Sunday 22 October 2017

Joyce classic to set the stage for theatre festival

Members from the cast of 'Dubliners' at the launch of the Dublin Theatre Festival yesterday.
Members from the cast of 'Dubliners' at the launch of the Dublin Theatre Festival yesterday.
Members from the cast of ‘Dubliners’ at the launch of the Dublin Theatre Festival yesterday.

AN adaptation of 'Dubliners' by James Joyce is to open the capital's theatre festival.

The event, now in its 55th year, will run for 18 days from September 27 with new and popular pieces at venues across the city.

Willie White, the new artistic director of the Dublin Theatre Festival, said Dublin city was constantly changing.

"Over the 18 days of the festival, we are inviting people living in, working in or visiting Dublin to experience some of those stories, to take a look at familiar tales reimagined and to discover new ones yet to be heard," he said.

The Corn Exchange production of Joyce's iconic stories is among a collection of Irish and international works being staged for the influx of theatre fans from across the world.

Highlights from home-grown talent include the only Dublin dates for the hugely successful DruidMurphy and the debut production from new Irish Opera company Wide Open Opera.

Elsewhere, renowned US company The Wooster Group will make its first visit to Ireland.

General tickets are on sale from August 15, with priority booking for friends of the festival starting tomorrow.

Irish Independent

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