TheEmergencyRoom and Galway International Arts Festival in association with Cusack Projects Limited present
Matinee Saturday 31 January 3.00pm
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Matinee on-the day tickets: €20
the voice of the river
in James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake
adapted and performed by Olwen Fouéré
Fresh from its international success at the National Theatre London, Traverse Theatre Edinburgh, Brooklyn Academy of Music New York and Princeton University, riverrun returns to Project Arts Centre.
One of Ireland’s leading theatre-makers, Olwen Fouéré has been intrigued by James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake for many years. Inspired by the extraordinary musicality of the text, she has created this powerful new adaptation of Joyce’s famous ‘book of the night’.
A force of constant renewal, the river ‘Life’, Anna Livia Plurabelle, ALP, becomes a universal call to wake up, surrender the past and confront the betrayals that might lie at the heart of our histories. Together with an exciting creative team, rivverrun will give audiences an opportunity to witness Fouéré’s unique approach to Joyce’s extraordinary ‘sound-dance’.
Praise for riverrun
★★★★★ “A breathtaking performance of unforgettable intensity, beauty and power.” The Scotsman
★★★★★ “This most singular of performers becomes a force of nature in a thing of beguiling and transformative beauty.” Herald Scotland
★★★★ “Amazing. Electrifying and entertaining.” The Times
★★★★ “Fouéré’s bold, funny and eloquent drama might just be life-changing.” The Telegraph
★★★★ “A performance as single-minded as Joyce’s, an inexorable rush of thought and idea, full of mystery and marvel.” The Observer
Awards for riverrun
Olwen Fouéré, Winner, Herald Archangel at Edinburgh Festivals, 2014
Olwen Fouéré, Winner, Excellence in Acting, The Stage Awards, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 2014
Alma Kelliher, Winner, Best Sound Design, Irish Times Theatre Awards, 2013
Stephen Dodd, Nominated for Best Lighting Design, Irish Times Theatre Awards, 2013
Olwen Fouéré, Nominated for Best Actress, Irish Times Theatre Awards, 2013
This project was funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and Dublin City Council with production support from Rough Magic.
Adapted, Directed and Performed by Olwen Fouéré
Co-Directed by Kellie Hughes
Sound Design and Composition by Alma Kelliher
Lighting Design by Stephen Dodd
Costume Design by Monica Frawley