Wednesday 21.12 at 6pm at Arkadia: Cast a cold eye (The life and poetry of W.B.Yeats) performed by Frank Boyle

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Dear friend of Arkadia,

You are invited to Cast a cold eye (The life and poetry of W.B.Yeats) performed by Frank Boyle  on Wednesday 21.12 at 6pm at Arkadia (Nervanderinkatu 11)


Actor Frank Boyle performs the works of W. B. Yeats in the persona of the elder Yeats bringing the great man to life. The show is a companion production to the earlier “Around the fire at the Club” with music by Markku Laurén performed in commemoration of 150 years since the poets birth.




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Entrance is free but a donation of €3 (or more!) to fund the event is suggested and would be most welcome. If you have no loose change or coins we gladly accept payment via Visa Electron or Mastercard etc. !


‘Cast a cold eye’ (The life and poetry of W.B.Yeats) performed by actor Frank Boyle

The entertainment traces the life of the poet from around the Irish 1916 Rising until his death in France in 1939. The Irish poet Yeats was possibly the most profound and influential poet writing in the English language during the early twentieth century. The presentation uses the poetry of Yeats and also biographic writings to bring to life the thoughts and emotions of the poet towards the latter part of his life. Yeats is brought to the audience as a living, breathing and passionate poet speaking to his most intimate friends.

The show covers his time during the 1916 Irish Rebellion through the War of Independence and The Civil War and his reflection as an older man on his Nobel Prize and becoming a Senator of the new Irish Free State and the poets principle concerns and reflections as he neared the end of his life. A brilliant selection of some of the poets finest works is performed with passion and skill.

Frank Boyle is a professional actor with extensive experience in theatre, TV and film work. He worked as a Freelance actor in Dublin for a number of years. Frank has appeared in several feature films and TV series in Finland including Alright? Alright! Directed by Neil Hardwick on YLE TV and Lapinlahden Linnut TV sketch show. Recent theatre projects included Krapp’s Last Tape by Samuel Beckett, ‘A Public Reading by Charles Dickens’ and ‘A Swift Evening with the Dean’ based on the life and works of Jonathan Swift He has also performed dramatised extracts of James Joyce’s Ulysses for Bloomsday in Finland for over 22 years. ‘Around the fire at the club’ based on the life and poetry of W.B.Yeats is currently doing the rounds.

Markku Laurén plays guitar and Bauzouki. He is well known in Irish traditional sessions. He has performed extensively all over Finland and as far abroad as Africa in various folk music and traditional bands. He was a member of the highly successful ‘Korkijalkka’ and ‘Bregán’ Irish Finnish traditional bands and played in many gigs all over Finland and also Iceland, Serbia,Macedonia, Estonia, Sweden and Ireland. He played as an accompanist in various theatre productions including ‘Carolan’s Cap’ and ‘Around the fire at the club’.