From Shakespeare to Sheeran, Culture Ireland GB18 Events Cross Country
These Rooms a hit in London
"Powerful and poignant” (The Stage)
"This riveting work shines some light into the darkness” (Spy in the Stalls)
"Superbly done…a fitting memorial, and an unforgettable one" (WhatsOnStage)
"A fantastic experience” (A Younger Theatre)
The U.K. premiere of CoisCeim Dance Theatre and ANU Productions’ These Rooms—a highlight of the Culture Ireland GB18 programme—is getting rave reviews from audiences and critics alike in London.
The “spellbinding” (Sunday Business Post) “boldly theatrical” (The Guardian) work, that The Irish Times gave five stars to when it premiered at the 2016 Dublin Theatre Festival, opened last week at the London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT). Over 1000 people will have seen this immersive experience over the 33 shows and this is the first time that an Irish work has been seen at LIFT in 27 years.
Co-commissioned by LIFT as a central part of Britain’s 14-18 NOW Commemorations, These Rooms marks the first time in over twenty years that an Irish company has presented at LIFT.
GB18 Continues Around The Country
Other Culture Ireland’s GB18 events this month include musician Dónal Lunny and the Atlantic Arc Orchestra performing Thursday June 14 in Cardiff. Meanwhile visual artist Eve Parnell is exhibiting at both the Royal Academy Summer Show in London and at Hall’s Croft—the former home of William Shakespeare—in Stratford-Upon-Avon.
Next Tuesday June 19th, the London Irish Center will host an intimate concert with Ed Sheeran at its Camden premises. All proceeds from this concert will support the charity’s programming. Culture Ireland is delighted to support the special evening, which will also feature Irish artists Stephen James Smith, Loah, Lisa Hannigan, Eimear McGowan and Andy Irvine. More details here.
Image credit: Una Kavangah in These Rooms, Anu Productions and CoisCéim Dance Theatre, 2016 (Photo by Pat Redmond)