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Breakfast on Pluto launches, with a breakfast.

The early bird got a taste of a fabulous new musical when Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival welcomed guests on to the stage of Dublin’s Olympia Theatre for a 1970s-themed breakfast to announce details of the World Premiere production of Breakfast on Pluto.

Ever since a small audience got a glimpse of the work-in-progress showing last summer in Galway, excitement has been building around this brand new Irish musical, which will play 120 performances in 4 cities, in 2 countries over 5 months.

Based on the book by best-selling author Patrick McCabe, the musical is written by Bob Kelly (Tintown)with an extraordinary musical score composed by renowned songwriter and performer Duke Special. This eagerly-anticipated new production will be directed by Des Kennedy (Good Vibrations / International Associate Director, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and is produced by Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival, and co-produced by Birmingham Repertory Theatre in association with the  Donmar Warehouse.
The sterling creative team also includes Musical Director, Arranger, Orchestrator Jennifer Whyte, Choreographer Jennifer Rooney, Set and Costume Designer Katie Davenport and Lighting Designer Sinéad McKenna.

The role of Patrick/Pussy will be played by Fra Fee (Translations – National Theatre, The Ferryman – Royal Court Theatre, West End and Broadway, and the film version of Les Misérables) in this dazzling musical of self-discovery. He will be joined by Niamh Perry (Good Vibrations – Lyric; Mamma Mia and Love Never Dies – West End), David Ganly (On Blueberry Hill, Girl from the North Country – West End), Kate Gilmore (Town is Dead – Abbey Theatre, Fair City – RTÉ) and Rickie O’Neill (Once – OlympiaThe Saw Doctors).  Full cast details will be announced in due course.

Mark Your Diaries!

Black Box Theatre, Galway International Arts Festival, Galway July 9 – 26  
(world premiere July 13)
The Olympia Theatre, Dublin, July 30 – August 15
The Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham, UK, September 3 – 26
Donmar Warehouse, London, UK, October 2 – November 21

Tickets go on sale for Galway here and Dublin here on Friday, March 13 at 10am.