JULY 4TH @ 6PM
Garr Cleary and Friends
Since returning to Dublin from Mayo late 2010, Garr has been playing every showcase in Dublin there is, including The Glor sessions, Zodiac Sessions, The Ruby Sessions, Fruit Tree Sessions and the Monday Echo. At these show cases, he has met some amazing performers from Spoken Word artists to poets, story tellers to comedians. On the night he will be joined for one song by the amazing John Cummins and another by his father, poet and story teller Brian Cleary.
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JULY 4TH @ 8PM
The Freedom Poetry Show, Droppin The Act
Droppin The Act are a high-energy performance poetry duo made up of Dave Lordan and Karl Parkinson, two of Ireland’s most original and outstanding performance poets. Their Freedom poetry show is a celebration of being free despite obstacles – a show guaranteed to engage and entertain.
‘Provocative and ingenious contemporary poetry’ – Poetry Ireland
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JULY 5TH – 6TH @ 6PM
The King of Lies
A lying contest with an edge, literally.
Any person who fails to tell a new lie loses their head.
With the piles of severed heads growing, Clare Muireann Murphy enters the fray to do and undo this cruel power play. The King of Syria is not a man to be trifled with; obsessed with deception he’s determined to learn all the lies in the world.Traditional stories from Syria wrapped in a contemporary telling. Devised from Rafik Schami’s, ‘Damascus Nights’. Inspired by current events in Syria, this brave new work displays Clare’s dynamic style.
Two performances only. Not to be missed.
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JULY 5TH @ 8PM
The Sweet Shop
Michael returns to his local town to take over the running of his sick father’s sweet shop. Here he encounters Cass, his closest childhood friend who has also returned to the town because of familial obligations. The sight of each other catapults both Michal and Cass into internal conflict as they relive their past and question their present and future.
The Sweet Shop blurs the boundaries of the real and the imaginary, playing between the past and the present, the internal and the external. Employing Fregoli’s characteristic style, both actors play multiple characters, incorporating music, voice and movement in an energetic performance.
The Sweet Shop has been performed to audiences in Galway, Boyle, Limerick and Cork this is its Dublin debut.
‘Tivnan’s dialogue is strikingly nuanced, blending moving poetry with humorous vernacular and an ability to find immense beauty within modest subject matter’ – Irish Theatre Magazine 2012
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JULY 6TH @ 8PM
The Birth Day
The Birth Day is a solo theatre performance about one woman’s life; from her birth and teenage years in Ireland to NYC in the ‘80’s where she worked as a waitress and a dancer. Wild nights out and the love of her life brought her to Berlin in the 90’s. Nothing worked out as planned and years later she returns to Ireland and attempts to start all over again. Now a middle aged woman, alone, in a place she hardly knows she endeavours to turn her life around – again!
This is a drama that’s full of comedy. Every woman can identify with the character at some point in their life. It’s a text-based show brought to life through dance, pantomime, puppetry and clown.
First performed following a one week residency at the Theatre Development Centre, Cork and a year later performed at the Camden Palace Hotel, Cork in 2012
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JULY 7TH – 9TH @ 1PM
Sharon’s dead. She said she was raped and no one believed her. Then she killed herself and they believed that just fine. Now her sister Maria and best friend Nadine want revenge. So they contact Joanna. Joanna is an urban legend; a brutal vigilante who tortures and kills rapists. She arrives in town and soon Maria and Nadine are waiting in an abandoned ghost estate while Joanna very, very slowly murders the man who caused Sharon’s death. But when Joanna starts uncovering more details as to what actually happened to Sharon, will Nadine and Maria come to regret the force they’ve unleashed? For Joanna is not the justice. She is not the law. She is not society. She is what comes after.
A bleak, brutal and blackly comic new play by Neil Sharpson. (Maeve by Lamplight, A Bad Play for Actors)
JULY 7TH – 9TH @ 6PM
“I’ve spent my whole life asking questions and never getting straight answers”
Inspired by the voices of a rural Irish background and the vibrant pulse of Dublin City, “All Talk” explores the uniquely Irish method of answering a question – by not answering it at all.
A feast of fast-paced wordplay, humour and stylised Irish colloquialisms, watch as words rapidly unfold in a slick, inventive and elegant celebration of the unmistakeable rhythm of Irish speech.
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JULY 7TH – 10TH @ 8PM
Love, Wrong Love, But Love Nonetheless
In this Town strangeness abides. Something came down in the rain and brought Story with it. Everywhere and in everyone it has taken root. These are its tales of love and loss, of horror and hate:
The two-man travelling show, who bring with them a last vestige of hope, a chance to find the lost and forgotten…The lonely girl, who will do anything to leave the horrors of the Town behind, to show the world the best she can be…The local boy and the girl from the city, who both must learn the last rule, the hardest lesson of all: Love is Impossible
Escaping the Town, the Risky Proximity Players have come to show you the truth, to share with you their warning – where there is no God, where the universe is malign…the love may be wrong, but it’s love nonetheless.
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JULY 10TH – 13TH @ 1PM
Made To Shiver
Made to Shiver takes its audience on a blaze through real Irish culture, employing multi-character changes, humour and colour. Lippy and Mini share memories of love and friendship to fill the void they live with, stemming from pork chops, spelling tests, fairytales, Pritt-Sticky nostrils and that cold little tickle that grew in their chests that would build up and change them forever. Between loss and victory find Mini and Lippy.
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JULY 10TH – 13TH @ 6PM
‘Calibrate’ explores how we connect today. Telling stories both real and imagined, ‘Calibrate’ asks what we have gained and what we have lost with the rise in technology over the last 30 years.
‘Calibrate’ is playful, forward thinking, yet at times nostalgic. This is Risk Assessment Theatre’s 3rd show for Theatre Spaces.
Concieved, written and directed by the company. Performed by Peter O’Regan and Bryony Thomas.
Previous shows include Louder Than Words (Battersea Arts Centre, London) and This Is My First Confession (Babble Jar, London)
JULY 11TH – 13TH @ 8PM
Molly Bloom from James Joyce’s seminal novel Ulysses offers us a glimpse of Molly in all her glory, sensuous, compelling and at times hugely funny. Eilin O’Dea’s performance has been described as “Absolute Artistic Genius” by USA Weekly. Peter Crawley from the Irish Times described O’Dea as “Every inch the sensualist Joyce imagined”. Sara Keating from the Sunday Business Post “O’Dea brilliantly captures the nuances of Molly’s rambling mind” Metro Herald awarded O’Dea 4* and described the performance as “Blooming Wonderful”. Eilin has performed the 90 minute show both here and most recently in the USA where she was honoured to perform Bloomsday on Broadway.
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