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Welcome to the Brave New World of ABSOLUT Fringe 2011.

Since late last year, we have been having animated conversations with artists around the ideas expressed on the page overleaf. We formed a provocation, a manifesto of sorts, and asked artists to respond. What they came back to us with surprised and later energised and propelled the festival forward. What you will find as an audience member at ABSOLUT Fringe this year, is artists of immense talent and capability pushing themselves to their very limit. Charting a new course through a very changed Irish society is difficult. Imagining a new way of being is not an easy task. What surprised me most was how many artists decided to approach their next work in this context by themselves. While a cynic might point to a hostile economy where a solo work is cheaper and easier to produce, I am convinced that a deeper reason for this choice exists. These artists are going the distance, taking the path less travelled, without companionship. And what that does for me (and hopefully for you) is inspire courage as we together marvel at their bravery. A contemporary vision quest is demonstrated in Man of Valour, The Year of Magical Wanking, The Eternal Rising of the Sun, Where Do I Start?, No Man’s Land and also arguably Twenty Ten, written by a crowd of anonymous solo contributors struggling to deal with a very difficult year. In thinking about our international programme for this year’s festival, we turned to another Brave New World: Australia. A faraway place that has straddled the line between Utopia and Dystopia in the Irish psyche for generations, and now the go-to destination for our once-again emigrating youth. I am delighted to present four very different shows as part of our Australian season this year; each one speaks to our audience in a very different way. We are as ever, indebted to the talent, energy and achievement of the participating artists in the festival, whose work this year I am immensely proud of. We couldn’t make the festival happen without our incredible volunteers, courageous funders and media partners, particularly our core funder The Arts Council and title sponsor ABSOLUT, our patrons, our programme partners, a hugely dedicated voluntary board and you, the audience. I really hope you enjoy the festival this year.

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RIVER LiFFEY

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No maN’S LAND BY FERGAL MCCARTHY Co-produced and presented by ABSOLUT Fringe.

NO MAN IS AN ISLAND… AND YET WE’VE ALL HAD DREAMS OF ESCAPING TO ONE.

After the huge success of last year’s LiffeyTown, artist Fergal McCarthy returns with a new art installation in 2011. A desert island will appear overnight in the midst of the Liffey, complete with sand, a tent, even palm trees. This island is an unreal place with room for only one; a constructed urban oasis where the artist will live on the Liffey during the festival. Islands have always been potent spaces for the imagination. The idea of a desert island floating in the middle of the Liffey may seem intriguing but is it any less incongruous than

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those half-built edifices that rise alongside the riverbanks? Like Robinson Crusoe’s island, being stranded on the river could feel like paradise or prison. The artist's temporary colonisation of an unsteady island on the Liffey reflects many aspects of Ireland's current crisis of identity. More information on No Man’s Land: fergalmccarthy.blogspot.com

Last year Fergal McCarthy captured the zeitgeist of Ireland’s fall from economic grace so perfectly it would be hard to match. And yet here he is again, surpassing the achievement of Liffey Town, sharing his loneliness and need for contemplative solitude with all of us. Travel down the quays. Take in the full panoramic vista. Spend some time in contemplation with him. — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

company Fergal McCarthy country Ireland venue River Liffey, Between Sean O’Casey Bridge and Samuel Beckett Bridge dates Throughout the festival @DUBLINFRINGE • #AFRINGE • FACEBOOK.COM/ABSOLUTFRINGE


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MAN OF VaLOUR From the creative team behind the acclaimed Freefall (Best Play, Best Director, Irish Times Theatre Awards 2009), Dublin’s diverse and exciting ensemble theatre company, The Corn Exchange, presents Man of Valour, a one-man action movie, created by Michael West, Annie Ryan and Paul Reid. Farrell Blinks is an office drone with an overactive fantasy gland. His imagined, heroic adventures offer violent release from the pressures and boredom of his ordinary life — until the border between fantasy and reality begins to blur. When his demons come after him, Farrell has to find his voice and face them down.

Backed by an award-winning creative team, Man of Valour is a breathtaking performance by Paul Reid (RTE’s RAW) in the unique transformational style of The Corn Exchange. The Corn Exchange returns to the festival after a long absence with this incredible new show. It’s about now, and it’s for you. Don’t waste any time, just book a ticket. — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR “Superbly directed by Annie Ryan, this is a virtuosic performance by Reid” Irish Theatre Magazine

company The Corn Exchange. Presented and Produced by The Corn Exchange in association with Cork Midsummer Festival and ABSOLUT Fringe. country Ireland venue Samuel Beckett Theatre preview Thu 8th, Fri 9th @ 8.30PM dates Sat 10th–Tue 13th, Thu 15th–Sat 24th @ 8:30PM other times Sat 10th, Sat 24th @ 3PM price €18/16 Sun – Thu, €20/18 Fri & Sat (€15 Preview) duration 90mins FRINGEFEST.COM • 1850 374 643


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project arts centre A lot happened to us in 2010, and now it’s all happening all over again. We sent an email once a day to ANYBODY who wanted to play and asked them “What have you learnt today?” Now, we have an archive created by a crowd. Time is running out. It has to be said aloud. We’ll start at the beginning, take two months of the archive at a time; a different show every night. We’re going to perform it for you in black and in white. On Saturday we’ll hear it all back to back. Six hours of endurance. A verbal attack. You can come every night, or just one time. You’ll catch up, we’ll fill you in. That’ll be fine.

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LISTEN. We all know a lot went ON and a lot went WRONG and we have a HUGE DOCUMENT to prove it. I MEAN IT’S ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY SEVEN pages long. It was written by people JUST LIKE YOU. We learned that we all felt the same things at the same time. Now we want you to know that too. YOU WROTE Twenty Ten so come and LISTEN and maybe it won’t happen all over again.

Our 'Spirit of the Fringe Award' winners return with a major new work. Surveying a tumultuous year in the life of Ireland and the world, this piece shows a remarkable prescience in its concept and a tour de force in its execution. There’s something for everyone here. I wrote 2010. So did you.

TWeNt — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

company THEATREclub country Ireland venue Project Arts Centre Space Upstairs dates Sat 10th–Thu 15th @ 6PM price €14/12 duration 60 mins (each of these performances covers 2 months of 2010) other times Sat 17th @ 11AM price €25 duration 7 hours including interval (all 12 months of 2010 presented as one show. It’s like watching the box-set) FRINGEFEST.COM • 1850 374 643


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ty Ten Co-commissioned by ABSOLUT Fringe and Project Arts Centre THEATREclub are part of PROJECT CATALYST, an initative of Project Arts Centre. @DUBLINFRINGE • #AFRINGE • FACEBOOK.COM/ABSOLUTFRINGE


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MACNAS: ON THE edge of thINgs Is A FIeRce beauty What we call the beginning is often the end and what we call the end is often the beginning. This is the communication of the future. A story led by a Mistress of Invention that is low and divine, soiled and sublime. Misfits and navigators, poets, punks and mystics growl at the moon, unbind darkness and rediscover the pulp and sinew of innocence. Catch a glimpse of new universes as imaginers, conjurers, philosophers and inventors, like rough-hewn seers, stagger, stalk, rip, roar and wrangle their way through a world of science and sawdust caught in the act of becoming... In this ugly, pretty life be amazed, terrified and tremble with the joy of things as wise beasts, rude charmers, arch

rascals and babbling, brilliant buffoons evoke, wake and create a new world on the edge of things…. With one eye on art and the other on invention, Macnas will once again open the festival in truly spectacular fashion, amidst the stunning, evocative environs of The National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks. Don’t miss this free outdoor feast for the senses. After the incredible success of The Wild Hunt last year, we could think of no better way to open the festival than to invite Macnas back. This event promises to be magical and haunting in equal measure. — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

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company Macnas country Ireland venue The National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks dates Sat 10th @ 7:4 5PM duration 75 mins note: This is not a seated performance. There is no parking at the venue. This event is free but ticketed. Tickets can be collected from the ABSOLUT Fringe Box Office in Filmbase from Wednesday August 17th until 6pm Saturday September 10th, subject to availability. A limited number of tickets will also be available at the museum until 5pm Friday September 9th. Tickets are limited to a maximum of 5 per person. Children over 2 years must have a separate ticket. Strictly no admittance without a ticket. No tickets will be available at the venue on the day of the event. @DUBLINFRINGE • #AFRINGE • FACEBOOK.COM/ABSOLUTFRINGE


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autobiog WORLD PREMIERE

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SMOCK ALLEY THEATRE Melanie Wilson wraps her audience in a tender, poetic and thrilling new work, featuring a bold and electrifying score of voice and sound. Combining a lyrical text, truly immersive staging, and Wilson’s enigmatic and compelling performance style, Autobiographer draws us into the unravelling mind of the central character Flora. Voiced by multiple performers, Flora reveals a curious and evocative portrait of a life refracted through the lens of dementia. Melanie Wilson is a performer, writer and sound artist making work that centres on the use of sound as a distinct, immersive agency, powerfully linked to state of mind. Most recently her production Iris Brunette toured nationally and internationally to great critical acclaim, receiving the Best Production award at ABSOLUT Fringe in 2009. Previous best production winner returns with the world premiere of her stunning new piece. It’s only here for a whistle stop visit and it will prove unmissable. An essential booking for your opening weekend!

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grApheR “There are few more compelling presences than that of Melanie Wilson.” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

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FRISKY AND MANNISH: POP CENTRE PLUS Everyone wants a career in pop and if The Saturdays can do it, then, by God, so can you. After a rigorous education at the School of Pop (Edinburgh Fringe sell-out smash 2009), and intellectual training during The College Years (again, Edinburgh Fringe sell-out smash 2010), it's time to move out of your parents' house and get a f**king job. Everything you need is at F&M's Pop Centre Plus. Meticulous analysis of your skills and strengths will reveal your optimum careerpath. Are you a Bieber? Maybe more Cher? Or just The Wanted? If you don't sign on, YOU WILL NEVER KNOW. Licensed premises: Strictly 18+

company Frisky and Mannish country UK venue ABSOLUT Fringe Festival Club dates Wed 14th – Fri 16th, Sun 18th – Sat 24th @ 8.30PM price €16 Sun – Thu, €18 Fri & Sat duration 60mins “The most fun you can have on the Fringe without chemicals… There ain’t no party like an F&M party!” ***** Chortle “…more redolent of a flashy turn by Lady Gaga than your average comedy club night.” The Telegraph Frisky and Mannish are wildly talented, hilarious and way smarter than you. This is a perfect show for music lovers whether you are a Nialler 9 reading chin-stroker or still have a collection of dog-eared Smash Hits buried in a wardrobe somewhere. — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

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Nominated for the Melbourne Comedy Festival's prestigious Barry Award in 2010, this cult comedy duo are about to change the way you look at lists forever. Watch this odd couple tear through a hilarious hour of surreal sketches that push at the boundaries of sense. If you liked the Pajama Men last year, you're going to love this Irish debut by these festival favourites the world over. Their pitch-perfect timing and deadpan delivery mixed with some (fun!) audience interaction has won huge acclaim and multiple exclamation marks in countless gushing reviews. If you like your comedy stupid and smart at the same time, put them on your to-see list. Book early or miss out.

company List Operators country Australia venue ABSOLUT Fringe Festival Club dates Sat 10th-Mon 12th, Wed 14th-Mon 19th, Wed 21st-Sat 24th @ 7PM price €16 Sun – Thu, €18 Fri & Sat duration 60mins

Licensed premises: Strictly 18+

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"The concept is fantastic. It is new, edgy and delightfully unique" Fringe Review (Edinburgh) Five reasons to see List Operators: 1. They’re really funny. 2. There’s actually a lot of interesting social commentary going on underneath the laughs. 3. Their Australian accents will remind you of Neighbours. 4. There’s fruit in the show. 5. All the cool kids are already going.

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“I LIKE THIS IS TOO LACONIC AS A SUMMING-UP OF ‘I LIKE THIS’. I F*CKING LOVE IT.” THE VILLAGE VOICE (NEW YORK)

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Australia’s Chunky Move has earned an enviable reputation for producing a distinct and unpredictable brand of genre-defying dance. Antony Hamilton and Byron Perry’s I Like This is a journey of two men who embark on an unusual creative project: to design an environment, attempt to make sense of it and begin to control it. Intimate, playful and engaging, I Like This balances detailed sophistication and delightful mischief. It’s often comic absurdity reveals our limited capacity to be able to genuinely communicate with each other, to control or fully understand our surroundings.

I saw this show in Australia last year and immediately knew that it had to be seen by a Dublin audience. This is the kind of dance show that everyone will enjoy. Fast paced, visually arresting and utterly of the moment. You’ll be on the edge of your seat from start to finish. — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

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Intimacy AUS Our friends reflect who we want to be, our acquaintances who we might become, our families who we were. But only a stranger can reveal who we really are. Intimacy is born in the strangest of places, with a man stepping out of his apartment into the chaos of a busy night. His aim is nothing more than to speak to strangers, to meet new people, to flirt with the simple differences that any urban street may offer up. A quiet, powerfully unique theatrical vision, exploring what the most humble of interactions can reveal to us. Ranters is a Melbourne-based ensemble whose production, Holiday, was a hit at ABSOLUT Fringe in 2009, winning 'Best

Male Performer' for Patrick Moffatt and Paul Lum who both appear in this new production. company Ranters Theatre country Australia venue Project Arts Centre Cube dates Mon 12th-Fri 16th @ 6.15PM other times Wed 14th @ 3PM price €15/€13 duration 85mins Ranters Theatre wowed Dublin audiences two years ago with their unique style of performance. Now they return with this startling new show. You won’t see acting like this anywhere else this year. — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

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A tiny tale set in the deepest dark blue sea of a solitary explorer with a heart as big as a whale. Seas have risen, billions have died and Alvin Sputnik is our only hope. He must venture to the bottom of the ocean to find his wife's lost soul and save humanity. Direct from sold out seasons in New York, Sydney and Auckland, this multi awardwinning piece of heart-warming "theatrical magic" (Sunday Mail) is a one-man epic about enduring love and the end of the world. A highly imaginative fusion of animation, mime, puppetry, projections and live music, conjuring a touching tale that is "akin to a theatrical Wall-E" (New York Times).

company Tim Watts. Presented by Perth Theatre Company country Australia venue Project Arts Centre Cube dates Mon 19th – Sat 24th @ 6.15pm price €14/€12 duration 50mins The ultimate feel-good show from a young Australian theatre company that have taken the world by storm, one festival at a time. — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

Outstanding Solo Show New York International Fringe Festival Best Theatre Production Auckland Fringe Best Puppetry Adelaide Fringe

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Space is big. Too damn big. We’ve been trying to measure it though. We’ve got telescopes, spaceships and mathematics. We’ve got actors, music, failed attempts at weightlessness and our half-remembered education. We’ve got lots of answers. All we need now is the question. Join us, the underdogs of exploration, as we follow in the footsteps of Bowie and Hawking in a journey across the universe you’ve been hearing so much about. company The Rough Magic SEEDS Programme country Ireland venue Project Arts Centre Space Upstairs preview Thu 8th, Fri 9th @ 8PM dates Sat 10th-Sat 17th @ 8PM price €14/12 (€10 Preview) duration 60mins

The director of last year’s Best Production, As You Are Now So Once Were We, José Miguel Jiménez has a unique skill in making what we already know seem utterly new. This new work will be highly anticipated by anyone who has seen either of The Company’s last two shows. — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

Rough Magic Theatre Company's SEEDS Programme is a pioneering, structured development initiative for emerging theatremakers. Now in its tenth year, the SEEDS Programme has spring-boarded the careers of over 30 theatre artists across all disciplines. Readings of new plays by SEEDS artists Mark Cantan (Thu 15th @ 2.15pm) and Shaun Dunne (Fri 16th @ 2.15pm) will take place at Project Arts Centre Cube. Free, tickets available at door only.

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Magical WanKing Neil Watkins has wanked more than is healthy, allegedly. One of Ireland’s most exciting artists and incendiary performers, Neil is a force of nature, a maverick, a 33-year old homosexual with a Jesus complex. On orders from Heaven, this is Neil’s journey through the wilderness of queerness; from Catholic Ireland to the cruising bars of the world, from suburban ‘Head Shops’ to Native American ceremonies. Named as Queer Notions 2010 Festival Highlight by The Irish Times, this is a brave and heartbreaking exploration of porn addiction, destructive sexual behaviour, Catholic guilt and family heartbreak. Written in hypnotic verse, it is both a profound personal journey and a furious state of the nation address.

company THISISPOPBABY country Ireland venue Project Arts Centre Space Upstairs preview Fri 9th @ 10PM dates Sat 10th-Sat 17th @ 10PM price €15/13 (€12 Preview) duration 60mins Neil Watkins’ personal history is harrowing, courageous and yet ultimately triumphant with hope. It demands that you bear witness to it. — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

“Truthful, heartfelt and immediately identifiable… astonishingly brave.” The Irish Times Contains explicit adult themes and language.

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Three women in a darkened theatre perform a compellingly illogical dance. As if lightly blown onto stage, with a quick glamorous saunter, one hand on hip, they travel a straight line followed by a curved one, appearing to navigate without a specific destination before arriving near the audience. A moving, profound, sublimely ridiculous performance of their very own lost opera. They are not lost; but where are they going? This brand new dance from Bessie Award winning choreographer Deborah Hay is brought to life by leading dance artists Ella Clarke, Cindy Cummings and Julie Lockett, and directed by the

inimitable Jason Byrne (winner Best Production, Irish Times Theatre Awards 2009). company Genesis Collective country Ireland venue Project Arts Centre Space Upstairs preview Tue 20th @ 7:30PM dates Wed 21st-Sat 24th @ 7:30PM price €14/12 (€10 Preview) duration 60mins A rare opportunity to see a new choreographic work by the world-renowned trailblazer Deborah Hay, performed by the always innovative Genesis Collective. — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

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maKe, i mean With the delightful possibility that they have nothing in common at all, these performers attempt perhaps one of the hardest dances anyone could try to do. New York choreographer, Adrienne Truscott, premieres this new dance theatre piece with John Scott’s IMDT which explores the sometimes preposterous endeavour of making things with others when one has the luxury of being in charge. maKe, i mean brings together performers of various generations, nationalities and disciplines; creating something unrecognizable in the rigour and abandon with which they meet. Adrienne Truscott, one half of The Wau

Wau Sisters, has presented at Sydney and Edinburgh Festivals, Dance Theatre Workshop, Danspace Project and PS 122. company Irish Modern Dance Theatre country Ireland venue Project Arts Centre Space Upstairs preview Tue 20th @ 9:30PM dates Wed 21st-Sat 24th @ 9:30PM price €14/12 (€10 Preview) duration 60mins IMDT + Adrienne Truscott = a really exciting collaboration. Expect laughter, confusion, challenging ideas with a pinch of naughtiness. — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

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A loose alliance of lovely outlaws raid the literary and cinematic archives and invite you to encounter beauty and danger in a dance/ theatre performance inspired by anti-heroines, angelic hooligans, and notorious icons. Featuring charismatic performers and immersed in a live soundtrack by David Turpin and The Johns that touches on sweet torch songs and bitter 60’s pop, Criminal Queers is an inventive cut-up and re-edit of curious poses and queer close-ups which puts representations of sexuality, gender, innocence, and guilt in the frame. Previous work by this dance/theatre artist and his collaborators has been described

as: “Carefully guided... a raw and visceral performance.” The Irish Times on Paradise Dance Hall (ABSOLUT Fringe 2010). company Maurice Joseph Kelliher country Ireland venue Project Arts Centre Space Upstairs preview Wed 21st @ 6PM dates Thu 22nd-Sat 24th @ 6PM price €11/9 (€8 Preview) duration 30mins Maurice Joseph Kelliher is a fascinating artist who fuses theatre and dance in this performance to tackle complex issues with a unique aesthetic. — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

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Revolutionary Texts for Breakfast & Lunch aims to draw attention to plays from the late 1980s and 1990s that are political in content and experimental in form which might be unfamiliar to our younger audience members. Four such plays will be given public readings and directed by some of Ireland’s most provocative directors.

The readings of The Lament for Arthur Cleary and Down Onto Blue and their directors are part of Annabelle Comyn's programme as Theatre Artist in Residence, supported by the Arts Council in association with Dublin City Council and Project Arts Centre. All readings — venue Project Arts Centre Space Upstairs country Ireland price Tickets on door only. duration 120mins

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THU 22 @ 1:30PM

Love Child

BY GERRY STEMBRIDGE

Written in response to the famous X case, when a young girl who became pregnant following a rape, was refused permission to travel to England for an abortion. Directed by: Grace Dyas

FRI 23 @ 1:30PM

The LAment foR ArthuR CleaRy BY DERMOT BOLGER

A searing examination of Ireland in the 1980s - its moneylenders, its unemployment, its exhausting and debilitating emigration. Directed by: Lianne O’Shea

SAT 24 @ 11AM

DoWn ONto Blue BY POM BOYD

Dissatisfaction is added to old wounds and large quantities of duty-free, as an emigrant daughter’s long-awaited return home shatters what's left of the family idyll. Directed by: Edwina Casey

SAT 24 @ 1:30PM

DiGGing for FiRe

BY DECLAN HUGHES

Seven old friends from the class of '83 get together to talk about old times. But nostalgia is no match for disillusionment, and as the drink takes hold the true events of their past emerge and the reunion falls apart with chilling and unexpected savagery. Directed by: Tom Creed

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Where Do I Start? Nyree is supposed to be Armenian, but she is Irish. An Irish-Armenian has a place in society too; the problem is, Nyree can’t quite seem to find it. She’s inventing an identity for herself and examining what it means to be part of something she thinks she’s part of (but isn’t totally sure). Normally one fifth of multi ABSOLUT Fringe award winners The Company (As you are now so once were we), Nyree has decided to run solo to discover who she is. And she needs your help. Find links to your past, map out memories and discover your identity by inventing it. But don’t get too stressed about it, you’ll work it out over lunch.

company Nyree Yergainharsian country Ireland venue Project Arts Centre Cube preview Thu 8th, Fri 9th @ 1PM dates Sat 10th-Sat 17th @ 1PM price €13/€11 (€10 Preview) duration 4 5mins This is a brilliant opportunity to see one of the most engaging performers I know fly solo, telling her own, very unique Irish story. — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

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To err is human, to dance divine. Meet Gina, she’s hopeless, everyone knows. She wants to be in a hot air balloon with Michael Jackson. She wants to cry during her Oscar speech. She wants to hit that high note that makes people gasp. She wants to soar…to fly… to move. But Gina is hopeless, so she can’t. This is the dark, moving and tender journey of Gina’s transformation. A poignant account of redemption and release. On the heels of multiaward winning I ♥ Alice ♥ I, HotForTheatre brings you a compelling story of salvation, deliverance and barrel jumps. Nothing is impossible… well maybe barrel jumps, but Gina gotta’ dance.

company HotForTheatre country Ireland venue Project Arts Centre Cube preview Thu 8th, Fri 9th @ 9PM dates Sat 10th-Fri 16th @ 9PM other times Sat 17th @ 3PM price €14/€12 (€10 Preview) duration 75mins Back after the tremendous success of her first play which sold out after the excellent word of mouth from the first performance, Amy Conroy brings us something completely different. Expect honesty, a touching and an utterly convincing performance. — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR Amy Conroy is part of Six in the Attic.

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Mother Tongue is in the emergency ward; each focal ag cryáil amach for the kiss of life. In this bilingual exploration of the fragile soul of Gaeilge, a Béarlóir and a subtitle operator slug it out with tongue tying, grammar wrestling, dictionary massacres and a mutant version of the Pepsi challenge. It’s a celebration of language as weapon, chicaning into some farcical linguistics and a revelatory revival meeting for forgotten words. Fully subtitled bilingual theatre.

company Manchán Magan country Ireland venue Project Arts Centre Cube preview Mon 19th, Tue 20th @ 8:30PM dates Wed 21st-Sat 24th @ 8:30PM price €14/€12 (€10 Preview) duration 75mins Since Manchán made his theatrical debut at ABSOLUT Fringe 2009 he’s been pretty busy. Reinventing Irish language performance one microphone at a time, this new piece promises wit, belly laughs as well as true insight into our relationship with our first official language. — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

Manchán Magan performs with Roxanna Nic Liam. Willie White directs. Developed with support from PROJECT CATALYST and Foras na Gaeilge.

Praise for Magan’s multi-award-nominated Broken Croí/Heart Briste. “A nimble comic double act” Irish Times “The most accessible and interesting Irish language play since An Triail” Sara Keating, ITM

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ALL THINGS CONSIDERED IT’S A NICE PLACE TO START Last month 300 strangers throughout the 32 counties received thank-you cards from us. We wanted to reach out so we wrote to them. Because things were grim; we were sad and we didn’t know what to do. We wanted to say thanks for letting us skip the queue that time, for being bright and different and needed and involved and for daring to be you. Writing these notes gave us hope and a reason to look up; made us think of fresh starts, new beginnings and a time for change. Now, we’re making a play about it and we want to share it with you. We want to change the world but we are only three. This could be a nice place to start.

company Louise White & Kate Nic Chonaonaigh country Ireland venue Project Arts Centre Cube preview Tue 20th @ 1PM dates Wed 21st-Sat 24th @ 1PM other times Sat 24th @ 3:30PM price €13/€11 (€10 Preview) duration 50mins Moving beyond the beautiful images they created in Nurse Me and From The Heart, but retaining their kindness and generosity of spirit, this new show from White and Nic Chonaonaigh will take you gently into this brave new world. — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

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We’ve created the ultimate pop-up experience in a ballroom of faded grandeur. For 16 nights, this historic space will be transformed into a Brave New World. List Operators and Frisky and Mannish will be in residence, along with three of the most fun gigs you’ll encounter this September, each Saturday night of the festival.

Whether you’re coming from a show, looking for a new place to go out or want to meet the artists, get yourself to the newest club in Dublin for delicious drinks, fun tunes and loads of mates you haven’t met yet. Doors open from 9pm Sunday to Friday nights and entry is only €3.

ABSOLUT Fringe Festival Club 12 Parnell Sq East, Dublin 1. Strictly 18+

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The glacially cool electro-pop explosion that is FM Belfast are back from Reykjavik after ripping up our festival club last year to a sold-out crowd. A chronically eclectic blend of digitised synth and audience interaction ensure their gigs never disappoint: get ready to jump, squat, kneel and mosh for the entire, ridiculously high energy set featuring anything from 3 to 30 members. Explosive, unpredictable, charming and so much fun it’s actually unreal/amazeballs/bleedin’ deadly buzz. So good they’ll make you Síle Seoige all over the place.

company FM Belfast country Iceland venue ABSOLUT Fringe Festival Club date Sat 10th. Doors 9pm. Gig starts 10.30pm price €16 note This is a standing gig. Licensed premises: Strictly 18+

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Pop Céilí & ROCKEROKE Scrap all the céilís you've (n)ever been to. After a brilliant inaugural season including Electric Picnic, ABSOLUT Fringe 2010 and opening for the Rubberbandits, Pop Céilí return to the Festival Club with their intoxicating blend of live trad/rock covers and mash-ups of extraordinary pop phenomena. Featuring lovely cailíns, astonishing gúnas, and a raucous set to get you out on the dance floor. Come prepared to hAon Dó Trí, but this céilí doesn’t stop with the national anthem… Are you looking for some hot stuff this evening? Do you want to break free? Well don’t stop

believing ‘cause tonight you’ll be dancing on the ceiling with ROCKEROKE. Take the stage with a full backing band, screaming fans and kick out the jams in this karaoke experience of a lifetime. company Making Strange / Rockeroke country Ireland venue ABSOLUT Fringe Festival Club date Sat 17th. Doors 9pm. Gig starts 10pm price €10 note This is a standing gig. Licensed premises: Strictly 18+

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Turntablist extraordinaire, scratch master and visual manipulator DJ Kormac plays the last gig of the festival, meaning it’s your last chance to experience Dublin’s ultimate pop-up venue. Get yourself to our Brave New World headquarters to meet your mates (including the ones you haven’t met yet), dance all night and pre-empt the nostalgia you’ll feel when the festival has to end. Armed to the teeth with AV DJ technology, his patented blend of junk-jive, Charleston-funk and lindy-drop beats swept audiences into an ecstatic frenzy at Glastonbury and Bestival and tonight will be no exception. Join us to celebrate the end

of the 2011 Festival Club at this kaleidoscopic, bass-drop riot. company DJ Kormac country Ireland venue ABSOLUT Fringe Festival Club date Sat 24th. Doors 10pm. Gig starts 10.30pm price €10 note This is a standing gig. Licensed premises: Strictly 18+ "Taking the best 1930s and 1940s Bebop and Swing and fattening it up for the floor with crunching hip hop and breakbeats." Club Pick of the Week, The Guardian.

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Shane's parents are deaf. He grew up in a house with doorbell lights and subtitles on the TV. A house where to be heard, you had to be seen. Follow him to a place where languages collide. Where the lights are so bright you can't see to speak. Where sound is just a feeling and signs are all around. Close your ears, cover your eyes. Come to the Deaf Disco. We'll see you there. Developed as part of Project Brand New. Supported by CREATE, Dublin City Council, The Arts Council and Rough Magic Hub.

company Willfredd Theatre country Ireland venue The Lir preview Mon 12th @ 7PM dates Tue 13th-Sat 17th @ 7PM price €14/€12 (Preview €10) duration 65mins I’m very excited about the premise of this show; made for hearing and deaf audiences alike by artists of serious talent, the experience will be different for everyone who attends. I strongly urge you to do so. — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR “Impressive and unnerving” Sara Keating, Irish Theatre Magazine on The Party

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Cult Five devotees wake up in a remote barn following their cults mass ascension. Disorientated and confused, they can’t understand why they are still down here and not “up there”. Now these five followers without a leader, five sheep without a shepherd, five dimwits without a clue must choose a new Chosen One but can’t decide who to choose. The cult comedy group, Diet of Worms have found their higher calling and are waiting to recruit you. 2010 Fishamble New Writing Award nominees for Strollinstown.

company Diet of Worms Presented by Lily Productions country Ireland venue The Lir preview Tue 13th @ 9PM dates Wed 14th-Sat 17th @ 9PM other times Sat 17th @ 2:30PM price €13/€10 (€9 Preview) duration 75mins Diet of Worms are on the up. Part theatre, part comedy sketch show, part nothing-you’ve-everseen-before, see them here quick before they disappear into TV land. — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR “Reminiscent of a young Monty Python ensemble.” The Skinny Fest “Cult success surely awaits.” Chortle

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Pope Benedict has a creepy voice, a priceless art collection and diplomatic immunity. His real name is ‘Ratzinger'. And he heads a sinister organisation, hell-bent on World Domination. Why are the Catholic nations of Europe (Ireland, Portugal, Spain) being bailed out by their Protestant neighbours (UK, Germany, Scandinavia)? Has our Catholic guilt been transubstantiated into IMF debt? And why has James Bond never gone undercover in Northern Ireland? Fresh from Edinburgh, following a sold-out run at ABSOLUT Fringe 2010, Abie Philbin Bowman is back with more razor-sharp satire.

company Abie Philbin Bowman country Ireland venue The Lir preview Mon 19th @ 9PM dates Tue 20th-Sat 24th @ 9PM other times Sat 24th @ 3PM price €14/€12 (€10 Preview) duration 60mins Whether you think of him as a right-on political commentator, scathing satirist or standup comic, Abie always has something very interesting to say. Now he tackles the Catholic church. — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR “The best Irish stand-up under 30.” The Sunday Times “Way beyond superficial satire... Highly entertaining.” Timeout

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ChesslAugh meWash ...is how to pronounce the name of Polish poet Czesław Miłosz Reveal the sham. Lift the mask. The writing’s on the wall. On your wall and her wall, his wall and their wall - on all the walls on all the profiles in all the networks in all the world, in every language in every tongue, in every pic and every pixel. Digitised, superficial celebs are we. In falsehood, fact and friendship we roll and move and shake to the words of a troubled Polish poet and try to figure out who gives a tweet about us in 140 characters or less.

company Polish Theatre Ireland country Ireland venue The Lir preview Tue 20th @ 7PM dates Wed 21st-Sat 24th @ 7PM price €12/€10 (€9 Preview) duration 70mins I am delighted to welcome Polish Theatre Ireland to the festival for the first time with what promises to be a fascinating look at clashing cultures. — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

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We've walked away from the Church, we still don’t trust the Dáil and we’re hiding our money under our mattresses. Our Grannies lit candles. We don’t know what to do, so this summer we're meeting mediums. We’re re-aligning our chakras and re-acquainting ourselves with the dead… possibly. This is what happened before, during and after those meetings. Talking Shop Ensemble and Shaun Dunne collaborate once more; this time exploring habit and religion, ritual and superstition and the questions we ask about where we go from here. We don’t know what to expect but we know one thing for certain... if this works, it changes everything.

company Talking Shop Ensemble and Shaun Dunne country Ireland venue Boys School @ Smock Alley Theatre preview Thu 8th, Fri 9th @ 8:4 5PM dates Sat 10th-Fri 16th @ 8:4 5PM price €14/€12 (€10 Preview) duration 60mins Shaun Dunne’s recent collaboration with Talking Shop Ensemble yielded the excellent I am a Homebird. I am so excited to see them collaborate again on this new piece. — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

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My WoRd is my Bond Tired of the same old group dynamics, six members of a writers’ group and their mentor ditch their attempts at fiction in order to embark on a journey of truth and tell their own stories. But memories have been known to play games, manipulate the facts and lie and the stories of truth that we weave may not be so reliable. This new play provides an entertaining and thought-provoking exploration of the boundaries between reality and fiction, creativity and vanity. A funny and increasingly surreal production, this is a fresh, captivating show by an exciting new writer.

company Arroo Abú Theatre Company country Ireland venue Boys School @ Smock Alley Theatre preview Fri 9th, Sat 10th @ 6:15PM dates Sun 11th-Fri 16th @ 6:15PM price €13/€11 (€10 Preview) duration 90mins Rarely does a new play text inspire such excitement in ABSOLUT Fringe HQ as this one by Jo Holmwood. It’s sharp, insightful, and very engaging. — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

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An offbeat fable about a young man named Luca who has lost all hope. If only it would stop raining. Maybe then Luca’s strange, dark world would make a little more sense. So one night Luca says a prayer, the consequences of which could prove to be devastating and irrevocable. In this debut from new playwright Nick Lee, John Cronin (nominated for Best Actor, ABSOLUT Fringe 2010) portrays the enigmatic and haunted Luca. Directed by the Irish Times Irish Theatre Award nominee Matt Torney, this is a deeply moving story of heartache, reinvention and destruction.

company donjuandemonaghan country Ireland venue Studio Theatre @ Smock Alley Theatre preview Tue 13th @ 6PM dates Wed 14th-Sun 18th @ 6PM other times Sat 17th, Sun 18th @ 3:30PM price €14/€12 (Preview €10) duration 4 5mins A story that drags you in from the first utterance from a visionary creative team. Utterly spellbinding stuff. — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR “Lee’s writing soared, and Cronin rode it with abandon.” Sunday Tribune

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Cork’s so hot the air was bent. Terry’s still dropping from the heat. Dropping, he is. Off ladders, into rivers. Falling. For his brother’s girlfriend, Hilary Hart. No apologies though, not to brother Martin, not to Hilary Hart and definitely not to his best friend Squelch. Squelch keeps gaffer tape and garden hose in the boot of his car, and Terry’s got the key. Diamond days, like… Fair City and The Wind That Shakes The Barley stars draw you into this Cidona-tinted spiral of self-deception and bent reality, dragging you across a strip of floor through suburban Cork in the late ‘70’s and early ‘90’s. A jarring piece of musicky scare-‘em. It’s no tale for little ears.

company Damian Kearney country Ireland venue Studio Theatre @ Smock Alley Theatre preview Wed 14th @ 8:15PM dates Thu 15th-Sun 18th @ 8:15PM other times Sat 17th, Sun 18th @ 1:30PM price €13/€11 (€10 Preview) duration 75mins We already knew that Damian Kearney was a brilliant actor, but here he makes his playwriting debut with a piece that is evocative, eerie yet ultimately beautiful. — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

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This might be a ghost story. Worse yet, it might not. The dark corners of the theatre reflect the dark corners of the mind in this adaptation of the American Gothic novella which charts a young woman's descent into madness during the Victorian era of medical extremes. Trapped in an attic room and cut off from the world, she begins to obsess over the wallpaper, and what's waiting behind it. As she struggles to make sense of its twisting patterns, what she discovers draws her closer and closer to the edge. Stars Maeve Fitzgerald (Best Supporting Actress, The Irish Times Theatre Awards 2009 forBasin). Directed by Aoife Spillane-Hinks. Set by Alyson Cummins. Lighting by Sarah-

Jane Shiels. Music by Irish Times Theatre Award winner Denis Clohessy. company Then This Theatre country Ireland venue Boys School @ Smock Alley Theatre preview Sun 18th @ 8:15PM dates Mon 19th-Sat 24th @ 8:15PM other performances Wed 21st, Sat 24th @ 1PM price €14/€12 (€10 Preview) duration 4 5mins Acclaimed actress Fitzgerald and director Spillane-Hinks team up to realise this landmark text in intimate surroundings. Since my first chat with them, I've been very excited about this passionate collaboration. — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

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When Irish Hearts are PRaying “Being religious means having an order. Something to live for. It is hope." (17 year-old Irish schoolgirl) In less than a century Ireland won her freedom and has effectively lost it again after a national rollercoaster ride. We were praying at the start, and it seems many of us are praying again... except now, our rules have changed. When faced with the abyss, we once thought we knew who we might find staring back. Now the abyss and its keeper are up for grabs. A play about lives in a country on the brink of change, faith and where we find the ground when the ground keeps moving.

company MIRARI Productions in association with Alive-O country Ireland venue Boys School @ Smock Alley Theatre preview Mon 19th @ 6PM dates Tue 20th-Sat 24th @ 6PM price €13/€11 (€10 Preview) duration 60mins Rather than attack religious institutions in an investigation of faith in Ireland MIRARI took a different approach. Thoughtful, considered, honest and unbiased, this piece offers its audience a clear picture of our spiritual lives. — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

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We stage scenes of spectacular love. Scenes of romance downloaded from pop-culture are transposed to the real time of theatre. Cue Romeo and Juliet’s amateur dramatics, a scene stolen from Mills and Boon, a fairytale featuring a ham sandwich and more. Throughout the narrative, two guys and one girl are locked in a revolving love triangle, forced to exhaust the spectacle of love and see what survives. Two of the actors clearly can’t act. They are makingup and breaking up for your entertainment, exposing all when the fourth wall slips sideways. Follow them.

company Side-Show Productions country Ireland venue Studio Theatre @ Smock Alley Theatre dates Tue 20th-Sat 24th @ 8:30PM other times Sat 24th @ 1:30PM price €12/€10 duration 60mins From the sublime to the absurd, Dreams of Love plays variations on a theme we all know. The results are charming, laugh-out-loud funny and insightful. — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

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RoRy SheRidaN’s Tales of the AntaRcticA "The Royal Antarctic Society presents, in association with a consortium of creditors owed money arising from the voyage of HMS Pelmet to the South Pole, an afternoon of death defying tales from the edge of the world delivered by an actual Antarctic explorer." It is 1917 and Rory Sheridan, Ireland’s sixth or seventh greatest Antarctic explorer, delivers an illustrated talk on his not entirely successful journey to the South. After a harrowing 26 months at sea, Rory – a man with no previous experience of exploration or indeed of ever being in a boat – has somehow returned home as acting expedition leader. Now liable for the extensive debts the expedition has

accumulated, he has been sent out to talk about his experiences. This may not be quite what they had in mind. company David O’Doherty. Presented by Lisa Richards Agency in association with The Invisible Dot Ltd country Ireland venue Studio Theatre @ Smock Alley Theatre dates Wed 21st-Sat 24th @ 6:30PM other times Sat 24th @ 3:30PM price €14/€12 duration 55mins We are thrilled to have David O’Doherty’s new show which is unlike anything he has ever done before in this year’s festival, direct from its premiere in Edinburgh. — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

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Now in its second year, the Show in a Bag initiative sees some of Ireland’s best loved actors performing new works created especially for them, in collaboration with Fishamble’s Gavin Kostick. Be one of the first to see these new shows before they head off to venues around the country. Presented by ABSOLUT Fringe, Fishamble: The New Play Company and Irish Theatre Institute

It’s Your Turn To ChAnge Daddy

company Anthony Morris and Róisín Morris country Ireland venue Bewley’s Café Theatre dates Mon 12th, Thu 15th, Tues 20th, Thu 22nd. All @ 6pm price €10 duration 50mins

1958. Mary and Paddy met. They did everything that couples do; fell in love, got married, had a baby. Then they had a second, and a third, a fourth, a fifth, a sixth, a seventh, an eight, a ninth, a tenth, an eleventh, a twelfth, and finally a thirteenth. Unlucky for some… Anthony Morris is an actor. Róisín Morris is a photographer. He’s her brother. She’s his sister. But they’re only two of thirteen, part of a community without ever leaving the front door. A community impacted by depression and Alzheimer’s. Thirteen stories that overlap. Thirteen stories that never agree. Here are two of them.

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company Niamh Shaw country Ireland venue Bewley’s Café Theatre dates Tues 13th, Thurs 15th, Tues 20th, Wed 21st. All @ 1pm price €10 duration 50mins

Niamh says that science is everywhere, even in public parks. She says that we are all composed of atoms; hundreds of thousands of trillions of atoms. And empty space. If we imagine a single atom being the size of the park, then as we lie on the grass we hold in our hands the nucleus, about the size of one grain of rice. Apart from electrons, there is nothing else. Just space. 99% empty space. In this intimate encounter, told through multi-media, movement, memories and the number 9, Niamh Shaw, actor and scientist, questions our place in the world and reminds us that all humans are curious. And empty space. The universe is in your hands.

Pocket Music

company Donncha O’Dea & Camille Ross country Ireland venue Bewley’s Café Theatre dates Tues 13th @ 6pm, Thurs 15th @ 8pm, Wed 21st @ 6pm, Fri 23rd @ 6pm price €10 duration 50mins

There has been one written about a phantom in a Parisian Opera House. One about stray cats. There’s even been one about a South American First Lady. But here’s one about our city in 2011. Discover the rhythm of a city you may not know that you know. What’s behind every parked car? What is that lamppost lighting? Two regular people can discover so much if they just open their eyes… and their vocal chords. This 55-minute pocket musical will redefine the way you walk down the street, listen to music and maybe (just maybe) you will want to live the rest of your life through song.

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company Maeve McGrath country Ireland venue Bewley’s Café Theatre dates Wed 14th @ 1pm, Sat 17th @ 8pm, Thurs 22nd @ 1pm, Fri 23rd @ 1pm price €10 duration 50mins

Uncertain of habit, with far-away eyes, who dribbles her food and makes no reply. Is that what you're thinking, is that what you see? Then open your eyes, Nurse, you're looking at ME... ('See Me', Anon). When you grow old who will look after you? Who will mind your parents when you can no longer cope? Told through one woman's working life in a Limerick nursing home, where staff witness death and illness on a daily basis and maintain a brave face even in the most difficult circumstances. This is a life story. This is a nursing home story.

The WheelchaIR On My FAce: A looK back At A myopic childhood

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I got my first pair of glasses when I was seven. A nurse came to the school and tested everyone's eyes. And so it was discovered why I'd thrown bread to the floating crisp packets in our local pond and walked into lamp posts and said, 'Excuse me.' Until that day the world was a swirl of moving coloured blobs. I thought it was the same for everyone. How wrong I was. This delightful myopic memoir of a four-eyed seven year old is brought to you by actor and comedian, Sonya Kelly (The Savage Eye).

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rogue Greetings Audience! Does the creeping stench of predictability sting your nostrils and burn your throat? Are you craving a feeling, some feeling... any feeling? Discontent: a longing for something better than the current situation. In a world neutered by cliché and convention, one comedienne strives to carve out a corner in space and time for the peculiar with irreverent wit and sharp observations. Some say that she invoked the ghosts of Robin Hood and Madonna to create her act. Others say Madonna is still alive. Either way there will be blood... eh sorry... jokes. Remember last year's show City West Side Story? Vive la Résistance!

company Eleanor Tiernan country Ireland venue Bewley’s Café Theatre preview Mon 19th @ 8PM dates Tue 20th-Sat 24th @ 8PM price €14/€12 (€10 Preview) duration 55mins Because navigating this brave new world is going to be very hard, we will need to laugh, and who better to make us laugh than the amazing Eleanor Tiernan. — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

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A play about family, loss and moving on. Through rap and rhyme. Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, things never stay the same. Nothing's more final than somebody dying, those years were wasted dodging questions and lying And now your answers are buried in earth, and the flowers on top just cover the dirt. Because life's not a poem, a kid's nursery rhyme. In real life the hero doesn't quite make it on time. Little bo peep has lost her sheep and doesn’t know where to find them,

Leave them alone and he'll leave you alone and then maybe one day he'll decide to come back on the worst day of your life and you might not even recognise him. Developed as part of Project Brand New 6. company With An ‘F’ Productions country Ireland venue The New Theatre preview Mon 12th @ 6PM dates Tue 13th-Sat 17th @ 6PM price Price: €13/€11 (€10 Preview) duration 75mins In this new play by emerging talent Stefanie Preissner, an insightful light is cast on the new realities of Irish family life. — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

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WHENEVER i GET BLOWN UP i THINK OF YOU How does it feel to have your world blown apart? Britain is booming and Molly moves to London from deepest Cornwall full of naive dreams and high hopes on a quest to make her life just like the movies. Then on 7/7/2005, she finds herself on a tube blown up by terrorists and her life is forced to take a different direction. Funny, frank and poetic, this is the true story of what happened next and how we put things back together after they’ve been blown apart.

company Molly Naylor country UK venue The New Theatre dates Mon 12th-Sat 17th @ 8:15PM price €13/€11 duration 50mins A captivating performer, Molly Naylor approaches the 7/7 bombings from a personal point of view. Expect sensitivity, dry humour and buckets of charm. — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR ‘Lyrical, beautiful and lighthearted’ Fringe Review * * * * The Times * * * * The Metro

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What do you get if you throw yourself into the Irish Sea 365 days of the year? Famous as a 'men-only bathing area' before being radically reclaimed in the 1970's by a group of nudist plunging women and as the site of the Martello tower (James Joyce's residence and opening to Ulysses), the Forty Foot has had its fair share of stories told. Join Niamh McCann as she unearths the compulsion and joy found both in her own personal journey as a ritual swimmer and the voices of the many other women who bathe there. This performance investigates the effect of the daily dive and how it can lead us to staying afloat on dry land.

company Niamh McCann country Ireland venue The New Theatre preview Mon 19th @ 6PM dates Tue 20th-Sat 24th @ 6PM price €13/€11 (€10 Preview) duration 50mins Ultimate charmer Niamh McCann explores a famous Dublin ritual, bringing alive the drama of the daily swim in Dun Laoghaire and its regular characters, of which she is now one. — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

Developed as part of Project Brand New. Research & Development/Mentoring Award from the Arts Council's Artist in the Community Scheme managed by Create.

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BETTER LOVED FROM AFAR It seems that these days we are all Irish, from Barack O’Bama to Che Guevara Lynch. But what does it really mean to be part of the Irish Diaspora? We are two Argentinean cousins who came to Dublin a decade ago in search of our long lost motherland, reversing the journey of our greatgreat grandfather who emigrated from Dublin to La Pampa 200 years ago. This is an epic archival voyage which attempts to reconstruct our Irish identity after being brought up on a romanticized ideal of the Emerald Isle. Our search for “the glory and the story of the sea-divided Gaels" uncovers a journey of lies, revealing that perhaps the motherland is better loved from afar…

company Noelia Ruiz & Angel Luis Gonzalez country Ireland venue The New Theatre preview Tue 20th @ 8PM dates Wed 21st-Sat 24th @ 8PM price €14/€12 (€10 Preview) duration 4 5mins Since Joyce’s Eveline pondered emigration to Buenos Aires, and Borges’ mythologised one Fergus Kilpatrick, there has existed a curious artistic dialogue between Ireland and Argentina. In this new documentary piece, our shared heritage is exposed. — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

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PLAYERS THEATRE © SEAN KENNEDY

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Does Anybody Ever Three grown up children are living in a black box. They’re sitting in the bath because they're dirty and they want to be clean. As they have no idea how they’re related to each other, they have no idea how to relate to each other. They’re making brutalities into games to pass the time, and they want you to see what they’ve just learned to do. These bloodless siblings are learning that we love the people we hate just as much as we hate the people we love. Does Anybody Ever is a new show by

The Children about searching for clean in a dirty time. company The Children country Ireland venue Players Theatre preview Mon 12th @ 8:30PM dates Tue 13th-Sat 17th @ 8:30PM price €11/€9 (€8 Preview)duration 50mins Fresh from the avant-garde boot-camp of the always amazing Dublin Youth Theatre, emerge The Children. This is a beautifully lyrical theatre piece. Ones to watch. — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

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As a child, Lucy admired the evil Queen far more than the fairy princess. Who held the keys to the kingdom? Who had everyone jump at her command? One day, Lucy would. 20 years on, she has fulfilled her dream, becoming head of her department at Harper, Harper and Harperson. All is well in her kingdom until a ghost from her childhood plunges Lucy’s world into shadow. Through puppetry and performance, Beyond the Bark shows us that our future is determined by how we face the past. Now, Lucy must face the darkness to see the bright side of the moon.

company Beyond the Bark country Ireland venue Players Theatre dates Tue 13th-Sat 17th @ 6:30PM other times Sat 17th @ 1:30PM price €13/€11 duration 60mins Beyond The Bark make their ABSOLUT Fringe debut with this dark, contemporary fairytale, having already wowed audiences in Brighton earlier this year. — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR “Beautiful, charming, enchanting and delicate” Brighton Fringe Review

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CITY ARTS © CIARA MALONE

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Gis a Shot of Your Bongos Mister Bala is a celebrity, the first African man in Dublin's Fatima Mansions. Chico falls in love with the Buffalo woman from Kinnegad. They are unimpressed by our proud Irish history; “We fought the French with spears for centuries. You held up a bloody post office and the British gave you back your country!” An aural biographical journey, from Dublin's inner city flats to the mud walled shantytowns of West Africa. Experience the world through a drummer’s ear. As live sounds are recycled through a loop pedal to generate the percussive soundtrack, patterns of regeneration emerge within cities, communities and individuals. Between the laughs, first world problems fall into perspective.

company Brian Fleming country Ireland venue CityArts preview Mon 19th @ 6:30PM dates Tue 20th-Sat 24th @ 6:30PM price €13/€11 (€10 Preview) duration 60mins Brian Fleming weaves together his experiences in Fatima and West Africa in this deeply personal and yet universal story of transformation. — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

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Ireland is once again demoralised. The blame this time is our own. Old enmities are gone, old stories remain. But have the poets and dreamers who started it all got off lightly? Was imagined Ireland impossible for the reality to live up to? When the word became flesh did the dream end? From a bank of video images, mixing audio and narration, live artist Denis Buckley takes us on a dark-night Dreamtime odyssey. Scuttling by the syringes and chained gates, a new Hibernia is born through the absence of naming and owning. Tired old stories are torched in the cold light. This is the new light just before the dawn.

company Denis Buckley country Ireland venue CityArts dates Mon 19th-Sat 24th @ 8:30PM price €13/€11 duration 65mins Acclaimed performance artist Denis Buckley connects the experience of the disenfranchised London Irish with our new economic reality at home. — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

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THE PEARSE CENTRE © GREGORI MAIOFIS

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Heidi and the Bear Love me, one last time, as much as you can. A dark psychosexual tale of forbidden love and our capacity to destroy what we love the most. Immerse yourself behind private doors and descend into the closed world of the Bear’s family home, as lovers come together while a family is torn to shreds. Created by Julia Benedict, Shona McCarthy and Kim V. Porcelli. McCarthy’s Married to the Sea won the Fishamble New Writing award. Benedict and Porcelli were production designer and composer respectively for Anu Production’s World’s End Lane, winner ‘Best Off-Site Production’, ABSOLUT Fringe 2010.

company Dragonfly Theatre Collective country Ireland venue The Pearse Centre preview Tue 13th @ 6:30PM dates Wed 14th-Wed 21st @ 6:30PM other times Sat 17th @ 2PM price €14/€12 (€10 Preview) duration 55mins note Not a seated performance. This performance is not wheelchair accessible. What usually happens is that writers go from theatre to TV, never to return. Not so with Heidi and The Bear, where a group of writers leave the screen to create a live installation piece to make a tale that feels as old as time. — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR “McCarthy’s words are poetic without being sentimental, evocative without being nostalgic.” Irish Theatre Magazine

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Sound is a physical thing and it touches you softly. Lie on your back, close your eyes and open your ears. You are at the centre of an orbiting planet, twisting, churning and grinding through life as we know it. Things are falling from outer space and somewhere a witch doctor is exorcising begrudgery and cynicism. Get your bearings, you'll have to learn the beat as we step on the accelerator and take you for a ride. Take the snoring out of lying down and join us in this interactive musical experience. Come early or stay late to have a go on installations running before and after the performances.

company Saramai Leech / Rachel Ní Chuinn country Ireland venue The Pearse Centre dates Sat 24th @ 5pm & 8pm. Sun 25th @ 5pm other times Sun 25th @ 3PM price €14/€12 duration 90mins A group of really gifted composers are inventing a new way for you to experience their music. It’s relaxed, immersive and anything but passive. — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

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THE BACK LOFT © SIMON LAZEWSKI

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SEEKERS We bend over backwards. We stretch ourselves, aiming for a well-paid job and a comfortable life. We're constantly reaching out, for family, for love and exhausting ourselves for a passionate embrace. How badly can we lose ourselves in the rush of trying to achieve it all? What happens to us when we get everything we want in life? A multi-layered tale told through movement, gesture, dance and wrapped in music and rich visuals, this is a universal story that questions our search for happiness. Choreographed by Anna Gaciarz

company 50% Male Experimental Theatre country Ireland venue The Back Loft preview Mon 12th @ 9PM dates Tue 13th, Thu 15th-Sat 17th @ 9PM price €13/€11 (€10 Preview) duration 40mins note This venue is not wheelchair accessible. 50% Male Experimental Theatre fuse story and dance to illustrate the underbelly of our society. We are delighted to welcome them to ABSOLUT Fringe for the first time this year. — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

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THE BACK LOFT © LEANN RIGNEY

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We're Katie and Sinead. We're friends, well, as friendly as two women can be. Growing up in the country, breaking out, going back, finding what makes a life; a woman’s life and the difference that difference makes. We asked our mams, our sisters, our friends. We asked Amy. Mná na hÉireann: what have we come from and where are we going? Some say we have the world at our chipped nail-varnished fingers. Pity we don't want it.

company Rampant country Ireland venue The Back Loft preview Mon 19th @ 6:30PM dates Tue 20th-Sat 24th @ 6:30PMprice €13/€11 (€10 Preview) duration 60mins note This venue is not wheelchair accessible. Moving on from last year’s presentation of Trilogy, we are delighted to present a provocative documentary exploration of contemporary feminism in an Irish context. — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

Originally programmed as part of Project Brand New 6: The Lively Fall. Developed/performed at Solstice as part of Cork Midsummer Festival.

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Seeing AND Dreaming Two magically sensitive, visually delicious portraits of life over eighty, told with rhythm, shadows, movement, text and puppetry. Dorothy, living alone in a Victorian house in Birmingham, has one eye, no teeth and a soft spot for Starsky and Hutch. Her story is told through the eyes of her eight-year-old granddaughter. Michael, gnarled and bed-ridden, dreams of dancing and wild horses. His story focuses on the last year of his life, exploring his changing states of mind as he slips between dream, reality and memory. How will you spend your last day? A soultouching, life-changing hour. Come and be reminded of a special truth.

company Dog and String Theatre and Vanessa Earl country Ireland venue The Back Loft dates Tue 20th-Sat 24th @ 8:30PM price €13/€11 duration 60mins note This venue is not wheelchair accessible. A previous showing of this piece was described to me by a friend as one of the most beautiful performances she’d seen in recent years. Vanessa Earl and Sarah Fuller make their Dublin debut with this piece. Don’t miss it. — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

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uNusual veNue © NIAMH BURKE KENNEDY

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I have no bed. I’m an adult woman without a bed. I’m making a new one and I'm inviting you in. Bums to bums she says, it’s not healthy to sleep with your knickers on. People need to say their things and I’ve smothered mine for years. I’m tired of being passive, I only want to say what's true. He never asks me, just does it. Pillow talk, not polite conversation. I’m not on any ladder, I’m in a bed. I’m going to talk to you. Come on in, you’re in your Granny’s. A daring performance in a truly unique setting, this haunting and moving show by Veronica Dyas transforms a desolate car park into an intimate sanctuary.

company Veronica Dyas country Ireland venue Through the Arch, off Cope St, Temple Bar preview Sat 10th @ 6.4 5pm & 8.4 5pm dates Sun 11th – Tue 13th, Thu 15th – Sun 18th, all @ 6.4 5pm & 8.4 5pm price €13/€11 (€10 Preview) duration 60mins I’ve been waiting for Veronica Dyas to make this show for a long time. A performer with extraordinary presence and vulnerability, she tells a deeply personal story in an incredibly intriguing location. — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

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uNusual veNue © FIONA HAMILTON / TRAOLACH Ó’ MURCHÚ

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Changing room What are you looking at? Embrace your inner voyeur and explore the uneasy relationship between the digital and real worlds. Visit one city centre store or complete the journey across town from one changing room to the next. Enter the changing room and sense the discomfort of this personal, private space in its intensely public setting. Find the peephole, look through it and gaze at the chaotic nature of the information age. Visit each of the different changing room installations at the following locations: Ted Baker, 42 Grafton Street / Pamela Scott, 84 Grafton Street / Bow, Powerscourt Town Centre, South William Street / Indigo&Cloth, Basement, 27 South William Street / Enable

Ireland, 8 South Great George’s Street / 9 Crow Street, Temple Bar For more information visit grandboy.com company GrandBoy country Ireland dates Throughout the festival price Free, no ticket required duration Each film lasts 2 minutes note These venues are not wheelchair accessible This fascinating film installation project allows us to unleash the inner voyeur, taking a sneaky glimpse behind the closed curtain. What waits for you there will surprise, shock and delight. — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

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uNusual veNue © KILIAN WATERS

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Bird With boy In one buried room, twenty boys are running. Our hands are dirty. A performance dance installation made from birds, boys and snow. A piece about things that end before they should, this unmissable new lo-fi work by award-winning festival favourites junk ensemble with Jo Timmins is performed in the basement of Kilmainham Gaol. Unravelling with fractured stories and littered with moving images and live music, this dance piece is immersive and addictive. ‘They have guts and ingenuity’ ***** The Irish Times ‘Mesmerising… genius… fantastically liberating’ The View

company junk ensemble country Ireland venue Kilmanham Gaol preview Mon 12th @ 7:30PM dates Tue 13th-Sat 17th, Mon 19th-Tue 20th @ 7:30PM price €14/€12 (€10 Preview) duration 4 5mins note This venue is not wheelchair accessible. A new site-specific piece from junk ensemble is a major event. Remember Drinking Dust and The Rain Party? – two shows from festivals gone by that you couldn’t get a ticket for, for love nor money. Don’t make the same mistake this year! — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

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Madam Playing is easy for children. But somewhere along the way, we lose touch with this ability. We become very good at thinking and worrying about our life instead of living it. MaDam is the story of three women who decide to relearn the joys of playing. An endearing physical theatre piece, celebrating life while subverting archetypes of femininity with gentle humour and playful imagery. In 2009 Eléonore Nicolas won festival audiences over with her beautiful production “A Spoonful of Silence”. This year she is back with a new show, which promises to be just as warm, engaging and visually captivating.

company Eléonore Nicolas. Presented by Entre les Mots. country Ireland venue Hello Operator, Rutland Place preview Mon 12th @ 8PM dates Tue 13th-Sun 18th @ 8PM other times Sat 17th, Sun 18th @ 4PM price €13/€11 (€10 Preview) duration 60mins note This venue is not wheelchair accessible. Eléonore Nicolas creates images of quiet ethereal beauty that stay with you long after the performance has finished. — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

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uNusual veNue © MICHAEL EDGE

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Heart beating. Blood pumping. Lungs filling with air. We are up and running. Every day we wake up in our ‘human suit’ aware of the world’s harsh glare at our bodies, each worn differently, if not distinctive by appearance. But in all of its beauty and brokenness, no one has yet unravelled all the body’s mysteries. We don’t know as much as we think we do, about ourselves, about our full potential. Some claim it’s unlimited. We’d like to know more. We’re going exploring. Through words, ours and others. Through light and dark. Through fights, fake and real. Join us... but don’t join in (for insurance purposes).

company The Collective Theatre Company country Ireland venue Block T, Smithfield preview Tue 13th @ 7pm & 9pm dates Wed 14th – Tue 22nd @ 7pm & 9pm price €13/€11 (€10 Preview) duration 60mins note This venue is not wheelchair accessible. Rarely does a performance incorporate elements of theatre, dance, art installation, sport and physical endurance. This show promises to inspire awe, revealing the magic of the human body. — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

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uNusual veNue © BOB GALLAGHER

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Ghosts live a long time. Houses full of drafts and hums, of late night cliques and early showers, of mugs and chips and old wounds. “What was all the fighting about”, you ask yourself, “Is this my home? Are these my people?” Spilt Gin are back and this time they’re bringing you to their house. There’s no telling if the party’s still going or if the last of them have left. Either way something’s been left behind. Four of Dublin’s most exciting young writers come together and make a play about what it is to have a home.

company Spilt Gin country Ireland venue Meeting Point: Trinity College Nassau Street entrance preview Tue 13th @ 7.4 5pm dates Wed 14th – Sun 18th, Tue 20th – Fri 23rd @ 7.4 5pm other times Sat 17th, Sun 18th @ 3PM price €13/€11 (€10 Preview) duration 90mins. Please be on time as you will travel to the venue by bus. Ticket price and duration includes travel. After last year’s Soh, Spilt Gin break new ground with this piece. Four talented writers respond to an urgent theme in a domestic setting. — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

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uNusual veNue © PETER KELLY

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Hand Me Down the Moon You don’t have to let go of your dreams. In a timeless old house on Eustace Street a ten-year old, space-obsessed girl wants you to share in her quest to defy gravity and journey to the stars. Voyage with her into the past through rooms filled with photographs and treasured objects, dramatic fragments and stories, music, animation and film. Discover a lost era, a time when we dared to dream big dreams about leaving our own tiny blue planet and venturing out into the distant cosmos. An immersive theatrical adventure inspired by two women’s enduring childhood fascination with space and lunar exploration. Directed by Louise Lowe.

company Women In Space: Bairbre Ní Chaoimh and Aideen Barry country Ireland venue 25 Eustace Street preview Wed 14th @ 8pm, 8.20pm, 8.40pm & 9pm dates Thu 15th – Sun 18th, Tue 20th – Sat 24th @ 6pm, 6.20pm, 6.40pm, 7pm, 7.20pm, 7.40pm, 8pm, 8.20pm, 8.40pm & 9pm price €15/€13 (€10 Preview) duration 60mins note This venue is not wheelchair accessible. Never mind the incredibly rich subject matter or the stunning location – the collaboration of three incredibly talented, visionary artists from various disciplines is not to be missed. — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

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uNusual veNue © WILL EAMES

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PapeR Dolls Stumble upon a dark pathway, twisting and turning to a hidden world where beautiful and unsettling creatures stir. Manipulating and embellishing their realities, watch as each of them creates their own universe. Bodies radiate with energy and colours explode, drenching the space with sensory-overloaded abundance. See the PaperDolls evolve in this new world, using circus equipment to transform themselves and the space they inhabit. Be enveloped by a labyrinthine stage design, submerged by ambisonic surround-sound technology and captivated by an original score of music.

Lose yourself in the strange forms and intriguing melodies of the paper maze. company PaperDolls country Ireland venue The Complex preview Wed 14th @ 8PM dates Thu 15th-Mon 19th @ 8PM price €14/€12 (€10 Preview) duration 60mins We are delighted to present an innovative home-grown aerial delight this year. Paperdolls promises to be a feast for the senses. — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

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uNusual veNue © SARAH DOERFEL

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Fashion spectacle extraordinaire, this new production plays with the rhetoric of live performance in a post-digital, mediatised world. When live events are designed to be filtered via TV, online networks and other forms of media distribution, what affect does this have on production and our relationship to ‘real stuff’? Taking the classic ‘runway’ format as a site for exploration, the event showcases a clothing collection that has been made to be documented which consequently struggles to cope with a live scenario. We are invited to observe ritualistic elements of fashion that have been deconstructed and re-staged to highlight

the symbiotic relationship between the live and the mediatised. Created by Christine Ellison company House of POLLYFIBRE country Ireland venue South Studios dates Fri 16th, Sat 17th @ 8PM price €10 duration 4 5mins note This performance is not wheelchair accessible. Fashion and high art collide in this totally unique event. Futuristic, ground-breaking and thought-provoking, it will challenge your concept of reality in a digital world. — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

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uNusual veNue © SEAN MCCORMACK

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Five actors occupy a suite in the Dublin Gresham for 12 hours. This is a true story; we’ve seen it on YouTube. In 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono spent their honeymoon in bed at the Amsterdam Hilton. They invited the world press in and talked about peace from 9am to 9pm every day. 42 years later and we’re nostalgic for a time we never lived in. We’re fighting for a future that you share. Come meet us, partake and influence the course of our 12-hour history. Bear witness to the mad ballad of peace, love and Wikipedia. This is not about John and Yoko. This is about you and me.

company Waterdonkey Theatre country Ireland venue Gresham Hotel dates Sun 18th @12pm until 12am price €12 duration 12 hour durational performance. Audience admitted on the hour, every hour for 50 mins I am thrilled that Waterdonkey are making their ABSOLUT Fringe debut with such an exciting show. A bed-in for Ireland in the Gresham? Hell yeah! Tickets are extremely limited so book them NOW! — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR Follow the event on twitter using #happening

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uNusual veNue © LUCA TRUFFARELLI

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the 2nd Experimental Evensong Imagine if sound could move through space in the same way as a dancer’s body. Picture an ancient ritual combined with cutting-edge vocal performance and powerful choreography and prepare to be immersed in swirling sound and movement within the epic surroundings of one of Dublin’s most evocative and beautiful spaces. In this free event, dance and music unite with dramatic spirituality to create a completely new form of expression for one special performance only. Following on from the success of Experimental Evensong in 2010, composer Tom Lane and Christ Church Cathedral Choir in association with Ailish Claffey and Laura Murphy (Folded Productions)

present a completely new version of this religious service. company Tom Lane country Ireland venue Christ Church Cathedral dates Sat 24th @ 5PM price Free, no ticket required. There will be a voluntary collection held to support Christ Church Cathedral. duration 50mins Anybody who witnessed the haunting beauty of Tom Lane’s music in the unique surrounds of Christ Church last year will tell you how wonderful it was. This time he experiments further using choreography to immerse you even deeper in this special environment. — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

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iN THE PUB © STEVE WILSON PHOTOGRAPHY

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Rock bottom rules. Life is shit. Staying in tune is optional. Set in a backstreet bar room, this confessional play combines theatre, karaoke and storytelling. Witness a handful of strangers spill their guts, sing their songs and try to start again. Be their confidant on a journey towards hope, regeneration and karaoke glory. Hit the bar then settle in for a night of shameless voyeurism, melancholy mischief and big ballbusting ballads. After all, karaoke is cheaper than therapy. Let our irresistible band of losers serenade you with stories you shouldn’t hear.

company Gutsy Productions country Ireland venue Downstairs in The Stag’s Head preview Mon 12th @ 7:30PM dates Tue 13th-Thu 15th, Mon 19thThu 22nd @ 7:30PM price €13/€11 (€10 Preview) duration 70mins note This performance is not wheelchair accessible. Licensed premises. Stricly 18+ There's something extremely cathartic about witnessing somebody work out their own internal drama by singing 'Dancing Queen' at the top of their lungs in front of a crowd of strangers. It's quite heroic. The drama these everyday heroes experience is laid bare in this exciting new play by Ruth McGowan. — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

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MAN-I-PULATE In the heartlands the heart is huge. A wonderfully chaotic amalgamation of music, dance, juggling and the spoken word from Offaly, MAN-I-PULATE will take you by the hand to the truth of the moment. Hailed in the Irish Heartlands, as we speak, as “champions of the cause of artistic endeavour in an age of austerity”, this motley crew sets out to mock every pretension they stand for. An exuberant loud mouth, a flailing mover and four noisicians lead a cavalcade of unabashed live art action that new members are always welcome to take part in. As yarns are spun, a hilarious act of serendipity takes place. MAN-I-PULATE is supported by Offaly County Council.

company MAN-I-PULATE country Ireland venue Sweeney’s Pub, Dame St. preview Mon 12th @ 7:30PM datesTue 13th-Sat 17th @ 7:30PM price €13/€11 (€10 Preview) duration 40mins note This performance is not wheelchair accessible. Licensed premises. Stricly 18+ If you ever thought that contemporary dance was pretentious this show will prove you wrong. High energy, humorous and heartwarming stuff from Offaly's finest. — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

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Admit it. Our heads are totally wrecked. And we kinda want to talk about it. All of the things that shaped us and brought us to this moment; our families, the pure chance of falling in love, the randomness of absolutely everything, we kinda want to talk about that too. We’re all unique, but our experiences overlap. With each other. With everyone. With you. This is a nonfiction spoken word show about the universal truths that fuck us all up. Three men. Different histories. Same shit.

company Kalle Ryan, Stephen James Smith & Colm Keegan country Ireland venue The International Bar preview Mon 19th @ 7PM dates Tue 20th-Fri 23rd @ 7PM Other times Sat 24th @ 5.30pm price €13/€11 (€10 Preview) duration 60mins note This venue is not wheelchair accessible. Licensed premises. Stricly 18+ How often do you get to hear Irish men talk about their feelings in daylight hours? A vision of the Irish male psyche (in the international bar!) like you've never seen before. — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

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There is a feeling of fear and uncertainty in our country. Some people are afraid of losing their jobs, afraid of not being able to pay back loans, afraid their kids will have to emigrate. What are you afraid of? Large scale murals around the city centre will provide an interactive outlet for the Irish public to voice their fears. Write yours for all to see on chalkboards around the city. Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget about everything except what you're going to do now and do it. This is therapy for a city, a population, a community. For more information visit meandhimandyou.com

company me&him&you country Ireland venue Throughout the city dates Throughout the festival price Free, no ticket required Last year me&him&you transformed Dame Lane into an urban oasis. Now they return to assist you and your fellow Dubliners to share your fears with those who also walk the streets of this fair city. Remember: a problem shared is a problem halved. — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

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SPECIAL EVENTS © SONYA KELLY

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Inspired by the enormously successful runaway smash hits The Book Of Kells and The Argos Catalogue, this delightfully funny and touching photo album takes you on a whirlwind tour of New York City. Experience this iconic metropolis with all its heroes and villains. Your guide for today? A three inch, hibernating forest dweller. Brought to you by actor and comedian Sonya Kelly (The Savage Eye), this miniinstallation is a must for those who hold a keen spirit of adventure in their hearts and secret love for tiny bears.

company Sonya Kelly country Ireland venue Project Arts Centre Foyer & Festival Box Office dates Throughout the festival price Free, no ticket required Make sure you show up to Project Arts Centre or our box office in Filmbase a little bit early so you can spend some time immersed in this beautiful, funny and sad book. You’ll never look at a teddy bear the same way again. — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

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Barroco Dave Brubeck's famous jazz compositions, with their irregular, repetitive and obstinate rhythms, act as the starting point for this intense and playful dialogue between two master dancers and a talented young musician, Josselin Varengo. Dominique Duszynski, veteran dancer of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, and Ennio Sammarco, long-time performer with Compagnie Maguy Marin, explore the principle of freedom within an extremely defined structure. Each of the interpreters play with the concept of appearing and disappearing while triggering new sound and choreographic responses in the others. Elegant nonchalance and highly disciplined

movements work in harmony to create a jubilant, light and carefree choreographic work. company Association Woo. Presented by Dance Ireland. country France venue DanceHouse dates Sat 17th @ 5PM price €12 duration 30mins. This performance will be followed by a post-show discussion A once-off opportunity to see a performance by international dance artists of the highest calibre in the intimate surroundings of Dance House. — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

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Did you know that South William Street has had a thriving fashion community for over a century? It was Dublin’s garment district where furriers and dress-makers, glove-makers and couture coat manufacturers plied their trade. Fashion history is more than a history of hemlines; it’s about people, ideas, the way we have lived and what is happening now. Discover the street's hidden fashion past with this fun day-long event. Come to one or come to all animations; you’ll never see fashion the same way again. 13.00 Revisit the street’s stylish past in a Tableau Vivant on the front steps of Powerscourt Townhouse Centre (59 Sth William St) 13.30 Hear an inspiring free talk about the lost history of the street (51 Sth William St) 14.30-17.30 Follow a fashion trail through the makers and retailers of today. Bow, Indigo & Cloth, Smock,

Costume, Helen McAlinden, The Loft Market, Horse & June will reveal their hidden fashion secrets (Starts at 51 Sth William St) 15.30-17.00 Discover the lost techniques and expertise of tailoring at a workshop with Paddy Rogers, a South William Street tailor (51 Sth. William St) 18.00 Get mingling at the Fashion Snug in Grogan’s, Dublin’s rag-trade pub. Talk, reminisce and debate with the industry’s best company Ruth Griffin country Ireland dates Sun 25th price €25 (workshop only) All other events free, no ticket required I was fascinated to hear Ruth’s stories about South William Street’s illustrious fashion history. This series of unique events lets you delve right in to that extraordinary past. — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

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THE SocK ExchaNge Dare to darn and claim your free ‘Darning Needle for Life’ in this mass darning event. Darn your way out of the economic crisis and subvert your addiction to short-term shopping by spreading the joy of making and mending together. Join other unlikely darners to transform your unloved woolly assets and build up your resilience for the future. With a few slick woolly licks or maverick mends, your newly desirable, durable socks will be the envy of all. Darn for survival, darn for joy! The Crafts Council of Ireland is delighted to

present Futuremenders at ABSOLUT Fringe as part of Year of Craft 2011. company Futuremenders country UK venue ABSOLUT Fringe Box Office dates Thurs 22nd – Sun 25th times 10am-6pm (Thurs-Sat), 12pm-5pm (Sun) price Free Playful and provocative, The Sock Exchange teaches the value of the things we throw away before tantalising us with the lure of a greater return. — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

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SWITCHED ON is a series of music events specially curated by Darren McCreesh, where you’ll experience eclectic expressions of ‘the new great music’ and appreciate the significance of electronic and experimental music in defining the ‘Brave New World’. “In the new great music, machines will also be necessary and will be assigned a share in it.” This was futurologist Ferruccio Busoni in 1907, confidently predicting the emergence of electronic music which would come to dominate popular and experimental music in the late 20th and early 21st Century. However, others such as renowned folk music collector Cecil Sharp hoped that music would help lead a retreat from industrial values towards a pastoral Arcadian epoch. What neither school of thought anticipated was the capacity of musicians to absorb the tools and language of technology as part of their own songwriting craft; a kind of unending, evolving creative spur. All events take place at The Workman's Club and go on until late. Licensed premises: Strictly 18+.

wILD COMBInATION SPILLY WALKER | TR-ONE | ANGKORWAT | DAVID KITT & BROKEN AUDIO MOVEMENT (DJ SET) Distilling 30 years of electronic dance music, Spilly Walker’s songs are rich in sonic texture and filtered with a melodic pop sensibility. Classic house, Hip Hop and electronica are all filtered through the Spilly song-writing machine in a subtly original way that brings to mind Arthur Russell’s transformative minimasterpieces of sound. Spilly Walker will be joined by the Chicago house stomp of TR-ONE and expressionist electronica of Angkorwat. While versed in the language of modernist electronic music, each provide tantalising glimpses into new worlds, demonstrating the vitality of electronic music well into the 21st Century. Music for the head, heart and feet, be sure to bring your dancing shoes. country Ireland dates Fri 16th @ 7.30PM price €12

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ÜLTRAKUGEL TWINKRANES | BRUNO SPOERRI | ANWORTH KIRK & DEMDIKE STARE, SUPPORT: SOMADRONE, B-MUSIC DJs (ANDY VOTEL) Irish debut for Swiss electronic pioneer Bruno Spoerri whose impressively unconventional musical career spans over 40 years. As a composer for industrial and engineering companies, Bruno mixed primitive sampling techniques with musique concrète as well as using contemporary experimental psych-rock and funk musicians to motivate workers on the factory floor. Mysterious art/trash music project Anworth Kirk & Demdike Stare will perform a live re-vamped score for “Le Viol du Vampire” by ‘Fantastique’ filmmaker Jean Rollin. They will be joined on the bill by Twinkranes, Dublin’s delayed response to Neu! and Silver Apples, whose metronomic debut ‘Spektrumtheatresnakes’ had The Guardian, NME and assorted tastemakers purring with approval. Ültrakugel is a Finders Keepers/B-Music Presentation curated by Darren McCreesh

ARCADIAN SONGBOOK SERAFINA STEER | KATIE KIM | LISPECTOR When not performing with the likes of Patrick Wolf, Serafina Steer writes ethereal and intimate songs for performance with a harp. Her recent album, 'Change is good, change is good', prompted Jarvis Cocker to proclaim it one of his favourites of 2010. Katie Kim’s ambient folk/pop has garnered favourable comparisons to Cat Power and Joanna Newsom. The music revolves and swims around layers of fuzzy drips and murky clouds, always seeming to come to an elegant conclusion. Experiencing the music of Lispector is like unlocking a treasure trove of minimalist, Daniel Johnson-esque lo-fi pop masterpieces, each song an entry point into a world of private pleasures. In their own unique way, each artist shares an uncanny knack for bringing you to Arcadian corners of the imagination.

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country Ireland, France & UK dates Sat 24th @ 7.30PM price €12

country Ireland, Switzerland & UK dates Fri 23rd @ 7:30PM price €14

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ABSOLUT Fringe is delighted to present some of Ireland’s brightest artists in an animated discussion about their work, what drives them and where their practice is going. For all you die-hard art lovers this is a unique opportunity to hear about performing artists’ practice in their own words and to share your experiences of the festival this year.

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Revolutionary texts: Then and now. Writers and directors from ABSOLUT Fringe’s Revolutionary Texts series discuss political Irish playwriting from the independent theatre sector from the 1990s to the present day. 1PM - WAYNE JORDAN

Where love and acting go together; A REFLECTION ON THE RECENT HISTORY OF THEATRE MAKING IN DUBLIN. By talking through his own experience of the work of director Jason Byrne and his company Loose Canon, Wayne will examine some threads he perceives in the recent history of theatre practice in Dublin and the challenge this work makes to his own practice. 1.30PM – LOUISE LOWE

Space, Place and Community Louise Lowe makes theatre in site-specific and site-responsive contexts that reflect the physical architecture and encapsulate the energy of each space; the residue of people who have inhabited them, their history, present tense and sometimes their imagined future. In this lecture Louise will explore the role of the audience as a vital and critical element of this type of performance. 2PM-2.45PM – LUNCH BREAK

2.45PM – ELLA CLARKE

Lecture on a Professional Biography in Thirty Minutes Ella Clarke will perform a demonstration of her composite professional experience from her beginnings at ballet school, time studying in Russia, contemporary retraining, pursuit of form, meeting Deborah Hay, creating Genesis Project, developing solo practice, choreographing for theatre and performance as a genreless art. 3.15PM – DYLAN TIGHE

What’s the point? Ethics vs Aesthetics on and off stage. To what extent do ethics related to the context of presentation and conditions of production influence the overall meaning of the performance? Using his own work as a starting point, Dylan seeks to answer this question with reference to contemporary theatre practice. 4PM

The State of this Fringe Nation in a Brave New World A panel discussion with audience participation on the work presented in ABSOLUT Fringe 2011, This session will be chaired by Loughlin Deegan, outgoing Artistic Director of Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival and incoming Artistic Director of The Lir, Ireland’s new National Academy for The Performing Arts.

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ABSOLUT FRinge AwaRds The ABSOLUT Fringe Awards exist to recognise, reward and celebrate the hard work and talent on display in the festival each year. They are a small but heartfelt tribute to some of the hundreds of festival makers and doers who seem to be able to draw on a reservoir of bottomless energy and passion to create some of the most exciting and original work any of us see from one end of the year to the next. You complete us. More power to your elbow. Spirit of the Fringe Commissioning Award A highly prestigious ABSOLUT Fringe award in association with Project Arts Centre that combines a commission to present work in Project Arts Centre in next year’s ABSOLUT Fringe, along with €5,000 to get the show up and running. The Golden Ticket! Recent winners include The Company, THEATREclub and Gavin Kostick. Fishamble New Writing Award For the best play by a new or emerging Irish (or Irish-based) playwright premiered during ABSOLUT Fringe, this award includes the prize of a scholarship place on one of Fishamble's acclaimed playwriting courses, dramaturgical support and a stipend towards the playwright’s next play, generously sponsored by Fishamble: The New Play Company. The idea of new writing is interpreted broadly to include new works in the area of dance, performance art, music, multi-author, post-dramatic works and so on. Recent recipients of this coveted award are Shona McCarthy for Married to the Sea, Elaine Murphy for Little Gem, Grace Dyas for Rough and Amy Conroy for I ♥ Alice ♥ I.

presenter of lunchtime theatre and is delighted and proud to continue to sponsor the Bewley's Café Theatre 'Little Gem' Award for the most exciting show under an hour in length presented at this year's ABSOLUT Fringe. The prize for winning the award is a two-week run at Bewley's Café Theatre in the following year with €2,000 available to the company to pay for the remount. Best Production Presented by ABSOLUT Fringe to the show or event that displays excellence in every area of production, this awards the company or artist €750 to acknowledge the enormous work and talent that is put into presenting work at the festival. Best Design €500 is presented by ABSOLUT Fringe to the talented winner of this award for outstanding lighting, set, sound, costume and/or graphic design. Best Male Performer and Best Female Performer What it says on the tin. Worth a cool €500 each from ABSOLUT Fringe. ABSOLUT Award for Best Off-Site Production Specifically for artists and companies making work in unusual places. This award comes courtesy of our title sponsor ABSOLUT and the winner will receive a stunning €1,500. The Next Stage Wild Card award ABSOLUT Fringe pays for an artist who has been part of the festival to take up a place on The Next Stage – an artist development programme run by Theatre Forum in association with Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival.

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company Irish Theatre Institute venue ABSOLUT Fringe Festival Club dates Fri 16th @ 9AM price €20 per person, €35 for two people from the same organisation. Breakfast included. duration 5 hours

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Irish Theatre Institute’s 6th annual Information Toolbox, a key networking event, is produced specifically with the needs of new and emerging theatre and dance companies/artists in mind. This event provides an ideal environment for new and emerging Irish companies/artists to promote shows, pitch work to venues and festivals and begin dialogue with key funding agencies and support organisations. This event has evolved to also provide the participants with an opportunity to meet and engage with international organisations and presenters. The objective is for these companies and artists to investigate the possibility of re-mounting their shows following ABSOLUT Fringe or, indeed, to create new work in the future. ITI is delighted to partner again with ABSOLUT Fringe and Fishamble: the New

Play Company on the Show in a Bag initiative. Information Toolbox is an ideal platform for these five new small-scale artist led shows to be promoted to presenting venues and festivals around Ireland. ITI’s Information Toolbox is an event exclusively for companies and artists presenting work in the 2011 ABSOLUT Fringe. ITI’s Information Toolbox is funded by The Arts Council, Dublin City Council and Culture Ireland. Book your place directly through Irish Theatre Institute by contacting Jen Coppinger, Information & Events Manager; jcoppinger@irishtheatreinstitute.ie or (01) 670 4908. More Information on www.irishtheatreinstitute.ie

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ThursDAY 8th Sept 1pm

Where do I start? (p)  Project Arts Centre Cube  45 mins PG.32

8pm

Jumping Off The Earth (p)  Project Arts Centre Space Upstairs  60 mins PG.26

8.30pm

Man of Valour (p)  Samuel Beckett Theatre  90 mins PG.12

8.45pm

Do You Read Me? (p)  Boys School @ Smock Alley Theatre  60 mins PG.44

9pm

Eternal rising of the Sun (p)  Project Arts Centre Cube  75 mins PG.33

Friday 9th Sept

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1pm

Where do I start? (p)  Project Arts Centre Cube  45 mins PG.32

6.15pm

My Word is My Bond (p)  Boys School @ Smock Alley Theatre  90 mins PG.45

8pm

Jumping Off The Earth (p)  Project Arts Centre Space Upstairs  60 mins PG.26

8.30pm

Autobiographer (p)  Studio Theatre @ Smock Alley Theatre  70 mins PG.18

8.30pm

Man of Valour (p)  Samuel Beckett Theatre  90 mins PG.12

8.45pm

Do You Read Me? (p)  Boys School @ Smock Alley Theatre  60 mins PG.44

9pm

Eternal rising of the Sun (p)  Project Arts Centre Cube  75 mins PG.33

10pm

The Year of Magical Wanking (p)  Project Arts Centre Space Upstairs  60 mins PG.27

Saturday 10th Sept 24 hours

No Man’s Land  River Liffey PG.10

24 hours

I am afraid…  Various locations PG.83

All day

Little Bear Big Apple  Project Arts Centre Foyer & Festival Box Office PG.84

All day

Changing Room  Various shops  2 mins EACH PG.70

1pm

Where do I start?  Project Arts Centre Cube  45 mins PG.32

3pm Autobiographer  Studio Theatre @ Smock Alley Theatre  70 mins PG.18 3pm

Man of Valour  Samuel Beckett Theatre  90 mins PG.12

6pm

Twenty Ten  Project Arts Centre Space Upstairs  60 mins PG.14

6.15pm

My Word is My Bond (p)  Boys School @ Smock Alley Theatre  90 mins PG.45

6.45pm

In My Bed (p)  Through the Arch, off Cope Street  60 mins PG.69

7.45pm

Macnas - On the edge of things is a fierce beauty  The National Museum of Ireland –

Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks  75 mins PG.16

8pm

Jumping Off The Earth  Project Arts Centre Space Upstairs  60 mins PG.26

8.30pm

Man of Valour  Samuel Beckett Theatre  90 mins PG.12

8.45pm

Do You Read Me?  Boys School @ Smock Alley Theatre  60 mins PG.69

8.45pm

In My Bed (p)  Through the Arch, off Cope Street  60 mins PG.69

9pm

Eternal rising of the Sun   Project Arts Centre Cube  75 mins PG.33

Doors 9pm FM Belfast  ABSOLUT Fringe Festival Club  tIl late PG.37 10pm

The Year of Magical Wanking  Project Arts Centre Space Upstairs  60 mins PG.27

Sunday 11th Sept 24 hours

No Man’s Land  River Liffey PG.10

24 hours

I am afraid…  Various locations PG.83

All day

Little Bear Big Apple  Project Arts Centre Foyer & Festival Box Office PG.84

All day

Changing Room  Various shops  2 mins each PG.70

1pm

Where do I start?  Project Arts Centre Cube  45 mins PG.32 FRINGEFEST.COM • 1850 374 643


3pm Autobiographer  Studio Theatre @ Smock Alley Theatre  70 mins PG.18 6pm

Twenty Ten  Project Arts Centre Space Upstairs  60 mins PG.14

6.15pm

My Word is My Bond  Boys School @ Smock Alley Theatre  90 mins PG.45

6.45pm

In My Bed  Through the Arch, off Cope Street  60 mins PG.69

7pm

List Operators  ABSOLUT Fringe Festival Club  60 mins PG.21

8pm

Jumping Off The Earth  Project Arts Centre Space Upstairs  60 mins PG.26

8.30pm Autobiographer  Studio Theatre @ Smock Alley Theatre  70 mins PG.18 8.30pm

Man of Valour  Samuel Beckett Theatre  90 mins PG.12

8.45pm

Do You Read Me?  Boys School @ Smock Alley Theatre  60 mins PG.44

8.45pm

In My Bed  Through the Arch, off Cope Street  60 mins PG.69

9pm

Eternal rising of the Sun   Project Arts Centre Cube  75 mins PG.33

10pm

The Year of Magical Wanking  Project Arts Centre Space Upstairs  60 mins PG.27

Monday 12th Sept 24 hours

No Man’s Land  River Liffey PG.10

24 hours

I am afraid…  Various locations PG.83

All day

Little Bear Big Apple  Project Arts Centre Foyer & Festival Box Office PG.84

All day

Changing Room  Various shops  2 mins each PG.70

1pm

Where do I start?  Project Arts Centre Cube  45 mins PG.32

6pm

It’s Your Turn To Change Daddy  Bewley’s Café Theatre  50 mins PG.52

6pm

Our Father (p)  The New Theatre  75 mins PG.56

6pm

Twenty Ten  Project Arts Centre Space Upstairs  60 mins PG.14

6.15pm Intimacy  Project Arts Centre Cube  85 mins PG.24 6.15pm

My Word is My Bond  Boys School @ Smock Alley Theatre  90 mins PG.45

6.45pm

In My Bed  Through the Arch, off Cope Street  60 mins PG.69

7pm

FOLLOW (p)  The Lir  65 mins PG.40

7pm

List Operators  ABSOLUT Fringe Festival Club  60 mins PG.21

7.30pm

Bird with boy (p)  Kilmainham Gaol  45 mins PG.71

7.30pm

Love Songs For Losers (p)  Downstairs in The Stag’s Head  70 mins PG.80

7.30pm

MAN-I-PULATE (p)  Sweeney’s Pub  40 mins PG.81

8pm

Jumping Off The Earth  Project Arts Centre Space Upstairs  60 mins PG.26

8pm

MaDam (p)  Hello Operator  60 mins PG.72

8.15pm

Whenever I Get Blown Up I Think Of You  The New Theatre  50 mins PG.57

8.30pm

Does Anybody Ever (p)  Players Theatre  50 mins PG.60

8.30pm

Man of Valour  Samuel Beckett Theatre  90 mins PG.12

8.45pm

Do You Read Me?  Boys School @ Smock Alley Theatre  60 mins PG.44

8.45pm

In My Bed  Through the Arch, off Cope Street  60 mins PG.69

9pm

Seekers (p)  The Back Loft  40 mins PG.66

9pm

Eternal rising of the Sun   Project Arts Centre Cube  75 mins PG.33

10pm

The Year of Magical Wanking  Project Arts Centre Space Upstairs  60 mins PG.27

Tuesday 13th Sept 24 hours

No Man’s Land  River Liffey PG.10

24 hours

I am afraid…  Various locations PG.83

All day

Little Bear Big Apple  Project Arts Centre Foyer & Festival Box Office PG.84 @DUBLINFRINGE • #AFRINGE • FACEBOOK.COM/ABSOLUTFRINGE

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All day

Changing Room  Various shops  2 mins each PG.70

1pm

That’s About The Size of It  Bewley’s Café Theatre  50 mins PG.53

1pm

Where do I start?  Project Arts Centre Cube  45 mins PG.32

6pm

Luca & the Sunshine (p)  Studio Theatre @ Smock Alley Theatre  45 mins PG.46

6pm

Our Father  The New Theatre  75 mins PG.56

6pm

Pocket Music  Bewley’s Café Theatre  50 mins PG.53

6pm

Twenty Ten  Project Arts Centre Space Upstairs  60 mins PG.14

6.15pm Intimacy  Project Arts Centre Cube  85 mins PG.24 6.15pm

My Word is My Bond  Boys School @ Smock Alley Theatre  90 mins PG.45

6.30pm

Heidi and the Bear (p)  The Pearse Centre  55 mins PG.64

6.30pm

The Bright Side of the Moon  Players Theatre  60 mins PG.61

6.45pm

In My Bed  Through the Arch, off Cope Street  60 mins PG.69

7pm

Body Electric (p)  Block T   60 mins PG.73

7pm FOLLOW  The Lir  65 mins PG.40

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7.30pm

Bird with boy  Kilmainham Gaol  45 mins PG.71

7.30pm

Love Songs For Losers  Downstairs in The Stag’s Head  70 mins PG.80

7.30pm MAN-I-PULATE  Sweeney’s Pub  40 mins PG.81 7.45pm You Can’t Just Leave—There’s Always Something (p) Meeting point: Trinity College, Nassau Street entrance  90 mins PG.74 8pm

Jumping Off The Earth  Project Arts Centre Space Upstairs  60 mins PG.26

8pm MaDam  Hello Operator  60 mins PG.72 8.15pm

Whenever I Get Blown Up I Think Of You  The New Theatre  50 mins PG.57

8.30pm

Does Anybody Ever  Players Theatre  50 mins PG.60

8.30pm

Man of Valour  Samuel Beckett Theatre  90 mins PG.12

8.45pm

Do You Read Me?  Boys School @ Smock Alley Theatre  60 mins PG.44

8.45pm

In My Bed  Through the Arch, off Cope Street  60 mins PG.69

9pm

Cult (p)  The Lir  75 mins PG.41

9pm

Body Electric (p)  Block T   60 mins PG.73

9pm Seekers  The Back Loft  40 mins PG.66 9pm

Eternal rising of the Sun   Project Arts Centre Cube  75 mins PG.33

10pm

The Year of Magical Wanking  Project Arts Centre Space Upstairs  60 mins PG.27

Wednesday 14th Sept 24 hours

No Man’s Land  River Liffey PG.10

24 hours

I am afraid…  Various locations PG.83

All day

Little Bear Big Apple  Project Arts Centre Foyer & Festival Box Office PG.84

All day

Changing Room  Various shops  2 mins each PG.70

1pm

Last Year  Bewley’s Café Theatre  50 mins PG.54

1pm

Where do I start?  Project Arts Centre Cube  45 mins PG.32

3pm Intimacy  Project Arts Centre Cube  85 mins PG.24 6pm

Luca & the Sunshine  Studio Theatre @ Smock Alley Theatre  45 mins PG.46

6pm

Our Father  The New Theatre  75 mins PG.56

6pm

Twenty Ten  Project Arts Centre Space Upstairs  60 mins PG.14

6.15pm Intimacy  Project Arts Centre Cube  85 mins PG.24 6.15pm

My Word is My Bond  Boys School @ Smock Alley Theatre  90 mins PG.45

6.30pm

The Bright Side of the Moon  Players Theatre  60 mins PG.61 FRINGEFEST.COM • 1850 374 643


6.30pm

Heidi and the Bear  The Pearse Centre  55 mins PG.64

7pm

Body Electric  Block T   60 mins PG.73

7pm FOLLOW  The Lir  65 mins PG.40 7pm

List Operators  ABSOLUT Fringe Festival Club  60 mins PG.21

7.30pm

Bird with boy  Kilmainham Gaol  45 mins PG.71

7.30pm

Love Songs For Losers  Downstairs in The Stag’s Head  70 mins PG.80

7.30pm MAN-I-PULATE  Sweeney’s Pub  40 mins PG.81 7.45pm You Can’t Just Leave - There’s Always Something Meeting point: Trinity College, Nassau Street entrance  90 mins PG.74 8pm

Hand Me Down The Moon (p)  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

8pm

PaperDolls (p)  The Complex  60 mins PG.76

8pm

Jumping Off The Earth  Project Arts Centre Space Upstairs  60 mins PG.26

8pm MaDam  Hello Operator  60 mins PG.72 8pm The Wheelchair On My Face: A look back at a myopic childhood Bewley’s Café Theatre  50 mins PG.54 8.15pm

The Flamboyant Bird (p)  Studio Theatre @ Smock Alley Theatre  75 mins PG.47

8.15pm

Whenever I Get Blown Up I Think Of You  The New Theatre  50 mins PG.57

8.20pm

Hand Me Down The Moon (p)  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

8.30pm

Does Anybody Ever  Players Theatre  50 mins PG.60

8.30pm

Frisky and Mannish  ABSOLUT Fringe Festival Club  60 mins PG.20

8.40pm

Hand Me Down The Moon (p)  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

8.45pm

Do You Read Me?  Boys School @ Smock Alley Theatre  60 mins PG.44

9pm Cult  The Lir  75 mins PG.41 9pm

Body Electric  Block T 60 mins PG.73

9pm

Eternal rising of the Sun   Project Arts Centre Cube  75 mins PG.33

9pm

Hand Me Down The Moon (p)  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

10pm

The Year of Magical Wanking  Project Arts Centre Space Upstairs  60 mins PG.27

Thursday 15th Sept 24 hours

No Man’s Land  River Liffey PG.10

24 hours

I am afraid…  Various locations PG.83

All day

Little Bear Big Apple  Project Arts Centre Foyer & Festival Box Office PG.84

All day

Changing Room  Various shops  2 mins each PG.70

1pm

That’s About The Size of It  Bewley’s Café Theatre  50 mins PG.53

1pm

Where do I start?  Project Arts Centre Cube  45 mins PG.32

2.15pm

New Play Reading - Mark Cantan  Project Arts Centre Cube  120 mins PG.26

6pm

Our Father  The New Theatre  75 mins PG.56

6pm

Luca & the Sunshine  Studio Theatre @ Smock Alley Theatre  45 mins PG.46

6pm

Twenty Ten  Project Arts Centre Space Upstairs  60 mins PG.14

6pm

It’s Your Turn To Change Daddy  Bewley’s Café Theatre  50 mins PG.52

6pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

6.15pm

I Like This   Samuel Beckett Theatre  55 mins PG.22

6.15pm Intimacy  Project Arts Centre Cube  85 mins PG.24 6.15pm

My Word is My Bond  Boys School @ Smock Alley Theatre  90 mins PG.45

6.20pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

6.30pm

Heidi and the Bear  The Pearse Centre  55 mins PG.64 @DUBLINFRINGE • #AFRINGE • FACEBOOK.COM/ABSOLUTFRINGE

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6.30pm

The Bright Side of the Moon  Players Theatre  60 mins PG.61

6.40pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

6.45pm

In My Bed  Through the Arch, off Cope Street  60 mins PG.69

7pm

Body Electric  Block T   60 mins PG.73

7pm FOLLOW  The Lir  65 mins PG.40 7pm

List Operators  ABSOLUT Fringe Festival Club  60 mins PG.21

7pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

7.20pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

7.30pm

Bird with boy  Kilmainham Gaol  45 mins PG.71

7.30pm

Love Songs For Losers  Downstairs in The Stag’s Head  70 mins PG.80

7.30pm MAN-I-PULATE  Sweeney’s Pub  40 mins PG.81 7.40pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

7.45pm You Can’t Just Leave—There’s Always Something  Meeting point: Trinity College, Nassau Street entrance  90 mins PG.74

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8pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

8pm

Jumping Off The Earth  Project Arts Centre Space Upstairs  60 mins PG.26

8pm MaDam  Hello Operator  60 mins PG.72 8pm PaperDolls  The Complex  60 mins PG.76 8pm

Pocket Music  Bewley’s Café Theatre  50 mins PG.53

8.15pm

The Flamboyant Bird  Studio Theatre @ Smock Alley Theatre  75 mins PG.47

8.15pm

Whenever I Get Blown Up I Think Of You  The New Theatre  50 mins PG.57

8.20pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

8.30pm

Does Anybody Ever  Players Theatre  50 mins PG.60

8.30pm

Man of Valour  Samuel Beckett Theatre  90 mins PG.12

8.30pm

Frisky and Mannish  ABSOLUT Fringe Festival Club  60 mins PG.20

8.40pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

8.45pm

Do You Read Me?  Boys School @ Smock Alley Theatre  60 mins PG.44

8.45pm

In My Bed  Through the Arch, off Cope Street  60 mins PG.69

9pm Cult  The Lir  75 mins PG.41 9pm

Body Electric  Block T   60 mins PG.73

9pm

Eternal rising of the Sun   Project Arts Centre Cube  75 mins PG.33

9pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

9pm Seekers  The Back Loft  40 mins PG.66 10pm

The Year of Magical Wanking  Project Arts Centre Space Upstairs  60 mins PG.27

FriDAY 16th Sept 24 hours

No Man’s Land  River Liffey PG.10

24 hours

I am afraid…  Various locations PG.83

All day

Little Bear Big Apple  Project Arts Centre Foyer & Festival Box Office PG.84

All day

Changing Room  Various shops  2 mins each PG.70

9am

Information Toolbox  ABSOLUT Fringe Festival Club  300 mins PG.93

1pm

Where do I start?  Project Arts Centre Cube  45 mins PG.32

2.15pm

New Play Readings - Shaun Dunne  Project Arts Centre Cube  120mins PG.26

3pm

I Like This   Samuel Beckett Theatre  55 mins PG.22

6pm

Luca & the Sunshine  Studio Theatre @ Smock Alley Theatre  45 mins PG.46

6pm

Our Father  The New Theatre  75 mins PG.56 FRINGEFEST.COM • 1850 374 643


6pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

6.15pm

I Like This   Samuel Beckett Theatre  55 mins PG.22

6.15pm Intimacy  Project Arts Centre Cube  85 mins PG.24 6.15pm

My Word is My Bond  Boys School @ Smock Alley Theatre  90 mins PG.45

6.20pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

6.30pm

Heidi and the Bear  The Pearse Centre  55 mins PG.64

6.30pm

The Bright Side of the Moon  Players Theatre  60 mins PG.61

6.40pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

6.45pm

In My Bed  Through the Arch, off Cope Street  60 mins PG.69

7pm

Body Electric  Block T   60 mins PG.73

7pm FOLLOW  The Lir  65 mins PG.40 7pm

List Operators  ABSOLUT Fringe Festival Club  60 mins PG.21

7pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

Doors 7.30pm Wild

Combination  The Workman’s Club  tIl late PG.88

7.20pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

7.30pm

Bird with boy  Kilmainham Gaol  45 mins PG.71

7.30pm MAN-I-PULATE  Sweeney’s Pub  40 mins PG.81 7.40pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

7.45pm You Can’t Just Leave—There’s Always Something  Meeting point: Trinity College, Nassau Street entrance  90 mins PG.74 8pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

8pm

Jumping Off The Earth  Project Arts Centre Space Upstairs  60 mins PG.26

8pm MaDam  Hello Operator  60 mins PG.72 8pm Prêt-à-médiatiser   South Studios  45 mins PG.77 8pm PaperDolls  The Complex  60 mins PG.76 8.15pm

The Flamboyant Bird  Studio Theatre @ Smock Alley Theatre  75 mins PG.47

8.15pm

Whenever I Get Blown Up I Think Of You  The New Theatre  50 mins PG.57

8.20pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

8.30pm

Does Anybody Ever  Players Theatre  50 mins PG.60

8.30pm

Man of Valour  Samuel Beckett Theatre  90 mins PG.12

8.30pm

Frisky and Mannish  ABSOLUT Fringe Festival Club  60 mins PG.20

8.40pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

8.45pm

Do You Read Me?  Boys School @ Smock Alley Theatre  60 mins PG.44

8.45pm

In My Bed  Through the Arch, off Cope Street  60 mins PG.69

9pm Cult  The Lir  75 mins PG.41 9pm

Body Electric  Block T   60 mins PG.73

9pm

Eternal rising of the Sun   Project Arts Centre Cube  75 mins PG.33

9pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

9pm Seekers  The Back Loft  40 mins PG.66 10pm

The Year of Magical Wanking  Project Arts Centre Space Upstairs  60 mins PG.27

Saturday 17th Sept 24 hours

No Man’s Land  River Liffey PG.10

24 hours

I am afraid…  Various locations PG.83

All day

Little Bear Big Apple  Project Arts Centre Foyer & Festival Box Office PG.84

All day

Changing Room  Various shops  2 mins each PG.70 @DUBLINFRINGE • #AFRINGE • FACEBOOK.COM/ABSOLUTFRINGE

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11am

Twenty Ten (durational performance)  Project Arts Centre Space Upstairs  7 hrs PG.14

1pm

Where do I start?  Project Arts Centre Cube  45 mins PG.32

1.30pm

The Flamboyant Bird  Studio Theatre @ Smock Alley Theatre  75 mins PG.47

1.30pm

The Bright Side of the Moon  Players Theatre  60 mins PG.61

2pm

Heidi and the Bear  The Pearse Centre  55 mins PG.64

2.30pm Cult  The Lir  75 mins PG.41 3pm

Eternal rising of the Sun   Project Arts Centre Cube  75 mins PG.33

3pm

I Like This   Samuel Beckett Theatre  55 mins PG.22

3pm You Can’t Just Leave—There’s Always Something  Meeting point: Trinity College, Nassau Street entrance  90 mins PG.74 3.30pm

Luca & the Sunshine  Studio Theatre @ Smock Alley Theatre  45 mins PG.46

4pm MaDam  Hello Operator  60 mins PG.72 5pm Barocco DanceHouse 30 mins + post show discussion PG.85

102

6pm

Luca & the Sunshine  Studio Theatre @ Smock Alley Theatre  45 mins PG.46

6pm

Our Father  The New Theatre  75 mins PG.56

6pm The Wheelchair On My Face: A look back at a myopic childhood Bewley’s Café Theatre  50 mins PG.54 6pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

6.15pm

I Like This   Samuel Beckett Theatre  55 mins PG.22

6.20pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

6.30pm

Heidi and the Bear  The Pearse Centre  55 mins PG.64

6.30pm

The Bright Side of the Moon  Players Theatre  60 mins PG.61

6.40pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

6.45pm

In My Bed  Through the Arch, off Cope Street  60 mins PG.69

7pm

Body Electric  Block T   60 mins PG.73

7pm FOLLOW  The Lir  65 Mins PG.40 7pm

List Operators  ABSOLUT Fringe Festival Club  60 mins PG.21

7pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

7.20pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

7.30pm

Bird with boy  Kilmainham Gaol  45 mins PG.71

7.30pm MAN-I-PULATE  Sweeney’s Pub  40 mins PG.81 7.40pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

7.45pm You Can’t Just Leave - There’s Always Something Meeting point: Trinity College, Nassau Street entrance  90 mins PG.74 8pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

8pm

Jumping Off The Earth  Project Arts Centre Space Upstairs  60 mins PG.26

8pm MaDam  Hello Operator  60 mins PG.72 8pm Prêt-à-médiatiser   South Studios  45 mins PG.77 8pm

Last Year  Bewley’s Café Theatre  50 mins PG.54

8pm PaperDolls  The Complex  60 mins PG.76 8.15pm

The Flamboyant Bird  Studio Theatre @ Smock Alley Theatre  75 mins PG.47

8.15pm

Whenever I Get Blown Up I Think Of You  The New Theatre  50 mins PG.57

8.20pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

8.30pm

Does Anybody Ever  Players Theatre  50 mins PG.60

8.30pm

Man of Valour  Samuel Beckett Theatre  90 mins PG.12

8.40pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75 FRINGEFEST.COM • 1850 374 643


8.45pm

In My Bed  Through the Arch, off Cope Street  60 mins PG.69

Doors 9pm Pop Céilí & ROCKEROKE ABSOLUT Fringe Festival Club  GIG STARTS AT 10PM PG.38 9pm Cult  The Lir  75 mins PG.41 9pm

Body Electric  Block T   60 mins PG.73

9pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

9pm Seekers  The Back Loft  40 mins PG.66 10pm

The Year of Magical Wanking  Project Arts Centre Space Upstairs  60 mins PG.27

SunDAY 18th Sept 24 hours

No Man’s Land  River Liffey PG.10

24 hours

I am afraid…  Various locations PG.83

All day

Little Bear Big Apple  Festival Box Office PG.84

All day

Changing Room  Various shops  2 mins each PG.70

10am–10pm Happening  Gresham Hotel  12 hours PG.78 1.30pm

The Flamboyant Bird  Studio Theatre @ Smock Alley Theatre  75 mins PG.47

3pm You Can’t Just Leave—There’s Always Something Meeting point: Trinity College, Nassau Street entrance  90 mins PG.74 3.30pm

Luca & the Sunshine  Studio Theatre @ Smock Alley Theatre  45 mins PG.46

4pm MaDam  Hello Operator  60 mins PG.72 6pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

6pm

Luca & the Sunshine  Studio Theatre @ Smock Alley Theatre  45 mins PG.46

6pm

The Flamboyant Bird  Studio Theatre @ Smock Alley Theatre  75 mins PG.47

6.20pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

6.30pm

Heidi and the Bear  The Pearse Centre  55 mins PG.64

6.40pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

6.45pm

In My Bed  Through the Arch, off Cope Street  60 mins PG.69

7pm

Body Electric  Block T  60 mins PG.73

7pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

7pm

List Operators  ABSOLUT Fringe Festival Club  60 mins PG.21

7.20pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

7.40pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

7.45pm You Can’t Just Leave—There’s Always Something Meeting point: Trinity College, Nassau Street entrance  90 mins PG.74 8pm MaDam  Hello Operator  60 mins PG.72 8pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

8pm

PaperDolls  The Complex  60 mins PG.76

8.15pm

The Yellow Wallpaper (p)  Boys School @ Smock Alley Theatre  75 mins PG.48

8.15pm

The Flamboyant Bird  Studio Theatre @ Smock Alley Theatre  45 mins PG.47

8.20pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

8.30pm

Man of Valour  Samuel Beckett Theatre  90 mins PG.12

8.30pm

Frisky and Mannish  ABSOLUT Fringe Festival Club  60 mins PG.20

8.40pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

8.45pm

In My Bed  Through the Arch, off Cope Street  60 mins PG.69

9pm

Body Electric  Block T  60 mins PG.73

9pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

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MonDAY 19th Sept 24 hours

No Man’s Land  River Liffey PG.10

24 hours

I am afraid…  Various locations PG.83

All day

Little Bear Big Apple  Project Arts Centre Foyer & Festival Box Office PG.84

All day

Changing Room  Various shops  2 mins each PG.70

6pm

Welcome to the Forty Foot (p)  The New Theatre  50 mins PG.58

6pm

When Irish Hearts are Praying (p)  Boys School @ Smock Alley Theatre  60 mins PG.49

6.15pm The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer Project Arts Centre Cube  50 mins PG.25 6.30pm

104

Amy, I want to make you hard (p)  The Back Loft  60 mins PG.67

6.30pm

Gis a Shot of Your Bongos Mister (p) CityArts 60 mins PG.62

6.30pm

Heidi and the Bear  The Pearse Centre  55 mins PG.64

7pm

Body Electric  Block T  60 mins PG.73

7pm

List Operators  ABSOLUT Fringe Festival Club  60 mins PG.21

7pm Three Men Talking About Things They Kinda Know About (p) The International Bar  60 mins PG.82 7.30pm

Bird with boy  Kilmainham Gaol  45 mins PG.71

7.30pm

Love Songs For Losers  Downstairs in The Stag’s Head  70 mins PG.80

8pm

PaperDolls  The Complex  60 mins PG.76

8pm

Rogue (p)  Bewley’s Café Theatre  55 mins PG.55

8.15pm

The Yellow Wallpaper  Boys School @ Smock Alley Theatre  45 mins PG.48

8.30pm

Bás Tongue (p)  Project Arts Centre Cube  75 mins PG.34

8.30pm

Man of Valour  Samuel Beckett Theatre  90 mins PG.12

8.30pm

Frisky and Mannish  ABSOLUT Fringe Festival Club  60 mins PG.20

8.30pm

WHAT ARE POETS FOR (in a destitute time)? CityArts 65 mins PG.63

9pm

Body Electric  Block T  60 mins PG.73

9pm

Pope Benedict: Bond Villain (p)  The Lir  60 mins PG.42

TuesDAY 20th Sept 24 hours

No Man’s Land  River Liffey PG.10

24 hours

I am afraid…  Various locations PG.83

All day

Little Bear Big Apple  Project Arts Centre Foyer & Festival Box Office PG.84

All day

Changing Room  Various shops  2 mins each PG.70

1pm All Things Considered it’s a Nice Place to Start (p) Project Arts Centre Cube  50 mins PG.35 1pm

That’s About The Size of It  Bewley’s Café Theatre  50 mins PG.53

6pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

6pm

It’s Your Turn To Change Daddy  Bewley’s Café Theatre  50 mins PG.52

6pm

Welcome to the Forty Foot  The New Theatre  50 mins PG.58

6pm

When Irish Hearts are Praying  Boys School @ Smock Alley Theatre  60 mins PG.49

6.15pm The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer Project Arts Centre Cube  50 mins PG.25 6.20pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

6.30pm

Amy, I want to make you hard  The Back Loft  60 mins PG.67

6.30pm

Gis a Shot of Your Bongos Mister CityArts 60 mins PG.62 FRINGEFEST.COM • 1850 374 643


6.30pm

Heidi and the Bear  The Pearse Centre  55 mins PG.64

6.40pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

7pm

Body Electric  Block T  60 mins PG.73

7pm Three Men Talking About Things They Kinda Know About The International Bar  60 mins PG.82 7pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

7pm

Chesslaugh Mewash (p)  The Lir  70 mins PG.43

7.20pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

7.30pm

Bird with boy  Kilmainham Gaol  45 mins PG.71

7.30pm

A Lost Opera (p)  Project Arts Centre Space Upstairs  60 mins PG.28

7.30pm

Love Songs For Losers  Downstairs in The Stag’s Head  70 mins PG.80

7.40pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

7.45pm You Can’t Just Leave—There’s Always Something Meeting point: Trinity College, Nassau Street entrance  90 mins PG.74 8pm

Better Loved From Afar (p)  The New Theatre  45 mins PG.59

8pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

8pm Rogue  Bewley’s Café Theatre  55 mins PG.55 8.15pm

The Yellow Wallpaper  Boys School @ Smock Alley Theatre  45 mins PG.48

8.20pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

8.30pm

Bás Tongue (p)  Project Arts Centre Cube  75 mins PG.34

8.30pm

Dreams of Love  Studio Theatre @ Smock Alley Theatre  60 mins PG.50

8.30pm

Frisky and Mannish  ABSOLUT Fringe Festival Club  60 mins PG.20

8.30pm

Seeing and Dreaming  The Back Loft  60 mins PG.68

8.30pm

WHAT ARE POETS FOR (in a destitute time)? CityArts 65 mins PG.63

8.30pm

Man of Valour  Samuel Beckett Theatre  90 mins PG.12

8.40pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

9pm

Body Electric  Block T  60 mins PG.73

9pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

9pm

Pope Benedict: Bond Villain  The Lir  60 mins PG.42

9.30pm

maKe, i mean (p)  Project Arts Centre Space Upstairs  60 mins PG.29

WedNESDAY 21st Sept 24 hours

No Man’s Land  River Liffey PG.10

24 hours

I am afraid…  Various locations PG.83

All day

Little Bear Big Apple  Project Arts Centre Foyer & Festival Box Office PG.84

All day

Changing Room  Various shops  2 mins each PG.70

1pm All Things Considered it’s a Nice Place to Start  Project Arts Centre Cube  50 mins PG.35 1pm

That’s About The Size of It  Bewley’s Café Theatre  50 mins PG.53

1pm

The Yellow Wallpaper  Boys School @ Smock Alley Theatre  45 mins PG.48

6pm

Criminal Queers (p)  Project Arts Centre Space Upstairs  30 mins PG.30

6pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

6pm

Pocket Music  Bewley’s Café Theatre  50 mins PG.53

6pm

When Irish Hearts are Praying  Boys School @ Smock Alley Theatre  60 mins PG.49

6pm

Welcome to the Forty Foot  The New Theatre  50 mins PG.58

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6.15pm The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer Project Arts Centre Cube  50 mins PG.25 6.20pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

6.30pm

Amy, I want to make you hard  The Back Loft  60 mins PG.67

6.30pm

Gis a Shot of Your Bongos Mister CityArts 60 mins PG.62

6.30pm

Heidi and the Bear  The Pearse Centre  55 mins PG.64

6.30pm Rory Sheridan’s Tales of the Antarctica Studio Theatre @ Smock Alley Theatre  55 mins PG.51 6.40pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

7pm

Body Electric  Block T  60 mins PG.73

7pm

Chesslaugh Mewash  Main The Lir  70 mins PG.43

7pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

7pm

List Operators  ABSOLUT Fringe Festival Club  60 mins PG.21

7pm Three Men Talking About Things They Kinda Know About  The International Bar  60 mins PG.82 106

7.20pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

7.30pm

A Lost Opera  Project Arts Centre Space Upstairs  60 mins PG.28

7.30pm

Love Songs For Losers  Downstairs in The Stag’s Head  70 mins PG.80

7.40pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

7.45pm You Can’t Just Leave — There’s Always Something  Meeting point: Trinity College, Nassau Street entrance  90 mins PG.74 8pm

Better Loved From Afar  The New Theatre  45 mins PG.59

8pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

8pm Rogue  Bewley’s Café Theatre  55 mins PG.55 8.15pm

The Yellow Wallpaper  Boys School @ Smock Alley Theatre  45 mins PG.48

8.20pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

8.30pm

Bás Tongue  Project Arts Centre Cube  75 mins PG.34

8.30pm

Dreams of Love  Studio Theatre @ Smock Alley Theatre  60 mins PG.50

8.30pm

Man of Valour  Samuel Beckett Theatre  90 mins PG.12

8.30pm

Frisky and Mannish  ABSOLUT Fringe Festival Club  60 mins PG.20

8.30pm

Seeing and Dreaming  The Back Loft  60 mins PG.68

8.30pm

WHAT ARE POETS FOR (in a destitute time)? CityArts 65 mins PG.63

8.40pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

9pm

Body Electric  Block T  60 mins PG.73

9pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

9pm

Pope Benedict: Bond Villain  The Lir  60 mins PG.42

9.30pm

maKe, i mean  Project Arts Centre Space Upstairs  60 mins PG.29

ThursDAY 22rd Sept 24 hours

No Man’s Land  River Liffey PG.10

24 hours

I am afraid…  Various locations PG.83

All day

Little Bear Big Apple  Project Arts Centre Foyer & Festival Box Office PG.84

All day

Changing Room  Various shops  2 mins each PG.70

10am-6pm The Sock Exchange Festival Box Office PG.87 1pm All Things Considered it’s a Nice Place to Start Project Arts Centre Cube  50 mins PG.35 FRINGEFEST.COM • 1850 374 643


1pm

Last Year  Bewley’s Café Theatre  50 mins PG.53

1.30pm

Love Child  Project Arts Centre Space Upstairs  120 mins PG.31

6pm

Criminal Queers   Project Arts Centre Space Upstairs  30 mins PG.30

6pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

6pm

It’s Your Turn To Change Daddy  Bewley’s Café Theatre  50 mins PG.52

6pm

Welcome to the Forty Foot  The New Theatre  50 mins PG.58

6pm

When Irish Hearts are Praying  Boys School @ Smock Alley Theatre  60 mins PG.49

6.15pm The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer Project Arts Centre Cube  50 mins PG.25 6.20pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

6.30pm

Amy, I want to make you hard  The Back Loft  60 mins PG.67

6.30pm

Gis a Shot of Your Bongos Mister CityArts 60 mins PG.62

6.30pm Rory Sheridan’s Tales of the Antarctica Studio Theatre @ Smock Alley Theatre  55 mins PG.51 6.40pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

7pm

Body Electric  Block T  60 mins PG.73

7pm

Chesslaugh Mewash  The Lir  70 mins PG.43

7pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

7pm

List Operators  ABSOLUT Fringe Festival Club  60 mins PG.21

7pm Three Men Talking About Things They Kinda Know About  The International Bar  60 mins PG.82 7.20pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

7.30pm

A Lost Opera  Project Arts Centre Space Upstairs  60 mins PG.28

7.30pm

Love Songs For Losers  Downstairs in The Stag’s Head  70 mins PG.80

7.40pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.76

7.45pm You Can’t Just Leave—There’s Always Something Meeting point: Trinity College, Nassau Street entrance  90 mins PG.74 8pm

Better Loved From Afar  The New Theatre  45 mins PG.59

8pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

8pm Rogue  Bewley’s Café Theatre  55 mins PG.55 8.15pm

The Yellow Wallpaper  Boys School @ Smock Alley Theatre  45 mins PG.48

8.20pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

8.30pm

Bás Tongue  Project Arts Centre Cube  75 mins PG.34

8.30pm

Dreams of Love  Studio Theatre @ Smock Alley Theatre  60 mins PG.50

8.30pm

Man of Valour  Samuel Beckett Theatre  90 mins PG.12

8.30pm

Frisky and Mannish  ABSOLUT Fringe Festival Club  60 mins PG.20

8.30pm

Seeing and Dreaming  The Back Loft  60 mins PG.68

8.30pm

WHAT ARE POETS FOR (in a destitute time)? CityArts 65 mins PG.63

8.40pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

9pm

Body Electric  Block T  60 mins PG.73

9pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

9pm

Pope Benedict: Bond Villain  The Lir  60 mins PG.42

9.30pm

maKe, i mean  Project Arts Centre Space Upstairs  60 mins PG.29

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Fri 23RD Sept 24 hours

No Man’s Land  River Liffey PG.10

24 hours

I am afraid…  Various locations PG.83

All day

Little Bear Big Apple  Project Arts Centre Foyer & Festival Box Office PG.84

All day

Changing Room  Various shops  2 mins each PG.70

10am-6pm The Sock Exchange Festival Box Office PG.87 1pm All Things Considered it’s a Nice Place to Start Project Arts Centre Cube  50 mins PG.35

108

1pm

Last Year  Bewley’s Café Theatre  50 mins PG.54

1.30pm

The Lament for Arthur Cleary  Project Arts Centre Space Upstairs  120 mins PG.31

6pm

Criminal Queers   Project Arts Centre Space Upstairs  30 mins PG.30

6pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

6pm

Pocket Music  Bewley’s Café Theatre  50 mins PG.53

6pm

Welcome to the Forty Foot  The New Theatre  50 mins PG.58

6pm

When Irish Hearts are Praying  Boys School @ Smock Alley Theatre  60 mins PG.49

6.15pm The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer Project Arts Centre Cube  50 mins PG.25 6.20pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

6.30pm

Amy, I want to make you hard  The Back Loft  60 mins PG.67

6.30pm

Gis a Shot of Your Bongos Mister CityArts 60 mins PG.62

6.30pm Rory Sheridan’s Tales of the Antarctica  Studio Theatre @ Smock Alley Theatre  55 mins PG.51 6.40pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

7pm

Chesslaugh Mewash  The Lir  70 mins PG.43

7pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

7pm

List Operators  ABSOLUT Fringe Festival Club  60 mins PG.21

7pm Three Men Talking About Things They Kinda Know About  The International Bar  60 mins PG.82 7.20pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

7.30pm

A Lost Opera  Project Arts Centre Space Upstairs  60 mins PG.28

Doors 7.30pm ÜLTRAKUGEL  The Workman’s Club  tIl late PG.89

7.40pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

7.45pm You Can’t Just Leave—There’s Always Something Meeting point: Trinity College, Nassau Street entrance  90 mins PG.74 8pm

Better Loved From Afar  The New Theatre  45 mins PG.59

8pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

8pm Rogue  Bewley’s Café Theatre  55 mins PG.55 8.15pm

The Yellow Wallpaper  Boys School @ Smock Alley Theatre  45 mins PG.48

8.20pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

8.30pm

Bás Tongue  Project Arts Centre Cube  75 mins PG.34

8.30pm

Dreams of Love  Studio Theatre @ Smock Alley Theatre  60 mins PG.50

8.30pm

Man of Valour  Samuel Beckett Theatre  90 mins PG.12

8.30pm

Frisky and Mannish  ABSOLUT Fringe Festival Club  60 mins PG.20

8.30pm

Seeing and Dreaming  The Back Loft  60 mins PG.68

8.30pm

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Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

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Pope Benedict: Bond Villain  The Lir  60 mins PG.42

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No Man’s Land  River Liffey PG.10

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Little Bear Big Apple  Project Arts Centre Foyer & Festival Box Office PG.84

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Changing Room  Various shops  2 mins each PG.70

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Down Onto Blue  Project Arts Centre Space Upstairs  120 mins PG.31

1pm All Things Considered it’s a Nice Place to Start Project Arts Centre Cube  50 mins PG.35 1pm The Wheelchair On My Face: A look back at a myopic childhood Bewley’s Café Theatre  50 mins PG.54 1pm

The Yellow Wallpaper  Boys School @ Smock Alley Theatre  45 mins PG.48

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Digging for Fire  Project Arts Centre Space Upstairs  120 mins PG.31

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Dreams of Love  Studio Theatre @ Smock Alley Theatre  60 mins PG.50

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Pope Benedict: Bond Villain  The Lir  60 mins PG.42

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Man of Valour  Samuel Beckett Theatre  90 mins PG.12

3.30pm All Things Considered it’s a Nice Place to Start Project Arts Centre Cube  50 mins PG.35 3.30pm Rory Sheridan’s Tales of the Antarctica Studio Theatre @ Smock Alley Theatre  55 mins PG.51 5pm COROKINESIS: the 2nd Experimental Evensong Christ Church Cathedral  50 mins PG.79 5pm

Floor It  The Pearse Centre  90 mins PG.65

5.30pm Three Men Talking About Things They Kinda Know About The International Bar  60 mins PG.82 6pm

Criminal Queers   Project Arts Centre Space Upstairs  30 mins PG.30

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Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

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Welcome to the Forty Foot  The New Theatre  50 mins PG.58

6pm The Wheelchair On My Face: A look back at a myopic childhood Bewley’s Café Theatre  50 mins PG.54 6pm

When Irish Hearts are Praying  Boys School @ Smock Alley Theatre  60 mins PG.49

6.15pm The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer Project Arts Centre Cube  50 mins PG.25 6.20pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

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Amy, I want to make you hard  The Back Loft  60 mins PG.67

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Gis a Shot of Your Bongos Mister CityArts 60 mins PG.62

6.30pm Rory Sheridan’s Tales of the Antarctica Studio Theatre @ Smock Alley Theatre  55 mins PG.51 6.40pm

Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

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List Operators  ABSOLUT Fringe Festival Club  60 mins PG.21

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Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

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A Lost Opera  Project Arts Centre Space Upstairs  60 mins PG.28

Doors 7.30pm ARCADIAN SONGBOOK  The Workman’s Club  tIl late PG.89

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Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

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Better Loved From Afar  The New Theatre  45 mins PG.59

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Floor It  The Pearse Centre  90 mins PG.65

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Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

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The Yellow Wallpaper  Boys School @ Smock Alley Theatre  45 mins PG.48

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Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

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Bás Tongue  Project Arts Centre Cube  75 mins PG.34

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Dreams of Love  Studio Theatre @ Smock Alley Theatre  60 mins PG.50

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Man of Valour  Samuel Beckett Theatre  90 mins PG.12

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Frisky and Mannish  ABSOLUT Fringe Festival Club  60 mins PG.20

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Seeing and Dreaming  The Back Loft  60 mins PG.68

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WHAT ARE POETS FOR (in a destitute time)? CityArts 65 mins PG.63

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Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

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Hand Me Down The Moon  25 Eustace Street  60 mins PG.75

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Pope Benedict: Bond Villain  The Lir  60 mins PG.42

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maKe, i mean  Project Arts Centre Space Upstairs  60 mins PG.29

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I am afraid…  Various locations PG.83

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Changing Room  Various shops  2 mins each PG.70

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01 9 Crow Street 02 25 Eustace Street 03 ABSOLUT Fringe Box Office at Filmbase 04 ABSOLUT Fringe Festival Club 05 Bewley's Café Theatre 06 Block T 07 Bow – Powerscourt Centre 08 Smock Alley Theatre 09 Christ Church Cathedral 10 CityArts 11 National Museum of Ireland Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks 12 DanceHouse 13 The Stag's Head 14 Enable Ireland 15 The Gresham Hotel 16 Hello Operator 17 Indigo & Cloth 18 Kilmainham Gaol 19 Trinity College: Nassau Street Entrance 20 Pamela Scott 21 Players Theatre, 22 Project Arts Centre 23 River Liffey No Man's Land 21 Samuel Beckett Theatre 24 South Studios 25 Sweeney's 26 Ted Baker 27 The Back Loft 28 The Complex 29 The International Bar 30 The Lir 31 The New Theatre 32 The Pearse Centre 33 The Workman's Club 34 Cope Street Arch

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A Lost Opera Abie Philbin Bowman ABSOLUT Fringe Awards ABSOLUT Fringe Contemporary Performing Arts Symposium All Things Considered it's a Nice Place to Start Amy, I want to make you hard Angkorwar Anthony Morris and Róisín Morris Anworth Kirk & Demdike ARCADIAN SONGBOOK Arroo Abú Theatre Company Association Woo Autobiographer

28 42 92 90 35 67 88 52 89 89 45 85 18

B B-Music DJs (Andy Votel) Barocco Bás Tongue Better Loved From Afar Beyond the Bark Bird with boy Body Electric Brian Fleming Bruno Spoerri

89 85 34 59 61 71 73 62 89

C Changing Room Chesslaugh Mewash Chunky Move COROKINESIS: the 2nd Experimental Evensong Criminal Queers Cult

70 43 22 79 30 41

D Damian Kearney David Kitt & Broken Audio Movement (DJ set) David O'Doherty Denis Buckley Diet of Worms Digging for Fire by Declan Hughes DJ Kormac AV Set Do You Read Me? Does Anybody Ever Dog and String Theatre and Vanessa Earl donjuandemonaghan Donncha O'Dea & Camille Ross Down Onto Blue by Pom Boyd Dragonfly Theatre Collective Dreams of Love

47 88 51 63 41 31 39 44 60 68 46 53 31 64 50

E Eleanor Tiernan Eléonore Nicolas Eternal rising of the Sun

55 72 33

F Fergal McCarthy Floor It FM Belfast FOLLOW Frisky and Mannish Futuremenders

10 65 37 40 20 87

G Genesis Collective Gis a Shot of Your Bongos Mister GrandBoy Gutsy Productions

28 62 70 80

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I I am afraid… I Like This In My Bed Information Toolbox Intimacy Irish Modern Dance Theatre Irish Theatre Institute It’s Your Turn To Change Daddy

83 22 69 93 24 29 93 52

j Jumping Off the Earth junk ensemble

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K Kalle Ryan, Stephen James Smith & Colm Keegan Katie Kim

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On the edge of things is a fierce beauty Our Father

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PaperDolls Pocket Music Polish Theatre Ireland Pop Céilí Pop Centre Plus Pope Benedict: Bond Villain Prêt-à-médiatiser

76 53 43 38 20 42 77

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Rampant Ranters Theatre Revolutionary Texts for Breakfast & Lunch

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Niamh McCann Niamh Shaw No Man's Land Noelia Ruiz & Angel Luis Gonzalez Nyree Yergainharsian

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L Last Year Lispector List Operators Little Bear Big Apple Louise White and Kate Nic Chonaonaigh Love Child by Gerry Stembridge Love Songs For Losers Luca & the Sunshine

maKe, i mean Making Strange Man of Valour Manchán Magan MAN-I-PULATE Mark Cantan - New Play Reading Maurice Joseph Kelliher me&him&you Melanie Wilson MIRARI Productions in association with Alive-O Molly Naylor My Word is My Bond

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index ROCKEROKE Rogue Rory Sheridan’s Tales of the Antarctica Rough Magic SEEDS Programme Ruth Griffin

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Saramai Leech / Rachel Ní Chuinn 65 Seeing and Dreaming 68 Seekers 66 Serafina Steer 89 Shaun Dunne - New Play Reading 26 Side-Show Productions 50 Somadrone 89 Sonya Kelly 54, 84 Spilly Walker 88 Spilt Gin 74 Stare 89 SWITCHED ON 88-89

T Talking Shop Ensemble and 44 Shaun Dunne That's About The Size of It 53 The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: 25 Deep Sea Explorer The Bright Side of the Moon 61 The Children 60 The Collective Theatre Company/ 73 Revolting Bodies Theatre Company The Corn Exchange 12 The Flamboyant Bird 47 The Lament for Arthur Cleary 31 by Dermot Bolger The Lost Fashion History of South 86 William Street The Sock Exchange 87 The Wheelchair On My Face: 54 A look back at a myopic childhood

The Year of Magical Wanking The Yellow Wallpaper THEATREclub Then This Theatre THISISPOPBABY Three Men Talking About Things They Kinda Know About Tim Watts Tom Lane TR-ONE Twenty Ten Twinkranes

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V Veronica Dyas

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W Waterdonkey Theatre Welcome to the Forty Foot WHAT ARE POETS FOR (in a destitute time)? When Irish Hearts are Praying Whenever I Get Blown Up I Think Of You Where do I start? WILD COMBINATION Willfredd Theatre With An 'F' Productions Women In Space: Bairbre Ní Chaoimh and Aideen Barry

78 58 63 49 57 32 88 40 56 75

Y You Can’t Just Leave - There’s Always Something

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veNues 9 Crow Street Temple Bar, Dublin 2 This venue is not wheelchair accessible. 25 Eustace Street Dublin 2 This venue is not wheelchair accessible. ABSOLUT Fringe Festival Box Office Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple, Dublin 2 ABSOLUT Fringe Festival Club 12 Parnell Square East, Dublin 1 This venue is a licensed premises, no access for under 18 year olds Bewley's Café Theatre 2nd Floor, Bewley's Building, 78/79 Grafton Street, Dublin 2 Lunch not included with lunchtime shows. Block T 1-6 Haymarket, Smithfield Square, Dublin 7 This venue is not wheelchair accessible. Bow Powerscourt Townhouse, Dublin 2 This venue is not wheelchair accessible. Boys School @ Smock Alley Theatre Lower Exchange Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 Christ Church Cathedral Christ Church Place, Dublin 2

CityArts 15 Bachelors Walk, Dublin 1 DanceHouse Liberty Corner, Foley Street, Dublin 1 Downstairs in The Stag's Head 1 Dame Court, Dublin 2 This venue is not wheelchair accessible. This venue is a licensed premises, no access for under 18 year olds

Players Theatre 35 Regent House Square, Trinity College, Dublin 2 Project Arts Centre Cube 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 T-01 881 9613 Project Arts Centre Foyer 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 T-01 881 9613

Ted Baker 42 Grafton Street, Dublin 2 This venue is not wheelchair accessible. The Back Loft 7/11 Saint Augustine Street, Dublin 8 This venue is not wheelchair accessible. The Complex 18-21 Block C, Smithfield Square, Dublin 7 125

Enable Ireland Unit 8, South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2 This venue is not wheelchair accessible.

Project Arts Centre Space Upstairs 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 T-01 881 9613

The International Bar 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2 This venue is not wheelchair accessible.

Gresham Hotel 23 Upper O'Connell Street, Dublin 1

River Liffey, West of Samuel Beckett Bridge Dublin 1

The Lir, National Academy of Dramatic Art Corner of Pearse St and Grand Canal Quay

Hello Operator 12 Rutland Place, Dublin 1 This venue is not wheelchair accessible.

Samuel Beckett Theatre Trinity College, Dublin 2 T-01 896 2461

Indigo and Cloth 27 South William Street, Dublin 2 This venue is not wheelchair accessible.

South Studios 27/28 New Row South, Dublin 8 This venue is not wheelchair accessible.

Kilmainham Gaol 8 Inchicore Road, Dublin 8 This venue is not wheelchair accessible.

Studio Theatre @ Smock Alley Theatre Lower Exchange Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Meeting point: Trinity College, Nassau Street entrance Nassau Street, Dublin 2 Pamela Scott Grafton Street, Dublin 2 This venue is not wheelchair accessible.

Sweeney's 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2 This venue is not wheelchair accessible. This venue is a licensed premises, no access for under 18 year olds

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The National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks Benburb Street, Dublin 7 The New Theatre 43 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 The Pearse Centre 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2 The Workman’s Club 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2 This venue is a licensed premises, no access for under 18 year olds Through the Arch, off Cope Street Cope Street, Dublin 2


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Director Róise Goan General Manager Wendy Dempsey Marketing Manager Tom Lawlor Production Manager Marcus Costello Programme Manager Lian Bell Marketing Assistant Gavin Feiritéar Production Coordinator Helen Collins Book Keeper Louise Doyle Festival Club Producer Eleanor McGuinness Box Office Managers Joey Kavanagh, Kamil Chechlacz ABSOLUT Fringe Festival Club Box Office Manager Jamie Snelgrove Volunteer Coordinator Liam Ryan Programming Assistant Chris James

Artist Liaison Assistants Eoin Kilkenny, Jan Schneider Press Assistant Sarah Vanden Broeck Technical Manager Hugh Roche Kelly Production Assistants Katie Foley, Jean Martin Publicity & PR Conleth Teevan Fringe Lab Coordinator Kate O’Sullivan Programme, Print & Web Design AAD Festival Auditor Niall M. Hogan & Company IT Supply and Support Dimsion4/GDK Fringe Solicitors Gordon Judge & Co.

Board of Directors Una Carmody (Chair), Jen Coppinger, Tom Creed, Des Doris, Julie Doyle, Dave Harland, Andrew Lowe, Barry O’Donnell, Annie Ryan

A big thank you to additional Box office, Front of House, Venue Technical, Technical and Hospitality staff, distributors and all of our volunteers.

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THANK YOU ABSOLUT Fringe would not have been possible without the following people, we would like to thank you:

Aaron Kelly. Aideen Howard. All of the Willing Workers List. Andy Smith. Ann Daly. Annabelle Comyn. Anthony Fox, Shane Fitzmorris and Cathy Ely O’Carroll at The New Theatre. Austin Kelly and everyone at Charles Stewart Guest House. Brendan Gallagher and all at Aircoach. Bridewell Garda Station. Caitriona Gaffney. Cathal and Maighread Goan. Christine Monk. Cian O’Brien, Lynne Parker and all at Rough Magic. Colm Hackett. Colm Ivors. Damian Downes and all at Kilkenny Arts Festival. Darragh Doyle. Dave McKone and all at Dimension 4. David Dignam and Gerry Barry at Dublin Port Company. David Horan, Colm Maher & Iseult Golden at Bewleys Café Theatre. David Teevan and all at Clonmel Junction Festival. Dee Roycroft. Dublin Docklands Development Authority. Dylan O’Neil. Dylan Tighe. Edwina Casey. Ella Clarke. Emer McGowan at Draíocht. Emma Donnellan, Richard Brickley, Lorcan Bannon, Stuart Moffett and all at IDL Pernod Ricard. Emma Gavagan, Garrett Harte and all at Newstalk. Emma Gorman at Tourism Ireland. Fergal McGrath. Francis Thackaberry at Samuel Beckett Theatre. Grace Dyas. Graeme Farrow and all at Ulster Bank Festival at Queens. Gráinne Humphreys, Joanne O’Hagan and all at Jameson Dublin International Film Festival. Gráinne Kelly, Veronica Beausang and all at Dublin City Council Events Unit. Greg O'Dwyer at Dublin Fire Brigade. Hegemon’s Entourage. Jane Daly, Siobhán Bourke, Jen Coppinger and Claire O’Neill at Irish Theatre Institute. Jenny Jennings. Jim Culleton, Gavin Kostick & Marketa Dowling at Fishamble; the New Play Company. Jimmy Fay. Karen Wright & everyone at StayDublin. Kerryann Conway and all at Conway Communications. Kieran Forde and all at Metro Herald. Laurie Uprichard and all at Dublin Dance Festival. Lesley Tully, Aideen D’Arcy, Jota Castro, Christian Viveros-Fauné and Daniela Crawley at Dublin Contemporary. Lianne O’Shea. Loughlin Deegan, Triona Ni Dhuibhir, Sarah Durcan, Shauna Lyons, Gemma Duke and all at Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival. Loughlin McSweeney and Ian Huet at Choice Cuts. Louise Lowe. Madeline Boughton, Christine Sisk and Eugene Downes at Culture Ireland. Martin Lacey. Martine Hogan and everyone at Niall M. Hogan & Company. Mary Hickson. Maureen Gaule. Maureen Kennelly & Leslie Ryan at Craft Council of Ireland. Michael Canney. Michael McDermott. Michael Sheary. Niamh Burke Kennedy. Niamh Ní Chonchabhair. Nicola Foley. Patrick Sutton, Kristian Marken, Niamh Byrne and all at Smock Alley Theatre. Paul Brown and all at Earagail Arts Festival. Paul Fahy, Gerry Cleary and all at Galway Arts Festival. Paul Johnson, Sian Cunningham and Elisabetta Bisaro at Dance Ireland. Ray Yeates. Robbie McDonald and all at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre. Roger Irish. Rory McCarthy, Fiona Maddock and all at Fáilte Ireland. Rory Pierce. Sandra Alvarez. Sara Cregan. Sarah Murphy. Sarah Pyle. Scott Burnett, Johnny Kelly and Seán Mongey at Studio AAD. Seamus Lynam, Greg Kelly and all at The National Museum of Ireland at Collins Barracks. Sean Dennehy. Shane McAllister and everyone at Mobanode. Sinead Connolly, Maura Carty and all at Dublin City Council Arts Office. Steve Collins. Stuart McLaughlin and all at Business to Arts. Susan Daly, Adrian Acosta and all at thejournal.ie. Susan Kirby and all at St Patrick’s Festival. Susan O’Driscoll. Tania Banotti, Irma McLoughlin and Eoin Gannon at Theatre Forum Ireland. Loughlin Deegan, Brian Singleton and all at The Lir. The Slow English Society. Thomas Conway. Tiina Ylönen. Tim Smith. Tom Creed, Kath Gorman and all at Cork Midsummer Festival. Tony Davey, Will Tatem, Ann Russel and everyone at Red 61. Una McCarthy, Martin Drury, David Parnell and Jocelyn Clarke at The Arts Council. Vera & Tommy Lawlor. Wayne Jordan. Willie White, Niamh O’Donnell, Melanie Wright, J C Collins, Stephen Dodd, Carmel Mackey and all at Project Arts Centre. Win & Mike Dempsey. A huge thank you to our incredible team of interns and volunteers, without whose energy and commitment ABSOLUT Fringe could not happen.

Extra special thanks to Una Carmody, Chairperson of Dublin Fringe Festival 2008-2011 and board member since 2000.

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Box Office INformatioN TICKETS AVAILABLE: ONLINE WWW.FRINGEFEST.COM (from 21st July 2011)

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TELEPHONE 1850 FRINGE (374643) (from 17th August 2011) Due to ABSOLUT Fringe’s popularity, our phone lines may occasionally be engaged. Please persist. Booking numbers for individual venues (where applicable) are listed on page 125. IN PERSON AT THE BOX OFFICE (from 17th August 2011)

FILMBASE Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 Open: Wednesday 17th August – Sunday 25th September 2011 Times: 10am-6pm Monday – Saturday 12-6pm Sunday (11th/18th/25th September only)

Subject to availability. All sales are final. No substitutions or exchanges. All bookings are subject to a €1 transaction fee which is included in the ticket price. If available, tickets are sold on the door of most ABSOLUT Fringe venues, and are subject to individual venue box office policies. Credit cards are not accepted at most venues. Cash and exact change are always appreciated. Please call to confirm details pertaining to accessibility and available services at each venue. Special Assistance If a member of your party is a wheelchair user or needs special assistance in the auditorium please inform Box Office at the time of booking.

ABSOLUT FRINGE FESTIVAL CLUB 12 Parnell Square East , Dublin 1 (from Sep 10th) Open: Saturday 10th – Saturday 24th September 2011 Times: 6pm – 1.30am Thursday - Saturday 6pm – 11pm Sunday – Wednesday

International patrons should ring — or book online. 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 vary greatly. Please contact the Box Office in advance to confirm specific venue details. Latecomers will not be admitted. All sales final. No refund or exchanges. All information in this brochure is correct at time of publication. Dublin Fringe Festival Ltd. reserves the right to make alterations to the programme and cannot be held accountable for cancellations, substitutions or changes.

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