The city of Limerick is staging a ‘Saga of the Giants’ event by world theatre sensation Royal de Luxe, to create a magnificent cultural climax to its year as the first ever Irish National City of Culture.
For three days and nights on the 5 – 7 September the city will be transformed as a massive giant rambles through the streets, transfixing audiences with 72 hours of free entertainment and a sense of wonder more usually found in the realms of fiction.
Awe-struck audiences of all generations will rub shoulders as they follow the giant's progress on its epic three day journey through the city.
Royal de Luxe, the world-renowned mechanical marionette street theatre company, is bringing its amazing Giant Saga to Limerick and to Ireland for the first time.
The French company specialises in transforming towns and cities into huge theatre spaces, making magical kingdoms with monumental creations.
Manipulated by ‘Lilliputians’, the giants bring stories to life on city streets, resulting in hundreds of thousands of spectators.
The not to be missed Limerick event will unleash an original tale from Royal de Luxe called ‘The Giant’s Journey’, developed and specially scripted for Ireland, the city and the unsuspecting public.
More than 18 million spectators across the globe have witnessed the universal Giant Saga stories. Limerick joins Nantes and Liverpool as the only cities Royal de Luxe will perform in during 2014.
Limerick’s City of Culture programme features a year-long package of events encompassing over 200 performances of cultural expression including visual art, music, street theatre, food, fashion, craft and architecture.
The diverse cultural offering continues throughout the summer and autumn – a great time to visit.
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