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Druid, Ireland
King of the Castle | Gaiety Theatre | Oct 11-15 2017
by Eugene McCabe  
Photo © Matthew Thompson
Druid revive an unsung Irish classic with epic staging and a cast that includes Seán McGinley, Seána Kerslake and Marty Rea. King of the Castle premiered at Dublin Theatre Festival 1964, where it went on to win the Irish Life Award. This is its first major revival in over 30 years.

Scober MacAdam is king of the castle, a once glorious Big House in County Leitrim with an extensive farm.  He has a young wife, Tressa, but their marriage is childless and frustrated. When rumours threaten Scober’s pride, he concocts a plan that jeopardises all he has worked for.

Steeped in a world of patriarchy and religion, King of the Castle is an unflinching, often uncomfortable look at our recent past.

Directed by Garry Hynes, the production features the award-winning design team from DruidShakespeare.


Contains adult themes.

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Druid is funded through the Arts Council's Regularly Funded Organisations funding programme.


Cast and Creative
Directed by  Garry Hynes
Cast includes:  Seána Kerslake, Seán McGinley,  Peter Daly, Ryan Donaldson, Bosco Hogan, John Olohan,  Marty Rea,  Steve Blount, Anthony Moriarty, Eddie Mullarkey, Conor Quinlan, Kate Murray, Shane McCormick and Patrick Conneely
Design:  Francis O'Connor
Lighting Design:  James F. Ingalls
Movement Director:  David Bolger  
Sound Design:  Greg Clarke
Composer: 
Stephen McKeon  
 
Tickets and Information
Venue:  Gaiety Theatre
Dates:  Oct 11-13, 7.30pm;  Oct 14, 2.30pm & 7.30pm; Oct 15, 2pm & 7pm
Tickets:  €16 - €46 (Ticket prices are inclusive of a €1 Gaiety Restoration Levy)
Duration: Approx. 2 hrs 30 mins  incl. interval.
Talking Theatre: Oct 13, post-show. With Members of the company
Audio Described Performance and Touch Tour:  Oct 14, 2.30pm


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