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Theatre: Druid’s King of the Castle at Dublin Theatre Festival (Audio Described and Touch Tour)

14 Oct 2017, 2:30 pm (Past)

Gaiety Theatre


  • Audio Description

Druid revive an unsung Irish classic with epic staging and a cast that includes Seán McGinley, Seána Kerslake and Marty Rea. King of the Castle premiered at Dublin Theatre Festival 1964, where it went on to win the Irish Life Award. This is its first major revival in over 30 years.

Scober MacAdam is king of the castle, a once glorious Big House in County Leitrim with an extensive farm. He has a young wife, Tressa, but their marriage is childless and frustrated. When rumours threaten Scober’s pride, he concocts a plan that jeopardises all he has worked for.

Steeped in a world of patriarchy and religion, King of the Castle is an unflinching, often uncomfortable look at our recent past.

Directed by Garry Hynes, the production features the award-winning design team from DruidShakespeare.

Contains adult themes.

Tickets and Information 
Venue: Gaiety Theatre
Audio Described Performance and Touch Tour: Oct 14, 2.30pm 
Tickets: €16 – €46 (Ticket prices are inclusive of a €1 Gaiety Restoration Levy)
Duration: Approx. 2 hrs 30 mins incl. interval.

Cast and Creative
Directed by Garry Hynes
Cast includes: Seána Kerslake, Seán McGinley, Peter Daly, Ryan Donaldson, Bosco Hogan, John Olohan and Marty Rea
Design: Francis O’Connor
Lighting Design: James F. Ingalls
Sound Design: Greg Clarke
Movement: David Bolger


Categories: Audiences


Tags: Audio described, Audio Description, Druid, Dublin Theatre Festival, Eugene McCabe, Gaiety Theatre, King of the Castle, Touch tour


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