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Monday 21 October 2019

Red hot Chicago is all set

With under four weeks to go Pop Up Theatre Sligo are deep in intense rehearsals for their red hot sensational production of the Broadway legendary musical CHICAGO, coming to the Hawk's Well for the first time ever from 17th - 20th April for 5 exclusive performances only (including a matinee on 20th also).

Some of the cast and crew held an official Launch last week at City Hall with Creative Ireland and local politicians.

The hardworking cast of over 30 local performers are working day and night to bring Sligo a show they will never forget.

To do so, Pop Up Theatre has assembled a who's-who of theatre team to bring this dream to life. Director Karen Gordon, Choreographer Ingrid McLoughlin and Chorus Mistress Herta Kelly are the core team, working with Vinnie Higgins (Sound), Barry McKinney (Lighting), Niamh Crowley (Musical Director), and the Sligo Academy of Music (Orchestra).

This year, Pop Up Theatre are thrilled to be partnering with Creative Ireland on this project which aims to promote employment of local musicians and technicians and bring entertainment to Sligo while nurturing local talent.

Director Karen Gordon said "As an amateur non-profit group it is a constant struggle to source funding, Creative Ireland's support has enabled us to give local professional gifted musicians and technicians and artists the work, which in turn gives the talent a platform to create amazing entertainment for the town, which in turn has a positive knock on effect for local bars and restaurants etc. We are extremely grateful to Creative Ireland for their support and are delighted to be partnering with them on this project".

Tickets are flying out the door with some performances already almost sold out. Go to www.hawkswell.com or call 071 91 61518 to book tickets now.

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