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There’s magic about Monkeyshine Theatre’s ‘Voyage’ as it sets sail around Ireland

Monkeyshine Theatre's 'Voyage' tours Ireland in October and November
Monkeyshine Theatre's 'Voyage' tours Ireland in October and November

With an Irish tour spanning October and November, Monkeyshine Theatre’s Jim Jobson chats about their latest production ‘Voyage’ before it sets sail around Ireland.

Monkeyshine Theatre’s latest production, Voyage, is out to see, having premiered at the Watergate Theatre on Friday 14 October, 2016.

Having began life in the North, the company has had something of a nomadic life in recent years, most recently settling outside Callan, Co. Kilkenny. Fitting, so, that they company present their work in Kilkenny’s home for theatre and performing arts in the Watergate.

The company describe the Voyage as “An electrifying, big-hearted epic for everyone over eight, inspired by Jonathan Swift’s fantastic tales of Gulliver’s Travels.”

To find out more about it, I had a chat recently to Artistic Director Jim Jobson during a break from tech rehearsals ahead of the show’s premiere in Kilkenny. Take a listen below to find out more about Monkeyshine, the world of work they create for children and adults alike and what exactly Voyage is all about.

Having opened at the Watergate, Voyage heads for the Town Hall Theatre (Galway, 17-19 October), Siamsa Tíre (Tralee, 23 Ocobter), Riverbank Arts CEntre (Newbridge, 26 October), An Draíocht (Blanchardstown, 28 October), The Linenhall (Castlebar, 31 October), Hawk’s Well Theatre (Sligo, 3 November), Source (Thurles, 5 November), Solstice (Navan, 8 November) before finishing in VISUAL (Carlow, 10 November).

Follow the company’s work here.

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