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 or by phone: 021-235 5356.

Muckross House, Killarney (running time 2 hours, no interval)

  • Mon 16/4/18 – Romeo & Juliet – 9.45am

  • Mon 16/4/18 – King Lear – 1pm

  • Tue 17/4/18 – Macbeth – 9.45am

  • Tue 17/4/18 – Merchant of Venice – 1pm

What people think of our shows: 

The King Lear Session - “Excellent, dramatic, dynamic approach in evoking main scenes - tragedy - well captured. Key themes. Excellent graphics.” - Bernie Walsh, Kerry Teacher.

The Merchant Session - "The scenes were well chosen the pausing to draw attention was very useful. Fast paced and engaging. Students enjoyed it and really connected and responded.” - Deirdre Ni Chochlain, Kerry Teacher

The Romeo & Juliet Session - “Original and enjoyable performance. The in-show analysis made the show more interesting. The emphasis on off-the-cuff humour was enjoyable.” - Chris O'Brien, Kerry Teacher.


  • Mon, Apr 16 | 09:45
    Mon, Apr 16 | 13:00
    Tue, Apr 17 | 09:45
    Tue, Apr 17 | 13:00