The Aeneid

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.

“full of humour and colour…stunning’ – RTE
“Equal parts smart and whimsey” – Irish Times 
“genuinely unique and welcoming piece of theatre’ – The Reviews Hub 

“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.