Dublin Theatre Festival 2015 Programme Announced

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It’s out! It’s out! The programme for the Dublin Theatre Festival 2015 has just been announced, and there’s a few gems in there with new work from Dead Centre, WillFredd, THEATREclub, Enda Walsh and more. Check out the highlights below…

Dublin Theatre Festival 2015 celebrates new Irish writing, music and dance in a packed programme of world-class theatre and performance 24 Sept – 11 Oct

Highlights include:

A 25th anniversary production of Brian Friel’s masterpiece, DANCING AT LUGHNASA

THE LAST HOTEL, a new opera by Donnacha Dennehy and Enda Walsh

BAILED OUT!, a new drama-documentary about how Ireland fell into the jaws of the Troika

The line-up for Dublin Theatre Festival 2015 has been announced! This year’s programme boasts 28 world-class productions, spanning 22 different stages across Dublin city and suburbs. 11 new Irish works will premiere over 18 days alongside acclaimed productions from France, Belgium, Portugal, the Netherlands, the UK and Denmark.

·         Conor McPherson’s award-winning play The Night Alive opens the festival in a new co-production with the Lyric Theatre Belfast, with a stellar cast including Adrian Dunbar, Laurence Kinlan and Ian-Lloyd Anderson.

·         Dancing at Lughnasa receives a brand new 25th anniversary production from the Lyric Theatre Belfast, directed by Annabelle Comyn.

·         Acclaimed composer Donnacha Dennehy collaborates with Enda Walsh, writer of ‘Once, the Musical’, ‘Ballyturk’ and ‘The Walworth Farce’, on Landmark Productions and Wide Open Opera’s new opera, The Last Hotel.

·         OBIE Award-winners Dead Centre follow the success of ‘LIPPY’ with the premiere of their new work, Chekhov’s First Play.

·         Featuring music by Bill Whelan and lyrics by Arthur Riordan, The Train is Rough Magic Theatre Company’s new musical about the notorious contraceptive train, set in 1970s Ireland.

·         THEATREclub collaborate with women who have exited prostitution to interrogate the underbelly of Irish society in The Game.

·         Wayne Jordan directs a 19-strong cast in his new version of Sophocles’ Oedipus at the Abbey Theatre.

·         Marking the centenary of Arthur Miller’s birth, the Gate Theatre presents a new production of his play, A View from the Bridge, directed by Joe Dowling.

·         At the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre the National Theatre of Great Britain’s Olivier and Tony Award-winning production The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time makes its Irish premiere.

·         The Family Season includes a buzzing world premiere from WillFredd Theatre and The Ark – BEES!

·         Fishamble’s drama-documentary Bailed Out! by Colin Murphy interrogates the bank bail out from the stage of the Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire.


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