The Count, The Countess & The Tommy
The Count, The Countess & The Tommy is a musical show written by RTE’s Myles Dungan. Starring international soloists Simon Morgan and Lisa Lambe (Celtic Woman), this hugely-entertaining show features popular songs and stories from the Ireland of the Rising era, centering on the life and works of the celebrated Irish tenor John, Count McCormack, and by Lena Ford, Ivor Novello, Stanley Kirkby and George M. Cohan.
This show for all the family features popular songs and stories from the Ireland of a hundred years ago, centering on the life and works of the celebrated Irish tenor John, Count McCormack, who was born in Athlone and went to school in Summerhill College, Sligo. McCormack was one of the world’s best-known and loved singers of the early 20th century, earning millions in his lifetime from record sales and appearances and winning the friendship of Hollywood stars such as Errol Flynn, Will Rogers, John Barrymore and Basil Rathbone.
This show includes world-famous fan-favourite songs by Lena Ford, Ivor Novello, Stanley Kirkby and George M. Cohan including Macushla, When Irish Eyes Are Smiling, She Moved Through The Fair , Keep The Home Fires Burning, The Foggy Dew,The Sunshine Of Your Smile and Only The Rivers Run Free.
Headline acts include the following:
Simon Morgan: A world-renowned baritone, Simon has performed in venues across Ireland, the UK, Argentina, Chile, Barbados, San Diego, Chicago, New York, Monaco, Florence and Verona.
Lisa Lambe: A singer and actress, Lisa is best known for her work at the Abbey and the Gate, and as a member of international singing sensation Celtic Woman.
Brendan MacQuaile: Brendan is a classically trained baritone who performs widely in Ireland and internationally, and features regularly on TV and radio.
Pegasus Consulting is the company behind the hugely successful touring history projects The Fighting Irish (2010), The Great War Roadshow (2014/15) and Paths To Freedom (2016). The company has been recently announced as the new producer of The History Show on Ireland’s national broadcaster, RTE. The National Concert Hall; The Pavilion, Dun Laoghaire; The Waterford Royal; The Watergate, Kilkenny; Hawkswell, Sligo; Draiocht, Blanchardstown; The Civic Theatre, Tallaght; The Mill, Dundrum; The Hay Festival, Kells; King House, Boyle and the Town Hall, Cavan are amongst the venues that staged Pegasus productions in 2014-17.