LEANBH: The Happy Prince and The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde

  • 24th Oct
  • 14:00, 17:00
  • Droichead Arts Centre,
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Saturday 24th October


The Happy Prince is perhaps the best loved and most enduringly popular of all Oscar Wilde’s stories. It is the bittersweet tale of a gregarious swallow who befriends a melancholy statue while en route to Egypt. The bird helps the Prince to alleviate the suffering of his poor citizens and in doing so learns profound truths about the nature of love and suffering. Michael James Ford’s acclaimed production has played several sell-out runs in Bewley’s Café Theatre and has travelled widely. 

The Happy Prince is paired with a new production of The Selfish Giant, Wilde’s delightful exploration of selfishness, love and redemption. Michael James Ford co-stars with well-known actress Bairbre Ní Chaoimh, along with three enchanting puppet children, created by Martin ‘Gepetto’ Cahill. Live music by Philip Dodd/Denice Doyle

As leaps of the imagination go, this one is effortlessly propelled” Sunday Times


All shows must be booked in advance, there is limited capacity of only 40 seats available. Tickets are sold in pods of 2, 3, and 4, with every second row empty, and adhering to social distancing of 2m, for more details on our Covid protocols click HERE.