SONG OF The Yellow Bittern, a love story and a ghost story, set against the background of an 1828 paternity lawsuit by a Protestant woman against a Catholic priest, is coming to An Taibhdhearc in a new Irish language version.
Song Of The Yellow Bittern, written by Vincent Woods, and first staged by Druid in 1994 under the direction of Maelíosa Stafford, has been translated into Irish by Tomás de Bhaldraithe and Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde, with new musical score by Brendan O’Regan.
The world premiere of this new version, Amhrán an Bhonnáin Bhuí, will be staged in the Middle Street theatre from February 5 to 15, and will include school shows at 10am on February 7 and 12. There will be a post-show discussion on February 13.
The cast is Lochlann Ó Mearain (Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope ) Tara Breathnach (A Nightingale Falling ), Diarmuid de Faoite (An Dara Réalt ), Eoin Ó Dubhghaill (Ros na Rún ), Orlaith Ní Chearra, Eoin Geoghegan, and Eoin MacDiarmada.
Tickets are €22/20/14 (students ) and are on sale from An Taibhdhearc (091 - 562024, www.antaibhdhearc.com ).