Online angle for Brecht's satire

A collaborative multimedia project backed by Sky Arts aims to bring a performance of a 1930 Bertolt Brecht satire at Dublin's Gaiety Theatre.

1st June, 2014
Kevin Shackleton and Liam Carney star in The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, from the Opera Theatre Company and Rough Magic, at the Olympia. Funding from Sky Arts Ignition has also given it an online presence. Picture: Robbie Reynolds

A collaborative multimedia project backed by Sky Arts aims to bring a performance of a 1930 Bertolt Brecht satire at Dublin’s Gaiety Theatre to a new, and very broad, audience this month.

Sky Arts Ignition, in its first year of funding strictly in Ireland (previous beneficiaries were the Tate in Liverpool and London’s Victoria & Albert Museum), has awarded €230,000 to a pitch from theatre company Rough Magic to stage a co-production of Brecht’s...

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