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The Red Shoes

ISL & Captioned Performance of The Red Shoes

On Wednesday, January 17th, there will be an Irish Sign Language (ISL) interpreted performance of ‘The Red Shoes’.  The ISL interpreter is Amanda Coogan. Seats with ideal visibility are reserved for audience members availing of this service. To book seats with the best view of the interpretor, please contact the Box Office via email at boxoffice@gate-theatre.ie.

On Wednesday, January 24th, there will be a captioned performance of ‘The Red Shoes’. The captioner is Michael Poynor. During the performance, the actors’ words appear as text on a screen positioned near the stage. Seats with ideal visibility are reserved for audience members availing of this service. To book seats with the best view of the captioning, please contact the Box Office via email at boxoffice@gate-theatre.ie when booking for the captioned performance.

Both performances begin at 7.30pm.

 

WORLD PREMIERE
30th November, 2017- 27th January, 2018
The Red Shoes by Hans Christian Andersen in a new version by Nancy Harris

Gate Studio Commission
Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales are universally read and loved by both children and adults alike but we rarely see these on stage. This new commission will bring together some of Ireland’s most celebrated artists and one of Denmark’s most famous fairytales.

An orphan girl, adopted by a wealthy Dublin family, is given a pair of beautiful red shoes. At first it appears her dreams have come true… but appearances can be very deceptive.

In a new version by Nancy Harris , The Red Shoes is a contemporary retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s extraordinary fairy- tale of dance, desire and destruction. Part theatre, part dance, this family Christmas show will dazzle your senses and break your heart. 

Cast & Crew

Cast: Muirne Bloomer, Muiris Crowley, Stephanie Dufresne, Rosaleen Linehan, Paul Mescal, Robbie O’Connor, Marion O’Dwyer,David Pearse, Owen Roe, Raymond Scannell

  • Director:
    Selina Cartmell
  • Set & Costume Designer:
    Monica Frawley
  • Lighting Designer:
    Paul Keogan
  • Choreographer:
    Liz Roche
  • Composer:
    Marc Teitler
  • Associate Director:
    Maisie Lee
  • Assistant Designer:
    Katie Davenport

Dates & Tickets

We ask that patrons with mobility issues please book directly through our Box Office on 01 874 4045.

Age guidance:8+ years. Parental discretion recommended for under 12’s.
Previews: from Thurs 30th Nov. 2017
Opening Night: Wed 6th Dec, 2017
Matinees: Wed & Sat – 2.30pm
Shows: Mon to Sat – 7.30pm

Tickets: €25 – €40

“An orphan girl, adopted by a wealthy Dublin family, is given a pair of beautiful red shoes. At first it appears her dreams have come true… but appearances can be very deceptive.”

Reviews

Superbly entertaining …[The Red Shoes] add up to an adult fantasy that can well double as a rough-cast moral kick in the pants”
Sunday Independent

“…A roistering, witty cross between scarifying satire, pantomime, Little Orphan Annie and Cinderella with a touch of The Wizard of Oz”
Irish Mail on Sunday
⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Selina Cartmell directs with stylish verve…[The Red Shoes] darkness has been retained,but mixed with much hilarity. There is plenty of meat in this Christmas confection.”
The Independent

“The Red Shoes has an unusual and mischievous heart, richly packaged in an elegant parcel”
No More Workhorse

“A freestyle approach to a dark and charming fairytale… In the Gate’s dark Christmas spectacle, a bold retelling tries on an old fairytale for size.”
The Irish Times
⭐⭐⭐⭐

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