Posts Tagged ‘event’

Image Gallery – In Tribute to the Life of Teddy Doyle

December 14, 2010

The exhibition In tribute to the Life of Teddy Doyle has been a great success so far. If you haven’t had a chance to see the work yet, do take some time when in town to go over to our gallery in Stockwell Street and have a look.  Since the event scheduled for the opening night had to be cancelled due to severe weather conditions, the planned performances will be going ahead on the closing night, which is the 5th of January. All are welcome to experience some live music, poetry, performance and view the wonderful pieces of art on display.


La Locandiera – a real Italian feast on Thursday

November 2, 2010

Are the rainy autumn nights getting to you? Did the hour change put you in a bad mood? No plans yet on Thursday evening? La Locandiera contains all the ingredients for a fun and delicious Thursday evening treat. Food, fun, laughs and entertainment is the perfect cocktail to cheer up a dreary autumn night.

Not convinced yet? Read the article below, written by journalist Vanessa Moore and I’m sure you will be.

Mirandolina! – everyone’s in love with Mirandolina.’ Born in 1753 Mirandolina has been a hit ever since. This able woman keeps her inn full of paying by guests, with flirtatious ways and obliging manners, and never drops her guard. This is 1750s Florence after all, and independent women entrepreneurs like her are few and far between.
Enter the Ulster Gentleman, a man who professes to hate women: “I have never loved a woman, I have never put a woman onto a pedestal, and I have always believed that woman is man’s insupportable infirmity.” This remark challenges Mirandolina to “use Art to cut down, conquer and crush the barbarous hard-hearted enemy.”

And so begins this new English translation by director Alice Coghlan, performed in the cosy candlelit restaurant for the night – or is it Mirandolina’s Inn? This Inn is an open, happy, “allegra” place, where the characters entertain the audience through Italian music and song.

Goldoni is Italy’s greatest comic playwright, but his plays are very rarely performed in Ireland although there is sure to be a Goldini performance in Italian theatres on any day of the year. This production offers an audience the chance to see this classic comedy in a very intimate setting. Audiences will find the play’s characters seated at their tables, serving food and wine and latterly sword fighting all around them – much as they did for Wonderland’s sell-out hit Georgian house version of Molière’s The Miser and Afternoon Tea version of The Picture of Dorian Gray

A classic play of love, hate, romantic rivalry, rank and seduction, it is above all a humorous play, and one to sweep an audience away for the night.

For more info and tickets, check out our website or contact our box office on 041 9833946.

Open-air garden theatre at Oldbridge – what a success

July 21, 2010

Droichead was very excited about its 2nd outdoor event of this summer last Sunday. ‘Pride and Prejudice’ by Chapterhouse Theatre Company was lined up at the site of Oldbridge House. It turned out to be another exciting, lively family night.  ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’, which was on the 3rd of July, was an overwhelming success with a turnout of no less than 450 people.  Despite the torrential rain during the day on Sunday, it stayed dry during the actual event and there was still a turnout of 353 people.

Chapterhouse Theatre Company, which produced ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ as well as ‘Pride and Prejudice’, is a professional touring theatre company, bringing a wide range of plays to venues all across Great-Britain and Ireland. The company prides itself on fully accessible, traditional, but innovative productions. They have built up quite a name over the past eleven years by mainly specialising in open air productions. Both plays were just amazing and beautiful. The actors were very engaging and came down into the crowd several times. This is a thoroughly hard-working cast. We can now understand why they have such a great reputation.

The setting was also quite impressive. Oldbridge House is situated on the famous Battle of the Boyne site, which is not only a major historical reference in Irish history but the site also offers spectacular views on the beautiful Louth/ Meath countryside. Imagine plenty of people picnicking in the grass on comfy blankets while watching a marvellous play. Turns out, this is a successful formula and a great way to spend a lovely summer night. Droichead is over the moon with the success of these events and is hoping to organise more open air theatre next summer.

Keep an eye out on our blog for pictures from both events.