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The Soldier’s Tale

Igor Stravinsky’s First World War music theatre piece tells the dark Faustian fable of a soldier who makes a trade with the devil on the promise of untold wealth and success… or so he is led to believe.

A unique opportunity to hear one of Ireland’s leading Chamber Music Ensembles bring this masterpiece to life alongside Oscar-nominated actor Ciarán Hinds and contemporary dancer Emily Ayers.

“You could just call it a successful melding of arts forms wonderfully presented. But that doesn’t do justice to the piece as offered in Kilkenny. Perhaps it’s best to say: it’s a cracker. And that’s whether your taste is for drama, poetry, modern music, jazz or dance. All the art forms are there, brilliantly delivered.” Emer O’Kelly, Sunday Independent.


May 31 2022 - Jun 04 2022


All Day




Smock Alley Theatre
7 Exchange Street Lower, Temple Bar, Dublin, D08 PX27