Salttery’s Sago Saga at Dublin Theatre Festival

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Salttery’s Sago Saga at Dublin Theatre Festival





Darragh Kelly in The Performance Corporation's production of Slattery's Sago Saga-2

Darragh Kelly in Slattery’s Sago Saga at the 2011 Dublin Theatre Festival




Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival
Rathfarnham Castle
12 Performances only from Oct 6 – 16

First performed in 2010, Slattery’s Sago Saga is one part carnival, one part surreal satire on modern Ireland. This hit comedy was acclaimed universally by critics and audiences and completely sold out its run in the historic halls of Rathfarnham Castle. It was also nominated Best New Play, Best Actor and Best Director in this year’s Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards.

Jo Mangan will direct a cast including Darragh Kelly, Helen Norton, Michael Glenn Murphy, Kathy Rose O’Brien and Karl Quinn.

Slattery’s Sago Saga is the tale of Tim Hartigan, whose quiet life as dogsbody of Poguemahone Hall is shattered by the arrival of a Scotch woman with a ridiculously evil plan. And just round the corner, utter confusion awaits in the shape of a politically-correct Leprechaun, a beautiful typist and a tycoon T.D. bent on bankrupting the country.


“One part theatre of the absurd, one part state of the Nation and one hell of an evening’s entertainment….a delight from start to finish….should not be missed” – Totally Dublin

“An unending banquet of brilliant writing … The Performance Corporation delivers in glorious measure” – The Irish Times

‘Brilliantly funny…A monstrous pudding of a comic play.’
- Irish Independent
‘Slattery’s Sago Saga is crock-full of fresh parodic fun.’
- Irish Times
‘The cast do a rollicking and superb job… under Jo Mangan’s terrific direction.’
- Sunday Independent
‘Ferociously absurdist wit propelled by a stunning cast.’
- Le Cool Dublin
‘A delirious concoction of plot and off-kilter dialogue.’
- Sunday Business Post

Darragh Kelly
Michael Glenn Murphy
Helen Norton
Kathy Rose O’Brien
Karl Quinn

Creative Team
Directed by Jo Mangan
Produced by Breda Cashe
Set and Lighting Design by Ciaran Bagnall
Costume Design by Niamh Lunny
Hair and Make Up Design by Lorraine McCrann
Graphic Design by Caoimhe O Byrne
Photography by Colm Hogan and Ciaran Bagnall

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