Smock Alley Productions
Upcoming in 2016
THE SNOW QUEEN
This Christmas come to Smock Alley Theatre 1662 – Ireland’s oldest (and newest) theatre to meet The Snow Queen!
An exciting family show that will wrap you up in the spirit of Christmas.
Based on the original fairy-tale by Hans Christian Andersen
Written by Ian Toner
5 – 23 Dec 2016 @ 7:30pm | Main Space
Saturday Matinees @ 2:30pm
PYGMALION | 2 AUG – 3 SEPT 2016 | Main Space
Eccentric linguistics Professor Henry Higgins attempts to transform unrefined flower seller Eliza Doolittle into a Duchess. For a bet.
This hilarious classic of world literature is a satirical take on society’s notions of class, money and the struggle for personal independence. The contemporary themes of feminism and gender prove that Shaw, one of Ireland’s Nobel Laureates, was light-years ahead of his time.
Directed by: Liam Halligan
Cast: Anna Sheils-McNamee, Paul Meade, Gerard Byrne, David O’Meara,
Tara Quirke, Deirdre Monaghan, Jamie Hallahan, Andrea Cleary
Set and Lighting Design by: Colm McNally | Costumes by: Olga Criado Monleon | Sound Design by: Osgar Dukes
A CHRISTMAS CAROL | 7 – 22 DEC 2015 | Main Space
Meet Scrooge, Bob Cratchett, Tiny Tim and be enthralled by this festive family favourite.
This tale as old as time will capture your heart and will set you up for Christmas 2015.
Based on the novel by Charles Dickens
Adapted by John Gentile
Directed by Patrick Sutton
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST | 3 – 22 AUG 2015 | Main Space
Brilliant, inventive, witty and absolutely hilarious, Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, is probably his greatest achievement. Regarded as the most perfect comedy in the English language, don’t miss out this Summer on a rollicking rollercoaster of romance, wit and earnestness. As Algernon quips, “I don’t play accurately – anyone can play accurately – but I play with wonderful expression.”
Written by Oscar Wilde
Directed by Kate Canning
Lighting and Set Design: Marcus Costello | Costume Design: Olga Criado Monleon
Cast: Charlie Hughes, Katie McCann, Clodagh Mooney Duggan, James Murphy, Aislinn O’Byrne, Valerie O’Leary, Kevin Shackleton
WAITING FOR GODOT | 28 JUL – 23 AUG 2014 | 24 AUG – 11 SEPT 2015 | Smock Alley, Rio de Janeiro, Brazilia
A tragicomedy in Two Acts – Beckett’s play pioneered an expressionistic minimalism that captured the existential post World War II Europe and man’s inexhaustible search for meaning.
‘They give birth astride a grave, the light gleams an instant then its night once more’
This play remains one of the most beautiful and allegorical of our time.
Written By: Samuel Beckett
Directed By: Patrick Sutton
SMOCK! | 13 – 20 JUL 2014 | Boy School
The story of Smock Alley is a rollicking ride through two and a half centuries of royalty, roguery and riots. From the skirts of bawds to the Matchless Orinda, the first professional woman playwright in history, Smock! delivers the goods on the players and the priests who built it up, the drunks and duelers who tore it down and the actor managers who gave it world renown. Smock! is forty minutes of culture, comedy and craic.
Written by Martin Maguire
Cast: Thomas Beatty, Gina Burke, Shane O’Regan
PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD | 10 JUL – 5 AUG 2012 | Main Space
One of the most controversial plays of its time, The Playboy of the Western World incited riots at its premieres in both Dublin and New York City. This tale of love, lies and deception sees Pegeen Mike prepare to wed Shawn Keogh until Christy Mahon arrives with tales of heroism and the murder of his father.
Written by J.M Synge
Directed by Patrick Sutton
Cast: Muiris Crowley, Amanda Coakley, Simon Stewart, John Burke, John Delaney, Paul Elliot, Andy Crowe, Caroline Power, Donal Hurley, Elizabeth McGrath, Leah Minto
SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER | 17 MAY – 2 JUN 2012 | Main Space
A practical joke and a blind date combine to create a complicated, convoluted plot based on miscommunication and mistaken identities. Big-hearted and ingenious, She Stoops to Conquer is a fast paced romp, a celebartion of chaos, courtship and the dysfunctional family.
Written by Oliver Goldsmith
Directed by Kristian Marken
Cast: Genevieve Hulme-Beaman, John Burke, Muiris Crowley, Emily Elphinstone, Paul Gibson, roger Gregg, Neil Hogan, Kate Kennedy, Norette Leahy, Simon Stewart
Smock Allies: Scene + Heard
Smock Allies : Scene + Heard is a festival of new work across live performance genres:
MUSIC – DANCE – THEATRE – COMEDY + SPOKEN WORD
It provides a chance for artists to test an excerpt of previously unseen work or new ideas / formats in front of a live audience in order to get feedback before mounting and staging full length productions.
Smock Allies: Generator Programme
This is an in-depth Creative Producer training programme commencing in OCT 2016, comprising of industry lead seminars, tutorials, practical workshops, one-to-one mentoring and practical hands-on assigned work experience