The Cloak, a newly commissioned stage show written and directed by Irish artistic director Pádraig J Dunne is an explosion of Celtic song and dance showcasing the remarkable life of St Brigid of Kildare, which can only be described as spellbinding. Mr Dunne, who is known for his unique visionary techniques, will include a stunning audio visual presentation as part of the production shot in beautiful locations around Ireland including Glendalough, The Curragh, and Brittas Bay.
The Cloak describes the inspiring life journey of two incredibly courageous women, both of whom faced adversity and torment in the struggle to lead a Christian life in pagan Ireland. Oppressed by a cruel man in cruel times, yet having the courage to struggle on after being kidnapped, seduced, and degraded, they fled the cold Atlantic shores walking over the rugged mountains eventually finding sanctuary in the rural flatlands.
This emotive story told through the medium of dramatic yet sensual dance, music that will enrich your soul, and film which captures some of Ireland’s most rugged landscapes reveals the life of a true Irish icon - St Brigid, a legend, a hero, a savior. Her life was a tale like no other, amazing yet true, a story waiting until now to be told.
The Cloak has a strong storyline and uses vibrant and sensual dance, emotive music and singing, including dramatic acting to bring this story to the stage. Nothing has been written or produced in this performing genre in Ireland for a long, long time.
Don’t miss out on your chance to witness this beautiful Celtic display.
The Cloak comes to the Mullingar Arts Centre on Saturday May 24. Tickets are €20/€15 with family tickets priced at €60 and are available by phoning (044 ) 9347777.