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Posted 07/04/2018


Date: 14/11/2019

Time: 2pm-4pm

Ticket type: Free

Note: Free event

Public performance
LIT Clonmel Campus
14th November
2pm - 4pm
Free admission

Written & directed by:
Catherine McVicker

Luna Kalo
Helena White
Fiona Kelly
Ciara Morrin

Sound director:
Maurice Caplice

Merry-Go-Round explores a young woman’s journey as she tries to deal with the sudden death of her father. Trying to keep everything together on the outside, she begins to feel overwhelmed. She struggles to attend her training course. The roof over her head is at risk and financial disaster exacerbates everything.

This play was written by Catherine McVicker as part of the ‘Rehearsing Change’ project, funded by Creative Ireland.

About Forum Theatre:
Forum Theatre is a style of theatre created by the innovative and influential practitioner Augusto Boal, one of the techniques
under the umbrella term of Theatre of the Oppressed (TO). This relates to the engagement of spectators influencing and engaging with the performance as both spectators and actors, termed ‘spect-actors’, with the power to stop and change the performance. As part of TO, the issues dealt with are often related to areas of social justice aiming to explore potential solutions to oppression featured in the performance.

As Forum Theatre is participatory, it is essential the performance a) honestly explores obstacles and b) creates a ripple of frustration regarding the protagonist’s decision making encouraging the audience or spect-actors to engage with the story and suggest/try other possible choices. The acknowledgment of choice as a component for personal or group development is an empowering tool in the overall process, as is discussion regarding systemic constraints during times of adversity.