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This festival showcases the best tasters of never before seen theatre, comedy and music from the North, South, East and West of Ireland. We programme a variety of wild and wonderful performances. The public can then give their honest feedback in a variety of ways – Secret Ballot, Video Booth, or Tablet Tale.

How it Works:

You buy a ticket to a specific ‘block’.
A block often contains 2 short shows, performed one after the other.
A ticket to a block costs €10 if booked in advance or €13 on the door.
Each block is normally 60 mins in duration.

Now, Time to browse them blocks! Scroll down or download the festival brochure.
block 1
SKETCH COMEDY

Desperate Men

Unlikely sketches to trouble the mind

 

Wed 12 + Thur 13 Feb
6:15pm
Main Space

 


No plot? No problem. A sketch show critics will call unfinished. A work so loose it’s been described as ‘without belt’. Come on a journey with three weirdos as they try to win your hearts.

Written + Performed by: Rob Earley, Mark Griffin, Jamie Sykes

Running Time : 30 mins

block 1
Theatre

The Throes of Tralee

The Rose of Help Me

Wed 12 + Thur 13 Feb
6:15pm
Main Space

 


Marisa was a Rose in 2015. It was never part of the plan. But when shit hit the fan, she was willing to do anything to hit reset.
It worked…kinda.

Co-written + Produced by: Marisa Conroy & Sarah Richardson
Performed by: Marisa Conroy
Designed by: Aine O’Hara

Running Time : 30 mins

block 2
MUSIC

Vitamins & Wine

A lyrically loaded psychedelic folkrock experience

 

Wed 12 Feb
6:30pm
Boys’ School

 


If you like to catch lyrics dancing with raunchy riffs in an intimate setting…this is the show for you!

Vitamins & Wine: launching Johnny Jude’s first solo album.

Written by: Johnny Jude
Performed by: Johnny Jude, San Peric, Sean Connolly, Ingrid Lachia, Gareth Quinn Redmond, James Walmsley, Fin Divilly

Running Time : 60 mins

block 3
THEATRE

Issues: An Important Play

Making a statement. No matter what.

 

Wed 12 + Thu 13 Feb
7.45pm
Main Space

 


Feeling pressured to offer commentary on the issues in society today, a troupe of four self-righteous actors make it their mission to say something important. Or anything at all.

Written, Directed + Performed by: Aaron O’Neill, Alice Moloney, Colm Sheppard, Darragh Mulcahy, Patrick Lehane
Poster design by: Lorna McCarthy

Running Time : 60 mins

block 4
THEATRE

An Evening with James Connolly

Raising The Curtain On 1916

Wed 12 + Thur 13 Feb
8pm
Boys’ School

Roll up and rebel James Connolly, the searing socialist of satire, brings you a revolutionary show to die for. Marvel at the rising stars of 1916 in all their glory.

Written + Performed by: Gráinne McIvor, James W. Anderson, Jason Flynn, Seamus Stackpoole
Featuring: Aoife Connolly O’Sullivan
Costume and Set Design by: Orla Reilly
Music by: Marmaduke Dando

Running Time : 25 mins

block 4
Theatre

UNDER THE TABLE

It’s 1969. Big hair is in, contraceptives are out

Wed 12 + Thur 13 Feb
8pm
Boys’ School

Thanks to Barbara and Pauline, the people of Dublin can get their bit worry free while sporting the finest blow dry this side of the river.

Written by: Sadhbh Mc Loughlin
Directed by: Gemma Kane
CAST: Isobel O’regan, Jack Gavin, Sadhbh Mc Loughlin

Running Time : 30 mins

block 5
THEATRE

When I was young I never talked to Clouds

– now Clouds talk back

Wed 12 + Thur 13 Feb
9:15pm
Main Space

A one woman show.
Only there’s two women and one of them isn’t real.
This one craves questions. The other one needs answers.
This is not a love story. Emma Finegan & Annachiara Vispi

Created by: Emma Finegan + Annachiara Vispi
Directed by: Annachiara Vispi
Performed by: Emma Finegan

Running Time : 20 mins

block 5
Sketch Comedy

It Iz Wot It Iz

Reality Bites. And sometimes, it’s tasty.

Wed 12 + Thur 13 Feb
9:15pm
Main Space

 


This programme contains adult language and scenes of a sexual and nature. And cheese puffs.
A twenty minute cheap, car crash, fast paced, low brow, explosive, full-on bonkers look at what we can’t look away from: Reality TV.

CAST: Lisa Heery, Aine Kelly, Lorna Costello, Sarah Wiley

Running Time : 20 mins

block 6
SPOKEN WORD

Crash.Other

Voices of grief heard through poetry

Wed 12 + Thur 13 Feb
9:30pm
Boys’ School

 

 


Breath arrives. Breath departs. Crash. Other presents a series of three interlinked poetic monologues exploring life during and after tragedy, uncovering memories via projection and unearthing voices of grief in spoken word.

Written + Directed by: Robbie O’Raw
Produced by: Ema Foley
CAST: Susan Barrett, Carl Maher, Eoin O’Sullivan

Running Time : 20 mins

block 6
Spoken Word

Voices

My voice, your voice, our voice

Wed 12 + Thur 13 Feb
9:30pm
Boys’ School

 

 


“There are answers in the aftermath of rain.”

A compilation of dreams, wishes, and moments in time… voiced to crack the mould and break the rules.

Written + Directed by: Siobhán Hickey
Produced by: Ciaran Treanor

Running Time : 30 mins

block 7
MUSIC

Two Weeks

The mind’s music, real and imagined.

 

Thu 13 Feb
6:30pm
Boys’ School

 


Falling in and out of dreams from a hospital bed, the boundary point of the real and imagined begins to blur. Featuring new music composed for violin, viola & electronics.

Written + Performed by : Ultan O’Brien
Produced by : Emma Áine O’Leary
Image by: Alex Foster

Running Time : 55 mins

block 8
IMPROV

Maximum Black

real time creation:
Sounds // Movements // Colours

 

Fri 14 Feb
6:15pm
Main Space

 


A shift between colours and shapes, directions and dynamics, sounds and melodies, explored in an intimate relationship. A multidisciplinary journey where dance and painting should be heard; music should be seen.

Artistic Direction: Emma Minarelli
Performed by: Emma Minarelli, Rory Tangney, Shahab Coohe, Shayan Coohe
Photography by: Aarif Amod
Produced by: Verena Backhaus

Running Time : 60 mins

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MUSIC

Breaking Light

Finding beauty in the dark

 

Fri 14 Feb
6:30pm
Boys’ School

 


One woman forges a path through heartbreak and trauma by transforming pain into song, discovering the healing power of rhythm and, ultimately, making a radical choice that could change everything.

Written by: Doireann Brassil
CAST: Doireann Brassil (Guitar + Vocals)
Shane Casey (Drums)
Kaitlin Cullen-Verhauz (Cello + Vocals)

Produced by: Verity Combe

Running Time : 45 mins

block 10
THEATRE

Comedically Heartbroken

Love is hard, but it’s harder if you’re Tom

Fri 14 + Sat 15 Feb
7.45pm
Main Space

 


Comedically Heartbroken is a self-deprecating tale of love, loss & drunken Instagram rampages. Join Tom on this high energy exploration of soulmates, destiny and love at first sight. Does love make us stupid? Or is that just Tom? Follow him as he grapples with the question; What happens when the love of your life falls in love with someone else?”

Written + Performed by: Tom Moran
Produced by: SJ Woods
Animation by: Lucy Jenkins
Photography by : Tom Maher

Running Time : 30 mins

block 10
THEATRE

textuality

A tale of online romance…ish

Fri 14 + Sat 15 Feb
7.45pm
Main Space

 

 


Our princess is ducking and diving her way through dating and dick picks. Social media is her fairy godmother, and Prince Charming is about to arrive from far far away…

Written + Performed by: Emily Perrott
Directed by: Thommas Kane Byrne
Produced by: Fiona Coughlan + Gemma Long

Running Time : 20 mins

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THEATRE

Boys to Men to Ladz Again

An Insight into the Male Mind…

Fri 14 + Sat 15 Feb
8pm
Boys’ School

 


4 lads start a podcast to give a balanced voice to the Male Mind but end up doing hard drugs and having an accidental orgy. A comedy about silly men.

Written + Directed by: Conor Duffy
Lighting Design by: Conor Burnell

Running Time : 30 mins

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STAND-UP COMEDY

I Don’t Normally Do This

Ok Google; how to be funny?

Fri 14 + Sat 15 Feb
8pm
Boys’ School

 


Armed with a bottle of Lidl’s second cheapest white wine, Lisa thought she could write a stand-up set funny enough to avoid crying in the dressing room after.

Written + Performed by: Lisa Nally
Produced by: Niamh Ní Fhlatharta

Running Time : 20 mins

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DINNER + SHOW

CLUB VALENTINES DATE NIGHT

Enjoy Black Forest Ghetto Smocktails and a 2 course date-night straight out of the 1970’s

 

Fri 14 Feb
7:45pm
Banquet Hall & Main Space

 


Followed by Ridiculously Fun Comedy Theatre : BLOCK 14 . Double Bill : ‘Salvatore DeWonderful: LIVE! From The Copacabana’ + ‘The Last Movie Star’

MENU :

To Start : Prawn Cocktail | wild mushroom vol au vents
Mains : Chicken Kiev with gratin + greens | Veggie Moussaka with Seasonal Salad (Vegan Feta option available)
Dessert : Black Forest Ghetto Martinis

Dinner by : Chef Clune
Comedy Theatre by: Club Valentine + Charisma Check

Running Time : 150 mins

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THEATRE
Salvatore DeWonderful: LIVE! From The Copacabana

This Barman is a STAR, Man!

Fri 14 + Sat 15 Feb
9:15pm
Main Space

The Copacabana. New York City. The best acts in town. Unfortunately one of those acts cancelled last minute so Sal the barman has been given their slot. Oh Mama Mia.

Written + Performed by: Robbie Doyle
Written + Directed by: Eoin Potts
Lighting Design by: Jess Fitzsimons Kane
Design: Mae Leahy
Running Time : 30 mins

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THEATRE

The Last Movie Star

Who needs those guys anyway?

Fri 14 + Sat 15 Feb
9:15pm
Main Space

 


Dani Kann has finally made it, she’s the Queen of Hollywood, the Toast of Tinseltown, the leading light of the showbiz world… so how come she can’t book a gig?

Charisma Check takes a view askew at the future of the motion picture industry and what surprises might be waiting for those with their names in lights.

Written by: Rory Knox + Jessy Danner
Directed by: James M. O’Connor
Produced by: Mary Cahill
Running Time : 30 mins

block 14
STAND-UP COMEDY

BLACKOUT

Sure if you didn’t laugh, you’d cry.

Fri 14 + Sat 15 Feb
9:30pm
Boys’ School

 

 


Some would call Jo Heffernan a ‘slut’ but she prefers ‘sex hobbyist’. In this darkly comic stand up show, Jo contemplates the complex relationship women have with sex, vilification from a puritanical society and necessary conversations about consent and abuse. Also there’s some animal impressions…woof, woof.

Written + Performed by: Jo Heffernan
Produced by: Gareth Lyons
Artwork by: Emmet Kenny

Running Time : 20 mins

block 14
STAND-UP COMEDY

Cattlemania

Whatcha ya gonna do, udder?

Fri 14 + Sat 15 Feb
9:30pm
Boys’ School

 

 


After fulfilling a lifelong dream of stepping between the ropes, Davey’s sights are set on his next career goal – and it involves cows. New work from “one of Ireland’s funniest!” (entertainment.ie)

Written + Performed by: Davey Reilly

Running Time : 25 mins

block 15
REAHEARSED READING

The Tears That Fall Not

Who weeps for the forgotten?

 

Sat 15 Feb
2pm
Main Space

 


Outcast and then forgotten, a grandfather and his granddaughter struggle with their pasts as the voices of those they left behind swirl around them. Based on real events and stories.

Written + Directed by: Justin MacGregor
Produced by: Gary White
CAST: Fiona Brown, Paul Nugent, Jane Purcell, + others

Running Time : 150 mins

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THEATRE

The Atonement of Lesley Ann

A ghost’s story based on real events

 

Sat 15 + Sun 16 Feb
3pm
Boys’ School

 


Possessed by the tape recording of her torture in Manchester, England in 1964, the spirit of a murdered girl returns to revoice her dying script. Warning: This Show contains graphic content that is disturbing and is for mature audiences only.

Written by: Síomón Solomon
Directed by: Larissa Brigatti
Sound Design by: Josh Roxby
Music by: Marc van Leeuwen
Produced by: Aksana Frayne
Costume Design by: Anna McLoughlin
Lighting Design by: Georgia Piano

Running Time : 45 mins

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REAHEARSED READING

SAFE.

Something is happening on this campus…

 

Sat 15 Feb
4pm
Main Space

 


…Everyone know what they want (a safe space) But there are different ideas about what that means (Now what?)
This is a play about what it means to be safe (And what it takes)

Written by: Hugh Hick
Directed by: Davey Kelleher
Photography + Design by: Jane Fogarty + David Lunney

Running Time : 60 mins

block 18
THEATRE

@CupanTaeBae

#TasteTheDifference #CupanBae

 

Sat 15 + Sun 16 Feb
4pm
Banquet Hall

 


Ireland’s number one influencer @CupanTaeBae is making her first live appearance.

Come and meet the Queen of Tae for a tea-tacular evening and if you’re lucky get her secrets to making the perfect cup!

Written + Performed by: Megan O’Malley.
Produced by: Muirenn Lyons

Running Time : 60 mins

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THEATRE

HAIFISCH

Happy families are an early heaven

Sat 15 + Sun 16 Feb
6:15pm
Main Space

 

 


Six individuals meet at a funeral.
Each has their own story about the man in the coffin, each more horrifying than the last. Watch them dance these memories to life.

Contains strobe lighting, strong language and scenes of a disturbing nature.

Written by: Hiram Harrington
Directed by: Hiram Harrington + Aaron Finnegan
Stage Management by: Sophie Furlong Tighe
Lighting by: Nathanael O’Leary
Setting by: Conor Kelly
Original Choreography by: Lainey O’Sullivan

Running Time : 30 mins

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THEATRE

Cycle of an Archaic Rhythm, Baby

It’ll never work- but it might

Sat 15 + Sun 16 Feb
6:15pm
Main Space

A disgraced theatre maker has one last chance at redemption. His method is madness.
A story of fear, failure, inspiration and love. Accompanied by live jazz and no words.

Written + Performed by: Adam Isla O’Brien
Directed by: Leah Moore
Produced by: Aoibhin Murphy
Designed by: Jamie Lloyd Belton

Running Time : 20 mins

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THEATRE

Cove Creek Boys and Summer Girls

For those searching for home.

Sat 15 + Sun 16 Feb
6:30pm
Boys’ School

 


Between Ireland and Appalachia, a river flows. A boy and a girl call the river home. An exploration of the physical, musical, and mythic elements of two mysteriously connected worlds.

Scenic Design by: Carrie Ferrelli
Sound Design by: Conrad JB
Written by: Julia Marks
Performed by: Julia Marks + Kevin Keogh
Directed by: Liam Halligan
Poster Design by: Niamh Hegarty

Running Time : 20 mins

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MUSIC + THEATRE

Ukuleles on a Ledge

If you’re going down, go down singing.

Sat 15 + Sun 16 Feb
6:30pm
Boys’ School

 


A mirthful exploration of suicidal ideation and traumatic pasts, which combines catchy and upbeat melodies with dark and sombre themes. A morose yet uplifting ukulele musical.
16+

WARNING: deals with themes of suicide, sexual abuse and childhood trauma

Directed by: Adrian O’ Connell
Written by: Peter Melrose
CAST: Peter Melrose, Rachel Walshe
Sound by: Aoife McHale
Produced by: Arianne Hutch
Set Design + Costume by: Katt Horzela
Lighting + Video by: Will Smith

Running Time : 25 mins

block 21
CELEBRATION: SPOKEN WORD + MUSIC

The Lightwave Residual

Hopeful Human! This is Our Religion!

 

Sun 16 Feb
12pm
Main Space

 


Ascending star of spoken word, acclaimed musician, artist and spiritual physicist, Birdwoman, holds the space for a mass gathering; a return to ritual, a celebration of imperfection! Are you prepared for anything? We are.

Written + Performed by: Kellie Marie Reynolds
Produced by: Verity Combe
Cello: Frieda Freytag
Sound Design by: Simon Cullen
Plus Very Special Guests

Ages 10 to 110

Imagery by: Margaret Gibbons

Running Time : 50 mins

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FOOD EVENT

Break Bread With Us!

Break (Banana) Bread post celebration!

 

Sun 16 Feb
1pm
Banquet Hall

 


Choose one of our Bliss bowls!

Sweet Potato chickpea buddha bowl
Or Falafel with Roasted Veg and Tahini Maple Dressing

Coffee, Mint, Green or Ginger Tea and Banana + Walnut Bread

Culinary Delights by: Chef Clune

Running Time : 60 mins

block 23
REHEARSED READING

Live Giallo! Now!!

Bear witness to a brainwashing

 

Sun 16 Feb
2pm
Main Space

 


Joe knows there’s something they’re not telling us. Bart has all the answers. A visceral, hypnotic story of conspiracy theories and necessary fictions, urban legends and lost opportunities.

Written by: Jim Connell-Moylan
Directed by: Samantha Cade
Produced by: Charli Mathews

Running Time : 60 mins

block 24
REHEARSED READING

The Viceroy

Unwelcome to the Jungle

 

Sun 16 Feb
4pm
Main Space

 


After suffering an emotional breakdown, a man devises an unconventional method of recovery. He decides to take control of the Congo in order to stabilise the region and, by extension, himself.

Written + Performed by: Heber Hanly
Produced by: Ronan Carey
Directed by: Eimear Keating
Sound Design by: Kevin Brennan
Poster Design by: Annika Hallerberg
Original Artwork by: Ona Bričkutė

Running Time : 60 mins

block 25
REHEARSED READING

Clever Hans

A comedy about a clever horse.

 

Sun 16 Feb
7.45pm
Main Space

 


Clever Hans is very clever – or is he?
A story about maths, intuition, and a horse who just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Written by: Miriam Needham

Running Time : 60 mins

block 26
REHEARSED READING

Basin Ducks

Where was I?

 

Sun 16 Feb
8pm
Boys’ School

 


A peek into our fantasies and the stories we choose to tell. Presented through the completely original medium of a few men and a park bench. But don’t worry, this isn’t a love story.

Cast: Aidan Crowe, David Fennelly, David O’Meara
Written + Directed by Tiernan Kearns

Running Time : 60 mins

block 27
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

block 27
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

block 29
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

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THEATREY

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

block 31
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

block 32
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
Wed 26 Feb @ 8:15pm
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

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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

block 36
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

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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

block 38
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

block 39
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

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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 4-6 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 : 20 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 : 30 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 : 25 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 : 20 mins

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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: Aoife Browne
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

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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

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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

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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

Scene + Heard Presents
Industry Panel + Networking

Artist Support Series

A unique opportunity to meet with the best in the industry

 

Tue 25 Feb, Wed 26 Feb, Thu 27 Feb
3:30pm
banquet Hall

Tue 25 Feb: How to submit your work to Venues + Festivals
With Axis Ballymun, The Abbey, The Civic, Draíocht, Dublin Fringe Festival, Dublin Theatre Festival, The Everyman Theatre, First Fortnight, The Gate Theatre, Lyric Theatre, Project Arts Centre, Mermaid Arts Centre, Smock Alley Theatre, TownHall Theatre

Wed 26 Feb: Find out about resources for Artists
With Theatre Forum Ireland, The Ark, Fishamble: The New Play Company, Irish Theatre Institute, GapDay, Lian Bell

Thu 27 Feb : Speed Date a Dramaturg with Dramaturgs Network Ireland
Every wondered what a dramaturg could do for you? Or thought to yourself which type of dramaturg would ‘get’ me and my writing? Then come have a 15 minute chat with each of us, all in one afternoon! Several dramaturgs will be there on the day including Dr. Tanya Dean (Technological University Dublin), Eoghan Carrick (Associate Director, Corn Exchange), Dr. Louise Stephens (Dramaturg, the Abbey Theatre/ Amharclann Na Mainistreach), Michelle Read (playwright & Dublin Improv founder), Emily Dedakis (Accidental Collective), Rebecca Mairs (Lyric Theatre New Playwrights Program), Pamela McQueen (Dramaturg Mentor with Stewart Parker Trust, Arts Disability Ireland, Creative Ireland & DLR Arts Office)

Running Time : 150 mins

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THEATRE

Skinny Omalia

Experimental sitcom reading

 

Tue 25 + Wed 26 Feb
6:15pm
Main Space

 


An experimental sitcom reading by comedian, writer and cyberpsychologist James Moran. Featuring characters drawn from the online comment sections and social media. If the internet is our collective unconscious, what would its favourite sitcom look like?

Written + Performed by: James Moran
Produced by: Matthew Tallon
Image by: Emily O’Callaghan

Running Time : 30 mins

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THEATRE

DOLL

She leaves at the end

 

Tue 25 + Wed 26 Feb
6:15pm
Main Space

 


Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House premiered 141 years ago. As we continue to re-stage the same issues, are we progressing past or simply perpetuating the problems Ibsen originally dramatised?

Devised by: Rua Barron, Luke Dalton, Cian Malin, Dominic O’Brien, Hannah Power
Directed by: Dominic O’Brien
Costume Design by: Iseult Deane
Stage + Production Management by: Sophie Coote
Produced by: Jack Farrell

Running Time : 30 mins

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THEATRE

It’s Always the Quiet Ones

Only the good die young!

 

Tue 25 + Wed 26 Feb
6:30pm
Boys’ School

 


What would you do to save the one you love? In a brightly lit cottage on a dark stormy night; three strangers make a decision to change their lives forever.

Written by: Niall Carmody
Directed by: Daragh Goan
Produced by: Vicky Moonan
CAST: Eleanor O’Brien, Johanna O’Brien, Mark Griffin

Running Time : 30 mins

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THEATRE

Forgive Us Our Trespasses

Communion, Confessions, Millenial Transgressions: The Workout

Tue 25 + Wed 26 Feb
6:30pm
Boys’ School

 


Suzanne let her village down. Ciara traded in her altar gown for a big city job and nights out on the town. The flocks find them at fault. Do we?

Written by: Niamh Ryan
Produced by: Niamh Ní Fhlatharta
Graphic Design by: Dara Denise O’Donnell
Design by: Marie Hegarty

Running Time : 25 mins

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PHYSICAL THEATRE

Grotesque Bodies

Life as a Carnival. A Grotesque One.

 

Tue 25 + Wed 26 Feb
7.45PM
Main Space

 


Step into the anarchic world of playful abandon. Grotesque Bodies is a topsy-turvy mirror, full of colour, distortion, rhythm, cruelty and ritual. Are you on the right side of the glass?
For 16+

Directed by: Liza Cox
Produced by: Elissavet Chatzinota
Costume Design by: Alex Herring
Image by: Therese Rafter

Running Time : 25 mins

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THEATRE

YARA

A tale of courage & chicken fillet rolls

 

Tue 25 + Wed 26 Feb
7.45PM
Main Space

 


An Arab teenager in Ireland navigates life, the craic, new love, traditional family, peer pressure, Irish stew, and an unwelcome visitor from her past.

“You may be done with the past but the past may not be done with you.”

Written + Performed by: Suzie Seweify
Director: Bryan Burroughs
Producer: Connor Dudley-Fergus

Running Time : 30 mins

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THEATRE

Kingdom Of The Mad

Three famous poets. One psych ward.

Tue 25 + Wed 26 Feb
8pm
Boys’ School

 


Where is the line between genius and madness? This play imagines the famous poets Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, and Robert Lowell sharing the same ward of a psychiatric hospital.

Written + Directed by: Derek Flynn
CAST: Abi McCormick, Ciara O’ Connor, Derek Flynn

Running Time : 20 mins

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THEATRE

Shrouded

Of the dead, speak no ill.

 

Tue 25 + Wed 26 Feb
8pm
Boys’ School

 


Shrouded;
*to veil under another appearance
*to dress for burial

It’s 2am. Rebecca’s gone. And the vodka is open. Jo and Fiona are swapping stories. And the dead stay silent.

Written by: Jennifer Laverty
Directed by: Colm O’Brien
Produced by: Eoghan Ryder
CAST: Jennifer Laverty & Nessa Matthews

Running Time : 25 mins

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FOOD + COMEDY

Comedy, Craft Beer + Wings Wednesdays

Sniggers … and SAUCE! #spiceupyourlife

 

Wed 26 Feb @ 8:15pm
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 57: WIRED | Watching Paint Dry

WIRED : Two aerial artists compete for top spot!
Young Phoenix’s career in the circus is taking flight while Olympia is on her way out. It’s tight at the top but might there be space for two? Let the audience decide…

Watching Paint Dry: Does what it says on the tin.
“Oh so you’ll have the 14 days in Tenerife rather than the 10? Lovely to have the extra few days.”
“So you’ll have to change the dentist appointment to the Tuesday instead is it?”
“And would you wear the jacket now for such a short walk?”

Running Time : 120 mins

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AERIAL / THEATRE

WIRED

Two aerial artists compete for top spot!

 

Tue 25 + Wed 26 Feb
9:15pm
Main Space

 


Young Phoenix’s career in the circus is taking flight while Olympia is on her way out. It’s tight at the top but might there be space for two? Let the audience decide…

Written by: Olivia Morahan
Directed by: Yvonne Ussher
Produced by: Yvonne Ussher + Olivia Morahan
Cast: Cara Christie
Set Design by: Jenny Owens
Sound Design by: Sam Hardiman
Costume Design by: Yvonne Kelly
Dramaturg by: Siobhán Mannion
Aerial Consultant: Ria Murphy
Special thanks to Taking Flight
Imagery by: Martin Dunne

Running Time : 25 mins

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SKETCH COMEDY

Watching Paint Dry

Does what it says on the tin.

 

Tue 25 + Wed 26 Feb
9:15pm
Main Space

 


“Oh so you’ll have the 14 days in Tenerife rather than the 10? Lovely to have the extra few days.”
“So you’ll have to change the dentist appointment to the Tuesday instead is it?”
“And would you wear the jacket now for such a short walk?”

Written + Performed by: MEELAGOOLA – Amy Kellett, Laura Prendergast + Sorcha Dawson
Produced by: Gill Chapman

Running Time : 30 mins

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THEATRE
It’s More Like Train Tracks Than a Sandbox

One life. One death.

 

Tue 25 + Wed 26 Feb
9:30pm
Boys’ School

 


A young man wanders Dublin alone. He’s drunk, and he has nowhere to be. All he wants to do is stop thinking about his own death. But he knows it intimately.

Written + Performed by: Tom Jordan
Directed by: Aaron Finnegan
Costume by: Anna McLoughlin
Design by: Conor Kelly
Sound by: Andrew Dunne

Running Time : 25 mins

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THEATRE

The Only Way

The only way I knew how

 

Tue 25 + Wed 26 Feb
9:30pm
Boys’ School

 


A story about how one woman’s choice left another with none. Based on true events.

Written + Performed by: Fiona Coughlan + Hannah Carnegie
Produced by: Yvonne Ussher
Photography by: Michael Mullen

Running Time : 25 mins

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MUSIC

Here Now Know

Poetry and Sound Design

 

Thu 27 Feb
6:15pm
Main Space

 


Poet Stephen James Smith and Composer Gareth Quinn Redmond present their latest works in progress, blending instrumental pieces, poems and prose.

Written + Performed by: Gareth Quinn Redmond + Stephen James Smith

Running Time : 60 mins

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THEATRE

MILKED

Love and sacrifice – a post birth story

 

Thu 27 Feb
6:30pm + 9:30pm
Boys’ School

 


Who am I? Where did I go? Am I lost forever? A woman post birth struggles with the complexity of her emotions, loss of identity and the physical pain of breastfeeding.

Warning: contains descriptions of childbirth and breastfeeding

Written + Performed by: Helen McGrath
Directed by: Martha Fitzgerald
Produced by: Elaine Carroll
Image by: Carmen Dorothee
Set Design by: Erin Barclay

Running Time : 20 mins

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THEATRE
Humans Discuss Being – live podcast

Eve Darcy and a fellow human discuss being

Thu 27 Feb
6:30pm + 9:30pm
Boys’ School

 


Comedian Eve Darcy and a human guest meet to play Twister, have a mock date and discuss being human, living this life, the sorrows and joys of the journey and what makes us happy!

Host: Eve Darcy + Special Guest!

Running Time : 40 mins

block 61
THEATRE

A Professor’s and Personal Trainer’s Private Apocalypse

A raucous roadtrip brings galactic consequences

 

Thu 27 Feb
7.45pm
Main Space

 


Best friends Professor Dietrich Von Doink, and Marcel “The Muscle” Adonis, go on vacation through the USA, causing an STI-fueled zombie outbreak and the possible death of the entire universe….

Written + Directed by: Conor Duffy
Lighting Design by: Conor Burnell
CAST: Jordan Begley, Carla Burke, Luke Collins, Gavan O’Connor Duffy, Rachel Walshe

Running Time : 60 mins

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MUSIC

Jack takes a Noise for a Walk

Where is the line between the line between noise and music

Thu 27 + Fri 28 Feb
8pm
Boys’ School

 


Jack came by Dublin some moons ago via Sligo, Galway + Saturn (slight return). He has a background in electronics, composition and holds an MPhil in Music + Media Technology from TCD. He plays several instruments and can even write music with dots and everything. This evening he may use some of these skills, but more than likely won’t. Jack likes treading carefully on the line between noise and music- at some point a song might even break out, who knows? He likes barbecued halloumi, and words like ‘fricative’

Written + Performed by: Jack Cawley

Running Time : 25 mins

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STAND-UP COMEDY

Overnight Failure

Achieving this little took a lifetime

 

Thu 27 + Fri 28 Feb
8pm
Boys’ School

 


One day you’re writing a sitcom for Comedy Central USA, the next you’re cutting your own hair. In his stand-up special, Brian suddenly finds himself middle-aged after decades of screw-ups.

Written + Performed by: Brian Cheatle
Produced by: Caroline Swords

Running Time : 30 mins

block 63
THEATRE

The Storm

A comedy to blow your socks off!

 

Thu 27 + Fri 28 Feb
9:15pm
Main Space

 


As a storm approaches two men, a woman and a horse shelter in the local church for the night but it’s the storm inside which threatens to do the most damage.

Warning: `this performance contains flashing lights and loud noises.

Written by: Claire Millane
Directed by: Mark O’Reilly
CAST: Ciaran Conboy, Claire Millane, Aidan O’Sullivan
Produced by: Cathal Feeney
Photography + Costumes by: Silvana Benedetto

Running Time : 20 mins

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IMPROV

Histrionix

A true tale told by idiots

 

Thu 27 + Fri 28 Feb
9:15pm
Main Space

 


An improvised comedy show where a historian tells a lesser-known story from history which is re-enacted by improvisers who don’t know the story and don’t know what they’re talking about.

Improvisers: Luke Benson, Mark Cantan, Richie Earley, Aoife Moore, Kelly Shatter

Running Time : 40 mins

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MUSIC + DANCE

Nostalgia

Flamenco music + dance in a dialogue with contemporary dance + uilleann pipes

 

Fri 28 + Sat 29 Feb
6:15pm
Main Space

 


Nostalgia is a tale of survival, of what makes us human, told through the language of Flamenco and dance. Evoked by Federico Garcia Lorca’s poetic language, through the female characters in The House of Bernarda Alba (1945) and Yerma (1934), interlaced with music from Lorca’s collected popular songs Canciones Populares Antiguas (1922), Flamenco music and Uilleann Pipes

Directed + Choreographed by: Lola Ros Gordon

Cast + Musicians:
Ana Belen Lopez Rodriguez (Flamenco Dancer)
Dave Fadden (Uilleann Pipes)
John Walsh (Flamenco Guitarrist)
Joyce Richardson (Flamenco Dancer)
Laura Tato (Flamenco Dancer)
Pache (Contemporary Dancer)
Rebeca Sanchez (Flamenco Singer)
Zoltan Laszlo (Hungarian Zither)

Running Time : 50 mins

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LIVE ART

Art Against The Odds

You don’t do it for the money

 

Fri 28 + Sat 29 Feb
6:30pm
Boys’ School

 


Join us for a night of live art exploring what it means to survive as an artist in Dublin today. 4D Space is a curatorial collective focused on promoting performance and live art in Ireland.

Curated by: Áine O’Hara
Produced by Marisa Conroy
Artist assistant: Sarah Richardson
4D Space is Áine O’Hara & Tara Carroll

Running Time : 30 mins

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THEATRE

Show Me Your Wallets

The future’s not great. Send money.

 

Fri 28 + Sat 29 Feb
6:30pm
Boys’ School

 


An underground religion worshipping capitalism in climate-crisis tomorrow. Money! Paying water charges!! Giant insects enslave everyone!?
A comedy about interrupting apathy towards climate crisis and its irrefutable link with capitalism.

Written by: James Ireland
With thanks to The Pluralist Magazine, Attention Anthology and RCA Writing.

Running Time : 30 mins

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THEATRE
KATS : The Green Room Musical

Whiskers lost. Paws wiped. Dreams destroyed.

 

Fri 28 + Sat 29 Feb
7.45pm
Main Space

 


What do a Rose of Tralee, PLC in childcare, and a lady with severe OCD have in common? A green room of Graham’s mam’s theatre in Tralee.

A devised piece.
Directed by: Eoghan Collins
CAST: Aoife Martyn, Gemma Kane, Sadhbh Mc Loughlin, Kieran Roche

Running Time : 30 mins

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THEATRE

BAD GHOST

Putting the “Unfinished” back in “Business”

 

Fri 28 + Sat 29 Feb
7.45pm
Main Space

 


With his company in peril, a 9-to-5 spirit medium needs to prove his worth solving those horrible murders by channeling a ghost. Hope it’s not a bad one! OH WAIT

Written + Performed by: Jimmy Kavanagh, Robbie Doyle, Sam Killian
Also starring: Ciara Berkeley, Ellen Finnerty, Eoin Potts, Mazzy Ronaldson
Director: Amelia McConville

Running Time : 30 mins

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THEATRE

Floozie

…in the jacuzzi

 

Fri 28 + Sat 29 Feb
9:30pm
Boys’ School

 


“Do you ever feel like Dublin’s a massive party that we’re all invited to? Yeah, me neither.”
The story of Dublin’s most notorious lady.

Written by: CN Smith
Directed by: Michelle Henry
CAST: Bronwen Barrett
Produced by: Martha Knight
Light Design + Stage Management by: Shannon Cowan
Sound Design by: Conrad JB
Assistant Director: Jenny Oleinik
Dramaturgy: Megan Thompson

Running Time : 20 mins

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THEATRE

STJÄLKAR

A relentless hunt for answers

 

Fri 28 + Sat 29 Feb
9:30pm
Boys’ School

 


It’s 2017. Civil servant John Chesterton thinks he’s got life dotted, crossed and filed alphabetically, but he’s about to discover that not everything can be solved with exceptional administrative skills.

Written + Performed by: Dylan Tonge Jones + Jack Murphy
Directed by: Daniel Monaghan
Produced by: Emily Fox
Dramaturg:y by Stephanie Dufresne
Music by: Dylan Tonge Jones

Running Time : 40 mins

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THEATRE

Shamrock Hill

I’m still me, no matter what

Sat 29 Feb
1pm
Main Space

 


A piece of theatre exploring one man’s psychosis through the expression of movement and stylised theatrical performances to empower the words of those marginalised and stigmatised by mental health.

Written by: Colette Wrafter
Directed by: KathyAnn Murphy
Produced by: Sean Roper Nolan

Cast – Joe O’Neill, David Roper Nolan, Kolm Cearns, Scott Leeson, Andrew Cuzack and Conor Christian

Running Time : 60 mins

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THEATRE

The Middle Of Somewhere

This is her last night here

 

Sat 29 Feb
3pm + 8pm
Boys’ School

 


How does somebody accept that they simply don’t know? A Mother tries to answer the biggest question of her lifetime. Why? How? Where?…and who!

Written + Directed by: Ronan Dempsey
Produced by: Nicole Mersey
Music by: Martin Corcoran
Set Design by: Rachel Stout
Stage Management by: Rachel Stout
Sound Design by: Gavin Hennessy
Videography by: Tom Maher

Running Time : 35 mins

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THEATRE

The Actor and the Über-Marionette

The boy who designed his own shadow

 

Sat 29 Feb
3pm + 8pm
Boys’ School

 


The ‘Über-Marionette’ was Edward Gordon Craig’s dream of the actor without weakness. But can we divide the artist from the art? A biographical sketch of one the 20th Century’s most controversial theatre directors.

Written + Directed by: Chris Moran
Set Design by: Rodolfo Villalobos
Puppetry by: Josh Roxby
Lighting Design by: Fenna Von Hirschheydt
Produced by: Vincent Moran (Wilde Shamrock Touring Theatre)
Presented with the kind support of the Edward Gordon Craig Estate

Running Time : 25 mins

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REHEARSED READING

The Absolute State

True stories. Word for word.

 

Sat 29 Feb
4pm
Main Space

 


Forty-five young people living in Ireland between the ages of eighteen and twenty-two were interviewed on the topic of their relationship with alcohol. This is what they had to say…

Written + Directed by: Luke Shanahan
CAST: Darragh Lawlor, Emma Moloney, Georgia Clarkson Kelly, Oisin O’Donoghue

Running Time : 60 mins

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DECADENT COCKTAILS + DELIGHTS

This Never Happened

You’ve got an extra day! SPLURGE!

 

Sat 29 Feb
7pm + 8:30pm
Banquet Hall

 


A chance of a lifetime to SPLURGE! (well, once ever four years anyway).
On this special LEAP DAY nothing counts so let loose with our delicious delectable delicacies. First up get the soakage in – a bucket of Dirty Nachos.

Then choose your poision – Black Forest Ghetto Martini – Encore Une Fois

Smocktails + Decadent Delights by: Chef Clune

Running Time : 60 mins

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IMPROV

PLAYBACK Comedy

We play back your stories

 

Sat 29 Feb
9:15pm
Main Space

 


PLAYBACK is a form of improv that replays your stories before your eyes. For audiences who love “Whose Line is it anyway?”.

Performers : Ailish McCarthy, Amy Walsh, Felix O’Connor, Gillian Fitzgerald, Jack McKenna, Seamus Stackpoole

Running Time : 60 mins