Smock Alley Theatre 1662 presents..
Every story has a beginning, just not always the one you expect…
Based on the popular world folklore tale.Written by Katie McCann (Cirque des Reves)
Lost, tired and out of their depth, brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm stumble upon a cabin in the woods and seek shelter.
Trapped there for the night the brothers regale the inhabitants, a young girl and her grandmother, with the stories they have gathered on their travels. Stories they believe will make them best sellers and famous the world over.
But the grandmother too has a tale to tell, about a girl named Ella, her cruel stepmother, a handsome prince and the night that would change her life forever. However this is not the story the brothers expect. No, no this is the real story of the girl who became known as Cinderella…
Enjoy a festive seasonal meal prepared by our resident chef ahead of selected performances!
Sitting @ 5:30pm | Tickets: €30 Adult / €25 Child
Patrons please note that last dinner sitting is 6pm
School Group ShowingsFri 8 / Thu 14 / Fri 15 Dec @ 11.30am | Students €10 | Teachers go free!
For more information, or to book a school group please call 01-6770014.
Smock Alley was the first Theatre Royal built in Dublin. John Ogilby opened it in 1662 as part of the Restoration of the British monarchy and King Charles II in 1660, along with the London’s Drury Lane (1662) and the Lincoln’s Inn Fields (1661). It was the first custom-built theatre in the city and still remains in substantially the same form, making it one of the most important sites in European theatre history. Smock Alley Temple Bar Theatre was the first theatre outside London to receive the title of Theatre Royal, but because it had been built on land reclaimed from the Liffey, the building was unstable and the gallery collapsed twice; it was rebuilt in 1735.