Category - Schools
Date - Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - Thursday, March 23, 2017 9:45 am - 1:00 pm

The Shakespeare Sessions are entertaining and engaging student-centred performances of Shakespeare texts. Each performance includes a scholarly review clarifying the main themes as well as discussions with the students and the opportunity to participate. Cyclone Rep’s Shakespeare Sessions will guide Junior Cert and Leaving Cert learners in their understanding of The Bard’s masterpieces.

Cyclone Rep will be performing four different shows at Westport Town Hall:

For Leaving Certificate students, The King Lear Session Reboot – a group of conflicted actors and a director perform the story of Lear and in the process make a journey of self discovery, The Hamlet Session – an outstanding performance and engaging analysis in which the character of Hamlet as “everyman” is explored; ”. For Junior Certificate students, The Romeo & Juliet Session – modern performers are directed on stage by the bard himself whose 16th century attitudes and demeanour clash with today’s: arguments, discussion and enlightenment ensue; and The Merchant Session – the most interactive of Cyclone Rep’s shows, with an entertaining and informative synthesis of analysis and performance, highlighting what a fine comedy it is.

The King Lear Session: “The theatre is transformed into a creative learning hub where new perspectives on theme, character and plot are bounced back and forth between actors and an attentive audience” – Doireann O’Brien, Waterford Student

The Hamlet Session: “Brilliant modern interpretation with loads of interaction but always staying true to the text” – Colleen Gallagher, Moville Community College, Donegal

The Romeo & Juliet Session: “Fantastic work – phenomenal standard of acting and scene selection, all done in a very student relevant way. Well done to all!” – Aura Matthey, Waterford Teacher

The Merchant Session: “If you don’t understand the play after this show you never will. Performed with excellent explanation and humour. Brilliant and a must for all students”.- Lorraine Sherry, Dublin Parent

Book Directly with Cyclone Theatre Rep – For more details of each specific show, please visit Cyclone website: