Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Company - UK
Castle Yard at Kilkenny Design
It was supposed to be a one-off. Last year, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre came to Ireland for the very first time, bringing its uproarious production of As You Like It to Kilkenny. But after playing to packed audiences in the Castle Yard for nine glorious – and occasionally less glorious – summer nights, the response was so overwhelming that we had to have them back.
Junk Ensemble - Ireland
The Watergate Theatre
Commissioned by Kilkenny Arts Festival - World premiere Dusk Ahead
Junk Ensemble is a multi-award-winning collective whose innovative productions stretch the boundaries of dance theatre, creating a rich sensory mix that challenges the relationship between audience and performer. Artists in residence at Tate Britain last year, they often stage productions in unusual spaces, and they’re coming to the Watergate Theatre to celebrate the festival’s 40th birthday with the world premiere of a specially-commissioned piece, co-produced by Kilkenny Arts Festival and the Project Arts Centre.
Supported by The Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon, Dublin City Council, Project Arts Centre, Dance City Newcastle and Dance Ireland.
St Canice’s Cathedral
Benjamin Britten Centenary Programme
Camerata Ireland brings together the finest musicians from across the island of Ireland – both young and established – to create a unique and world-class chamber orchestra.Since pianist and conductor Barry Douglas founded the ensemble in 1999, it has toured all over the world, performing with superstars like trumpeter Alison Balsom and gaining an international reputation for excellence. We are delighted that Alison Balsom will join Camerata Ireland and Barry Douglas for this performance at the 40th Kilkenny Arts Festival.