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Mayo Movie World Ceoldráma & Amharclannaíocht - Opera & Theatre

Mayo Movie World

Moneen, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.




Information Line: 1520-927010


Live from the internationally acclaimed Donmar Warehouse Theatre:

King Lear by William Shakespeare 

Mayo Movie World, Castlebar, February 3rd at 7.00pm

The Donmar’s Artistic Director, Michael Grandage directs Derek Jacobi as King Lear.

“Who is it that can tell me who I am?”

An ageing monarch, a kingdom divided, a child’s love rejected, as Lear’s world descends into chaos, all that he once believed is brought into question.One of the greatest works in western literature, King Lear explores the very nature of human existence: love and duty, power and loss, good and evil.


Live from The Metropolitan Opera House New York:

Nixon in China (Adams) – New Production

Mayo Movie World, Castlebar, February 12th at 6.00pm

Expected Running time: 4 hours

“All of my operas have dealt on deep psychological levels with our American mythology,” says composer John Adams, who conducts the Met premiere of his most famous opera. “The meeting of Nixon and Mao is a mythological moment in world history, particularly American history.” Acclaimed director and longtime Adams collaborator Peter Sellars makes his Met debut with this groundbreaking 1987 work, an exploration of the human truths beyond the headlines surrounding President Nixon’s 1972 encounter with Communist China. Baritone James Maddalena stars in the title role.

John Adams; Kathleen Kim, Janis Kelly, Robert Brubaker, Russell Braun, James Maddalena, Richard Paul Fink


Live from The Metropolitan Opera House New York:

Iphigénie en Tauride  (Gluck)

Mayo Movie World, Castlebar, February 26th at 6.00pm

Expected Running time: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Susan Graham and Plácido Domingo reprise their starring roles in Gluck’s nuanced and elegant interpretation of this primal Greek myth. Tenor Paul Groves also returns to Stephen Wadsworth’s insightful production, first seen in 2007. Patrick Summers conducts.

Patrick Summers; Susan Graham, Plácido Domingo, Paul Groves, Gordon Hawkins

Selected Programmes:

excel 2016

Mayo County Council's Youth Arts Programme  2016


Bealtaine 2016

Celebrating Creatibity as we Age – May 2016

Bealtaine 2016 cover 


John F. Deane

Mayo County Council Writer in Residence 2015

John F. Deane Mayo County Council Writer in Residence 2015


Culture Night 2016

Countywide programme of cultural events – 16th September

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Culture Night 2016

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