Macnas

Gilgamesh

A Galway 2020 commission
DATE March, April, June
VENUE March / April, activations in various locations online and in the landscape. June, various outdoor locations

A dramatic new interpretation of the world’s oldest surviving literary epic – the story of Gilgamesh.

Image Colm Hogan

In 2020, a giant appears in Galway. Two thirds god, one third human – his name is Gilgamesh.

Master storytellers Macnas will bring the epic of Gilgamesh to Galway across four seasons in 2020. Macnas will elevate their signature style, taking traditional theatre and storytelling into new outdoor and digital territories.

During spring 2020, the story of Gilgamesh will unfold. Fragments from the epic will appear across the city and county, inviting intrigue and participation from audiences locally, nationally and internationally. Summer unleashes the spectacle of Gilgamesh outdoors. Two giants meet across a crowded city joined by a panoply of large-scale characters as Galway becomes the stage for one unforgettable night of revelry.

Each season is a self-contained event and can be experienced independently.

Writer Marina Carr
Director Noeline Kavanagh
Designer Julian Crouch
Executive Producer Artichoke

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