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“Oliver Cromwell is Really Very Sorry” is the riotous new musical by award winning party starter and cabaret star Xnthony.
This is the story about a man the English don’t remember and the Irish will never forget.
Oliver Cromwell: Daddy of Democracy, Puritan and total Taurus. Ollie’s Army is back for a night of pure carnage, legendary pop anthems and bloody historical re-enactments. But listen, he’s really very sorry. Really.
In this new musical, Xnthony (aka Anthony Keigher) dive into the psyche of England’s ‘Daddy of Democracy’ Oliver Cromwel in a transgressive and riotous exploration of English colonialism of Ireland. This is a pop musical extravaganza jam packed with soon to be iconic pop anthems like ‘Puritanism’, ‘Horror Scope’ and ‘800 years’ not to mention Xnthony’s electrifying comedic wit and historical rigour.
Join Xnthony and a cast of Irish and international Drag, Cabaret and musical theatre performers as they go on the hunt for Cromwell’s head reportedly buried in a biscuit tin in England.
“Oliver Cromwell is Really Very Sorry” is written by Xnthony, Sam Curtis Lindsay and Irish pop sensation ODU with set design by Emma Bailey who was the designer for Tony award winning musical “Six: The Musical”.
It is produced by Hannah Turk.
It is funded by Arts Council Ireland and Arts Council England.
Xnthony said about the show: “After 3 years I am thrilled to finally premier my new musical at Dublin Fringe Festival. Across numerous lockdowns and party-gates, we are finally ready to unveil our creation which will entertain and challenge Irish and English audiences alike. Get ready for carnage, comedy and soon to be iconic pop anthems. Historical revisionism has never been this fun”.
Running Time: 90mins