Cyclone Rep presents The Shakespeare Sessions

The Shakespeare Sessions
Thu 24Fri 25 Jan 2019


€15/ Teachers and SNA's free


9.45am & 1pm

The Shakespeare Sessions are entertaining and engaging student-centered performances of Shakespeare texts. Each performance includes a scholarly review clarifying the main themes as well as discussions with the students and the opportunity to participate. Cyclone Rep's Shakespeare Sessions will guide Junior Cert and Leaving Cert learners in their understanding of The Bard's masterpieces. Cyclone Rep is delighted to come once again to The Source Arts Centre this year with four different offerings: The Hamlet Session – Cyclone Rep’s Hamlet Session takes a fresh look at Hamlet and asks does Hamlet actually go mad or is it an elaborate strategy?, The Macbeth Session - Come and solve the puzzle that is Macbeth! The mystery and magic of The Scottish Play as you’ve never seen it before!, The Romeo & Juliet Session - modern performers are directed on stage by the bard himself whose 16th century attitudes and demeanor clash with today's: arguments, discussion and enlightenment ensue; and The Merchant Session - the most interactive of Cyclone Rep's shows, with an entertaining and informative synthesis of analysis and performance, highlighting what a fine comedy it is.
For more details about each specific show, please visit our website:

Actors engage directly with the student through: audience participation; discussion of main themes within the play, characters, plotline; and a Q&A section.

To avoid disappointment book early as tickets are selling fast! Please see show listings below:

• Thu, 24/01/19 – Hamlet  – 9.45am
• Thu, 24/01/19 – Macbeth –
• Fri, 25/01/19 –  Merchant of Venice  – 9.45am
• Fri, 25/01/19 – Romeo & Juliet –

(Running time 2 hours, no interval)

PLEASE NOTE ; Booking ONLY Through Cyclone Rep on 021 235 5356.

Special access and wheelchair users please inform the box office when you are booking that you may need accessibility seating. T:0504 90204.

The Macbeth Session: “As usual always brilliant, lovely, mix of Insightful analysis of major themes, great craic, serious actors, keep it up!” - John Galvin, Clare Teacher

The Romeo & Juliet Session: “Fantastic performance which brought 'Romeo & Juliet' to life for young people”. – Nicola Crowley, Cork Teacher.

The Merchant Session: “An excellent engaging production. The students really loved the interactive elements and the use of humour made it very accessible. We'll be back again!” – Niamh Mc Grath, Limerick

The Hamlet Session (2016): “The acting was top class, really demonstrating the power of live theatre and the breaks really helped to bring through themes and explain the story line”. – Michael Dillon, Galway Teacher.

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