Danse Macabre

About

It’s about death, fear, ritual, anger, mess, curiosity, and transcendence.

Creative Team

  • Dan Colley

    Director

  • Dave Young

    Designer

  • Saileóg O’Halloran

    Costume Designer

  • Alma Kelleher

    Composer + Sound Design

  • Pyrotechnics Designer

    Richard Babington

45+
Professional Artists
300+
Volunteers
70,000+
Audience

The Story

It’s set in a market bizarre within a magic-realist world.The market is expanding so fast that by the time you reach the edge to get out, more stalls have been built, new dealers have set up and the edge has moved beyond your reach.

In a world unto itself with its little Kingdoms and their histories and customs varying between the sellers of different goods; limes, hearth idols, coloured beads, medicinal herbs, mannequin heads, tincture glass, fine plastic china, coffins, mannequin torsos, rare birds, barrels of oil, funny weed, holy bones, bowls of birra, live lambs, salt, human hair, satirical masks, fish scales, real fire, electric race cars and magic!

The Characters

Conor

Conor

Maria Sabina

Maria Sabina

Father

Father

Ozymandias

Ozymandias

Mother

Mother

Vera

Vera

The Magic Makers

ARTISTS + MAKERS

    • Angie Byrne
    • Ciaran Bonner
    • Tommy Casby
    • Peter Casby
    • Dave Donovan
    • Jo Jo Hynes
    • Eugene Finnegan
    • Áine Lawless
    • Paul McDonnell
    • Gavin Morgan
    • Ali Nightingale
    • Lisa Sweeney
    • Ger Sweeney
    • Bill Wright

COSTUME

  • Costume Superviser
    • Rachel Stout
  • Team
    • Carmel Balf
    • Róisín Lennon
    • Marcella Morgan
    • Susan McKenna
    • Ciara O'Toole
    • Miriam O'Donohue
    • Tara Tobin

HAIR + MAKE UP

  • Hair Design
    • Helen O Connor
  • Make Up Design
    • Michelle Ruane

ENSEMBLE DIRECTORS

  • Performance
    • Miquel Barcelo
    • Midie Corcoran
    • Conor Geoghegan
    • James Riordan
    • Johanne Webb
  • Stilting
    • Aidan Phelan
  • Drumming
    • Éimhín Cradock
    • Debbie Wright
  • Brass
    • Donal McConnon

PRODUCTION TEAM

  • Executive Producer
    • Brídín Murphy Mitchell
  • Company Administrator
    • Georgina O'Connor
  • Event Controller
    • Eamonn Fox
  • Production Manager
    • Emma O'Grady
  • Production Coordinator
    • Debbie Wright
  • Macnas Volunteers Coordinator
    • Victoria McCormack
  • Sound Engineer
    • Kevin Hughes
  • LX
    • Jim Faulkner
  • Production Buyer
    • Niamh Moloughney
  • Production + SFX Assistant
    • Ciara Moloughney
  • Workshop Manager
    • Gavin Morgan
  • Filiming
    • Heavy Man Productions
  • Official Photographer
    • Julia Dunin
  • PR
    • Lisa Regan