Sun, 14 May|
CONVERSATIONS ABOUT THE ROSE TATTOO
TIME & LOCATION
14 May 2023, 17:00 – 18:30
The Depot, 12 Mary's Abbey, Smithfield, Dublin 7, D07 XR70, Ireland
ABOUT THE EVENT
Conversations about The Rose Tattoo is an event to discuss The Complex's presentation of the classic Tennesee Williams play reset in a modern Irish Traveller setting. Speakers include: Michael Collins, Catherine Joyce and Rosaleen McDonagh.
The Complex present this solo production with a new version of The Rose Tattoo, reawakening Tennessee William’s play and its theme of female emotional and sexual emancipation, but within a brand new context, never seen before on any stage worldwide. (Previews May 9 & 10) Premieres from May 11 and runs til May 20 at The Complex, Dublin 7.
Delving into matters of marginalisation as it highlights the power of love and sexuality to redeem life. This new production through its language and the play’s transposition into the Traveller community, will create something authentic, contemporary and uniquely Irish.
Following the forum, Paddy Keenan Live will take place in The Depot on the set of The Rose Tattoo, doors 7pm, start time 7:30pm. Paddy Keenan, himself half-traveller, founding member of the legendary Bothy Band, and one of the greatest living exponents of the uilleann pipes today, is creating the music for The Complex's production of The Rose Tattoo by Tennessee Williams, playing live on set each night. Paddy will join the cast to play live as part of each performance on the immersive set designed by the celebrated designer Sabine Dargent.