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ABOUT THE SHAKESPEARE SESSIONS

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 of 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 info@cyclonerep.com or by phone: 021-235 5356.

Town Hall Theatre, Galway (running time 2 hours, no interval)

  • Tue 20/3/18 – Romeo & Juliet – 9.45am (sold out)

  • Tue 20/3/18 – King Lear – 1pm

  • Wed 21/3/18 – Macbeth – 9.45am

  • Wed 21/3/18 – Merchant of Venice – 1pm



What people think of our shows: 



The King Lear Session - “I found it quite helpful in understanding the plot of the play, as the characters played their roles superbly, giving the audience a better idea of everything happening. The comedy twisted in with the play was very entertaining so I'd highly recommend giving it a watch.” - Veda, Galway Teacher

The Macbeth Session - "The entire production was fantastic. I loved the use of acting, lighting, video and music to convey the play. Faultless. We’ll be back!” – Julie Moloney, Terence MacSwiney Community College, Cork

The Romeo & Juliet Session - “Once again an excellent production, very informative and engaging.” - Genevieve Faherty, Galway Teacher.


  • DATES

  • Tue, Mar 20 | 09:45
    Tue, Mar 20 | 13:00
    Wed, Mar 21 | 09:45
    Wed, Mar 21 | 13:00

Town Hall Theatre
Courthouse Square
Woodquay
Galway
Co. Galway
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