King Lear

The Gaiety School of Acting – The National Theatre School of Ireland is offering Leaving Cert. students a unique opportunity.

The Gaiety School of Acting is delighted to launch our 2017 production of King Lear. This production will travel to Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin, Firkin Crane, Cork and The Dean Crowe Theatre, Athlone from the 23rd of October to the 1st December.

This is the 5th year of our Shakespeare Schools programme and in 2016 we performed Hamlet for almost 6500 students from 130 schools. This means that almost 1 in every 9 students sitting their leaving Certificate English exams in June will have seen our production. We are excited to once again provide students with the opportunity to see Shakespeare’s work live. 

Student tickets are €17 with all teachers tickets complimentary. Included in the ticket price is the following:

  • Traditional Production of King Lear (1.5 Hours).
  • Workshop (1 Hour) with a chance to engage with some of the cast about questions on the Leaving Cert, including relationships, characters and themes
  • Student Workbook with information on General Vision and Viewpoint, Social Settings, Characters and Theatrical information.
  • Pre show video for your students which will introduce them to the play, its literary genre and the cultural context.

Dates

Dean CroweAthlone24th-27th October 2017

Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin6th-10th November 2017

Firkin Crane, Cork City13th-17th November 2017

Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin: 27th November – 1st December 2017

Tickets: € 17 (Teachers complimentary)

Booking info: shakespeare@gaietyschool.com

For programme queries or to speak directly to the Programme Coordinator contact The Gaiety School of Acting on 01 6799277

Check us out on Facebook and Twitter and see News2day’s feature on last year’s production here.

Testimonials

“A fabulous show – My students and I really enjoyed it – this will really help them in their appreciation of the play. We look forward to future productions.”
Gemma Moran, Terence MacSwiney Community College, Cork
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“Most enjoyable. It was an excellent production.”
Maura Connelly, Roscommon Community College
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“Our students have thoroughly enjoyed attending the performances.”
Catherina Cullen, Coolmine Community School

PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

  • A €30 non-refundable Admin Charge is required on Booking (This is deducted from the total cost)
  • The remainder 25% deposit is required to secure seats within 2 weeks. This is non-refundable.

  • Outstanding balance must be paid by Friday 29th Sept.

  • No booking is final until full payment has been received by The Gaiety School of Acting

  • Once purchased, tickets cannot be refunded.

  • Tickets may be exchanged for another performance subject to availability.

  • Management reserve the right to cancel any performance without prior notice. In this event, tickets may be exchanged or refunded in full.

  • Management reserve the right to make essential changes to cast or programme without prior notice.

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