ANTHONY Keigher (stage name ‘Xnthony’ – Pron X-Zabnthony)) is touring his fun, revved up pop musical show called ‘Oliver Cromwell is Really Very Sorry’.
It is a terrific show full of homegrown pop anthems and it goes on nationwide tour opening first in Dublin and is coming our way to the Lime Tree Theatre on Wednesday November 15.
Winner of Best Ensemble Award at Dublin Fringe Festival 2023 and nominated for Best Production, Best Costume and Best Soundscape at the 2022 The Irish Times Theatre Awards, Xnthony’s Oliver Cromwell is Really Very Sorry is the most unexpected subject for a musical theatre extravaganza, creating a wickedly funny exploration of English colonialism in Ireland.
Xnthony’s work is new and exciting, and in creating this show that he has produced some thrilling explosive theatre: as his full throttle musical show mixing outstanding cabaret moments with everything we love about a night at the musicals.
In Oliver Cromwell is Really Very Sorry, Xnthony tells the story about a man the English don’t remember and the Irish will never forget. Ollie’s Army is back for an entire national Irish tour of pure carnage, legendary pop anthems and bloody historical re-enactments.
Dive headlong into the psyche of England’s ‘Daddy of Democracy’ Oliver Cromwell in a transgressive and riotous exploration of English colonialism in Ireland.
This pop musical extravaganza is jam packed with surging iconic pop anthems like ‘Puritanism’, ‘Horror Scope’ and ‘800 years’ – not to mention Xnthony’s electrifying comedic wit and historical rigor.
Join Xnthony and a cast of Irish and international Drag, Cabaret and musical theatre performers as they go on the hunt for Cromwell’s head reportedly buried in a biscuit tin in England.
The show is a wickedly funny exploration of English colonialism in Ireland, with a good look at the most hated man in Irish history, Oliver Cromwell.
Interpreted by Xnthony, the show will deliver some the best new Irish pop anthems created by Irish pop musician ÓDÚ