An award-winning drama with music based on James Joyce’s best loved short story. Following a sold-out run at Dublin’s Project Arts Centre, this acclaimed version of The Dead is on national tour. Four singers accompanied by a string quartet conjure all the humour and heartbreak of a family gathering on a snowy night in Dublin. Composer Ellen Cranitch and playwright Tom Swift have created a vivid musical telling of one of the greatest short stories ever written. Presented by The Performance Corporation and Breda Cashe, The Dead is skilfully directed by Jo Mangan, in a beautiful version of Joyce’s masterpiece.
"Composed by Ellen Cranitch with libretto by Tom Swift, this handsome chamber opera adaptation from Performance Corporation and Breda Cashe sweetly honours the dead.” – The Irish Times.
Cast: Clare Barrett, Kate Gilmore, Ruth McGill and Rory Musgrave.
‘It is a most engaging composition…the whole project proved a great success’ - Opera