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The Smock Alley Theatre: Cirque des Reves

Yet again The Smock Alley Theatre‘s Boys’ School has been blessed with an incredible performance!

Hallowe’en is just around the corner. But the theatre makers of Dublin are already celebrating and who could blame them? Especially if they invite you to deepen inside what is one of the most Celtic of holidays – Samhain. The season of witches and wizards, vampires, zombies and the likes have officially started. Dare not to join in!

And Sickle Moon Productions together with Illustrated Productions are the first ones to raise the curtain. Katie McCann, Clodagh Mooney Duggan, Finbar Doyle and Kevin C Olohan have got something very special for you this October: Cirque Des Reves, which opened with a sold out preview yesterday.

This very atmospheric performance with moments of the good old story-telling invites us to witness the story of Poppy Parker. Poppy was once a girl just like you and me. But she got tired of her normal, dull life and decided to run away with the circus. Entertaining shows, flashing lights, enchanting music and lucrative illusions, the never ending fun, a new place and new people every day… Her life will never be the same anymore, thought Poppy. Cirque des Reves came to town for three days only and Poppy made sure not to miss a single performance. Wandering around in between the acts, Poppy gets the attention of one of the brothers who owns the circus. Poppy’s dream may come true sooner than she expected… But little does she know that you can join the circus, but you can never leave.

This magic performance straight away steals you from the reality into the world of the Victorian circus. The poetic language, elaborated set, wonderful authentic costumes and beautifully fleshed out characters make Cirque des Reves, so magnificent and enjoyable. No doubt, this play will enchant both the older and the younger.

Katie McCann, the writer of the piece, has an already proven talent not only for playwriting, but also for performing. Watching her and her fellow actors, the three of them are fast rising Irish theatre makers, on stage is such a pleasure to the eye. Another compliment also goes to Jeda de Brí, who directed this production.

Shall you run away with this circus this Hallowe’en? Do it if you dare! For one week only! For more info or to book tickets, as per usual: http://smockalley.com/cirque-des-reves/

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