Garter Lane Arts Centre presents, in association with Everyman Palace Cork and Project Arts Centre

Theatre

DREAMLAND

Dates: 04 Mar - 08 Mar

Show Time: 8.00pm

Tickets: €20 - €18 (All tickets 3 March just €14!)

June 1934, a rural pub in a village on the south coast of Ireland. Returned Yank, Johnny Kinnane has eight hours to salvage the rapidly decaying carcass of a sixty foot whale. General Eoin O’Duffy plans to attend the Blueshirt Dance in the Parish Hall while a 16 year old would-be jockey dreams of victory in the Cemetery Sunday Races and a Jewish refugee with a cello and a clapped-out truck sets out to make a new life for himself and his daughter. An electricity generating bicycle, an open air jazz dance and a daring triumph of the imagination in a climate of communal hysteria – these are just some of the elements which combine to form Jim Nolan’s new play, Dreamland. Set in rural Ireland in 1934, the play tells the story of the journey from boy to man against the backdrop of the rise of fascism in Ireland.

Jim Nolan is a playwright and theatre director, a founder member and former Artistic Director of Red Kettle Theatre Company and a former Writer in Association at the Abbey Theatre. His plays, including Moonshine, The Salvage Shop and Brighton, have been presented throughout Ireland, in the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada and he has worked as a writer and director with some of Ireland’s leading theatre companies. With the support of the Arts Council and Waterford City Council, he is currently Theatre Artist in Residence at Garter Lane Arts Centre. He is a member of Aosdána and his plays are published by Gallery Press.

The
Big, Bold
Book Now
Button

Click for instant happiness.

Call the Box Office:

+353 1 8819 613

Written and Directed by Jim Nolan

Lighting Design by Barry McKinney

Set Design by Dermot Quinn

Costume Design by Kate Moylan

Sound Design by Jamie Beamish

Choreography by Libby Seward

Cast includes Holly Browne, Brendan Conroy, Conall Keating, Des Keogh, Michael Power, Michael Quinlan, Karl Shiels and Catherine Walsh

Last From the Newsroom

2019/20 Season at Project Arts Centre

Welcome to a brand new season of theatre, dance, performance and visual art at Project Arts Centre. We can’t wait for you to experience some of the many exhilarating, thought provoking and fun events and collaborations we’ve assembled for you throughout the 2019/20 season.  We’ll be announcing more works for the season in the coming months, but in the meantime, we have over 40 productions, events and exhibitions for you to experience. This year we have approached our programme in a new way.  We want to take you beyond a list of events and instead put an equal focus on…

Read More

Open Call: Future Forecast Curator

Project Arts Centre is powered by creative ideas, critical thinking and debate. Artists and audiences are often first to forecast the future – for good and for ill. As we look to our future in an uncertain world, which is leaning towards populism, tokenism, and right wing conservative politics, we want to engage in a conversation about contemporary Ireland and the arts. We want to peel back the skin to see how artists are faring and examine the ways in which our arts community can reflect, mediate, challenge and shape our collective fate. Where does our future lie? As part…

Read More
Visit the Newsroom