Celebrating music from around the world with Catherine Young
Céilí Afro Dabke Ukraine
Welcoming the Stranger
In 2017 we embarked on an exciting project with artist in residence, choreographer and dancer Catherine Young entitled Welcoming the Stranger.
An ensemble of performers from St Christopher’s Services, Longford and The Visual Theatre Programme in Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray devised a theatre production under the direction of Gemma Gallagher of Shadowbox Theatre Company who created work that challenges expectations and perceptions about disability.
In Nov 2018 Backstage Theatre and Creative Ireland Longford in association with Captain Moonlight Theatre Company will be staging a new musical adaptation of Castle Rackrent Maria Edgeworth’s legendary comic masterpiece to celebrate the 250th anniversary of her birth.
A group of teenagers are messing in the woods when things go wrong. They do something bad, really bad…
A Coming of Age
In an alternate Ireland of 2016, a group of armed students called ‘The Right Fight’ occupy Longford Court House. They are protesting the Government’s new ‘Non-Irish’ laws which mean that only people born in Ireland are entitled to be Irish citizens.
Frank Pig Says Hello
Frank Pig Says Hello is the stage adaptation of Pat McCabe’s award-winning novel The Butcher Boy.
We want to ensure that everyone feels welcome in their space and have engaged Equity, Diversity & Integration Consultant Tatiana Santos & EDI Project worker Emer Tyrrell to help to spread the word that Backstage is your theatre. We want everyone to feel welcome and want our audience to reflect that of our diverse community.” … Continued