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Scene + Heard Festival 2019 WEEK 1

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SCENE + HEARD: WEEK 1

BLOCK 1: Under The Influence

Block 1 Under The Influence

New Music, Old Thoughts, Tiny Changes.

Daniel McDermott + The Lucky Ones

WED 13 + FRI 15 FEB @ 6.15PM

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Daniel McDermott examines the music that has influenced him, alongside the stories that have shaped his own unique Northern-Irish-Dublin-Country sound. A night for people who love a Singalong.

Genre: MUSIC PERFORMANCE
Space: Boys’ School
Tickets: €10 / 8 conc.


BLOCK 2: Oi!

An Irish-Brazilian look at dance, movement + theatre

Guth Nua Productions

WED 13 + THUR 14 FEB @ 6.30PM
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An immigrant couple dance through their exploitative Dublin experience.
They came from Brazil to learn and in Ireland they learnt to pay.

Written by: Ciarán Lawless
Directed + Choreographed by: Yasmin Mello

Genre: DANCE / MOVEMENT
Space: Main Space
Tickets: €10 / 8 conc.

BLOCK 2: Routeless

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Travel the buses. Listen. Learn.

Placeholder Productions

WED 13 + THUR 14 FEB @ 6.30PM
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Comedic and physical – a one-woman show woven of stories from Dublin bus. For the eavesdroppers inside us all!

Written + Performed by: Catherine Bell
Directed + Designed by: Luke Devaney
Costume by: Sorcha Ní Fhloinn

Genre: THEATRE
Space: Main Space
Tickets: €10 / 8 conc.


BLOCK 3: Comedy, Craft Beer + Wings Wednesdays

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Sniggers … and SAUCE! #spiceupyourlife

Scene + Heard Presents

WED 13 + 20 + 27 FEB @ 7:30PM

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3 different nights to choose from. 1/2 kg of hot n’spicy WINGS with blue cheesy trimmings, the freshest of Comedy and local Lager. Be rude not to.

WED 13 FEB – Rocket Octopus
WED 20 FEB – Ali Fox + GirlSquad
WED 27 FEB – Peter McGann + Pals

Genre: FOOD + COMEDY
Space: Banquet Hall
Tickets: €20


BLOCK 4: 140 Characters

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#ItsAMatterOfPerspective

Firefly Theatre

WED 13 + THUR 14 FEB @ 7.45PM
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140 Characters is a One Man Show that delves into the online world and those who dedicate their lives to it. It begs the question, do we control what we post, or does what we post control us?

Written + Directed by: Scott Leeson
Produced by: Louis Flanagan
Performed by: Conall Molloy

Genre: THEATRE
Space: Boys’ School
Tickets: €10 / 8 conc.

BLOCK 4: Dog Boy

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Grow up? Woof off

Ainmhí Productions

WED 13 + THUR 14 FEB @ 7.45PM
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Dearest Mr Glass, sorry to bother you, but my daughter Henrietta has lost her mind. She’s living in the woods, dressing bizarrely, and keeps ranting about someone called Dog Boy…

Written + Directed by: Jason Coburn
Produced by: Shaun Elebert

Genre: THEATRE
Space: Boys’ School
Tickets: €10 / 8 conc.


BLOCK 5: WHERE ARE YOU FROM?

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Only a native in night-dreams

Choy-Ping Clarke-Ng

WED 13 + THUR 14 FEB @ 8PM
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“Where are you from?” is a question commonly asked but its answers can be complicated. Choy-Ping explores this, as an Irish-Hong Kong Chinese person who speaks only English, likes to dance and is looking for Home. For those who want to see real experiences told through movement and confession.

Directed by: Choy-Ping Clarke-Ng + Colin Smith
Performed by: Choy-Ping Clarke-Ng
Sound Design by: Martha Knight
Produced by: Sophie Coote

Genre: THEATRE
Space: Main Space
Tickets: €10 / 8 conc.

BLOCK 5: Scream With Us

When talking’s not enough

SCREAM for Ireland

WED 13 + THUR 14 FEB @ 8PM
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This piece takes real issues affecting residents in Ireland, creating an experience that unites us to vent our frustration in a positive and energetic way. Absurd, hilarious and hair-raising, Come out to feel connected, to feel heard and of course to Scream! Suitable for Ages 15+

Concept + Devised by: Scream for Ireland
Directed by: Emma Plotkin
Cast: Hayley McCormack, Megan O’Malley, Niamh Nutty, Saoirse Siné, Sarah McKenna Dunne

Genre: THEATRE
Space: Main Space
Tickets: €10 / 8 conc.


BLOCK 6: IDOL FOLLIES

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A dark cabaret of diabolic frolic

Crazy Dog Theatre Presents

WED 13 + THUR 14 FEB @ 9.15PM
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Dig your nails in deep for this adult cabaret of devilish delights by Roger Gregg. Six wicked angels will lead you astray through a rollicking inferno of fiendish fun and foul foolery.

Written + Directed by: Roger Gregg
Cast: Aoife Fitzpatrick, Brian Tuohy, Cara McCarthy, Hallie Smythe & Jomack Miranda.

Genre: MUSIC + THEATRE
Space: Boys’ School
Tickets: €10 / 8 conc.


BLOCK 7: Tragedy is for Tall People

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How (not) To Write For Television

Charisma Check

WED 13 + THUR 14 FEB @ 9.30PM
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Tune in to our author’s extremely flawed writing process, as he tries to wrangle his unruly main characters into helping him turn this goddamn first draft into something worth watching.

Written by: Jessy Danner
Directed by: James M. O’Connor
Lighting Designer: Bucky Emmerling
Produced by: Angel Hannigan + Marisa Conroy

Genre: THEATRE
Space: Main Space
Tickets: €10 / 8 conc.

BLOCK 7: Starship Valentine

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SPACE JUST GOT A LOT SEXIER

Club Valentine

WED 13 + THUR 14 FEB @ 9.30PM

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A crew of Vietnam draft dodgers take to the Stars, but get caught up in a space conflict that only they can solve through song, dance and red hot love.

Written by: Robbie Doyle, Jimmy Kavanagh + Sam Killian
Directed by: Paul Miller
Set + Costume Design by: Freja Gillespie
Produced by Doris de Vries and Signe Lury

Genre: THEATRE
Space: Main Space
Tickets: €10 / 8 conc.


BLOCK 8: Jess Leen – BOYS Single Launch

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Take It Or Leave It

Jess Leen

THUR 14 FEB @ 6.15PM

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BOYS is the first single to be released ahead of the upcoming debut EP for Jess Leen.

A 90’s influenced Irish songwriter going back to her pop roots.

Genre: MUSIC PERFORMANCE
Space: Boys’ School
Tickets: €10 / 8 conc.


BLOCK 9: Valentines Dinner + Show

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And you thought you missed Abigail’s Party …

Fine Food and FARCE

THUR 14 FEB @ 8PM

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Enjoy Smocktails and a 2 course meal, straight out of the 1970’s, followed by Ridiculously-Fun-Comedy-Theatre BLOCK 7.

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 martini

Genre: FOOD + THEATRE
Space: Banquet Hall
Tickets: €30 incl. meal, cocktails + show.


BLOCK 10: Pilgrimville

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The Blessed Virgin Wants The Brits Out

The Human Collective Theatre Company

FRI 15 + SAT 16 FEB @ 6.30PM
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BASED ON A TRUE STORY: Amidst Ireland’s fight for Independence, a humble Templemore farmhand sparks a wave of religious fervour that bamboozles the Church, the State, and even Michael Collins himself.

Written by: Rory Knox
Directed by: James M. O’Connor

Genre: THEATRE
Space: Main Space
Tickets: €10 / 8 conc.

BLOCK 10: Liam Nugent: Holding Court

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Liam Nugent tells it like it is

Liam Nugent

FRI 15 + SAT 16 FEB @ 6.30PM

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Stand-up comedian and raconteur Liam Nugent holds court about the state of the world today, snowflakes, political correctness, and stories from his hometown.

Written + Performed by: Liam Nugent

Genre: STAND UP COMEDY
Space: Main Space
Tickets: €10 / 8 conc.


BLOCK 11: Oneirophobia

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What happens when you lose control?

Eoin O’Donovan

FRI 15 + SAT 16 FEB @ 7.45PM
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Cassandra is the girl of Gavin’s dreams… that’s the problem. Oneirophobia is a psychological thriller about love, obsession, and lucid dreaming.

Written + Directed by: Eoin O’Donovan
Produced by: Michael Ryan

Genre: THEATRE
Space: Boys’ School
Tickets: €10 / 8 conc.

BLOCK 11: GLITCH

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It’s just a game

Gráinne Good

FRI 15 + SAT 16 FEB @ 7.45PM

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Lily is a socially awkward teenager who hates school. Her only escape is a game. Somewhere she can be whoever she wants to be. But no one can know..

Writer: Alicky Hess and Connie Doona
Director: Connie Doona
Actors: Anastasia Blake, Alicky Hess, Louis Deslis, Sarah Foley
This is a production inspired by a concept by Grainne Good

Genre: THEATRE
Space: Boys’ School
Tickets: €10 / 8 conc.


BLOCK 12: Weekend Warrior

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There’s no problem, Jack’s the same as everyone else

Tony Doyle

FRI 15 + SAT 16 FEB @ 8pm
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Weekend Warrior is about Jack, a man in his mid 20’s struggling to get sober, leaving the only life he knows behind. This is a different look at addiction. We all know someone like Jack

Written + Performed by: Tony Doyle
Directed by: Aonghus Óg McAnally

Genre: THEATRE
Space: Main Space
Tickets: €10 / 8 conc.

BLOCK 12: Belly

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An arc on self-acceptance

Caitríona Daly

FRI 15 + SAT 16 FEB @ 8pm

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Kate is having a nervous breakdown but she doesn’t care anymore. The sugar baby she lives with is engaging in too much Digimon cosplay and her belly’s been talking to her for about 6 months now but don’t worry, she’s not wearing any deodorant.

Written + Performed by: Caitríona Daly
Directed by: Eoghan Carrick

Genre: THEATRE
Space: Main Space
Tickets: €10 / 8 conc.


BLOCK 13: The Thinking

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Developed at FRINGE LAB with support from Dublin Fringe Festival

Caoimhe O’Malley

FRI 15 + SAT 16 FEB @ 9.15PM
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With her title as Dublin’s finest debt collector in jeopardy, and an influx of babies in her life…Shauna’s thoughts are at an all time high. Not even Valium will fix this. She needs a plan.

Written + Performed by: Caoimhe O’Malley
Directed by: Mikel Murfi

Genre: THEATRE
Space: Boys’ School
Tickets: €10 / 8 conc.

BLOCK 13: Your Ma & Other Stories. Vol II.

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Whack-job stand-up from a world-weary nutball

BonMot

FRI 15 + SAT 16 FEB @ 9.15PM

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Whack-job stand-up from a world-weary nutball Battling PTSD since Sugar Puffs were discontinued, BonMot’s distinct style of droll story-telling takes you on a sweet and sour rollick through streets broad and narrow. She’s depressed, but hospitable.

Written + Performed by: Ali Fox
Associate Producer: John Dennehy
Photography by: Kyle Cheldon Barnett

Genre: STAND UP COMEDY
Space: Boys’ School
Tickets: €10 / 8 conc.


BLOCK 14: Manologue

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A one-woman show about masculinity

Unamused Theatre

FRI 15 + SAT 16 FEB @ 9.30PM

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Hey girl. Have you ever had an unsettling encounter with a man at a party and wondered ‘what was he thinking’? Because Annabel thinks she’s figured it out!

Directed by: Gráinne Holmes Blumenthal
Written by: Annie Keegan
Design by: Laura McDonagh

Genre: THEATRE
Space: Main Space
Tickets: €10 / 8 conc.

BLOCK 14: Have You Seen This Girl?

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One Small Town. Six Missing Girls.

Co-Production Blacklight & Purple Hare

FRI 15 + SAT 16 FEB @ 9.30PM

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When Ellie disappears from her small town, she’s not the first girl to vanish. Faced with an epidemic of disappearances, her community is determined she’ll be the last.

Written + Directed by: Clíodhna McAllister
Dramaturgy by: Louis Deslis
Produced by: Nathalie Clement

Genre: THEATRE
Space: Main Space
Tickets: €10 / 8 conc.


BLOCK 15: Daddy or Chips

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Your Dad gave you WHAT for dinner?

Eternal Theatre

SAT 16 FEB @ 2PM

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Jenny’s parents are separating and that’s what is happening. Jenny doesn’t care as long as she can go to school, talk to her best friend Ronnie, and have some chips for dinner. She cannot control her parents actions, but maybe she can control everything else…
This play is for young adults aged 12+

Written + Performed by: Andrea Bolger
Directed by: Jill McKeagney
Produced by: Robbie O’Raw

Genre: THEATRE
Space: Main Space
Tickets: €5


BLOCK 16: Waterford Crystal

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The horse – not the crystal manufacturer

OXBO

SAT 16 + SUN 17 FEB @ 3PM

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In 2004 show-jumper Cian O’Connor won gold in the Athens Olympics. His horse Waterford Crystal tested positive for performance enhancing drugs. All hell broke loose.

Written + Performed by: Lisa Nally | Directed by: Grace Morgan
Produced by: Jennifer Aust | Designed by: Emily Long
Lighting Design: Matt McGowan | Dramaturg: Ultan Pringle

Genre: THEATRE
Space: Boys’ School
Tickets: €10 / 8 conc.

BLOCK 16: Little Weirdo

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Come and play it’s weirdo day

Amy Kellett

SAT 16 + SUN 17 FEB @ 3PM

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Come and play it’s weirdo day See a day through little weirdos eyes. See no evil hear no evil speak no oh wait she doesn’t speak. She stares ..a lot and she wants to play and show you how weird her world is.

Written + Performed by: Amy Kellett

Genre: THEATRE/CLOWN
Space: Boys’ School
Tickets: €10 / 8 conc.


BLOCK 17: Shambles

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Intellectual panto about narcissists and wimps.

Martin Sharry

SAT 16 FEB @ 4PM

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There’s a fierce amount of denial going on. Seamus’ uncle has married his mother. Instead of justice, people indulge in gauche language games. Will anyone be put up against the wall?

Written by: Martin Sharry
Duration: 45 minutes

Genre: REHEARSED READING
Space: Main Space
Tickets: €5


BLOCK 18: HERE WE ARE NOW

A Post-Minimalist Opus

Paul Gilgunn

SAT 16 + SUN 17 FEB @ 6.15PM

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Album launch and debut performances of a bold and innovative work from avant-guitarist/composer Paul Gilgunn and a stellar ensemble of musicians: expect an amped-up, immersive, and mind-bending musical experience!

Composer: Paul Gilgunn
Guitars: Alex Harvey, Conor Brady, Paul Gilgunn, Ray Boyle
Bass: Robbie Malone | Drums: Jay Oglesby
Percussion: Jay Bagnall, Paul Cronly, and Shay Cosgrave
Saxophonics: Nick Roth
Sound: Dave Crean | Visuals: Leo Robartes

Genre: MUSIC PERFORMANCE
Space: Boys’ School
Tickets: €10 / 8 conc.

BLOCK 18: Wire

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Can we think ourselves into different people?

Katie O’Byrne

SAT 16 + SUN 17 FEB @ 6.15PM

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Through neural connections, our brains attempt to understand their own existence. Come meet some human brains. Alzheimer’s. Porn addiction. Half a brain. Love. What happens when our brains rewire themselves?

Produced by: Joe Murphy
Written by: Katie O’Byrne
Dramaturgy by: Cathal Sheerin
Directed by: Raymond Keane
Cast : Emmet Farrell + Katie O’Byrne
Lighting by: Ciaran Gallagher

Genre: THEATRE
Space: Boys’ School
Tickets: €10 / 8 conc.


BLOCK 19: Grand Stretch in the Morning

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EARLY STAGES – featuring ‘SWAPS!’ and ‘Now Playing’

Grand Stretch

SUN 17 FEB @ 11AM

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If they can get their act together, EARLY STAGES will present a theatrical presentation for the children, by the children, with the children…

But they’re just a wee bit haphazard, really.

Recommended for children aged 3-6 years.
Suitable for all ages.

Directed by Darren Yorke, and starring The Grand Stretch Players.

Genre: IMPROV THEATRE
Space: Main Space
Tickets: €6


BLOCK 20: Grand Stretch in the Afternoon

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A SLICE OF LIFE. Or Two slices. Or Three.

Grand Stretch

SUN 17 FEB @ 2PM

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Fuel yourself for the evening ahead. Grand Stretch offer generously improvised portions of truthful and meaningful, albeit fully disposable theatre at lunch time.

So, don’t fill up on bread. Fill up on life!

Directed by Darren Yorke and starring The Grand Stretch Players.

Genre: IMPROV THEATRE
Space: Main Space
Tickets: €10 / 8 conc.


BLOCK 21: Grand Stretch in the Evening

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MAESTRO – The Battle Royale of improvised Theatre and Comedy

Grand Stretch

SUN 17 FEB @ 8PM

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The gloves are off. The gauntlet has been thrown down. The names have been tossed into the Director’s hat, and one will soon be proclaimed MAESTRO.

Bringing you fully improvised scenes, songs and games, may the audience be ever in their favour.

Directed by : Darren Yorke
Starring The Grand Stretch Players

Genre: IMPROV THEATRE
Space: Main Space
Tickets: €10 / 8 conc.


BLOCK 22: Lawyer Up

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How to sue your boss and buy your solicitor a new Audi

Aileen Power

SUN 17 FEB @ 4PM

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Laura’s being harassed at work and she’s had enough. She’s got the evidence, got the lawyer, and now all she needs is a wheelbarrow full of cash for the legal fees.

Written by: Aileen Power

Genre: REHEARSED READING
Space: Main Space
Tickets: €5


BLOCK 23: The Pharmaceutical Trials of Love

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There is. no. cure. for love!

Ruth Hunter

SUN 17 FEB @ 7.45PM

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A fantasy history comedy. An apothecary and a time-travelling pharmaceutical chemist conduct an experimental medical trial. It all goes awry when they accidentally make everyone fall in love.

Written by: Ruth Hunter
Directed + Produced by: Pauline Shanahan + Ruth Hunter
Cast: Erin McGathy, James Moran + Peter McGann

Genre: REHEARSED READING
Space: Boys’ School
Tickets: €5

Download the interactive PDF of the printed festival programme…