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8 - 14 Jan 2017 The Fairy Queen Royal Irish Academy of Music
4 February 2017 Secrets of My Soul ActorVision


Henry Purcell: The Fairy Queen


Sun 8 January (Preview), Tues 10, Weds 11 & Fri 13 January at 7.30pm; Sat 14 January at 4pm

Note: on Sunday 8 January, the College Green entrance to Trinity College closes at 6pm. Alternative entrances are Nassau St (Arts Building) and Lincoln Place.


Written in 1692 as a semi-opera recreating Shakespeare's enchanting comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream, Purcell's The Fairy Queen comprises some of the most beautiful vocal music ever written in the English language. Filled with even more fairies and mythical creatures than Shakespeare's original, Purcell's engaging opera is a sensual, almost decadent celebration - for, as the libretto claims, "one charming night gives more delight than a hundred lucky days".

A magical celebration of life by students of the Royal Irish Academy of Music and IADT Dun Laoghaire.
Conor Hanratty, director
David Adams, conductor

Presented in collaboration with Design for Stage and Screen, IADT Dun Laoghaire.

Duration: 2 hrs 15 mins (including a 15 min interval)


Euro 25, 20 conc; Preview (Sun 8 Jan) Euro 18, 12 conc


In advance, tickets must be booked online at Tickets may also be available on the door from the Samuel Beckett Theatre Box Office (01 - 896 2461) from 4pm on days of performance.


Secrets of My Soul


Sat 4 February 2016 at 7.30pm




Nina Thereza Mendes


Consumed by the destruction of reality, a band of lost souls struggle to find direction in a drowning world of temptation and desire.

The magnetic lure of lust, greed, betrayal, and love pierce each soul's conscience as they walk along a wire, balancing between hope and despair.

Secrets of My Soul is a beautifully crafted piece of theatre by Brazilian director, Nina Thereza Mendes, using actors trained by her own ‘cross emotion’ technique, and incorporating live music and video projection with stage performance. The play is produced by ActorsVision through its Cross Emotion Studio programme.


Euro 15, 10 conc


In advance, tickets may be booked online. Tickets may also be available on the door from 4pm on the day of performance.


Last updated 7 January 2017 by Francis Thackaberry (Email).