National Opera House Event

A date with Doris

11 May

Tickets: €20

A Date with Doris celebrates the music, the movies and the persona of Hollywood sweetheart, Doris Day. Singing over 20 classic songs, Aileen Donohoe will take you on a sentimental journey spanning 30 years of Doris Day’s career, from the big band era to the golden age of Hollywood.   

This is a nostalgic one-woman show featuring classic songs such as 'Que Sera', 'Sera', 'On Moonlight Bay', 'Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps' and iconic hits from the Wild West’s most fiercesome heroine Calamity Jane.

Written and directed by Brendan Cull (Monster Bride, Sleepless in Seattle, Book of Mormon, Spamalot, Singin in the Rain, West Side Story) this is an original story of a quirky girl-next-door and ultimate Doris Day fan as she prepares for a date with her secret love.

West End musical director, Robert Scott, whose recent production of Mack and Mabel with Michael Ball was performed at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, will accompany on piano playing his own original arrangements of Doris Day’s song collection. Robert was musical director for West End productions Singin’ in the Rain, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and She Loves Me and is composer of original musical scores for Peter Pan and Sleepless in Seattle.

Aileen Donohoe whose West End Theatre credits include Wicked, Mamma Mia, The Phantom of the Opera and Beauty and the Beast, has appeared at the National Opera House as Evita and in the musicals Chess and 9 to 5.