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An Evening with Eric Cantona

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A1 Sporting Speakers presents
AN EVENING WITH ERIC CANTONA
The Olympia Theatre
Tuesday 30th October 2018 - SOLD OUT
Thursday 1st November 2018 - EXTRA SHOW ADDED DUE TO DEMAND

**Due to demand, a second show has been added for Thursday 1st November. Tickets onsale NOW**

One of the most influential footballers of all time takes to the stage for a handful of selected UK & Irish dates, including a stop off at The Olympia Theatre on Tuesday 30th October. Due to phenomenal demand, a second show has been added on Thurdsday 1st November!

Standard tickets priced from €51, Meet & Greet tickets priced from €235.00, and VVIP Experience tickets priced from €580 (all details below), including booking fee & €1 restoration levy, on sale NOW for second date 1st Nov via Ticketmaster.ie, usual Ticketmaster outlets nationwide (list here) including The Olympia Theatre Box Office, and by calling Ticketmaster at The Olympia Phone Bookings on 0818 719 330.

Standard tickets for 30th October now sold out, handful of VIP packages left. Better availability for 1st November.

Premium packages -

Meet & Greet tickets: priced from €235 including booking fee & €1 restoration levy. Doors open 6pm. Have your photograph taken with Eric before the show, and a seat in the front 3 to 9 rows of Olympia Stalls.

VVIP Experience:
There is a VVIP experience priced from €580.00 including booking fee & €1 restoration levy, which is for fifty people only to attend a reception with Eric Cantona, one glass of champagne per customer, Row A or B seat in the Stalls, a large signed photograph of Eric Cantona and your photograph professionally taken with him that will be framed on the night. Eric will also sign an item that you bring with you. Doors open 5pm.

The fees for this event include a €1.00 restoration levy. The restoration levy will allow The Olympia Theatre to invest in maintaining and enhancing the theatre to ensure that it continues to consistently deliver the highest quality experience for theatre goers, actors, performers & producers.

Under 14's must be accompanied by an adult, Over 18's ID required to gain access to the bars where alcohol is served. 

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VVIP Experience tickets - Doors open 5.30pm
Meet & Greet tickets - Doors open 6pm
Standard tickets - Doors open 7.30pm


Please note, approximate times, subject to change as always
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Eric Cantona is known not just for his skilful footwork and adept acting skills but also his timely utterances. He always has something to say - and he never disappoints.

Indeed, his reputation for the enigmatic bon mot has merely added to the lustre of the man that Manchester United supporters still call The King. (They even have their own Cantona song to regale him with whenever he visits the ground - and still regularly sing it when he doesn’t.)

To expect the evening to revolve round football and the inside stories from the clubs he’s played for will be par for the course.  Eric will discuss his favourite players and why, the reason he retired at the peak of his career and what it was about Manchester that he loved. He’ll talk about what it was like making the Ken Loach movie, Looking For Eric. 

But Eric Cantona promises to deliver much more. He’ll spill the beans (he’s just not sure yet which ones) and then some. As the man himself says:

“I am really looking forward to coming to the UK and Ireland to talk onstage. I have lots of stories to tell about my days at the greatest club of all, my beloved Manchester United with the best fans in the world.

You can expect a look back at my United career with a replaying of a few of my goals on the big screen and I’ll be sharing what they meant' to me at the time.

I've also got a lot to say about my favorite manager Sir Alex and the five years we spent together, hard to believe it’s over 20 years ago. There’s more as well, I’ve had a long career in the movies now and made a few well known adverts as well, let’s talk about some of those whilst I’m here.

Generally considered to be Sir Alex Ferguson’s master signing, Eric Cantona is thought to be the missing link that transformed Manchester United into the best team of the premier league to date. He became the most popular United player of all time .

Many of his old football friends are expected to attend the shows - and Cantona says he can’t wait. 

“I hope to see many of my old friends while I’m there. And one thing I promise, every night will be a bit different - even I don't know exactly what I will say.  It’s going to be fun.”

It took five years for promoters A1 Sporting Speakers to persuade Eric to do the shows last year but he enjoyed them so much he’s coming back. 

Promoter Terry Baker of A1 explains “We had been trying to get Eric to do this for years and we’re absolutely thrilled that he  finally agreed. His career has been truly remarkable and we’re delighted to be able to bring him back again this year to Britain and give fans the opportunity to spend time with the man himself. It will be a unique insight into one of the greatest players the game has ever known.”

With every performance taking the form of an hour’s informal interview each date promises to be informative, revealing and compellingly original – a must for football fans everywhere.

Eric Cantona

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