The Happy Prince
Adapted by Michael James Ford
Performed by Michael James Ford and Trevor Knight
Directed by Bairbre Ni Chaoimh
Designed by Jack Kirwan
Music by Trevor Knight
This much travelled and widely acclaimed show has been one of Bewley's Cafe Theatre's most successful productions since it was first presented 10 years ago. It returns for a special two week run with the composer Trevor Knight performing his haunting piano score live on stage.
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.
“…bittersweet and delightfully witty…Michael James Ford has an enchanting style of storytelling that leaves the audience hanging on his every word” Sunday Tribune
“…a shimmering piece, bleak and heartbreaking as well as ultimately hopeful” Sunday Independent
Tickets: Low-price Mondays €8, Tues – Thurs €10, Fri – Sat €12.00
Light Lunch available €4.
Booking can be made by Phone: +353 868784001 or online at www.bewleyscafetheatre.com