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Opera Workshop Limerick presents ‘Twisted Tales’ for 2022 Halloween weekend

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Twisted Tales is a short, sharp, series of eerie tales performed in the shadowy environs of the Coach House, No 2 Pery Square, Limerick over the Halloween weekend. Pictured above are members of the cast rehearsing.

A series of short, contemporary operas in the shadowy environs of the Coach House

The show plays at The Coach House, No 2 Pery Square, Limerick, Thursday, October 27 to Sunday, October, 30.

Opera Workshop presents ‘Twisted Tales’ a series of short, contemporary operas for the Halloween weekend.

A little odd, a little weird, a little edgy, a little of what you fancy, may do more harm than good in the latest production of Limerick company, Opera Workshop.


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Twisted Tales is a short, sharp, series of eerie tales performed in the shadowy environs of the Coach House, No 2 Pery Square, Limerick over the Halloween weekend. The shows run from Thursday, October 27 to Sunday, October, 30.

Tales of portentous witches, contentious wills and ships lost at sea are brought to you by an ensemble of ten singers and two pianists.  

The programme of four short operas, songs and scenes include, ‘Off Tuskar’ and ‘The Hag of Loughrask’ by Fiona Linanne and ‘Ashes’ and ‘Bloody Murder’ by Luke Byrne.

Produced and directed by Opera Workshop’s Artistic Director, Shirley Keane, with music direction by Eoin Scanlon.  Opera Workshop joins forces with their longtime production partners Honest Arts to bring you the perfect creepy, musical feast for the October bank holiday weekend.

We advise patrons to dress as if for an outdoor event.  The coach house is an old and chilly building…  At least, we presume the chill is weather related…

The production is funded by The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and media through the Local, Live Performance Scheme and Limerick City & County Council Arts Office. The work is generously supported by Limerick Civic Trust, The People’s Museum of Limerick and The Lime Tree | Belltable Theatre.

Opera Workshop was set up in 2017 by Shirley Keane.  Based in Limerick city, they commission new works and re-imagine familiar operas, mounting productions in unexpected places and in unexpected ways.  Their unique ensemble approach to making opera inspires artists who want to work with them and excites audiences, many of whom experience opera for the first time. Their work stimulates new perceptions of opera: what it is and who it is for.

Venue: The Coach House, No 2 Pery Square, Limerick, Thursday, October 27 to Sunday, October, 30 at 7.30 pm (approx. 80 minutes)

Funded by The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Limerick City & County Council Arts Office with the support of Limerick Civic Trust and The People’s Museum of Limerick and The Lime Tree | Belltable Theatre

Tickets are €25 and are available to book online, go HERE

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