The conference will include a performance of Charles Macklin’s rollicking farce of national stereotypes Love à la Mode (1759) at Dublin’s historic Smock Alley Theatre.
‘No harm in a little mirth.’
In this comedy of manners, double-entendres and double-crossings, an Englishman, an Irishman, a Scotsman and a dandy, compete for the hand of a rich bachelorette – but is she all she appears? Love à la Mode After Macklin, is a farce in two acts: there will be some lies, sword-fights, slapstick and assorted song-and-dance routines. The farce is a time capsule to Smock Alley’s 18th-century past, by KNAVES, a band of players bent on bamboozling your present.