Kilkenny Arts: Dame Alice returns home

DAME Alice Kyteler will once again haunt her former home when the new version of THE STONE – the Alice Kyteler Musical will be preformed in Kyteler’s Inn.

DAME Alice Kyteler will once again haunt her former home when the new version of THE STONE – the Alice Kyteler Musical will be preformed in Kyteler’s Inn.

‘The Stone’ musical tells the story of Alice Kyteler – a rich woman who will do just about anything to stay rich and a bishop who will stop at nothing to destroy her. This superb stage adaption of the novel ‘The Stone’ will come to life in Alice’s original home “Kytelers Inn” formerly known as the House of Kyteler. Jason Paul Ryan, one of the show’s creators says “performing in the House of Kyteler will bring the production to a whole new level¸ the audience will be guaranteed a spine tingling performance.”

Prepare to be amazed and astounded by a talented cast and fantastic musical numbers which tell the story of four husbands, famine, invasion, plague, a witch trial, burning at the stake, destroying the House of Kyteler and the collapsing of St. Canice’s Cathedral.

With three performances this will be a chance to see the story of one of the city’s most infamous characters, Dame Alice Kyteler unfold live before your eyes. A musical must for those who missed the breathtaking world premiere production at the Watergate last October.

The show stars Rebecca Murphy, Sarah Brennan, David Brydone, Chubby Brennan, Sharon Molloy, Niall Bambrick, Pat Moylan and the shows co-writer Jason Paul Ryan. The cast hope to move their audience again with the original musical numbers. Jason Paul Ryan says “Last October, theatre goers left the Watergate looking over their shoulders - in the knowledge that they were walking the same path Alice had roamed hundreds of years ago. Who knows she might still be roaming them today!”

The Stone musical is based on the novel of the same name by Claire Nolan which was adapted for the stage by Jason Paul Ryan. And along with Tom Bolger, Jason also wrote the music and lyrics as well as directing the piece.

Tickets for the show cost €10 and can be booked in advance by calling 083 1187801 or by purchasing tickets in Kytelers Inn from August 8th next. The former residence of Dame Alice can house an audience of 300 and pre show dinner tickets are also available which include a free glass of ‘Petronella’s Poison’ (Mojito) on production of ticket. The performances will take place on August 15 at 2.30pm and August 16 at 2.30pm and 8.00pm