‘Tóraíocht’ Tour – April 2018!
Fíbín is celebrating their 15th anniversary this year and are bringing our biggest production to date ‘Tóraíocht’ out on a nationwide tour in April as part of this year’s programme of events. The production will be staged in Galway, Cork, Dublin and Carlow. This is a new version of the epic tale from the Fenian Cycle of Irish mythology ‘The Pursuit of Diarmuid and Gráinne’, written by Philip Doherty and directed by the renowned actor and director Mikel Murfi.
‘Tóraíocht’ will be performed by a cast of six comprising of Gráinne Bleasdale, Méabh Ní Chualáin, Kate Finegan, Liz Fitzgibbon, Fionnuala Gygax and Seán T. Ó Meallaigh. The ensemble of 6 actors portray over 30 characters with mask work. ‘Tóraíocht’ is a highly physical performance with quick changes, over-sized props, masks, and a breath-taking aerial routine. There is a great deal of humour in the story, in both the dialogue, and in the execution of the play with a very vivid, emotional closing scene.
Fíbín are delighted to have received touring funding from the Arts Council to undertake this tour as it’s very seldom Gaeltacht based companies get the chance to tour nationwide.