the return of her abducted father. Soon, Belle discovers that her hideous captor is an enchanted prince!
Jack and the BeanstalkOld Bessy the cow lives on a small farm with a widower and her young son Jack. Despite all their hard work poor Jack and his mother are forced to sell Bessy at the market for seeds to grow food. On the way to the market, Jack meets a stranger who buys Bessy for three magic beans. Hear the story of Bessy, Jack, the beanstalk that grew overnight to the Giant’s castle and the magic goose who lays the golden eggs.

John Spillane & Guests

Streamed LIVE - 8pm, Sunday 20 December


Streamed live from The Everyman stage with a special cast of ‘mystery’ guests, this will be John Spillane’s 22nd year in a row playing on the Sunday before Christmas in his hometown of Cork. And this year, audiences are sure to be watching and listening from all over Cork and beyond.  

John says “this is my 22nd year in a row playing on the Sunday before Christmas in my home town of Cork in the gorgeous Everyman.

Twenty Two good years playing music and writing songs and singing my heart out.

The theatre has been lovingly restored over this time and is now one of the most beautiful halls in Ireland.

I love my Christmas gig every year I invite my ‘mystery guests’ and this year will be the same.

I’m sorry we can’t go on this journey in the same fab hall together this year abut we will do our best to bring the show to your home from the lovely stage of the Theatre of Dreams, which is the Everyman.”

Running Time: 90mins Tickets: €15

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Happy Holiday: Christmas with Andy Williams

Streaming from 7.30pm, Monday 14 December until midnight, Thursday 31 December


Join the hugely entertaining, and joyful, The Everyman Christmas Songbook team for Happy Holiday:Christmas with Andy Williams as part of The Everyman’s video streamed programme of Christmas shows from The Everyman stage.

Andy Williams was always known as Mister Christmas as he recorded more Christmas albums than any other artist.

The Everyman Christmas Songbook’s Happy Holiday: Christmas with Andy Williams will bring you back to the warmth of a genuine family celebration, to the carols and the songs of childhood, and the heart-warming melodies of a traditional Christmas.   

Featuring star singers Linda Kenny, Damian Smith; Alan Carney on piano, Alf McCarthy as Master of Ceremonies and written and directed by Cathal MacCabe.

Running Time: 70 mins Tickets: €15

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A Cork Christmas Carol

LIVE Audio Broadcast  - 22nd December 7.30pm


A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, has been adapted by Catherine Mahon-Buckley assisted by Ciaran Bermingham, for live audio broadcast as part of our Play it by Ear programme for Christmas. Come together with your household or online with friends and family, far or near, to take part in the music and merriment of this uplifting story, joyously adapted with a very Cork flavour.

The tale recounts the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a mean -spirited and selfish old miser on one cold Christmas Eve. Unkind and horrible, he refuses to give to charity and is rude to his kind nephew when invited to spend Christmas with him and his family. But, on that cold Christmas Eve night, Scrooge is visited by a ghost…

Charles Dickens holds up the mirror to each of us to examine our own journey in this life; the opportunities we have wasted, the little unkindness’s we may have made. And, if we do not change, what awaits us?

A Cork Christmas Carol is suitable for the whole family, and it will make us think of love, magic, and hope for a better life.

Running time 60mins, no interval - Tickets from €12

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