Grad Play 2020
Tuesday, October 27th, 2020 at 3:32 pm | News & Events
The Gaiety School of Acting Class of 2020 Presents Decameron Tales
The year is 1353, and the setting, an opulent Italian villa. Giovanni Boccaccio’s young men and women of The Decameron distract themselves from the encroaching plague and stave off the boredom of quarantine by weaving tales of terror, triumph and titillation.
A mere 700 years later the Gaiety School of Acting class of 2020, distracting themselves from the encroaching plague and staving off the boredom of quarantine, bring you a reworked, revamped radio version of some of these 14th Century novellas – Decameron Tales.
To be released episodically on Spotify and ACast from November 3rd, this podcast will whisk you into its flamboyant tales of love and subterfuge, before landing you gently in its poetic pillows of heartbreak.
Rewritten and adapted by the GSA class of 2020 and Clare Maguire who also directs and Sound Design, Recording & Mixing by Thomas Donoghue, Decameron Tales is the rollicking riot of colour, fun and escapism that you’re in desperate need of this winter.
Cast and Credits
Director Clare Maguire Sound Design, Editing and Mixing Thomas Donoghue
Video & Photography Thom McDermott
Costume Design Dearbhla O’Beirne
Lighting Design Shane Gill
Voice Coach Russell Smith
Movement and Choreography Libby Seward
Dramaturg Maureen White
Production Manager and Covid Compliance Officer Sinead Purcell
Stage Manager Ciara Gallagher
Lauretta Dara Keegan
Valentina Gwenaëlle Gillet
Emilia Fiona Bergin
Elisa Dympna Heffernan
Stefano Christopher O’Sullivan
Filostrato Matt Lenehan
Filomena Emma Parsons
Panfilo Darragh Gilhooly
Lisabetta Sidonie Welton
Neifile Grace Keelin
Dioneo Goja Gojevic
Fiammetta Lisa Murphy
Pampinea Eimear Mullen-Frew
Federigo Aidan Stevens
Lorenzo David Peic
Giovanni Louis Kehoe