Part of the Cúchulainn Cycle of ve plays about the life and death of the mythic Irish hero, e Only Jealousy of Emer continues Yeats’ experiments with Japanese Noh theatre as a way of bringing onto the stage demons, ghosts and supernatural events.
Cúchulainn has killed his son and, in grief, attempts to ght the sea. Half drowned, he lies in a state between life and death with his wife Emer and his mistress Eithne watching over him. But, as these two women struggle to revive him, is something far more sinister about to occur?
Produced by the City Arts O ce in association with Yemi and Deji Adenuga for Nigerian Carnival Ireland, the production is designed by Robert Ballagh, with costumes by Marie Tierney and choreography by Liz Roche.
This production has been generously supported and forms part of the National Yeats 2015 programme.