When The Bard went contemporary

THERE IS rhythm in the language of Shakespeare, and when performing his plays a great actor can bring out the flow of the Bard’s poetic lines.

Perhaps it is because of this that one woman has come up with the audacious and clever idea of re-enacting some of the best scenes and monologues from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Winter’s Tale, Macbeth, Othello, and The Merchant of Venice in a modern style adapted to rap, music, and dance.

This is Croi productions’ William Shakespeare’s Contemporary Mix, directed by Maria Keogh, which will be staged in the Town Hall studio from Monday April 13 to Thursday 16 at 8.30pm.

The cast is Alex Perry, Kate Lawless, Micheal King, Tina Hannon, George Percival, Alan Woods, Neil Bairead, Eimear Kenny, Jude Quirley, Eimear Kenny, Joan Gildea, Pete Ryan, Sinead Braken, Maelle Duhamel, Emmy Lou Mc Coy, Antonio Jose de Melo Neto, Luis Renato, and Alcione Paraiba.

Music will be provided by Galway singer songwriter Fia Rua. The cast will be dancing Micheal Jackson’s ‘Thriller’, performing French folk dancing, and Sinead Braken will play the Irish flute.

For tickets contact the Town Hall on 091 - 569777.



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