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Jun 23 2017

Reservoir Dogs meets medieval literature

Director Emma Rice talks Tristan & Yseult ahead of GIAF 17 run

ONE OF the hottest tickets in this year’s Galway International Arts Festival is Kneehigh Theatre Company’s exhilarating production of Tristan & Yseult which runs at the Town Hall Theatre from July 18 to 22.

First staged al fresco in a Cornwall castle in 2003, and later triumphantly transferred to the West End and Broadway, the show catapulted both Kneehigh and director Emma Rice to international attention and acclaim. It is an ebullient retelling of an ancient legend concerning Cornish King Mark, his intended Irish bride Yseult, and the gallant hero Tristan with whom she falls in love.

A timeless tale of forbidden desires, broken hearts, and the agony of choosing one person over another, and seen through the eyes of the ‘Chorus of the Unloved’, Tristan & Yseult blends grand passion, live music, comedy, and tender truths in an irresistible night of theatrical love.

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