Photos by Ste Murray
Directed by Dan Colley
Written by Dan Colley with the cast
Produced by Kate Ferris and Matthew Smyth
Composed and Sound Designed by Tom Lane and Danny Forde
Set and Lighting Design by Hanna Bowe
Costume Design by Katie Davenport
Dramaturgy by Dylan Coburn Gray
Object and Puppetry creation by Jack Nolan
Aenín – Maeve O’Mahony
Tedd – John Doran
Honcho – Karl Quinn
Diana – Aoife Leonard
Cato – Manus Halligan
Collapsing Horse bring The Aeneid to life with their own brand of wit, imagination and indelible theatre magic.
This ancient Latin epic tells the story of the people who fled a burning Troy to create the city of Rome. It’s not a bad story…for a piece of propaganda. Within it lies the foundation myth of the Roman people from which they derived their identity, and the Emperor Augustus established his divine authority.
In a time of pageantry and remembrance in Ireland, this legendary tale is a celebration of myths and their complex relationship to the truth.
“One of the most exciting collectives on the Irish theatre scene.” Totally Dublin
Premiered in September 2016 in Smock Alley Theatre as part of Tiger Dublin Fringe.
Developed at FRINGE LAB with the support of Tiger Dublin Fringe.
This project was developed as part of Theatre Artist in Residency programme with in the Civic Theatre and with an Arts Council Project Award. It had work-in-progress showings in the Civic Theatre and as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival’s “In-Development” strand in the Project Arts Centre in September/October 2014.