The Green by Emer Lyons directed by Martin Swann and Riders to the Sea by John Synge directed
by Louise Petherbridge
In the second of our Winter short season series we present The Green, a modern piece by Irish born
Dunedin playwright Emer Lyons which tells of one woman’s fight to stop progress from destroying
her town. The second play is an early 20th century classic by celebrated Irish playwright John Synge.
Riders to the Sea is poignant and tragic as a mother and her daughters face losing the menfolk
of the family to the sea. The programme includes an energetic interlude entertainment by Kathryn
Olcott’s Irish Beat Dancers.
A sci-fi inspired comic adventure created and directed by Thomas Makinson assisted by Leanne Byas. The show is punctuated with new takes on classic fairy tales, and some original yarns. Over the top, silly fun, and maybe some chocolate at the end.