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From 4 September 2019


A beautiful one-man show, an elegy to life, love and loss, Incantata tells the story of a man celebrating and remembering a great love affair. Incantata is written by one of Ireland’s most revered writers, the New York based, Pulitzer Prize-winning Paul Muldoon which premiered to great acclaim at the 2018 Galway International Arts Festival.

Irish actor Stanley Townsend is mesmerising in this highly visual production directed by Sam Yates, designed by Rosanna Vize with video design by Jack Phelan. Incantata features a haunting and stunning score by the composer Teho Teardo, lighting design is by Paul Keogan with sound design by Sinéad Diskin.

The Gate Theatre presents a Galway International Arts Festival and Jen Coppinger production. Interpreted for the stage by Stanley Townsend and Sam Yates.

Cast & Creatives

Cast: Stanley Townsend

  • Director
    Sam Yates
  • Set & Costume Designer
    Rosanna Vize
  • Composer
    Teho Teardo
  • Lighting Designer
    Paul Keogan
  • Video Designer
    Jack Phelan
  • Sound Designer
    Sinéad Diskin
  • Casting
    Maureen Hughes
  • Casting
    Sarah Jones

Dates & Tickets

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Preview: Wednesday 4 September 2019
Opening Night: Thursday 5 September 2019
Matinees: Sat – 2.30pm
Evenings: Mon to Sat – 7.30pm

Age Guidance: Incantata is recommended for audiences aged 14+. Read about the Gate Theatre’s Age Policy here.

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