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The 54th Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival

September 29th –October 16th, 2011

The 54th Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival will run from September 29th – October 16th, 2011 and will include 28 shows in 25 venues, running over 18 days proving once again that Dublin loves Drama.

Each year the Festival gives audiences the opportunity to see many world class shows and enjoy unique Festival experiences as well retaining a commitment to supporting new Irish theatre. 2011 is no exception and features a wealth of exciting international and Irish work. Opening the Festival in the Gaiety Theatre is the spellbinding and breathtaking Donka, A letter to Chekhov, a dazzling feat of aerial acrobatics, multi-media illusion and circus magic.

Kneehigh, renowned for being one of the most innovative theatre companies in the world is set to take Dublin by storm with their brand new show, The Wild Bride. A grown up romance for brave children and adults alike, it has just opened in Cornwall to rave reviews!

Renowned choreographer Michael Keegan Dolan (Fabulous Beast) who wowed audiences in the past with Giselle and The Bull, and leading musician Liam Ó Maonlaí, unite with seven dancers from around the world and six of Ireland’s top traditional musicians to explore contemporary Ireland in this unique theatrical event inspired by the seminal Séan O’Riada performance O’Riada sa Gaiety. Rough Magic is back with the fantastical new version of the epic Peer Gynt, revised by Arthur Riordan, writer of the 2004 hit Improbable Frequency. This fast and funny tale of a boy who never grew up is told with Rough Magic’s trademark theatrical wit and features live music from the exceptional Tarab.

These are only 4 shows out of 28 that are part of one of the most exciting Festivals to date! The 2011 programme also includes a bumper amount of Special Events, panel discussions, talks, exclusive showcases, artist development programmes, and workshops just to name a few!

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