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Book by Terence McNally, Music by Stephen Flaherty, Lyrics by Lynn Aherns

Based on the movie "A Man of No Importance"
First produced by Lincoln Center Theatre


"One of the best things I've ever seen!" Joanne Good, BBC Radio London

"Brilliant lyrics & perfect score. Finest acting & direction." Stephen Fry

"A fine theatrical coup." Time Out Critic's Choice

Following on its sell-out production at the Union Theatre, the Arts Theatre is delighted to announce the transfer to A Man of No Importance for a limited season only

Based on a 1994 independent film starring Albert Finney, A Man Of No Importance is about the journey of self-discovery and acceptance of Alfie Byrne, a Dublin bus conductor who is prone to reciting poetry to the patrons on his bus. He is also the director of the local community theatre, which operates out of a small parish hall in the neighborhood church. Alfie's passengers are also his performers: amateur thespians that come to see the magic the theatre offers through Alfie's eyes.

They inhabit the world of working-class Dublin in the 1960s, a world where the budding sexual freedom happening in other places is barely whispered about. Through the beautiful book by Terrence McNally, and the lyrical grace of the score by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, the team that brought us the magnificent Ragtime The Musical now shine their light on A Man Of No Importance, illuminating the feeling we have all felt at one time or another of being an outsider and our universal need to love and be loved in return, connecting to something larger than ourselves.

Starring Laurence Oliver Award Winner Paul Clarkson as Alfie Byrne, with direction by Ben De Wynter, Choreography by Phyllida Crowley-Smith, Musical Directon by Christopher Peake and Design by James Turner

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Ben De Wynter
Frances Jones
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