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.
Dean Crowe, Athlone: 24th-27th October 2017
Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin: 6th-10th November 2017
Firkin Crane, Cork City: 13th-17th November 2017
Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin: 27th November – 1st December 2017