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A mystical world of theatre on show in Kilkee

Culturlann Sweeney in Kilkee will present two very different theatre performances this week.

The first, Cooley Women, is a magical, mystical theatre performance and will be staged on Friday at 8pm.

Taken from the Ulster Cycle of Irish myths and An Tain legends, Cooley Women consists of two interlinked one-act plays, each exploring key figures familiar to Irish audiences.

The first features two of the Morrigan sisters, Morrigan herself and Macha – famous for her curse on all Ulstermen. The second is an account of Queen Maeve’s desire to capture the Brown Bull of Cooley. Both plays offer an insight into Irish mythology and contain Celtic rituals of the time. Irish theatre artistic director, John Dunne, has been writing and producing Irish plays for 20 years.

Meanwhile, Cultúrlann Sweeney will also present The Bockety World of Henry and Bucket, a new play for children aged four and older, on Wednesday.

Written and directed by Sarah Argent, the production is currently on a national tour and will hold two performances, one at 10am and another at 11.30am. The Bockety World of Henry and Bucket looks at friendship through a day in the life of two friends who live in a bockety world of discarded objects.

The play is both humorous and rich in visual antics. Through Henry and Bucket’s relationship, it examines what friendship is, what goes wrong and how you fix it. Their friendship reflects the bockety world they inhabit with all its wobbles and shakes.

For booking information about both productions, contact Culturlann Sweeney on 065 9060769.

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