The Dead

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James Joyce’s best-loved short story The Dead is given a thrilling new operatic treatment.

Produced by critically acclaimed theatre and arts company, The Performance Corporation, and Breda Cashe, one of Ireland’s leading independent producers, this new version taps into the deep vein of musical references running through original story, taking us on journey exploring life, love and death.

Acclaimed Irish composer Ellen Cranitch and award-winning playwright Tom Swift have created a pared back musical telling of Joyce’s classic story that is by turns theatrical, evocative and moving.

Directed by Jo Mangan, four singers accompanied by a string quartet conjure the atmosphere of a Christmas party inhabited by Joyce’s vibrant characters.

Cast: Clare Barrett, Kate Gilmore, Ruth McGill and Rory Musgrave.

February Special Offer: buy tickets for any two of these shows: The Big Fellow, Wilde Without the Boy, Long Day’s Journey Into Night or The Dead, and receive a 20% discount off the second show, buy a third and we’ll take 30% off that show!

  • Category: Highlights / opera
  • Date: Wednesday 22 February 2017 - Thursday 23 February 2017
  • Time : 8pm
  • Tickets: €18/€15
  • Running time: 70 minutes

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