Galway International Arts Festival 2021
Decadent return to live theatre in September, with the premiere production of Kevin Barry's There Are Little Kingdoms at the Galway International Arts Festival in September. The play is a chronicle of life in the towns and cities of a changing land, where a strange new music sounds, where there are many uncertainties and absurdities, but where still there’s laughter in the dark. Andrew Flynn developed the original playscript from Kevin Barry's short story collection, in collaboration with a close group of actors - like a modern Under Milk Wood. More Info here
EDEN - Autumn Tour 2021
After a difficult year of cancelled shows and lost audiences, Decadent are returning to live touring theatre this Autumn. As the country starts adjusting to, hopefully, a life post Covid-19, we can get back to what we do best.
Eden is the powerful story of an ordinary relationship on an extraordinary weekend. Billy and Breda are approaching their 10th wedding anniversary. Breda is determined that this will be the weekend that saves their marriage. But Billy is more concerned with Imelda, the beautiful young woman he has his eye on. From the writer of hit RTÉ drama Pure Mule, Eden is a story of stale love and fresh lust in the Irish midlands. Eden was the winner of Best New Play at both the Irish Times Theatre Awards and the Stewart Parker Awards in 2001.
Cast: Lesley Conroy, Patrick Ryan, directed by Andrew Flynn.
Film & Livestreaming
Gavin Fitzgerald is an exciting young Irish filmmaker (Liam Gallagher: As It Was and Conor McGregor Notorious) who will be collaborating with Decadent to enhance their productions with both livestream shows and stand-alone shorts for social media. Every projects’ needs are different but the methods of storytelling and engaging audiences remain the same.
Gavin will translate our theatre to the digital space, be it a livestream, professional recording or content for social media, television or cinemas. He will record a performance before the tour begins, so it can be screened in the event of a cancellation. Decadent will thus have the capacity to have a blended audience - in a live venue and in people’s homes.
Arts Council Capacity Grant
Decadent Theatre have received an Arts Council Capacity Grant to develop and broaden their touring capacity. Andrew Flynn has welcomed the support. 'Touring has always been at the heart of Decadent – it’s in our DNA - but it’s going to be difficult over the next while. The grant will help us create a new and simpler model for touring work and advance our capacity to digitally record and livestream our productions."