The Rose Tattoo

The Rose Tattoo

Tuesday, 9 May 2023, 2.50pm

The Complex

by Tennesee Williams - in a new translation by Vanessa Fielding & Catherine Joyce

The Depot @ The Complex, Dublin: May 9 - 20, 2023

The Complex reawakens Tennessee William’s classic play The Rose Tattoo, in a transformative new translation by Vanessa Fielding and Catherine Joyce, resetting William’s play into a modern Irish Traveller context:

World famous Uillean piper Paddy Keenan will join the cast to for The Complex's production of an exciting new version of The Rose Tattoo. Reawakening Tennessee William’s play and its theme of female emotional and sexual emancipation, but within a brand new context, never seen before on any stage worldwide. (Previews May 9 & 10) Premieres from May 11 and runs til May 20 at The Complex, Dublin 7.

Delving into matters of marginalisation as it highlights the power of love and sexuality to redeem life. This new production through its language and the play’s transposition into the Traveller community, will create something authentic, contemporary and uniquely Irish.

Staged within a modern Irish setting, award-winning actor Denise McCormack (Love Hate / Eastenders / Fair City / Red Rock) leads a talented cast of actors and musicians from Traveller and non-Traveller backgrounds - showing an incredible diversity that this production presents and a welcome opportunity for actors from traveller backgrounds to be seen on a professional stage, and in a classic play. Uillean piper Paddy Keenan will join the cast to play live as part of each performance on the immersive set designed by the celebrated designer Sabine D’Argent. D’Argent takes advantage of the scope available in The Depot space at The Complex to recreate an abstract experience of a halting site.

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