the water orchard
The
Water Orchard

The Water Orchard hasn’t produced a decent batch of water since the ‘78 Vintage. Ah, the ‘78 Vintage! Now that was water. These days the whole Estate is a dour, crumbling mess. What bit of cash was left is gone, and it’s finally time for a new generation to take over.

It’s time to rip up the Orchard. It’s time to put in patio sets, and turn it into a hip spot for brunch. Brunch! Eggs served in some interesting fashion, presumably. But the stubborn owner, Old Madeleine, just happens to have disappeared. She is woken up with a jolt in an unsettling and unfamiliar space. There’s a projector asking her questions, and it is convinced she is keeping secrets… Can her Estate, full of liars, idiots, hammy actors, and unhinged narcissists work together to find her? And what exactly is it they will find if they do… ?

‘The Water Orchard’ is a kaleidoscopic comedy; a surreal, innovative, and genre-bending play about shouting into the winds of change.

 

– Cast + Crew
Writer / Co-Director
Eoghan Quinn
Co-Director
Dan Colley
Dramaturg
Jack Gleeson
Lighting Designer
Sinead Wallace
Set and Costume Designer
Sarah Bacon
Design Assistant
Anna Fagan
AV Designer
Jack Phelan
AV Assistant
Erin Hermosa
Sound Design & Music
Cameron Macauley
Sound Design & Music
Kevin Gleeson
Production Manager
Eoin Kilkenny
Stage Manager
Evie McGuinness
Assistant Stage Manager
Sara Gannon
Graphic Design
Sarah Moloney
Photographer
Ste Murray
Publicist
Sabrina Sheehan
Producer
Kate Ferris
Producer Cast
Matt Smyth
Peter Corboy,
John Doran,
Rachel Gleeson,
Breffni Holahan
Writer / Co-Director Eoghan Quinn
Co-Director Dan Colley
Dramaturg Jack Gleeson
Lighting Designer Sinead Wallace
Set and Costume Designer Sarah Bacon
Design Assistant Anna Fagan
AV Designer Jack Phelan
AV Assistant Erin Hermosa
Sound Design & Music Cameron Macauley
Sound Design & Music Kevin Gleeson
Production Manager Eoin Kilkenny
Stage Manager Evie McGuinness
Assistant Stage Manager Sara Gannon
Graphic Design Sarah Moloney
Photographer Ste Murray
Publicist Sabrina Sheehan
Producer Kate Ferris
Producer Cast Matt Smyth
Peter Corboy,
John Doran,
Rachel Gleeson,
Breffni Holahan

– Reviews
Nominated for the Stewart Parker Trust Award
2018
"Saddle up for a dazzling farce... arguably their funniest show yet"
– Sunday​ ​Business​ ​Post
"Chekhov on LSD"
– The​ ​Irish​ ​Times
"An Epic Theatrical Blockbuster Comedy... it’s a show not to be missed"
– The​ ​Arts​ ​Review
"Collapsing Horse prides itself on making work for a diverse audience without compromising on craft, intensity or ingenuity – with this brilliant production they have done just that"
– The​ ​Daily Mail
"With Colley and Quinn leading their dedicated, talented casts, Collapsing Horse is claiming this strange and wonderful space – an intoxicating vintage indeed"
– The​ ​Reviews​ ​Hub
"A madcap comedy that will have you in stitches"
– The​ Mirror
"a magical flourish... genius"
– Exeunt

– Production

A Collapsing Horse / Project Arts Centre Co-Production
18 – 29 July 2017
Project Arts Centre

Running Time: 80 minutes
Funders: Arts Council, Dublin City Council, Project Arts Centre

– Cast + Crew
Writer / Co-Director Eoghan Quinn
Co-Director Dan Colley
Dramaturg Jack Gleeson
Lighting Designer Sinead Wallace
Set and Costume Designer Sarah Bacon
Design Assistant Anna Fagan
AV Designer Jack Phelan
AV Assistant Erin Hermosa
Sound Design & Music Cameron Macauley
Sound Design & Music Kevin Gleeson
Production Manager Eoin Kilkenny
Stage Manager Evie McGuinness
Assistant Stage Manager Sara Gannon
Graphic Design Sarah Moloney
Photographer Ste Murray
Publicist Sabrina Sheehan
Producer Kate Ferris
Producer Cast Matt Smyth
Peter Corboy,
John Doran,
Rachel Gleeson,
Breffni Holahan

– Reviews
Nominated for the Stewart Parker Trust Award
2018
"Saddle up for a dazzling farce... arguably their funniest show yet"
– Sunday​ ​Business​ ​Post
"Chekhov on LSD"
– The​ ​Irish​ ​Times
"An Epic Theatrical Blockbuster Comedy... it’s a show not to be missed"
– The​ ​Arts​ ​Review
"Collapsing Horse prides itself on making work for a diverse audience without compromising on craft, intensity or ingenuity – with this brilliant production they have done just that"
– The​ ​Daily Mail
"With Colley and Quinn leading their dedicated, talented casts, Collapsing Horse is claiming this strange and wonderful space – an intoxicating vintage indeed"
– The​ ​Reviews​ ​Hub
"A madcap comedy that will have you in stitches"
– The​ Mirror
"a magical flourish... genius"
– Exeunt
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