Kilkenny Arts Festival 10th - 19th August 2012 - theatre dance

By: Kilkenny Arts  05/12/2011
Keywords: Arts Festival, Through The Eyes

Beowulf - A Thousand Years of Baggage

New York ensemble Banana Bag & Bodice bring you a riotous, raw and rowdy retelling of this ancient tale, set to the rhythms of an explosive seven-piece band

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Fri 5th Aug - Sun 14th Aug

Acclaimed Cork-based theatre company Corcadorca presents an intimate show staged in a real apartment and starring IFTA-winning actress Eileen Walsh.

Tabernacle

Fearghus Ó Conchúir, one of Ireland’s leading independent choreographers, presents an exciting new dance piece that takes a thoughtful look at changing attitudes to religion

anybody waitin’?

Mon 8th Aug - Sun 14th Aug

ponydance are back, and this time they’re free! Join these incorrigible flirts on their quest through the streets of Kilkenny to find a man

The Big Deal

Una McKevitt returns to Kilkenny with the extraordinary real-life story of two women who knew from a very young age that they were born into the wrong bodies

Title & Deed

Gare St Lazare Players Ireland are back with the world premiere of Title and Deed, a new piece specially-written for the company by acclaimed American playwright Will Eno

Holy Mary

A magical and hilarious new play by Eoin Colfer, bestselling author of the Artemis Fowl series, that takes an honest look at life through the eyes of eight-year-old Majella Barnes

Body Duet

John Scott’s Irish Modern Dance Theatre presents an energy-packed performance featuring two outstanding dancers

Beowulf - A Thousand Years of Baggage

New York ensemble Banana Bag & Bodice bring you a riotous, raw and rowdy retelling of this ancient tale, set to the rhythms of an explosive seven-piece band

Request Programme

Fri 5th Aug - Sun 14th Aug

Acclaimed Cork-based theatre company Corcadorca presents an intimate show staged in a real apartment and starring IFTA-winning actress Eileen Walsh.

Tabernacle

Fearghus Ó Conchúir, one of Ireland’s leading independent choreographers, presents an exciting new dance piece that takes a thoughtful look at changing attitudes to religion

anybody waitin’?

Mon 8th Aug - Sun 14th Aug

ponydance are back, and this time they’re free! Join these incorrigible flirts on their quest through the streets of Kilkenny to find a man

The Big Deal

Una McKevitt returns to Kilkenny with the extraordinary real-life story of two women who knew from a very young age that they were born into the wrong bodies

Title & Deed

Gare St Lazare Players Ireland are back with the world premiere of Title and Deed, a new piece specially-written for the company by acclaimed American playwright Will Eno

Holy Mary

A magical and hilarious new play by Eoin Colfer, bestselling author of the Artemis Fowl series, that takes an honest look at life through the eyes of eight-year-old Majella Barnes

Body Duet

John Scott’s Irish Modern Dance Theatre presents an energy-packed performance featuring two outstanding dancers

anybody waitin’?

Mon 8th Aug - Sun 14th Aug

ponydance are back, and this time they’re free! Join these incorrigible flirts on their quest through the streets of Kilkenny to find a man

Beowulf - A Thousand Years of Baggage

New York ensemble Banana Bag & Bodice bring you a riotous, raw and rowdy retelling of this ancient tale, set to the rhythms of an explosive seven-piece band

Body Duet

John Scott’s Irish Modern Dance Theatre presents an energy-packed performance featuring two outstanding dancers

Holy Mary

A magical and hilarious new play by Eoin Colfer, bestselling author of the Artemis Fowl series, that takes an honest look at life through the eyes of eight-year-old Majella Barnes

Request Programme

Fri 5th Aug - Sun 14th Aug

Acclaimed Cork-based theatre company Corcadorca presents an intimate show staged in a real apartment and starring IFTA-winning actress Eileen Walsh.

Tabernacle

Fearghus Ó Conchúir, one of Ireland’s leading independent choreographers, presents an exciting new dance piece that takes a thoughtful look at changing attitudes to religion

The Big Deal

Una McKevitt returns to Kilkenny with the extraordinary real-life story of two women who knew from a very young age that they were born into the wrong bodies

Title & Deed

Gare St Lazare Players Ireland are back with the world premiere of Title and Deed, a new piece specially-written for the company by acclaimed American playwright Will Eno

Keywords: Arts Festival, Through The Eyes

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