Judder Theatre Company
“A uniquely Dublin take on a beloved Christmas classic”
It’s Christmas Eve 2007 and Georgie Travers is propping up the bar in his Dublin local, the weight of the world on his shoulders. As closing time approaches, a late night straggler enters, disturbing Georgie’s last pint, and his plan to embark on a moonlit cliff stroll which could change his life, and the lives of the people he loves, forever.
It’s a Wonderful Bleedin’ Life is a hopeful, and humorous fable on the dangers of greed and selfishness, the pain of loss and the power of kindness set against the backdrop of the 2007 financial crash and the end of Celtic Tiger era Dublin.
“For aficionados of the film there will be pleasure seeing how Duggan plays homage to the evergreen movie” – No More Workhorse
WRITTEN BY Gary Duggan
CAST Stephen Kelly and Vincent Patrick
GRAPHIC DESIGN AND MARKETING MATERIALS BY Darcie Faccio, Ronja Vilímková
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Judder Theatre was co-founded by Shaun Elebert (M.A Theatre Studies DCU) and Vincent Patrick (B.A hons in Acting Manchester) in 2019. Judder strives to promote exciting and immersive theatre productions to inclusive audiences.
We are a passionate group of artists dedicated to creating immersive experiences that ignite conversations and touch the hearts of our audience. Through innovative storytelling and a commitment to diversity, we aim to challenge perspectives, foster connections, and inspirechange. Join us on a journey of discovery and transformation as we explore the beauty and complexity of the human experience through the power of live performance.
Previous productions include:
‘The Zoo Story’, ‘The Great War’, The Dumb Waiter’, ‘A Pitchfork Disney’, ‘A little Cloud (‘A Little Cloud’ was performed in Bewley’s Theatre for the Bloomsday Festival 2022)’, ‘Eveline’, and ‘The Bear’
TICKETS €20 | €12 (Student/OAP/Equity/Unwaged) | €15 matinée
RUNNING TIME: 55 MINS
Warnings: Possible strobe lighting, themes of suicide and depression.
PRAISE FOR THE COMPANY
“Judder’s production of The Zoo Story captures this dynamic perfectly, while also reworking the play to be a gripping commentary on contemporary Ireland.
Funny, humane, brutal, and relevant, this is a vital production of a great American play.” – The Reviews Hub
“This (A Little Cloud) is Joyce for a contemporary audience. A worthwhile lunchtime treat. Go and be gripped.” – The Reviews Hub
The Bear – “It says much for Shaun Elebert, the director, that he manages to transport the audience from a corner of Doyle’s pub in the twenty-first century into the fading glory of minor Russian gentry at the end of the nineteenth century in this unlikely melodramatic tale which permits the actors a certain licence to over indulge themselves. The cast did not hold back.” – No More Workhorse