The Legend Of Gilgamesh saw Macnas elevate their signature style to challenge the boundaries of traditional storytelling
Inspired by the first story ever written, an epic poem recorded on clay tablets in the mid 1800s, The Legend of Gilgamesh follows a young king as he embarks upon a quest for answers to humanity’s fundamental questions about love, power, death and immortality.
The Legend of Gilgamesh was originally conceived as a creative programme of large scale public performances in celebration of Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture and despite Covid-19 restrictions, Macnas rose to the challenge to recreate the story for an audience in isolation.
Macnas delivered a remarkable reimagined vision of the story – three short films firmly rooted in the city and landscape of Galway.
Click here to explore the story, characters and the themes of Gilgamesh in the form of a digital storybook, the Gilgamesh Experience at Macnas.com.