The First Child
The triumphant conclusion of Donnacha Dennehy and Enda Walsh’s uniquely dark operatic trilogy.
Donnacha Dennehy and Enda Walsh’s third opera, The First Child, is a narrative that is much larger than the characters themselves. A work that reveals itself incrementally and cuts between the normal and the mythic. Passing through the strange minds of the central characters. Moving sharply from darkness to comedy. Shaped by obsession and an unstoppable quest for revenge.
Sung in English with English surtitles.
Running time: 90 minutes without an interval.
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“simply magnificent ★★★★★” - The Arts Review
“a remarkable conclusion to the Dennehy-Walsh partnership ★ ★ ★ ★ ★” - The Irish Times
“exquisitely tunes our emotional register to the damage of childhood trauma . . . a powerful and compelling excursion into the sinister side of suburban life ★ ★ ★★ ★” - The Sunday Times
A co-production with Landmark Productions.
Original production in association with Dublin Theatre Festival.
Cast and Creative Team
|Gary||Samuel Levine (July)|
|Gary||Dean Power (September)|
|Older Woman||Joan Sheehy|
|Conductor||Ryan McAdams (18, 20, 21, 24 July, 14, 17, 18, 22, 25 September)|
|Conductor||Elaine Kelly (23 July)|
|Set Designer||Jamie Vartan|
|Lighting Designer||Adam Silverman|
|Video Designer||Jack Phelan|
|Costume Designer||Joan O’Clery|
|Sound Designer||David Sheppard|
|Assistant Conductor||Elaine Kelly|
|Associate Director||Eoghan Carrick|
|Associate Costume Designer||Sinéad Lawlor|
|Associate Sound Designer||Sinéad Diskin|