|In what promises to be the cultural experience of a lifetime, Druid presents six plays by John Millington Synge in a landmark tribute to one of Ireland's greatest playwrights.|
DruidSynge will open at Galway's Town Hall Theatre on Saturday 16th July, running on until Saturday 30th July and followed by performances in Dublin (Olympia Theatre, August), Edinburgh (King's Theatre August & September as part of the Edinburgh International Festival) and other locations to be announced.
This collective presentation of all of John Millington Synge's work fulfills a long-term artistic commitment by Druid's Tony Award winning director Garry Hynes to re-evaluate and re-engage with one of Ireland's dramatic giants. It is the first time that all of Synge's plays have been performed together.
The productions feature a roll call of Irish acting talent alongside many of Ireland's finest emerging young stars.
DruidSynge can be enjoyed as a series of double bills on consecutive days or as a very special experience when, on selected dates, all six plays are presented on the same day.
The unique and limited number of day-long events (during which all the plays of John Millington Synge will be performed) begin at 2pm and end at 10.30pm. Food will be available at the Town Hall Theatre (during a ninety minute interval between parts 1 and 2) in the late afternoon on these days.
The DruidSynge double-bills are:
The Shadow of the Glen & The Playboy of the Western World (total running time 2hrs 50 mins)
The Tinker's Wedding & The Well of the Saints (total running time 2hrs 20 mins)
Riders to the Sea & Deirdre of the Sorrows (total running time 2hrs 10 mins)
DruidSynge (all 6 plays) consists of:
2.00pm......Riders to the Sea
...............The Tinker's Wedding
3.20pm......The Well of the Saints
5.00pm......The Shadow of the Glen
6.45pm......The Playboy of the Western World
8.50pm......Deirdre of the Sorrows
Sarah Jane Drummey
Hannah Mc Cabe
Charlie Mc Carthy
Galway Arts Festival, Town Hall Theatre
Running on until Sat 30th July
Bookings Phone Town Hall Theatre, Galway +353-91-569777 Mon-Sat 10am to 7.30pm
or phone Galway Arts Festival Box Office +353-91-566577 Mon-Sat 9.30am to 5.30pm
or book online at www.galwayartsfestival.com
Olympia Theatre, Dublin
Tues 2nd-Sat 20th August (excl Sundays)
Buy on line www.ticketmaster.ie (Telephone & internet bookings subject to booking fee)
Tickets from Ticketmaster 24hr Tel 0818 719 300 (from Ireland);
international callers should phone +353 1 4569 569
www.mcd.ie for exclusive live entertainment, news and tickets.
Edinburgh International Festival, King's Theatre
Sat 27th August - Sat 3rd September
Bookings +44 131 473 2000, Mon -Sat 10am to 5pm
Fax +44 131 473 2003; Buy on line www.eif.co.uk