Communicating Europe – Athlone

Date: 09 Apr, 2013 Date: 09 Apr, 2013 Time: 20:00
Location: Dean Crowe Theatre, Athlone

Communicating Europe – Athlone

“Leviathan Political Cabaret comes to Athlone”

For over a decade Leviathan has been providing a unique blend of political debate and entertainment. For the first time Leviathan will visit Athlone and the topic for debate will be European Citizenship.

Will Faulkner of Midlands 103fm will host the evening of frank discussion, debate and entertainment. Former Minister and Fianna Fáil deputy leader Mary O’Rourke and Minister of State for European Affairs Lucinda Creighton are already confirmed as panel members to lead the debate on what European citizenship has given Ireland and how citizens see their future within Europe.

The road show will incorporate elements of the critically acclaimed political cabaret show, Leviathan. Paddy Cullivan of the Late Late show’s houseband, The Camembert Quartet and Leviathan’s resident musical satirist will be on hand with his humorous banter to kick off the evening’s discussion. Paddy will also be in charge of the roaming microphone that will be available to the audience encouraging their input and interaction in what is expected to be a lively debate.

“The most important element of this roadshow is the audience. They offer an authentic voice often unheard in mainstream media. There is a deepening awareness of the role the EU plays in our lives and whether you get stuck into the topical debate or passively enjoy the entertainment, the aim of  “ Communicating Europe” is to inform, entertain and engage.” said Naoise Nunn, producer of Leviathan.

Leviathan political cabaret, created in 2003 by Naoise Nunn is a live show that offers a public forum for debate and discussion. It is designed to entertain, inform and empower through satire, comedy and music. Leviathan has often been hosted by David McWilliams and has featured Bob Geldof, Dara O’Brian, Des Bishop, former Government Ministers and current Irish president Micheal D.Higgins as previous panel members.

“Communicating Europe” in Athlone is the first of a series of live shows debating Europe to mark Irelands 40th year of European membership and presidency of the European Union.