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Actors from St Christophers Services in Utopia presented by Backstage Theatre in association with Mermaid Arts Centre.

Theatre: UTOPIA at Backstage Theatre

18 - 19 Nov 2016 (Past)

Backstage Theatre, Longford

Utopia brings together an ensemble of performers from St Christopher’s Services, Longford and The Visual Theatre Programme in Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, to devise a theatre production under the direction of Gemma Gallagher of Shadowbox Theatre Company who create work that challenges expectations and perceptions about disability.

Gemma, who has worked with Cirque du Soleil and Punchdrunk, will guide this ensemble of actors to create a piece of theatre from the heart of the participants own reflections and experiences, at all times finding imaginative and engaging ways of sharing their story and challenging preconceptions of what it is to be ‘other’.

This theatre production will be performed in both Longford and Bray, as part of a collaboration between Backstage and Mermaid.

Mermaid Arts Centre
Tuesday 15th November 7pm

Backstage Theatre
Friday 18th & Saturday 19th November 7pm
Tickets €15/€12

This project is supported by the Arts Council, Co Longford Arts Office and the Ireland Funds.

Further information available on http://www.backstage.ie/events/utopia/

Backstage Theatre in association with Mermaid Arts Centre present Utopia, directed by Gemma Gallagher.

Michael Keegan Dolan in rehearsals for Utopia with a young cast member

If you could start it all again what changes would you make?

Director Gemma Gallagher of Shadowbox Theatre


Backstage Theatre
Gemma Gallagher
St Christopher’s Services
Visual Theatre