The Irish company has confirmed that the musical will be streamed online for a week from the 8th to the 14th March.
Filmed in Smock Alley, Dublin as part of the Irish premier production of Daddy Long Legs, the production will be available for audiences to enjoy at home when it is streamed through Stream.Theatre in March.
Daddy Long Legs is a beloved tale about Jerusha Abbott the “Oldest Orphan in the John Grier Home” and her mysterious benefactor who decides to send her to college to be educated as a writer. Required to write him a letter once a month, she is never to know the benefactor’s identity – so she invents one for him: Daddy Long Legs.
Directed by Killian Collins and Mark O’Looney, the production stars Eoin Cannon (‘Angela’s Ashes The Musical’) and Róisín Sullivan (‘A Man of No Importance’ at London’s Arts Theatre – West End).
The musical features music and lyrics by Paul Gordon and a book by John Caird. It is based on the classic novel by Jen Webster that inspired the 1955 film starring Fred Astaire.
Talking about the news, Producer of the Irish production of Daddy Long Legs and Founder of Boulevard Productions, Mark O’Looney said, “The Boulevard Productions team and I are really looking forward to bringing theatre into the living rooms of homes across the country this March with the Irish premier production of Daddy Long Legs. It’s been an extremely difficult year for the arts and to be able to support and showcase Irish talent via this streaming service with Stream.Theatre is a fantastic way for those who enjoy theatre to continue to do so, while Irish theatre venues remain closed for the foreseeable future”.
Daddy Long Legs will be streamed via Stream.Theatre from the 8th to the 14th March.