Caitríona O’Leary in The Brecht Project: Songs From The Dark Times


On Wednesday, 24 May International Literature Festival Dublin in association with IMRAM Irish Language Literature Festival, will present The Brecht Project: Songs From The Dark Times at the renowned Smock Alley Theatre.

Songs From The Dark Times is being conceived and directed by American theatre and opera director, Eric Fraad, with music direction by the celebrated Irish singer, Caitríona O’Leary.

The Irish language production imaginatively adapts monologues, scenes and poems written by the German poet/playwright Bertolt Brecht, and songs – and other musical works – written by Brecht and the composers Kurt Weill and Hanns Eisler with the intention of drawing comparisons between the fascist regimes that emerged in the 1930s and 1940s, and the rise of right wing authoritarian governments today.


Smock Alley Theatre 1662
6-7 Exchange Street Lower
Temple Bar
Dublin 8

Price: €10 / €8
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Singer: Caitríona O’Leary
Actors: Seán T Ó Meallaigh, Gearóid Ó Mordha
Dancers: Justine Doswell, Clodagh Farrell, Sarah Carey, Roisin Kearney
Keyboards: Josh Johnston
Saxophones, Percussion: Nick Roth
Clarinets: Deirdre O’Leary

Artistic/Production Team

Stage Direction: Eric Fraad
Music Direction: Caitríona O’Leary
Choreography: Justine Doswell,
Set & Lighting Design: Kevin McFadden
Costume Design: Monica Ennis
Projection Design: Margaret Lonergan
Irish Translations: Gabriel Rosenstock, Aindrias Ó Cathasaigh
Producer: Liam Carson