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Central Arts, 12 & 13 April – 7:00pm

Back by popular demand and prior to its National Tour, ‘The Collector’ opens at Central Arts for 2 nights only. Central Arts Logo

Ground Floor Theatre Co. in association with Central Arts is delighted to announce its National Tour of John Fowles, ‘The Collector’.  Directed by Killian Collins and starring Andrew Holden and Paula Weldon, The Collector is a story of possession, obsession and love is considered one of the great works in modern literature.

The Collector tells the story of Frederick Clegg. Frederick is a socially awkward young man that collects butterflies. He becomes infatuated with the beautiful, unapproachable art student Miranda Grey. No longer able to watch from afar, Frederickdoes the unthinkable and resorts to “collecting” her. What unfolds between the captor and the prisoner is a battle of wills and an exploration of privilege that will have the audience second guessing their inner moral dialogues.

‘Both performers brought suspicion, tension, guile, fascination, seduction of sorts, and an intensity that disturbed as much as it fascinated’.

‘Audiences leaned in and looked away at the same time’ Liam Murphy, The Munster Express

‘Andrew Holden, is spell-binding as an eat-your-pillow nutter Fred… he portrays an astonishing range of emotions’.

‘Paula Weldon is superb as the victim-with-attitude… her emotional range is an acting delight… bully and victim, snob and supplicant, woman and child’.

Pat McEvoy, Waterford News & Star

Doors open at 7:00pm. The show starts at 8:00pm sharp. Concession €12 – General Admission €15 and are they are available by visiting centralarts.ie or by calling 0864543246. All other information about events in Central Arts is available from their website.



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