RTÉ’s top pick for ‘Irish acts to see at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2023’ returns to Smock Alley Theatre for ONE NIGHT ONLY.
Coffee Kid is the story of Beanie, the love child of George Clooney and a Nespresso machine. Step into her life as she struggles to reconnect with her dad while learning what it means to be different in a caffeine-hungry world.
This freshly ground one-woman comedy romp will awaken your spirit as it examines universal themes: the journey towards self-worth, the meaning of love and the impact of being the unwanted child of a megastar. What could be more relatable?
Settle in for a coffee break(down).
“Absurd comedy at its finest!” – ThreeWeeks Edinburgh
“Simple and splendid” – North West End UK
“A triumphant, oddly touching breakout show from McQuinn” – The Scotsman
“Pure joy from start to finish” – No More Workhorse
WRITTEN BY Síomha McQuinn & Jamie Sykes
DIRECTED BY Jamie Sykes
SOUND DESIGN BY Michael Brady
CAST Síomha McQuinn
PUPPETRY BY Quinton O’Reilly
TICKETS €15 | €13 student/OAP/unemployed
RUNNING TIME: 60 mins
Suitable for ages 14+
Warnings: Sexual reference.
‘Coffee Kid’ began as part of the Scene + Heard Festival of New Work 2022. It went on to Dublin Fringe Festival 2022, where it was nominated for two awards: Best Performer and the Spirit of Wit award. The show had a 24-show run at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2023. Both writers, Síomha McQuinn and Jamie Sykes, come from an improv comedy background and write for screen as well as stage.