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  • Abbey Arts Centre
  • October 2, 2021
  • Saturday, 8:00PM to 10:00PM

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Zandra Queen of Jazz

Abbey Arts Centre

Saturday, 8:00PM to 10:00PM
October 2, 2021


Abbey Arts Centre

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Zandra Queen of Jazz

Abbey Arts Centre

Saturday, 8:00PM to 10:00PM
October 2, 2021


‘Zandra, Queen of Jazz’

Saturday 2nd October at 8pm. Tickets €15
Booking is essential call Ailis/Linda 0719851375

We are delighted to announce that Zandra will take to our stage as part of The Donegal Bay and Blue Stacks Festival Due to Government Guidelines we are thrilled to be able to offer additional seating for this amazing event. A might not to be missed.

A play with original music, based on the extraordinary true story of Ireland’s first female saxophonist. Zandra Mitchell lived the later years of her life just up the road, in Rossnowlagh. Darn Skippy Productions are delighted to bring Zandra, Queen of Jazz home, for one night only at Abbey Arts Centre, after two sold-out runs at Smock Alley Boys’ School Theatre, Dublin.

With just her sax and a suitcase, Zandra Mitchell joined a jazz band and toured the world. Born in Phibsborough, Dublin in 1903, she was Ireland’s first female saxophonist. While the twenties roared she found her way through Europe to Berlin. The dictators rose; the books burned; the bombs dropped and Zandra played her sax.

Written & Performed by Roseanne Lynch
Directed by Katherine Soloviev / Music & Sound Design by Richard Lennon
Lighting & Costume Design by Lianne O’Shea / Illustration by Eugene Korolkov

Live Video Directed and Edited by Richard Lennona Darn Skippy
Production in association with Katherine Soloviev with support from Jazz Ireland | The Moat Theatre, Naas dlr LexIcon | Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Arts Office.

Zandra | Abbey Arts Centre