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THEATRE

HOOKED

Nah I wouldn’t call it a problem

 

Tue 18 + Wed 19 Feb
6:15pm
Main Space

 


HOOKED is a fresh new script that explores three twenty something year olds, and their attitude and culture towards addiction. Fast-paced, light-hearted and interactive this piece will leave you questioning your own opinions on what it means to be hooked.

Written by: Ali Dempsey McMahon
CAST: Ali Dempsey McMahon, Peter Newington and Eanna Hardwicke
Produced by: Dominic O’Brien
Image design by: Conor Sealy

Running Time : 30 mins

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THEATRE

SEEN

Who are you really online?

 

Tue 18 + Wed 19 Feb
6:15pm
Main Space

 


Welcome to the world inside your laptop. A world with its own set of rules, expectations and norms. With every post and view, a horror of the internet is revealed.

Written by: Eibhleann Caffrey
Produced by: Niamh Ní Fhlatharta
Designed by: Kevin Murphy
CAST: Anna Fanning + Eibhleann Caffrey

Running Time : 30 mins

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PHYSICAL THEATRE

The Many Faces of Her

Shaped by the gaze of others

 

Tue 18 + Wed 19 Feb
6:30pm
Boys’ School

Parallel stories told simultaneously explore the world of mental institutions:
The artist paints on the back wall of the stage revealing her interpretation of experiences as performed by the actor.

Devised + Performed by: Claire Prouvost, Stella Godmet
Lighting Design by : Evan Connolly

Running Time : 25 mins

block 28
THEATRE

Confession

Forgive our Father, he has sinned

 

Tue 18 + Wed 19 Feb
6:30pm
Boys’ School

 


A dark comedy of blackmail unravels in the confines of a rural Irish confessional box.

Created by: Mikey Fleming, Paul Hoey + Ben Razy

Running Time : 30 mins

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STAND-UP COMEDY

Funny T-shirts

XL T-shirts, XXL Problems

 

Tue 18 + Wed 19 Feb
7.45pm
Main Space

 


The evolution of one man’s funny t-shirt collection. The highs, the lows, from ascendancy to dependency and ultimately, what happens when the laughter stops.

Written + Performed by: Colin Chadwick

Running Time : 30 mins

block 29
THEATRE

The Last Man in Ireland

Satirical Irish kitchen-sink realism meets Waterworld

Tue 18 + Wed 19 Feb
7.45pm
Main Space

 


Due to climate change, Ireland now sits beneath the Atlantic Ocean. Except for one man and his farm. With returning siblings, revelations from the past collide with pints in the present leaving a trail of devastation ensuring none of them “will ever be the same again”.

Written by: Keith-James Walker
Performed by: Ian Bermingham, Keith-James Walker + Kieran Roche

Running Time : 30 mins

block 30
THEATRE

LEGS WIDE SHUT

Not another “smear” campaign!

Tue 18 + Wed 19 Feb
8pm
Boys’ School

 


SOCKS ON OR SOCKS OFF???
An absurdist comedy. Erin & Catherine receive letters for their first cervical screening. Glow sticks, trampolining, and blue roll (LOTS of blue roll) ensue…

Written + Performed by: Jayne McKenzie + Anna Celine Gonzalez
Directed by: Emily Foran

Running Time : 30 mins

block 30
THEATRE

Sun Bear

Fuck off Sharon, I’m fine!

 

Tue 18 + Wed 19 Feb
8pm
Boys’ School

 


Something is happening under the surface.
An uncontrollable wave is starting to bubble.
Anything could tip the balance.
But what started this fire?
And can Katie hold it in?

Written + Performed by: Sarah Richardson
Produced by: Marisa Conroy
Designed by: Áine O’Hara

Running Time : 30 mins

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THEATRE

A Surprise

He sees you when you’re sleeping…

 

Tue 18 + Wed 19 Feb
9:15pm
Main Space

 


Jay and Martin having a few beers. That’s all. No harm. Getting into the festive spirit. Drowning out the dark.
‘Cause you know what happens at Christmas? Don’t ya?

Written by: Patrick O’Sullivan
Directed by: Richard Lombard Vance

This play is based on an idea originally developed during a Mentorship
Programme run by Fishamble: The New Play Company at Pavilion Theatre
Patrick O’Sullivan is a recipient of playwrighting support from Axis Theatre, Ballymun

Running Time : 30 mins

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THEATRE

Out of Touch

How do you communicate when you can’t?

Tue 18 + Wed 19 Feb
9:15pm
Main Space

 


Luke is a young man who can’t read or write. While he blames society, society blames him. Angry at the world, he takes dance lessons where he’s paired with Katie. The only issue is she’s deaf. Unable to communicate, the pair go to great lengths to understand one another.

Written + Performed by: Craig Gahan
Produced by: Niamh Hopper
Co-starring: Shauna Coffey

Running Time : 30 mins

block 32
THEATRE

Page of Swords

Meet a stranger who’s stranger than fiction

Tue 18 + Wed 19 Feb
9:30pm
Boys’ School

 


See what happens when someone who’s trying to have everything and it’s not enough meets someone with nothing but offers a little bit more.Productions

Written by: Conor Sheehan
CAST: Ray Malone, Elaine Purdue, Conor Sheehan
Produced by: Stacey Malaniff
Lighting by: Ting Yo Guo

Running Time : 20 mins

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THEATRE

Kebabs & Hookers

A downtrodden writer finds his voice

Tue 18 + Wed 19 Feb
9:30pm
Boys’ School

 


A downtrodden writer finds his voice. One aspiring writer is down on his luck, waiting for the day that his scribbles on napkins come together. A gut-punching piece that explores friendship, intimacy, and finding your voice.

Written by: Shane O’Neill
Produced by: Annie Brown
Directed by: Luke Frawley
Performed by: Ronan Deegan
Designed by: Brendan Moore

Running Time : 25 mins

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FOOD + COMEDY

Comedy, Craft Beer + Wings Wednesdays

Sniggers … and SAUCE! #spiceupyourlife

 

Wed 19 Feb @ 6:45pm
Banquet Hall

 


Hot n’spicy WINGS with blue cheesy trimmings
OR
sweet and sticky sesame WINGS with craft beer followed by the freshest of Comedy.
Be rude not to.

Culinary delights by: Chef Clune

Comedy provided by: BLOCK 29 Funny T-shirts | The Last Man in Ireland

Funny T-shirts : XL T-shirts, XXL Problems
The evolution of one man’s funny t-shirt collection. The highs, the lows, from ascendancy to dependency and ultimately, what happens when the laughter stops.

The Last Man in Ireland : Satirical Irish kitchen-sink realism meets Waterworld
Due to climate change, Ireland now sits beneath the Atlantic Ocean. Except for one man and his farm. With returning siblings, revelations from the past collide with pints in the present leaving a trail of devastation ensuring none of them “will ever be the same again.”

Running Time : 120 mins

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THEATRE

A Woman Under A Roof

take care not to be forgotten

Thu 20 + Fri 21 Feb
6:15pm
Main Space

 


A ghost story (like most stories); a woman contacts someone she lost long ago, who travels through time and space to reveal what happens in this life and the next.

Directed + Performed by: Laoise Murray
Written + Composed by: Sam Killian
Stage/Production Manager/Costume by: Annachiara Vispi
Set Design by: Natasha Duffy
Lighting Design by: Matt McGowan
Audio Visuals by: Choy-Ping Clarke Ng
Produced by: Grace Morgan
Photography by: Jimmy Kavanagh
Special Thanks: Mitsue Jimi
Developed at FRINGE LAB with the support of Dublin Fringe Festival

Running Time : 30 mins

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PHYSICAL THEATRE

For Rent

For Rent: A Ruin. Your Home?

Thu 20 + Fri 21 Feb
6:15pm
Main Space

 

 


The absurdity of searching for a home in Dublin, through a deeper exploration of the idea of a home. All of this brilliantly encapsulated in a passionate physical theatre piece.

Directed by: Aggie Baral
Produced by: Olaf Samuel
Stage Management by: Anne-Charlotte Gerbaud
CAST: Anna Fox, Alice Stands, Dmitry Vinokurov, Elitsa Dimova,
Philip Arneill, Saoirse Siné

Running Time : 30 mins

block 35
THEATRE

Nurse, me

Define it Define nurse Define me

Thu 20 + Fri 21 Feb
6:30pm
Boys’ School

 


‘Nurse’ is a hyper-idealistic young woman in 80’s Ireland, who believes is destined to change the world, much like her hero Florence Nightingale. But this nurse might be destined for damnation.

Written + Performed by: Aoife Martyn

Running Time : 30 mins

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THEATRE

Calling In Sick

It could be you!

Thu 20 + Fri 21 Feb
6:30pm
Boys’ School

 


What’s luck got to do with healthcare? A hell of a lot. A fun fibromyalgia gameshow for all the family!

Written + Performed by: Áine O’Hara
Produced by: Marisa Conroy
Dramaturgy by: Sarah Richardson

Running Time : 20 mins

block 36
THEATRE

Dead End

Cause of death? Life choices

Thu 20 + Fri 21 Feb
7.45pm
Main Space

 


A by-the-book medical examiner is forced to reckon with her priorities when the autopsy she is performing takes an unexpected turn in this fast-paced and funny noir thriller.

Written by David A. Smyth

Running Time : 30 mins

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THEATRE

Clearance

Everything must go; including this lot!

Thu 20 + Fri 21 Feb
7.45pm
Main Space

 


The mas are sorting the last few bits on their breaks. The lads are a little too merry for work. The auld ones all swore last Christmas was their last and Deirdre’s still in the grips of an existential crisis. It’s Christmas Eve in retail and this year’s bonus has an unsettling downside.

Written by: Bríd Ní Chomáin + Síofra O’Meara
Directed by: Leah Moore
Produced by: SJ Woods
CAST: Bríd Ní Chomáin, Clodagh Phelan, Ella Maria Carmen + Síofra O’Meara
Image by: Lucy Jenkins

Running Time : 30 mins

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THEATRE

Parts Unknown

Brothers wrestle with their dead dad

Thu 20 + Fri 21 Feb
8pm
Boys’ School

 


The sons of a wrestling legend clash over his legacy and the Good Friday referendum. The debut play from comedian Davey Reilly, starring Dermot Ward (GoT) and Peter O’Hanlon (Rocketman).

Written + Directed by: Davey Reilly
CAST: Peter O’Hanlon, Dermot Ward

Running Time : 30 mins

block 37
THEATRE

CASH POINT MEET

Girls just wanna have funds

Thu 20 + Fri 21 Feb
8pm
Boys’ School

 


Emma and Sinéad know all that glitters isn’t gold, but when given the opportunity to go from €3.99 wine to louboutins and limos, maybe happiness is just a swipe away? Contains references to sex.

CAST: Jess Dunne Perkins, Niamh Murphy
Written by: Niamh Murphy
Directed by: Cara Mani
Produced by: Zoë Reynolds
Lighting & Sound Design by: Colin Doran
Stage Management by: Borg Dóra Benediktsdóttir
Image by: Bailey Hayden

Running Time : 25 mins

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MUSIC
DIGITAL_RITUAL

A mind-expanding music and multimedia work

Thu 20 Feb
9:15pm
Main Space

 


Recalibrate attention to the fullness of now /// Reset the operating system /// Expect the inexplicable.

Created + Performed by: Paul Gilgunn

Running Time : 30 mins

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THEATRE

Breaking Sense

Seven meet to unleash the unsaid

Thu 20 Feb
9:15pm
Main Space

 

 


Seven women gather. Each must speak of things unsaid. Life stories fizz, seethe and erupt with humour, longing, anguish and joy.. A pivotal new work that speaks to all.

Written + Performed by:
The Michael Chekhov Studio Dublin

CAST: Brigitte Trein, Caitríona Ní Threasaigh, Emer Casey, Helena Browne, Mary McCarthy, Mary Pat Moloney, Moninne Dargan
Directed by: Moninne Dargan

Running Time : 30 mins

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THEATRE

Follower Count

Jesus – some clients just won’t listen

Thu 20 + Fri 21 Feb
9.30pm
Boys’ School

 


Jesus is back, and he wants to spread the good news. But there’s only one way to reach people in this smart-phone obsessed age: he’s going to need a social media strategist.

Produced by: Arianne Hutch
Written by: Ella Skolimowski
CAST: Danny O’Leary, Ella Skolimowski

Running Time : 20 mins

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THEATRE

ALVA

Ed is thirteen days from Earth

Thu 20 + Fri 21 Feb
9.30pm
Boys’ School

 


An astronaut fights for his life as an alien race take over his ship. His only help comes from ALVA, the on-board computer. A unique blend of horror and sci-fi.

Directed by: Ciaran Gallagher
Sound Design by: Conall Mac Dhonnagáin
Dramaturgy: Cuán de Barra
Photography by: James Healy
Produced by: Joe Murphy
Stage Management by: Ryan Fishwick
Written by: Seán Mac Dhonnagáin

Running Time : 30 mins

block 40
THEATRE

Big Break

So, what are you up to now?

Fri 21 + Sat 22 Feb
9:15pm
Main Space

 


You are invited to the school reunion of St. Anthony’s class of ’09. Share a cocktail sausage with a fellow classmate, tear open old wounds, and brace yourself for the inevitable question… Lost Train Theatre

PR + Marketing by: Aoife O’Donoghue
Directed by: Ciara Gleeson
Lighting + Sound Design by: Colin Doran
Image by: Katie O’Byrne
Associate Writers: Lewis Quigley, Ciara Gleeson
Written by: Niall Lane
Produced by: Róisín O’Gara

Running Time : 40 mins

block 40
THEATRE

Finding Chemo

A song and dance about cancer

Fri 21 + Sat 22 Feb
9:15pm
Main Space

 


A fantastical, whimsical and musical rendition of a true-life experience, Finding Chemo is a darkly comic but sincerely encouraging antidote to fears and frustrations surrounding cancer and its treatments.

Story by: Ailish Leavy
Directed by: Darren Yorke
Devised with Colm Lennon, Grace Healy, Nora Kelly Lester, Ricky McCormack

Running Time : 20 mins

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CHILDREN”S THEATRE

Unicorns are Real!

The most epic sleepover EVER.

 

Sat 22 + Sun 23 Feb
11am
Main Space

 


‘They are, they’re not, they are, they’re not, they ARE…how do you know if they are real?’

Two friends embark on a quest to find out if unicorns are real.
Suitable for Ages 4+ yrs

Written + Performed by: Andrea Bolger & Helen McGrath
Directed by: Chris Kelly
Produced by: Sarah O’Rourke
Photography by: Dominik Turkowski
Design by: Erin Barclay
Design Assistant: Chris Merton

Running Time : 45 mins

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CHILDREN”S THEATRE

Eithne

By the hand of Eithne, Balor will fall…

 

Sat 22 + Sun 23 Feb
12pm
Boys’ School

 


Eithne is a ferocious young cailiín, whose courage is tested when she is banished to the woods and has to find her way home. A twist on a classic Celtic tale,

Suitable for ages 8+

Written by: Catriona Moloney
Design by: Iseult Deane
Produced by: Charli Mathews

Running Time : 55 mins

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CHILDREN”S THEATRE

Made From Paper

Whatever you do, don’t go outside.

 

Sat 22 + Sun 23 Feb
12:30pm
Main Space

 


Where should you look when you’ve forgotten what you’ve lost? A lonely librarian and a girl, made from paper, are NOT looking for adventure. And they’re definitely NOT going outside.

Suitable for Ages 7 – 9yrs

Written by: Clodagh Mooney Duggan
Directed by: Nessa Matthews
Produced by: Richie O’Sullivan
Artwork by: Jill Matthews

Running Time : 45 mins

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CHILDREN”S THEATRE

Bookworm

Something’s about to happen in Little-Happens

 

Sat 22 + Sun 23 Feb
2pm
Main Space

 


In the town of Little-Happens, Pandora Allweather lives out her days buried in a good book. Until the sudden arrival of a backward clock that will change her life forever.

Suitable for Ages 8+

Written by: Katie McCann
Directed by: Jeda de Brí
Cast Featuring: Louis Deslis + Katie McCann

Running Time : 45 mins

block 45
THEATRE

OCCUPIED

Periods are a bloody nightmare

Sat 22 + Sun 23 Feb
3pm
Boys’ School

 


Gore. Epic tales. Roller-coasting emotions. Some call it Game of Thrones; we call it menstruation. Yep, this is a bloody great if-you-don’t-laugh-you’ll-cry play. Period.

Written by: Kirby Thompson + Orla Graham
Cast: Aoife Browne, Orla Graham
Directed by: Kirby Thompson
Lighting Design by: Lauren Wedgeworth
Stage Management by: Caoimhe McGee
Produced by: Sarah Reid

Running Time : 20 mins

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THEATRE

Long Way Down

An Odyssey of Oddballs

Sat 22 + Sun 23 Feb
3pm
Boys’ School

 


Two mates on a mission. A hermit with a secret. The structures of society and nature are breaking down, but the Premier League is intact. A tragicomedy about a pact.

Written by: Oisín Robbins
CAST: Conor Quinlan, Denis Haugh, Gerard Howard

Running Time : 30 mins

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REHEARSED READING

Influenced

Insta-fame, is it worth it?

 

Sat 22 Feb
4pm
Main Space

 


In West Cork, Daragh Dundon is accused of murdering his influencer girlfriend. His sister Liz becomes insta-famous in a bid to prove his innocence and solve the murder.

Written by: Cara Christie
Produced by: Lisa Nally
CAST: includes Cara Christie

Running Time : 60 mins

block 47
THEATRE

Then They Came For Me

Without remembrance, there is no future

Sat 22 + Sun 23 Feb
6:15pm
Main Space

Then They Came For Me looks at the subject of Holocaust denial and explores how this controversial topic lends itself to a modern culture of “fake news” and “alternative facts”.

Writen + Directed by : Scout Black
Produced by : Meadhbh Nolan

Running Time : 25 mins

block 47
THEATRE

TIDAL

As River Rise, So Must We

Sat 22 + Sun 23 Feb
6:15pm
Main Space

 

 


If our rivers could talk, what would they tell us? The River Lee is under threat from the construction of damaging flood walls along its banks. Interviews with activists and Cork residents will tell the story of a city fighting for the river which flows through its heart.

Written + Directed by: Marcus Bateson
Production Management by: Alice Bellamy
Stage Management by: Emily Cooke
Produced by: Zara Fitzgerald
Publicity by: Hiram Harrington
Stage Design by: Rían Hamill
Light Design by: Matt McGowan
Sound/AV Design by: Philly Holmes
Costume Design by: Kiah Ronaldson

Running Time : 25 mins

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THEATRE

Frigid

You’re 14, you’re a friget, you’re a loser

Sat 22 + Sun 23 Feb
6.30pm
Boys’ School

 


Niamh is 14… And a friget! How? Niamh’s gal pals are on a mission to help Niamh lose her frigidity at the underage disco- whether she wants to or not! Frigid is a dark comedy about frenemies, fingering and figuring it all out.

Written + Performed by: Rosa Bowden
Directed by: Hildegard Ryan
Produced by: Joe Murphy

Running Time : 20 mins

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THEATRE

ALMOST 40 & SINGLE

No husband. No children. No problem…right?

Sat 22 + Sun 23 Feb
6.30pm
Boys’ School

 


No husband. No children. No problem…right?
ALMOST 40 & SINGLE takes an unflinching look at the obstacles a mature, unmarried, childless woman of colour faces while living and dating in today’s society. A dark comedy that will resonate with anyone who’s ever felt alone and unlucky in love. Contains explicit language/themes.

Written + Performed by: Cynthia Dallas
Directed by: L. Haston
Imagery by: Scott Danzig

Running Time : 20 mins

block 49
THEATRE

CAKE

The Incomparable Joy Of Feeling OK

Sat 22 + Sun 23 Feb
7.45pm
Main Space

 


Part storytelling, part documentary about Georgia and Sionnán’s quest to find ok…ness? Not happy; just ok.
Their brains don’t work. But they seem to be coping fine… right?

Written + Performed by: Georgia Doorley, Sionnán Ní Nualláin
Produced by: Alice Bellamy

Running Time : 25 mins

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THEATRE + MUSIC

You Can Be a Menace Too

WW4 will be fought with Slingshots

Sat 22 + Sun 23 Feb
7.45pm
Main Space

 


In this Original Musical satire, the post-apocalypse has forced a gaggle of mad-cap youths to band together, fashioning their own society on the great literature of yesteryear: The Beano.

Written, Directed + Music by: Patrick Conneely
Musical Director: Katie Feeney
Choreography by: Áine Cooney + Micheal Healy
Costume by: Nicole Denning
CAST: Claudia Glavey, Conor Gormley, Davin McGowan, Meadhbh Lyons and Chorus

Running Time : 30 mins

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THEATRE

Maggie & Máire

A Neo-Noir in Nad, Co. Cork

Sat 22 + Sun 23 Feb
8pm
Boys’ School

 


Máire is running for her life, Maggie is hiding from hers. “It’s harder than you’d think to not make a complete balls of things.”
Contains strong language and violence.

Written + Directed by: Eoin O’Donovan
Produced by: Michael Ryan
Stage Management by: Sarah Byrne

Running Time : 40 mins

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THEATRE

Gods & Fighting Men

A comedy about being stuck in life

Sat 22 + Sun 23 Feb
8pm
Boys’ School

 


Loafer, Bomba and Mickey Dadd piss away their hours drinking pints in the local pub, looking out at the world beyond and wondering why they don’t do anything more with their lives. Like honestly, what’s stopping them? No, seriously.
Gods & Fighting Men is a comedy about young men who fear change.

Written + Directed by: Paudie Baggott
Produced by: Maggie Ryan

Running Time : 20 mins

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SPOKEN WORD

The Seven Ages – Like it or Not

Infancy to dotage; birth to death

 

Sat 22 Feb
9:30pm
Boys’ School

 


Take Jacques’ Seven Ages of Man speech in Shakespeare’s As You Like It. Use it as a frame to support the seven ages journey from birth to death. Signpost it with original poetry and Elizabethan song. We’ve all started the journey

Show devised by: Berni Dwan
Directed by: Alan O’Brien + Berni Dwan
Written + Performed by: Berni Dwan, Jimmy O’Connell + Michael J Whelan
Narration + Singing by Alan O’Brien

Running Time : 60 mins

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REHEARSED READING

Animals

They Sold newspapers,they made Headlines!

 

Sun 23 Feb
4pm
Main Space

Dublin 1934 ” WHEN All YOU HAVE IS NOTHING, YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE”
– hear the untold story of Francis Lawless, founder and sole surviving member of Dublin’s infamous Animal Gang!

Written + Produced by: Dylan Henvey
Directed by: Jack Lowe
Photography by: Brenda Fitzsimons
Photo model; Mannix flynn
CAST: Craig Gahan, Cat Williams, Jack Lowe, Peter Armanda

Running Time : 60 mins