- 20 Dec 17
After its sell-out success at 2016 Dublin Theatre Festival, critical acclaim and Best Production award-win at the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards, Michael Keegan-Dolan’s magical adaptation of Swan Lake comes to the Abbey Stage in February 2018.
Performed by a company of 13 world-class performers including actor Mikel Murfi, Swan Lake/Loch na hEala is interwoven with storytelling, song and live music.
Dublin based band Slow Moving Cloud’s score combines Nordic and Irish traditional music with minimalist and experimental influences. With powerful imagery, this Swan Lake is rooted in the Midlands of Ireland where ancient mythology and the modern world collide.
With a limited run of just nine performances at the Abbey, Swan Lake will also be touring to Nomad Theatre Network venues in Letterkenny, Roscommon, Sligo, Newbridge, Mullingar, Drogheda, Cavan and Longford, in advance of a World Tour to Korea and New Zealand, Luxembourg, Germany and UK and the US in 2018.
A Sadler’s Wells co-production with Michael Keegan-Dolan; Colours International Dance Festival, Theaterhaus Stuttgart; Dublin Theatre Festival and Theatre de la Ville, Luxembourg. With support from The Civic Theatre, Tallaght, and South Dublin County Council Arts Office.
Abbey Stage, Abbey Theatre, Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1
Dates: 8-17 February 2018
Tickets : abbeytheatre.ie or 01 87 87 222
· An Grianán, Letterkenny, 31 January-1 February 2018, angrianan.com
· Roscommon Arts Centre, 3-4 February 2018, roscommonartscentre.ie
· Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo, 21-22 February 2018, hawkswell.com
· Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, 24- 25 February 2018, riverbank.ie
· Mullingar Arts Centre, 28 February-1 March 2018, mullingarartscentre.ie
· Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, 3-4 March 2018, droichead.com
· Ramor Theatre, Virginia, 6-7 March 2018, ramortheatre.com
· Backstage Theatre, Longford, 6-7 April 2018, backstage.ie
· New Zealand Festival, Wellington, 14-17 March 2018, festival.co.nz
· Grand Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg, 22-23March 2018
· Schauspiel Köln, Cologne, 11-12 April 2018