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Metamorphosis

As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from a night of uneasy dreams he found himself transformed into a gigantic insect... Big Telly brought together the stunning music and dance team that created its Autumn 1995 production of Cuchulainn to produce this Irish premiere of Berkoff's amazing production. Berkoff's play is based on Franz Kafka's story Metamorphosis about a travelling salesman who finds that overnight he has become transformed into a giant insect.

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What they said:

  • “Simultaneously hilarious and unsettling…”
  • Sunday Times, February 1996
  • “… everything great drama brilliantly and energetically presented should be”
  • Irish News, February 1996

The Water Babies

Did you hold your breath for this underwater fantasy - as Big Telly went overboard with the fresh and bubbly adaptation of Charles Kingsley's much-loved story The Water Babies. Something very fishy happened to little Tom when the sooty sweep lost his way in the blackest of chimneys and ended up in the whitest of rooms where a brief encounter with pretty Miss Ellie left him completely out of his depth.

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What they said:

  • “…a show with a lot of raw energy and inventiveness and visual jokes. Just the thing to cheer up children and harassed parents before Christmas.”
  • Coleraine Chronicle, December 1998

To Hell With Faust

TO HELL WITH FAUST was a bold and inventive new piece of performance which was inspired by the celebrated tale of a man who sold his soul to the devil. In the tradition of Big Telly's acclaimed productions of Metamorphosis and Cuchulainn, the company assembled a creative team of researchers, a writer/director, composer, choreographer, theatre designer and five performers to explore the story from as many creative angles as possible.

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What they said:

  • “It is evident from the clarity and commitment of performance and production that Big Telly Theatre Company has had a ball in the conception and execution of this mischievous reworking of the Faust legend. [The cast] scamper through this wickedly melodramatic, mysteriously crafted evening with panache and style, working their way towards a climax which is stunning in its horrible simplicity.”
  • The Stage, March 1998
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