Whitby kicks off new theatre legacy programme in Limerick

Courtney McKeon who plays Lucy in Whitby, Joan Sheehy's 'fresh look' at Bram Stoker's Dracula, running as part of Pulse II. Picture: Alan Place
Whitby, a ‘fresh look’ at Bram Stoker’s Dracula, opens in Limerick this Friday night as part of the City of Culture Theatre Legacy Project Pulse II.

Whitby, a ‘fresh look’ at Bram Stoker’s Dracula, opens in Limerick this Friday night as part of the City of Culture Theatre Legacy Project Pulse II.

Joan Sheehy’s take on the tale of the mysterious voyage of the ship that brings Count Dracula to England, opens in the HUB at Red Cross Hall this Friday night.

The piece, which features Courtney McKeon, dance artist, Colin Dunne and actor, Malcolm Adams, is part of Pulse II, the City of Culture theatre legacy programme, running in November and December.

The aim of Pulse is to offer audiences ‘tasters’ of emerging work from new and established voices from Limerick’s theatre scene, and will see four new pieces of work presented in the Hub.

The projects are all at the mid-way point in the developmental phase and continues with Maeve Stone’s Limbo on November 21.

Collaborating with dancer Angie Smalis and musician Rory Grubb in a short piece that fuses movement and live music, Limbo explores questions around the issue of direct provision.

The other projects are Everything, Sometimes by dance artist Nora Rodríguez in collaboration with the actor Kevin Kiely Jnr and Shane Vaughan and Donal Gallagher’s The Weyward Sisters, a dark comedy developed in collaboration with Cora Fenton, Joanne Ryan and Marie Boylan.

Booking and information on 087 6047262 or theatrelegacyproject@gmail.com.