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Scene + Heard Festival 2019 WEEK 2

SCENE + HEARD: WEEK 2

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BLOCK 24: Dragon

Block-24 Dragon

Can monsters ever change? And how?

Fizz & Chips Theatre Company

TUE 19 + WED 20 FEB @ 6.15PM

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What happens when a f*ckboy tells his favourite Dragon story over and over to the girls he dates? Perhaps it tells us more about the present than any fantasy world.

Devised by: Lindsey Dawson, Martha Fitzgerald,
Orlaith Carr, Ruadhán Mew

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

BLOCK 24: Cherry Glow

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Tripping it through the west side’s Inner city

Joe Wright

TUE 19 + WED 20 FEB @ 6.15PM

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Thirteen year old Cherry brings you on a journey through the Cowboy Central with a bag of Jellies in search of a bag of cans. Quick pace rhyming. Vintage Dublin Slang. Let Cherry tell you how shes all grown up.
(nostalgic topic meets new writing)

Written by: Joe Wright
Performed by: Emily Matthews

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


BLOCK 25: The Common Task

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Should we resurrect all the dead?

Meadhbh Haicéid

TUE 19 + WED 20 FEB @ 6.30PM

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‘Why die?’ This weird history of anti-death philosophy’s influence on the Soviet Space programme is about how we got to where we are now and what to do next.

Written + Performed by: Meadhbh Haicéid

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

BLOCK 25: Patchwork

Block-25-Patchwork

A Portrait of a Young Man as a Patchwork

Louis Deslis

TUE 19 + WED 20 FEB @ 6.30PM

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From Paris to StoneyB, with all the craic, shite and joie de vivre in between, a self-portrait like no other.

Written + Performed by : Louis Deslis
Stage Design by : Wendy Judge
Costume Design by : Lydia Constance Dorman
Directed by : Clíodhna McAllister

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


BLOCK 26: The Love Electric

Block-26 The Love Electric

Two friends. One dating site.

The Pagan Players

TUE 19 + WED 20 FEB @ 7.45PM

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Lauren believes there’s time for one more old-fashioned romance. Anna has more realistic, even cynical, expectations. Neither woman is prepared for the absurdity that awaits with just a click.

Written + Performed by: Michelle Audrey + Megan Day
Directed by: Kathleen Warner Yeates
Cast: Michelle Audrey, Megan Day, Eoin Duffy, Rory O’Flynn, Aidan O’Sullivan, Conor Sheehan
Videography by: Tris Dalton | Music by: Owen Day-Jones

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

BLOCK 26: This Is NOT A Cult

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Jesus Christ, phone home

No Desserts

TUE 19 + WED 20 FEB @ 7.45PM

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Seas are rising. The flood is coming and Sandy searches for meaning in these end of days. When he stumbles upon a progressive christian-UFO sect he feels he has found salvation. And if he’s going out with the world, at least he’ll go out singing.

Written by: Eoghan Collins
Cast: Aoife Martyn, Eoghan Collins, Gemma Kane + Niall O’Brien
Music by: Rory McCarthy + Carol-Ann Goold
Choreography by: Aoife O’Sullivan

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


BLOCK 27: ON LOOP

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Cork is no New York

Sadhbh Mc Loughlin + Isobel O’Regan

TUE 19 + WED 20 FEB @ 8PM

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The sound of a dial tone click haunts them in their sleep. A call centre is far from the lives these dopes had envisioned for themselves. Everyone they know is moving away and they want in. What could possibly go wrong?

Written + Performed by: Isobel O’Regan + Sadhbh Mc Loughlin

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

BLOCK 27: Issues: An Important Play

Block-27-Issues

Making a statement – no matter what

Oh!Scare Wilde Productions

TUE 19 + WED 20 FEB @ 8PM

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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
Poster design by: Lorna McCarthy

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


BLOCK 28: All Good Guys

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Irish Men. Enthused. Refused. Confused. Abusers.

Mark Lawrence

TUE 19 + WED 20 FEB @ 9.15PM

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A look at the Irish man. The craic, the bravado, the mistakes. Kings of good intentions and regret. But we’re the good guys. Not like those other guys – the ones in the news. We’d never intentionally hurt someone.

Written by: Aron Hegarty + Mark Lawrence
Directed by: Mags Keohane

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

BLOCK 28: GirlPlay

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We get thirsty, too

The Morrígu Productions

TUE 19 + WED 20 FEB @ 9.15PM

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Women like sex. Crazy right? This is slam theatre, an explosion of sound and movement, told in a unique voice about the journey women make in their sexual lives.

Written by: Sarah Richardson
Directed by: Angel Hannigan
Cast includes Juliette Crosbie, Martha Dunlea + Sarah Richardson
Produced by: Marisa Conroy

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


BLOCK 29: Lost in Transmission

A deranged channel-surfing sketch show

Shabadoo Theatre

TUE 19 + WED 20 FEB @ 9.30PM

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Take a trip through the strange, lesser-explored corners of your TV box. Behold the swamp of endless re-runs, Dutch gameshows, and bleak kid’s TV. For night owls and couch potatoes.

Written + Directed by: Ken Donnelly, Kirsty Murphy + Liam Farrell
Cast: Ellen Finnerty, Oisín Walsh | Sound Design by: Andrew Kerr

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

BLOCK 29: Starlet

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Get a lad with a car

Blow in productions

TUE 19 + WED 20 FEB @ 9.30PM

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Something mundane happens in Westmeath.
It effects one person more than the other.
Debut play from ‘Nowhere fast’ writer Alison Spittle.

Written by: Alison Spittle
Cast includes: Peter McGann

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


BLOCK 30: Grave

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Death is his living

Tommy Creagh

THUR 21 FEB @ 6.15PM + 9.15PM

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An eccentric gravedigger recounts stories from beyond the grave and beneath the earth whilst digging his daily grave.

Written by: Tommy Creagh
Performed by: Seamus O’ Rourke
Produced by: Deirdre Jones

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

BLOCK 30: GONE FULL HAVISHAM

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Weddings make everyone a little crazy

Irene Kelleher

THUR 21 FEB @ 6.15PM + 9.15PM

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Emily has locked herself into the penthouse of her family’s hotel. She’s been there since the morning of her wedding. She’s a lot to say and the world is watching…

Written + Performed by: Irene Kelleher
Directed by: Clare Maguire
Lighting by: Sharon Bagnall | Sound by: Cormac O’ Connor

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


BLOCK 31: EAFA

Block-31-Eafa

EP Launch

Aoife Fitzpatrick

THUR 21 FEB @ 10PM

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Eafa’s music borders on experimental indie, with a hint of electronic. She uses her vocals to create a cacophony of sound with a multitude of layers and synth patterns.

Written + Performed by: Aoife Fitzpatrick

Genre: MUSIC PERFORMANCE
Space: Main Space
Tickets: €10 / 8 conc.


BLOCK 32: Finn

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…and me a cat, scared pure shitless of mice

Cuckoo Lane Productions

THUR 21 + FRI 22 FEB @ 6.30PM

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Sarcastic, bleak, surreal.
Paul, a middle-aged man with a troubled past misses his daughter.
Finn, a street-hardened cat talks to him.
Their bizarre conversation is the only thing keeping Paul sane.

Written by: Andy Leech
Directed by: Katy Leech
Production and Music by: Christy Leech

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


BLOCK 33: Black Eyed Dog

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A Dog Is For Life, Not Just For Christmas

Desmond Eastwood

THUR 21 FEB @ 7.45PM + FRI 22 FEB @ 6.15PM

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Ongoing attempts to evade the Black Eyed Dog comes at a price for one young man.

Written + Performed by: Desmond Eastwood
Directed by: Ruairí Leneghan
Produced by: Matthew Good

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

BLOCK 33: Brew

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Something divilish this way comes

Amy Dunne

THUR 21 FEB @ 7.45PM + FRI 22 FEB @ 6.15PM

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A witch in exile summons more than she bargains for moments before an inspection by the coven elders.

Written + Performed by: Amy Dunne
Directed by: John Morton
Produced by: John Dennehy
Image by: Ed Murphy

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


BLOCK 34: Anne Gill, Your Motha

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When your creations bite back

Anne Gill

THUR 21 + FRI 22 FEB @ 8PM

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I made a human. Then another. So why does everyone ask when I’ll get back to “work”? I literally just made a human.

Written + Performed by: Anne Gill

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

BLOCK 34: The Murder Trust of Iron Mike Molloy

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The true story of The Rasputin Of The Bronx

THE MESS AROUND

THUR 21 + FRI 22 FEB @ 8PM

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New York, 1930s. In a depression-era speakeasy some desperate men hatch a plan to kill Mike Malloy for insurance money. Unfortunately, the Irishman had an immunity to murder. A murderously funny dark comedy based on the true story of The Rasputin of The Bronx.

Written + Directed by: Giles Brody
Cast: Jim Elliott, Manus Halligan, Paul Tylak + Stephen Bradley

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


BLOCK 35: Murder, He Podcasted

Block 35 Murder, He Podcasted

Broadcasted crime never pays

Illustrated Productions

FRI 22 + SAT 23 FEB @ 7.45PM

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Donal and Cillian are recording the final episode of their true crime comedy podcast. It’s time to part ways. But with what gruesome crime will our hosts bid us adieu? Suitable for the Visually Impaired.

Written by: Seán Egan
Directed by: Jeda de Brí
Performed by: Finbarr Doyle + Ste Murray
Sound Design by: Sinéad Diskin
Produced by: Katie McCann

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


BLOCK 36: Made

Block 36 Made

Music takes him out of dullness

Jack Gavin

FRI 22 + SAT 23 FEB @ 9.15PM

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In the concrete jungle that is school, he struggles to find his place. The animals that are bullies attack him like prey. How he deals with this? He slips in to a dream world of being a Rockstar.

Written + Performed by: Jack Gavin
Directed by: Connor Dudley-Fergus
Produced by: Suzie Seweify
Cast: Aoife Fitzpatrick, Emily Perrott, Jack Gavin + Jomack Miranda

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

BLOCK 36: BIG GIRLS BLOUSE

Block 36 Big Girls Blouse

When you assume…

Avoca Reaction

FRI 22 + SAT 23 FEB @ 9.15PM

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Intergender drag-entity Avoca Reaction and their haus band prove there’s more to gender than meets the eye. 70’s glamrock meets a Ted Talk. Avoca will turn your world upside down.

Written + Performed by: Avoca Reaction w/ James Walmsley + Sinead White
Directed by: Anna Sheils McNamee
Design by: Kyle Cheldon Barnett

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

BLOCK 37: Customer Service

Block 37 Customer Service

We aim to tease

Bren Enterprises

FRI 22 + SAT 23 FEB @ 9.30PM

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Welcome to Customer service.
For a relatable story, press one.
For comedy and witticisms, press two.
For snappy dialogue, press three.
To speak with one of our agents, please hold.

Written by: Jeff Stolzer.
Directed by: Pauric Brennan.
Cast: David Greene, Dani Masterson + Helena White.
Produced by: Aisling Grattan.

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

BLOCK 37: Fintan & Síle Are Getting Married

Block 37 Fintan and Sile are Getting Married

Best News Ever! Right?

ILA Productions

FRI 22 + SAT 23 FEB @ 9.30PM

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Fintan & Síle have only gone and bloody done it! They’re ENGAGED! They plan on telling Síle’s sister Pauline at dinner tonight! But Pauline has some news of her own…

Written by : Ali Hardiman
Directed by: Martha Dunlea
Cast: Ali Hardiman, Gordon Quigley
Sound Design by: Sam Hardiman

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


BLOCK 38: Tír na nÓg

Block 38 Tír na nóg

There are two sides to every story!

Polliwog Theatre Collective

SAT 23 + SUN 24 FEB @ 2PM

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You may have heard the story of Tír na nÓg, but let us tell you the real story. Follow Einín, Eabhar, agus Niamh as they tell you what really happened fadó fadó. An bhfuil sibh réidh?

Family friendly Show. Suitable for Ages 6+

Written + Composed by: Shauna Carrick
Produced by: Joe Murphy + Kelley Gissane
Choreography by: Aly Coyne
Assistant Producer: Kathy Moore
Lighting Design by: Ciaran Gallagher

Genre: MUSICAL THEATRE
Space: Main Space
Tickets: €8 / 6 child.


BLOCK 39: HIBERNIA

Block 39 Hibernia

They came. They saw. They conquered. Or did they?

Golden Mean Production

SAT 23 FEB @ 4PM

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Dr. Mark Stone’s recent discovery of a mosaic floor has proven the Roman Empire extended to Ireland. This new-found celebrity, however, has been darkened by the the brutal murder of his wife, Jane. Set in an isolated cottage on the east coast of Ireland, Hibernia is a story of ruthless ambition, turned to tragedy.

Written by: Robert Mc Dowell
Directed by: Maisie Lee
Cast: Lorna Quinn + Robert Mc Dowell

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


BLOCK 40: A Little Heart

A little heart goes a long way

Biscuits For Breakfast Theatre Company

SAT 23 + SUN 24 FEB @ 3PM

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A Musical adventure about Anna, a young, housebound girl with a hole in her heart, who one night follows the sound of a strangely familiar song into a world she never knew existed.

Written by: Cillian O Donnachadha
Music and Lyrics: John McLarnon

Genre: CHILDRENS THEATRE
Space: Boys’ School
Tickets: €8/6

BLOCK 41: tense systems

tense systems

strings on the verge of collapse

Kirkos

SAT 23 + SUN 24 FEB @ 6.15PM

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Any stringed instrument is a system under tension on the verge of collapse. Tense Systems is a solo music/performance art show exploring this, and how it resonates beyond an instrument.

Composed by: Sebastian Adams

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

BLOCK 41: Súóg- The Irish in Rwanda

Block 41 Suog

1994 – letters from a forgotten mission

Mags Keohane

SAT 23 + SUN 24 FEB @ 6.15PM

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Inspired by personal accounts from the Irish Rwandan Support Group 1994, Ireland’s first unarmed humanitarian mission. A proud daughter tells a story of military service and family, conflicted by questions of political will and the responsibility of the individual.

Directed by: Mags Keohane
Written by: Mags Keohane + Maurice Keohane
Dramaturgy by: Eamonn Doyle

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


BLOCK 42: Backing

Block 42 Backing

Life in the background for this sibling musical trio

Aoife Spratt

SAT 23 + SUN 24 FEB @ 6.30PM

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A dark comedy looking into the lives of sibling backing-singing trio ‘The Diddilys’. Come watch them question their place in the background, and within their family.

Written by: Aoife Spratt
Music by: Lizzie Fitzpatrick
Lighting + Set design by: Maggie Donovan
Photo by: Darren Farrell

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

BLOCK 42: REJECT

BLOCK 42 REJECT

Eternally externally honest

StoryHorse Productions

SAT 23 + SUN 24 FEB @ 6.30PM

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What if we wore all of our inside feelings on the outside? REJECT is a physical manifestation of how different our lives would be if we could be eternally externally honest.

Devised + Performed by: Aoife Fitzpatrick + Jessica Leen
Movement Direction by: Libby Seward + Matt Szczerek

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


BLOCK 43: An Evaluation Of Brian

Block 43 An Evaluation of Brian

What does it mean to be good?

Giant’s Garden Theatre

SAT 23 + SUN 24 FEB @ 8PM

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Brian is a social justice warrior. His battles in the comment sections are brutal. He is a hero to all those who didn’t ask for his help. When Brian is killed on impact, he is sent to He who holds the last judgment. But has Brian done enough on earth to impress Saint Peter?

Written by: Kylie Shannon | Directed by: Antóin Gorman
Produced by: Sarah Wiley
Performed by: Darren O’Hara + Jonathan Quigley

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

BLOCK 43: Smile C**t, You’re Not Dead Yet

Block 43 Smile Cunt You're Not Dead Yet

Death, Cancer, Existential Dread and Laughs

Ben Morgan

SAT 23 + SUN 24 FEB @ 8PM

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After a battle with cancer and the death of a friend, Ben Morgan brings a work in progress about the search for meaning and purpose in life.

Written + Performed by: Ben Morgan

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


BLOCK 44: The Terms and Conditions of Me and My Ma

Block 44 The Terms and Conditions of Me and my ma

A son, a mother, and a whole lot of bother

Binge Theatre Company

SUN 24 FEB @ 1PM + 7.45PM

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Geraldine has lost her job and Luke has lost his prospects. With a parent stuck in the past, and a son only looking to the future, can a happy ending ever be reached? And at what cost?

Written + Performed by: Conor Burke.
Directed by: Allie Whelan
Lighting Design by: Rowen Clarke

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

BLOCK 44: The Gaps

Block 44 The Gaps

One street. Eleven pubs. Three bookies.

Pig Island Theatre

SUN 24 FEB @ 1PM + 7.45PM

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Tragedy. Comedy. Romance.
The local pub has all that and a packet of crisps.

Written by: Cian Murray
Directed by: Caoimhe Mulcahy

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


BLOCK 45: Hot Property

Block 45 Hot Property

Don’t believe the hipsters

Allison McKay

SUN 24 FEB @ 4PM
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Diarmuid and Jenny’s lodger has rumbled them. Now they must fight to protect the one thing they care about – their social media profile.

A comedy about love, lies and live-in landlords.

Written by: Allison McKay

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


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