Cyclone Rep, Ireland's busiest Theatre-in-Education Company, is delighted to come close to you this year to perform our popular Shakespeare Sessions. Our mission is to provide audiences with an exciting and multifaceted theatrical experience. Shakespeare Sessions are both entertaining and educational, combining performance and workshop. The Shakespeare Sessions comprise of individual curriculum-based plays of Shakespeare's texts. They include a review of the relevant topics and themes along with discussions and opportunities for students to participate.

This year Cyclone Rep is performing four different sessions. For Senior Cycle students: "The King Lear Session" and "The Macbeth Session". For Junior Cycle students: "The Romeo & Juliet Session" and "The Merchant Session". 

Each show is 2 hours in length with no interval. The Shakespeare Sessions are abridged versions of the plays with the main scenes performed true to text and a workshop woven throughout the performance. The aim for our shows is to engage, entertain and educate by breaking down the 4th wall and communicating directly with our audience members, using lots of humour and audience interaction while also discussing the the main themes, characters and plot line in each of the plays.

Ticket Price: 15 (Teachers go free) 

For bookings or more information contact our sales team either by emailing or by phone: 021-235 5356.

Lime Tree (running time 2 hours, no interval)

  • Mon 15/1/18 – King Lear – 9.45am

  • Mon 15/1/18 – King Lear – 1pm

  • Tue 16/1/18 – Romeo & Juliet – 9.45am

  • Wed 17/1/18 – Macbeth – 1pm

Belltable (running time 2 hours, no interval)

  • Thur 18/1/18 – Merchant of Venice – 9.45am (sold out)

  • Thur 18/1/18 – Merchant of Venice – 1pm

  • Fri 19/1/18 – Merchant of Venice – 9.45am


What people think of our shows: 

The Macbeth Session - “Excellent revision of the play, we'll definitely be back!" - Ann O'Meara, Limerick City teacher. 

The King Lear Session - “Made the play very accessible to the students. Gave excellent and relevant insight." - Damian O Brien, Limerick teacher.

The Merchant Session - “Very comprehensive and accessible - great use of humour/comedy to engage the young audience." - Eoin Ó Riordáin, Limerick teacher.

The Romeo & Juliet Session - “Great production, great cast. Very engaging and entertaingin for the pupils." - Liam O'Connor, Limerick teacher.



  • Mon, Jan 15 | 09:45
    Mon, Jan 15 | 13:00
    Tue, Jan 16 | 09:45

Lime Tree Theatre
Courtbrack Avenue (off Dock Road)
Co. Limerick
Box Office +353 (0)61 774774

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