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  • Southside

All the world’s on stage for Dublin Theatre Festival

Tuesday, 1st October, 2019 7:59am
All the world’s on stage for Dublin Theatre Festival

Pictured at the launch of the programme for Dublin Theatre Festival 2019 is seven-year-old Molly White with Eloïse Stevenson, and cast members from ‘The Haircut’, Lioba Petrei, Berginald Rash and Thomas Kane Byrne.

All the world’s on stage for Dublin Theatre Festival

Pictured at the launch of the programme for Dublin Theatre Festival 2019 is seven-year-old Molly White with Eloïse Stevenson, and cast members from ‘The Haircut’, Lioba Petrei, Berginald Rash and Thomas Kane Byrne.

EXCITING Irish work and inspiring international projects from leading artists across the world are the highlights of this year’s Dublin Theatre Festival 2019.

Two more weeks of performances are currently taking place all over the city until October 13.

The works in this year’s programme deal with many contemporary topics but they also reach beyond those, to a poetic enquiry about the times we live in.

Festival organisers are particularly delighted that 10 world premieres are included in this year’s programme.

The programme includes a major coproduction between DTF and the Lyric Theatre of Synge’s classic, ‘The Playboy of the Western World’, at the Gaiety Theatre.

International work features strongly in the programme with productions from the UK, Australia, Sweden, Estonia, Portugal, Belgium and the USA.

Among these is ‘Your Words in My Mouth’ a conversation about love, reconstructed in a series of venues usually reserved for insiders: a football stadium, a hairdressers, a council chamber and a Freemason’s Hall.

Forced Entertainment returns to Dublin with ‘Real Magic’, while ‘Us/Them’ retells, from the perspective of a child, three days when 1,200 people were held hostage by terrorists in Beslan.

“Our festival celebrates the collective experience of live performance and contributes to the social and cultural life of Dublin,” Artistic Director, Willie White, said.

However, it is getting more and more difficult to make art in the city. There are fewer theatres in Dublin now than there were 20 years ago.”

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