The Aeneid


Virgil’s Aeneid is the myth of the Roman people from which they derived their identity and from which Augustus derived his divine authority. It tells the story of the people who left their burning home in Troy, to found Rome.

It’s not true, but it’s a good story.

Collapsing Horse’s Aeneid brings this ancient tale to life, with their brand of simple, theatrical magic. This selectively faithful adaptation is a celebration of myths and their complex relationship to the truth.

– Reviews
“full of humour and colour…stunning”
“Equal parts smart and whimsey”
– The​ ​Irish​ ​Times
“genuinely unique and welcoming piece of theatre”
– The Reviews Hub
– Cast + Crew
Director Dan Colley
Writers Dan Colley + Cast
Producers Kate Ferris + Matthew Smyth
Composer/Sound Designers Tom Lane + Danny Forde
Set & Lighting Designer Hanna Bowe
Costume Designer Katie Davenport
Dramaturg Dylan Coburn Gray
Object & Puppetry Creator Jack Nolan
John Doran
Manus Halligan
Aoife Leonard
Maeve O’Mahony
Karl Quinn

– Production

Premiered in September 2016 in Smock Alley Theatre as part of Tiger Dublin Fringe.

Developed at FRINGE LAB with the support of Tiger Dublin Fringe.

Developed as part of Theatre Artist in Residency programme with the Civic Theatre and with an Arts Council Project Award.

It had work-in-progress showings in the Civic Theatre and as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival’s “In-Development” strand in the Project Arts Centre in September/October 2014.

Video by Gumbo Films

Photos by Ste Murray