Hinterland Festival 2019 Programme & Tickets

Tickets for events can be purchased in advance online below or by phone via the Box Office on 089 436 9868.

Tickets are also available in advance in Kells from the BOOK MARKet Café (11am-3pm Tuesday to Saturday) and in Trim from Antonia’s Bookstore (tel – 046 943 7532).

During the festival, ticket collection and sales are available at the ticket office in Kells Theatre on Kenlis Place. For further information on visiting Kells and the Festival, please call 089 436 9868.

You can also see a schedule view of the programme here.


Matthew Spangler

Adapting The Beekeeper of Aleppo for the Stage

Event  29 
Venue: Sawmills Studio
Matt is by now an annual fixture at Hinterland. So much so that in March he became our ‘writer in residence’. Matt, who teaches performance studies at San José State University in California, is best known for the worldwide triumph of his adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner (London West End). Another recent success has been his criticallyacclaimed adaptation of Coleridge’s Rime of the Ancient Mariner (Off-Broadway). Matt will be returning to familiar pastures when we ask him to join Christy Lefteri and outline his plan for adapting her debut novel The Beekeeper of Aleppo.
Price €6.00
Matthew Spangler

Striking Back – A Rehearsed Reading


Event  34 
Venue: Kells Theatre - Eirgrid Stage

Last year Matt Spangler’s annual Hinterland adaptation session really took wing. Paired with Mary Manning in a workshop that dissected her autobiographical account of the 1984 Dunnes Stores strike (Striking Back), the session was such a positive experience that Matt has been working on a theatrical adaptation with director Kellie Hughes. Excerpts from this new play, currently in development, will be performed for the first time in a rehearsed reading. The cast will include John Doran, Caitriona Ennis, Nichola MacEvilly, and Ali McMahon alongside Hinterland Literary Festival's resident actor Bronagh Donaghey.

This reading is made possible by a bursary awarded by the Pavilion Theatre in Dun Laoghaire and by the generous support of UCD Ad Astra Academy.

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Price €10.00
Striking Back – A Rehearsed Reading