'Titanic The Musical' to dock in Ireland

The production is based on real people aboard the ship

'Titanic The Musical' to dock in Ireland

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A five-time Tony Award winning musical is coming to Irish audiences next year.

'Titanic The Musical' will drop anchor at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in Dublin from May 15th to 19th.

In the final hour of April 14th 1912, the RMS Titanic, on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York collided with an iceberg and 'the unsinkable ship' slowly sank.

It was one of the most tragic and infamous disasters of the 20th Century. 1,517 men, women and children lost their lives.

Based on real people aboard the ship, Maury Yeston and Peter Stone's musical focuses on their hopes and aspirations.

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Opening at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton in April 2018 - the same city and month in which the RMS Titanic set sail - the production will transfer straight to Belfast, where the ship was constructed.

From there, 'Titanic the Musical' will visit 12 theatres in Ireland and the UK.

The show has music and lyrics by Maury Yeston (Nine, Grand Hotel, Phantom) and a book by Peter Stone (Woman of the Year and 1776).

The pair have collectively won, including their previous works, an Academy Award, an Emmy Award, an Olivier Award and three Tony Awards.

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The original Broadway production of 'Titanic The Musical' won five Tony Awards - including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book.

Titanic The Musical is produced by Danielle Taranto, Steven M Levy, Sean Sweeney and Vaughan Williams, in association with Mayflower Theatre, Southampton.

Tickets go on sale through Ticketmaster on Friday September 15th.