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An Experiment with an Air Pump

Air Pump

No Drama Theatre

Written by Shelagh Stephenson

“I had smaller ambitions, I wanted to be God”. in a world where knowledge is power, how far should we go? What drives us forward and what makes us snap? Love, ambition, hope and betrayal. These are the themes explored in Shelagh Stephenson’s’ beautifully layered play over the span of two centuries and within the debate of Art versus Science asks us where the line is drawn in morality and ethics.

4 – 8 Jul | 7:30pm (plus 2:30pm Sat 8 Jul) | Main Space


Ms. Stephenson heaps our plate with so many ideas that we’re apt to at times feel like witnesses to a debate and need a doggie bag to carry home for further thought and discussionElyse Sommer, Curtain Up Review

‘An Experiment with an Air Pump’ has it all – mystery, comedy, wit and a healthy helping of the dark and macabre. This is an incredibly demanding play for any actor, as many parts have to double up – playing a character both in the past and presentMelissa Phillips @Giant Olive

Directed by Louise Dunne

Cast:
Alexandra Stamati
Cathal O’Donovan
Ellen Hoban
Nikhil Dubey
Shane Robinson
Tamryn Reinecke
Tonya Swayne

16+
Strong language, minimum violence, some sexual reference and adult themes throughout.

Running Time approx 150 mins including a 15 minute interval.


Every once in a while some like-minded individuals with a certain vision cross paths and something spectacular happens. No Drama Theatre is one such spectacular thing. Conceived in dusty old rooms and bar snugs back in 2008 with a view to providing a welcoming, easy-going environment for people to practice drama in Dublin city centre, No Drama Theatre, since a toddler, has strived to avoid the ordinary and nurture the extraordinary. This is our 4th production to be held in the beautiful surrounds of Smock Alley Theatre