Photo By Pat Redmond

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream

    By William Shakespeare. Directed by Veronica Coburn

    Cast: Seán Kearns, Frankie McCafferty, Deirdre Molloy, Helen Norton, Mary O'Driscoll, David Pearse

    Designer: Niamh Sharkey

    Lighting Design: Mark Galione

    Music and Sound Design: John M. Ryan

    Set: Sabine Dargent

    Costumes: Cathy Kavanagh

    May 2004: Premiered at Project, Dublin.

    June 2004: Backstage Theatre, Longford; Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire; Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise; Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny; Civic Theatre, Tallaght.

    Photo By Pat Redmond

    Barabbas' Dream is set in Ireland, where each of the three sets of characters is inspired by a particular, historical influence. The "nobles" are the Anglo-Irish ascendancy. The "mechanicals" are ordinary working people and the "fairies" are magical figures of Irish mythology. Barabbas' Dream looks at these various components of Irish identity through the play in which all 21 characters are played by a cast of six.

    "Jaw-achingly funny"
    The Irish Times

    "terrific fun..truly hilarious"
    Sunday Independent

    "wonderfully innovative and imaginative,.perfect evocation of all that's best in theatre, simplistic but stunning, a charming, mesmerising piece"
    Irish Examiner

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