Monday, May 21, 2012

Smock Alley Theatre

Smock Alley theatre has reopened after being closed for over 200 years.
Smock Alley Theatre
The Smock Alley was the first Theatre Royal built in Dublin. John Ogilby opened it in 1662 as part of the Restoration of the British monarchy and King Charles II in 1660, along with the London's Drury Lane (1662) and the Lincoln's Inn Fields (1661). It was the first custom-built theatre in the city and still remains in substantially the same form, making it one of the most important sites in European theatre history.

The first play to be performed in the newly rebuilt/refurbished theatre is

She Stoops To Conquer

Tuesday 15th May - Saturday 2nd June 2012

First performed in Smock Alley, in May 1773, Irish playwright Oliver Goldsmith’s, “She Stoops To Conquer” , makes a triumphant return 239 years later in the newly restored theatre with re-formed Smock Alley Players (est. 1662).

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