The Tempest, NUI Galway Drama Society

The Tempest   
Presented in English   
Bank of Ireland Theatre, NUI Galway
November 15-18, 2016

NUI Galway Drama Society

Prospero: Grainne White
Miranda: Delia Keane
Alonso: Dylan Kelly McDonagh
Ariel: Orla Tubridy
Caliban: Charlotte Nate
Stephano: Oisin McDonagh
Trinculo: Meadhbh Lyons
Gonzalo: Jack Fitzgerald
Sebastian: Mark Fitzgerald
Ferdinand: Davin McGowan
Francisco: Emily White
Antonio: Tomás Clayton
Adrian: Allison McGillen
Boatswain: Ariyan Bhatti
Master: Dylan Kelly
Iris: Adrienne Walsh
Ceres: Aoife Lannon
Juno: Shifra Tobin

Director: Róisín Eyres
Composer: Fergal Breen
Stage Manager: Niamh Ní Fhlatharta
Assistant Stage Manager: Conor McGowan
Dramaturg: Luke Earls
Set Designer: Hannah Carleton
Assistant Set Designers: Molly Carleton, Sheilagh Larkin, Ella Heatley-Mulhall
Set Construction: Ron McGillen
Props Master: Saoirse Ní Chualáin
Lighting Designer: Michael Foley
Lighting Assistant: Eoin Corcoran
Lighting Technician: Ronan Gallagher
Costume Designer: Cliodhna Hallissey
Costume Construction: Cliodhna Hallissey, Frankie McClean, Kate Lalor, Florence Williams
Hair and Make-Up: Jessie Larkin
Sound Design: Daniel Cronin
Sound Operation: Daniel Cronin
Stagehand: Elaine Mullarkey  

On the amateur/campus Shakespeare end of the spectrum, this gender-blind production was billed as 'a story of possibility, of picking ourselves up when the worst has happened': quite appropriate, then, that this uproariously funny, fast-paced, and compassionate Tempest premiered the week after the US election.          

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From Emer McHugh on audience demographics:
“On the night I attended the production, the audience was largely made up of undergraduate students, some of whom were clearly friends/acquaintances of those involved in the production, as well as a number of university/society alumni who knew members of the creative team, and teaching staff (including myself).”