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Monkey Backstage
Mon 22 Jan – Sat 3 Feb | 8pm plus 3pm on Sat 27, Sun 28 + Sat 3 Feb | Boys’ School

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THEATRE

The Half Promised Land by Maeve Binchy

DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama
Wed 7 – Sat 10 Feb | 7:30pm | 2pm relaxed matinee on Sat 10th Feb | Main Space

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TALK/THEATRE

When Love Smothers : on the struggle to create “A Me”

Anna Livia Psychoanalytic Society
Fri 9 Feb | 2pm – 8pm | Boys’ School

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SCENE + HEARD: FESTIVAL OF NEW WORK | WEEK 1

BLOCK 1: MAGPIE

One for sorrow, two for joints

Queer Moon Inc

WED 14 + THUR 15 FEB @ 6.15PM

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A couch, a shared can at 4am, a now-distant friendship. Everything’s a bit wavy, in more ways than one…

Written + Directed by: Bríd Ní Chomáin
Performed by: Ella Maria Carmen
Produced by: Taz Kelleher
CAST: Darragh Conway

Genre: Theatre
Space: Boys’ School

BLOCK 1: Waiting for WIFI

When doors close… open windows!

An Nth Degree Production

WED 14 + THUR 15 FEB @ 6.15PM

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Maggie is the girl whose life you love to hate, as she effortlessly sifts through South America on the back of her successful travel blog. Except for the fact that Maggie is an agoraphobic failed Journalism graduate hiding in her bedroom in Rathmines for the past year, surviving on Tesco home delivery and working as an online GAA content curator for Balls.ie. But tonight an interupted Maggie must weather through the unexpected storm of existentialism amidst a millenial-esque quarter life identity crisis. A comedic, all-baring glance into the mind of an introverted extrovert desperate for a connection..

Written + Performed by: Jessica Leen

Genre: Theatre
Space: Boys’ School



BLOCK 2: Laistigh den Ghleo

Environmental music designed to engage and enrich one’s surroundings.

Gareth Quinn Redmond

WED 14 + THUR 15 FEB @ 6.30PM
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This performance presents music written within the conceptual framework of composer Satoshi Ashikawa’s Wave Notation series, which advocates the importance of sound design in modern times.

Written by: Gareth Quinn Redmond
Performed by: Gareth Quinn Redmond + Des Garvey
Visuals by: Luke Brabazon
Album artwork by: Barry Lee Gibbons

Genre: Theatre
Space: Main Space

BLOCK 2: BILLY

A better tomorrow, today

Bad Fort

WED 14 + THUR 15 FEB @ 6.30PM

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It’s a chaotic and messy world but the storage industry has multi-purpose, space-saving, reasonably priced solutions. A comedic exploration of corporate jargon, IKEA, and Tupperware parties.

Genre: Theatre
Space: Main Space



BLOCK 3: Fortune

Money often costs too much

Jill McKeagney

WED 14 + THUR 15 FEB @ 7:30PM

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You are out for dinner in a quiet Chinese restaurant…sat next to the only other people there… these people are discussing what to do with the family inheritance… VERY loudly…

Written + Directed by: Jill McKeagney
Produced by: Emma McKeagney

Starter-
Vegetable Spring Rolls w/ Homemade Sweet Chili + Tomato Sauce
Duck Spring Rolls w/ Hoisin, 5 Spice + Yuzu Sauce

Mains-
Miso Grilled Aubergine w/ Noodles, Chili + Spring Onion
Pork Char Siu w/ White Rice, Chili, Lime + Coriander

Genre: Dinner + Theatre
Space: Banquet Hall

Over 18s



BLOCK 4: The Baby Greg Conundrum

Even babies gotta pay their debts…

Cian Ó Faoláin

WED 14 + THUR 15 FEB @ 7.45PM

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Your classic murder mystery with a twist…
There is no murder.
Or is there? What even is a ‘baby’? Who knows…
Not Detective. He just wants cash.
Or does he?

Written + Directed by: Cian Ó Faoláin
Performed by: Cian Ó Faoláin, Declan Bambrick, Evan Mc Auley, Hannah Lemass, Liam Cooney
Produced by: Marcus Ó Faoláin

Genre: Theatre
Space: Boys’ School

BLOCK 4: Kracked

KitKat a day keeps doctor away

JADE

WED 14 + THUR 15 FEB @ 7.45PM

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Sharon has been handed down the family business. She is wise to the ways of wheeling and dealing but now she wants to “sweeten” the deal and it’s all making her go a little Kracked.

Devised by: Ailbhe Cowley, Eadoin Barrett + Jack Mullarkey
Performed by: Ailbhe Cowley
Produced + Directed by: Eadaoin Barrett

Genre: Theatre
Space: Boys’ School



BLOCK 5: GAA MAAD

Two halves. Three acts. One Love. GAA.

Curtis & O’Hara

WED 14 + THUR 15 Feb @ 8PM

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We are Dublin. We are Mayo. We are not your typical sports fans. We want to question your presumptions. We want to explore Irish identity through our two loves, art and GAA.

Written + Performed by: Áine O’Hara + Vickey Curtis
Image by: Ann Marie Crotty

Genre: Spoken Word
Space: Main Space

BLOCK 5: Why So Sad?

She Died. You Grieved. Move on.

Que Dell’Arte

WED 14 + THUR 15 Feb @ 8PM

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Wallowing in grief is against the law, and now Chris Baker has to fight for his freedom.

Written by: Darina Doyle + Karoline O’Sullivan
Produced by: Karoline O’Sullivan

Genre: Theatre
Space: Main Space



BLOCK 6: Life According to the Plan

Both of them think they have it all figured out. Neither of them do.

Talking Pony Productions

WED 14 + THU 15 Feb @ 9:15PM

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A story about life and everything in between, from unknown friendship and heartbreak to conspiracy theories and film quotes.

Written + Directed by: Ben Heather
CAST: Ben Heather + Robbie Dunne
Produced by: Robert O’Neill

Genre: Theatre
Space: Boys’ School

BLOCK 6: SORRY ABOUT THAT

Is anyone ever really sorry though?

No Desserts Theatre Company

WED 14 + THU 15 Feb @ 9:15PM

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A day in 4 different worlds with one thing that continually overlaps. Let’s be honest who is really ruining whose day? Us or them?
Loud. Swift. Gas. Grotesque. Broken.

Directed by: Julie Sharky
CAST: Aoife Martyn, Eoghan Collins, Gemma Kane + Niall O Brian.

Genre: Theatre
Space: Boys’ School



BLOCK 7: A Painful Case

One box, one memory, one decision

John Dinneen

WED 14 + THUR 15 FEB | 9:30PM

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James Duffy has left Mary Sinico a box with his memory of her mother. Watch as a new performer each night brings the box to life. From the Dubliners short story comes a moving tale of love, music and memory.

Written by: John Dinneen
Directed by: James Murphy

Genre: Theatre
Space: Main Space

BLOCK 7: Captive Audience

How far are you willing to go?

Inch by Inch Theatre Company

WED 14 + THUR 15 FEB | 9:30PM

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In the Acting world they say that persistence is key, but what happens when you go too far? For those who want to laugh, cry and be a little disturbed.

Written + Directed by: Kevin Kehoe
CAST: Brendan Hickey, Katie Noone + Kevin Kehoe
Produced by: Jessey Ryan

Genre: Theatre
Space: Main Space



BLOCK 8: The Quest of Buachaill Buí

The Boy who believed it all!

Candlelit Tales

FRI 16 FEB @ 11AM + SAT 17 FEB @ 3PM

Suitable for ages 9+

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Candlelit Tales want to explore this theme, from one special boy’s perspective, after he goes on a journey hearing various opinions, stories and ideas that form his reality. But if the world is created around us based on the stories we choose to believe in, then what would the world be like if we believed in the Tall Tales; the Tales of the Fae, and the creatures of the night?
Exploring this theme using physicality and movement, puppetry and music, we hope to enrich the stories we touch on, while gaining a greater respect for Stories in all their glory. Everything is essentially a story, but which ones do we and/ or should we believe?

Co-Written + Performed by: Aron Hegarty + Jamie Sykes
Music by: Oisín Ryan
Puppetry by: J. Lambert
Produced + Directed by: Mary Sheehan

Genre: Children’s Theatre
Space: Boys’ School
Suitable for ages 9+

BLOCK 8: Tall Tail

For dog lovers young and old

ALSA Productions

FRI 16 FEB @ 11AM + SAT 17 FEB @ 3PM
Suitable for ages 9+

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Sometimes life on the streets can be lonely but Here-Boy has his best friend for company. Tall Tail is a story about being found. A musical adventure with singing, storytelling and stargazing.

Produced by: ALSA Productions
Written + Directed by: Al Dalton
Dramaturgy by Sadhbh Barrett Coakley
Performed by: James de Burca
Music by: Conor Clancy + Beka Ruane
Artwork by: Liam Cuthbert

Genre: Children’s Theatre
Space: Boys’ School
Suitable for ages 9+



BLOCK 9: OUR PLACE

Our place is anything but ours

Eilis O’Donnell + Jennifer Laverty

FRI 16 FEB @ 6.15PM + 7.45PM

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We are in a housing crisis, and much has been reported on why, the recession, the financial crisis, the property bubble. But what if this is not the first time in Ireland this has happened, and what if it’s happening on purpose? Follow a family through the process of choosing and loosing a home through the eyes of an outsider.

Genre: Theatre
Space: Boys’ School

BLOCK 9: LOCKED(in)

Life can change in a second

Loft Productions

FRI 16 FEB @ 6.15PM + 7.45PM

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Emily liked to dance. Emily liked pickles. Emily was going to travel the world. Emily was a normal girl; until one day she had a stroke, and her life changed forever.
She wakes up in hospital, unable to do anything, a ’vegetable’. Eventually she begins to communicate through an alphabet board.
But for her friends and family, knowing Emily could potentially never get better, becomes too much.
Two years battling a cruel illness, Emily decides she cannot go on…will someone help her end or life? Or must she struggle on, in a silent helpless world, with only her memories for company.
This dark play hopes to relate to anybody who has ever had to witness a loved one completely change due to an horrific affliction, and know, that death will be better than a life of pain.
It also challenges the view: when is it okay to take someone’s life?

Written + Directed by: Andrea Bolger
Produced by: Emma Hanley

Genre: Theatre
Space: Boys’ School



BLOCK 10: The Fattest Dancer at St Bernadette’s

Not based on the life of Thommas Kane Byrne

The Breadline Collective

FRI 16 – SUN 18 FEB | 6.30PM

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It’s the eve of the annual showcase at Julian La Blanc’s Dance Academy in St Bernadette’s Parish Hall, Ballybough. Julian has had enough of these mediocre little trolls with their spiky fingers and hammer feet and late fees. They haven’t a patch on him in his day. He was destined for big things. He was a real bleedin’ contender. But, where did it all go wrong? Well…pay your fees, point your toes and he just might tell you.

Written + Performed by: Thommas Kane Byrne
Presented by: The Breadline Collective

Genre: Theatre
Space: Main Space

BLOCK 10: Man In Space

A man walks into a space

Rex Ryan

FRI 16 – SUN 18 FEB | 6.30PM

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Robert has just been told something that will change the course of his life forever. Now he’s going to tell you.

Written + Directed by: Rex Ryan

Genre: Theatre
Space: Main Space



BLOCK 11: Pulp Injection

Spies! Martians! Temptresses! Priests!

Peter McGann

FRI 16 FEB @ 8PM

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Two retro radio plays: Eamon de Valera takes on priest-abducting martians, and an ex-spy gets tempted back into the game by the re-emergence of an old enemy.

Written + Directed by: Peter McGann
Cast: Giles Brody, John Burke, Tony Cantwell, Stephen Considine, Amy Dunne, John Morton, Kelly Shatter

Genre: Comedy / Radio
Space: Main Space



BLOCK 12: LADS LADS LADS

A feminist’s take on lad culture

BUMP&GRIND Theatre Company

FRI 16 + SAT 17 FEB @ 9:15PM

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What does it mean to be a lad in 2018? Critically acclaimed BUMP&GRIND Theatre Company attempt this in their daring new show exploring masculinity, power and gender fuckery.

Devised by: Rosa Torr, Rosa Bowden + Cathal Sheerin
Directed by: Rosa Bowden
Designer/ Dramaturg: Cathal Sheerin
Produced by: Ailish Toal

Genre: Theatre
Space: Boys’ School

BLOCK 12: DISCOUNT SESH

Kicks you right in the childhood

BonMot

FRI 16 + SAT 17 FEB @ 9:15PM

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When you find a chicken kiev in your dressing gown pocket, you know you’re a child of the discount sesh. Droll storytelling mixed with world-weary tones of a disillusioned childhood.

Written + Performed by: Ali Fox
Photography: Kyle Cheldon Barnett

Genre: Theatre
Space: Boys’ School
Suitable for ages 16+



BLOCK 13: The Tech Sect

…when the silicon sucks you in

Joe Feldpausch

FRI 16 + SAT 17 FEB | 9.30PM

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Four friends. Three desks. Two ideas (start a company, change the world). One problem: Dad wants those losers out of his basement! Follow The Tech Sect on their hilarious journey.

Written by: Joe Feldpausch
Directed by: Joe Feldpausch + Keith Cregan
Performed by: Adam Devlin, Arianne Hutch, Ciarán McCollum, Jack Fenton, Joe Feldpausch

Genre: Theatre
Space: Main Space

BLOCK 13: Curse of the Toothless One

A biased history of Wicklow Town

OloHan Solo

FRI 16 + SAT 17 FEB | 9.30PM

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Brian is leaving home. But before he goes, he, Roisin, Erin and Darragh will tell the history of their hometown. Wicklow Town. A satire on historical and contemporary rural Irish life.

Written + Produced by: Kevin C. Olohan

Genre: Theatre
Space: Main Space



BLOCK 14: Bloody Bones

A new fairy tale. A new villain.

Bakru

SAT 17 + SUN 18 FEB @ 2PM

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Bloody Bones, Bloody Bones
Steals your children from their homes,
Takes them to his dirty den,
And then they’re never seen again.

A twisted new fairy tale by Michael Marshall.

Suitable for ages 12+.

Written by: Michael Marshall
Produced by4: Ciara Murnane

Genre: Children’s Theatre
Space: Main Space

BLOCK 14: Knightlife

Big bloke. Big world. Big chance.

The Training Wheels Collective

SAT 17 + SUN 18 FEB @ 2PM

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Barry always wanted to be a knight, ever since he was a wee lad. He’s always been in the background, seen but never heard.

One night, a chance encounter with a stranger gives Barry the chance to prove himself once and for all. But does this stranger have good intentions? Or just good hair?

Created + Performed by: Ryan O’Rourke, Shane English + Karen Killeen

Suitable for ages 12+.

Genre: Children’s Theatre
Space: Main Space



BLOCK 15: Black Cherry

Sexuality, bodies and trees. Yes, trees.

Acts of Conspiracy

SAT 17 FEB | 4PM
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Leonie is a sex coach with a mission. Make sure her daughter is so well, nothing bad will ever happen to her. But Leonie can’t control what other people do.

Written by: Krystal Sweedman
Directed by: Lia Caira
Produced by: Shaun Elebert
Image by: Fintan Walsh

Genre: Rehearsed Reading
Space: Main Space



BLOCK 16: The Freedom Machine

Bicycles, broads and buffoonery.

Elaine Gallagher

SAT 17 + SUN 18 FEB | 6.15PM

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The Freedom Machine mixes past and present, fact and fiction, personal, political and historical, standup and audio-visuals to explore cyclists, feminists, motorists, and every other ‘ist’ in between.

Written + Performed by: Elaine Gallagher
Directed by: Kate Cosgrave
Genre: Comedy
Space: Boys’ School

BLOCK 16: A Worn Tale

Tales told and retold, what changes?

W Collective

SAT 17 + SUN 18 FEB | 6.15PM

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How far have we come from the female, fairy tale, archetype? This short, visual and choral theatre piece explores ideas that as women, we are still surrounded by visual reminders which reinforce cultural expectations of women’s dress and roles in society.

Directed by: Antoinette Duffy
Cast: Adele Crilly, Alison Dennan, Aoife Ryan, Megan O’Malley, Saoirse O’Coineen, Sarah Dunne

Genre: Theatre
Space: Boys’ School



BLOCK 17: Chris Brown Can Do No Wrong

He wouldn’t do that to her!

SQUAD Productions

SAT 17 + SUN 18 FEB | 7.45PM

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The three girls are happy. The three girls are best mates and they share one obsession. September 2008 to September 2009 is a big year for the girls. Junior Cert mocks are looming, as is one event that will change this trio’s moral standing forever. Will their friendship last just like Chris Brown’s career did? The girls are about to get their first bite of reality.

Written + Performed by: Emma Jane Purcell, Leah Moore + Lorna Costello
Directed by Anna Hetherton

Genre: Theatre
Space: Boys’ School

BLOCK 17: Dead, Right?

Maybe dying isn’t that bad

Two Cats Theatre

SAT 17 + SUN 18 FEB | 7.45PM

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Louise and Cara have three things in common; they’re both 15 years old, they both love Justin Bieber, and they’re both dead. Strangely, they don’t seem to mind.

Written by: Bairbre Guilfoyle
Directed by: Paul Rooney

Genre: Theatre
Space: Boys’ School



BLOCK 18: MEAT

How can I be sorry for something that never happened?

Gillian Greer

SAT 17 + SUN 18 FEB @ 8PM

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Seven years have passed, one night still haunts. When the drink flows and music pounds, can you truly trust your memories? MEAT is a daring exploration of the aftershock of sexual assault revelations, as one rough night threatens to change two lives forever.

Written by: Gillian Greer
Directed by: Louisa Sanfey
Produced by: Kelley Gissane

Genre: Theatre
Space: Main Space

BLOCK 18: Alice The Rebel

Only the mad are special…

Thornbud Theatre

SAT 17 + SUN 18 FEB @ 8PM

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Based upon Lewis Carroll’s mad tea party from ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’, Alice The Rebel finds a young heroine standing up to a sensationally nonsensical logic…
Taking a humorous and indicative look at those who unfairly deem what’s right and wrong, it is a play for anyone who’s ever felt beaten by the bandwagon.

Written + Directed + Designed By: Evan-Liam Sunderland
CAST: Aoife Connolly O’Sullivan + Sean McManus + Nathan Greene

Genre: Theatre
Space: Main Space



BLOCK 19: Caitríona and Cathal Cúig

Cúig: the sum of its four parts!

Candlelit Tales

SUN 18 FEB @ 3PM
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Our story follows Catríona, a newly graduated Fílid (or bard), as she travels around Ireland in search for an epic story to tell. Little does she know, that the story she creates, is one of the greatest stories of all time, unveiling one of Ireland’s closest kept secrets, and in doing so, helping to face a force of power that would destroy Ireland!

Co-Written by: Sorcha Hegarty + Aron Hegarty
Performed by: Aron Hegarty + Sorcha Hegarty + Candlelit Tales Actors
Produced by: Mary Sheehan

Genre: Rehearsed Reading
Space: Boys School



BLOCK 20: Bracklyn

Life, Death & Polo Mints…

Kevin Leavy

SUN 18 FEB @ 4PM
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Ronnie is a vibrant woman, stoically facing death. She reflects on the good and bad of an ordinary yet interesting life while revealing a secret she has buried deep in the knowledge it’s revelation would destroy her already fragile family.

Written by: Kevin Leavy

Genre: Rehearsed Reading
Space: Main Space


SCENE + HEARD: FESTIVAL OF NEW WORK | WEEK 2


BLOCK 21: Noel

Some voices can’t be switched off

Stephen Maguire

TUES 20 + WED 21 FEB @ 6:15PM

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As the pressure of social construct catches up on mature student Oscar, his anxiety takes over resulting in a battle of do’s and don’t, should of’s and could haves. Will he pull through or fall victim to his own worst enemy, Himself.

Written by: Stephen Maguire
Performed by: Brian Moore + Eamonn McNicholas.

Genre: Theatre
Space: Boys’ School

BLOCK 21: Godot

Two old friends attempt a roadtrip

Flying Bird

TUES 20 + WED 21 FEB @ 6:15PM

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Godot and Bosco start out on a trip. They start to argue and as old resentments surface, their friendship breaks down, with dangerous consequences for both men, and their families.

Written by: Fergus Anthony
Directed by: Paul Winters

Genre: Theatre
Space: Boys’ School



BLOCK 22: I Am Man

What the hell is a Lumbersexual?

Good Buzz Productions

TUE 20 + WED 21 FEB @ 6.30PM

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Join us as, together, we learn how to be the perfect personification of ‘Man’.
Should you grow a beard? How should you treat women? How deep is too deep when it comes to a V neck t-shirt? Answers to these questions and more you didn’t even know to ask for this special once off performance of the ‘no man show’, I Am Man’.

I Am Man has been over 3 years in development and we want to finally, once and for all, put an end to the global debate;
What the hell is a Lumbersexual?

Written & Directed: Stephen Tadgh

Genre: Theatre
Space: Main Space

BLOCK 22: ESCAPEGOAT

Killer Goats. Experts in their field.

Nevertheless Productions

TUE 20 + WED 21 FEB @ 6.30PM

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ESCAPEGOAT is a play about two killer goats in a rainforest made out of children’s toys. It is also a true story.

Produced by: Austin Holt
Written by: May Treuhaft-Ali
Graphic Design by: Shelby West

Genre: Theatre
Space: Main Space



BLOCK 23: There’s Gonna Be A Shootout!

Cowboys, whores, and packets of crisps

Charisma Check

TUES 20 + WED 21 FEB @ 7.45PM

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Welcome, Stranger, take a load off. Please abide the following:
-No hat, no boots, no service
-Horses securely tied outside
-Payment in advance
-BYOB
-No money, no touchy
Signed,
D, E, & W

Written by: Jessy Danner
Directed by: James M. O’Connor
CAST: Connie Doona, Daniel McDermott, Jessy Danner, Louis Deslis, Tom Duffy
Produced by: Angel Hannigan

Genre: Theatre
Space: Boys’ School

BLOCK 23: Edward Estlin C

The story of a virgin eating couscous

Jamie Sykes

TUES 20 + WED 21 FEB @ 7.45PM

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In 1917 e.e. Cummings is a free man. He eats couscous. He writes poetry. He thinks of his time in prison. He is a virgin. At least for now.

Written + Performed by: Jamie Sykes

Genre: Theatre
Space: Boys’ School



BLOCK 24: Broken

It is not easy to just walk away

Seventh Land Theatre

TUES 20 + WED 21 FEB @ 8PM

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A light and funny play transforms into a dark and violent piece, showing the life of a woman who screams with her mouth shut

Director: Aggie Baral
CAST: Anna Fox, Jacek Snochowski, Elitsa Dimova
Produced by: Sangam Baral

Genre: Theatre
Space: Main Space

BLOCK 24: Everything on Paper

Like every date, it’s a surprise

Sarah Jane Woods

TUES 20 + WED 21 FEB @ 8PM

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Remind yourself of the worst first date you’ve been on. We’re glad it’s over too. Now, in this Commedia inspired show, lets watch Meg and Rob go through it instead.

Created + Directed by: Sarah Jane Woods
Produced by: Clodagh Phelan
CAST: Meg O’Brien + Robert Downes

Genre: Theatre
Space: Main Space



BLOCK 25: Click 2 Subscribe

Youtube // Music // Boyfriend – that is all xD

Rosebuds Theatre Company

TUES 20 + WED 21 FEB @ 9.15PM

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Sarah is 19. She has a camera, a laptop and a ukulele. She wants to take on the world, via YouTube. But is she ready for #Cyberspace?

Written + Performed by: Karen Killeen
Directed + Produced by: Romana Testasecca

Genre: Theatre
Space: Boys’ School

BLOCK 25: AWKWARD

Nice to sleep with you
*MEET you!

BRAVE

TUES 20 + WED 21 FEB @ 9.15PM

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Nervous laughing at funerals. Saying Mum to the wrong mum in the Supermarket. Waving when they weren’t waving at you. Kissing on the lips when it was meant to be the cheek. Come and share an awkward experience or 20 with us. I love you! Shit.

Written by: Amy Kellett

Genre: Theatre
Space: Boys’ School



BLOCK 26: Mental Ink

Does inspiration come from internal struggle?

Unheard Melodies

TUES 20 + WED 21 FEB @ 9.30PM

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Are we our thoughts? This piece, incorporating movement and dialogue, will deal with how we speak to ourselves and if that is something we are at the mercy of.

A group devised piece based on an idea by Miriam Keegan and Hannah O’Brien.

Performed by: Rebecca Sillery, Miriam Keegan, Hannah O’Brien
Choreography by: Tara Nixon O’Neill
Production Assistants: Amy Flood + Miriam Keegan
Directed by: Ayrton O’Brien

Genre: Theatre
Space: Main Space

BLOCK 26: Couch Potato

What gets you out of bed?

Bearskin Brothers

TUES 20 + WED 21 FEB @ 9.30PM

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Couch Potato is a dark comedy about two brothers who may have never paid their fair share of taxes, but are now facing life’s only other definite: Death.

Written by : Mack Mirahmadi
Directed by : Ciaran Gallagher
Producer : Eva Rowen (Bearskin Brothers)
Sound + Lighting : Colin Doran
CAST : Colm Lennon + Mack Mirahmadi

Genre: Theatre
Space: Main Space



BLOCK 27: Insomnia.

counting sheep is so last year

NoDrama Theatre

THUR 22 + FRI 23 FEB @ 6.15PM

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Racing thoughts,
judging voices,
and something about Michael Douglas…
It’s the same story every night – but this time she’s had enough.As the pressure of social constructs catch up on mature student Oscar, his anxiety takes over resulting in a battle of do’s and don’ts, should haves and could haves. Will he pull through or fall victim to his own worst enemy, Himself.

Written by: Carmen Reichle
Directed by: Corinna Reichle
Produced by: Alexandra Stamati

Genre: Theatre
Space: Boys’ School

BLOCK 27: Ambrosia’s Oxfam

Remember that time you forgot…?

Drawn With Strings

THUR 22 + FRI 23 FEB @ 6.15PM

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Tom is lost. This is not a metaphor. And this is why he is here and now. Though “here” and “now” isn’t quite right. Perhaps “where” and “when?” Yes, that will do just nicely.

Written by: Sionnán Ní Nualláin
Designed by: Emily Collins

Genre: Theatre
Space: Boys’ School



BLOCK 28: Pine ¶he Pilcrow

with the LAUNCH of their new EP

Kevin Murray, Robert Campbell + Hannah Ryan

THUR 22 + FRI 23 FEB @ 6:30PM

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Recommended by Ruby Sessions’ Conor Donovan and in Irish Times How Music Works column for Nialler9, Kevin Murray on piano, Robert Campbell on cello and Hannah Ryan on fiddle have been together since 2015. The trio make gentle, cinematic and melancholic music. The band release their second EP for Scene + Heard 2018 with songs that are both bittersweet and moving, and indicative of the kind of emotion they draw from as a band.

Genre: Music
Space: Main Space

BLOCK 28: Hyde & Seek

What we resist, persists

Aileen Power

THUR 22 + FRI 23 FEB @ 6:30PM

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Mel’s looking for love, but it doesn’t look back. Mel’s got a friend, but they don’t get along. Mel has a secret, but it won’t stay hidden. A physical comedy about falling in love and getting found out.

Written by: Aileen Power
Directed by: Daniel O’Brien
Performed by: Kate Cosgrave, Shannon Hurley + Eoin O’ Flaherty

Genre: Theatre
Space: Main Space



BLOCK 29: The greatest outdoors

Homelessness. So hot right now. #2018rising

Blacklight Productions

THUR 22 + FRI 23 FEB @ 7:45PM

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What happens when the wealthy depose the destitute to ‘go homeless’? This irreverent farce puts a culture of exposure on trial – from politicians to digital divas. Come look. They want you to!

Written by: Charlotte Hamel
Directed by: Charlotte Hamel + Cliodhna McAllister

Genre: Theatre
Space: Boys’ School

BLOCK 29: DAFT

Expensive and filthy! I’ll take it

Joe Wright

THUR 22 + FRI 23 FEB @ 7:45PM

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Renting prices in Ireland are so ridiculous. So are the stories that come along with them. They’re DAFT.

Written by: Joe Wright
Directed by: Emily Matthews
CAST: Aoibheann Mc Caul, Emily Matthews + Joe Wright

Genre: Theatre
Space: Boys’ School



BLOCK 30: Radio Bla Bla

A pop music colonoscopy.

Radio Bla Bla

THUR 22 FEB @ 8PM

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In this live podcast, a DJ, a musician and an academic fight to save their favourite pop songs from obscurity.

Three battling perspectives on the songs you had almost forgotten.

Written + harrumphed by: Jack Cawley, Kevin McGee + Paul Webster

Genre: Panel / Music / Poscast
Space: Main Space



BLOCK 31: Jake & Jess

These secrets, they’ll drown us.

Cuckoo Lane Productions

THUR 22 FEB @ 9.15PM + SAT 25 FEB @ 6.15PM

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Best friends. They share everything. Bleak, chilling and streaked with dark humour, take a journey inside the insidious friendship of Jake and Jess where the foundations of friendship melt and buckle when lost secrets surface.

Written by: Andy Leech
CAST: Conor Hanley + Katy Leech
Directed + Produced by: Robbie O’Raw
Stage Manager: Emily Duignan
Photography: Pavel Sedlacek

Genre: Theatre
Space: Boys’ School

BLOCK 31: Rape HaHa!

Is Rape Ever A Joke?

Balter Productions

THUR 22 FEB @ 9.15PM + SAT 25 FEB @ 6.15PM

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The Shell To Sea ‘Rape Tapes’ were born during the arrests of two female Shell To Sea protesters in 2011.
This live art show invites the audience to exam the transcript and decide if rape is ever a joke!

Choreographer: Hannah Bergin
Stage Manager: Saoirse Mc Dermot
Created + Performed by: Sharon Skerritt

Genre: Theatre
Space: Boys’ School
Suitable for ages 18+



BLOCK 32: Humans in Progress

Two adults playing at adult life.

Sara Geoghegan

THUR 22 + FRI 23 FEB @ 9.30PM

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Amy, a Celtic tiger cub, was promised a life that no longer exists. Set in the home she has just bought, she is now wondering where to go from here.

Written + Directed by: Sara Geoghegan
Production Manager: Jill Thornton
Lighting Designer: Niamh Cooke-Escapil
CAST: Sue Barrett + Clayton Conroy

Genre: Theatre
Space: Main Space

BLOCK 32: Essex Birds

All feathers and no knickers

Tiny Octopus

THUR 22 + FRI 23 FEB @ 9.30PM

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Four prattling pigeons sitting on a wire; ruffling feathers and giving it a lot of beak.
Essex birds is a commentary on the self-destructive conversation about women, by women.

Written By : Amy Hughes
CAST : Andrea Bolger, Meg Healy, Amy Hughes + Aoife Spratt
Costume by: Ellen Therese Fleming
Make-up by: Michał Mencnarowski

Genre: Theatre
Space: Main Space



BLOCK 33: Train of Fools

Life always goes off the rails

Shabadoo

FRI 23 + SAT 24 FEB @ 8PM

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Three strangers encounter the passenger from hell. The end of the line is closer than they think. A comedy about life, death and light rail.

Written + Directed by: Shabadoo
Produced by: Kirsty Murphy
Sound Design by: Andrew Kerr

Genre: Radio / Theatre
Space: Main Space

BLOCK 33: No Amount of Radiohead Could Have Prepared Me for This (Or How I Learned To Stop Trying and Surrender To The Space-Time Continuum)

A cacophony-comedy for the apocalypse.

Honi Cooke and Richard Durning

FRI 23 + SAT 24 FEB @ 8PM

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Belter and Migloo have thirty minutes to save the world. With a fridge. This is going to go brilliantly.

Written + Performed by: Honi Cooke + Richard Durning

Genre: Theatre
Space: Main Space



BLOCK 34: An Act of Violence

Something happened. And there were consequences.

Breach & Quinn

FRI 23 + SAT 24 FEB | 9.15PM

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An evening (in the convivial company of renowned raconteurs and bon viveurs Breach & Quinn) goes awry.
Contemporary performance for grown-ups. With a soupçon of stoopid.
And music.
Oh. And talking.

Written + Performed by: Alan Howley + Jack Cawley

Genre: Theatre
Space: Boys’ School

BLOCK 34: IKTAKOP

They want to divide us with walls

Nolla Collective

FRI 23 + SAT 24 FEB | 9.15PM

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IKTAKOP is a poetic piece of physical theatre; a sublime exploration of the material and symbolic implications of borders against the interconnectivity of the internet.

Devised by: Nolla Collective
Directed by: Onerva Helne
Assistant Directed by: Jen Keating
Produced by: Ryan Fishwick
CAST: Aoife Taylor, Bronagh Kieran + Seán Butler
Lighting + Sound Design by: Leanne Bergin
Visual Art Design by: Deniz Kaya

Genre: Theatre
Space: Boys’ School



BLOCK 35: Hannah Mamalis’ Comedy Brunch

Hannah Tucker Mamalis

SAT 24 + SUN 25 FEB + SAT 3 MAR @ 12PM

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Feast on the delectable Smock Alley brunch while been entertained by the exquisitely awkward comic timing of Hannah Tucker Mamalis.

Influenced by things that are both odd + humourous, Hannah’s live shows often involve more than just a simple egg hunting.

Written + Performed by: Hannah Tucker Mamalis for Scene + Heard.

Over 18s.

Served with a choice of:
Roast Mushrooms on Sourdough Toast w/ Gruyere + Spinach
Eggs in Purgatory w/ Whipped Feta & Parsley, Toast + Leaves
Potato Hash w/ Bacon, Fried Eggs & Smoked Ketchup

Genre: Brunch / Comedy
Space: Banquet Hall

BLOCK 36: A Tempest: A Play in One Act with a Play in Five Acts in it

Rehearsals aren’t going well

The Crooked Hook

SAT 24 FEB @ 2PM

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What is art? Who can be said to truly own a work of art?
Why did Leanne’s father never hug her?
The answers to these, and more, in A Tempest.

Written by: Ronan Deegan + Pádraig Lohan
Directed by: Ronan Deegan

Genre: Rehearsed Reading
Space: Main Space

BLOCK 37: In Concrete We Drown

A home may be taken but a heart can’t be tamed

Head Above Water Theatre Company

SAT 24 + SUN 25 FEB @ 3PM

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The forest has always been a safe and magical place where animals and magical creatures live in harmony together but when a unwanted visitor comes along with an idea to destroy their home, will the animals stay and fight or be forced to leave the home they love.
Get ready for adventure, friendship and a lot of heart, as decisions are made that can change everything.

Written by: Conor Duffy
Directed by: Angelene Milne
Assistant Director: Warren Hanley
Stage Manager: Jeff Gibson

Genre: Childrens Theatre
Space: Boys’ School
Suitable for ages 8+

BLOCK 37: The Curious World of Maggie the Brave

About a little person’s mountainous worry

ThisThatTheatre

SAT 24 + SUN 25 FEB @ 3PM

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Maggie is completely sick of it: Of hospital visits, of cancelled birthday parties, of having nobody at the end of her seesaw. But is she allowed to feel “sick” of it when she’s as fit as a fiddle and her little brother is the bravest person she knows?

Written by: Lauren O’Toole + Liz Tyndall
Directed by: Liz Tyndall
Produced by: Rebecca Dolan

Genre: Childrens Theatre
Space: Boys’ School
Suitable for ages 8+



BLOCK 38: 350,650 Hours

Dying was easy, heaven is harder.

The Human Collective

SAT 24 FEB | 4PM

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Alex wasn’t expecting an afterlife and this one comes with a lot of baggage. There’s sanctimonious Saints, grumpy Guardian Angels and a time limit before things get a lot worse…

Presented by The Human Collective
Written by: Rory Knox
Directed by: Rhiann Jeffrey

Genre: Rehearsed Reading
Space: Main Space



BLOCK 39: Gonne Girl

Gonne and Yeats, without the romance

Unamused Theatre

SAT 24 + SUN 25 FEB @ 6.30PM

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Was W.B. Yeats a tragic lover, or a guy who didn’t understand the word ‘no’? Maud Gonne presents the unromantic story of being Ireland’s most celebrated – and infamous – muse.

Written by: Annie Keegan
Directed by: Gráinne Holmes Blumenthal
Designed by: Laura McDonagh
Produced by: Rían Hamill
Publicity by: Tim Leech-Cleary
CAST: Eliza Belward, Kiah Ronaldson, Simon Geaney

Genre: Theatre/Comedy
Space: Main Space

BLOCK 39: PORK

A Dublin riff of Shakespeare’s Hamlet

Gladeye Productions

SAT 24 + SUN 25 FEB @ 6.30PM

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Pork’s Da’ is kicking up daisies and his money hungry uncle is taking over the family furniture business. Now Pork, under the influence of some dodgy hallucinogenics, must take action!

Written by: Nadine Flynn
Directed by: Lee Wilson

Genre: Theatre
Space: Main Space



BLOCK 40: Vehicle

A lo-fi sci-fi adventure

Devious Theatre

SAT 24 + SUN 25 FEB @ 7.45PM

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Vehicle is a sci-fi road trip comedy about a human bounty hunter charged with transporting an alien con-woman across the galaxy in a talking space vehicle that is falling apart.

Directed by: Sarah Baxter
Produced by: John Dennehy
CAST: John Doran, Aoife Spratt + Peter McGann

Genre: Theatre
Space: Boys’ School

BLOCK 40: TINS

An itchy tale of determination & dance

El Beee

SAT 24 + SUN 25 FEB @ 7.45PM

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Nelly will stop at nothing to win the talent show – until she discovers she has head lice. NITS! Nitsy bitsy spiders crawling around her head.
TINS – an adventure through the fantasy world of an itchy 8 year old.

Written + Performed by: Laura Brady
Directed by: Róisín McAtamney
Stage Manager: Sineád Heavin
Photography by: Aoife Herrity
Art Department: Aoibhinn O’Dea
Choreography by: Dagmara Jerzak

Genre: Theatre
Space: Boys’ School



BLOCK 41: I

“I” is a strange loop

Catagogo Collective

SAT 24 FEB @ 9.30PM + SUN 25 FEB @ 8PM

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What is an “I”? In a world of loops and paradoxes, we try to unravel the mystery of self and discover why we all sometimes struggle to finish the sentence “I am”.

Written + Devised by: Clíona O’Connell + Michele Ann Kelly
Director: Clíona O’Connell
Performed by: Michele Ann Kelly
Produced by: Suzanne Switzer
Sound Design + Music by: Jan Henrik Rau

Genre: Theatre
Space: Main Space

BLOCK 41: Memento Murray

A work life in progress

Ste Murray

SAT 24 FEB @ 9.30PM + SUN 25 FEB @ 8PM

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This is a piece about legacy. It’s about living and dying, and the memories made in between. It’s about drinking a soy low fat macchiato one day, and the next day realising that you’re turning 30, that YOU are the macchiato and that the complementary biscotti is actually complementary existential dread.
Memento Murray is is a kaleidoscopic theatrical performance mixing theatre, spoken word, photography, and documentary topped off with the realisation that one day you and everyone you love is going to die. Its about hopeful angst. Stamp that on your loyalty card.

Written + Performed by: Ste Murray
Produced by Katie McCann
Lighting + AV by: John Gunning

Genre: Theatre
Space: Main Space



BLOCK 42: Further Developing your Theatre

In conjunction with the New Works Dept. at Abbey Theatre

SUN 25 FEB | 2PM

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Further Developing the Work: A look at developing your writing/new work ideas in conjunction with Abbey Theatre New Work Department. Public talk/workshop format on how to frame that work depending on what stage of development it’s at.

Topics covered: the language of collaboration, framing the showcase of a play in development, rewriting and general aspects of the business of writing new work for the stage.

Genre: Talk
Space: Main Space



BLOCK 43: Moon Ballad

Flamenco Music, dance and Lorca’s poetry

Stage Whispers in Collaboration with Rather Gather

SUN 25 FEB | 4PM

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The performance embodies women’s struggle with identity, freedom of choice, and passion.
Inspired by Lorca’s women in “Blood Wedding” and “The House of Bernarda Alba”, the play re-imagines their life in a wave of poetry, flamenco music and dance.

Directed + Choreographed by: Loli Ros Gordon
Flamenco dancer: Ana Belen Lopez Rodriguez
Flamenco guitarrista: Rubén Portillo
Flamenco singer: Mamen Ruiz
Contemporary Dancer: Lea Weber

Genre: Flamenco
Space: Main Space



BLOCK 44: Fin Divilly + John Cummins

A Musician + a Poetician join forces

Fin Divilly + John Cummins

SUN 25 FEB | 6.15PM

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Now embarking on a solo career, ‘Liffey Street’, his debut album tells his personal journey over the years, living on this street in the heart of Dublin city.

John Cummins Poetician, one of Ireland’s most unique voices, has brought his spoken word poetry to every corner of our isle.

From festival fields to our national concert hall, John shares poetry that aims to highlight, uplift, and inspire.

His words break down the border between audience and performer.
John’s story is the story of us.

Written + Performed by: Fin Divilly + John Cummins

‘Fin Divilly’s raw lyrics showcase perfectly his colourful character and soulful voice’ – Myles Manley

Genre: Music / Spoken Word
Space: Boys School


SCENE + HEARD: FESTIVAL OF NEW WORK | WEEK 3


BLOCK 45: The Relentless Corpse

Following death a process must commence

Maylin

TUES 27 + WED 28 FEB @ 6.15PM

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Process form 145784HUYH-09
Titles- Cadaver & Specimen
Cause of death- Murder/Suicide
Process required- Reconciliation
Re-birth commence- TBC
Corpses: Andrea Cleary & Ciaran McGlynn
Lighting Design: Susannah Cummins
Sound: David Donohoe
Created + Directed by: Rua O’Donnachu

Notes- Two corpses awaken. Do they know each other? Yes, they died at the hands of one another.

Genre: Theatre
Space: Boys’ School

BLOCK 45: grief/BONES

Loss of the living and dead

Cormac Fitz

TUES 27 + WED 28 FEB @ 6.15PM

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They say you die twice – first when you stop breathing and then again the last time someone says your name.
After that, you’re just a pile of bones.
A play about the ones we lose and the ones we leave behind.

Written + Performed by: Cormac Fitz
Directed by: Stephen McDermott

Genre: Theatre
Space: Boys’ School



BLOCK 46: The Chased

Know the rule, know the game

Babushka Collaborative

TUES 27 + WED 28 FEB @ 6:30PM

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Finding love isn’t easy, and nobody knows that better than us.
Tonight – the public will decide which ship sinks and which ship sails. Who will it be?
Welcome to The Chased.

Created by: Austin Hughes, Ferdinand Emmet, Jade Silke-Fetherston, Marcus Bateson, Rían Hamill, Sarah O’Sullivan + Youssef Quinn.

Genre: Theatre
Space: Main Space

BLOCK 46: Acronumb

Memé: derived from Latin/ meaning inarguable fact

Cait Moloney

TUES 27 + WED 28 FEB @ 6:30PM

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Here is a world where everyone’s name is prefixed by a username tag, where newsfeeds have become newspapers, where spicy meme’s reign supreme, and no one is quite sure if it was Alec Baldwin or Donald Trump that served a presidency in 2017.

Written by Cáit Moloney
Directed by Connie Doona & Cáit Moloney
Movement by Alicky Hess
Produced by Meg O’Brien
Technical Designer by Bucky Emmerling
Cast: Robbie Dunne, Jack Mullarkey, Cáit Moloney
Genre: Theatre
Space: Main Space



BLOCK 47: As The Heart Speeds Along

A high-octane commedia-style improv spectacle

StokeImprov

TUES 27 + WED 28 FEB @ 7:45PM

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Each night you will decide what happens. These characters take emotion and storytelling to the extreme. Watch them indulge in all those full-on feelings you’ve been trying to keep a lid on.

Directed by: Kelly Shatter
Creative Producer: John Dennehy

Genre: Theatre
Space: Boys’ School

BLOCK 47: Friends and Other Strangers

Do you ever really know if you’ve made it?

Sarah Finlay, Nessa Mathews + Jack Cawley

TUES 27 + WED 28 FEB @ 7:45PM

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Join our singer for an evening of music and chat as she delves into the meaning of art, identity and life itself. So, you know, nothing too heavy.

Devised by : Sarah Finlay, Nessa Mathews + Jack Cawley

Genre: Theatre
Space: Boys’ School



BLOCK 48: New Fish, A Musical

On the stage for minimum wage

Tartarus

TUES 27 + WED 28 FEB @ 8PM

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Dreaming of West End lights. Working part-time at a sushi restaurant in Mayfair. New Fish, A Musical bellows a shiny show tune from the grimey world of the struggling artist.

Music by: Ross O’Connor
Book by: Grace O’Malley
Produced by: Robbie O’Raw

Genre: Musical Theatre
Space: Main Space

BLOCK 48: Splash

Coming out isn’t the worst part

Polliwog Theatre Collective

TUES 27 + WED 28 FEB @ 8PM

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Uncertain of himself, Dylan’s strive for acceptance is hindered by the fear of exploitation in a liberal world.

Created by: Joe Murphy
Directed by: Ciaran Gallagher

Performed by: Emmet Farrell
Produced by: Kelley Gissane
Costume Design by: Amy O’ Brien
Styling + Special Effects by: Joanna Kelly
Sound Design by: Colin Doran
Dramaturg: Fiachra Fallon Verbruggen

Genre: Theatre
Space: Main Space



BLOCK 49: DEVIL

A stand-up comedian sells his soul

Francis Breen

TUES 27 + WED 28 FEB @ 9.15PM

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Stand-up comedy about selling your soul to the devil, whoever that is. Contains multi-media elements-
audience participation is a must. Ideal for fans of alternative comedy.

Written + Performed by: Francis Breen
Produced by: Rory McNab
Additional Writing: Cilléin Farrell

Genre: Comedy
Space: Boys’ School

BLOCK 49: No God Before Me

Without followers, god hasn’t got a prayer

Cearúil Swords / Cotton Wool Bridge Productions

TUES 27 + WED 28 FEB @ 9.15PM

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Return to Earth. Check.
Answer prayers. Check.
Convert heathens and grow brand. Check?
Flanked by a loyal servant and a marketing guru, this god plans on becoming top dog.

Written + Directed By: Cearúil Swords

Genre: Theatre
Space: Boys’ School



BLOCK 50: Disconnected

Glitter. Confetti. Denial.

Ali Hardiman

TUES 27 + WED 28 @ 9:30PM

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THERE’S A PARTY! There’s champagne! There are cute boys! So what could possibly be wrong with Cassie?
When appearance is no longer enough she dares to dig a little deeper. And with it, risks everything…

Written by: Ali Hardiman
Directed by: Olivia Songer
Produced by: Maria Oxley Boardman
CAST: Ali Hardiman, Eve Connolly, Gordon Quigley, Madi O’Carroll

Genre: Theatre
Space: Main Space

BLOCK 50: Fundraising: The Musical

We want your money

Fancy Vegas Productions

TUES 27 + WED 28 @ 9:30PM

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A musical about fundraising which will also be a fundraiser for itself. Please note: if we do not raise enough money during the performance then the performance will retrospectively not go ahead.

Written + Performed by: Ian Dunphy, Ian Graham, Aidan Fitzmaurice
Music: Ian Dunphy, Aidan Fitzmaurice, Ian Graham, Robert Molumby
Produced by: John Geraghty

Genre: Musical Theatre
Space: Main Space



BLOCK 51: The Best I Ever Thought of Me

Paradise on earth, fallen from grace

Concept Theatre Company

THUR 1 + FRI 2 MAR @ 6.15PM

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The sacred garden is falling to ruin, or is the family that cares for it falling apart? Inspired by Biblical mythology, this play deals with family, loss, and change.

Written by: Kit Geraghty
Directed by: Kit Geraghty + Seán Talbot
Produced by: Sibéal Ní Mhaoileoin
CAST: Cian Colbert, Jane Finnegan, Kate Conboy-Fischer + Orla Devlin
Stage Manager: Luka Costello
Music/Sound Designer: Conrad Jones-Brangan
Set Designer: Diarmuid Woods
Dramaturg: Mark Ball

Genre: Theatre
Space: Boys’ School

BLOCK 51: It Will Break

I get that feeling too, sometimes

Claudia Kinahan

THUR 1 + FRI 2 MAR @ 6.15PM

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‘The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear, is fear of the unknown.’ – H.P. Lovecraft

They get the same bus everyday. They get on at the same stop. They get off near the Tesco. They’re still not sure where they’re going.

Directed by: Claudia Kinahan
CAST: Brid Ní Chomáin, Brian McMahon Gallagher, Síofra Ní Mheara
Stage Manager: Ellie Hendry
Costume Design: Catríona Moloney
Set Design : Ursula McGinn
Lighting Design: Nora Fisher

Genre: Theatre
Space: Boys’ School



BLOCK 52: DRAGON (or “how to slay yours”)

Fantasy and music deals with masculinity

RLMO

THUR 1 + FRI 2 MAR @ 6:30PM

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A serial first dater tells dragon stories to impress his dates. The exploits and fate of the dragon reflect his frustration with society’s discardure of masculinity.

Written by: Ruadhán Mew, Martha Fitzgerald + Lindsey Dawson
Directed by: Ruadhán Mew
Produced by: Orlaith Carr

Genre: Musical Theatre
Space: Main Space

BLOCK 52: Imposter Syndrome

Don’t you love your job?

Eoin Halpin

THUR 1 + FRI 2 MAR @ 6:30PM

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Ambition vs Security. Success vs Satisfaction. Fantasy vs Reality.
What’s your dream job?
VR Advertisers, Mark and Charlotte, need to figure that out before they lose theirs.

Written + Performed By: Eoin Halpin

Genre: Theatre
Space: Main Space



BLOCK 53: The Other Side

Some have wands. Some have whips.

Dave Rowe/ Reality:Check Productions

THUR 1 + FRI 2 MAR @ 7.45PM

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Ron, Jon, and Luke are wands out, masks on, and can’s raised for what they expect to be a great day out at the convention centre.
But there is a scheduling mix up. The Other Side is an absurdly hilarious comedy about surfaced alter egos and being forced outside your comfort zone.

Written by: Dave Rowe
Directed by Rob Downes
Produced by: Connie Doona
CAST: Dave Rowe, Lorcan Strain, Stephen O’Leary + Louis Deslis

Genre: Theatre
Space: Boys’ School

BLOCK 52: High Heels Are Not My Friends

Femininity. It’s not just a noun

Tartarus

THUR 1 + FRI 2 MAR @ 7.45PM

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High heels. Femininity. Make up. Femininity. Cerebral Palsy. Femininity?
Arianne Hutch, drawing on real experiences, balances whimsy and heart, guides us through the stigmas, preconceptions and realities of being a woman living with cerebral palsy.

Written and Performed by: Arianne Hutch
Directed by: Kate Conboy-Fischer
Produced by: Robbie O’Raw

Genre: Theatre
Space: Boys’ School



BLOCK 54: CAGED

A vibrant, multifaceted spectacle to behold

FEMME BIZARRE

THUR 1 MAR @ 8PM, SAT 3 MAR @ 9:30PM

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In an absurd and bold theatrical mash up of text, aerial, dance and music, the glass case of femininity is shattered. Enter a world of the weird, the wonderful and the uncomfortable.

Written + Performed by: Kate Finegan + Jade O’Connor

Genre: Aerial / Theatre
Space: Main Space

BLOCK 54: My Granny is a Legend

An improvised play about your Granny

Auto-Correbt

THUR 1 MAR @ 8PM, SAT 3 MAR @ 9:30PM

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A joy-filled and funny play about grandparents that’s made up on the spot inspired by the audience’s stories and recollections.

If you like Granny you’ll love this.

Concept by Diane O’Connor and Mark Cantan.
Image by: Michael Fleming.
Performed: Diane O’Connor, Mark Cantan, Paul Hoey, Sean Flaherty

Genre: Improv Comedy
Space: Main Space



BLOCK 55: What Did You Expect From Edmund?

A one-man concept-album

Michael-David McKernan

THUR 1 + FRI 2 MAR | 9.15PM

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PDiscover how to become a (Shakespearean) villain with this dynamic one-man concept-album.
A contemporary prequel to King Lear featuring a loop-pedal and no Shakespearean language whatsoever.

Written + Performed by: Michael-David McKernan
Directed by: Rachel Bergin
Designed by: Dara Hoban
Stage + Production Manager: Ellie Hendry

Genre: Theatre / Music
Space: Boys’ School

BLOCK 55: Chromosome Why?

Let There Be Life!

No Desserts

THUR 1 + FRI 2 MAR | 9.15PM

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*UNPAID*
Looking for pious male actor to play the next Virgin Mary during the upcoming apocalypse.
Must be able to act, sing and conceive the son of god.
If interested please contact God_119@gmail.com
Amen.

Written + Performed by: Darragh Byrne + Eoghan Collins
Produced by: Sean Kearns

Genre: Theatre
Space: Boys’ School



BLOCK 56: Biconic

Bisexuals ARE greedy… for representation

Mark Ball/Jennifer Aust

THUR 1 + FRI 2 MAR @ 9:30PM

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If you can’t find one, you have to be your own icon. Iconic. Biconic.
Biconic is a playful look at those who are often left out of queer dialogue: (dirty) Bisexuals.

Written + Performed by: Mark Ball
Directed + Devised by: Jennifer Aust
Lighting Design by: Rowen Clarke
Design by: Áine O’Hara
Creative Producer: John Dennehy

Genre: Theatre
Space: Main Space

BLOCK 56: Discovery

A permanent solution to a temporary problem

Clear Horizons

THUR 1 + FRI 2 MAR @ 9:30PM

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Shane has ended his life but before he can pass through to the next stage of the afterlife he must sit in a room with other people who have done the same thing and find out something in death that he never realised in life.

Written by: Tony Doyle

Genre: Theatre
Space: Main Space



BLOCK 57: From The River Of Ghosts

True stories to haunt and inspire

Roger Gregg

FRI 2 + SAT 3 MAR @ 8PM

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Audio wizard Roger Gregg conjures an evening of spellbinding incantations commemorating human lives compelled to deviance and non-conformity using various potions of spoken word, song, music and sound effects.

Genre: Theatre
Space: Main Space



BLOCK 58: STYLIN

Inspired by the catwalk of life

SAT 3 MAR @ 2PM

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Why do we wear what we wear? Personal Style (as opposed to high street fashion) is a unique artistic process.
We’ve asked a Fashion Illustrator + Portrait Photographer, a Professional MUA + Founder of Christoph Eye Couture, a Costume Designer + jumpsuit-wearing Musican and an oh-so-stylish comedy Writer + Performer why and what they choose to deck themselves out in to express their moods / prepare for the day.

Smocktail included in price.

Panel : Kyle Chledon Barnett, Camille Lucy Ross, Christoph McCormack + Saileog O’Halloran

Over 18s

Genre: Fashion / Cocktails
Space: Main Space



BLOCK 59: Night Moves

Happy, alone… together

Silver Bullet Theatre Company

SAT 3 MAR @ 3PM + 7:45PM

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Catherine & Gareth are ready to tag out of Romance’s brutal gauntlet. Evenings of reading, meditation and Netflix marathons beckon…

And you know what? That’s OK! They’re fine! Totally fine…

Written by: Ruairí Lenaghan
Produced by: Sarah Foley
CAST: Katie McCann + Ruairí Lenaghan

Genre: Theatre
Space: Boys’ School

BLOCK 59: Make Love, Not War

Sparrow heart in a rib cage

No Desserts

SAT 3 MAR @ 3PM + 7:45PM

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Same book. Different pages.
Alex and Clara are smashed together by chance and proceed to cling on to the thin string that connects them.
But white lies can darken with time.

Written + Directed by: Eoghan Collins
CAST: Aoife Martyn + Niall O’Brien
Produced by: Gemma Kane
Genre: Theatre
Space: Boys’ School



BLOCK 60: Hear This Dance

Dance and music: Looped

Niall Vallely | Sibéal Davitt | Stephen Roddy

SAT 3 MAR @ 4PM + 6:30PM

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Can technology function as a performer, an instrument, a tool? Or all three?
A collaborative trio exploring how technological intervention can change the relationship between traditional Musician and Dancer.

Choreographed + Performed by: Sibéal Davitt
Concertina: Niall Vallely
Composer: Stephen Roddy

Genre: Dance / Music
Space: Main Space

BLOCK 60: The Wood From The Trees

What horrors lurk between the trees?

Spooky Beour

SAT 3 MAR @ 4PM + 6:30PM

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Gather around for two dark tales that weave elements of Irish and European folklore, exploring the horrors that lurk in the shadows and picking apart the wood from the trees.

Written + Directed by: Helen Flanagan + Niamh Beirne

Genre: Spoken Word
Space: Main Space



BLOCK 61: My Mother Always Said

A Mother and Daughter relationship

Dirty & Pasty

SAT 3 MAR @ 6.15PM + 9.15PM

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Three generations in a room together. Roles are reversing and someone always knows best. Secrets are lurking. Sometimes ignorance really is bliss.

Written by: Jennifer Meade
CAST: Bairbre Ni Chaoimh + Jennifer Meade
Produced by: Karoline O’Sullivan

Genre: Theatre
Space: Boys School

BLOCK 61: The Silent Coeliac

It could be you

Caitríona Ní Chonaola

SAT 3 MAR @ 6.15PM + 9.15PM

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See – Lee – Ack. There, you’ve said it, Coeliac. Delve deep into this woman’s belly as she worms her way out of hilarious but tragic situations in her attempt to feel ‘normal’.

Written + Performed by: Caitríona Ní Chonaola
Lighting Design by: Beartla Ó Flatharta
Produced by: Eamon McNicholas

Genre: Theatre
Space: Boys School



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Niamh Shaw
13 – 16 Mar | 7:30pm | Main Space

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Boulevard Productions
20 – 24 Mar | 7:30pm | Main Space

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Andy Kirkpatrick
2 Apr | 7:30pm | Main Space

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