The seductive innkeeper Mirandolina has every man at her feet – they cover her in diamonds and cower about her like puppy dogs. Until ‘the declared enemy of Italian ‘women’ – the Ulster Gentleman – checks in. Piqued, Mirandolina vows to vindicate her sex by making him fall in love with her. Who will lose the night? The misogynist Gent or the seductive Locandiera?
Wonderland’s sparkling adaptation of one of Italy’s most famous comedies has proven to be a huge hit with Irish audiences. La Locandiera has completed five National Tours and toured to over forty restaurants, festivals, castles and stately homes with new tour dates being planned all the time. Thus far our tours have included: two twelve-date Wicklow-Wide Tours as part of our residency at Mermaid Arts Centre; the Edinburgh Fringe Festival; The Kinsale Arts Week; Wexford Opera Festival Fringe; Waterford International Music Festival; Kilkenny and Killeen Castles; Sligo’s Cairde Festival; and many more.The show includes a delicious dinner, accompanied by a generous helping of Neapolitan arias and folk songs from Mirandolina and her admirers. Watch this space for dates near you, or Contact Us to enquire about hosting La Locandiera at your venue.
Take a Sneak Peak at What to Expect….
What the Critics Say
“Amidst the sexual shenanigans, sprightly songs and feisty power play, the performers serve you umpteen courses. In both cases, the fare is exquisite…Connolly Heron as the Ulster Gentleman is terrific” – The Irish Times
“Fantastic night out!” – In Dublin ✮✮✮✮✮
“Terrific, really entertaining, the spirit of the Italian version is captured perfectly. Very witty, very fast and the audience has a ball” – Dublin City FM
“Perfect – the comic touch is so assured. It’s the sort of show that returns play-going to the realms of pure entertainment” – Irish Mail on Sunday ✮✮✮✮
“Audiences are treated to a superb production of Carlo Goldoni’s classic’ – Italian Press
“An exuberant battle of the sexes” – Metro ✮✮✮✮
“Hugely entertaining” – Sunday Business Post ✮✮✮✮
“Eat, drink and be merry” – Irish Theatre Magazine
Liston to Newstalk Culture Shock radio show with Fionn Davenport interviews Alice Coghlan and the Cast, with music and extracts from the show.
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From Wonderland Productions Ltd.
Starring: Connolly Heron, Claire Jenkins, Damien O’Donnell, Damien Devaney, Robert Harrington
Translation & Direction: Alice Coghlan
Costume Design: Tara Jones Hamilton
Music Director: Sam Kavanagh
Tour Producer: Sara Cregan
Port House Producer: Nina Antonioli
Dramaturgy: Irene Dei
Assistant Director: Amy Fox
Stage Management: James Fanning
Company Administration: Grainne Lynch
Wigs: Patricia McDevitt
Photography: Steve Wilson