Dublin Theatre Festival – Upcoming Shows
The Night Alive & Dancing at Lughnasa at The Gaiety Theatre
The Night Alive
Set in Dublin, The Night Alive tells the story of Tommy – a middle-aged man, just about getting by. He’s renting a run-down room in his uncle Maurice’s house, keeping his ex-wife and kids at arm’s length and rolling from one get-rich-quick scheme to the next with his pal Doc. Then one day he comes to the aid of Aimee, who’s not had it easy herself, but together there’s a glimmer of hope that they could make something more of their lives.
This brand new production of Conor McPherson’s The Night Alive will open Dublin Theatre Festival 2015 at the Gaiety Theatre. Produced by the festival together with the Lyric Theatre Belfast, this hilarious and heart-warming story reveals the humanity to be found even in the most unlikely of situations.
The Night Alive runs at the Gaiety Theatre as part of Dublin Theatre Festival, from 22 September – 4 October. Buy tickets here.
Check out the amazing rehearsals pictures on our pinterest here.
★★★★★ Another triumph – Independent on Sunday
Dancing at Lughnasa
Michael recalls a summer of his childhood in Ballybeg, where his aunts, the five Mundy sisters, raised him in their crumbling, rural home and where once they danced. A wild, raucous dance. The dream-wild dance of their memories. A dance to the exciting, fleeting melody of the past and a dance against the harsh, progressive beat of the present.
Dancing at Lughnasa is one of the greatest and most loved Irish plays of recent times. This eagerly anticipated new production of Brian Friel’s masterpiece from the Lyric Theatre Belfast, in association with the Lughnasa International Friel Festival and directed by award-winner Annabelle Comyn, will mark the 25th anniversary of the play’s premiere in Dublin.
Dancing at Lughnasa runs at the Gaiety Theatre as part of Dublin Theatre Festival, from 6 – 11 October. Buy tickets here.
Check out the incredible set pictures on our pinterest here.
★★★★ A thoughtful, adept 25th-anniversary revival – The Irish Times