Meaney Productions presents “Gondla”, an epic tale of strife, poetry and revenge set in 9th century Iceland.
Gondla, an Irishman, is to be married to the Icelandic King’s foster child, in order to unite the two kingdoms. However, jealousy rears its ugly head within the king’s circle of royals, and a pack of malicious “wolves” set out to bring Gondla down. Directed by Luke Morgan, with an ensemble cast of 10 characters and a live score, this production of “Gondla” is the first since it was staged in Russia in 1920.
The performances are the Town Hall Theatre Westport on the 14th of August, Smock Alley Theatre Dublin on the 15th and 16th of August, Town Hall Theatre Galway on the 19th and 20th of August.
The team behind "Gondla" are experienced and mostly passionate about theatre. Director Luke Morgan founder of "Theatre Room" is has made many fantastic short plays and will deliver a breathtaking performance of a larger size. Composer Jake Morgan has created his own original score for film and composed music across several countries. Designer Yvette Piqcue lives everyday for theatre performance and has been involved with "Macnas".Harpist Lily Neill who is coming from London to perform for "Gondla". Our cast is made up of a variety of ages offering some of the best acting talent Galway has with Cillian Brown as our leading Actor who has performed in multiple short plays consistently and performed at the Druid Theatre in "Caucasian Chalk Circle". Producer Tim Meaney has produced several films and is an experienced business owner.
Given a helpful amount of small funding at the start of the Project to cover the insurance expenses we are now at the half way point of the production with only nine weeks until performance there is still more upcoming expenses to cover that we cannot cover.
The insurance and venues are paid for however to bring this amazing performance around Ireland will not be cheap and the money used will help us transport and accommodate the cast and crew. A lot of work and a lot of people are needed to make such a large performance and the money used will pay for their hard work, time and energy.
The challenge with "Gondla" is its size but this is also what makes it special. We have carefully planned how to bring this performance to Westport, Dublin and Galway but this all costs money which we are lacking in.
Thank you for your time and I hope that from reading this project you will help us in creating an amazing theatre performance like no other.