Our first production – an adaptation of 'The Signalman' by Charles Dickens - was a sold-out, critical success!
We were delighted to be the first company in Ireland to premiere this story as a stage play. Our new adaptation by Jane McCarthy played with themes of mental health, paranoia and feminism, while maintaining the original’s pervading sense of dread.
A huge thank you to our incredible production team: Director Matthew Ralli, Set Designer Lisa Krugel, Lighting Designer Paul Doran, Costume Designer Barbara Ryan, Sound Designer Carl Kennedy, and of course our very talented cast, Marcus Lamb and Daniel Reardon. A fantastic way to round off a fantastic first year for WitchWork!
PRAISE FOR THE SIGNALMAN:
"...The best Christmas piece I've seen in many a year"
"The production is an absolute corker, with meticulously true acting from both actors and cracking direction by Matthew Ralli...stunning set from Lisa Krugel, lit with spooky effect by Paul Doran and with eerie sound by Carl Kennedy."
The Sunday Independent
⭐⭐⭐⭐"Jane McCarthy...adds dramatic strength to the original [story]"
"Under Matthew Ralli's direction, Marcus Lamb and Daniel Reardon combine beautifully"
The Irish Mail On Sunday
"Jane McCarthy's wonderful adaptation plays on paranoia and susceptibility...a hugely enjoyable evening for those who like a little bit of fright amongst the festivities"
"an unnerving, supernatural tale...The stage of the New Theatre has been transformed.'"
No More Workhorse