Tuesday, October 8 – Monday, October 14, 2019
The Dublin Theatre Festival tour enrollment has closed; but the fun is just beginning for the 20 theater lovers on the tour!
The six performances we are seeing are:
The Gate Theatre: The Beacon by Nancy Harris
Peacock Theatre: Redemption Falls adapted from the novel by Joseph O’ Conner
Lyric Theatre: Playboy of the Western World by John Millington Synge
Abbey Theatre: Last Orders at the Dockside by Dermot Bolger
Gaiety Theatre: Asking For It adapted from Louise O’Neill’s novel by Meadhbh McHugh in collaboration with Annabelle Comyn, director
O’Reilly Theatre: Sopro by Tiago Rodrigue
We will be talking to several guest artists from these shows led by at the one and only extraordinaire artistic guide, Michael Paller (former dramaturg at ACT).
From our quaint hotel located in the city center, we will explore Dublin with James Hickson on a guided walking tour and exploring Belfast on a day trip where we will tour the city and then see Playboy of the Western World at the Lyric Theatre.
Our restaurants are set: The Unicorn, Peploe’s, Mr. Fox and Talbot’s 101 – all my favorites plus they are walking distance to the theaters and our hotel. Tourees will have an opportunity to choose their own restaurant on two nights from the many many fine establishments in our neighborhood. A high tea is planned for one afternoon and one lunch is in Belfast!
And then there is shopping! I had to buy an additional suitcase last year – so I’m bringing it empty this time. There are a great many shops with beautiful Irish crafts – chocolates – woolens and linen – jewelry – and unexpected treasures to be found in this city.
Dublin is a treasure trove of delights. If you missed this year’s tour, check your calendar for next year’s tour scheduled for September 29-October 5th.
Don’t miss the Dublin Theatre Festival Tour in 2020!
See you soon on tour!