Theatre in Cork: 1985

1985 was the year of 'Cork 800', a year-long commemoration of Cork's 800-year status as a chartered city with powers of local government. The festivities included theatrical performances; a Tribute to Frank O'Connor presented five of his best know plays by the Blarney Steet Community Association; and the unveiling of a plaque at Frank O'Connor's boyhood home at 251 Blarney Street. James N. Healy presented A touch of Cork, a one-man show in which he performed a Cork-themed show at Blackrock Castle.  Another performance celebrating the octocentenary year  was Showtime 800, a variety show concert in Cork Opera House. A local-interest highlight of the year in Cork theatre was the premier of Barrack Street in the Everyman playhouse. This play was set in Barrack Street, Cork circa 1900 and it had its opening night on 15 April. The Christmas pantomime that year in the Everyman was The Wind in the Willows.

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 23 January A Bit of Sca  Cork Opera House
 6 February Quartermaine's Terms  Everyman Playhouse
 18 March An Evening with Paul Daniels  Cork Opera House
 15 April Barrack Street  Everyman Playhouse
 20 April Lovers  Everyman Playhouse
 23 April Tribute to Frank O'Connor  Rock Community Centre Cork
 5 June A Touch of Cork  Blackrock Castle
 19 August Summer Revels '85  Cork Opera House
 14 September Buddy Holly at the Regal  Cork Opera House
 18 September Tolka Row  Everyman Playhouse
 23 September Salute to Youth  Cork Opera House
 2 October Low Tide for Dreams  Ivernia Theatre
 7 October Frocks  Everyman Playhouse
 12 October Love from Judy  Everyman Theatre
 26 October Macbeth  Cork Opera House
 13 November Two and Two makes Sex  Cork Opera House
 27 November Philadelphia Here I Come  Everyman Playhouse
 26 December The Wind in the Willows  Everyman Playhouse








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