70th Ulster Drama Festival - In the Shadow of the Glen (reimagined)

In the Shadow of the Glen (reimagined) by Sean Treanor (after J M Synge) performed by Newpoint Players.

In 2005 Newpoint Players had the honour of performing a version of Synge's In the Shadow of the Glen as part of the Abbey Theatre Dublin's Centennial celebrations. The play was one of the four short plays which opened the Abbey one hundred years before. Newpoint director Sean Treanor has long wished to revisit this classic piece of Irish theatre and develop some of the ideas and themes found in Synge's piece. As Synge himself noted in his introduction, there is a poetry in the language of the native people. This makes the piece suitable for a slightly formalised, almost dance performance style, which leaves the piece in a magical space between the real and the dream world.

Adjudicator Paul Brennan ADA.

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Dates and times

This event finished on 24 April 2024.

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