19th-21st in Letterkenny and 23rd and 24th in Greencastle (with the ferry crossing)
An Grianán Theatre (Ire) and Parrabbola Theatre Company (UK) present Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale. This will be a large scale, immersive production to be performed in outdoor locations in Donegal and Derry, crossing the borders, the traditions and the waters of the North West.
Two Kingdoms, Sicilia and Bohemia divided by an ocean; two kings, raised together, but at odds over the love of a woman; lost princes, prison sentences, tragic deaths, bears and ocean voyages, and finally, a mysterious and magical ending that reconciles the kingdoms; It is a problem play, a text with multiple personalities, but ultimately it explores conflict, reconciliation and borders. It is Shakespeare’s Brexit masterpiece.
Shaking the Tale is part of Shaking the Walls, a project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. The project is led by Gdański Teatr Szekspirowski (Poland), the other partners are Parrabbola (UK), Cooltour Ostrava (Czech Republic) and Ratatam (Iceland). As well as Creative Europe, our co-funders for Shaking the Tale include the Donegal County Council, Arts Council of Ireland and the Earagail Arts Festival.