The eighteen day Dublin Theatre Festival is currently in full swing. The festival first staged in 1957, has a long history and is Europe’s longest running specialist theatre festival. An annual event, the festival brings world class performers to Dublin providing a platform to showcase the best in Irish theatre performances.
The festival opened on the 25th with the Irish premiere of Berlin’s Schaubuhne Theatre’s production of “Hamlet”. Filled with blood, sweat and plenty tears the exciting German language performance is nearly three hours long.
Throughout the eighteen day festival, several performances are due to take place in venues across the city. The festival incorporates theatre, music, dance and family events as well as talks, discussions, showcases and artist development programmes. An ideal way to spend an Ireland Vacation, the renowned theatre festival also includes classic drama by world-renowned companies and artists from home and abroad.
According to Willie White, Festival Director; “I always say the Dublin Theatre Festival is a bit like Electric Picnic, there is something for everyone. You can dip in and out, you don’t have to be a hardcore theatre goer or critic to enjoy a good show. Have fun, suss out what’s going on and enjoy it”.
With Dublin recently voted as the second friendliest urban destination in the world by Rough Guides, a trip to Ireland and its capital city Dublin is sure to be on the list for many visitors to the emerald Isle.