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Scene + Heard Festival 2019 WEEK 3

SCENE + HEARD: WEEK 3

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BLOCK 46: Player

Block 46 player

What your things say about you

Lauren-Shannon Jones and Dylan Tonge-Jones

TUE 26 + WED 27 FEB @ 6.15PM
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A man discovers a machine that can play anything he puts into it, and investigates his life through the secret history of objects

Written by: Lauren-Shannon Jones
Performed by: Dylan Tonge-Jones

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

BLOCK 46: Womankind

A play about women. Kind of.

Pendulum Productions

TUE 26 + WED 27 FEB @ 6.15PM

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Six women attempt to swing the pendulum to centre in 25 minutes. Come laugh, cry and see how they sway…

Written + Performed by: Cathy Orr + Fiona Coughlan
Produced by: Rose Zadorojny
Image by: Manuel Pombo

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


BLOCK 47: New Year’s Sea

Block 47 New Years Sea

A woman’s battle with the unknown

Commons Collective in partnership with Firedoor Theatre

TUE 26 + WED 27 FEB @ 6.30PM
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Rebecca is thrown into a sea of chaos, wrestling with her mind in the undertow. A piece that intertwines text, movement, music and multimedia into a lyrical image of a woman’s battle with the unknown.

Written + Directed by: Jack Beglin
Produced by: Marta Callava
Cast: Sarah Niland, Sebastian Stephenson, Sarah O’Meara
Set Design by: Danny Kelly
Lighting + Sound by: Sean Hegarty
Photography, PR + Marketing by: Misha Beglin

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

BLOCK 47: Haven

Block 47 Haven

The Contestant will now awaken

NoDrama Theatre

TUE 26 + WED 27 FEB @ 6.30PM

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Confined to a new sanctuary, trepidation reigns. There is only one way out: obey the commands and play the game.

Written by: Jonathan Shortall
Directed by: Renée van de Schoor
Produced by: Louise Dunne
Assistant Director: Elaine Carroll
Cast: Peter Blennerhassett + Lesley Ann Reilly

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


BLOCK 48: A-GAY

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I’ve just been feeling a bit forgotten?

Conor Gormally

TUE 26 + WED 27 FEB @ 7.45PM
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Friends, Boyfriends, ‘A’ has had it all.
In fact, he has a fab life.
And he definitely doesn’t feel alone. Honestly.

Written + Performed by : Conor Gormally
Directed by : Kayla Feldman
Producer : Anthony Keigher
Associate Producer : Joe Murphy
Lighting Designer : Ciaran Gallagher

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

BLOCK 48: Polly

Block 48 Polly

Lovingly allowing you other loves….mostly.

Áine Ní Laoghaire

TUE 26 + WED 27 FEB @ 7.45PM

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Polyamoury – it’s intensely romantic when you think about it. Being loved while still loving others, and never, ever, feeling lonely lying in bed. Probably.

Written + performed by : Áine Ní Laoghaire

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


BLOCK 49: Dangerous Liaisons

Block 49 Dangerous Liaisons

Keep it on the DL

William Dunleavy & Benedict Esdale

TUE 26 + WED 27 FEB @ 8PM
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A contemporary musical reimagining of the classic novel, Les Liaisons Dangereuses. A meditation on power, sexual politics and the nature of truth.

Written by: William Dunleavy + Benedict Esdale
Musical Supervision by: Timothy Fannon
Musical Staging + Choreography by: Cian O’Sullivan
Cast: Rua Barron, Martha Breen, William Dunleavy, Domhnall Herdman, Joshua Hurley, Lainey O’Sullivan.
Produced by: Jack Farrell

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

BLOCK 49: Cold Readers

Block 49 Cold Readers

They’ll psychic the shit outta you!

ThisContent

TUE 26 + WED 27 FEB @ 8PM

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The 1979 Inaugural Psychic Showcase descends into utter chaos when host – disgraced RTÉ disc jockey Terry O’Rourke – springs a surprise that no-one could have predicted.

Written by: Keith Jordan
Directed by: Nessa Matthews

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


BLOCK 50: Yerloo Underground

Deep dark subway. Hermit artists dwell.

EraEra

TUE 26 + WED 27 FEB @ 9.15PM
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Four hermits live beneath Brooklyn’s subway system. Their purpose: to halt the F train with performance. This absurdist piece blends musical improvisation, dance, percussion and text.

Written + Performed by: Jomack Miranda
Produced by: Sadhbh Mc Loughlin
Starring Cara McCarthy as Rumpy, Jack Gavin as Junk, Jomack Miranda as Yerloo and Kaitlin Cullen-Verhauz as Strings.

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

BLOCK 50: Portrait of the Autist as a Young Man

Block 50 Portrait of the Autist

He’ll be taking autistic licence

Ian Lynam

TUE 26 + WED 27 FEB @ 9.15PM

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Join Ian Lynam in a comical exploration of autism and its effects on humour, relationships and even art itself. Alternative comedian, but the comedy isn’t the alternative part.

Written + Performed by: Ian Lynam
Directed by: Jade Pepper
Produced by: Ben Morgan
Additional content by: Tom McHugh

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


BLOCK 51: Bold Girl

Block 51 Bold Girl

Dying Is No Excuse, Ma…

Bradacha

TUE 26 + WED 27 FEB @ 9.30PM
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Her mother’s dying and Ultana needs answers. As they relive stories around the trials, laughs and loves of their lives, can Ultana and her mother find the peace they seek?

Written by: John Fox
Directed by: Sam Atwell
Cast: Ciara O’Callaghan + Clelia Murphy

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

BLOCK 51: Our Last Summer

Block 51 Our Last Summer

ABBA Tribute Band-we do funerals

JADE

TUE 26 + WED 27 FEB @ 9.30PM

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Five friends set up an ABBA tribute band to make quick cash but the lifestyle leaves them dealing with pains from their pasts and the reality of their future.

Written by: Ailbhe Cowley
Cast: Connie Donna, Aoife O’Sullivan, Darragh Byrne, Eadaoin Barrett + Jack Mullarkey

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


BLOCK 52: No One is Coming

Block-52-No One Is Coming

My Mam’s different to yours…

Jumping the Gun

THUR 28 FEB + SAT 2 MAR @ 6.15PM
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A love letter to my Mam that I’ll never send. Comedy Drama about growing up amongst loved ones with mental health issues, inspired by real life events.

Performed by: Sinead O’Brien.
Written by: Liam McCarthy
Supported by: Octopus Soup Theatre + The Aidan Stark Company

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

BLOCK 52: Family Tree

A smart and funny relationship drama

Home You Go Productions

THUR 28 FEB + SAT 2 MAR @ 6.15PM

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The story of Rachel and Fiona’s relationship. A smart and funny drama about the bravery and choices of what is called ordinary life.

Written + Directed By: Colette Cullen
Produced By: RC Bates
Lighting + Sound Design By: RC Bates
Set Design By: Diarmuid Woods
Costume Design By: Lydia Constance Dorman
Stage Manager: Tamar Keane
Graphic Designer: Ciara O’Neill
CAST: Leona Burke and Rachel Walshe

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


BLOCK 53: The Wrongs & Rites of Grosvenor Square

Block 53 The Wrongs and Rites of Grosvenor Square

In old Dublin a storm is brewing

Adam Wyeth

THUR 28 FEB + FRI 1 MAR @ 6.30PM
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The past can remain locked in the shadows of a place until it is unleashed in some forgotten future. Medbh and Cian are just painting their railings, but a storm is brewing.

Written by: Adam Wyeth
Directed by: Simon Coury
Cast: Paula McGlinchey + John Delaney
Produced by: Noelia Ruiz

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

BLOCK 53: FITS

Block 53 Fits

Seizures, heavy medication and failed relationships. Let’s laugh.

Eddie Mullarkey

THUR 28 FEB + FRI 1 MAR @ 6.30PM

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A stand up comedy show about getting diagnosed with epilepsy and being heavily medicated which resulted in a dark sense of humour and some broken relationships. The show explores how medication can screw your perception. And then there’s some absurd observational comedy on love and politics.

Written + Performed by: Eddie Mullarkey

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


BLOCK 54: An Evening with Lee Trundle

Block 54 An Evening with Lee Trundle

Absurdist Stand-up (not appearing: Lee Trundle)

Francis Breen

THUR 28 FEB @ 7.45PM + FRI 1 MAR @ 6.15PM
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An Evening with Lee Trundle is cancelled. His replacement? Absurdist stand-up Francis Breen, a comedian for the @dril generation.
Alternative comedy which is definitely not about former Swansea City strikers.

Written + Performed by: Francis Breen
Directed by: Gareth Lyons

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

BLOCK 54: Symphony of Worms

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A time, space and neurosis traversing comedy show

Hannah Mamalis

THUR 28 FEB @ 7.45PM + FRI 1 MAR @ 6.15PM

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Hannah is an only-child and terrified of dying alone. But what if she could experience a glimpse of death through her alternate selves in alternate dimensions.
A comedy show to affinity and beyond.

Written + Performed by: Hannah Mamalis

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


BLOCK 55: The Lonely Luchador

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A Masked Wrestler’s Ultimate Challenge

Head Above Water Theatre Company

THUR 28th FEB + FRI 1 MAR @ 8PM
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Hours before his title match, our masked champion recoils from the challenge. Adored by fans yet completely alone, could victory fill his empty soul? Deadly battle awaits the Lonely Luchador…

Written by: Conor Duffy
Costume Design by: Lydia Constance Dorman
Cast: Conor Duffy, Nathalie Clement, Gavan O’Connor Duffy, Tom Doonan and Joe Clinton.
Design by: Philip Cotter Art

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

BLOCK 55: Powerpoint

Jokes and Graphs

Stephen Colfer

THUR 28th FEB + FRI 1 MAR @ 8PM

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Stephen Colfer (me) got a job but he won’t stop telling jokes in his Powerpoint presentations. His co-workers (you) are secretly embarrassed but don’t want to hurt his feelings.

Comedy with a projector from the co-creator of Dreamgun

Written + Performed by: Stephen Colfer

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


BLOCK 56: A Dinner Date with Death

Block 56 A Dinner Date with Death

Keep it on the DL

Club Valentine

THUR 28th FEB @ 8PM
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A Dinner Date With Death is an absurd collection of comedy sketches centred around a baffling murder at a dinner party.

Allow Club Valentine to serve you a main course of farcical fun under the guise of a night of high brow fine dining.

Starters
Oysters with Sherry Butter & Raisins
Asparagus with Bernaise

Mains
Baked Squash with Hummus & Burrata
Porchetta with Potatoes & Wild Mushroom Gravy

Written + Performed by Club Valentine
Produced by: Julie Duffy

Genre: FOOD + THEATRE
Space: Banquet Hall
Tickets: 30


BLOCK 57: JESSICA

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It’s hard to get out

WENDY ALICE ROSE CO.

THUR 28 FEB @ 9.15PM + SAT 2 MAR @ 3PM
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People hear the phrase “abusive” and they think, why doesn’t [she] just leave? If [he] is so bad, why stay? JESSICA shows just how and why it is so difficult. A moving show, aiming to provide insight and clarity for those who might not understand this dynamic.

Written + Directed by: Fiona Stout
Cast: Carla Burke and Sharon Coade
Sound + Lights by: Aine O’Hara
Produced by: Sadhbh McLoughlin

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

BLOCK 57: Dancing Queen

I’ll choose happiness every damn time

Broken Wheel Theatre Company

THUR 28 FEB @ 9.15PM + SAT 2 MAR @ 3PM

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A story of friendship, ambition, and missed opportunities that spans a lifetime. Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.

Written by: Paul Donnelly.
Performed by: Edel Murphy + Aoife Spratt

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


BLOCK 58: How Many Tears in a Bottle of Gin?

Block 58 How many tears in a bottle of gin

Trust me, this job is the shit

Lost Train Theatre

THUR 28 FEB + FRI 1 MAR @ 9.30PM
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All interviews make people pretend to be something they are not. Competing for the “highly coveted” role of Assistant Innovation Executive, three interviewees are forced to do the one thing no one wants to do… waiting room small-talk.

Directed by: Ciara Gleeson
Written by: Niall Lane
Co-Writers: Lewis Quigley, Ciara Gleeson
Produced by: Ailish Toal
Dramaturgy by: Aisling Flynn
Design by: Colin Doran, Katie Foley
VDA (image credit): James Healy

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

BLOCK 58: Fred Cooke

“I love Fred, he has the real spirit of the Clown in him” TOMMY TIERNAN

Fred Cooke

THUR 28 FEB + FRI 1 MAR @ 9.30PM

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Fred Cooke’s style of comedy simply cannot be imitated. Having shared the stage with Ireland’s top comedians and taken to the dance floor in Dancing With The Stars Fred is no stranger to interactive mayhem. Prepare for a unique blend of musical and physical chaos that will have you laughing all the way to the bar.

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


BLOCK 59: Sistemic

Sisters are (not) doing it for themselves

David Donovan

FRI 1 + SAT 2 MAR @ 7.45PM
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Two sisters, Alice and Jess, are left in charge of selling their family home, but with a secret buried in the garden how long will they manage to hold onto their sanity?

Written by: David Donovan
Directed by: Eadaoin Barrett
CAST: Grace Corry + Emily Fox
Lighting Design by: Shane Gill
Set Design by: Allie Whelan

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

BLOCK 59: He Ain’t Heavy

Block 59 He Aint Heavy

His welfare is of my concern

Silver Bullet Theatre Co.

FRI 1 + SAT 2 MAR @ 7.45PM

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Two brothers, weighed down by their world and the blows of an uncaring system, keep each other alive as only they know how. But how can each look after the other when they can barely take care of themselves. A play reflecting on family, mental health and the weight of cultural identity.

Written by: Ruairí Lenaghan
Performed by: Desmond Eastwood + Ruairí Lenaghan

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


BLOCK 60: FEMINEM

Block-60-Feminem

It feels so empty without me

OXBO

FRI 1 + SAT 2 MAR @ 9.15PM
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Marshall Mathers’ mam spent 73 hours in labour. So this show should be a breeze.

Written + Performed by: Jennifer Aust
Directed by: Rowen Clarke
Produced by: Lisa Nally
Lighting Design: Matt McGowan

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

BLOCK 60: Origin of Three

Sometimes in life you have to, breathe

Keith James Walker

FRI 1 + SAT 2 MAR @ 9.15PM

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Sometimes in life you have to, breathe. Origin of Three is a satirical comedy about three people you might know, with three distinct stories, depicted in a surrealist fashion by one individual. The show will also contain, but is not limited to, a series of predetermined lights, costumes and/or physical gesticulations. Expectations which exceed the description, may not be met.

Written + Performed by: Keith James Walker

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


BLOCK 61: A Fragment of Tomorrow

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Lorca’s Flamenco, Contemporary Dance and Irish Music

Stage Whispers in collaboration with Flamenco in Dublin

SAT 2 MAR @ 6.30PM + 9.30PM
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Lorca’s Flamenco, Contemporary Dance and Irish Music

Inspired by Lorca’s women in Blood Wedding in a theatrical dialogue with contemporary dance and Irish music, featuring Flamenco, music from his collected popular songs and the Little Viennese Waltz poem.

Directed + Choreographed by: Loli Ros Gordon
Performed by: Ana Belen Lopez Rodriguez, Pache, Roisin Magee, Rebeca Sanchez, John Walsh, Osman Kocak
Genre: DANCE + MUSIC + THEATRE
Space: Main Space
Tickets: 10 / 8 conc.


BLOCK 62: Dirty Old Town

ANGER IS AN ENERGY!

HM Foley / HFL Theatre Co.

SAT 2 MAR @ 2PM
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Old punk rocker Annie and young African Dub Dave strike up an unlikely friendship in this tale of marginalisation, alienation and regeneration. A lighthearted and yet poignant look at competition, local politics, and bake sales, and the enduring spirit of volunteers everywhere!

Written by: HM Foley
CAST: Diana O’Connor, Noel Michael Murphy, Helen Foley, Clinton Liberty
Casting: Fiona Kenny, Lesley-Ann Reilly
Genre: REHEARSED READING
Space: Main Space
Tickets: 5


BLOCK 63: Second Chance

Block 63 Second Chance

An experiment on a different sort of love story

Idir Mná / Lakedaemon

SAT 2 MAR @ 4PM + 8PM
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They say a grandchild is life’s biggest second chance. Join Idir Mná and Lakedaemon as they apply a gender lens on a universal love.

Written by: Ken Rogan
Directed by: Yvonne Ussher
Cast: Billie Traynor, Sean Doyle, Ronan Wilmot + Hannah Carnegie

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

BLOCK 63: Our Wee Gerry

Block 63 Our Wee Gerry

Gerry and Arlene, cross-communitied lovers

Connor Dudley-Fergus

SAT 2 MAR @ 4PM + 8PM

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In fair Belfast where we lay our scene.
Our Romeo’s Juliet is called Arlene.
We tell a tale of bitter strife.
A tale of love and lads and life.
A story of community.
The story of our wee Gerry.

Written by: Louis Deslis + Connor Dudley-Fergus
Directed by: Caít Moloney
Dramaturgy by: Lee Coffey
Produced by: Suzie Seweify

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


Download the interactive PDF of the printed festival programme…