Blue Teapot shines a light Into The Dark Woods

Galway daily Theatre Shining a light headed Into the Dark Woods
Into the Dark Woods, Charlene Kelly, Blue Tea Pot. Theatre Company. Photo: Andrew Downes xposure

The award-winning Blue Teapot Theatre Company makes a welcome return to the stage this September with the world premiere of ‘Into The Dark Woods’ at Galway’s Black Box Theatre.

Written by debut playwright Charlene Kelly, Into The Dark Woods is a story told through the lens of intellectual disability, drawing on archetypes found in fairytale and nature and features an inclusive cast.

This production is a strategic ambition of Blue Teapot to stage a theatre production written by an artist from within the company.

Charlene Kelly’s play emerged from a series of creative writing initiatives with dramaturg Eileen Gibbons, leading to collaboration with the Abbey Theatre, Ireland’s national theatre, as co-producer.

Directed by Petal Pilley, the play tells the story of a Prince tired of being controlled by his father. Heartbroken he runs away, into the woods. Cold and alone he calls out for help.

A girl, also lost, is charmed into leaving a safe and familiar path. Hunted by darkness, their way out is uncertain.

Into The Dark Woods will run from Wednesday 14 until Saturday 17 of September in the Black Box Theatre, Galway at 8pm.

There will be additional day time shows for early audiences on Friday and Saturday, at 11am and 3pm respectively.

A Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture Commission. Tickets for Into The Dark Woods are now available online via and from Town Hall Theatre Box Office 091 569777.