SUMMER PRODUCTION 2012
Last August many of you enjoyed our production of ‘THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST’ by Oscar Wilde at Farmleigh House This year our summer production ‘AN ELIZABETHAN FANTASY’ took place at Rathfarnham Castle on Saturday 18th Aug and Sunday 19th Aug.
AN ELIZABETHAN FANTASY
In 1583, during the reign of Elizabeth I of England, Rathfarnham Castle (which had been a fortification from soon after the Norman invasion) was confiscated by the Crown. Core Youth Theatre present a fantasy based on a fragment of a play by Barbara Watts in which Elizabeth as a child is staying in a house near London. Her mother Ann Boleyn has been dead for five years. Elizabeth, already wayward, and fascinated by the ‘Players’ the travelling actors, moves through time to see excerpts from the works of the great playwrite, William Shakespeare, many written for performance at her Court.
Members of Core Youth Theatre are students of BettyAnn-Norton Theatre School. The production is Directed by BettyAnn-Norton with mime sequences by William Kennedy.
"The Importance of Being Ernest"
Farmleigh House and Marley House August 2011