Magician King as part of Festival+ events at Dublin Theatre Festival
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4 scenes from the life of jesus investigates the historical and social links between religion, mental illness and creativity by reimagining key scenes from the New Testament as events in a modern context.
Exploring the issue of paradigm change in relation to mental health and spirituality in Ireland, 4 scenes from the life of jesus interrogates attitudes to mental illness and definitions of delusion through music and performance and asks, ‘Is the process of performance an engagement with delusion?’ and ‘What are the links between creativity and ‘madness’?’
Dublin Theatre Festival is committed to supporting Irish artists in creating ambitious and high-quality new work. Our In Development programme offers theatre-makers a platform to stage their works-in-progress for Irish and international audiences and theatre presenters. Audiences will have an opportunity to see pieces at a critical phase in their development, while artists, writers and directors will use the space to try out new ideas.
Past In Development presentations have gone on to enjoy successful productions as part of Dublin Theatre Festival and have toured at home and abroad to acclaim.
Composed and Directed by Seán Millar
Produced and Researched by Sinéad O’Loughlin
Performed by Pom Boyd, Raymond Keane and Neil Watkins
Video Design by Dan Keane
Sound Design by Jack Cawley
Funded through an Arts Council Theatre Project Award.