Thursday 5th May, 8pm, €20 (Full Price), €18 (Concession). In 2013, WillFredd Theatre developed the show ‘CARE’ in response to a series of creative interactions with various hospice staff in Ireland. CARE explores different aspects of the day-to-day life of the staff, presented through the form of live music, verbatim text and dance.
On a hilltop in Dublin, staff are working around the clock. They make tea. They give baths. They paint nails. They refill syringe drivers. They throw clay at walls with children. Some pray. Some don’t. Everyone they care for is dying. WillFredd Theatre has teamed up with a number of Irish Hospice staff to bring you CARE, a show which questions what Hospice is. Fusing movement, live music and text, every word, sound and image in CARE is drawn from daily Hospice life. From the company that brought you the critically-acclaimed FARM and FOLLOW comes a new show about the people who help you live until you die.
WillFredd Hospice Visits
As part of Bealtaine, WillFredd are visiting local hospices to interact with their staff and to present segments of ‘CARE’ to the staff and hear their thoughts, feedback and questions about their process and approach to making work. Throughout May, WillFredd will be visiting the following: St Francis Hospice (Dublin), Marymount Hospice (Cork), Cahercalla Hospice (Ennis) and Galway Hospice (Galway). Through ethical encounters between artists and communities of place, space and interest, WillFredd Theatre develop work which responds to and represents elements of these communities.
In association with Cahercalla Community Hospice, Ennis.
WillFredd Theatre (willfredd.com) was founded in 2011 in Dublin, Ireland. The Co-Artistic Directors are Sophie Motley and Sarah Jane Shiels, and its Producer is Kate Ferris. WillFredd’s work engages with contemporary culture, actively inviting new audiences into the theatre. Through ethical encounters between artists and communities of place, space and interest, the company develops theatre which responds to and represents elements of these communities. WillFredd believes in constant evaluation and interrogation of its work through extensive research and development phases where work is shown back to communities with whom it is developed. The company have made three full productions to date: FOLLOW (2011), FARM (2012) and CARE (2014). We are currently in production with Jockey which will premiere at VISUAL, Carlow and Dublin Dance Festival in May 2015.
Funded by Age and Opportunity BEALTAINE 2016 and VOLTage/Clare County of Culture 2016.