Thu 4 - Fri 5 Nov

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Thu 04 Nov 2021 7PM

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Thu 04 Nov 2021 10PM

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Fri 05 Nov 2021 7PM

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Fri 05 Nov 2021 10PM

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Immerse yourself in a Nightmare Performance Experience this Autumn –


Paul and Deirdre are trying to adopt a child. In their world, adoption is shameful and embarrassing, and discretion is key. When Rosie, the adoption agent, arrives for a home visit, Paul and Deirdre struggle to impress her; casting doubts over their chances of getting a child. But Rosie’s visit threatens a much larger secret; something Paul and Deirdre have hidden their entire relationship – the illegal forest in their spare room on the top floor. Rosie becomes entranced by the forest, and she offers to speed up the adoption process in return for access to the forest, one day a week. However, Rosie is also holding a secret close to her heart and her weekly visits to the forest lead to the emergence of a sinister presence that begins to create havoc in all of their lives. Sylvan is a delicious nightmare for the senses.


Tinderbox will premiere Jonathan M. Daley’s thrilling new play Sylvan in site-specific locations across Ireland, including the woodland area around the Riverside Theatre grounds. Sylvan promises to be a visual feast of the Theatre of the Grotesque with stunning design by Stuart Marshall and featuring a stellar cast, Ruby Campbell, Maria Connolly and Seamus O’Hara.  The play will be performed in Forests in Coleraine and Belfast, and we are delighted to be part of the Imagine Arts Festival in Waterford.  Sylvan promises to be a nightmarish immersive live experience with the amalgamation of digital film, horror, sound design and live performance.  Sylvan will be directed by Tinderbox Artistic Director, Patrick J’O Reilly.

Age Guidance: 16+

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