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NIGHTMARE PLANTS

"It is only when a man feels himself face to face with such horrors that he can understand their true import”.  Bram Stoker

Presented by The National Botanic Gardens of Ireland and Bram Stoker Festival

As night falls on the garden’s oasis of calm and beauty, a dark heart begins to beat deep in the Victorian glasshouse. Things are coming into bloom. Welcome to the world of Nightmare Plants, where nature’s power to poison, seduce and intoxicate is on display.

Your host is a centuries old plant hunter; a mysterious purveyor of new and unusual species. He has trialled and tested the most deadly of Mother Nature’s creations. Now, for the first time, he’s opening his glass palace for guests to see his life’s work. Find out for yourself what secrets lie within, and what memories must be exorcised before the sun rises. Nightmare Plants is an immersive performance, told by an ensemble of actors.

CONCEPT, WRITING & DIRECTION. Michelle McMahon

CAST. Shane Thomas Whisker, Michelle McMahon, Michael Cusick, Sophie Jo Wasson

DRAMATURGY. Peter Dunne

LIGHTING DESIGN. Sarah Jane Shiels

COSTUME & PROP DESIGN. Mary Sheehan

STAGE MANAGEMENT. Sinead Heavin

LADIES DRESS MAKING. Mary Kirwan

PROGRAMME DESIGN. Freya Bateson

MAKE UP. Rebecca Kivlehan

PRODUCTION STILLS ©Allen Kiely | Bram Stoker Festival

Interview on RTE Radio 1, Arena with Sean Rocks…

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