Runaway Success set for Star-studded Woyzeck in Winter
July 11 2017

Runaway Success set for Star-studded Woyzeck in Winter

Bringing together some of the finest acting talent in the country, the world premiere of the extraordinary Woyzeck in Winter will be the largest production that GIAF has ever hosted.

With a breath-taking set of over 100 broken pianos, and a world-class cast, Woyzeck in Winter tells the story of a man driven to revenge when he discovers his mistress has been unfaithful. A play about passion, love and jealousy with an amazing cast, stunning music, and songs sung by the likes of Camille O’Sullivan and Rosaleen Linehan, this show is set to be a runaway success.

Star-Studded Woyzeck in Winter

The Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival co-production’s phenomenal Irish star cast includes some of the country’s top actors: Patrick O’Kane, who recently starred opposite Juliette Binoche in Antigone, appeared in War Horse in London’s West End, and on TV in Game of Thrones. Internationally-renowned musician, singer and actress Camille O’Sullivan, Stephen Brennan (award-winning actor whose career has been closely associated with the Gate Theatre), Peter Coonan (of Love/Hate fame, and recently seen in A View From the Bridge at the Gate Theatre), Actress and singer, Susannah De Wrixon (The Clinic, Fair City, Ballykissangel), Rory Nolan, known for his much-loved performances as Ross O’Carroll Kelly & Druid Theatre Ensemble member, Shane O'Reilly, recently seen in Private Lives at The Gate Theatre; World-leading Beckett performer, Barry McGovern (Game of Thrones; Braveheart; Far and Away; Waiting for Godot; The Tudors) and renowned actor and comedian Rosaleen Linehan.

Spine-tingling Woyzeck in Winter Performances

Returning to the stage after a lengthy hiatus, Rosaleen’s illustrious career has included many memorable moments on stage and screen including her role in Dancing at Lughnasa, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award on Broadway.  This production will see Rosaleen share the stage with her son, Conor Linehan, the musical director of the piece, who will perform live at each performance. The show opens with Rosaleen’s spine-tingling rendition of The Hurdy-Gurdy Man.

The show runs from 13 - 23 July (previews 13 - 16 July) at the Black Box Theatre, Galway as part Galway International Arts Festival. The show will then go on to play Barbican Theatre, London (co-commissioners of Woyzeck in Winter) in September 2017 and the Gaiety Theatre as part of Dublin Theatre Festival in October.

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