Ritual for Dolls

Red Alchemy Theatre Company
Mill Theatre, Dublin
Show Date(s): 
30th June 2010

A golliwog, a toy soldier, a doll and a monkey with a drum lie forgotten in an a attic.  Each night they enact the story of the brother and sister who owned them long ago — a story that bursts through the straitlacing of Victorian society and confronts us with some unpalatable truths. If we change history we can never then learn from it. And so we are condemned to repeat it. Freedom of speech means to protect the unspeakable. These depicCons, as offensive as they are to some and not to others, bring testament to the depicCon of people in our past. From the past they serve to educate, lest we repeat our mistakes.

Starring: David Doyle Garry Mountaine Ray O’Hare Sally O’Leary

Director: Christine Scarry

Set Designer: John O’Donoghue

Lighting Designer: Gerry Taylor