Rehearsals start for Friel masterpiece Dancing at Lughnasa
In May 2018, we will be proudly presenting a uniquely authentic production of Dancing at Lughnasa by casting Jennifer Cox as Rose; exactly as the character was written and a first for Irish theatre. By having Jennifer play Rose, we hope to deepen the audiences’ experience of an Irish theatre classic, one they may be familiar with but have not experienced in this way.
Set in County Donegal in 1936, during the harvest festival of Lughnasa, this powerful play takes you on a compelling journey of a family unravelling. The Mundy sisters’ lives are precariously balanced with Kate the only real breadwinner in the house. The return of their brother missionary priest Father Jack back from Uganda after 25 years is anticipated by the sisters with the hope of restoring their standing in the small community. In this play, the dynamics of a family are both greatly enriched and made more vulnerable by the presence of a sibling with an intellectual disability.
Dancing at Lughnasa plays at Town Hall Theatre Galway on Thursday 24th May until Saturday 26th May at 8pm. Preview performance at 12pm on Thursday 24th and Saturday matinee at 3pm. Tickets are ON SALE NOW from Box Office (091) – 569777 or online www.tht.ie/2917/dancing-at-lughnasa