Savage Grace

About

Towering ravens, barn owls and gargantuan grey wolves creep down laneways… Gnarled and haggard white witches carrying glowing lanterns and shadow puppets illuminated the crisp night sky… Savage Grace is a celebration of dreamers, schemers and engineers of imagination, powered by hundreds of colourful performers and visionary makers.

Creative Team

  • Orla Clogher

    Devised + Designer

  • Cherie White

    Costume Designer

  • Orlagh De Bhaldraithe

    Musical Director

30+
Professional Artists
200+
Volunteers
50,000+
Audience

The Story

A relentless ballad, a deliriously dark and delicious waltz between love and loss.

A heady concoction of murky mythology and nocturnal animal energy, Savage Grace sees dancing wolves, seductive raven tricksters and inconsolable plague mourners descend on the city streets at twilight to transform and transfix… Foreboding rhythms and musical laments, packaged in rhyme and riddle, herald the arrival of Baba Yaga, a formidable figure defined only by her striking ambiguity.

The Characters

Baba Yaga

Baba Yaga

The Owl

The Owl

The Wolf

The Wolf

The Moon

The Moon

Vasalissa

Vasalissa

The Magic Makers

ARTISTS + MAKERS

    • Angie Byrne
    • Ciarán Bonner
    • Peter Casby
    • Tommy Casby
    • Dave Donovan
    • Eugene Finnegan
    • Gavin Morgan
    • Paul McDonnell
    • Tom Meskell
    • Áine Lawless
    • Susie Reibsich
    • Ger Sweeney
    • Lisa Sweeney
    • Dave Young

COSTUME

  • Costume Superviser
    • Triona Lillis
  • Costume Team
    • Carmel Balf
    • Marcella Morgan
    • Ilaria Pellizzaro
    • Jingyi Zhang

HAIR + MAKE UP

  • Hair Design
    • The Face Hair Studio
  • Makeup Design
    • Michelle Ruane

ENSEMBLE DIRECTORS

  • Performance
    • Miquel Barcelo
    • Jonathan Gunning
    • Alex Podger
    • Judith Sibley
  • Drummers
    • ÉimhÍn Cradock
    • Debbie Wright
  • Drummers
    • Kevin Curran
    • The Hit Machine
  • Jazz + Brass
    • Donal McConnon

PRODUCTION TEAM

  • Producer
    • Noeline Kavanagh
  • Company Administrator
    • Georgina O'Connor
  • Production Manager
    • Peter Jordan
  • Assistant Production Manager
    • Emma O'Grady
  • Production Coordinator
    • Debbie Wright
  • Production Coordinator
    • Joey Kavanagh
  • Event Controller
    • Eamonn Fox
  • Macnas Volunteers Coordinator
    • Victoria McCormack
  • Sound Engineer
    • Kevin Hughes
  • LX
    • Jim Faulkner
  • Pyrothecnics
    • Alex Podger
  • Production Assistant
    • Hillary Kavanagh
  • Production Buyer
    • Niamh Moloughney
  • Workshop Manager
    • Gavin Morgan
  • Filming
    • Heavy Man Films
  • Official Photographer
    • Julia Dunin