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5th May - 6th May | 20:00 -

The House of Bernardó Alba at The Black Box Theatre

Town Hall Theatre & Galway Theatre Festival present The House of Bernardó Alba to The Black Box Theatre.

Ériu’s production of ‘The House of Bernardó Alba’ will bring contemporary Irish music, theatre and dance to bear on Lorca’s original script. Drawing from shared historical and cultural links between Ireland and Spain, including the ways in which gender and domesticity were given meaning by a dominant Catholic political culture, Ériu explores the fertile ground for creative expression in the interstices of the two cultures.

Using a Queer lens, the male players acquire some of the traditionally female roles to explore the play’s themes of subservience, coercive power and complicity through channelling their personal experiences from across the spectrum of human sexual and gender identity.

Key aspects of Iberian dance culture are drawn upon to excavate shared modes of creative expression through dance.

Maria Josefa – John FitzGerald
Bernardó Alba – Breandán de Gallaí
Poncia – Laura Lundy
Prudencius & Servant – MacDarragh FitzPatrick
Augustias – Shannon Burke
Magdalena (Pepe) – James Greenan
Amelia – Caoimhe Ennis
Mantirio – Sarah Fennell
Adeló – Odhrán McLaughlin

The score is being created by internationally acclaimed composer Natasa Paulberg

Photo courtesy Ellie Byrne Promotions

Event Date
5th May 2023 - 6th May 2023
Event Time
20:00 -
Event Category Venue
Black Box Theatre
Event Address
Dyke Rd,
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