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Scene + Heard Festival 2019 Full Festival Listings


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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
Performed by: Daniel O’Brien, Kate Cosgrave, Helen McGrath, Adam Walsh + Siobhan Hickey

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


BLOCK 23: The Pharmaceutical Trials of Love

Block 23 The Pharmaceutical Trials of Love

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…


SCENE + HEARD: WEEK 2


BLOCK 24: Dragon

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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

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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
Designed by : Wendy Judge
Costume Design by : Lydia Constance Dorman
Directed by : Clíodhna McAllister

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 20 @ 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 20 FEB – Ali Fox + GirlSquad

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


BLOCK 26: The Love Electric

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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

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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

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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

Block-32-FINN

…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

Block-33-black-eyed-dog

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

Block-33-Brew

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

Block-34-Anne-Gill

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

Block-34-THE-MURDER-TRUST-OF-IRON-MIKE-MALLOY

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
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

Contains strong language and adult themes.

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


Download the interactive PDF of the printed festival programme…


SCENE + HEARD: WEEK 3


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
Sound Design by: Aileen Wallace
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 3: Comedy, Craft Beer + Wings Wednesdays

Block-3-Comedy-Craft-Beer-Wings-Wednesdays

Sniggers … and SAUCE! #spiceupyourlife

Scene + Heard Presents

WED 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 27 FEB – Peter McGann + Pals

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


BLOCK 48: A-GAY

Block-48-A-Gay

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

 Block-54-Symphony-of-Worms

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

Block-55-The-Lonely-Luchador

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

Block-56-JESSICA

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

Block 61 A_Fragment_of_Tomorrow

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.


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