For two weeks this January Fast Intent will convert the atmospheric Smock Alley Boys School into a traditional Elizabethan Playhouse, a theatre that Shakespeare himself would have recognised. In this heaving indoor cauldron, we will present one of his greatest and most thrilling plays, the brilliantly bloody Macbeth.
Taking inspiration from Elizabethan and Jacobean staging practices we will create an engaging, thrilling experience, full of blood and guts, swords and shields, raucous crowds and high drama. And to make the show as accessible as possible we are also offering reduced priced standing tickets; just like the groundlings at Shakespeare’s Globe.
This production features a cast and crew we are extremely proud to be working with:
Cast: Gerard Adlum Katie McCann Neill Fleming Conor Marren Kyle Hixon Patrick Doyle Jennifer Laverty Claire Jenkins Jamie Hallahan
Crew: Cait Corkery Carol Conway Caoimhe Murphy
Our goal is to raise €3,500, which will cover about half of the production costs; including costumes and hiring the venue. The other half will be made up of sponsorship from local businesses and by hosting various fundraising events. Your contribution is vital to the successful realisation of Macbeth.
Fast Intent was established in 2011 by Sarah Finlay, Ger Adlum, Nessa Matthews and Keith Thompson. Their work to date has included acclaimed productions of Harold Pinter’s Ashes to Ashes, (The Complex), a double bill of Family Voices and One for the Road (New Theatre) and The Lark by Jean Anouilh (Smock Alley). This year they are producing an entire body of work for Dublin Castle’s cultural programme. This includes a variety of performances for Culture Night, an adaptation of Dracula for the Bram Stoker Festival and a Christmas show, Shakespeare by Candlelight.
Have a look at the rewards we’ve set out. We greatly appreciate any support you can offer us.
Please pledge, share and spread the word so we can give Dublin a truly memorable experience. We would be delighted to have you as one of our "dearest partners of greatness".
Update posted on Monday 2nd December '13 @ 10:12:39
It is with great sadness that we have said goodbye to Neill Fleming, who will no longer be involved with this production of Macbeth. However it is with real excitement that we welcome the super Finbarr Doyle to the cast instead!!
Rehearsals are steaming ahead, keep an eye on our facebook page formore updates, to meet our cast and crew, and to see some rehearsal pictures (coming soon!)