Iron Annie Cabaret, featuring Eleanor McLoughlin and The Dandelion Few. Photo: Will Alder

Iron Annie Cabaret on stage in Castlebar

WITH the long awaited and welcome return of live entertainment, an exciting event like no other is on its way to venues across the country.

The Iron Annie Cabaret will be travelling the country in style, with an impressive 15 dates, including the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on November 17 at 8 p.m.

An experience unlike anything the theatre has ever seen, it will appeal to music fans as much as to book lovers and theatre goers.

The Irish Independent described the book Iron Annie as 'probably the most ambitious and well-written debut this year'. Now, as producer, Luke Cassidy is bringing that same story to the stage.

The Iron Annie Cabaret tells the story of Aoife, and her doomed relationship with the beautiful but capricious Annie. Set against the backdrop of a larger-than-life criminal underworld of Dundalk, their adventures also take them on a whirlwind road trip across the Irish Sea to offload ten kilos of cocaine swiped from a rival.

Author and producer Luke Cassidy is bringing the page to the stage with the Iron Annie Cabaret. A Juncture Arts production, the Iron Annie Cabaret stars actor Eleanor McLoughlin as the inimitable Aoife, and is directed by Peter Moreton, artistic director of Applecart Arts Centre, London. Musical performances feature original material inspired by the book, written and performed by folk duo the Dandelion Few, and newly-formed border punk band False Slag.

The book has also just been optioned as a series for World Productions, and it was selected as the Eason Book Club Book of the Month on the Pat Kenny Show on Newstalk.

Tickets are available via the Linenhall (