Angels in the Park,a hilarious and inspiring series of five 10-minute plays, is set to return this May to some of Ireland's best parks. Described as “a beautiful piece of work”, the series is back by popular demand after charming Dublin audiences last summer across some of the city's most famous parks.
These beautifully crafted tiny plays will explore themes of mortality, family and the human need to connect. The series will show strangers influencing each other’s lives and subsequently changing them forever.
Presented by Shiva Productions, the plays were written by both new and established Irish writers including Peter Sheridan and Catherine Barry. They will also feature talented actors such as Rynagh O'Grady, Padraig Murray, Michael O'Sullivan, Joe Purcell, Ste Murray, Polly Lloyd, Muireann Darcy and Charleigh Bailey.
The five plays, which are a part of Angels in the Park, will be:
Angels in the Parkby Graham Stull (including Padraig Murray)
Life After Fred by Colum Kavanagh (including Polly Lloyd)
The Deal by Catherine Barry
Street Angelby Oliver McQuillan
Nobody Smokes Anymore by Peter Sheridan
The show will go on come rain or shine, so pack your brolly!
Angels in the Park will be touring to the following festivals/venues this summer:
Has already toured to...
Venue: Beaulieu House, Drogheda as part of Drogheda Arts Festival's event 'Beaulieu Sounds beautiful'
Date: Monday 4th May at 2pm & 4pm
Tickets: €12 (car ticket) €2 (pedestrian ticket).
Booking:www.droghedaartsfestival.ticketsolve.com | 041 9833946
Venue: Kilruddery House, Bray
Date: Sunday 10th May at 12pm & 4pm.
Tickets: Normal garden entrance fee applies (€6.50/€5.50 concessions)
Booking: 01 2863405.
Venue: National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9
Date: Saturday 23rd May at 4pm & 7pm.
Tickets: €5 (4pm show) & €10 (6.30pm including wine reception for 7pm show)
Booking: Email firstname.lastname@example.org. | 01 8570909/8040319
Venue: Kilmacurragh Botanic Gardens, Kilbride, Co. Wicklow
Date: Sunday 24th May at 4pm.
Tickets: From €5
Booking: 0404 48844.
Venue: Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris
Date: Saturday 13th June at 12.30pm.
Tickets: Free admission
Venue: Mile End Park, London
Date: Tuesday 16th June at 1pm & 7pm
Tickets: Free admission
Show duration is one hour.
Please find images here: https://app.box.com/s/ky68tj6nyvz435w6i607rtvnafh4fqwc
For director/cast biographies, please click this link: https://app.box.com/s/r534cyjheklxulcgkvl1ykl87hhs6mfg
Angels in the Park on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2ohrOl8Cps
Featured on Dublin Matters: Angels in the Park on Dublin Matters (go to 19 minutes 50 seconds): http://www.irishtv.ie/dublin-matters-20/
Audience responses to Angels in the Park...
'Just wanted to say this was excellent today! Thought I'd share as it really was brilliant and definitely unique!! Anyone planning on heading along later in the week you are in for a treat!!
'A fantastic production & experience - don't miss it'.
'Highly recommend. Angels in the Park is great way to spend your lunchbreak!'
'We were blown away by the plays'.
'A magical afternoon'.
'I thought the whole thing was brilliant. It was witty, well-rounded and superbly acted'.
'Feeling inspired by Angels in the Park. What an amazing bunch of performances that got you incredibly involved with the characters. Hats off to the very talented Director Ms Gilroy. Hope Angels in the Park happens again'.