Black Box Theatre Galway

The Second Violinist



Wednesday, 26 July 2017 to Sunday, 30 July 2017

Landmark Productions and Wide Open Opera present The Second Violinist by Donnacha Dennehy and Enda Walsh Directed by Enda Walsh

Following the sensational success of their first opera, The Last Hotel, Donnacha Dennehy and Enda Walsh join forces once again on an explosive new production.

One of Ireland’s leading actors, Aaron Monaghan, plays The Second Violinist. He is joined by singers MaÅLire Flavin, Sharon Carty and Benedict Nelson, together with a 16–strong chorus, and Crash Ensemble, the group founded by Dennehy and described by the New York Times as ‘the Irish new–music band that plays with the energy and spirit of a rock group’.

Joined by the phenomenal creative team from The Last Hotel, Donnacha Dennehy’s music is infused with lingering echoes of the Renaissance works of Carlo Gesualdo, creating a sonorous backdrop for the haunting orchestrations and pulsating rhythms that drive the opera to its inexorable conclusion. A search for beauty in a dark, dark world.

Backstage at the Festival 26 July Post–show talk with the company Moderator, Dr. Ian R. Walsh, NUI Galway

‘searingly powerful …devastating …heartbreaking …thrilling …mesmerizing’’ THE GUARDIAN (ON THE LAST HOTEL)

 

DATE & TIME: 26-30 July 7pm, Matinee 29 July, 2pm, No show 28 July

TICKETS €32–€40

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PHOTO: HUGH O’CONOR

 

INVITATION TO A JOURNEY



Saturday, 9 July 2016 to Saturday, 16 July 2016


INVITATION TO A JOURNEY

Inspired by Eileen Gray

 

WORLD PREMIERE

A CO-PRODUCTION BETWEEN COISCÉIM DANCE THEATRE, CRASH ENSEMBLE & FISHAMBLE: THE NEW PLAY COMPANY

 

We must ask nothing of artists but to be of their own time  – Eileen Gray

She crafted and she made.
She flew a plane.
She gave her lovers gifts.
She let her heart be broken.
She was an original and she was endlessly reproduced.

Eileen Gray defied expectations – from her innovative designs to her unconventional personal life she challenged what it meant to be an artist, a woman and to be Irish.  Inspired by her inimitable life and work, INVITATION TO A JOURNEY is a powerful, evocative new work by Ireland’s leading performance companies.

As Gray fused elements to create new forms, INVITATION TO A JOURNEY combines contemporary dance, music and theatre to create a compelling illustration of a once-forgotten, now celebrated, Irish modernist.

 

CREDITS

CAST | Justine Cooper | Ingrid Craigie | Kate Ellis | Ivonne Kalter | Ronan Leahy  | Emma O’Kane | Deirdre O’Leary | Alex Petcu | Kate Stanley Brennan

DIRECTION | David Bolger, Jim Culleton
SCRIPT | Gavin Kostick
ORIGINAL SCORE | Deirdre Gribbin
CHOREOGRAPHY | David Bolger
MUSICAL DIRECTION | Kate Ellis
DESIGN | Maree Kearns
LIGHTING DESIGN | Sinéad McKenna
SOUND DESIGN | Kevin Gleeson

 

“…the force of a revelation in Irish Culture…”  Fintan O’Toole, Irish Times on CoisCéim

“an Irish new-music collective with international cachet and considerable chops.” The Washington Post on Crash Ensemble

Fishamble: Olivier Award Winner, 2016  |  ‘Ireland’s terrific Fishamble’ The Guardian