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‘The Dead’ at Opera House 10/02/17

| February 10, 2017
Wexford Opera House

Wexford Opera House

Following a sold-out run at Dublin’s Project Arts Centre in December 2015, an award-winning adaptation of the iconic James Joyce story The Dead is reaching out to new audiences when it comes to Wexford as part of a national tour.

The emotion and melodies of Joyce’s beautiful story are captured in a stage version that is by turns theatrical, hilarious and tragic. Four singers accompanied by a string quartet conjure all the humour and heartbreak of a family gathering on a snowy night in Dublin, in an acclaimed production that takes us on a journey exploring life, love and death.

The cast of The Dead features some of Ireland’s most exciting talent including Clare Barrett, Kate Gilmore, Ruth McGill and baritone Rory Musgrave.

Acclaimed Irish composer Ellen Cranitch (Lyric FM) and award-winning playwright Tom Swift have created a vivid musical telling of one of the greatest short stories ever written. Presented by one of Ireland’s best-loved theatre companies, award-winning The Performance Corporation and acclaimed theatre producer Breda Cashe, The Dead is skilfully directed by Jo Mangan, in this beautiful version of Joyce’s masterpiece.

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