Performance The Performance Corporation and Breda Cashe in association with Project Arts Centre present


  • 08 December 2015-12 December 2015 8.00pm
  • Tickets €13.50 - € 22

Preview: 8 December
Dates: 9 – 12 December
Matinee: 12 December 3.00pm

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Full Price: €22
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The Dead, an opera based on The Dead by James Joyce

James Joyce’s best-loved short story The Dead is given a thrilling new operatic treatment.

This new version taps into the deep vein of musical references running through original story, taking us on journey exploring life, love and death.

Acclaimed Irish composer Ellen Cranitch and award-winning playwright Tom Swift have created a pared back musical telling of Joyce’s classic story that is by turns theatrical, hilarious and tragic.

Directed by Jo Mangan, four singers accompanied by a string quartet conjure the atmosphere of a Christmas party inhabited by Joyce’s vibrant characters.

Listen to a track from The Dead. performed by Ruth McGill here.


Running time: 70 min

Post-Show Discussion: Thursday 10 December in association with the James Joyce Centre


The Dead, an opera based on The Dead by James Joyce

Produced by The Performance Corporation and Breda Cashe

Music by Ellen Cranitch

Libretto by Tom Swift

Directed by Jo Mangan

Design by Niamh Lunny

Cast: Clare Barrett, Lisa Lambe, Ruth McGill, Rory Musgrave


Supported by the Arts Council, Culture Ireland, Project Arts Centre and Kildare County Council


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