Tuesday 21 November 2017

Programme guide: Dublin Theatre Festival

The 18-day celebration invites culture lovers, young and old, to "Come Out to Play".

Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Your need-to-know guide about the highlight of the cultural calendar in the capital.

What: Dublin Theatre Festival

Where: Various venues tin Dublin city centre

When: September 26th - October 13th

What to expect: Theatre tours of Dublin - including Tallaght and Dun Laoghaire, free public talks, panel discussions, and exclusive, never-before-seen performances.



- Frank McGuinness' first new play at the Abbey Theatre in 14 years, The Hanging Gardens.

- The world premiere of “Waiting for Godot” by Samuel Beckett from Gare St Lazare Players Ireland, marking its 60th anniversary, in a co-production with Dublin Theatre Festival.

- A new adaptation of the musical The Threepenny Opera at the Gate Theatre, directed by Wayne Jordan.

- Singer Camille O'Sullivan's portrayal of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s epic poem, The Rape of Lucrece (UK).

- Actress and theatre director Fiona Shaw (Harry Potter, True Blood) will give a free public talk on the theme of Irish theatre and diaspora in a special one-day symposium Voyage and Return.

- Japanese trailblazer Toshiki Okada's production of Ground and Floor which responds to the impact of the Fukushima disaster.

- Neutral Hero: The New York Times listed this as one of the top ten plays of 2012, being presented by Richard Maxwell and New York City Players.

- Wunderkammer: C!RCA will open the 2013 programme with a high-octane performance in the Gaiety Theatre.




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