Theatre: Misery memoir musical rises up from the Ashes

Angela’s Ashes is a triumphantly old-fashioned crowd-pleaser

Angela’s Ashes: The Musical Pic: Patrick Redmond

Angela’s Ashes: The Musical

By Paul Hurt and Adam Howell (adapted from the memoir by Frank McCourt)

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin


Runs until July 30

‘God is good,” Malachy McCourt sr (Marty Maguire) insists after he has drunk his dole money while his children’s shoes are falling apart. “Maybe so, but he hasn’t been seen much recently in the lanes of Limerick,” comes the stinging reply of his wife Angela (Jacinta ...