Slapdash Theatre Co. is a brand spanking new theatre collective based in Carlow. We are on a mission to invogorate, refresh and explore the old, very old, the new and the as yet unwritten dramas, comedies, tragedies, comi-tragedies and whatever else we can get our hands on!
The brain child of Janice de Bróithe, (BA, MA Drama & Theatre Studies, UCC) who wished to create a company that would refuse to be boxed into one form or labelled as one thing, Slapdash seeks to sink their teeth into all kinds of theatre, and have fun with it.
Bringing along Andrea Bolger (BA Drama & Theatre Studies, UCC) for the craic, the pair have decided to start messing around with none other than Bill Shakespeare. Sure why not?
This site-specific promenade production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' intends to captivate the audience and bring them on a fantastical journey through breathing new life into a timeless classic.
Set in the wonderful Delta Sensory Gardens, which in themselves transport visitors to another world, Slapdash wish to completely immerse the audience in the magical world of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream.'
Guided through the various gardens, by an assortment of other worldly creatures, people will experience this bewtiching tale of lovers, fairies and mischief, their senses being ensared by a meleé of sights, smells and sounds. Nothing like this has ever been done in Carlow, which is why it is a very special event and we want it to succeed.
This is where you come in, pay attention now!
In order to get this ground-breaking production off the ground, we need to raise just a little bit of money to help us along the way. As a brand new company we have no funding at all, and so must rely on the kindness of good people like you (yes you) to donate even a very small amount to make this happen.
Even as little as €5 will go a long way (give up that morning latte, just once!) to achieving our dream of creating a wonderful, fantastical, magical, bewitching (you get the idea) tour de force.
This isn't just a play, anyone can do that, this is an EXPERIENCE!
For your troubles, there are little treats to entice and thank you from the bottom of our hearts. The course of true theatre never did run smooth, so be generous, and don't be cankerblossom! :)