Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival
Venue: Various Website: http://www.dublintheatrefestival.com Price: Various Date: September 30th-October 17th Time: Various
Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival, the oldest dedicated theatre festival in Europe, returns in 2010 with a programme of inspiring productions, presenting a range of successful works from 10 countries including Australia, Poland Belgium, France, USA, Chile, the Netherlands, and the UK. International shows will include: Lucy Prebble’s ENRON, a satire of the infamous Enron financial scandal; Circa, a beautiful and sensual mix of acrobatics, dance, light and sound; L’Effet de Serge, a charming French work about the beauty in ordinary life and the human desire to create art; and Nilaja Sun’s the OBIE award-winning No Child…. The Festival will also present three incredible works of Polish Theatre. In addition to this, the festival will bring a host of new Irish theatre to the city, with such productions as: Druid’s The Silver Tassie, directed by Tony-Award winning Garry Hynes; Phaedra, a new version of Racine’s theatrical masterpiece by writer Hilary Fannin and composer Ellen Cranitch; the audience will get to choose who plays Hamlet, in The Rehearsal, Playing the Dane, by the irrepressible Pan Pan; and the Abbey’s production of Henrik Ibsen’s John Gabriel Borkman, in a version by Frank McGuinness and starring Alan Rickman and Fiona Shaw. From September 30 – October 17, the Festival will present 31 shows from 10 countries in 23 venues around the city. From awe-inspiring large-scale productions to smaller, intimate events, this year’s festival has something for everyone. Large or small, Dublin loves drama.