Scene + Heard 2022

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Karen Lee, Visual Artist
Graceful dancer or symbol of greed?
2PM – 9PM DAILY | Banquet Hall

Often seen as symbols of prosperity, cranes are now being attributed to our unacceptable housing crisis. However, there is something majestic about them – bowing and dancing amidst the concrete and glass of our city … and keeping secrets.

Karen Lee – Visual Artist, Behind the scenes footage of Blight/Beauty created by Tim Bingham, Lens Based Artist.

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History remembers him. But not her.


Tue 22 + Wed 23 Feb | 6:30pm | Boys’ School


The infamous story of Jack the Ripper – told from the perspectives of the women he murdered. Exploring a long past and present of violence against women along with the ethics of true crime culture.

Written by Scout Black

Running Time : 20 mins

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You’re out of your fucking mind.


Tue 22 + Wed 23 Feb | 6:30pm | Boys’ School


You know you shouldn’t watch it. It won’t do you any good. But sometimes you can’t stop yourself…
CW: Adult themes. Obv.

BY Ella Skolimowski
CAST Benjamin Reilly, Cara Jade Chapman, Daniel Mahony
PRODUCER: Thomas Appleby
DIRECTOR: Aneta Dina Keder

Running Time : 25 mins

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Oh, Brother.

Friends cannot substitute familial love


Tue 22 Feb | 7pm | Main Space


The church in their hay day did a lot, took a lot, hurt a lot.
No questions were asked, a tale of two brothers united at last.

Written by: Callum Maxwell
Directed by: Lee Coffey
Cast: Callum Maxwell, Ruairí Lenaghan
Design by: Dara Hoban, Naomi Faughnan
Produced by: Biaina Ryan
Photography by: Sadhbh McLoughlin

Running Time : 25 mins

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When a home is lost


Tue 22 Feb | 7pm | Main Space


Ivy has a new place. A new space. It’s not home. Home is now a series of memories and dreams from which she cannot escape.
The way back is a path she wishes to erase.

Written & Performed by Helen McGrath
Directed by Martha Fitzgerald
Lighting Design by Cathy O’Carroll
Produced by Andrea Bolger
Photography by Dominik Turkowski

Running Time : 20 mins

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Coffee Kid

Caffeine, Clooney and teenage calamity


Tue 22 + Wed 23 Feb at 8:30pm | Thu 24 Feb at 6:30pm | Boys’ School


Meet Beanie: the lovechild of George Clooney and a Nespresso machine. Join her as she tries to connect with her Dad and gain acceptance from her peers, while learning what it means to be different in a caffeine-hungry world.

Written + Performed by Síomha McQuinn
Directed by Jamie Sykes
Produced by Niall Johnson

Special Thanks to: Nell Mercier, Mary Kirwan + Grace Mulvey
Headshot by Karl O’Reilly

Running Time : 25 mins

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Kinder-Egg Spirits

Talking shit until shit gets real.


Tue 22 + Wed 23 Feb at 8:30pm | Thu 24 Feb at 6:30pm | Boys’ School


Back in business. Few pints, be grand. Coupla smokes. Even better. Can’t complain, COULD complain. Won’t. You know yourself. How are you, though? How are you REALLY?

Written + performed by Hazel Clifford & Finbarr Doyle
Directed by Nessa Matthews

Running Time : 30 mins

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THEATRE / clown

Bunny Bunny

Take a trip down the rabbit hole with Bunny


Wed 23 Feb | 7pm | Main Space


Poor Bunny, she doesn’t know whether she’s coming or going. Or, does she know exactly what
she’s doing?
A darkly subversive comedy that questions “What is female empowerment?”

Co-Created by Nora Kelly Lester & Ruth Lehane
Performed by Nora Kelly Lester
Directed by Ruth Lehane
Lighting Design: Eoin Lennon
Photography: Graeme C. Photography
Graphic Design: Lloyd Collins
Producer: Michelle Cahill
Developed as part of Dublin Circus Project and Dance Ireland’s CATALYST Residency 2021.
Funded by the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon.
Supported by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and Creative Ireland.

Running Time : 15 mins

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stand-up comedy

Reluctantly Irish

A codependent relationship with one’s heritage.


Wed 23 Feb | 7pm | Main Space


Proud but ashamed, outgoing yet introverted, award-winning comedian John O’ Keeffe reflects on his life and decisions in this hilarious new show.
Winner: “Best New Act” 2019 (Bray Comedy Festival)

Written + performed by John O’ Keeffe
Directed by Chris Head

Running Time : 30 mins

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Bon Voyage

Surreal storytelling about dreams in Dublin.

Tue 22 Feb | 9:15pm | Main Space

A comedy about Dublin’s endless evolution, thriving hotels, prosperous seagulls and one inhabitant’s infinite journey through misfortune, misadventure, and a lifelong dream of performing Frank Sinatra to a paying audience.

Written + Performed by Keith James Walker.

Running Time : 45 mins

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A relentless hunt for answers.

Wed 23 Feb | 9pm | Main Space

Watch in amazement as our three heroes race against time and across continents to uncover a world wide conspiracy with disturbing origins. Danger is… Inbound.

Written and performed by Dan Monaghan, Dylan Tonge Jones and Jack Murphy

Running Time : 45 mins

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A Meeting of Minds

Mind Games. Left and right battle it out.

Thu 24 Feb | 7pm | Main Space

Claire has a big decision to make. Instead of helping, her left and right brain battle it out for supremacy. A no-holds-barred, surrealist comedy about one woman’s struggle to choose the right (or left) path.

Written by Olivia Morahan
Produced by Yvonne Ussher + Olivia Morahan
Set Designed by Jenny Owens
Dramaturgy by Siobhán Mannion
Image by: Geraldine Dunne

CAST: Caroline Morahan + Alan Smyth

Running Time : 45 mins

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music performance


Experience experimental electronica in total darkness.

Thu 24 Feb | 8:30pm | Boys’ School

TrES-2b will be an immersive musical performance by Manyana in which the duo will perform their ethereal music in complete darkness, invoking true dissociation. For lovers of interstellar exploration.

Written and performed by Aran Sheehy and David O’Rourke.

Running Time : 45 mins

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stand-up comedy

Shane Clifford: Aw Class (Work in Progress)

Work In Progress Stand Up Comedy

Thu 24 Feb | 9pm | Main Space

Shane Clifford performs a Work In Progress show that asks the important questions: what is class in Ireland? Why do modern dogs wear jumpers and what is the most sinister yoghurt?

Written & Performed by Shane Clifford

Running Time : 45 mins

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sharing is caring, unless you’re special


Fri 25 Feb 6:15pm + Sat 26 Feb 3pm | Boys’ School


Cheese was born first But somehow
Chalk comes first Hardly FAIR!
Prick won’t even say a word… A visceral story
About an unspecial girl
And her brother.

Written & Performed by Isolde Fenton
Directed by Rosa Thomas

Running Time : 20 mins

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Frustrated and Uneducated

I might have chlamydia. Now what?


Fri 25 Feb 6:15pm + Sat 26 Feb 3pm | Boys’ School


Róisín and Fiadh are navigating modern dating culture. But will an STI scare leave Róisín at a loss for what to do next? Contains references to sex.

Written by: Aifric Juliet O’Donnell
Directed by: Cara Mani Bradley
CAST: Aifric Juliet O’Donnell, Sarah Murphy
Produced by: Grace Donnery
Set Design by: Mariya Strashilova
Lighting Design by: Cillian O’Donnell
Costume Design by: Juliet Arpaç

Running Time : 25 mins

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Oh, Brother.

Friends cannot substitute familial love


Fri 25 Feb | 6.30pm | Main Space


The church in their hay day did a lot, took a lot, hurt a lot.
No questions were asked, a tale of two brothers united at last.

Written by: Callum Maxwell
Directed by: Lee Coffey
Cast: Callum Maxwell, Ruairí Lenaghan
Design by: Dara Hoban, Naomi Faughnan
Produced by: Biaina Ryan
Photography by: Sadhbh McLoughlin

Running Time : 25 mins

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The Motherload

Have you shat my child? (Beckett)


Fri 25 Feb | 6:30pm | Main Space


Who knew the maelstrom of early motherhood would remind me of a never ending Samuel Beckett play (albeit with more Liga biscuits, and less bowler hats)?

Writer: Kirsty Blake Knox
Collaborator: Brian Bennett
Collaborator: Camille Lucy Ross

Running Time : 20 mins

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“..We are the Party for Orwellians..”

Fri 25 Feb | 8pm | Boys’ School

The final week of Election 2022! The ‘True Connection Party’ are headed for a landslide. Just one more interview to go for their star politico Bryce Trevelyan.
Lights may flicker!

Due to unforeseen circumstances his show will now be presented as a REHEARSED READING.

Produced by Rachel Stout
Music/Sound design by Martin Corcoran
Written and Directed by Ronan Dempsey
Cast: TBA

Running Time : 45 mins


Un Crocodile

One second. One Mississippi. Un crocodile.


Fri 25 Feb | 8:15pm | Main Space


When five friends meet maybe for the last time, Ethan pops the question to his long-time girlfriend, Kat. One second is all they have to make up their minds.

Written by Darragh Gilhooly + Gwenaelle Gillet
Directed by Charlene Gleeson
Produced by Sidonie Martha Welton
Cast: Darragh Gilhooly, Grace Keelin, Gwenaelle Gillet, James Agnew, Sadhbh Jackman. Crew: Christopher O’Sullivan

Running Time : 25 mins



Transitioning Ain’t For Cissies


Fri 25 Feb | 8:15pm | Main Space


Through music, monologues and synthetic wigs, Annie Sherry sonically shares her experience of transitioning in Ireland.

Written + Performed by Annie Sherry
CAST: Esther Brady, Jacqueline Carroll + Jodie Sweeney

Running Time : 30 mins

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The Best Man

All his friends are getting married, and he’s really happy for them.

Sun 20 Feb 3pm + Fri 25 Feb 9:45pm | Boys’ School

At the wedding of his last single friend, Cathal’s best man speech spirals as he realises he’s being left behind. And you get to be there, to watch it all unfold.

Written by Mikey Fleming & Colman Hayes
Directed by Mikey Fleming
Performed by Colman Hayes
Produced by Joanne Heffernan

Running Time : 40 mins

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A Devised Multi-Disciplinary Surrealist Dreamscape

Fri 25 Feb | 10pm | Main Space

Poets, Musicians and Actors come together to dive into the absurdity of the subconscious and reveal in daylight what comes to them in the dark.

Director: Rachel Lally
Composer: Greg Clifford
Musician: Aidan Keane
Poet: Geoff Finan
All members of the artistic team devised, wrote and perform this work.
Producer: Oisin Porter

Running Time : 45 mins

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We End Up Breathing Rust

Your one-way ticket to Mars

Sat 26 Feb | 1pm | Main Space

Leaving planet Earth forever to colonise the Red Planet: Becca is thrilled by the idea. But who is she willing to leave behind to finally become someone extraordinary?

WRITTEN BY Sebastian Schlecht
DIRECTED BY April Von Krautner + Sebastian Schlecht
CAST: April Von Krautner + others
IMAGE BY Kiko Dionisio

Running Time : 60 mins

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Dystopian, Futuristic, Sci-fi play exploring YOU boundaries

Sat 26 Feb | 4pm | Main Space

I AM NOT A ROBOT is an exciting original piece of ensemble theatre written by Mary E. Sheehan during the initial lockdown in March 2020. It is set in a distant dystopian future where humans and robots are indistinguishable from each other…..think Hunger Games meets Squid Games meets Colony!

Creative Team Writer: Mary E. Sheehan
Directors: Mary E. Sheehan & Jennifer Casey
Marketing & Producer: Jennifer Casey
Performers: Studio 12 Drama Youth Theatre Ensemble
Creative Producer: Mary E. Sheehan

Running Time : 45 mins

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The Revolution Will Be Streamed

One woman’s world will explode.

Sat 26 Feb | 6:15pm | Boy’s School

A play about eco-anxiety, a cult and a murder. This play is an arresting examination of today’s social media culture.
For anyone that cares about the future of our planet.

Lighting Design by Alan Mooney
Performed by Aoife Browne
AV Design by Conal Clapper
Written and Directed by Jonathan M. Daley

Running Time : 45 mins

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A Fishy Tail of Sound and Fury

Want your Shakespeare battered or filleted?

Sat 26 Feb | 6:30pm | Main Space

Food snobbery and copy culture served up with lashings of lovely Shakespeare, lightly dusted with socialist ideology, and finished nicely with an infusion of poetic justice.

Written by: Berni Dwan
Directed by: Brendan Laird
Cast: Alan O’Brien, Jimmy O’Connell, Tara Power, Adam Redmond

Running Time : 45 mins

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comedy / rehearsed reading

The Ides of Starch

A comedy about multi-media worlds colliding

Sat 26 Feb | 8pm | Boys’ School

A digital streaming service and a public broadcasting channel compete for rights to a best-selling book. One author, caught between them, tries to maintain artistic integrity and make loadsa cash.

Written by Ian Toner & Keith James Walker
Cast includes:
Kieran Roche
Keith James Walker
Ashleigh Dorrell

Running Time : 45 mins

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The Taming of The Pubes

Muff and me – It’s complicated!


Sat 26 Feb | 8:15pm | Main Space


Brazilian, Californian, Hollywood. Such exotic choices! If you’ve ever struggled to choose a pubic hairstyle – and let’s face it, who hasn’t – this is the show for you.

Written & Performed by: Dympna Heffernan
Directed by: Dara Keegan
Produced by: Helen Barry Duke
Lighting and Sound Design by: Paddy Burke
Image: Thomas Heffernan

Running Time : 20 mins

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comedy music


Desperate millennials attempt to stay relevant.


Sat 26 Feb | 8:15pm | Main Space


DeClan and Totes make the jump from phone screen to stage to show you what it takes to be a better person through the power of song and tone deaf ignorance.

Written, Devised and Performed by Eoghan Collins, Niall O’Brien and Rory McCarthy.

Running Time : 25 mins

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Playing Downton Abbey to avoid death.


Sat 26 Feb | 10pm | Main Space


2198. City is surrounded. A room. A television. A teapot. They avoid the apocalypse in the only way they know, by pretending to be characters in Downton Abbey.

Written by Ultan Pringle
Directed by Mae Leahy
Performed by Elishka Lane Barnes, Ciara Berkeley, Jess Fitzsimons Kane, Lora Hartin, Luke Dalton and Tadgh Snodgrass
Sound Design by Jack Scott Shanley
Lighting and Programme Image by Owen Clark

Running Time : 25 mins

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musical comedy

shut up, i’m writing a play

‘Flawed’ women are finally trending. Thank F**k.


Sat 26 Feb | 10pm | Main Space


Singer and comic Síomha Hennessy has been ‘working’ on her one ‘’emotionally raw but uproariously funny’’ one woman show for 5 years now.
Seeing as ‘messy flawed women’ are all the rage now (thank f**k)..could this finally be her moment?
But does anyone want to listen to another millennial story of dashed dreams, dating tragedy, with a cute little side dollop of trauma? Actually, Síomha doesn’t care about your answer. Just shut up and listen. She’ll give you money if necessary.

Written and Performed by Síomha Hennessy

Running Time : 25 mins