MILY A F T! AT GRE GHT OU NI The June Rodgers Show Dinner & Show €55pp From LIVE AT THE RED COW MORAN HOTEL Shows run from Fri 29th Nov to Sun 29th Dec June Rodgers 15 Nights MID WEEK SHOWS at The Red Cow Moran Hotel! • Fri 29th Nov • Sat 30th Nov • Wed 4th Dec • Thurs 5th Dec • Fri 6th Dec • Sat 7th Dec • Wed 11th Dec • Thurs 12th Dec Long established as one of Ireland’s top comic performers, June Rodgers has regularly appeared on television, in films and in the full range of stage productions from musical theatre to pantomime. Born in Tallaght, Co. Dublin, when it was still a sleepy rural village, June attended St Patrick’s Grammar School in Dublin. €55 • Sun 15th Dec • Wed 18th Dec • Thurs 19th Dec • Fri 20th Dec • Fri 27th Dec • Sat 28th Dec • Sun 29th Dec FRI / SAT SHOWS €65 As a cabaret artist June has starred in her own show for a number of highly successful seasons at The Red Cow Moran Hotel and The Silver Springs Moran Hotel and is delighted to be making a welcome return this Christmas with a brand new show. She has extensively toured the U.S. and has featured her range of crazy characters in a number of live and studio CD recordings and on DVD. S RISTMA POST CH L RATES SPECIA €59.50 Group Booking Discounts Available! Since first coming to prominence in John Player Tops, June has become a household name and a great favourite of young and old alike. Film work includes appearing alongside Angelica Houston in Agnes Browne, On the Nose with Robbie Coletraine and One Step Back starring Patrick Bergin and Brendan O’Carroll. Her television work includes a guest appearance in the 2009 series of the RTE medical drama The Clinic. June also hosted a radio programme on the history of variety theatre on the RTE radio documentary series Different Stages. She has also appeared many times on The Late Late Show, and has even been brave enough to be a guest of Podge and Rodge! More recently she has become a regular guest on Joe Duffy’s “Funny Fridays” on RTE One’s Liveline programme. Her DVD “Whatever!”, with guest appearances by Derek Mooney, on whose show June is a regular contributor, Senator David Norris and celebrity gardener Dermot O’Neill, was a top seller over Christmas 2008 and featured prominently in the Irish charts. The theatre stage is, however, June’s first love. She took a leading role for six successive seasons in Ireland’s premier pantomime at The Gaiety Theatre and in recent years moved to The Olympia Theatre in the production of Cinders and Jack and the Beanstalk. She gave a hilarious performance in the stage musical version of The Full Monty at The Olympia Theatre and on tour, and played the part of Edith in the Pirates of Penzance at the Helix. Show & Stay Packages €89pps From She made a guest appearance in The Hallelujah Chorus at The Point, and has made many appearances with The Billie Barry Stage School at The Gaiety Theatre. June lives in a beautiful old stone cottage in Firhouse with her husband Peter Lane and their three dogs. To relax, she greatly enjoys gardening and walking the dogs. June’s brand new DVD The Name is Bond, Oliver Bond will be available this Christmas or online at junerodgers.ie June is delighted to be working with such a talented team for this year’s show and hope’s you all enjoy the show, if not, WHATEVER!!! The June Rodgers Christmas Show Booking Office: 01 459 3650 Book Online: www.redcowmoranhotel.com/tickets E: [email protected] JuneChristmas Rodgers Show 2013 The After the phenomenal success of last year, this years' show will not disappoint. Come along to the Red Cow Moran Hotel for an evening of great fun, food and entertainment. This years show will include some great music from the 80's including Wham, Michael Jackson, Tina Turner and Cher as you have never seen them before! June will be revealing some fantastic new characters to keep you laughing in the isles as well as the welcome return of some of her funniest characters including Oliver Bond. Join June and her wonderful cast as they bring you through the roaring twenties, thirties and forties with music from Fred Astaire, The Rat Pack to Marilyn Monroe all served with June's usual comedic flair. This year June will be celebrating all things Irish with music, song and lots of Craic with a tribute to The Gathering and what June Rodgers show would be complete without Jacinta O'Brien showing face. Join us this festive season for a night to remember. Cast: Dez Allen, Leah Moran, David Whelan, Lea Carroll, Johnny Ward, Aisling Breen, Daryl Phillips, Sarah Harris. Production Team: Scriptwriter: Martin Higgins Creative Director & Choreographer: Ciaran Connolly Dance Captain: Lea Carroll Costume Designers: Bert O'Brien, Kathy Kavanagh, Nina Bandukova Musical Director: Andy O'Callaghan Assistant Producer: Brenda Brooks Back Stage Assistant: Noeleen Newman Hair and Make-Up Design: Jennie Readman Sound Designer: Terry Heron Lighting Design: Colm Eaton Stage Manager: David Houghton Photography: Paul Timon The Voice of Enda Kenny: Frank Forde Produced and Directed by: June Rodgers The June Rodgers Christmas Show Booking Office: 01 459 3650 The Perfect Christmas Gift Show & Stay Package From €89 Book Online: www.redcowmoranhotel.com/tickets E: [email protected] Also at The Red Cow Complex: As the flagship of the four star Moran Hotel Group, the Red Cow Moran Hotel has led by example in providing guests with the warmest of welcomes and an unrivalled level of service 24 hours a day. An impressive lobby with dramatic sweeping staircase, marble floors and Murano glass chandelier offers the perfect introduction to a hotel full of character and distinction. • Strategic location at the Red Cow Intersection, gateway to the provinces • 123 oversized executive en-suite bedrooms • Choice of restaurants and bars • State of the art conference facilities for up to 700 delegates • Opulent ballroom Available for Christmas and year round lunch & dinner parties DUBLIN’S BEST KEPT SECRET Red Cow Moran Hotel, Naas Rd, Dublin 22. Tel: +353 (0)1 459 3650 Fax: +353 (0)1 459 1588 E: [email protected] W: www.redcowmoranhotel.ie Show & Stay Package from just €89 per person sharing This amazing value package includes: Dinner & Show, Accommodation & Full Irish Breakfast Terms & Conditions apply & prices will vary depending on the date. To Book Call (01) 4593650 & Quote "June Rodgers Show & Stay" or book online at www.redcowmoranhotel.com The June Rodgers Christmas Show Booking Office: 01 459 3650 Book Online: www.redcowmoranhotel.com/tickets E: [email protected] Andy O’Callaghan - Musical Director Andy O’Callaghan has been working in the forefront of the Irish music industry for the last 35 years. He has been musical director for many RTE productions including Sunday Night at The Olympia, Off the Record, She’s Got It, The Gay Byrne Music Show, Shades of Red, Jacinta, Colm Wilkinson, amongst many others! In the nineties, Andy was a director of Comet Productions, producers of The Gaiety pantomime for five years. He also worked as musical supervisor on Riverdance the show from 1997 to 2001. Andy was musical director for the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics in 2003, and last year was musical director at the Convention Centre Dublin for the Gala Concert for Queen Elizabeth. This is his ninth season with June at The Red Cow Moran Hotel – it’s obviously becoming a bit of a habit! This is his 10th season working with June at The Red Cow Moran Hotel. Brenda Brooks - Assistant Producer Brenda is best known for playing Olga in the RTE television series Fair City. Numerous other television credits include playing Aisling in the RTE series Different Dreams and the role of Nurse Jenkins in George Gently with Martin Shaw on BBC1. Brenda’s musical career covers a broad range of parts in theatres nationwide including Nellie Forbush in South Pacific at The Gaiety Theatre, the Baroness in The Sound of Music at The Cork Opera House and 42nd Street at The Gaiety Theatre, to name but a few. Brenda created the role of Molly in the musical The Ha’penny Bridge at The Cork Opera House and the role of Bridget Foley in The Wiremen for River Productions at The Gaiety Theatre. She has toured Europe with productions of Riverdance and Magical Rhythms of Ireland. Brenda has previously performed as special guest in three of June’s Christmas shows and she is delighted to be back working with June again. Ciaran Connolly - Creative Director/Choreographer Dublin born Ciaran started his illustrious career at the Billie Barry Stage School and has since gone on to become one of the busiest dancers and choreographers in the business. Ciaran has toured with Take That, Robbie Williams, Sir Cliff Richard, Katherine Jenkins, Ballerina legend Darcey Bussell, The Nolan Sisters and Daniel O’ Donnell. He has also danced for Cheryl Cole, Emma Bunton, Boyzone, Annie Lennox, Pet Shop Boys, One Direction, Atomic Kitten, Peter Kay, Girls Aloud, Lulu, Pixie Lott, Michael Buble and Meat Loaf to name but a few! Television credits include The Royal Variety Performance, The X Factor, The Voice of Ireland, The Voice UK, The Eurovision Song Contest 2010, Alan Carr, The Brit Awards, Top of the Pops and Pop Star to Opera Star. More recently Ciaran appeared in the Queens Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace. Ciaran worked on the closing ceremonies for the Olympics and Paralympics as an Assistant Dance Captain. He also featured as a dancer on the Katherine Jenkins Christmas Special on ITV. Ciaran has toured UK and Ireland with the Big Reunion. Ciaran’s modelling credits include Topshop, Ted Baker, Adidas,Nike,Next, H&M and L’Oreal. Ciaran choreographed the Cork Opera House Pantomime and is delighted to be back for what will be his fourth year with the June Rodgers Show. More recently Ciaran worked as Movement Director and Choreographer for the Women of Ireland Japanese Tour 2013. Martin Higgins - Scriptwriter Martin has been a professional comedy writer for twenty years, and first came to prominence as a comedy writer/director in the John Player Tops variety competition. It was during this time that Martin met June Rodgers, who was just starting out on her professional career. It was the beginning of long collaboration that continues to this day, with Martin currently writing all of June’s original material. Something of a veteran of pantomime writing at this stage, Martin has scripted Dublin’s Gaiety Theatre pantomime for ten years. He has also scripted the pantomime for the Everyman Palace Theatre in Cork for the past four seasons, including this year’s Beauty and the Beast and Little Red Riding Hood. Martin is delighted to be working with June again on this years show. The June Rodgers Christmas Show Booking Office: 01 459 3650 Dez Allen A veritable veteran of musical theatre, Dez has been working with June for over 15 years. Dez has been involved in many previous productions including the German tour of West Side Story and Jesus Christ Superstar. He was also the narrator in the West End production of Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, Some Like it Hot, Kiss of the Spider Women, Hot Mikado at The Olympia Theatre, Ha’penny Bridge at The Cork Opera House, 42nd Street at The Gaiety Theatre and Pirates of Penzance at Dublin’s Helix. Dez has worked with legends such as Maureen Potter and Brendan Grace and is delighted to be back working with The June Rodgers Show again. Leah Moran Leah has been performing since she was four years old. She joined The Billie Barry Stage School at the age of 12 where she gained performance skill and friendships that will stay with her for life.Leah is working professionally in show business for the past 14 years performing in shows such as Jury’s Irish Cabaret with Tony Kenny touring America several times, Daniel O Donnell’s Rock n Roll arena tour which included The Point,The Odyssey, Wembley and many more, Eagles Wings staring Peter Corry, The Irish Ferries Cabaret and the Gaiety Pantomime.Some of Leah’s TV credits consist of the Movie Ella Enchanted staring Anne Hathaway ,The Late Late Show, Raw and recently performed on the dvd for the Irish band Celtic Thunder who’s album was recently number 1 in the billboard charts. Leah also has her own Stage School for the past 6 years with classes in Newbridge,Naas and Kildare town and its growing from strength to strength with students performing on The Voice, The Late Late toy show, RTE’s program Sing and Elev8, The Olympia Panto and the film Stella Days staring Martin Sheen. This is Leah’s third year in the June Rodgers Christmas show and she is delighted to have two of her own students joining her on stage this year. Book Online: www.redcowmoranhotel.com/tickets E: [email protected] David Whelan David’s love of theatre began aged 12 when he took the lead role in Oliver at The Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire. That same year, he joined the Billie Barry Stage School and has appeared in numerous productions including The Hallelujah Concerts at The Liberty Hall and more recently Somewhere Under the Rainbow at The Gaiety Theatre. David is studying music with Kathryn Smith at the Leinster School of Music and hopes to go to England to further his training in musical theatre. David is delighted to be back on stage with June for this years’ show! Sarah Harris Sarah Harris is from Newbridge, Co.Kildare. Sarah has been attending the Leah Moran Stage School for 6 years and is a singing assistant in the school. Sarah had her voice trained by Lorraine Nolan and is currently training for Grade 7 in Musical Theatre exams for London College of Music Examinations. Sarah appeared on RTE 2’s show ‘Sing!’ and sang alongside Paul Walsh from the band Royseven. Each year Sarah takes part in the Newbridge Musical Society and Newbridge Pantomime Troup, where she has been privileged to play numerous leading roles. This is Sarah’s first year working with June Rodgers and is so excited to do so. She hopes you enjoy the show. Johnny Ward At 26 years of age, Johnny has built up a very impressive résumé. He played the male lead ‘Eanna’ in Kirsten Sheridan’s film “Doll House”, which was in cinemas in 2012 and has now been released on DVD this year. Last Christmas he starred as ‘Buttons’ in the Gaiety Theatre Panto “Cinderella”. In 2011 Johnny toured Ireland and the U.K. for six months as ‘Ray Dooley’ in Martin McDonagh’s “The Beauty Queen of Leenane”. Johnny starred as ‘Gavin’, the male lead, in “Two Hearts”, a multi award winning short film at many film festivals throughout Europe. Johnny also had a leading role in the feature film “This Must Be the Place” where he starred as ‘Stephen’, alongside Oscar Winner, Sean Penn. On RTE TV’s Soap Opera “Fair City” he played ‘Kurt Whelan’ for over a year. He was also featured as ‘David Flood’ in a film about the “Stardust” tragedy (RTE), ‘Marcus’ in “Prosperity” (RTE) and ‘Diarmuid’ in the award winning short “An Creatur”. In theatre, he has played many roles including ‘Prince Edward’ in the Theatreworks award winning production of “Richard the III” at the Samuel Beckett Centre, ‘Gavroche’ in the Cameron Mackintosh production of “Les Miserables” at the Point Depot, and ‘DJ’ in “The Buddhist of Castleknock” by Jim O’Hanlon. Johnny has featured in many voice-overs, and TV & Radio adverts for various advertising campaigns - including the current Lyons Tea TV and Radio Commercials. Johnny is a Drama and Singing teacher at Talented Kids Performing Arts School and MVW Talent Agency. He is represented by its adult agency and continues his training with Maureen V Ward. Johnny is looking forward to working with June. The June Rodgers Christmas Show Booking Office: 01 459 3650 Lea Carroll - Dance Captain Lea started dancing at the age of 3. She studied ballet and jazz, and was also a competitive baton twirler having represented Ireland in the World Championships. At the age of 18, she went to the college of dance in Monkstown where she furthered her training in ballet, jazz, contemporary and tap. In 2009, she successfully auditioned for Bird College in London, where she trained on a full scholarship for 3 years. She was a member of Greenhills Variety Group where she took part in numerous shows including Thoroughly Modern Millie which won 5 awards at W.I.F.L.O. Lea also worked with Joe Conlon on 3 of his shows in aid of Temple St. Childrens Hospital. Other theatre credits include; Samson and Delilah, Dancer, Gaeity Theatre; Burlesque and Other Distractions, Orchard Theatre, Dartford, Broadway Then and Now, Hooray for Hollywood and many more. More recently Lea worked as Dance Captain on board the Oscar Wilde for Irish Ferries and “Wild Nights Cabaret”. Lea would like to thank her family for being so supportive. She is delighted to be working with June this year, and hopes you all enjoy the show. Aisling Breen Aisling trained from a young age at the renowned Billie Barry Stage School and has been fortunate to go on to perform in many shows throughout Ireland such as The Promise, Annie, Eejit of Love,West Side Story, 42nd Street, Aida and has toured the U.S.A. with Tony Kenny’s Ireland, The Netherlands with Peter Corry’s Celtic Rhythm’s Tour and has appeared in many pantomimes at the Gaiety Theatre. Aisling has also appeared in numerous television productions including Fair City, Fame the Musical Final, Eurosong,The Daniel O’Donnell PBS Special, The Tudors,The Late Late show and commercials for Aldi and Glohealth. Aisling is delighted to be joining June and a wonderful cast of old friends and new for this years Christmas show! Daryl Philips Daryl is a 19 year old student studying a music degree in B.I.M.M in Dublin. He has attended the Leah Moran Stage School for the past four years studying singing,dancing and drama and he is now currently working as one of the singing teachers.This year Daryl was proud to make it to the live finals of The Voice of Ireland. Daryl is currently in a boyband called “Taken” and he has been privileged to work with some great bands/musicians such as The Script, The Coronas and Chad Smith. Taken were the support act for JLS in August 2013. Daryl is greatful to have played numerous lead roles in big productions over the past few years. He is very excited about his first year working with June Rodgers and he’s really looking forward to this years show. Book Online: www.redcowmoranhotel.com/tickets E: [email protected] Nina Bandukova - Costume Designer Russian born Nina has been designing costumes for over 25 years for theatre and television in Ireland and Lithuania. She has been living in Ireland for the last twelve years and this is Nina’s fifth year with the June Rodgers show. She is delighted to be back working with the team. Terry Heron - Sound Designer Terry has been working in the Sound business for the past twenty five years. He has worked at home in Ireland and toured extensively in the U.S.A. and Europe with a variety of artists including June Rodgers, Tony Kenny, Rebecca Storm, The Three Irish Tenors, Brendan Grace, Twink, Tommy Fleming, Linda Martin, Maureen Potter to name but a few! He is delighted to be associated with this production of The June Rodgers Show at The Red Cow Moran Hotel. David Houghton - Stage Manager Kathy Kavanagh - Costume Designer Kathy has been designing and constructing costumes for many years. She has worked for the Gate Theatre, The Olympia, Horizon Theatre Co. Barrabas the Company, The Diceman, Brendan Grace, Dave Young, Noel V. Ginnity. She has made costumes for street performers, many well known corporate mascots and advertising promotions galore. Kathy and June have had lots of fun over the years coming up with some mad ideas- including The Beyoncé Tribute, The Turkey, The Belly Dancer, The Lady Gaga Tribute, The Christmas Tree and many more. Kathy is delighted to be working with The June Rodgers Show again this year. Jennie Readman - Wig, Hair and Make-Up Design Originally trained at The London University of Art where she studied the HND Specialist Make-Up Course for film, television and theatre, Jennie has more than 20 years experience in all aspects of wigs, hair and make-up. She has worked at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as well as on numerous productions both in Ireland and abroad; designing, making and dressing a huge variety of wigs and hair styles for both contemporary and period productions. Jennie worked on all 4 seasons of the award winning television drama The Tudors and last year the period drama Camelot. Jennie enjoys an exciting working relationship with June, bringing together their creative ideas to achieve the many wonderful characters you will see throughout the show. David Houghton is a Dublin based, freelance costume designer, born in Dublin 1987. After a short time in the National College of Art and Design, he spent four years studying animation and design in the Institute of Art, Design and Technology in Dun Laoghaire. He has also studied costume and theatre design in I.C.F.E in Dublin. Over the past few years he has worked in various aspects of theatre and film in both set and prop design and construction. David,since 2006, has been involved in working on many Dublin based, as well as international productions, in both theatre and film. Productions include; Dear Frankie (The Five Lamps Theatre Company) , Bright Side of the Moon (Beyond the Bark Productions), Gulliver’s Travels (Wonderland Productions), Iphigenia In Aulis (Classic Stage Ireland), and most recently: A Christmas Carol (The Mill Theatre Productions), Saveus Maveus (Pantomime, The Mill Theatre), Agamemnon (Classic Stage Ireland). He has also worked in the Dublin Gay Theatre Festival as a lighting and Technical assistant. This is David’s 2nd season working with June at The Red Cow Moran Hotel. Colm Eaton - Lighting Design Colm has worked in theatre as a freelance stage manager and lighting designer for many years. As a stage manager his credits include; The June Rodgers Summer and Christmas Shows, Ha’penny Bridge - The Point Theatre and Cork Opera House, Singin’ in the Rain - The Olympia Theatre and Everyman Theatre, Deathtrap - Irish Tour, Stones in his Pockets - Irish Tour, Copacabana and The Hot Mikado - The Civic Theatre. In lighting design his credits include Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Titanic, Company, Tommy, Parade, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Rent, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Wedding Singer, Footloose, Angels In America, Dracula, The Crucible, Jane Eyre, Macbeth, Tonight at 8:30, Street Scene, The Libertine, Strippers, The Admiral Crichton, Sir John Oldcastle, Henry IV Part 1&2, The Taming of The Shrew, The Devils, Bloodknot, Woody Allen’s God and Death, Major Barbara, Henry V, Tales From The Vienna Woods, Methusalem, The Pillars Of Society, Reality Shows, Crop Circles, The Rehearsal, Masks And Faces, Hecabe and Impressions of Vincent in the Blessed Twilight. Colm is delighted to be back working with June and the gang. The June Rodgers Christmas Show Booking Office: 01 459 3650 Book Online: www.redcowmoranhotel.com/tickets E: [email protected] Our Family of Hotels Christmas Cabaret Menu 2013 Caesar Salad Cos lettuce, bacon bits, garlic croutons & parmesan shavings Homemade Vegetable Soup Chicken & Mushroom Vol au Vents Served with a white wine cream *** Traditional Roast Crown of Turkey & Baked Limerick Ham Served with a herb & onion stuffing and red wine jus Poached Fillet of Salmon Served on a dill mash with citrus beurre blanc Four Cheese Soufflé Roulade Stuffed with sun dried tomato & pesto on a crisp salad with sweet vinaigrette All served with seasonal vegetables, savoury and roast potatoes *** Christmas Plum Pudding & Brandy Sauce Christmas Yule Chocolate Log Strawberry Terrine with Fruit Coulis & Vanilla Cream *** Freshly Brewed Tea / Coffee & After Dinner Mints The June Rodgers Christmas Show Booking Office: 01 459 3650 LEEDS DUBLIN MANCHESTER CORK LONDON www.moranhotels.com www.bewleyshotels.com Book Online: www.redcowmoranhotel.com/tickets E: [email protected] The June Rodgers Show Also appearing in the Silver Sp Moran Hrings otel C o r k Saturday 4t Call Now on h Jan 2014 021 450753 3 Group Booking Discounts Available! Show & Stay Packages €89pps From SHOW DETAILS Dates: Shows run from Fri 29th Nov to Sun 29th Dec Prices: Midweek shows €55 & Fri / Sat shows €65 Post Christmas Special Rates Fri 27th Dec to Sun 29th Dec - €59.50pp All bookings are subject to a €30 deposit per person (non-refundable & non-transferable). Balance to be paid 3 weeks in advance of show. Special accommodation rates available CONTACT THE BOOKING OFFICE: Red Cow complex, Naas Rd., Dublin 22 T: 01 459 3650 E: [email protected] W: www.redcowmoranhotel.com/tickets Don't forget to become a fan on FACEBOOK or follow us on TWITTER!