NCI works with groups and organisations in various music and art projects.

In  April 2015, NCI’s collaborated with the Dublin Arts Council to participation in the Davis’s play, at the Chambers of Dublin City Hall. The event was chaired by the Mayor of Dublin.

In 2015, NCI did the unprecedented, ran a William Butler Yeats play with an all Nigerian cast. This was NCI’s 1st Production of W.B Yeats’ The Only Jealousy Of Emer, with good support from Dublin city Arts office. The play was produced and staged on the Tenement Museum Site on Henrietta Street, Dublin, as part of the 2015 International Literature Festival, Dublin and supported by Yeats 2015. Audiences followed the production into different studios and were made to feel like part of the production.

Members of the original Nigerian cast were:

Oluwayomi Abiodun Ogunyemi (played Bricriu – ghost of Cuchulainn)

Yemi Adenuga (played Emer the Queen)

Deji Adenuga (played Cuchulainn)

Penelope Chieme Anyaji Aniuzu (played Eithne Inguba the mistress)

Esosa Ighodaro (played woman of the Sidhe)


Our brilliant crew consisted were:

Ray Yeates (Director and visionary)

Mathew Tullich (Volunteer coordinator)

Marie Tierney (Production manager)

Conleth White (Creative lighting designer)

Jackie Dwyer (Stage manager)

Sally Casey and Gearoid Nash (Production assistants)

Pat McGrath (Mask designer)

Liz  Roche (our Choreographer).                                                                                                             Visit Page


NCI’s 2nd Production of W.B Yeats’ The Only Jealousy Of Emer, a Dublin City Arts Office The production was recreated in The Lab, Foley Street, Dublin, on 17th April 2017 with the original Nigerian cast, as part of the Cúchulainn Cycle of five plays about the life and death of the mythic Irish hero, The Only Jealousy of Emercontinues Yeats’ experiments with Japanese Noh theatre as a way of bringing the stage demons, ghosts and supernatural events. The lay was designed by Robert Ballagh and directed by Ray Yeates. 

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The Only Jealousy of Emer - Cultural Exchange in Nigeria (April 2018)

Making of 'The Only Jealousy of Emer' Part 1

Making of 'The Only Jealousy of Emer' Part 2

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