SWAN LAKE / LOCH NA hEALA
14/03/2018 - 17/03/2018
“It is utterly original, it is utterly brilliant” – Irish Independent
“A show of terrible beauty and extraordinary craft” (The Guardian), this is not Swan Lake as you know it.
Rooted in the midlands of Ireland, ancient mythology and the ills of the modern world collide in this extraordinary adaptation of the beloved classic.
Combining soaring dancing and boundary-busting theatre, song and live music, acclaimed director Michael Keegan-Dolan swaps Tchaikovsky’s original score for Irish folk music with a Nordic noir twist.
Stunning and hard-hitting, yes. Yet good things arise out of the bad, as this extraordinary, magical performance transports you along an imagined dark path towards the light and resounding redemption.
★★★★★ The Guardian
★★★★★ Financial Times (UK)
★★★★★ Evening Standard (UK)
“Keegan-Dolan deploys the traditional myth to clever and devastating effect,” writes former ballet dancer Charlotte Graham in ARTicle.
“I feel like one of my jobs through being a storyteller is to share … that we’re all kind of dealing with the same stuff and it’s okay, that someone will walk out of the theatre and go ‘it’s okay!’” Michael Keegan-Dolan in The Neighbourhood Paper.
The Holy Man Mikel Murfi
Finola Rachel Poirier
Jimmy O’Reilly Alex Leonhartsberger
Nancy O’Reilly Elizabeth Cameron Dalman
Finola’s Sister / Swan Anna Kaszuba
Finola’s Sister / Swan Carys Staton
Finola’s Sister / Swan Molly Walker
The First Watcher / Lyudmilla Saku Koistinen
The Second Watcher / Winnie Keir Patrick
The Third Watcher / Margaret Erik Nevin
Musician (nyckelharpa) Aki
Musician (cello) Mary Barnecutt
Musician (fiddle) Danny Diamond
Writer, Director & Choreographer Michael Keegan-Dolan
Set Design Sabine Dargent
Costume Design Hyemi Shin
Lighting Design Adam Silverman
Music Slow Moving Clouds
Producer Johnny O’Reilly
Production Manager Michael Lonergan
Company Administrator Catherine Finn
Company Stage Manager Marina Kilby
Deputy Stage Manager Sinead Cormack
Costume Supervisor Amanda Donovan
Sound Manager Sandra O’Mahony
Lighting Manager Stephen Dodd
Production Assistant Eimear Reilly
Dance-theatre , ,
1 hr 15 mins (no interval)