Cyclone Rep, Ireland's busiest Theatre-in-Education Company, is delighted to come close to you this year to perform our popular Shakespeare Sessions. Our mission is to provide audiences with an exciting and multifaceted theatrical experience. Shakespeare Sessions are both entertaining and educational, combining performance and workshop. The Shakespeare Sessions comprise of individual curriculum-based plays of Shakespeare's texts. They include a review of the relevant topics and themes along with discussions and opportunities for students to participate.

This year Cyclone Rep is performing four different sessions. For Senior Cycle students: "The King Lear Session" and "The Macbeth Session". For Junior Cycle students: "The Romeo & Juliet Session" and "The Merchant Session". 

Each show is 2 hours in length with no interval. The Shakespeare Sessions are abridged versions of the plays with the main scenes performed true to text and a workshop woven throughout the performance. The aim for our shows is to engage, entertain and educate by breaking down the 4th wall and communicating directly with our audience members, using lots of humour and audience interaction while also discussing the the main themes, characters and plot line in each of the plays.

Ticket Price: 15 (Teachers go free) 

For bookings or more information contact our sales team either by emailing or by phone: 021-235 5356.

Everyman Theatre, Cork (running time 2 hours, no interval)

  • Mon 12/3/18 – Merchant of Venice – 9.45am

  • Tue 13/3/18 – Romeo & Juliet – 9.45am

  • Tue 13/3/18 – Romeo & Juliet – 1pm

  • Thur 15/3/18 – Macbeth – 9.45am

  • Fri 16/3/18 – King Lear – 9.45am

What people think of our shows: 

The Macbeth Session - “I have seen many productions of Macbeth over the years and I thought this one was brilliant. The reason being that it brought the students into the event. The time passed quickly and we really enjoyed our trip to the theatre.” - Brendan O’Sullivan, Cork Teacher

The King Lear Session - “Lear' can be heavy going but your approach was very different - the humour and contempory references really made it relevant and enjoyable for the girls.” - Tracey O Donovan, Cork Teacher

The Merchant Session - “Exciting, dynamic, relevant, modern, up-to-date. Maintains concentration from beginning to end. Very insightful with focus on the main issues” - Joanna Dineen, County Cork Teacher.

The Romeo & Juliet Session - “Held the students interest. The right mix of serious & comedy. Very entertaining and educational.” - Sheelin Brown, Cork Teacher.


  • Mon, Mar 12 | 09:45

The Everyman
15 MacCurtain Street
Co. Cork
T + 353 (0)21 450 1673
Box Office + 353 (0)21 450 1673

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