Jun 21, 2016

Let Your Senses Take Flight at Kilkenny Arts Week

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Kilkenny Arts Week

Since 1974, Kilkenny Arts Festival has gathered many of the world’s finest musicians, performers, writers and artists in Ireland’s medieval city each August.  For ten days, the city’s historic churches, castle, courtyards, townhouses and gardens offer a magical setting for unique collaborations and intimate encounters between audiences and artists.


A group of psychiatric patients live under the tyrannical rule of Nurse Ratchet. Into this purgatory steps McMurphy, a charismatic, life-loving rogue who challenges Ratchet’s power with insolence and laughter. No-one knows why he has been committed – is he even insane? A battle of wits begins as McMurphy’s irrepressible life force sweeps through the ward towards a denouement worthy of Greek tragedy...
This one is a combination of Ken Kesey's original novel with the company's uniquely comic slant and mastery of puppetry and masks.

Cuckoo's Nest---  Tickets €28/€25,    Family €80

Daily Show from 6th August - 14th August
Duration 1hr 45 mins

Watch this show for it being completely banana's, an eccentric group of characters acting spontaneously hilarious and fluid.

The Unthanks UK

Two very independent sisters Rachel and Becky Unthank, who debuted with the acclaimed "Cruel Sister", recently launched their eight record titled "Mount the Air". After touring Africa with Damon Albarn, they've been nominated for the Mercury Music prize.

Saturday 13th August, 8.30pm
Duration: 1 hour 45 mins approx.

Tickets - €27/€24

The Incomplete Works of Shakespeare IRISH PREMIERE

Having enchanted countless audiences worldwide, the legendary travelling ensemble Footsbarn will be pitching its famous tent in the heart of Kilkenny's medieval city for our 2016 Festival. Their multinational performers transcend the barrier of language with a unique blend of visual theatre, masks, music and magic.

Daily Show from 5th August - 13th August,  7:30pm
Duration 90 mins

Tickets - €28/€25 Family Ticket €80

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