Gate Theatre, Dublin | 4 – 14 September, 12 Performances only✭✭✭✭The Guardian ✭✭✭✭The Irish Times ✭✭✭✭The Irish Examiner
Galway International Arts Festival is delighted to announce that Incantata, a GIAF and Jen Coppinger production, will tour to Dublin’s Gate Theatre in September 2019. Written by one of Ireland’s most revered writers, the New York based, Pulitzer Prize-winning Paul Muldoon, Incantata is interpreted for the stage by Stanley Townsend and Sam Yates. It will run at the Gate Theatre from 4 - 14 September.
Incantata premiered to great acclaim at the 2018 Galway International Arts Festival. In a ✭✭✭✭ four-star review, The Guardian said Incantata was “a celebration of the ways 'art can be made' from pain'’, and the Sunday Independent described it as “a monumental collaboration so perfect.”
Starring one of Ireland's leading actors, Stanley Townsend’s tour-de-force performance was hailed as ‘electrifying’, ‘amazing’ and ‘compelling’. Directed by the award-winning Sam Yates, recently Olivier-nominated for The Phlebotomist in London’s Hampstead Theatre, Paul Muldoon’s script is full of feeling and depth about two people in love, the times they shared together and the grief that comes after loss.
The ‘stunning’, highly visual production is directed by Sam Yates, designed by Rosanna Vize with video design by Jack Phelan. Incantata features a haunting and stunning score by the composer Teho Teardo, lighting design is by Paul Keogan with sound design by Sinéad Diskin.
Galway International Arts Festival has a rich tradition of producing captivating and engaging work, which premieres at the Festival and goes on to tour nationally and internationally. In recent years, GIAF has toured productions to Dublin (Grief is the Thing with Feathers, Ballyturk, riverrun) and toured internationally to London, New York, Edinburgh, Chicago, Adelaide, Sydney, Hong Kong, Washington and Prague.
Incantata marks the second tour for GIAF this year following the huge success of Enda Walsh’s Rooms series at The Barbican in London last month.
Tickets to Incantata’s September 2019 run at the Gate Theatre can be purchased here.