Europe’s leading puppet master to bring his re-make of Shakespeare to Tallaght

A Shakespeare classic ‘Venus and Adonis’ is to open in Tallaght’s Civic Theatre on October 3rd but rather than actors the show will be performed entirely by puppets.

Steve Tiplady one of the Europe’s leading puppeteers has teamed up with the prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company to give a new lease of life to Shakespeare’s timeless tale of unrequited love.

The show is set to be one of the highlights of this year’s Dublin Theatre Festival and has been described in The Guardian an:”extraordinary miniature world filled with Galloping horses, chariots drawn by dove and charging wild boar”.

Steve Tiplady who has designed the show is known as one of the Europe’s most important puppeteers, he has won an Obie for his work and was one of the puppet operators behind the The Mighty Boosh, the iconic British comedy featuring comedians Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding.

Director of The Civic Theatre Tallaght, Michael Barker-Caven tells us:

“We’re honoured to be welcoming this production to Dublin, audiences can expect to a truly extraordinary display of narration, music and puppetry.

“The play has received incredible reviews internationally and it’s arrival to Dublin is an opportunity for the public to come and experience a totally unique piece of theatre”.

‘Venus and Adonis’ will run in the Civic Theatre Tallaght as part of The Dublin Theatre Festival from Tues October 3 – Sat 7. Tickets are priced at €10 – €23 and can be booked on the theatres website www.civictheatre.ie   

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