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Dublin Theatre festival invites culture lovers to come out and play

Dublin Theatre - Wunderkammer

Dublin Theatre – Wunderkammer (Shauna Irwin)

Theatre-makers, artists and audiences from Ireland and across the globe gathered on Thursday for the first taste of the 2013 Dublin Theatre Festival.

The 56-year-old tradition which will last 18 days, where national and international culture will be explored through a variety of spectacles;  including artist talks, public discussions and performances.

Even among performances, this festival has more to offer than just classical theatre. The opening production by acrobatic group Circa is sure to wow Irish audiences. Their new show called Wunderkammer will show the talented group once again pushing their body to extremes.

A similarly unconventional performance Germinal has four actors using mixers, microphones and the stage to produce a sense thrilling performance.

Audiences who prefer simple acting and stage works can enjoy classical theatre performances, which will also take place throughout the two-and-a-half weeks.

Plays such as the Neutral Hero which has been listed as must-see by the New York Times are on show, while the Hanging Gardens Frank McGuinness’ first new play in 14 years is also receiving a lot of attention..

In honour of The Gathering 2013 Trinity College has joined with the festival for a symposium on the art of theatre entitled Voyage and Return. This will take place on the 28 September and will consist of morning seminars and afternoon events.

During the 18 days there will also be a festival club at Odessa in Dame Court. Ticket holders have free admission to the Odessa and a discount at the bar if they present their tickets from the festival.

 

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