Ends Mar 15 | 1h 0m | Chelsea


From 6 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Great staging, Absorbing, Edgy, Romantic

About the show

Irish Rep presents this new solo piece that tells the story of a man celebrating and remembering a great love affair. An elegy to life, love, and loss. More…

From the show:

Incantata is written by one of Ireland’s most revered writers, the New York based, Pulitzer Prize-winning Paul Muldoon and interpreted for the stage by Stanley Townsend and Sam Yates.

Fresh from a fall 2019 run at Dublin’s famed Gate Theatre, Incantata premiered to wide acclaim at the 2018 Galway International Arts Festival.

Member Reviews (6)


Great acting, Great staging, Absorbing, Edgy, Romantic
Avg Score

Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Solo performance of an Irish poem using props as characters. Excellent use of video unlike WWS.

Don't see it if You like multi characters and a linear plot. Its's poetry and requires attentive listening.

During previews
Read the poem first, 1 hour-plus dramatic elegy

See it if You like elegaic poetry generally, know (& or like) Paul Muldoon & don't mind a thick Irish accent in the delivery. Good acting, video again

Don't see it if you dislike poetry, short dramatic pieces, plays with no plot, overuse of video (a fad this season) or poor sound engineering.

Also Much of the performance was difficult to hear from the second to last ... Read more Read less

During previews
Ambitious, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you appreciate outstanding acting and writing

Don't see it if you don't like solo plays

During previews
Slow, Romantic, Lyrical, Incredible staging, Great acting

See it if If you want to see a classic Irish poem enacted with great skill on stage.

Don't see it if if you don't like one person performances of poems.

Also The production has many strengths. The acting and staging were excelle... Read more Read less

During previews
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Great singing, Excruciating, Edgy

See it if A poetic ode to a lost partner with incredible staging, acting and writing. Irish Rep does it again. I only caught parts but very moving.

Don't see it if If you want a linear plot and light hearted musical , this is very deep and memorable. Standing ovation by the house says it all. Go see it.

During previews
Romantic, Intelligent, Great acting, Edgy

See it if A love poem, a bit sad, great performance

Don't see it if Difficult to hear/ understand at times

“Incantata” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

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