Sylvia’s Quest invites you to take to the streets and follow Sylvia on her thrilling quest through your city’s labyrinth.
Sylvia Sylvana is a young Bulgarian archaeologist who works as a cleaner in your city, who must find her way home tonight. Sylvia shares her multiple worlds with you, her new friend, as she guides you through her labyrinth of secret streets and time portals - inviting you to dance with her ghosts, to share her Irish memories, to taste black bread and yellow sweets, and to time travel back to Ancient Thrace tonight.
This innovative promenade show uses cutting edge radio technology, which empowers you to listen to the sounds, voices and worlds which only Sylvia can usually see and hear on headphones, as you follow her through the streets of her labyrinth. This exciting technology has never been used in Irish theatre before, and it is why Sylvia’s Quest is premiering on July 11th at the Dublin European City of Science Festival.
Wonderland are renowned for their popular site-specific shows, such as their ongoing audio walking tour of James Joyce’s Dubliners available daily at the James Joyce Centre, their hit dinner theatre productions of Goldoni's classic Italian comedy La Locandiera and The Picture of Dorian Gray, and period house productions of The Miser and The Hostage.
Sylvia’s Quest is generously funded by The Arts Council, Dublin City Council and Temple Bar Cultural Trust.
Running time 85 minutes. Please dress for the Irish weather! Sylvia will quest rain or shine with yellow umbrellas!
You can take part in Sylvia's Quest from many places throughtout the Summer:
Dublin European City of Science
Opens Wednesday 11th July-Friday 31st August
Questers meet near the entrance to The Grand Social, Liffey St, off the Ha’penny Bridge.
Low price €10 previews 6th,7th, 9th and 10th July.
Nightly at 7pm, also at 3pm Sats & Suns. No show Mons.
Tickets €16/14 concession.
Sylvia’s Quest and Science
Sunday 15th July, The Culture Box, 12, East Essex St, Temple Bar.
Meet the makers and scientists behind Sylvia’s Quest for an after show chat about Sylvia’s Quest its making, its psychology, its archaeology and its time travel.
Phibsborough Community Arts Festival, Dublin 7.
Saturday 1st-Tuesday 4th September at 6.30pm. No show Mon.
Meet the makers behind Sylvia’s Quest Tuesday 4th September 8.30 pm.
Saturday September 8th-Friday September 14th
Newbridge 200 Festival
At 3pm 8th-9th September, at 7pm 10th-14th September.
Riverbank Arts Centre
Box Office: 045 448330
Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray.
Friday September 21st –Sunday September 23rd.
At 3pm Friday-Sunday. Also at 6pm Saturday and Sunday.
Box Office: 01 2724030