The Gealán Quartet brings home some of Ireland’s finest young musicians, invited by the National String Quartet Foundation as part of its 2021 series
The four wonderful players that make up the exciting new Gealán Quartet come together for the first time for the tour and this visit to Thurles. Featuring Gina Maria McGuinness, Eoin Ducrot, Fiachra de hOra and Paul Grennan, they proudly return home to perform some of chamber music’s most profound and enriched works by Mozart, Brahms and contemporary Irish composer Sam Perkin.
On this date they WILL perform the following pieces:
Mozart – Quartet K.575
Sam Perkin – Quartet No.1
Brahms – Quartet Op.67
The Gealán Quartet
The Source Arts Centre Thurles, Friday 05th November, 8pm
Box Office 0504 90204
Decadent Theatre Company Leads the Way Toward Resumption of Live Theatre with a 20-Venue National Tour of EDEN
by Eugene O’Brien
Decadent Theatre Company is leading the way toward the resumption of live theatre and ambitious touring with a 20-venue national tour of Eugene O’Brien’s award-winning drama, Eden. Directed by Andrew Flynn, it comes to The Source Arts Centre on Saturday 06th November as part of its journey across Ireland through October and November.
Eden is a story of stale love and fresh lust in the Irish midlands and a searing exploration of marital breakdown and taboo topics such as Irish masculinity, sexual dysfunction, and Ireland’s relationship with alcohol. The play’s two brilliantly drawn characters open their hearts to audiences with honesty, humour, and heartbreak.
From the writer of the hit RTÉ drama Pure Mule, Eugene O’Brien’s drama won Best New Play at both the Irish Times Theatre Awards and the Stewart Parker Awards in 2001. It has been performed in London’s West End, on Broadway, and translated into several languages.
Eden has been plagued by plagues, but the tense two-hander is ideally suited to the Covid era, according to Flynn, Artistic Director of Galway-based Decadent Theatre Company.
“This year happens to be Eden’s 20th anniversary,” says Flynn. “It premiered in 2001 and bizarrely, that tour was cancelled because of foot and mouth disease. Social distancing is intrinsic to the play because the two characters are completely alienated from each other. The play’s structure demands that the characters never meet, interact or touch. They are in their own worlds on the stage and don’t even know the other is there.”
The Source Arts Centre Thurles, Saturday 06th November, 8pm
Box Office 0504 90204