Siren Productions presents



Dates: 23 Jan - 15 Feb

Show Time: 8.00pm

Tickets: €25 - €22 (LAST WEEK - Must end 15 February!)

What if .. the star-cross’d lovers had lived and loved?

Two of Ireland’s most prolific and daring actors star in the Irish Premiere of a remaking of one of the most celebrated romances of all time.  With Olwen Fouéré as JULIET and Owen Roe as ROMEO, this new and exciting Siren Production of A TENDER THING  will be directed by award-winning Selina Cartmell.  Shakespeare’s timeless poetry provides the backdrop for this delicate and moving play.  Ben Power has taken Romeo and Juliet and re-imagined it.  With Shakespeare’s words he has woven a provocative, powerful and achingly beautiful new tale of love.


“A brilliant piece of theatre… engaging and absorbing … great performances from Olwen Fouéré and Owen Roe. [It] has the hallmarks of a legendary staging you’ll want to have seen” Irish Theatre Magazine

“***** “Superb production from Selina Cartmell” Metro Herald

“ingenious reworking… In Siren Productions’ beautiful and impressive staging” –The Irish Times

“a show not to be missed” The Public Reviews

“two brave, graceful performances from rockstar thespians Owen Roe and Olwen Fouéré.” Le Cool

“a terrifying, heart-stopping exploration of the meaning of love… this is a breathtaking theatrical experience… a soaringly tender thing” Sunday Independent

“Roe and Fouéré are two of the leading acting talents in the country.. wonderful performances… a thing of great beauty” Sunday Business Post

“full of imagination and, most of all, heart”


Company Information

Siren Productions was founded by Selina Cartmell and over the past seven years Siren has striven to mount ambitious, high-end professional theatre setting its scale and bar firmly against the leading production houses in Ireland and abroad.  Siren has re-imagined classical work for today.  Among its critically successful and award-winning productions are Medea (5 Irish Times nominations, winner Best Director ) Titus Andronicus (winner 4 Irish Times Awards), Macbeth, The Lulu House, The Making of Tis Pity She’s A Whore



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  • Performed by Olwen Fouéré and Owen Roe
  • Written by Ben Power
  • Adapted from Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
  • Directed by Selina Cartmell
  • Lighting Design by Sinead Wallace
  • Set Design by Monica Frawley
  • Costume Design by Gaby Rooney
  • Music by Marc Teitler
  • Movement by Liz Roche
  • Produced by Marie Rooney

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