13-16 October 2010


Tickets: 22

“Mesmerising. Enchanting. Magical. Touching. Ingenius. Innovative. Quirky. Endearing. Experimental. Different and highly imaginative.” Irish Theatre Magazine

Circus performer Johnny Patterson’s life was extraordinary. Orphaned and raised in County Clare, he was a successful national circus performer, head–hunted by a world famous circus, who left behind his beloved wife and home for the bright lights of America.

Johnny Patterson, The Singing Irish Clown traces a life marked with triumphs and tragedies – from struggling Irish immigrant to one of America’s highest paid entertainers and a final homecoming that cost him his life.

A poignant new show that is an homage to the forgotten genius, Johnny Patterson. A story that captures the magic and spectacle of the circus and the harsh reality of the life of one of Ireland’s most beloved entertainers.

Suitable ages 12+. Contains some strong language.

Read Irish Theatre Magazine’s review of Johnny Patterson, The Irish Singing Clown here.

Performance Dates, Tickets and Information

3 – 14 NOV 2009~ Tickets


Preview, 3 NOV, 8PM, €16

Duration approximately 1 hour 20 minutes, no interval.

Suitable ages 12+. Contains some strong langauge.

*Concession tickets are available, with valid identification, to Students, Senior Citizens, Equity Members and the Unwaged.


BOOKING: (+353 1) 881 9613


Group discounts available in advance only, ask to speak to Melanie or email melanie@projectartscentre.ie (Mon-Fri during office hours) Seating

Our seating is unreserved so you will choose your seat on the night of the performance. We advise you to arrive at least 10 minutes before the start time as we are unable to seat patrons once a performance has begun.

Before the show, why not…?

…have a look around our gallery. During exhibitions our gallery is open Mon-Sat from 11AM until the performance begins…. …or catch up with your friends by having a drink in our bar. We offer a full bar service so if you just can’t wait to talk about the show join us afterwards for another. Parking Offer

Present your Project Art Centre ticket (evening performances only) at the Fleet Street Car Park and you will qualify for a special fixed price of just €5. Ask at box office for more information. Hungry?

Want to grab a bite to eat before the show? Why not pop down to Milano Restaurant in Temple Bar and pick their pre-theatre menu – Pizza, Pasta or Salad plus and a glass of wine – for just €12.50. Available from 5pm -7pm, just show your tickets or email booking confirmation to avail of this offer.

And if you’re in a rush remember that Milano also delivers to Project Arts Centre. Choose from a range of delicious made to order pizzas delivered to you in our bar. No queues and no need to even leave the building. Ask a member of our bar staff for more information.milano

JOHNNY PATTERSON, THE SINGING IRISH CLOWN By Little John Nee Directed by Raymond Keane Lighting by Sarah-Jane Shiels Set Design by Kieran McNulty Costumes by Marie Tierney Composer Roger Gregg   Cast: Bryan Burroughs, Roger Gregg & Little John Nee Presented by Barabbas Theatre Company

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