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ESB DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL

Contents

September 22 – October 11 2003

Fringe Packages

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It’s on the edge. Are you?

The Spiegeltent

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Every year the Fringe storms Dublin

Visual Arts

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with an innovative and risky

Haunted

programme to inspire and challenge

Week 1 – Summary Chart & Listings 22 – 28 September

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Week 2 – Summary Chart & Listings 29 September – 5 October

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Week 3 – Summary Chart & Listings 6 – 11 October

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to in-your-face dance, film, theatre, music and live art, the Fringe’s jaw

Venues, Map + Box Office Information

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dropping line up might just change

Special Events

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you for good.

Thanks + Fringe People

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Be a Devil

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the very definition of art and performance. Spanning the globe and every conceivable medium from installation

It’s live, it’s 3 weeks and it’s

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relentless. Be the first to say you were

Booking Form

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there with the best young and

Index Production Company

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emerging talents on planet Fringe.

Index Show Title

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Broaden your artistic repartee and sample the very newest and best that’s out there. Feed your mind with topshelf multi-disciplinary projects and innovative cross-cultural hybrids that stretch your sense of what art is. Plug in for the Fringe wave; 13 countries, +1200 participants, 140 events, 650 performances, 20 days, 20 nights. Do the math. You’ll cry if you miss it. MARGINAL MADNESS, EDGY AND UNPREDICTABLE. How To Use This Programme! Performances are listed alphabetically by production company in three, weekly sections, indexes (located on page 63/64).

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With over 650 performances in this year’s Fringe we’ll admit it can be hard to choose something to see. More than ever there will be names which you won’t recognise, venues you haven’t heard of and shows on at all times of the day and night. Rather than waiting to read the reviews and then dealing with the inevitable depression when you can’t beg, borrow or steal a ticket we’ve packaged the festival into these easy choices.

Fringe Packages

Fringe Packages

Need some help leaping from the edge?

3-4-30 Three Shows for €30 We pick the shows. You pick the dates. 3-4-30 what could be easier? You just have to pick the package from the list below… •

Package A — Mind the Margin Week One

William Yang (page 21)

Week Two

Revolutions (page 32)

Week Three

Bewleys Café Theatre (page 14)

Package B — Easy on the Edge Week One

Punch Drunk (page 25)

Week Two

Teepee Productions (page 40)

Week Three

Gare St Lazare (page 49)

Package C — Bank on the Brink Week One

Asian Dub Foundation (page 13)

Week Two

Black Hole Theatre (page 30)

Week Three

North Wales Stage (page 50)

Package D — Odds and Sods Pack Week One

Edit Kaldor (page 21)

Week Two

BACK UP (page 35)

Week Three

Yasmeen Godder (page 47)

You can sleep a lot better knowing you already have your place for a selection of not-to-be-missed Festival highlights.

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All shows subject to availability. All sales are final. No substitutions or exchanges.

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Spiegeltent Programme of Events Open 12:30pm until late! Daytime 1:00pm A free, lunchtime programme of debates, discussions, talks and thinking out loud.

The Spiegeltent is the very essence

The ESB Dublin Fringe Festival 2003 is

of a festival club and ‘kabaret salon’.

proud to present The Spiegeltent for the

Programmed by Iseult Dunne and the Fringe in association with Critical Voices and the Dublin Theatre Festival.

Like every old theatre, her ghosts live

first time ever in Ireland, with an eclectic,

2:00pm – 6:00pm Free entry afternoons – coffees, snacks,

with her, woven into ballooning velvet

always surprising mix of music, dance,

green room and surprises.

canopies, intimate booth seats, teak

theatre, cabaret, and performance,

dancefloor and stained, cutglass

culminating nightly in the greatest of all

Evenings

windows.

Festival clubs for both Fringe and

6:30pm A cacophony of folk, dance, laughter and music

Theatre Festivals – ClubSpiegel.

including Oguri, Tapestry, David O’Doherty, The Kevin

This dazzling travelling performance

Gildeas, and many many more.

arena has lured arts lovers around the

When the evening curtain comes down

8:30pm An eclectic mix of world, cabaret, Irish and

world with its acclaim as an event unto

on the theatres in Dublin at Festival

international contemporary music including Billy Jenkins,

itself. A mainstay of the Edinburgh

time, the night is only beginning.

The Conchords, Tymon Dogg, Pierre Bastian and others,

Festival season and a star in her own

ClubSpiegel is the only place to meet

6 nights a week.

right, hosting concerts, clubs and a

Festival highlights and lowlifes after the

myriad of stunning performances, she

show, see guest spots from both

Sunday Sessions

has launched the careers of countless

Festivals’ artists and a seductive pro-

Sunday evenings are free entry, chilled out trad sessions in

artists and will forever remain the stuff

gramme of hilarious, risqué and sensa-

the tent from 6:00pm. All welcome, bring your instruments.

of dreams.

tional performance, music and mayhem (See page 60 for how to be a Fringe

For a full programme check www.fringefest.com or call the

Devil and jump the queue to get in!).

Fringe Box Office on 1850 FRINGE (1850 374643). See the

Spiegeltent ClubSpiegel

Since Marlene Dietrich sang Falling In Love Again on The Spiegeltent stage in the 1930’s, its magic mirrors have reflected images of some of the world’s greatest performing artists and their adoring public.

full pull-out programme in The Event Guide on 10 September.

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Sited Curated by Mark Garry

responsive works by emerging Irish

Jody Elff USA Veils

Louise West IRELAND Around Urban Camouflage

and international artists. For Sited, the

Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Excise Walk, Dublin Docklands

curator has chosen to commission

“My hope is that this sound work will

These works are interested in the

works specifically for the unconventional

simultaneously draw the viewers

notion of ‘irishness’ and certain traits

surroundings of shipping containers,

attention to the sonic environment

that are distinct to being Irish. They

which are placed at various prominent

they are participating in, and make a

explore the idea of a subconscious

Dublin locations. This decision has

statement about the inherent sonic

retention of particular types of

encouraged the artists to expand their

beauty that is always present in our

emotion from childhood, and they

customary practices. The artists come

lives.” jody elff

question how and to what extent the

Sited presents a collection of location

from a broad range of backgrounds

manifestation of said emotions as an

diverse range of media and intentions.

Kristina Hoppe GERMANY Being Here

Sited also includes a video presented

Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

by The Metropolitan Complex.

Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The containers will be open Tuesday – Sunday, 11:00am – 5:00pm for the duration of the festival.

A combination of video and photo-

The Metropolitan Complex presents Open House 1972

graphic portraits which address the

A film by Gordon Matta-Clark

nature of the human experience in

Super-8 film / Color / Silent (41min)

modern society. A specific situation

Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA)

and the installations encompass a

Alex Berry USA Plucked Many Times Over O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

adult shape our identity as individuals and as a nation.

generated by the artist highlights our

In May 1972, Gordon Matta-Clark

often undisputed presence, our being.

installed an industrial wastecontainer

“In these works I use drawing and comic book narratives as a means to examine the psychological dimensions of my inner world.” alex berry

Mark Cullen IRELAND As Above So Below O’Connell Street, Dublin 1 “My work is concerned with drawing. It takes its influence from what can be felt, seen, and experienced as universals. It attempts to make physical/visual representations of my abstract understanding of observable

between 98 and 112 Greene Street in

Janice Hough IRELAND I Heard the Voice of the Woods

New York’s SoHo district. He collected

Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

openings. This piece records an

Utopia, a place where trees are

opening-day site performance by Tina

spreading around the bend of the

Girouard and Keith Sonnier.

discarded doors and pieces of timber and divided the interior into three

world. In this paradise the woods roam free, rolling across every curve, rising and falling as far as the eye can see. This is a synthetic nature, an ideological system but in our imagination we can wonder – wonder can lead to reality – wonder ‘what if ?’

phenomena such as the falling of light” mark cullen

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Haunted is a season of temporary

Projects appearing in City Arts Centre

projects, performances and actions in

in this context include:

art and non-art spaces organised by City Arts Centre’s Civil Arts Inquiry

Week One

in association with the ESB Dublin

Aoife Desmond

Fringe Festival 2003.

presents Memory of Water (page 18) Oscar McLennan

Haunted marks the ending of City

presents The Quiet Bastard –

Arts Centre’s use of its building with

Director’s Cut (page 20)

a number of visual artists and

Sascha Perfect

performers ‘haunting’ three floors

presents The Holy Floor (page 25)

over three weeks. The number and

Yara el Sherbini

variety of events and projects means

performing both Narratives of

that you can expect a different

The Other & Traces (page 26)

experience with every visit.

Performance Corporation

ESB Dublin Fringe Festival 2003

ESB Dublin Fringe Festival 2003

Week

Week

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City Arts Centre’s Civil Arts Inquiry presents

Haunted

presents The 7 Deadly Sins (page 25) architectural, historical and ideolog-

Week Two

ical context of City Arts Centre at a

Oscar McLennan & Anne Seagrave

moment of change. They are a

present BACK UP (page 35)

combination of work programmed by

Locus Theatre Company

City Arts Centre and the ESB Dublin

presents Action (page 34)

YASMEEN GODDER SUDDENLY BIRDS

The projects address the urban,

Fringe Festival 2003, through a process of open submission. This

Week Three

work includes both free and ticketed

Poc Productions

installation, live art, dance and

presents Paris Texas (page 52)

theatre. The featured artists include:

Yasmeen Godder

Andre Stitt, Donal O’Kelly, Steve

presents Suddenly Birds (page 47) Monday 22 September – Saturday 11 October

Powers, Jonah Brucker Cohen, Loose Canon, Conor McGarrigle.

Please note some of the above events are ticketed. For further information please see pages as indicated or contact the Fringe Box Office on 1850 374 643.

Running all day from 1:00pm City Arts Centre, Moss Street, Dublin 2

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¡ Discount Preview Date l Show Date Players Andrew’s Lane Studio SS Michael & John Upstairs Project Cube Fringe Central T36 City Arts Centre Players SS Michael & John Downstairs Crypt Car Park meet City Arts Centre Temple Theatre St Patrick’s Cathedral International Bar City Arts Centre Crypt City Arts Centre Project Space Upstairs Focus Project Cube SS Michael & John Downstairs SS Michael & John Upstairs

Angel Exit Theatre Company Be Your Own Banana Teatro Punto Randolf Scott Dances Galway Arts Festival Cello Productions Civil Arts Enquiry Moot Theatre Punch Drunk Theatre BDNC Hana Bi Theatre Company Asian Dub Foundation PIPEWORKS Tiny Ninja Theatre Company Aoife Desmond Gorgô Theatrics Yara El Sherbini Edit Kaldor Focus Theatre Crooked House Noggin Theatre + Tall Tales William Yang

Bewleys Café Theatre half/angel Nervous Laugh/Nervous Cough Performance Corporation Àrà m´ Be. Sascha Perfect Circus Productions Bootstrap Oscar McLennan The Abbey Theatre Conor & Fergus Linehan Cardboard Box OTC + Almeida The New Theatre Out of the Box Richard Jordan Productions This Torsion Dance Theatre Amach Anseo

Bolt Upright Da Bogman Don’t Sleep Eeeugh!topia FREAKSHOW? Grace Before Meals Haunted His Genius How Jane Brown Grew… Hyde & Jekyll In the Solitude of Cotton… La Haine La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc MacBeth Memory of Water Mrs Cherry-Loola’s Last… Narratives of The Other… Or Press Escape Proof Revelations Rum & Raisin Shadows

So Long Sleeping Beauty Spinstren Tales From The Northside The 7 Deadly Sins The Gods Are Not To Blame The Holy Floor The Parking Space The Pushcart Peddlars The Quiet Bastard The Race of The Ark Tattoo Things That Go Bump This Man’s Tale Thwaite Tom Crean Two Sisters and a Piano VS Naipaul’s Miguel Street WhiteWASH + 2b Working It Out

Andrew’s Lane Studio THEatre SPACE Bewleys Café Theatre

City Arts Centre meet Fringe Central The New Theatre City Arts Centre Gallery Ha’Penny Inn Bewleys Café Theatre meet SS Michael & John Project Space Upstairs The New Theatre The Space at The Helix

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Tue 23 September – Sat 4 October / 6:15pm (75min) Preview Mon 22 September The Ha’penny Bridge Inn Tickets €12 / Concession + Preview €10 ‘Every item has a secret. It’s either seen something when you were out of town, or it’s been touched by someone who will eventually betray you.’ Experience the American flea market – where junk shines brighter than neon! Barter with Mr Foster, second-generation flea market proprietor. Learn to distinguish between cast-offs and collectibles. Part flea market, part séance – bargain buyer and seller beware… This Obie Award winning production originated as part of the Americana season. Featuring David Heap.Written by David Hancock.Directed by David Horan.

Amach Anseo presents Working It Out Tue 23 – Sat 27 September / 6:00pm (40min) Previews Mon 22 September Bewleys Café, Grafton Street Tickets €10 / Concession + Preview €8 In the changing room of a Dublin gym, Máire receives a call from Seoda the love she lost. Máire’s life is turned upside down and in the ensuing workout she exercises the ghosts of body and mind with energetic honesty, telling a tale rarely told on the Irish stage. Raw, poetic, graceful and coarse, this new Irish drama must be seen.

Angel Exit Theatre Company presents Bolt Upright Mon 22 – Sat 27 September / 8:30pm (75min) Players at Trinity College Tickets €11 / Concession €9 County Donegal. 1852. A contract. Two orphans. A remote farmhouse with dry whispers on the stairs… The international Lecoq-trained ensemble, Angel Exit returns with Bolt Upright, a ghostly tale told by a gang of mischievous buffoons who explode onto the scene and will stop at nothing to tear away the cobwebs and bring a story best forgotten back to life. “…so much vivid theatricality and inventiveness… I am

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already looking forward to its next show.” the guardian

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AsianDubFoundationpresentsLaHaine

ESB Dublin Fringe Festival 2003

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The Abbey Theatre presents The Race of The Ark Tattoo

Asian Dub Foundation present La Haine When unleashed on an unsuspecting cinema-going public in France, La Haine was thought so poignant, a government insider asked the entire cabinet to attend a screening. Part social commentary, part political indictment, this sometimes brutal yet humane insight into urban frustration in the Banlieus of Paris has found the perfect partner in rhyme: London’s Asian Dub Foundation. Anyone who has followed their meteoric ascent from their origins as a local community project to global indodub agit-punk agent provocateurs cannot deny that few other bands are better suited to musically accentuate the stark world depicted in Mathieu Kassovitz’s La Haine. It is a world in which time ticks like a bomb; life is lived on the edge; the pace is relentless; the dialogue sparsely intense. ADF transform the inspiration garnered from Kassovitz’s award winning film and mould it into an unrelenting sonic journey. Co-presented by the British Council.

Mon 22 September only 8:30pm (95 min) Temple Theatre Tickets €15

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Project Upstairs Tickets €12 / Concession €10 “King Odewale’s progress towards knowledge of the murder and incest that must be expiated before his kingdom can be restored to health is unfolded with a dramatic intensity heightened by the richness of the play’s Nigerian setting”. Transposing Oedipus Rex to Africa and employing elements

The Death of Harry Leon

of African performing arts: mime, music, song and dance,

(The Man Who Disappeared)

all the performers are of African descent living in Ireland.

Written by Conall Quinn

Written by Ola Rotimi. Directed by Bisi Adigun & Jimmy Fay. Co-produced by ESB Dublin Fringe Festival 2003 & Project Arts Centre.

1930s Dublin. Harry Leon, poet, is a man very

Be Your Own Banana presents De Bogman

him; he is an Irishman first and a Jew second.

Mon 22 – Sat 27 September / 8:15pm (60min)

However, sinister forces are beginning to emerge

Andrew’s Lane Studio

from the shadows, forces that will propel Leon to

Tickets €12 / Concession €10

confront the power of his own words and his own

From his humble origins as a village idiot in Ireland, Declan

much at ease with himself and the world around

Jewish identity.

goes to America to become world heavyweight boxing champion. Irish champion story-teller Mairtin de Cogain provides a memorable central performance, playing over twenty characters while narrating the story. Performed in BYOB’s traditional style, blending clowning, story-telling and physical comedy, this is an outrageous parody of the Hollywood rags-to-riches story.

Sonny Written by Philip Davison Sonny is not without humanity, but he is a man used to profiting from his daring and his ruthlessness. However, his circumstances have changed utterly and he faces interrogation by the police. With an iron bar in his hand, he tries to explain human nature to a stray dog that has

Bewleys Café Theatre presents So Long Sleeping Beauty Thur 25 September – Sat 11 October Running until Sat 25 October

attached itself to him. The Proposal Written by Talaya Delaney

Doors 12:50pm (50min)

Samantha left her husband Patrick two years ago,

Preview Tue 23 + Wed 24 September

and has not seen him since. Out of the blue,

Bewleys Café, Grafton Street

Samantha calls Patrick to arrange a meeting for

Tickets €12 / Concession + Preview €10 includes soup and sandwich

him to sign their divorce papers, and pay her the

Glynis, a middle-aged suburban widow, meets Neville, a rather dapper gentlemen’s outfitter one afternoon on a park bench. What gradually emerges is that these two unlikely

divorce settlement. Patrick agrees, on one condition – that she meet him in the hotel room where he proposed to her ten years earlier…

people share an extraordinary secret that binds them together for better or worse. So Long, Sleeping Beauty is a

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bittersweet comedy that explores the struggle of two people to come to terms with loss, regret and ultimately love. Written by Isobel Mahon. Directed by Mark O’Halloran.

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Thur 25 – Sat 27 September / 7:00pm Peacock Theatre Tickets €5 An open discussion will take place after each reading.

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Autumn Stories

Matinee Sat 27 + Sun 28 September / 3:00pm

A series of public readings of new plays in development at The National Theatre

Week ESB Dublin Fringe Festival 2003

Thur 25 – Sat 27 September / 7:00pm (90min)

The National Theatre continues to discover and nurture emerging playwrights, and to develop innovative and exciting writing for the stage. Autumn Stories provides an opportunity for the public to experience and contribute to some of the new work being developed for the Abbey and Peacock Theatres.

The Abbey Theatre at the Peacock

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Àrà m´ Be. presents The Gods Are Not To Blame


Cello Productions presents Grace Before Meals

Preview Mon 22 September

Mon 22 – Sat 27 September / 8:00pm (45min)

The Crypt in Dublin Castle

T36 – Teacher’s Club

Tickets €12 / Concession €10

Tickets €12 / Concession €10

In Stevensons’ Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde the good doctor

A new dynamic in poetic drama, its sparse lyrical voice

dabbled with the dark side and got to like it. In BDNC’s

disassembles the complex mosaic of the lives of its main

Hyde and Jekyll the dark side is up. Watch as they surgically

characters – played by three actors – who also make

slice the surface of civilisation and rummage in the blood

appearances in other ephemeral roles. Tensely scripted,

and guts of all we prefer to keep hidden. A dangerous

relentless and vaguely uncomfortable, this fragile visual

experiment and a compulsive show, composed in move-

narrative accelerates the audience through time and space,

ment by the company that brought you last year’s Fringe

exploring themes of childhood, memory and loss on its

hit, A Family Affair. Devised by Ciaran Taylor, Michael McCabe and BDNC.

journey. Edgily intense, suddenly comic and with interwoven music, it conspires to surprise, excite and disturb.

Bootstrap presents The Pushcart Peddlars

The New Theatre

Circus Productions present The Parking Space

Tickets €10 / Concession + Preview €8

Wed 24 September – Sat 4 October / 8:15pm (90min)

Witty, wry and full of bananas, Murray Schisgal’s comic

Preview Mon 22 + Tue 23 September / 8:15pm

fable depicts the experiences of an eager immigrant facing

Meeting at Fringe Central at 8:15pm. Please prepare for a 5 minute walk.

exploitation from the moment of his arrival. Sharp dialogue

Tickets €12 / Concession + Preview €10

and a surreal humour combine in an hilarious guide to

What makes a man kill his neighbour? Two Dublin couples

survival in an alien world. And there are all those bananas…

fall out over a parking space. With unstoppable logic,

Directed by Nadia Quick.

argument escalates into murder. Drawing on sources from

Preview Mon 22 September

CROOKED HOUSE THEATRE COMPANY REVELATIONS

Written by Una Woods.

Tue 23 – Sat 27 September / 6:15pm (43min)

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Tue 23 – Sat 27 September / 8:30pm (60min)

ESB Dublin Fringe Festival 2003

ESB Dublin Fringe Festival 2003

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BDNC Theatre presents Hyde and Jekyll

Greek tragedy through Commedia to electronica and rap,

Cardboard Box Theatre Company presents This Man’s Tale

The Parking Space is both a simple urban tragedy and a

Tue 23 September – Sat 11 October / 7:45pm (60min)

most electrifying eighty minutes you’ll ever spend in a car

Preview Mon 22 September / 7:45pm

park. Directed by Brigie de Courcy. Written by Kevin McGee.

history of all human conflict since the dawn of time. The

Meeting at SS Michael & John, 7:45pm. Please prepare for a 5 minute walk.

Tickets €10 / Concession + Preview €8

Crooked House Theatre Company presents Revelations

Does tragedy reverberate, even when whispered? Does a

Mon 22 – Sat 27 September / 6:45pm (60min)

spoken word have a consequence? On a bright mid-summer

Project Cube

evening, full of possibility, a man transgresses boundaries in

Tickets €11 / Concession €9

a watchful community. All that remains are half-remembered

A squalid bed-sit, two elderly men locked together, a world

moments. Set in a quiet town like any other, populated by

in ashes, stories, memories and fantasies confused and

normal people, during the course of a not unusually hot

infected, an unforgivable crime, a young man possessed by

summer, This Man’s Tale tells a story rich in fantasy, etched

demons, the absurdity of the human condition exposed.

in guilt, finally undone by a silent simplicity.

‘Revelations …intelligent wit and sharp writing… Darren

We regret that wheelchair access is unavailable for this presentation.

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Donohue directs his own work with clarity and pace… another string to his bow’ irish times

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Gorgô Theatrics presents Mrs Cherry-Loola’s Last Chance

City Arts Centre

Tue 23 – Sat 27 September / 6:15pm (60min)

Admission Free

Preview Mon 22 September / 6:15pm

Memory of Water; enclosed in a glass shrine a woman

The Crypt in Dublin Castle

stands in isolation and stillness clothed in a dress of clear

Tickets €10 / Concession + Preview €8

bottles containing seawater, she stands watching the

Mrs. Cherry-Loola is in a bit of trouble. She’d better get on

distance in silence. People come and go, enter this space of

with her work if she doesn't want to get fired. It isn't

meditation; of interior and exterior dissolve.

challenging work, really, but with all the commotion in her

Location: a room with a window.

office (and in her head!) she may never make it on time… This strongly visual performance plays with the imaginative

Focus Theatre presents Proof

outpourings of a mind that sometimes oversteps reality.

Wed 24 September – Sat 11 October Running until Sat 1 November

Directed by Nicole Wiley.

7:30pm (110min + 15min interval) Preview Mon 22 + Tues 23 September / 7:30pm

half/angel presents Spinstren

Focus Theatre

Wed 24 – Sat 27 September / 9:00pm (75min)

Tickets €15 / Concession + Preview €12

THEatre SPACE @ HENRY PLACE

One of the most celebrated plays of recent times, Proof is

Tickets €12 / Concession €10

vital and emotionally charged. Mourning the death of her

“She told me that if I bathed the distaff with blood, strange

brilliant yet unstable father, Catherine must deal with the

alchemies would come upon me. She told me that if I span

return of her sister Claire, and the attentions of Hal, her

and pricked my finger, I could exchange blood for

father's former protégé. As Catherine confronts Hal’s

knowledge.” Spinstren spins together the story of Carla – a

affections and Claire’s plans for her life, she struggles with

girl who steals a spinning top – with that of the Spinstren –

the most perplexing problem of all: How much of her

a breed of magical women. Spinstren teases myths into a

father’s madness – or genius – has she inherited?

single thread – the story of Sleeping Beauty with the story

Written by David Auburn, winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize. Directed by Joe Devlin

of Arachne. Spinstren is a spinning spell, a haunted space

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Wed 24 – Fri 26 September / evening installation (60min)

ESB Dublin Fringe Festival 2003

ESB Dublin Fringe Festival 2003

Week

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Aoife Desmond presenting Memory of Water

where spinning tops prick fingers and spinning wheels

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weave spells.

Mon 22 September – Sat 11 October

Hana Bi Theatre Company presents In The Solitude Of Cotton Fields

Installation 11:00am – 5:00pm

Wed 24 September – Sat 11 October / 8:30pm (75min)

Fringe Central

Preview Mon 22 + Tue 23 September

Tickets €3

Meeting in City Arts Centre. Performance in City Quay Car Park in the open air.

Step this way, ladies and gentlemen! Through sculpture,

Tickets €10 / Concession + Preview €8

banners, music, photographs and film, Stephen Dee

‘Tell me what you want and I’ll get it to you’ ‘Tell me what

explores the outrageous world of the 1920s American circus

you’ve got and I’ll tell you what I want’ This is a thrilling

sideshow, and tells the remarkable and inspiring stories of

cat and mouse game of desire and rejection, power and

the great star attractions of the midway – The Man With

humiliation, as two men negotiate a deal that will never be

Three Legs, The Siamese Twins, Half-Boy, Bearded Lady and

struck. What starts as a negotiation for power, advantage

many others. The sensation of Galway Arts Festival 2002.

and territory gradually turns into a revelation of mutual

“Engrossing… amazingly touching…”

solitude and fear, leading to a climax of naked antagonism.

aidan dunne – art critic, irish times

Written by Bernard-Maire Koltès. Supported by Ambassade de France en Irlande.

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GORGÔ THEATRICS MRS CHERRY-LOOLA’S LAST CHANCE

Galway Arts Festival & Stephen Dee present FREAKSHOW? Celebrate the Difference


Andrews Lane Studio Tickets €10 / Concession €8 “A stranger could drive through Miguel Street and just say slum! Because he could see no more”. But the extravagant characters who peopled this neighbourhood made it a place of wonder for a fatherless young boy who would one day tell the world about them. Nobel prize-winning author VS Naipaul’s memoir is staged by award winning playwright Stephen Landrigan and hilariously brought to life by leading Trinidadian actor Jim Findley in this tale of misspent youth, bad behaviour and the lunatics who encouraged it.

Fergus and Conor Linehan present Things That Go Bump Mon 22 September – Sat 4 October / 11:00pm (60min) Bewleys Café, Grafton Street Tickets €10 / Concession €8 An evening of songs about ghosts and ghostly happenings by turns chilling and funny. The songs include one about a haunted telephone, from which a frightening voice speaks, one about a man who blows into an old flute he’s found on a beach and summons up a disturbing visitor, and one about a visit from Death. On a lighter note there’s an encounter with a theatre ghost, in trouble when the management starts running late night rock gigs. Singers: Suzanna de Wrixon & Mark O’Regan

Oscar McLennan presents The Quiet Bastard – Director’s Cut Mon 22 – Sat 27 September / 7:00pm (65min) City Arts Centre (gallery space) Tickets €7 / Concession €5 An extraordinary hour of visual performance, illuminated by a shifting landscape of video and slide projections. The Quiet Bastard is an urban visionary, a deranged poet obsessed with ideas for his own extravagant film productions. A unique experience in live art performance. Unpredictably funny, sad and savagely surreal. ‘Gallop off into the grotesque hinter-

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lands of the imagination’. the guardian Commissioned by UCLA LIVE and the Dublin Fringe. Supported by The Sculptor’s Society of Ireland. Written and performed by Oscar McLennan. Installation and original sound by Anne Seagrave.

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William Yang presents Shadows

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Mon 22 September – Sat 11 October / 6:15pm (80min)

Edit Kaldor presents Or Press Escape

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Richard Jordan Productions presents VS Naipaul’s Miguel Street

Edit Kaldor presents Or Press Escape ‘I am the character, a cursor on a computer screen. I respond in real time. In virtual space. My being is organised into files. I open and close them. I discard them. Touch the ‘Esc’ key and I no longer have me…’ Alone on stage with her back to the audience in in front of a giant screen, Edit Kaldor types on her keyboard. The thread of her emotions and reflections unreels on the screen. In the software the fragile theatre of an existence quivers. Thur 25 – Sat 27 September 10:00pm (90min) Project Upstairs Tickets €11 / Concession €9

William Yang presents Shadows ‘…the only person in Australia, using this exact combination of photographs, slides, music and speech.’ the australian A journey of dispossession and reconciliation, drawing fascinating parallels experienced by groups who have suffered under ignorance and fear. Yang’s account of South Australian Aborigines and migrant Germans is hauntingly underscored and accompanied by hundreds of his own photographs and images hidden for generations. Commissioned by Sydney Festival, Adelaide Festival & Perth International Arts Festival.

Tue 23 – Sat 27 September / 8:30pm Matinee Sat 27 September / 3:00pm Upstairs at SS Michael & John Tickets €12 / Concession €10

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Noggin Theatre Co & Tall Tales Theatre Co presents Rum & Raisin

Players in Trinity College

Mon 22 – Sat 27 September / 9:00pm (75min)

Tickets €10 / Concession €8

Downstairs at SS Michael & John

On the last day of a great war, the survivors gather to try to

Tickets €12 / Concession €10

figure out where it all went wrong. Their thoughts turn at

Meet Connie and Noreen, two middle aged shop assistants

once to Sweet William, their former leader who was the

bottled between the bon-bons and battered crisp boxes of

cause of all the trouble.

Conlon’s Fruit & Sweet Shop, Trim. Titillated by the

His Genius is a playful and bittersweet fable exploring

introduction of Tango to the town, Connie blossoms under

the ridiculous lengths man will go to in order to create a

the tutelage of one Moire Monks from Mullingar. Noreen’s

Utopian society – no matter what the cost.

latent passions are similarly stirred by this Latino rumble, making for a menage-à-trois with a macabre midland twist!

Nervous Laugh/Nervous Cough presents Tales From The Northside

A wild new comedy by Alice Barry and Deirdre Kinahan.

Preview Mon 22 September / 6:30pm

Opera Theatre Company & Almeida presents Thwaite

International Bar

Tues 23 + Wed 24 September only / 8:00pm (80min)

Tickets €8 / Concession + Preview €6

Project Upstairs

Welcome to The Northside, a public house, in the broken

Tickets €20 / Concession €10

heart of Dublin 9. Over the course of an evening, Kenny,

‘surreally, viscerally direct…’ the guardian

your bartender will be serving up a special brew of heady

A population fleeing a terrible catastrophe. Seven survivors

drama and surreal humour in a little cocktail he likes to call

arrive in a clearing, each in search of sanctuary. Rumours

‘Sketch/Tragedy’. Pints of misanthropy will be on tap.

abound of a saviour named Thwaite. Is he among them?

Bottles of insanity, illness and racist invective are also on

Their alliance bloodily unravels as they attempt to find out.

offer and all will be washed down with chasers of

Simon Doyle (Whispering Gallery) has devised a brutal

disappointment, hatred and bitter disillusionment.

satire, shot through with pathos and grotesquerie. Jürgen

Written and Directed by Ronan Carr. Warning: Due to the nature of the material, some patrons may find the show hypocritical and hopelessly self-indulgent.

Simpson’s (The Jimmy Cake) innovative score blends

Tue 23 – Sat 27 September / 6:30pm (75 min)

The New Theatre, Fairbank Productions and Play on Words present Tom Crean, Antartic Explorer

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Moot Theatre presents His Genius

orchestral and electronic to evoke a unique sound-world. An Opera Theatre Company Dublin/Genesis Opera Project co-production with Almeida Aldeburgh Opera.

Mon 22 – Sat 27 September / 8:00pm (90min) The New Theatre Tickets €12 / Concession €10 Tom Crean, the intrepid, Irish Antarctic explorer was the only man to serve with Scott and Shackleton on three famous expeditions: Discovery, Terra Nova, and Endurance . Crean’s story, a testament of human fortitude against all the elements of Antarctica, is brought to life in this dramatic solo performance. His journey to rescue his comrades has

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been described by historians as “the finest feat of individual heroism from the entire age of exploration”.

NOGGIN THEATRE CO & TALL TALES THEATRE CO RUM & RAISIN

Written & Performed by Aidan Dooley.

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Mon 22 – Fri 26 September / 8:30pm (120min + interval)

City Arts Center (basement space)

Matinee Thur 25 September / 3:00pm

Free Admission

The Space at The Helix

There are many invisible ways that modern living affects

Tickets € 15 / Concession €12

our nervous system. Simply walking on a hard surface such

Set in Havana, Cuba in 1991, it tells the story of two sisters

as concrete causes us to unconsciously brace our bodies.

Maria Celia and her sister Sofia who kill time during house

Studies have shown that the jarring from hard surfaces

arrest in their crumbling family home by dancing, writing

increases our arousal responses. The Holy Floor is a live

and playing the piano. When censorship denies Maria Celia

action involving five performers, thirty power drills, flesh,

her husband’s love letters, their obsessive jailer Lieutenant

concrete and somatic vibrations.

Tue 23 September / 9:00pm

Portuondo offers to read them to her, but at a price – the sisters must then decide whether to take a dangerous chance on freedom.

Performance Corporation present The 7 Deadly Sins Tue 23 – Sat 27 September / 8:00pm (75min)

Written by Nilo Cruz – Winner of the 2003 Pulitizer Prize. Directed by Paola Dionisotti.

Late Show Sat 27 September / 10:00pm

PIPEWORKS presents La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc (1928) Tue 23 + Wed 24 September only / 8:30pm (120min) Saint Patrick’s Cathedral

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Out of the Box presents Two Sisters And A Piano

Preview Mon 22 September City Arts Centre Tickets €13 / Concession + Previews €11 Satan swoops into Garadice City armed with the ultimate weapons of mass corruption: Greed, Lust, Envy, Pride, Sloth,

Tickets €15 / Concession €10

Anger and Gluttony. Lock up your souls. You’re all going to

Carl Theodor Dreyer’s masterpiece is a portrait of France’s warrior-maiden, based on transcripts from her fifteenthcentury trial. The film’s own story mirrors its heroine’s: denounced by French and English nationalists, mutilated by cuts and revisions, destroyed by fire (the original negative). In Saint. Patrick’s Cathedral’s gothic interior, Guy Bovet will

hell as Lucifer’s cock rock guitar riffs plunge you into a cauldron of Sci-fi, Carry-on, Bollywood and Shock TV. The Performance Corporation is back following last year’s sell-out success of the multi-award winning Candide. “Blackadder meets Southpark!” rattlebag, rte Written by Tom Swift and Jo Mangan.

improvise a live accompaniment using the cathedral’s organ to enhance “the emotion of the drama, saying things that the picture cannot express directly.” Presented by PIPEWORKS (formerly Dublin International Organ & Choral Festival).

Punch Drunk Theatre presents How Jane Brown Grew Her Fingers and Toes Tue 23 – Sat 27 September / 6:30pm (60min) Preview Mon 22 September Downstairs at SS Michael & John Tickets €10 / Concession + Preview €8

PUNCH DRUNK THEATRE HOW JANE BROWN GREW HER FINGERS AND TOES

At first limbs and lips don’t matter. Our fingers and toes begin to grow and we start out on an adventure. But along the way we manage to get salami-sliced. So to hide, we paint our outsides: with glitter and smiles and open legs and pritt-stick. And we are beautiful. Welcome to our world. Jane Brown will help you find beauty in the shit and to peel

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off your pretty plastic faces.

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Mon 22 – Sat 27 September 9:15pm (50min)

Upstairs at SS Michael & John

Project Cube

Tickets €10 / Concession €8

Tickets €11 / Concession €9

There was a war. Señora Maria Buena went to look for

Eeugh!topia: A performance of the Song of Songs which is

justice. Her sons, Lolo and Perot, follow her to an unknown

Solomon’s and the internet testimony of a taliban sex slave.

destination. The rest remains to be seen! Taking the Spanish

Eeugh!topia: a voodoo space; a realm where the ghosts of

Civil War as a starting point, Galway-based Teatro Punto

the actual return to haunt the virtual in which we hide; a

have created their own epic tale in the Commedia dell’Arte

fragmented dance across the surfaces of a modern city and

tradition, mixing music and singing, action, different

modern lives. And we are seen as responsible at every level.

languages and direct engagement with the audience.

RunDance Initiatives presents Beauty & The Other Side of “O”

This Torsion Dance Theatre presents WhiteWASH & 2b

Tue 23 September – Sat 11 October No Monday performances

Tue 23 – Sat 27 September / 6:30pm (20min + 15min)

1:00pm – 4:00pm Except Thursdays 4:00pm – 7:00pm (3hr installation)

THEatre SPACE @ HENRY PLACE

Temple Bar Gallery & Studios (First Floor)

Tickets €10 / Concession €7

Free Admission at any point during installation.

WhiteWASH is a charged paradox in a big black box; the

Ella Clarke and Julie Lockett will perform the choreography

dancers unknowingly reveal themselves to each other by

of eminent American dance artist Deborah Hay, founding

deliberately attempting to conceal themselves and their

member of the Judson Dance Theater. Witness the body’s

actions.

potential for endless transmutations and forms, incalculable

Tue 23 – Sat 27 September / 6:00pm (60min)

2b questions how two individual people act and react

different states and dimensions during their daily three hour

in a given space and time without any intrusion from

performance practice.

society’s systems and arranged parts.

Beauty Choreographed by Deborah Hay, Adaptation by Ella Clarke. The Other Side of “O” Choreographed by Deborah Hay, Adaptation by Julie Lockett. Co-produced with the ESB Dublin Fringe Festival 2003.

Yara el Sherbini presents Narratives of The Other & Traces Thur 25 + Fri 26 September / Evening installation City Arts Centre Free Admission Narratives of The Other – This durational piece explores issues of isolation and confinement, of tension and constraint, of struggle, loss and desperation… and the futility of it all. Traces – Dormant social oppression, eradication, negotiation, destruction, absolution, responsibility,

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Randolf Scott Dances presents Eeeugh!topia

The Tiny Ninja Theatre Company presents MacBeth Mon 22 September – Sat 11 October / 1:10pm (45min) No performances Sat 27 September + Mon 6 October Extra Performances Fri 3 + 10, Sat 4 + 11 October / 3:10pm International Bar Tickets €8 / Concessions €6 Shakespeare’s classic tale of murder and intrigue performed by inch-high plastic ninjas and assorted dime store figures on a briefcase-sized stage. Grand spectacle on a tiny scale. Very limited seating. “Bloody, bold, resolute, and utterly fringey in the most splendid sense of the word. A plastiscene pleasure.” the village voice

surveillance, resistance, defiance. Exploring issues of territory, of my place or yours, I am ignored.

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¡ Discount Preview Date l Show Date Earthfall Wideyed Ensemble Whalley Range All Stars

Corp Feasa + various Double Tap Playgroup Playgroup Mind the Gap Films + Focus X Bel Air

Teepee Productions The Road Show Theater Female Parts Stoney Road Films Oguri Necessary Stage

I Can’t Stand Up for Falling… Inside Out Pig

Revolutions Saving Henry Soap Soap repeat Songs of Mama Cass Time Flies

The Battle of the Boyne The Mysterious World of… The Tenants The Tender Mercies Today – a leaning axis Untitled Woman + Untitled…

BLACK HOLE THEATRE CARAVAN

Locus Theatre Co Stomach Box Spellbound McLennan and Seagrave Black Hole Theatre John Paul Hussey Purple Heart Squint Productions Quiconque

Action Amnon and Tamar… Audience with the King Back Up Caravan Chocolate Monkey Coyote On A Fence Gloria Hideaway

THEatre SPACE Bewleys Café Theatre Project Cube Crypt SS Michael & John Upstairs SS Michael & John Upstairs

Project Cube The Globe The Globe Focus Andrew’s Lane Studio

Project Space Upstairs

Project Cube The Space at The Helix

Project Space Upstairs

City Arts Centre Theatre SS Michael & John Downstairs The New Theatre City Arts Centre Gallery The Space at The Helix The New Theatre T36 International Bar SS Michael & John Downstairs

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Continuing from Week One

Beauty & The Other Side of “O” RunDance Initiatives (page 26) FREAKSHOW? Celebrate the Difference Galway Arts Festival & Stephen Dee (page 18) Haunted Civil Arts Inquiry (page 8) In The Solitude Of Cotton Fields Hana Bi Theatre Company (page 19) MacBeth The Tiny Ninja Theatre Company (page 27) Proof Focus Theatre (page 18) So Long Sleeping Beauty Bewley’s Café Theatre (page 14) This Man’s Tale Cardboard Box Theatre Company (page 16) The Parking Space Circus Productions (page 17) The Race of The Ark Tattoo The Abbey Theatre (page 12) Things That Go Bump Fergus & Conor Linehan (page 20) VS Naipaul’s Miguel Street Richard Jordan Productions (page 20)


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Continuing from Week One

This is the award winning Welsh

The Abbey Theatre at the Peacock Theatre presents The Race of the Ark Tattoo (page 12)

company Earthfall’s latest piece of

Bewley’s Café Theatre presents So Long Sleeping Beauty (page 14)

work. It's a fast, furious and fervent performance of extreme dance, film,

Cardboard Box Theatre Company presents This Man’s Tale (page 16)

live music, DJ and stand-up as six

Circus Productions present The Parking Space (page 17)

and end up a family of outcasts in the

Civil Arts Inquiry presents Haunted (page 8)

remains of a house.

Fergus & Conor Linehan present Things That Go Bump (page 20) Focus Theatre presents Proof (page 18) Galway Arts Festival & Stephen Dee present FREAKSHOW? Celebrate the Difference (page 18)

characters go in search of a new life

A dancer, romancer, refugee, soldier, singer, stand-up, stuntman, builder and bomber collide in an urban

Hana Bi presents In The Solitude Of Cotton Fields (page 19)

vision where blood meets sweat,

Richard Jordan Productions present VS Naipaul’s Miguel Street (page 20)

tears and humour. Vital theatre.

RunDance Initiatives presents Beauty & The Other Side of “O” (page 26) The Tiny Ninja Theatre Company present MacBeth (page 27)

Black Hole Theatre presents Caravan Mon 29 September – Sat 4 October / 8:30pm (60min) Late Show Thur 2 + Fri 3 / 10:30pm

Thursday 2 – Saturday 4 October 6:30pm (70min) Matinee Sunday 5 October / 3:00pm Project Upstairs Tickets €12 Concession + Matinee €10

The Space at The Helix / Tickets €15 / Concession €12 A 1950’s summer’s night, a carnival rolls into town. Watch your wallet! Clown, his stripper girlfriend Cherry, snake oil newly arrived acrobat. On a stormy night, a trail of blood leads to the Caravan. Puppetry as you’ve never seen before, surreal and dark, violent, overtly sexual, moving and funny, definitely not for children. Puppets meet pulp fiction. Directed by Nancy Black. Adults Only. ˆ

Doubletap presents Saving Henry Mon 29 September – Sat 4 October / 10:30pm (60min) Project Cube Tickets €11 / Concession €9 What happens when you become worse than what you set out to destroy? Confronted by demons Henry dreams a dream of out of here. He faces mighty forces, predatory and rank. Calling on the spirits of those he loves to protect him, he returns to waking armed to defeat the terror he faces.

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An allegorical tale told through a big poetic text and high energy physical theatre. Brutal ballet. Written & performed by Angus Cerini. Directed by Susie Dee.

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Earthfall presents I Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down

merchant Father Bob, assorted “freaks”, animals and Leo, the

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bill with Nanamations Dance Theatre

Olwen Grindley presents Nepo Eht Rood

Nanamations Dance Theatre present In the Round

and/or a selection of work chosen

Choreography by Olwen Grindley

Choreographed by Nanette Kincaid

from the ADPI’s Irish Choreographers

Music by Fran Hegarty

A superb, tongue in cheek duet.

New Works Platform.

Two ideas: (1) open the door and (2)

Intentionally absurd, but hopelessly

backwards. This is an exploration of

romantic – technically immaculate yet

discovery/questioning: opening the

awkward, fumbling and dreadfully

Corp Feasa presents Tearmann

door to a place you are afraid of and

wrong. Witty and compassionate, this

stepping through backwards without

piece plays with opera with beguiling

Choreography by Fearghus Ó Conchúir

looking. It’s the voice in your head

ease. Madam Butterfly and Habanera’s

Where do you belong? An bhfuil

telling you that you can do it, echoed

clichés are presented front and centre

Gaeilge agat? Which team do you bat

by others who believe in you.

for public scrutiny. …a resounding

The Box Office (1850 FRINGE/374643) will have details on which dancers are appearing each night.

Tickets €12 / Concession + Matinee €10

Project Upstairs

Matinee Saturday 4 October / 2:30pm

9:30pm (105 mins)

revolutions

Wednesday 1 – Saturday 4 October

Each night Corp Feasa will share the

for? This group of international

winner of a duet …earning

dancing apart, to discover that we all

Julie Lockett presents Something Old, Somewhere New, Somewhere Borrowed, Something Blue.

seek asylum, sanctuary, a home.

Choreography by Julie Lockett

Co-produced with the ESB Dublin Fringe Festival 2003.

Following the success of her work

Night Star Dance Company presents Peace & Demons – A Victorian Experience

Tank for RunDance Initiatives in the

Choreography by Ingrid Nachstern

ESB Dublin Fringe Festival 2002, Julie

A mixture of ballet and contemporary,

returns to present a duet danced by

this piece is loosely based on the true

herself and her good friend Jennifer

story of Caroline Norton. Married to a

Fleenor. This is a tale about two

violent and abusive man, she conduct-

women and their dresses.

ed her own divorce case, lost and was

performers tell stories of outsiders, immigrants, Irish speakers, gay boys, mourners, shifting the boundaries between inside and out, belonging and

thunderous approbation with its originality, execution and wit… lab review of resolution 2000

put in an asylum for 33 years. Her

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Lisa McLaughlin presents Tender Hooks of Honesty

three sons were also taken from her.

Choreography by Lisa McLaughlin Two performers create a duet in two

Shakram Dance Company presents All About The Truth

solo parts with each performer on

Choreography by Mairead Vaughan

their own separate path never

Exploring emotion in motion,

meeting, but connected. This piece

reflecting the soul of the dancer rather

investigates movement that is

than the physical vessel we see. This

‘honest’ to each performer by

piece investigates the dancer’s true

embodying a movement score

feelings on stage, looking beyond the

designed to short circuit their usual

calm exterior, observing the dancer as

performance methods and trying to

a real life person moving, communi-

recapture the moments of time when

cating, expressing and feeling in a

we think no one is watching.

deeply personal way.

Original Music Score by Dave McLaughlin.

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Oscar McLennan & Anne Seagrave present BACK UP

8:00pm (115min including interval)

Wed 1 – Sat 4 October / 9:00pm (65min)

Project Cube

City Arts Centre

Tickets €11 / Concession €9

Tickets €7 / Concession €5

The house is owned by a mysterious Mr. Kerrigan who

Following the sell out success of GET UP (shortlisted Best

doesn’t choose his tenants by the normal criteria. Therese,

Production Fringe Awards 2002) BACK UP is a powerful fresh

on the brink of being homeless, is offered a room for low

brew of performance, installation, sound, film and video

rent by Mr Kerrigan. Thus begins her journey into a world

from Ireland and beyond. Challenging and experimental,

of petty criminality, born again Christianity and the fragile

from the moving to the amusing to the mind alteringly

possibility of a better life. She becomes entangled with the

surreal, BACK UP is a heady concoction of originality and

other residents of this house in a sometimes comic conflict

imagination. Reel from the building in a state of creativity-

of good and evil. Written and Directed by Paul Kennedy

induced intoxication. Drink up, it’s BACK UP.

John Paul Hussey presents Chocolate Monkey Mon 29 September – Sat 4 October / 8:00pm (70min) The New Theatre Tickets €12 / Concession €10 The critically acclaimed Chocolate Monkey – straight from Melbourne after two hit seasons – has finally arrived in Dublin. This hilarious, in your face and visually stunning one man show is a total trip. Jam-packed with a multitude of bizarre characters, it’s performed with high physicality and verbal dexterity through a series of provocative and cleverly interconnected urban stories. “John-Paul Hussey is a human dynamo!” herald sun “Best Show of the year…Extraordinary!” abc radio

Co-produced by the ESB Dublin Fringe Festival 2003. Supported by The Sculptor’s Society of Ireland.

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Female Parts presents The Tenants

Mind the Gap Films & Focus Theatre present The Songs of Mama Cass Tue 30 September – Sat 4 October / 11:00pm (50min) Preview Mon 29 September / 11:00pm Focus Theatre Tickets €12 / Concession + Preview €10 Californian Dreamin’, Monday Monday, Dedicated To The One I Love, It’s Getting Better and Make Your Own Kind Of Music are just some of the classics in this late night cabaret with Kristin Kapelli, celebrating the life and times of Mama Cass Elliott, the legendary pop Diva of the 60’s and 70’s. Sit back, relax, have a drink and enjoy a wonderful late performance in the intimate atmosphere of the Focus Theatre. An

Locus Theatre Company presents Action

evening not to be missed.

Mon 29 September – Sat 4 October / 8:00pm (70min) City Arts Centre Tickets €11 / Concession €9 This highly charged, physical, often hilarious production presents four characters trapped together in an unspecified place and time. Their relationships to one another are unknown. The fate of the world outside is unknown. They seem displaced even from their own bodies. Often the only sounds we hear are slurping, pouring, licking, eating and drinking. We watch them attempt to make sense of their

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JOHN PAUL HUSSEY CHOCOLATE MONKEY

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Tue 30 September – Wed 1 October / 6:30pm (40min) Upstairs at SS Michael & John Tickets €10 / Concession €8 Today – a leaning axis Oguri’s new Butoh work. Oguri is Los Angeles based Japanese Butoh dancer. This is Oguri’s third time working in Dublin.

Playgroup presents Soap! Tue 30 September – Fri 10 October / 6:00pm (35min) Repeats Wed 1 – Sat 11 October / 1:10pm The Globe Tickets €5 live soap! a new episode every day! teatime shows! lunchtime repeats! Tears, laughter, doctors, nurses, taxis, mothers, affairs, murders, Aussies, lessies, ex-nuns’ screams, vampy vixens, foster kids, election bids, down the pub, up the pole… Four actors play over 40 characters in a shockingly addictive, hysterically moving, ridiculously ambitious live soap opera, with live musical accompaniment. “Funny and fast and playful – and deliciously ironic” sunday times Bring your ticket stubs from four different shows and see your next one free!

The Necessary Stage presents The Untitled Series

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Oguri presents Today – a leaning axis

The Fringe is proud to present for the first time, one of Singapore’s foremost theatre companies. untitled women number one Two women, who are absolutely still throughout the play, talk about their relationships, their past and future. They bring us through a roller coaster of emotions – from shouting and in pain, to sudden serenity, to crying. Yet, throughout, they do not move at all. untitled cow number one This is the journey of a widowed cow. Divided into 12 sections covering the 12 days of mourning, this is strongly influenced by Hindu and Buddhist texts, images and myths. Supported by the National Arts Council Singapore and The Department of Arts, Sports & Tourism through the Singapore – Ireland Cultural Co-operation Programme.

Purple Heart Theatre Company presents Coyote On A Fence Tue 30 September – Sat 4 October / 8:00pm (90min) Preview Mon 29 September / 8:00pm T36 – Teacher’s Club Tickets €13 / Concession €10 Illiterate, likeable Bobby Reyburn is a funny guy who does animal impressions. He’s also a racist predator convicted of an horrific crime. John Brennan is educated and arrogant, a serious writer who may only be guilty of doing society a favour. Each awaits his fate on death row – one evokes sympathy, the other derision. “Excellent theatre in every way…” philadelphia city paper Irish Premiere Written by Bruce Graham. Directed by Alan King.

Mon 29 September – Sat 4 October 8:30pm (75min + 15 min interval)

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Upstairs at SS Michael & John Tickets €12 / Concession €10

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Spellbound presents Audience with the King: not a monologue in two acts

Matinee Sat 4 October / 3:00pm

Mon 29 September – Sat 4 October / 6:15pm (50min)

Downstairs at SS Michael & John

The New Theatre

Tickets €12 / Concession + Matinee €10

Tickets €10 / Concession €8

Quiconque weave together vivid scenes from the

In this witty comedy, appearance and reality square off in a

extraordinary lives of young hideaways in wartime attics,

fight to the death as Ó Guilín examines human relationships

Russian sewers and renaissance convents. This playful,

from the interpersonal to the socio-political with a

emotional and fast moving show reveals a world bubbling

characteristically absurd sensibility. This production

with concealed life. “A sophisticated mix of dynamic

explores the construct of meaning between the performers

physical theatre and luminous storytelling” the scotsman

and their audience, the space between reality and fantasy

“Quiconque are imaginative, dextrous and visually inventive

bridged by faith and imagination. Come and pay homage to

…a company of real tangible ability.” sunday herald

your king, or lop his head off on a revolutionary whim. Written by Peadar Ó Guilín.

The Road Show Theater presents The Mysterious World of Birds

Squint Productions presents Gloria

Mon 29 September – Sat 4 October / 8:00pm (85min)

Mon 29 September – Sat 4 October 6:30pm (55min)

Special performance Sat 4 October (sneak preview of upcoming production ‘Keep’ by Meghan Kennedy, plus surprise special guests).

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Bewleys Café, Grafton Street Tickets €10 / Concession €8 Lead by talented actress and vocalist Lisa Hannigan, with live music by Lucas, this show blends music with theatre creating a portrait of a woman who is breaking as her romantic relationship crumbles around her. The intensity of the final fight inspires interruptions of memory, dreams and music. Will she overcome the secrets, distance and darkness

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Mon 29 September – Sat 4 October / 9:00pm (70min)

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Quiconque presents Hideaway

Tickets €8 / Concession €6 Richard’s had a bad week: his girlfriend got the promotion he wanted; another woman’s complained that he verbally harassed her at work; his boss has suggested counselling. Instead, he goes on a bender, ending up in an unfamiliar part of Dublin with a woman called Gloria. Salvation or a one-way ticket to hell? This is a tragicomic roller coaster ride through the heart of darkness that is Dublin city after the lights go down. Written by Paul Kennedy.

that have come between her and her lover, or will she fall apart along with everything else? Written by Jessamyn Fiore. Featuring Lisa Hannigan & Duncan Lacroix.

The Stomach Box presents Amnon & Tamar (2 Samuel 13:1) Tue 30 September – Sat 4 October / 6:30pm (90min) Preview Mon 29 September Downstairs at SS Michael & John Tickets €10 / Concession + Preview €8 Everyone needs someone to hate. What if that enemy is

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your brother, your sister, your country? What turns love into horror? Is life really the best pornography? Can we really foretell the past? Who or what controls our identity? Spanning 20 years, Amnon & Tamar proposes this biblical myth of incestuous love between two siblings as a metaphor for the modern age, fusing installation, performance art and

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Mon 29 September – Sat 4 October / 8:00pm (75min)

10:00am – 12:00pm / 12:30pm – 2:30pm / 8:30pm – 10:30pm (10min)

The Crypt at Dublin Castle Tickets €12 / Concession €10

Friday 3 October Saturday 4 October 10:00am – 12:00pm / 1:00pm – 3:00pm / 8:30pm – 10:30pm (10min)

Sunday 5 October

An incredibly powerful story delving into the depths of

12:00pm – 1:00pm / 3:00pm – 4:00pm (10min)

human pain and cruelty. From the heart of Europe’s shame,

The Space at The Helix

we see the effects of war, genocide and man’s inhumanity

Tickets €5 Booking Essential

to man. Mind games, fear, hope and insanely twisted truth.

A short show full of surprises that takes place inside a

Set in the prison of an unknown place, the play follows

surprisingly long pig. ‘Pig’ features a 30 foot long sleeping

three characters representing the different sides of life

sow in a pen. You can see her snuffles, you can hear her

when hatred rules and insanity takes control. Darkly

snores. A farm-hand offers the public the opportunity to act

satirical and with more than a little black comedy.

like pigs and take a peek at a 10 minute long show that takes place inside her belly.

Teepee Productions presents The Battle of the Boyne and by way of interlude The Siege of (London) Derry

Pig is funded by the Arts Council of England’s National Touring Programme.

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Whalley Range All Stars presents Pig

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ESB Dublin Fringe Festival 2003

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Stoney Road Films presents The Tender Mercies

X-Bel-Air presents Time Flies

Wed 1 – Sat 11 October / 8:00pm

Mon 29 September – Sat 4 October / 8:15pm (80min)

Preview Mon 29 + Tue 30 September

Andrews Lane Studio

THEatre SPACE @ HENRY PLACE

Tickets €12 / Concession €10

Tickets €12 / Concession €10 / Preview €10 & €8

Two unsuspecting mayflies returning from their very first

McKeague is a Protestant and O’Brien is a Catholic. They

date cuddle up by the pond, switch on the TV, and discover

have a vaudeville type double act, presenting a play based on

they are on it – the subject of Swamp Life with Sir David

the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Tempers flare as their

Attenborough. Thus begins a madcap, theatrical journey

ideologies clash and the show threatens to descend into

from the master of one-act comedy David Ives. X-Bel-Air

chaos. But at the end of the day, the story must get told, so

return to the Fringe, with four short plays that will amuse

McKeague and O’Brien have to march arm in arm, side by

and surprise.

side until the curtain comes down. Written & Directed by Joe O’Byrne.

“…these postcards from the weirdo edge are a rare treat that only makes one wish for more.” new york observer

Wideyed Ensemble presents Inside Out Mon 29 September – Sat 4 October / 1:15pm Project Cube Tickets €5 Concession €3 Inside Out is an exploration of the emotional effect of prison on the prisoner. Written by Francis Condra in the form of a poetic monologue, the piece draws on the writer’s experience of his two-year spell in Dublin’s Mountjoy Prison, the difficulties he encountered there and the

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methods he used in dealing with them.

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Aoife Desmond Edge 21 Corcadorca Lia Rodrigues Yasmeen Godder Gare St Lazare North Wales Stage Mountebank Theatre Co

Vagabond Office Supplies Articulate Anatomy Compagnies Lunatik

One for Sorrow Panama Paris Texas

Sacred Spaces Severance SNAP Such Stuff As We Are… Suddenly Birds Swallow Ta Ra Teresa The Cobbler

Threeplay The King Sweeney Ubu Roi Va-et-Vient et Autres…

THIS TORSION DANCE THEATRE WHITEWASH + 2B

Penny Deadful Djinn Productions + Project NTV Productions Kevin McAleer Dark Horse Prime Cut Insomnia Banana Bag and Bodice Siren Productions Herbertson & Cobham

Bag of Monkeys Blue Broadcast Chalk & Cheese Don’t Take Your Coat Off Gargarin Way Greatest Hits GULAG HA HA La Musica Morphia Series

T36 Crypt SS Michael & John Downstairs Andrew’s Lane Studio

Project Space Upstairs The New Theatre

60 Lower Mount Street Players Project Space Upstairs SS Michael & John Upstairs City Arts Centre Hugh Lane Gallery

Bewley’s Café Theatre The New Theatre City Arts Centre

International Project Cube Project Cube Project Space Upstairs Crypt The Space at The Helix Bewley’s Café Theatre Players SS Michael & John Upstairs Arthouse

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So Long Sleeping Beauty Bewley’s Café Theatre (page 14) Haunted Civil Arts Enquiry (page 8) Proof Focus Theatre (page 18) FREAKSHOW? Celebrate the Difference Galway Arts Festival & Stephen Dee (page 18) In The Solitude Of Cotton Fields Hana Bi Theatre Company (page 19) Soap! Playgroup (page 36) Beauty and The Other Side of “O” RunDance Initiatives (page 26) The Battle of the Boyne and by way of interlude The Siege of (London) Derry Teepee Productions (page 40) MacBeth The Tiny Ninja Theatre Company (page 27) VS Naipaul’s Miguel Street Richard Jordan Productions (page 20)


Focus Theatre presents Proof (page 18) Galway Arts Festival & Stephen Dee present FREAKSHOW? Celebrate the Difference (page 18) Hana Bi presents In The Solitude Of Cotton Fields (page 19) Richard Jordan Productions present VS Naipaul’s Miguel Street (page 20) Playgroup presents Soap! (page 36) RunDance Initiatives presents Beauty and The Other Side of “O” (page 26) Teepee Productions presents The Battle of the Boyne and by way of interlude The Siege of (London)Derry (page 40) The Tiny Ninja Theatre Company present MacBeth (page 27)

Articulate Anatomy presents Ubu Roi Mon 6 – Sat 11 October / 9:00pm (90min) Downstairs at SS Michael & John Tickets €12 / Concession €10 In a joyous exploration of scatology, violence and bearbaiting, Articulate Anatomy have taken Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Roi and regurgitated it for an over-sanitised world. Under the influences of Artaud, Surrealism, the Chapman brothers and Itchy and Scratchy, Articulate Anatomy use the skills of Commedia, Circus, Bouffon and Clown to lay bare the baser impulses that drive our actions, not merely exposing the dark underbelly of society but eviscerating it. Set in the arena of a playground, great battles are fought with swords and words and chinese burns. A place where sticks and stones may break your bones but words will always kill you. Faeces have never been so funny.

An exquisite boutique performance event for an audience of 12. You eat and drink a small exotic treat, enter in pitch black, as light grows you see a figure moving in the distance, her every movement exquisitely visible. Inspired by Morpheus, son of Hypnos and the god of dreams, Morphia Series is a delicious morsel of text, sound, image, performance a series of visual haikus,

Morphia Series

Civil Arts Enquiry presents Haunted (page 8)

present

Bewley’s Café Theatre presents So Long Sleeping Beauty (page 14)

Helen Herbertson & Ben Cobham

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richly phantasmal and intimate. Supported by Arts Victoria.

Monday 6 – Saturday 11 October 7:00pm / 7:45pm / 8:30pm (25min) Arthouse Tickets €8 / Concession €6

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Not suitable for children.

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underscored by haunting, melodious live sound. “Comedy at it’s darkest, a cabaret of pain and anguish.” conte costa times GULAG HA HA, Awarded Best of San Francisco Fringe 2002.

Compagnies Lunatik presents Va-et-Vient et Autres Soliloques (de Samuel Beckett)

Lia Rodrigues Companhia de Danças presents Such Stuff As We Are Made Of

Mon 6 – Sat 11 October / 8:15pm (60min)

‘…so shining a love for life that it

Andrews Lane Studio

confounds us. Such a beautiful

Tickets €12 / Concession €10

generosity that any attempt at sarcasm

Beckett was the first Irish playwright to participate in the Western modernist theatre movement. He became the European initiator and master in writing plays extracted from the concrete, relying mainly on musicality and visuality. His writing, beyond nationalities and cultural habits, appeal to individuals in their universality, their human essence. Performed in French. Supported by Alliance Francaise.

is hindered...’ le monde Bodies in intriguing configura-tions – translating ideas, convictions and criticisms into a sculpture of collective imagination. Stage boundaries dissolve as dancers appear and disappear in solos, duets and ensembles, naked and clothed, speaking and silent. ‘Prudes keep away… no holds barred… we are

Corcadorca presents SNAP

overwhelmed, simultaneously battered

Tue 7 – Sat 11 October / 8:15pm (90min)

and exhilarated.’ the independent

Project Upstairs Tickets €14 / Concession €10

Co-production with Compagnie Maguy Marin and Centre Chorégraphique National de Rillieux-la-Pape. Supported by Brasil Telecom & Ministerio ta Cultura.

Set on the outskirts of a rural Irish town, Snap covers 50

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years in the lives of Sonny and Nonnie, their children and

Mon 6 – Sat 11 October

the local community. Two actors play multi-roles, skillfully

6:00pm (80min)

revealing the truth behind Sonny and Nonnie’s isolated

Upstairs at SS Michael & John

existence. This distinct and individual play, often poignant

Tickets €13 / Concession €11

and at times hilarious, is a portrayal of ‘life as it is’ for many trapped in a cycle of violence. Written by Ger Bourke. Directed by Pat Kiernan.

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Tickets €11 / Concession €9

City Arts Centre Theatre

8:15pm (90min)

Thur 9 – Sat 11 October

Supported by the Embassy of Israel, Ireland.

highly detailed physicality.

narrative spectrum brought out in

the intimacy of boredom, the sanctity of stark shadows, all

against the other, builds an emotional

between prisoner and guard. Watch the tedium of torture,

of these layers being played out one

an absurdist exploration of the relationship/power struggle

which entangles them. The complexity

life-size geometric constraints and kinetic cacophony. This is

through a repetitive configuration,

ensemble performance, which fuses unqualified cognisance,

separate them. The work develops

group’s clown/absurdist/get-away-from-my-children motif of

physical and emotional boundaries that

York International Fringe Festival, employing this New York

through role playing, they test the

GULAG HA HA, by Jason Craig, comes straight from the New

standing. Relating to one another

Tickets €11 / Concession €9

cello, four women begin by simply

Players at Trinity College

In a white empty space, with an electric

Mon 6 – Sat 11 October / 8:30pm (60min)

Yasmeen Godder presents Suddenly Birds

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Banana, Bag and Bodice presents GULAG HA HA


Mon 6 – Sat 11 October / 6:15pm (90min)

Players at Trinity College

The Crypt at Dublin Castle

Tickets €10 / Concession €8

Tickets €10 / Concession €8

An intimate play about hurt and destruction in the

Nan has cared for her grandson Paul ever since he was just

aftermath of love. Severance takes us on an epic theatrical

6 months old. She has dedicated herself to protecting and

tour of his life during which we meet his father Marjorie,

caring for him no matter what the cost, emotionally and

the memories of his mother, his wife Marion and his former

financially. Now Paul must care for and protect her. They

boss Big Lez. Fastidious with detail, unexpectedly funny but

must rely on the strength of their love as they learn to cope

vulnerable throughout, satire and comedy are used to

with their changing relationship in this touching and funny

articulate feelings of terror and delusion, underpinning this

story. Written by Robin Keogh. Directed by Donnacha O’Briain.

story with a fascinating catalogue of things left unsaid.

Aoife Desmond presenting Sacred Spaces

Gare St Lazare presents Swallow

Monday 6 – Friday 10 October

Tue 7 – Sat 11 October / 1:15pm

Exhibition 10:30am – 5:30pm / Live Performance 1:15pm

Extra Performance Sat 11 October / 4:00pm

Saturday 11 October Exhibition 10:30am – 2:00pm / Live Performance 12:15pm

60 Mount Street Lower, Dublin 2 Tickets €5 This project explores spaces we deem sacred; be it our living space, place of worship, nature or our bodies. Within the everyday, spaces are marked by ritual; be it formalised, religious, unconscious, mundane or personal. Aoife EDGE 21 SEVERANCE

Desmond, Karl Burke, Slavek Kwi, Tracy Staunton, Irene Murphy, Una Quigley, present an exhibition of visual art, performance, sound and theoretical work based on three months site specific work in the derelict part of the National Maternity Hospital.

Djinn Productions + Project present Blue Mon 6 – Sat 11 October / 8:30pm (60min) Project Cube Tickets €11 / Concession €9 Three childhood friends have a week to go to the end of school, to the end of innocence. To break the monotony of their lives, they seek adventure by jumping from the nearby cliffs into the deep blue ocean. For a moment of joyful abandonment everything seems possible. But they

Mon 6 – Sat 11 October / 6:30pm (45min)

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Edge 21 presents Severance

ESB Dublin Fringe Festival 2003

ESB Dublin Fringe Festival 2003

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Dark Horse Theatre Company presents Don’t Take Your Coat Off

Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane Tickets €8 / Concession €6 A broken wing. A sinking ship. A soleless shoe. So much is lost, so much is lost, how did this happen? Michael Harding (nominated Best Actor ESB Dublin Fringe Festival 2002) and Judy Hegarty Lovett (Director of Beckett Trilogy & Lessness) together bring you a dark tale of loss. “Hegarty Lovett, a conductor of rare sensitivity.” irish times “Harding …unique, daring, entertaining and unmissable.” irish examiner World premiere by Michael Harding. Supported by Alliance Francaise.

Insomnia presents Greatest Hits Mon 6 – Sat 11 October / 8:00pm (60min) Bewleys Café, Grafton Street Tickets €10 / Concession €8 A tense, psychological thriller involving a deadly game of words and deception between two hit men during a seemingly casual meeting. Thomas Mc Laughlin’s Greatest Hits is a taut and explosive exploration of the mentality of men caught up in the underground world of terrorism. Written by Thomas McLaughlin.

resurface to face a series of humiliations, and are propelled on a trip to the city and a disastrous attempt at a drug deal.

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Directed by Ursula Rani Sarma. Supported by ESB Dublin Fringe Festival 2003.

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Mon 6 – Sat 11 October / 6:30pm (60min)

Project Upstairs

Project Cube

Tickets €12 / Concession €10

Tickets €11 / Concession €9

Kevin McAleer hears voices in his head, and decides to go in

Zap through your TV channels, turn the radio dial …behind

with a hammer and a torch to investigate. Inside he uncovers

the wall of sound …hear the cogs of a well-greased media

an elaborate plot to take over his mind – a conspiracy going

machine. From local radio to global television networks

right to the top, involving the government, the police,

…it’s exhausting, compulsive – always feeding an insatiable

postmen, librarians, surgeons, his aunt, and a flock of crows.

appetite for new. Those dedicated doctors of spin present

Words are exchanged, the English language is cornered in

you with the latest opinion poll or exclusive copy, creating

the back of his head and takes a pounding from which it may

the desire to consume more and more of …whatever is

never recover.

…Broadcast. Devised by Donal Toolan & Viki Wreford Sinnott.

Mountebank Theatre Company presents The Cobbler

Office Supplies Theatre Company presents The King Sweeney

Mon 6 – Sat 11 October / 8:30pm (90min + interval)

Mon 6 – Sat 11 October / 9:00pm (75min)

The New Theatre

The Crypt at Dublin Castle

Tickets €12 / Concession €10

Tickets €12 / Concession €10

On an island rife with murder and corruption live a

The Sweeney brothers are writing their family history, but

withering poet, a lecherous hotelier, a foppish mortician, a

the stories won’t stay on the page. As a single summer’s day

pregnant whore and a gay mountain man who likes to

rolls on into night, reality’s grip slowly weakens. OSTC bring

drown cats. Then one day, there appears a strange mute

their unique ensemble acting style and visual flair to the

cobbler… By turns surreal, macabre, poetic, grotesque,

Fringe for the first time with a play that is both blackly comic

comic and violent, with a sly wink to Flann O’Brien and

and strangely moving, in which the mundane can become

Gogol, this rich exploration of love, greed and the sins of the

suddenly unsettling and the surreal provide the only comfort.

sons won the 16th International Playwriting Competition.

Written by Cathal Maguire.

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NTV Productions presents Broadcast

Mon 6 – Sat 11 October / 10:30pm (60min)

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Kevin McAleer presents Chalk & Cheese

A Showcase Production. Written by Bryan Delaney

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North Wales Stage presents Ta Ra Teresa

Penny Dreadful Theatre Company presents Bag of Monkeys

Tue 7 – Sat 11 October / 6:15pm (70min)

Mon 6 – Sat 11 October / 6:30pm (50min)

Project Upstairs

International Bar

Tickets €12 / Concession €10

Tickets €8 / Concession €6

When a Scouser of Irish descent moves with his daughter to

Inside a dead end city bar a couple of barflies search for a

live in Blaenau Ffestiniog, he believes that he has discovered

moment of epiphany amidst the beer glasses and the

his Shangri-La. However, whilst his daughter learns Welsh

dogends. Penny Dreadful return to the Fringe with a tale

and is assimilated into the community, despite his best

about the games men believe women play, about how

efforts he fails to learn the language. As a consequence he

people’s best intentions are misinterpreted, about

becomes distanced both from his daughter and his adopted

sabotaging the ironing and about strange encounters with

homeland. This alienation has explosive consequences.

young women on buses in Brixton.

Written by Aled Jones Williams.

Written by Darren Murphy. Directed by Caitriona McLaughlin.

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5:30pm / 7:00pm / 8:30pm (35min). Please note 5:30pm show is as Gaeilge.

City Arts Centre Extremely Limited Audience Tickets €12 / Concession €10 A Live Film! Scannán Beo! In this hugely acclaimed theatrical short of the Wim Wenders film classic, an audience of ten sit in individual peepshow booths around a revolving stage. Paris, Texas combines the intimate cinematic close-up with the living immediacy of theatre. Caitheann an insealbhú speisialta seo isteach i lár an scannáin muid nó is muide atá ‘close-up’, muide atá ar thóir faoistine. “Brennan’s superb production… seems to shimmer, like an alluring mirage”

Skipalong Theatre Company presents One for Sorrow Mon 6 – Sat 11 October / 6:00pm (55min) Bewleys Café, Grafton Street Tickets €8 / Concession €6 Doreen – a young woman playing catch-up on life, finally freed from the clutches of her small town family moves to Dublin – expectations rampant and grievances raw. Vacillating between an unresolved grief and a desired identity, she encounters a myriad of characters and ghosts from the past, ranging from the wildly humorous to the absurdly familiar. Past or Present? Reality or Fantasy? Which is safer when you are paralysed in transit?

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Prime Cut presents Gagarin Way Mon 6 – Sat 11 October / 8:30pm (100min) The Space at The Helix Tickets €15 / Concession €12 Gargarin Way is a blacker than black blisteringly cruel comedy about a human heist gone wrong. “It can’t be stated how brilliant this play is” the herald “A ton of theatrical dynamite” the guardian “A tightly spun thriller, a scathing comedy” the observer Winner of Scotsman First of The First Award 2001. Lawrence Olivier Award Nominee 2002. Winner of Critics Circle Award 2002. Contains language which some people may find offensive.

Siren Productions presents La Musica

The Tangent Theatre Company presents Panama

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Monday 6 – Saturday 11 October

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ESB Dublin Fringe Festival 2003

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Poc Productions presents Paris Texas

Mon 6 – Sat 11 October / 6:15pm (90min) The New Theatre Tickets €10 / Concession €8 Panama is a surreal comedy about the quest for eternal life. Middle-aged Man is told by his doctor that he is going to die. Not that he has a terminal disease, but rather he has just learned that all humans, and he in particular, are mortal. From there ensues a chaotic road trip involving a Jesus Christ look-alike, a moronic young pair of naturalborn killer wannabe’s, and an odd old couple who may or may not be Man’s parents. Braided into the story are Samuel Beckett, Walt Disney, Monty Python, sex and guns. A European Premiere.

Mon 6 – Sat 11 October / 6:30pm (90min) Tickets €13 / Concession €11

Mon 6 – Sat 11 October / 8:00pm (90min)

An empty hotel lobby. A man waits silently. She enters.

T36 – Teacher’s Club

Together they confront the past. Memories converge;

Tickets €15 / Concession €12

passion, betrayal, and obsessive love. The life and work of celebrated French writer Marguerite Duras is interwoven into the lives of Anne-Marie (Olwen Fouéré) and Michel (Ronan Leahy) two drifting lovers who evoke a picture of a world that is comical as well as tragic – beautiful, full of wisdom and poetry. The action takes place on a film set and as the story unfolds, Duras drives the medium of theatre

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and film to its impossible limits in order to interrogate its ultimate purpose. Directed by Selina Cartmell.

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When war is all around you, from where will come the peace? When four walls do not protect but imprison, from where the release? When the enemy shares your bed, where can two sides safely meet? Three plays, linked by nations surrounded by war. On the brink, over the edge. Each examines how we react to upheaval, fear and frustration, in the constant skirmishing of home life, fear and frustration, laying bare many uncomfortable truths about ourselves.

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1 The Abbey at the Peacock Lower Abbey Street, D1. Info + Booking T 01 878 7222

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8 Fringe Central (formerly Design Yard) 12 East Essex Street, D2. Info + Booking T 1850 FRINGE (1850 374 643)

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TICKETS TO ALL EVENTS AVAILABLE 1850 FRINGE (1850 374643) OR BOOK ONLINE AT WWW.FRINGEFEST.COM FRINGE INFORMATION POINT AND BOX OFFICE AT 12 EAST ESSEX STREET,

9 The Globe South Great Georges Street, D2. Info + Booking T 1850 FRINGE (1850 374 643) 10 The Ha’penny Bridge Inn (opposite The Ha’penny Bridge) Wellington Quay, D2. Info + Booking T 1850 FRINGE (1850 374 643)

TEMPLE BAR, DUBLIN 2. OPEN 11:00AM – 6:00PM, MONDAY – SATURDAY •

Fringe staff will be delighted to process your bookings and answer any questions you may have regarding this year’s progamme.

The Fringe’s popularity means our phone lines may occassionally be engaged. Please persist.

Booking numbers for individual venues (where applicable) are listed on this page for your convenience, and to help accommodate any last minute bookings and queries. Where the venue does not have a full time Box Office, we have listed the Fringe number instead.

If available, tickets are sold on the door of most Fringe venues, and are subject to individual venue Box Office policies. Credit cards may not be accepted at some venues. Cash and exact change are always appreciated. •

International patrons should call + 353 1 677 8511 or book online at www.fringefest.com.

Book online at www.fringefest.com

11 Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane Charlemont House, Parnell Square, D1. Info + Booking T 1850 FRINGE (1850 374 643) 12 International Bar Wicklow Street, D2. Info + Booking T 1850 FRINGE (1850 374 643)

Credit and debit card transations are subject to booking fees.

15 Project 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, D2. Info + Booking T 01 881 9613/14

Due to mature themes, strong language and nudity, the content of many Fringe shows may not be viewed as suitable for all audiences. Due to the nature and location of certain venues, levels of accessibility and provision of assisted or interpreted performances vary greatly.

16 60 Lower Mount Street 60 Lower Mount Street, D2. Info + Booking T 1850 FRINGE (1850 374 643)

Please contact the Box Office in advance to confirm specific venue details. All sales final. No refund or exchanges.

Please call to confirm details of accessibility and available services at each venue.

Sunday performances only where explicitly noted.

13 The New Theatre 43 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, D2. Info + Booking T 01 679 3361 14 Players Theatre Trinity College, D2. Info + Booking T 1850 FRINGE (1850 374 643)

17 Spiegeltent Wolfe Tone Square, Jervis Street, D1. Info + Booking T 1850 FRINGE (1850 374 643) 18 SS Michael & John (formerly Viking Centre) Essex Street West, Temple Bar, D2. Info + Booking T 1850 FRINGE (1850 374 643) 19 Saint Patrick’s Cathedral Patrick’s Street, D8. Info + Booking T 1850 FRINGE (1850 374 643) 20 T36 – Teacher’s Club Teachers’ Club, 36 Parnell Square, D1. Info + Booking T 1850 FRINGE (1850 374 643) 21 Temple Bar Gallery & Studios Temple Bar, D2. Info + Booking T 1850 FRINGE (1850 374 643) 22 The Space at The Helix Theatre Dublin City University, Glasnevin, D11. Info + Booking T 01 700 7000 23 Temple Theatre Temple Street, D1 Info + Booking T 1850 FRINGE (1850 374 643) 24 THEatre SPACE @ HENRY PLACE off Henry Street, D1. Info Only T 01 872 9977 Booking T 1850 FRINGE (1850 374 643)

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40 Years of Focus Theatre

The Dublin Theatre Festival is proud to present an extensive

Two special events celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the

and varied programme for 2003. Celebrating the strength,

Stanislavski Studio at the Focus will take place during this

reach and diversity of contemporary Irish theatre, while

year’s festival:

gaining a glimpse of the many possibilities still open to us.

Exhibition of Focus Memorabilia. 22 September – 11 October. The Front Hall, National Library, Kildare Street.

For further details please go to www.dublintheatrefestival.com •

Launch of Children Of The Far-Flung by Geraldine

Theatre Shop 2003 – 10th Anniversary Conference

O'Connell-Cusack. A new book tracing the history of the

Open to all professional Irish theatre organisations and

late Deirdre O’Connell and her family.

international practitioners, this year’s tenth annual Theatre

Monday 18 September / 6:00pm / Focus Theatre.

Special Events

Special Events

Dublin Theatre Festival 2003

Shop conference takes place on Friday 3rd October 2003 at Liberty Hall, Eden Quay. The day comprises of a keynote

Illustrators at the Fringe

address, a mix of seminars and one to one meetings between

Attempting to capture the passion, nuance and interpretive

international producers and presenters and the Irish theatre

skills of a live performer can never have predictable

sector, followed on Saturday 4th with an ESB Dublin Fringe

results. It’s part of the attraction. This year, as part of the

Festival 2003 showcase. Further details from + 353 1 670 4906

Fringe, the members of the Illustrators Guild of Ireland will be

or admin@theatreshop.ie www.theatreshop.ie

sketching, drawing and painting the artists in rehearsal and performance. With styles ranging from the comic to

Playing Politics

the painterly, it should make for an interesting mix of cre-

This year the European Stage’s programme examines the

ative interpretation.

effect that shifts of power on the political stage have had on

The work will be exhibited in the final week of the festival in

contemporary drama. Playing Politics comprises of six

the SS Michael & John. Further information from 01 679 2320.

staged readings accompanied by a series of discussions with the writers and invited guests.

CoisCéim Dance Theatre – Sunday Services

Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 October, Liberty Hall.

A series of occasional work sessions intended to allow pro-

Further information from 01 677 8439.

fessional performers an opportunity to interact with the work and practices of international choreographers and theatre makers. The first Sunday Service will kick off during the Dublin Fringe Festival. All professional dancers and theatre artists are very welcome to participate. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis and a small charge will apply. Further details available from CoisCéim at T (01) 878 0558 or via email coisceim@iol.ie Wolfe Tone Park Market Wolfe Tone Park is a new outdoor venue for Craftspeople and Artists to exhibit and sell their own original works. All the work is handcrafted by the individual stallholder. Crafts include, unique ceramic pieces, jewellery, pottery, candles, stained glass, basketry, photography, etchings, portrait and

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cartoon artists, wood-turners and a variety of textile artists. During the Fringe the market will operate Saturday and Sunday 10:00am – 5:00pm, and the rest of the year 10:00am – 6:00pm. DAVID O’DOHERTY AT THE SPIEGELTENT

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Fringe Devil’sWeek Scheme

1 ESB Dublin Fringe Festival 2003

Thanks Personnel

Director Vallejo Gantner Executive Producer Bea Kelleher General Manager Kerry West Marketing & Information Officer Maedhbh Mc Cullagh Visual Arts Curator Mark Garry Publicist Nik Quaife Press Officer Kathy Scott Press Assistant Patrick Stewart Technical Directors Barry Conway, Lee Davis, Pam McQueen Box Office Manager Camilla Healy Assistant Box Office Manager Sarah Smyth Volunteer Co-ordinator Eithne McGuinness Programme & Print Design Atelier David Smith Website Partners Xwerx Festival Accountant Carolyn Compelli IT Supply & Support Unity, Dublin Fringe Lawyers Kennedy McGonagle Ballagh Huge rounds of riotous applause and thanks to our additional Box Office staff, festival technicians, hospitality staff, distributors and all of our Fringe volunteers. Scott Watson and Shelley Bourke farewell’d the Fringe and Ireland in 2003. We hope we see them back in the neighbourhood soon. We also bid adieu to Sarah Pyle and Des Kenny. Thank you to them all for the monumental efforts they gave to the Fringe. Without the folk below none of this could have happened. We want to thank them (if you see them in ClubSpiegel, you should too): Matthew Adams, David Bates, Eduardo Bonito, Tan Boon-Hui, Catherine Boothman, Jane Bouchelle, Madeline Boughton, Jay Bourke, Stephen Bourke, Mary Brady, Joanne Byrne, Dominic Cambell, François Chambraud, Goh Ching-Lee, Belinda Clements, Richard, Niamh and Todd from Comit, Andrea Corbett, Alexa Coyne, Ali Curran, Jane Daly, Oran Day, Loughin Deegan, Eamon Doran, Oliver Dowling, Linda Doyle, everyone at Eden, Diego Fasciati, Sally-Anne Fisher, Martin Frandsen, Karen Fricker, Rob Furey, Jack Gilligan, Gerry Godley, Nicky Gogan, Ken Hartnett, Laura Hartney, Jonathan Jacobs, Kay Jamieson, Flip Janssen, Maria Johnson, Gordon Judge, Enrique Juncosa, Ruth & Deborah Kelleher, Noel Kelly, Natasha Keogh, Peter Kettle, Jason King, Hank Kingsley, Fergus Linehan, Hagar Lipkin, Ciara Macken, Bobby Marshall, Ciaran McCullagh, Declan McGonagle, Frank McGuinness, Donal McKenna, Dermot McLaughlin, Tony McLeane-Fay, Andrew McLellan, Kieran McLoughlin, Roisin Ní Mhordha, Grainne Millar, Christine Monk, Martine Moreau, Pat Moylan, Matthias Müller-Wieferig, Orlagh Murphy, Amie Norman, Annette Nugent, Felicity O’Brien, John O’Brien, Mary-Louise O’Donnell, Niamh O’Donnell, John O’Kane, Padraic O’Kane, Roger O’Reilly, Tommy O’Shaughnessy, Sarah Pierce, David Quinn, Enid Reid-Whyte, Tony Reilly, Emma Richardson, Ali Robertson, Karen Rodgers, Boaz Rodkin, Sinead Ryan, Melanie Scaife, Michael Scott, Sharon Sheehan, Paula Shields, David Smith, Corine Snijders, Anthony Strahan, Ngiam Su-Lin, Paul Summers, Patrick Sutton, Nicola Swanton, Gaye Tanham, Lucy Taylor, Conleth Teevan, Patrick Thoms, Sophie Travers, Brid Tunney, Miles Tuthill, Eric Vaard, Richard Wakely, Bridget Webster, Rachel West, Willie White, Ronan Wilmot, Inbal Zaltzman. ESB Dublin Fringe Festival 2003 12 East Essex Street, Dublin 2. 1850 FRINGE (1850 374643) T + 353 1 679 2320. F + 353 1 679 2790. E info@fringefest.com www.fringefest.com

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Asian Dub Foundation (page 13) The Abbey Theatre (page 12) The Abbey at the Peacock (page 15) Amach Anseo (page 12) Angel Exit (page 12) Àrà m´ Be. (page 14) Articulate Anatomy (page 44) Banana, Bag and Bodice (page 46) Alex Barry (page 6) Be Your Own Banana (page 14) Bewleys Café Theatre (page 14) BDNC Theatre (page 16) Black Hole Theatre (page 30) Bootstrap (page 16) Cardboard Box (page 16) Cello Productions (page 17) Circus Productions (page 17) City Arts Centre’s Civil Arts Inquiry (page 8) Compagnies Lunatik (page 46) Corcadorca (page 46) Corp Feasa (page 33) Crooked House (page 17) Mark Cullen (page 6) Dark Horse (page 48) Aoife Desmond (page 18 + 48) Djinn Productions + Project (page 48) Doubletap (page 30) Earthfall (page 31) Edge 21 (page 49) Jody Elff (page 7) Female Parts (page 34) Focus Theatre (page 18) Focus Theatre + Mind the Gap Films (page 35) Galway Arts Festival + Stephen Dee (page 18) Gare St Lazare (page 49) Yasmeen Godder (page 47) Gorgô Theatrics (page 19) Olwen Grindley (page 33) half/angel (page 19) Hana Bi (page 19) Helen Herbertson & Ben Cobham (page 45) Kristina Hoppe (page 7) Janice Hough (page 7) John Paul Hussey (page 34) Insomnia (page 49) Edit Kaldor (page 21) Fergus & Conor Linehan (page 20) Julie Lockett (page 33) Locus (page 34) Kevin McAleer (page 50) Lisa McLaughlin (page 33) Oscar McLennan (page 20) Oscar McLennan & Anne Seagrave (page 35) The Metropolitan Complex (page 7) Mind the Gap Films + Focus Theatre (page 35) Moot Theatre (page 22) Mountebank (page 50)

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Nanamations Dance Theatre (page 33) The Necessary Stage (page 37) Nervous Laugh / Nervous Cough (page 22) The New Theatre, Fairbank Productions + Play on Words (page 22) Night Star Dance Co (page 33) Noggin Theatre Co + Tall Tales Theatre Co (page 23) North Wales Stage (page 50) NTV Productions (page 51) Office Supplies (page 51) Oguri (page 36) Opera Theatre Company + Almeida (page 23) Out of the Box (page 24) Penny Dreadful (page 51) Richard Jordan Productions (page 20) Sascha Perfect (page 25) Performance Corporation (page 25) PIPEWORKS (page 24) Playgroup (page 36) Poc Productions (page 52) Prime Cut (page 52) Punch Drunk Theatre (page 25) Purple Heart (page 36) Quiconque (page 38) Randolf Scott Dances (page 26) The Road Show Theater (page 38) Lia Rodriguez (page 47) RunDance Initiatives (page 26) Shakram Dance Co (page 33) Yara el Sherbini (page 26) Siren Productions (page 52) Skipalong (page 53) Spellbound (page 39) Squint Productions (page 39) The Stomach Box (page 39) Tall Tales Theatre Co + Noggin Theatre Co (page 23) Stoney Road Films (page 40) The Tangent Theatre Company (page 53) Teatro Punto (page 27) Teepee (page 40) This Torsion Dance Theatre (page 27) The Tiny Ninja Theatre Company (page 27) Louise West (page 7) Whalley Range All Stars (page 41) Wideyed Productions (page 40) William Yang (page 21) Vagabond (page 53) X-Bel-Air (page 41)

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Action (page 34) All About The Truth (page 33) Amnon and Tamar (2 Samuel 13:1) (page 39) Audience with the King: not a monologue in two acts (page 39) Autumn Stories (page 15) BACK UP (page 35) Bag of Monkeys (page 51) Beauty & The Other Side of “O” (page 26) Blue (page 48) Bolt Upright (page 12) Broadcast (page 51) Caravan (page 30) Chalk & Cheese (page 50) Chocolate Monkey (page 34) Coyote On A Fence (page 36) De Bogman (page 14) Don’t Sleep (page 27) Don’t Take Your Coat Off (page 48) Eeeugh!topia (page 26) FREAKSHOW? Celebrate the Difference (page 18) Gagarin Way (page 52) Gloria (page 39) Grace Before Meals (page 17) Greatest Hits (page 49) GULAG HA HA (page 46) Haunted (page 8) Hideaway (page 38) How Jane Brown Grew Her Fingers and Toes (page 25) Hyde and Jekyll (page 16) I Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down (page 31) In the Round (page 33) In The Solitude Of Cotton Fields (page 19) Inside Out (page 40) La Haine (page 13) La Musica (page 52) La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc (1928) (page 24) MacBeth (page 27) Memory of Water (page 18) Morphia Series (page 45) Mrs Cherry-Loola’s Last Chance (page 19) Narratives of The Other + Traces (page 26) Nepo Eht Rood (page 33) One for Sorrow (page 53) Or Press Escape (page 21) Panama (page 53) Paris Texas (page 52) Peace and Demons – A Victorian Experience (page 33) Pig (page 41) Proof (page 18) Revelations (page 17) Revolutions (page 32) Rum & Raisin (page 23) Sacred Spaces (page 48) Saving Henry (page 30)

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Severance (page 49) Shadows (page 21) Sited (page 6) SNAP (page 46) So Long Sleeping Beauty (page 14) Soap! (page 36) Something Old, Somewhere New, Somewhere Borrowed, Something Blue. (page 33) Spinstren (page 19) Still Life (page 22) Such Stuff As We Are Made Of (page 47) Suddenly Birds (page 47) Swallow (page 49) Ta Ra Teresa (page 50) Tales From The Northside (page 22) Tearmann (page 32) Tender Hooks of Honesty (page 33) The Battle of the Boyne And by way of interlude The Siege of (London) Derry (page 40) The Cobbler (page 50) The Gods Are Not To Blame (page 14) The Holy Floor (page 25) The King Sweeney (page 51) The Mysterious World of Birds (page 38) The Parking Space (page 17) The Pushcart Peddlars (page 16) The Quiet Bastard – Director’s Cut (page 20) The Race of The Ark Tattoo (page 12) The 7 Deadly Sins (page 25) The Songs of Mama Cass (page 35) The Tenants (page 34) The Tender Mercies (page 40) The Untitled Series (page 37) Things That Go Bump (page 20) This Man’s Tale (page 16) Threeplay (page 53) Thwaite (page 23) Time Flies (page 41) Today – a leaning axis (page 36) Tom Crean, Antartic Explorer (page 22) Two Sisters And A Piano (page 24) Ubu Roi (page 44) Va-et-Vient et Autres Soliloques (de Samuel Beckett) (page 46) VS Naipaul’s Miguel Street (page 20) WhiteWASH + 2b (page 27) Working It Out (page 12)


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