Limerick Youth Theatre team up with Bottom Dog for Animal Farm

Limerick Youth Theatre team up with Bottom Dog for Animal Farm

Liam O'Brien, Bottom Dog Theatre Company

LIMERICK Youth Theatre has teamed up with Bottom Dog Theatre Company to present George Orwell’s classic Animal Farm.

The youth theatre’s summer production will take place in the Belltable from August 17 – 19 and Angie Smalis says there is “great excitement” around the presentation of Orwell’s ever classic tale.

“For the first time in LYT’s history, we have engaged another theatre company to work with our members,” she explained. “Normally, one director would direct a full length play and mentor the young actors. This year, there is an extra layer added which is unarguably hugely valuable to the artistic development of the young actors.”

She added that this development would mean “the learning has become more focused and the experience will be carried by all involved in the years to come”.

As such, Bottom Dog founders Liam O’Brien, Myles Breen and John Anthony Murphy will work with the young cast, with director O’Brien noting that the play “reflects the time it was written” yet “resonates with politics today”.

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