Corcadorca Present Their Cork Midsummer Festival Show THE NUMBERED
Corcadorca Theatre Company, renowned for their penchant for unusual locations, are set to revisit Cork city's Fitzgerald's Park for a new production, The Numbered, as part of the Cork Midsummer Festival, June 2018.
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What if we all knew at what age we were going to die - how would this change us as individuals and as a society? The Numbered, an engaging and thought-provoking play by award-winning writer Elias Canetti, presents such a world.
Reuniting the Irish Times Theatre Award-winning design team from 2017 festival hit Far Away, including Mel Mercier (Best Soundscape), and Aedin Cosgrove and Paul Keogan (Best Lighting), The Numbered sees Corcadorca return to Cork's iconic Fitzgerald's Park, where they staged the acclaimed production A Midsummers Nights Dream in 2001.
Previews take place June 15-16, and the show runs until June 30th. Tickets for The Numbered are available through the Cork Midsummer Box Office website, or online from www.corkmidsummer.com
Established in 1991, Corcadorca is one of the country's foremost theatre companies. Throughout the years, Corcadorca has pioneered the art of theatre performance in unusual venues and has carved out a unique place for itself in Irish theatre. Among the most memorable site specific productions are: The Trial of Jesus on Patricks Hill, A Midsummer Nights Dream in Fitzgeralds Park, the multi-stage The Merchant of Venice and Woyzeck at Irelands Naval Base in Haulbowline.
In addition to its site-specific work, the company has also been committed to the development of new writing. Disco Pigs, written by Enda Walsh, was first produced by Corcadorca in 1995 and toured internationally in the late 90's. The company has also commissioned and produced work from other Irish writers including Pat McCabe and Ray Scannell.
Corcadorca also resource and run the Theatre Development Centre, a unique studio space dedicated to the development of professional theatre. Established in 2011 and housed in the Triskel Arts Centre, Corcadorca make the space available to theatre makers free of charge so they may write, work with actors, develop the technical aspects of a piece and have a supportive environment in which to create work for the stage.