Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre

The Bull

21 February 2007 - 3 March 2007 / 19:45

Ł12 16 21 26

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Directed by Michael Keegan-Dolan


Originally commissioned by barbicanbite07 and Dublin Theatre Festival

Co-produced by Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre, barbicanbite07 and the Dublin Theatre Festival

Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre is grant aided by the Arts Council of Ireland

'Highly watchable entertainment.'
The Daily Telegraph

'Murderously good satire.'
The Guardian

Following the successes of The Flowerbed (bite06) and the Olivier Award nominated Giselle (bite05), Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre returns with its latest work The Bull.

The production is based on the great Irish epic An Táin Bó Cuailnge (The Cattle-Raid of Cooley), which recounts a long, bloody war fought over a celebrated bull. Keegan-Dolan transposes this gem of Irish sagas to the savage underbelly of contemporary society. A cast of runts, imbeciles, egomaniacs, masochistic deviants and impotent catamites squabble and conspire in the bogs and towns of an Irish-tinged world in which corruption, deception and adultery are at the heart.

Performance time: 19:45
Running time: 90 mins / no interval

Age guidance: 16+
This production contains nudity and explicit material and language

Post Show Talk 27 Feb

Find out more There will be an exclusive Membership pre-performance talk and drinks reception with Michael Keegan-Dolan and Louise Jeffreys on 1 Mar 07. Free to Members when buying tickets for the same night performance of The Bull. Now booking!  Call 0207 638 8891 for more details and to book your free ticket and drinks voucher.

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