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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL

7 — 22 SEPT


For 25 years, Dublin Fringe Festival has been home to bold ideas, brave performing arts and adventurous audiences. We’ve worked with the best artists in Ireland, welcomed the most exciting international acts, and thrown a party or two along the way.

We’re dreaming and scheming to do more, support more artists, give you more unforgettable experiences, but we need your help. If you’ve made work with us, sat in an audience with us, danced till dawn with us, volunteered with us, or just love the idea of supporting Irish artists and new work, please consider donating €25 to our Fringe25 campaign at www.fringefest.com Pop into the Box Office and check our website for the names of the lovely legends who have donated.

CONTENTS 2

SPONSORS & PARTNERS

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HOW TO BOOK

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INTRO

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INVENTORS & MAVERICKS

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CLUB CULTURE IS CULTURE

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TIME CAPSULE

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BODIES IN TIME

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PUNCHLINES

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YOUNG RADICALS

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PLAYS PLAYS PLAYS

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ESCAPADES

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INTIMACIES

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FRINGE 25

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YOUR ART. YOUR CITY.

AWARDS

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DAY-BY-DAY

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INDEX

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THANK YOU & TEAM

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MAP & VENUES


SPONSORS & PARTNERS Grant Aided By

How to BooK Principal Patron

Official Gin

Official Beer Supporter of Plays, Plays, Plays and the Wilde Courage Award

Venue Sponsor of Smock Alley Theatre, The Chocolate Factory, and Ringside Bar at National Stadium

Media Partners

1. Online at fringefest.com from 18 July, 2019 2. Call 1850 FRINGE (374 643) from 18 July, 2019

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3. In Person from 28 August, 2019

Hospitality Partners

Age Suitability Due to mature themes, strong language and nudity, the content of many Dublin Fringe Festival shows may not be viewed as suitable for all audiences. Find our programme for young audiences on pages 72 - 77. International Patrons International patrons should ring +353 1 670 6107 or book online. Phones Due to Dublin Fringe Festival’s popularity, our phone lines may occasionally be engaged. Please persist. Special Assistance If a member of your party is a wheelchair user or needs special assistance at any of our venues please inform Box Office at the time of booking. Please refer to the venue page at the back of this brochure for accessibility information. Group Discounts Discounts are available for most shows to groups of 10+. Otherwise ticket concessions are available in most cases for students, senior citizens or the unwaged.

Cultural Partners Gift Vouchers are available on fringefest.com. Go on, treat someone! Dublin

Young Radicals Partners

Festival Partners

Artist Resources Support

Programming Partners

Dublin Fringe Festival Box Office Irish Architecture Foundation, 15 Bachelors Walk, D1 Open Wed 28 August – Sun 22 September Times Mon-Sat 10:00 – 18:00, Sun 12:00 – 18:00 (8, 15 & 22 Sept only)

Venue Box Offices If available, tickets are sold on the door of most Dublin Fringe Festival 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. Call us to find out more about accessibility and available services at our venues.

Please arrive at the venue at least 20 minutes before show time. All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. Transaction fee of €2 per tickets applies to all tickets and is included in the price. Please Note All information in this brochure is correct at time of publication. Dublin Fringe Festival CLG reserves the right to make alterations to the programme and cannot be held accountable for cancellations, substitutions or changes. Site specific venues may have restricted sightlines; we recommend you get to the venue early in order to choose a suitable seat.


POWER & PLEASURE — Ruth Mc Gowan, Festival Director

This programme in your hands is your invitation – see you there.

Put your coat on, rally your mates and let's go. Help create the kind of city that you want to live in. When our powers combine this September, we’ll deliver a Dublin disrupted by bold moves, radical artworks and unforgettable experiences that leave an after-glow.

Dublin Fringe Festival has an unwavering commitment to new voices and new work. These sixteen days offer an introduction to the inventors and mavericks whose work demands to be seen. Take a risk with us and stay intrepid. You’ll be rewarded with revelation, beauty and intimate encounters that linger long after the curtain falls.

Defiant delight, escapism and laughter shared among friends and strangers has a transformative power — that’s why our festival is in hot pursuit of pleasure. We’ve assembled a dazzling collection of mischief makers and craic czars to share art experiences that pulsate with joy and send you home starry-eyed.

This year the focus is on power: seizing it, sharing it, speaking truth to it. Power comes in many forms, not just wearing capes or carrying cash. We recognise the power in the quiet, the soft and the patient, along with the primal, the furious and the muscular.

Artists illuminate the otherwise invisible. Their creative visions electrify reality and allow us to soar above the mainstream. The imagined futures they unleash propel the world forward. They are the source, their valour activates the power in others. They’ve created urgent events in conversation with Dublin and Ireland today, sweet antidotes to the fast and standardised, hybrid forms that push the boundaries of performance and one-of-a-kind escapades that offer new perspectives on the city.

True originals, philosopher kings, witches, smart cookies, feminist giants, outlaws, originators, buzzers, upstarts and luminaries-in-waiting: welcome to Dublin Fringe Festival 2019. Join us as we follow the lead of the extraordinary artists within these pages.


NEW RITUALS

FRINGE LAB

A curatorial note

In this edition of Dublin Fringe Festival our icons are fats and femmes, our histories are myriad and our faith is multitudinous. It’s not the old Ireland but it’s not a new Ireland yet; we’re liminal, crepuscular — looking to a skyline where it could be dusk or dawn. The exceptional artists in this programme are inhabiting a cultural landscape scattered with relics, they’re reclaiming ritual, occupying faith and praying to new deities. Ghosts have been exhumed and are being welcomed to the table. These artists aren’t casting off our past, they’re repurposing it, divining it, using it as tea leaves. They’re establishing a bold new world, one where we victoriously clamour to tell the histories of all involved, where the doctrine is truth-telling, where mass is dancing ‘til your feet hurt and communion is catharsis.   They’re establishing new rites, they’re mythologising the now.   — Bee Sparks, Artistic Projects Manager

FRINGE LAB provides year-round practical and artistic support, responding to the needs of both developing and established artists, technicians, producers and practitioners. FRINGE LAB is both a space and a platform for training and learning activities. Professional performing artists need somewhere to work. In the last year FRINGE LAB was used by over 200 companies for 6,000+ hours. Fringe is devoted to cultivating connections: artists access in-house expertise from marketing to producing and everything in between! At FRINGE LAB, we want to mould our resources to suit the need of the artist — if you’re an artist with a suggestion or a request get in touch! Just drop us a line at fringelab@fringefest.com. STUDIO 1 – Studio Space A dedicated space for the development of new work. It’s available free of charge 12 hours a day, seven days a week on an application basis. See fringefest.com for more. THE CELL – Office Space A quieter office space dedicated to writers and producers who need silence to work or write. This small office space is available from Monday to Friday, 10:00-18:00 and is booked in advance. FRINGE LAB FOYER A drop-in facility with free Wi-Fi and access to printing facilities. Available on a first come, first served basis Monday to Friday, 10:0018:00. STUDIO 2 – Space For Hire Need a space to rehearse? Or to hold auditions, meetings, workshops or classes? Studio 2 at FRINGE LAB is available to hire! For very competitive rates, use this bright and spacious space overlooking Meeting House Square in Temple Bar all year round. Just drop us a line at fringelab@fringefest.com or call 01 670 6106 to make your booking.

FRINGE LAB Resident Artists While we welcome an amazing range of artists throughout the year, FRINGE LAB is also a home to some artists all year round! A wonderful group of makers have joined the Fringe team this year. These initiatives aren’t just about physical space: we’re thinking about a sense of belonging and a community. FRINGE LAB Artist Office A free, shared, lockable office space at Fringe HQ that artists can make their own. Writer Dylan Coburn Gray, actor, writer and producer Stephen Colfer, and theatre writer, director and producer Mollie Molumby joined us from April 2018 – July 2019. FRINGE LAB Hot Deskers Feeling isolated as a freelancer has been a recurring issue in our conversations with artists. So we’ve opened up more hot desk space at FRINGE LAB. Artists for this pilot programme, running from April 2018 - July 2019, were writer and actor Noelle Brown, production company Sickle Moon, and comedian Davey Reilly. FRINGE LAB Summer Programme Check out fringefest.com to catch up on our Summer Programme. If you would like to find out more about FRINGE LAB on an ongoing basis, mail fringelab@fringefest.com  to be included in our FRINGE LAB mailing list.

FRINGE LAB is part funded by the Arts Council /An Chomhairle Ealaíon and Dublin City Council’s Arts Office.


INVENTORS AND

MAVERICKS

WORKS THAT DEFY CATEGORISATION

Interdisciplinary, experimental, genre-bending and perception-shaking performances

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THEATRE, VISUAL ART, INSTALLATION

BODIES OF WATER EOGHAN CARRICK, MAEVE STONE & JONAH KING

Developed with the support of the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon, Corn Exchange Theatre Company, Crush Curatorial New York, Dublin City Council, The Samuel Beckett Centre and MAKE Artist Residency. Developed at FRINGE LAB with the support of Dublin Fringe Festival. Venue has limited wheelchair accessibility, please contact our box office prior to booking. Photo: Alex Gill

An exhibition by an artist you have never heard of. Ira Dean disappeared at sea in 2009 while making her final artwork. She vanished completely. But was it an accident? A tragedy? A hoax? The mystery has haunted her partner, Jan Kavanagh, for the last decade in her search for clues in the surviving artworks. Join her as she introduces us to the life and work of Ira Dean.

Venue The Chocolate Factory Preview 7 September, 18:30, €11 Performances 8 - 12 September, 18:30, €15 / €13 conc. Entrance to the accompanying exhibition is included in the ticket price. The exhibition runs from 14:30 – 17:30 daily. Duration 70 mins

COMEDY, THEATRE

IN ONE EYE, OUT THE OTHER TADHG HICKEY

Funded by the Arts Office, Cork City Council. Venue is not wheelchair accessible.

Photo: Cathal Noonan

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The first solo comedy show from Tadhg Hickey (CCCahoots) introduces you to Feargal; a downtrodden but cheery man who fulfilled his lifelong dream of becoming an alcoholic. Using the Catholic calendar as a roadmap, Feargal leads us on a surreal and hilarious journey with many poignant twists in the hope of arriving at a sort of light at the end of the tunnel.

Venue The Workmans Club – The Vintage Room Preview 7 September, 21:00, €11 Performances 9 - 11, 13 & 14 September, 21:00, €13 / €11 conc. Duration 60 mins


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SYMPHONY OF WORMS HANNAH MAMALIS Presented as part of the Pan Pan Platform at Dublin Fringe Festival in partnership with AOB Arts Management

Developed at Scene + Heard 2019. Developed at FRINGE LAB with the support of Dublin Fringe Festival.

Photo: Eoghan O’Brien

COMEDY, THEATRE

Hannah is an only child. She has an unsettling attraction to Hobbits, always misses the toilet with the toilet paper and is terrified of dying alone. But what if she could reach out and experience a glimpse of life and death through her alternate selves in alternate dimensions? A time, space and neurosis traversing comedy show about failure, connection and our never-ending quest to find the things that truly matter. To affinity and beyond.

Venue Smock Alley Theatre – Boys’ School Preview 9 September, 19:00, €11 Performances 10 - 12 September, 21:30, €14 / €12 conc. Other performances 14 & 15 September, 19:00, €14 / €12 conc. Duration 60 mins

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THEATRE, MUSIC, VISUAL ART

NINE WEEKS SEÁN KENNEDY

This is a story of love, vulnerability, connection and reclaiming lost power. When Seán discovered his mother was terminally ill, he travelled to Australia to bring her home. Things didn’t go as planned. He’s trapped between two worlds. These nine weeks changed them both forever. Classically trained tenor Seán Kennedy uses his voice to release the pressure. He celebrates his mother’s life, and all women that defy male oppression and abuse. Together with conductor Julie Shanley and her choral ensemble, they bring the sonorous performance world to life.

Venue Smock Alley – Black Box Preview 10 September, 21:15, €11 Performances 11 - 15 September, 21:15, €14 / €12 conc. Duration 60 mins Photo: Seán Kennedy


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THEATRE

MAKING A MARK TALKING SHOP ENSEMBLE & RUN OF THE MILL THEATRE

Mark has competed in the World Games, played King Lear before packed houses and packed bags for 20 years in Tesco’s... But that’s not even half the story. Part live interview, part self-led confessional, this is Mark’s life and he’s ready to take a seat at the table. Ambition, disruption, grief and frustration. He hopes this show will be the making of him. Are you ready for what he has to say?

Funded by the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon and Kildare County Council with support from axis Ballymun, Arts and Disability Ireland and Project Arts Centre. Developed at FRINGE LAB with the support of Dublin Fringe Festival. Shaun Dunne is a resident artist at Project Arts Centre.

Photo: Luca Truffarelli

Venue Project Arts Centre – Cube Preview 11 September, 18:30, €11 Performances 12 - 14 September, 18:30, €16 / €14 conc. Additional Performances at axis Ballymun 17 September, 13:30 & 19:30, €16 / €14 conc. Duration 60 mins


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GYM SWIM PARTY DANIELLE GALLIGAN & GAVIN KOSTICK In association with GSP & O’Reilly Theatre

THEATRE, DANCE

‘Hello, Deliveroo? I’d like to order an axe.’ Welcome to the turf war to end all wars. The two biggest gym chains in Dublin go head to head to settle old scores and gain control of the city. But when love crosses tribal lines, violence and vengeance gush across the city. Brought to the stage by award-winning director Louise Lowe, this is an epic tale made modern; a fusion of dance, movement and text soaked in sweat and fuelled by desire.

MOONDOG & IRENE DEAD LADY

Photo: Ste Murray

Venue O’Reilly Theatre, Belvedere College Preview 11 September, 20:30, €11 Performances 12 - 15 September, 20:30, €16 / €14 conc. Other performance 15 September, 15:00, €16 / €14 conc. Duration 135 mins incl. interval

It was fairly recently that Cal Folger Day went to New York to make music. It was in 1958 that her great-step-aunt-in-law went to New York to find herself in a textile design career. Lots of people go to New York, in reality and in dreams: it’s the nexus of fantasy. So why wouldn’t decades dissolve when a cultfavourite street musician in a Viking hat, Moondog, crops up in two separate lives? Through music, movement, and verbatim interview material, enter NYC as an astral plane documenting both history and self.

Gym. Swim. Party. Best. Day. Ever.

Funded by the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon and Dublin City Council. Supported by TileStyle, UNESCO City of Literature, Evolution Gyms and co-commissioned by The Pavilion Theatre. Developed at FRINGE LAB with the support of Dublin Fringe Festival.

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DANCE, MUSIC, THEATRE

Developed at FRINGE LAB with the support of Dublin Fringe Festival. Venue has limited wheelchair accessibility, please contact our box office prior to booking.

Photo: Cal Folger Day

Venue The Chocolate Factory Preview 17 September, 21:00, €11 Performances 18 - 21 September, 21:00, €15 / €13 conc. Other performance 21 September, 16:00, €15 / €13 conc. Duration 75 mins


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VISUAL ART, DANCE, CIRCUS

SORRY GOLD EMILY AOIBHEANN

If aerial is the dance of industrial technology, what will the dance of biotechnology be? This new work reinvigorates performance as a living and speculative environmental form, counter to a culture of repetition and resurrection, holding fast to an idea that the future is possible, desirable and beautiful. This performance is part one of a twin-production project on the themes of civilisation and nature. Funded by the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon and Dublin City Council, supported by and developed at Project Arts Centre and Creation Aerial Research & Ideas Studio, Dublin.

Photo: Ewa Figaszewska and Liing Heaney

Venue Project Arts Centre – Space Upstairs Preview 18 September, 18:15, €11 Performances 19 - 21 September, 18:15, €16 / €14 conc. Other performance 21 September, 13:00, €16 / €14 conc. Duration 60 mins


20 THINGS WE’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO TELL YOU SCOTTEE & FRIENDS LTD. A Dublin Fringe Festival commission

Developed at FRINGE LAB in partnership with British Council Ireland. Made with support from the Spirit of Fringe/Spirit of Project Arts Centre Award.

THEATRE, LIVE ART

THEATRE, INSTALLATION, VISUAL ART

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Directed by Scottee. Made and performed in collaboration with Thommas Kane Byrne, Felicia Olusanya and Jade O’Connor, with additional work from Brian Teeling. You’re invited to a dinner party we’d never be invited to. Sit down, shut up and come overhear the conversations of five proud working class Irish folk as they discuss the middle classes, privilege and the bright lights of Lidl. This is a show for any of you who think Ireland doesn’t have a class system and for those of you who are woke enough to know better. Spoiler: we’ll be reaching beyond the sob story clichés you’ve come to expect of us. Venue Project Arts Centre – Cube Preview 18 September, 18:30, €11 Performances 19 & 21 September, 18:30, €16 / €14 conc. Other performances 20 September, 21:15 & 21 September, 13:15, €16 / €14 conc. Duration 70 mins

ODE TO A POSTCODE FRESHLY GROUND THEATRE

Supported by the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon, Creative Ireland South Dublin and South Dublin County Council. Supported by The Civic.

Photo: Holly Revell

Photo: Jonathan Stokes

Dearest Tallaght, An ode. A song. A love letter. We’re inviting people to write and post personal letters addressed to Tallaght. Travel to Tallaght accompanied by our radio play before stepping into our live installation. It’s a changing space. A post office. A place to laugh and sing and dance with the people who built a city, whether you’re a true Tallafornian or you’re just passing through.

Venue The Civic – Studio Theatre Performances 20 – 22 September, 14:30, 15:10, 15:50, 18:10, 18:50, 19:30, 20:10, €8 Duration 30 mins


NEIGHBOURS NEIGHBOURS

CUCKOO

NATE

JAHA KOO

NATALIE PALAMIDES

Presented by Dublin Fringe Festival, Project Arts Centre and CAMPO

Presented by Dublin Fringe Festival, Project Arts Centre and Soho Theatre

A bunch of talkative rice cookers take you on a journey through the last 20 years of Korean history.

Dublin Fringe Festival and Project Arts Centre are joining forces once again for NEIGHBOURS. We're here to disrupt the cultural landscape and get you closer to the international artists making waves around the world.

For the first time in history, it’s hard to be a man. Natalie Palamides (2017 Edinburgh Comedy Awards’ Best Newcomer) doesn’t understand this... but Nate does. Natalie Palamides is Nate. May include: consensual touching of boobies, non-consensual mind-blowing, and Nate’s hard, stretchy cock.

Good neighbours presenting great art.

Venue Project Arts Centre – Cube Performances 17 – 19 & 21 September, 21:15, €16 / €14 conc. Other Performance 20 September, 18:30, €16 / €14 conc. Duration 60 mins

Winner of Total Theatre Award 2018 at Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Co-devised and directed by Edinburgh Comedy Award winner, Doctor Brown.

Please note: contains themes of suicide.

Venue Project Arts Centre – Space Upstairs Performances 13 & 14 September, 18:15, €16 / €14 conc. Duration 60 mins

Photo: Radovan Dranga

Photo: Nick Rasmussen

NEIGHBOURS

One day when his electric rice cooker informed him that his meal was ready, artist Jaha Koo experienced a deep sense of isolation. “Golibmuwon” (고립무원) is an untranslatable Korean word expressing the feeling of helpless isolation. A major economic crisis in South Korea had a devastating impact on the young generation to which Jaha belongs. This show combines personal experience with political events and reflections on happiness, economic crises and death.

NEIGHBOURS: International disruptions from Fringe and Project

NEIGHBOURS

NEIGHBOURS

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COMEDY

NEIGHBOURS

NEIGHBOURS

THEATRE, LIVE ART

NEIGHBOURS

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CLUB C UL TURE IS CU L TUR E.

CHAMPIONING THE ART THAT’S MADE AFTER DARK

Parties, club nights, cabaret and gigs that prize pleasure and pulsate with joy

26 — 35


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LOAH & BANTUM Presented by Dublin Fringe Festival

Please note: contains the use of smoke machines and strobe lighting. Venue has limited wheelchair accessibility, please contact our box office prior to booking.

Photo: Abe Neihum

GIG, MUSIC

Loah is one of Ireland’s fastest-rising stars, creating genre-bending sound, and collaborating with world-renowned musicians. Bantum is one of the most influential artists in Irish electronic music. Together, the Irish/Sierra Leonean singersongwriter and Cork producer have hit us with a string of critically acclaimed collaborative releases (April Brave, Take It). For the first time, the duo join forces live for a dedicated collaborative show in the serene surrounds of the Pepper Canister Church. Expect a mix of Bantum’s signature electronic sonics and Loah’s dreamlike take on modern neo-soul.

Venue Pepper Canister Church Performance 7 September, doors at 19:30, event at 20:00, €18 / €16 conc.

TALKS, CLUB PERFORMANCE, PARTY

COMFORT CARNIVAL CLUB COMFORT

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Club Comfort is a party and spiritual community encompassing ravers, lovers and freaks. They have curated a day-intonight programme featuring workshops and panel discussions, performances and DJ sets, exploring the theme of new Irish identity. Expect electronic epiphany, sweaty embrace and a palpable sense of euphoria. They’ve quickly carved out a space for forward-thinking club music and dancefloor wildness rooted in an ethos of respect. The struggle for space pushes this community to the fringes, but it’s their spirit of joyful defiance that defines them. They adapt, they establish new traditions, they dance.

Please note: contains the use of smoke machines and strobe lighting.

Photo: Faolán Carey

Venue National Stadium – Ringside Bar Performance 7 September, doors 12:00 noon until late, €18 / €16 conc. Ticket secures readmittance throughout the day


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CLUB PERFORMANCE, PARTY, MUSIC

BLACK JAM FRIED PLANTAINS COLLECTIVE Presented by Dublin Fringe Festival and the Abbey Theatre

POW! BLACK JAM is back, bringing the powerful trinity of Irish trad-punk, aggressive Afro-punk and spookism to the hallowed halls of the Abbey Theatre! *shrieks in pleasure* A sensational night of live music from some of Ireland's best grassroots performers. The bill includes storytelling she-witches Niamh Beirne and Helen Flanagan of Spooky Beure, savage hip-hop powerhouse Blackfish Collective and post-punk Dublin crew The Deadlians, with a special live performance from UK rap/crustpunk star Bob Vylan.

Venue has limited wheelchair accessibility, please contact our box office prior to booking.

Photo: Ciarna Hackett

Venue Abbey Theatre Performance 7 September, 22:00 until late, â‚Ź10 Free for asylum seekers and refugees


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CABARET, CLUB PERFORMANCE, PARTY

DELUXE ACCESS XNTHONY

Developed at FRINGE LAB with the support of Dublin Fringe Festival. Please note: contains strobe lighting and the use of smoke machines. Venue is not wheelchair accessible.

Do you believe in life after life? Xnthony and his apostles have searched, sung and prayed and for the first time they’re ready to offer you deluxe access into Paradise. You’ll dance with deities, chat with cherubim and grind your heavenly bodies in this exclusive Bacchanalia. All you have to do is follow blindly and accept everything they say, k? Leave behind the shackles of this mortal realm and follow us into the light. Xnthony is gonna give you life. These gates aren’t pearly, but they’re definitely covered in glitter.

Venue Drop Dead Twice – Cocktail Bar Performances 12 - 15 September, 21:00, €15 / €13 conc. Duration 180 mins

CABARET, CLUB PERFORMANCE, PARTY

PÚCAPARTY GLITTER HOLE

The púca is Ireland’s most feared faerie, a cheeky shapeshifter who can take any form it chooses, a messer, and a queer. Púcaparty is a queer celebration of Ireland’s rich folklore and mythology. A night of drag, dancing, and divilment presented by Ireland’s most notorious seanachaí.

A Dublin Fringe Festival commission

Glitter HOLE is a queer performance space, a DIY drag collective, and a bit of a laugh. Winner of the Dublin Fringe Festival 2018 Judges’ Choice award.

Supported by the It Productions bursary.

Venue National Stadium – Ringside Bar Performance 13 September, Doors: 21:00 Event 21:30 until late €12 / €10 conc.

Warning: this party might save your soul. Come dressed for God's sake. Photo: Jakub Gessler

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Photo: Charlot Kristensen


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CABARET, THEATRE, MUSIC

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MUSIC, GIG

LUX ALMA

Get ready for an electro-folk music odyssey that takes you on a journey into the underworld of Irish crones, queens and warriors. A power hour of self-penned tunes, Alma wraps themes of female power in dreamy pop harmonies and pulsing sound design. It will be dark and beautiful, euphoric and sweaty, poignant and heartbreaking. LUX ALMA is the brainchild of awardwinning sound designer and composer, Alma Kelliher, star and composer of THISISPOPBABY’s international smash hit show RIOT.

Please note: contains the use of smoke machines. Venue is not wheelchair accessible.

IT’S NOT ABOUT LOVE MEGAN RIORDAN Making Strange

Supported by the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon and Dublin City Council. Developed at FRINGE LAB with the support of Dublin Fringe Festival. Please note: contains themes of suicide. Venue has limited wheelchair accessibility, please contact our box office prior to booking. Photo: Adam Matthews

Romeo and Juliet: two households. A balcony. Baz Luhrmann, Dire Straits, the Junior Cert. Why is this story so ubiquitous? Why do we use it as a shorthand for romance when it’s about two teenagers and — spoiler alert — it doesn’t end well? Directed by Aoife Spillane-Hinks, all-star Megan Riordan performs an eclectic cabaret extravaganza on the nature of love, presence, consciousness, grace and acting as a vessel. How do forces bigger than ourselves move through us? And how might we harness them rather than be at their mercy?

Venue The Chocolate Factory Preview 17 September, 18:30, €11 Performances 18 - 21 September, 18:30, €15 / €13 conc. Other performance 22 September, 16:00, €15 / €13 conc. Duration 75 mins

Photo: Luca Truffarelli

Venue Lost Lane Performance 14 September, Doors 20:00, Event 20:30 €16 / €14 conc. Duration 70 mins


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THEATRE, SPECTACLE, MUSIC

WE ARE LIGHTNING! JOSEPH O’FARRELL (JOF) & SAM HALMARACK Performed by local Dublin musicians

You are invited to the final requiem for the last music joint left in town. Acclaimed artists Joseph O’Farrell (JOF) and Sam Halmarack combine theatre with the fist-pumping euphoria and power ballads of a stadium gig, in a darkly comical work that reflects on the importance of communal spaces where people can come together and express themselves. The Ringside Bar is transformed into a music venue on the brink of closure. A teen band, a brass band, a community choir and ageing rockers from Dublin join JOF’s drums and Sam’s guitar to mark and protest its demise, leading audiences through a strange ceremony and heartfelt celebration of how music shapes the lives of the people who play it. Join us for our last chance to come together and be saved by music. Please note: contains the use of smoke machines and strobe lighting.

Photo: Pia Johnson

Venue National Stadium – Ringside Bar Performances 19 - 21 September, 19:30, €18 / €16 conc. Duration 65 mins


TIME CAPSULE TIME CAPSULE TIME CAPSULE TIME CAPSULE

URGENT AND IMMEDIATE CONVERSATIONS

Shows and events that capture this moment in time

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THE EXAMINATION BROKENTALKERS

The Examination is a collaboration with Professor Catherine Cox, as part of the Wellcome Trust Award for Prisoners, Medical Care and Entitlement to Health in England and Ireland, 1850-2000 and is supported by UCD Research. Originally commissioned by UCD School of History.

Photo: Luca Truffarelli

THEATRE

A documentary performance work exploring mental health and human rights in the prison system in the UK and Ireland. Based on historical research and interviews with current life-sentence serving prisoners and performed by stand-up comedian and former prisoner Willie White. With their distinctive blend of biography, socio-political discourse and breathtaking theatricality, this new show from leading contemporary theatremakers Brokentalkers gives voice to a section of society often ignored.

Venue Project Arts Centre – Space Upstairs Preview 6 September, 18:15, €11 Performances 7 - 11 & 14 September, 21:00, €16 / €14 conc. Other performance 12 September, 18:15, €16 / €14 conc. Duration 75 mins

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THEATRE, LIVE ART

ADMIN OISÍN MCKENNA

Please note: contains themes of suicide.

Photo: Roisín Murphy

Oisín left Dublin to pursue his dream of becoming socially mobile. Now, he is having an existential crisis in the canned goods aisle at Aldi, trying to remember his mindfulness techniques. Exploring the relationship between class, capitalism and health, this show is about being poor, precarious and lonely, and adding items to your Watched List on eBay in the hopes of feeling better.

Venue Project Arts Centre – Cube Preview 6 September, 18:30, €11 Performances 7 - 9, 11, 13 & 15 September, 21:15, €15 / €13 conc. Other performance 14 September, 15:45, €15 / €13 conc. Duration 60 mins


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ZINE, TALKS

COMEDY, LECTURE PERFORMANCE

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THE NORTH IS NEXT DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL, GCN & OUTBURST QUEER ARTS FESTIVAL

Dublin Fringe Festival and GCN have joined forces to commission a zine to spotlight and support the drive for queer and reproductive rights in Northern Ireland, in partnership with Outburst Queer Arts Festival, Belfast. It’s 2019. The 1.8 million people who live in Northern Ireland still don’t have marriage equality or access to abortion services. Their human rights have been encroached on for decades. Part care package, part activist artwork, this forum invites creators and thinkers from all over the island to illuminate a global blind-spot. It’s a creative call-out to foster a collective urgency to support the work of grassroots organisations just over the border.

POWERPOINT STEPHEN COLFER

The zine will be launched on the opening weekend of Dublin Fringe Festival as GCN host a live Q+A: The Queer and Alternative Podcast event with readings from the zine and a panel discussion about the artistic responses within its pages. Venue Project Arts Centre – Space Upstairs Performance 7 September, 14 :00, €10 Duration 90 mins

Developed at FRINGE LAB with the support of Dublin Fringe Festival. Venue has limited wheelchair accessibility, please contact our box office prior to booking.

Photo: Ross Costigan

This is a real story and it happened to me. The first solo show from Stephen Colfer, co-creator of Dreamgun (pictured above in 2009). With the help of his trusty projector and obsession with true crime podcasts, Stephen tells a true (minor) crime story about gaming addiction, short-term accommodation and death at sea. All events depicted in this show actually happened and there is proof. Hilarious proof.

Venue The Chocolate Factory Preview 9 September, 21:00, €11 Performances 10 - 12 September, 21:00, €15 / €13 conc. Additional Performance 12 September, 12:45, €15 / €13 conc. Duration 45 mins


42 TWO FINGERS UP SEÓN SIMPSON & GINA DONNELLY Co-produced by Prime Cut Productions and Tinderbox Theatre Company

Venue has limited wheelchair accessibility, please contact our box office prior to booking.

THEATRE, COMEDY

THEATRE

Remember when your religion teacher taught you about ridin’? And the school nurse told you to shave your pits? Or here, discovering your clit the first time? Wait, you haven’t yet? You don’t wank? Women don’t? My hole they don’t. Stick two fingers up and come with us on a journey back to your teenage self, to being scundered, to self discovery, to abstinenceonly sex education, to Northern Ireland: a country of wankers. Venue The New Theatre Preview 10 September, 18:30, €11 Performances 11 - 14 September, 18:30, €15 / €13 conc. Other performances 12 & 14 September, 13:00, €15 / €13 conc. Duration 60 mins

COMPOSTELA MIRIAM NEEDHAM

Written during a Short Theatre Artist Residency at the Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo. Developed at FRINGE LAB with the support of Dublin Fringe Festival. Venue has limited wheelchair accessibility, please contact our box office prior to booking.

Photo: Laura Craig

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Photo: Eoin Madsen

‘I changed the world, just so you know.’ It’s June 2018. A post-Repeal world. Dawn no longer has to walk for miles knocking on doors, she just has to walk to Santiago. No one said it was easy but neither did anyone say that your toes might explode, which would’ve been nice to know. Written and performed by Miriam Needham and directed by Donal O'Kelly, this darkly funny solo show uses physical theatre storytelling and magical realism to explore activist burnout, loneliness, and disconnection.

Venue The New Theatre Preview 10 September, 20:30, €11 Performances 11 - 14 September, 20:30, €15 / €13 conc. Other performances 13 September, 13:00 & 14 September, 15:30, €15 / €13 conc. Duration 60 mins


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THEATRE

INSTALLATION, THEATRE, VISUAL ART

FETCH LAUREN-SHANNON JONES & SAMANTHA CADE

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On a slowly crashing plane, we invite you to consider what remains — the ghosts we have manifested, through data and plastic, by shedding our skin. In Irish mythology, a fetch is the ghost of a person still living. Plastic takes a thousand years to decompose, and my hour is almost come. Please go through my bin, read my browser history, and try to figure me out. This intimate new work for two audience members lies at the intersection between sculpture and performance.

Developed at FRINGE LAB with the support of Dublin Fringe Festival. Venue has limited wheelchair accessibility, please contact our box office prior to booking.

MINEFIELD CLARE MONNELLY In association with axis Ballymun

We all have choice. We all have autonomy. But one wrong move can shift opinion. No one wants to be on the wrong side of history. The mob are out for blood. Who’s next? Joe was a really big deal. Before the video that turned the tide. Jack had a following too, but in a very different way. Cillian was just a kid. This play digs deep into the darkness of the online world in an attempt to put a human face on anonymous hate.

Funded in production and development by Dublin City Council, axis Ballymun and the Jim McNaughton Tilestyle Bursary with additional support from the Irish Theatre Institute and the Stewart Parker Trust. Developed at FRINGE LAB with the support of Dublin Fringe Festival. Please note: contains themes of suicide. Photo: Kyle Cheldon Barnett

Venue Smock Alley Theatre – Black Box Performances 17 - 22 September, 19:00, €14 / €12 conc. Other performance 21 September, 13:30, €14 / €12 conc. Additional performances at axis Ballymun Preview 11 September, 20:00, €11 Performances 12 – 14 September, 20:00, €14 / €12 conc. Duration 75 mins

Photo: Cian Brennan

Meeting Point The Lir Academy Box Office Performances 16 - 22 September, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00, 20:00, €14 / €12 conc. Duration 30 mins


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LAD ALAN MAHON & RHYS DUNLOP One Duck

Please note: contains the use of smoke machines. Venue has limited wheelchair accessibility, please contact our box office prior to booking.

Photo: Dean Brannagan

THEATRE

Steve is fine. No really, he’s grand. He’s a lad. He’s always been a lad — one of the lads. But now his friends have cowed to the latest fad — feminism — and Steve feels like an endangered species. The last of his kind. With nobody to talk to. But there’s one lad left. His lad. And his lad... talks back.

THEATRE

WISHFUL THINKING STRIVE THEATRE

Thomas Martin directs this witty two-hander by Rhys Dunlop and Alan Mahon that playfully tugs at the knot of toxic masculinity.

Venue The New Theatre Preview 16 September, 18:30, €11 Performances 17 - 21 September, 20:30, €15 / €13 conc. Duration 70 mins

Developed with the support of Corcadorca's Theatre Development Centre and The Cork Arts Theatre’s Emerging Artists Programme. Developed at FRINGE LAB with the support of Dublin Fringe Festival. Venue has limited wheelchair accessibility, please contact our box office prior to booking. Photo: Elaina Walsh O’Reilly

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Siobhán is back in East Cork, fresh off the boat from London where her journalism career didn’t hit the dizzying heights she hoped it might. Back in the nest, she discovers her mother and cousin Mags have adopted new age spiritual practices to help cope with a death in the family. While worshipping at the altar of self-help, they try to encourage the deeply cynical and newly nihilistic Siobhán out of her slump. This new play by Shaunna Lee Lynch explores the mystical and materialistic aspects of selfimprovement culture.

Venue The New Theatre Preview 19 September, 13:00, €11 Performances 20 – 21 September, 18:30, €15 / €13 conc. Other performances 20 – 21 September, 13:00, €15 / €13 conc. Duration 75 mins


BODIES IN TIME

SEE IT TO BELIEVE IT

Thrilling feats of dance, circus and physical performance

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VILLAINS LUKE MURPHY Attic Projects

Supported by the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon. Developed at FRINGE LAB with the support of Dublin Fringe Festival. Developed at Shawbrook Residency 2019, Kaatsbaan International Dance Centre, DanceNow Silo, Dragons Egg.

Photo: Emily Terndrup

DANCE

A live graphic novel presented through dance, theatre, and animation, exploring the roles of hero and villain in contemporary culture in an era where your 15 minutes of fame is often followed by a lifetime of infamy. In a world of Twitter wars, cycling news feeds and cancel culture, come explore the myths and legends we create, destroy and forget in the rise and fall from viral fame to infamy — all within the course of any given week. With a multi-screen installation by video artist David Fishel, this dance-theatre performance weaves a tale of mysterious characters, conflicted heroes, innocent bystanders and big, big bad guys.

Venue Project Arts Centre – Space Upstairs Preview 7 September, 18:15, €11 Performances 8 - 11 September, 18:15, €16 / €14 conc. Other performance 13 September, 21:00, €16 / €14 conc. Duration 60 mins

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DANCE, CIRCUS

CIRCUS

Who gets to dance? What kind of bodies are allowed to perform? What does it look like to be Irish?

TARA BRANDEL

Interrogate what makes an acceptable performer in contemporary Ireland, be it the ageing pole dancer, the migrant street dancer, or the non-normative body. Playful, intense, poignant, irreverent; immerse yourself in an exploration of the roles of masculinity, queerness, MeToo and gender in our rapidly changing society. Tara Brandel collaborates with Nigerian performer Nicholas Nwosu, an immigrant in Ireland, mixing street dance, twerking, contemporary dance, and aerial pole.

Funded by Culture Ireland, Cork County Council, Mondavi Graduate Fellowship and UC Davis Theater and Dance Department. Supported by Dance Ireland Residential Residency, Firkin Crane Ceist Residency and Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre Residency programme.

Venue Smock Alley Theatre – Black Box Preview 7 September, 18:45, €11 Performances 8 - 10 September, 18:45, €14 / €12 conc. Duration 40 mins

Photo: Arielle Estrella Sol


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CIRCUS, DANCE

DOUBLE BILL

[RE]FRAMED: ARTICULATIONS & STICKMAN ELENA LYDIA KREUSCH & DARRAGH MCLOUGHLIN Squarehead Productions

Articulations: KreativKultur (AT), Arbeitsplatz (AT), ttp/WUK (AT), Raw Matters (AT), Wizard's hat / Cirkobalkana (HR), Café de las Artes Teatro (ES), Taiteilijayhdistys Hiljaisuus ry (FI), WHS Teatteri Union (FI) Stickman: Midsummer Festival (IRL), Katapult - Centre for Performing Arts (DE), SPAM! (IT), Cirkobalkana (HR), Taiteilijayhdistys Hiljaisuus ry (FI), Circus Factory (IRL) Please note: contains nudity

Articulations In the first piece, the performer conducts an intimate self-examination of her body on stage. She does this in order for us to see ourselves. How many stories can be inscribed on one’s body? Stickman The second piece features Man, Stick and TV. Man and Stick engage in various improbable feats of balance. It’s fairly easy to interpret as the TV tells you what to see. Until it starts to tell you what to do. This work is a circus piece on the surface and a tragedy at its core.

Venue Smock Alley Theatre – Black Box Preview 12 September, 18:45, €11 Performances 13 - 15 Septmeber, 18:45, €14 / €12 conc. Duration 90 mins Photo: Elena Kreusch (L), Andrea Salustri (R)

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MUSIC, DANCE

INIT: THE WARM UP PROJECT LUCIA KICKHAM

Three dancers and a live DJ. Hearts pumping and minds calm. Tuning in to the rhythm. Preparing for the task ahead. This is a side of performance the audience do not normally see. This is the pre-performance, the warm up. Heightened. Pulled into the light. Exploring readiness and availability, the performers synthesise their intention into a state of collective balance. We aim to hide nothing.

Funded by the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon. Initial development of this work was supported by Dance Ireland’s HATCH programme. Work-in-progress presented as part of First Looks, Dublin Dance Festival 2019. Supported by Liz Roche Company as Company Associate Artist.

Photo: Luca Truffarelli

Venue The Lir Academy – Studio 1 Preview 14 September, 21:15, €11 Performances 15 & 16 September, 21:15, €15 / €13 conc. Additional Performance 15 September, 13:00, €15 / €13 conc. Duration 60 mins


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CIRCUS

HOW TO SQUARE A CIRCLE AISLING NÍ CHEALLAIGH & RONAN BRADY

‘Just because something is impossible, doesn’t mean it’s not worth trying.’ A heartwarming story of friendship, ego, love and the joys of a cup of tea. With gravity-defying acrobatics, aerial dance, cyr wheel and lots of laughter, two of Ireland’s leading circus performers explore the realm of the impossible, where the possibilities are infinite.

Funded by the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon. Supported by Roscommon Arts Centre.

Photo: Ste Murray

Venue The Lir Academy – Studio 1 Preview 18 September, 19:00, €11 Performances 19 - 21 September, 19:00, €15 / €13 conc. Additional Performance 21 September, 13:00, €15 / €13 conc. Duration 55 mins


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DANCE, THEATRE

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LIVE ART, INSTALLATION

ON SPIRALS, PART 3 EDDIE PEAKE Commissioned by IMMA and presented in association with Dublin Fringe Festival

This is a new live work by artist Eddie Peake, commissioned by IMMA, as part of the exhibition Desire: A Revision from the 20th Century to the Digital Age. Looping motifs — sonic and danced — layered one over the other, purposely confounding and spasmodically synchronising with one another are presented in the form of a three-phased, non-linear narrative featuring four gold-painted protagonists. Spiralling choreographic patterns of movement and sound make manifest abstract phenomena such as depression, psychosis, obsession and desire. Performed by Emma Fisher, Sara Lupoli, Kieram Corrin Mitchell and Eddie Peake.

LOSING YOUR BODY RACHEL NÍ BHRAONÁIN

Supported by Garter Lane Arts Centre, The Irish Aerial Creation Centre, Firkin Crane, Creation Aerial and Dance Ireland.

Photo: HK Stuart Design: Luke Carparelli

How far can the body be pushed before it pushes back? This dancer is primed for success — a flat in London, a flexible day job, trendy friends and the occasional gig go-go dancing. Her migraines are getting worse. But she just has to keep hustling. Any day now she’ll get her big break. If her breaking point doesn’t get there first. Told through theatre, dance, aerial and a healthy dose of self-deprecation. The truth is bubbling under the surface and she’s about to let it spill.

Venue The Lir Academy – Studio 1 Preview 18 September, 21:15, €11 Performances 19 - 21 September, 21:15, €15 / €13 conc. Additional Performance 21 September, 15:30, €15 / €13 conc. Duration 50 mins

Desire: A Revision runs at IMMA from 21 September 2019 until 22 March 2020. Desire: A Revision is proudly supported by Kildare Village. Please note: contains nudity.

© Eddie Peake. Photo © Cyril Porchet / Arsenic

Venue IMMA – Courtyard Performance 21 September, 18:00 Free, but ticketed Duration 50 mins


P

L I U NN E C H

SO FUNNY THEY'LL FLOOR YOU

Uproarious stand-up, alternative and interactive comedy experiences

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COMEDY, DANCE, CIRCUS

CHAMPIONS OF DANCE LORDS OF STRUT Presented by National Lampoon

Bombastic and fantastically flamboyant dancing duo Famous Seamus and Sean-tastic have teamed up with comedy powerhouse National Lampoon to create a dance-fantasy-opera of pure comic mayhem! In this farcical origin story the brothers transcend time and theatre convention with hilarious and surreal physical comedy. Guided by their impassioned Momager, the dysfunctional family are charged with defeating a secret organisation whose sole aim is to destroy dance. Catapulted towards destiny as the chosen ones, our heroes must tackle a family feud, save the very soul of the world and pick the right outfit.

In association with Outlaw Management.

Photo: Jannik Pietzsch Design: Brian Wallace

Venue Abbey Theatre – Peacock Stage Preview 7 September, 21:15, €11 Performances 9 - 14 September, 21:15, €16 / €14 conc. Other performance 14 September, 15:15, €16 / €14 conc. Duration 60 mins


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NOTIONS ELEVEN JARLATH REGAN

COMEDY

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COMEDY

A new stand-up show about humility from the national treasure, organ donor and creative genius Jarlath Regan. His many TV appearances include Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC) and Goggle Box (Channel 4). He is the creator of the award–winning An Irishman Abroad podcast, which reaches one million listeners weekly.

RESURRECSHANE

Venue Abbey Theatre – Peacock Stage Preview 7 September, 19:00, €11 Performances 9 - 14 September, 19:00, €16 / €14 conc. Other performance 14 September, 13:00, €16 / €14 conc. Duration 70 mins

Venue is not wheelchair accessible.

SHANE CLIFFORD

Sometimes all you need is a push. Shane Clifford went from being a modern day hermit to becoming a stand-up comedian and all it took was a near death experience. Dark, honest and absurd but always funny, join Shane for a new hour of comedy that explores mental health, male body image and the perils of retail management.

Avalon Management

Photo: Steve Ullathorne

Photo: Ger Roche

Venue The International Bar Preview 9 September, 18:45, €11 Performances 10 - 12 September, 18:45, €13 / €11 conc. Other performances 13 September, 18:00 & 14 September, 13:00, €13 / €11 conc. Duration 60 mins


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COMEDY

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COMEDY

THE PROSECCO EXPRESS JOANNE MCNALLY

Joanne is lost, not physically, she knows exactly where she is, she’s in Dublin. But adopted at six months old, she has no real sense of who she is. What Joanne doesn’t realise is once she opens that big, strange door she can't close it again. Mainly because she’s double jointed in both hands, and while we’re on the topic, whose fault is that? Joanne is on a mission to find out how DNA and destiny works, and now so are you.

The Lisa Richards Agency

LIVE FEED TONY CANTWELL

In the year 2000, comedian Tony Cantwell celebrated his confirmation by buying a home personal computer and entered the world of online anonymity. A multimedia story told through sketch, stand-up and video of how one chubby fridget successfully juggled multiple personas but found the biggest struggle was his own puberty.

Aviary Talent

Venue Smock Alley Theatre – 1662 Preview 10 September, 18:30, €11 Performances 11 - 15 September, 18:30, €16 / €14 conc. Duration 60 mins Photo: Terri McInerney

Venue Smock Alley Theatre – 1662 Preview 10 September, 20:45, €11 Performances 11 - 15 September, 20:45, €16 / €14 conc. Other performance 14 September, 15:00, €16 / €14 conc. Duration 60 mins

Photo: Frank McGuinness


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BLÁ BLÁ BLÁ... WITH SPECIAL GUESTS BLÁITHÍN DE BURCA

COMEDY, TALKS

Comedian Bláithín de Burca has strongly held and (mostly) well-informed opinions. Serving up sassy musings on everything from dick-pics to gender politics, Bláithín delves into the complicated and oft-misunderstood world of intersectional feminism, exploring experiences and opinions with in-house experts and fellow Nasty Women. Can we concoct some tools for navigating the nonsense facing us in modern society? Party in Blá’s to find out.

ARE YOU WELL? ÁINE GALLAGHER

Think panel discussion meets tipsy-bitching at the aftersesh. There will be hysteria.

Venue is not wheelchair accessible.

Photo: Abe Neihum Design: Eoghan Fearon

Venue Drop Dead Twice – Cocktail Bar Performances 11 - 15 September, 19:00, €13 / €11 conc. Duration 60 mins

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COMEDY

Ireland’s only unqualified guerrilla Irish teacher gives another ill-prepared Irish lesson. Do you struggle to understand whether you’re sorry, satisfied or aroused? Are people on the bus not willing to discuss it with you? Then Áine may be able to help as this  class focuses on understanding feelings; not only in the Irish language but also in Irish culture (where the typical response if discussing feelings is, ‘right well, I'll let you go then’). Please expect to learn very little Irish. 

Venue is not wheelchair accessible.

Photo: Kevin Handy

Venue The International Bar Preview 16 September, 18:45, €11 Performances 17 - 19 September, 18:45, €13 / €11 conc. Other performances 20 September, 18:00 & 21 September 13:00, €13 / €11 conc. Duration 50 mins


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DUNGEONS & NAGGINS STEVE BENNETT

Venue is not wheelchair accessible.

Photo: Tom Maher

COMEDY, INTERACTIVE

Have you ever played Dungeons & Dragons? No? Good! The guy who writes this barely has. Half madcap comedy, half role-playing game. Steve Bennett has devised a simplified version of the imagination-based game and added some top comedians to improvise the story. There’ll be live illustrations to show you more of what’s going on in the game and drinking game rules to spice things up.

Venue The Workmans Club – The Vintage Room Performances 17, 18, 20 & 21 September, 20:00, €13 / €11 conc. Duration 60 mins

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COMEDY

DREAMGUN FILM READS STRIKES BACK DREAMGUN

Developed at FRINGE LAB with the support of Dublin Fringe Festival.

Photo: Owen Humphreys

After their sell-out, award-winning and critically acclaimed run last year, Dreamgun strike back with a whole new lineup of film reads for you to binge at Fringe. Classic film scripts, rewritten with jokes and nonsense, read by unprepared comedians. Tuesday: Die Hard Wednesday: Back to the Future Thursday: GoldenEye Friday: The Silence of the Lambs Saturday Matinee: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Saturday Evening: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Venue Smock Alley Theatre – 1662 Performances 17 - 21 September, 20:45, €16 / €14 conc. Other performance 21 September, 15:00, €16 / €14 conc. Duration 75 mins


DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL & COLLAPSING HORSE PRESENT

FRINGE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES

YOUNG RADICALS Five shows full of wonder, play and divilment

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RAINBOW IN A BOX A TRACKS co-commission from Dublin Fringe Festival, Cork Midsummer Festival, and Baboró International Arts Festival for Children

INSTALLATION, VISUAL ART CATHAL MCCARTHY

MOOP

Have you ever chased a rainbow?

GAME THEORY We take fun very, VERY seriously. MOOP is Matter Out Of Place: it’s rubbish, trash… stuff from Somewhere Else. Five silent characters find increasingly hilarious and beautiful ways of playing with the strange (to them anyway) stuff that keeps appearing in their world. A physical theatre performance about curiosity, play and getting un-bored, this is a show for anyone who’s ever found more than one use for a stick. Let the games begin!

Or wondered what it would be like to stand in one? This interactive art installation invites you to take a walk inside a rainbow. Using prismatic light, you will experience the way the light shines through to create a canvas of colour. Pop on your white coat and step inside this magical space, where you can feel and touch the colours of the sky. Venue Dublin Castle – Courtyard Dates 7 & 8, 14 & 15, 21 & 22 September, 09:45 - 17:15 Free Supported by the Ombudsman for Children's Office. Special thanks to Ruairí McConnell.

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PHYSICAL THEATRE

Ages 5+ and anyone that takes fun seriously

Venue Smock Alley Theatre – Black Box Preview 7 September, 13:30, €8 Performances 8, 14, 15, 21 & 22 September, 11:00 Other performances 8, 14, 15 & 22 September, 13:30 Relaxed performances 8 & 15 September, 11:00 Adults €12 Kids €8 Group of 4 €35 Duration 35 mins Developed with support from Pavilion Theatre, Mermaid Arts Centre and ALSA Productions, and co-funded by dlr County Council.

All ages

Photo: Cathal McCarthy

Photo: Aoife Herrity


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A VERY OLD MAN WITH ENORMOUS WINGS

Ages 8-80

THEATRE COLLAPSING HORSE In a kitchen, in a theatre, two storytellers and their audience find something remarkable — a very old man with enormous wings. The wise neighbour woman tells us he’s an angel. The priest says he’s an imposter. Pilgrims flock to see him, hoping to be healed by him, hoping for a gawp. They leave with something different than what they expected. Adapted from Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Un señor muy viejo con unas alas enormes Collapsing Horse bring this classic piece of magical realism to the stage in search of its beautiful, strange, emotional richness. Venue Project Arts Centre – Cube Preview 7 September, 11:00, €8 Performances 7 - 9 September, 18:30 Other performances 8, 14 & 15 September, 13:15; 10 & 12 September, 21:15; 14 & 15 September 11:00 Adults €12 / Kids €8 / Groups of 4 €35 Duration 45 mins

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COMEDY

DREAMGUN FILM READS: THE LION KING

DREAMGUN Dreamgun present their first film read that is intentionally for young audiences instead of accidentally for young audiences. Our shows are already for a generation of ’90s kids that can’t let go of their childhood, to be honest we’ve had to change very little. There’ll be jokes for grown ups that go over the kids’ heads and jokes for the kids that go under the grown ups' heads. Grab your nearest relative’s child and re-experience The Lion King performed by a bunch of comedians who haven’t read the script beforehand. Venue O'Reilly Theatre, Belvedere College Performance 14 September, 15:00 Adults €12 / Kids €8 / Groups of 4 €35 Duration 75 mins

Ages 10+

Please note: children are welcome to bring adults as their guest.

Developed as part of Theatre Artist in Residency at Riverbank Arts Centre, Kildare.

Photo: Patricio Cassinoni

Photo: Ste Murray


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PLAY LIKE A RIOT GRRRL

MUSIC, GIG, TALKS GIRLS ROCK DUBLIN, OTHER VOICES & KATO Presented by Dublin Fringe Festival and Collapsing Horse

Venue The Lir Academy - Studio 1 Date 8 September

A knockout line-up of music workshops, industry talks and punk performances for girls, women and trans and non-binary folk. Inspired by the underground punk movement of the early ’90s, this day-long event will shatter the glass ceiling. You supply the attitude; we'll supply the rest. 10:00 ELECTRIC LADY JAM BIG BAND So you wanna be in a band but you don't know where to start? Girls Rock Dublin is proud to present a unique, bespoke workshop for young women who want to explore musical improvisation and creative freedom in an alternative and empowering way. The goal of this workshop is to form a big band, use guided improvisation to explore new approaches to playing music, and finally perform on stage at the end of the day. Free: to book your place, contact girlsrockdublin@gmail.com Duration 180 mins

Ages 15+

Photo: Pat Graham

14:00 OUR JOURNEY INTO MUSIC Other Voices is delighted to present a conversation with established musicians and young participants about creativity, selfexpression, and the realities of making music for a living. Join us for an exploration of how it all begins; we will be chatting about what influences us, and what inspires professional musicians to perform. Free: to book your place, contact girlsrockdublin@gmail.com Duration 60 mins 16:00 GIG Performance DIY feminists. The call is out. The time is now. Young Radicals presents a punk rock gig showcasing Ireland's youngest badasses and punk idols who'll have you ready to smash the patriarchy and change the world. Your ears will be vomiting from so much musical angst. Tickets €12 Duration 120 mins


PLAYS

NEW WRITING SUPPORTED BY WILDE IRISH GIN

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PLAYS .

PLAYS

from the playwrights you need to know

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THEATRE, COMEDY, DANCE

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DUETS

DUETS DUETS

OOH AHH UP THE GAA! This is club and county. This is Irish PRIDE. We’re here, we’re queer, and we love to cheer. We’re Dublin vs. Mayo. We’re queerer than Gaybo. We’re Irish and loud. We really love the GAA. We’re an all-island game. We’re your guilty pleasure. We’re the snack bar on the side of a pitch. We’re the oranges at half time. We’re the green, reds and blues. We’re searching for Sam. We are not your typical sports fans.

Photo: Ste Murray

The DUETS artists are supported by dramaturgy from Fishamble, production know-how from ITI and the creative platform of Dublin Fringe Festival. Photo: Ste Murray

CAMILLE LUCY ROSS & CIARA ELIZABETH SMYTH Mella is a pathological liar. Maura is a kleptomaniac. Unsurprisingly, neither has any friends. Fresh out of controlling relationships, both women are thrust into uneasy freedom. Can they overcome their flaws and shed their inhibitions to avoid dying alone? Or will their compulsions engulf them in the end? A new dark comedy about monsters, condiments and dancing.  Lots of dancing.

Produced by Ella Goddin.

Venue Bewley’s Café Theatre Preview 10 September, 13:00, €11 Performances 10, 12, 13, 17, 19 & 21 September, 20:00 11, 14 & 16 September, 18:00 12, 13, 14, 18, 20 & 21 September, 13:00, €13 Duration 60 mins

DUETS

Venue Bewley’s Café Theatre Preview 9 September, 13:00, €11 Performances 10, 12 & 13 September, 18:00 11, 14, 15, 16, 18 & 20 September, 20:00 11, 16, 17 & 19 September, 13:00 14 & 21 September, 15:00, €13 Duration 60 mins

The DUETS programme champions professional artists working in pairs to tell one-of-a-kind stories using the unique combination of their skills. The three partner organisations provide support as the duos create a piece of tour-ready new work.

DUETS

Supported by Dublin City Council, Oileán AiR and PS2 Belfast. Developed at Scene + Heard 2018.

DUETS is a pilot artist support initiative made with the combined expertise of Irish Theatre Institute, Fishamble: The New Play Company and Dublin Fringe Festival.

DUETS

DUETS

VICKEY CURTIS & ÁINE O’HARA

DUETS

DUETS

SAUCE

GAA MAAD

DUETS

DUETS

DUETS

DUETS

THEATRE, SPOKEN WORD, LIVE ART

DUETS

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SINK JOHN O’DONOVAN One Duck

Please note: contains themes of suicide and the use of smoke machines.

Photo: Dean Brannagan

THEATRE

Summer. Heatwave. City’s like a pressure cooker. Country boglands crack open, revealing secrets long buried. Bríd’s coming home to convalesce. Ciara’s headed west too, investigating a potential archaeological site. But as they arrive in the village, they find peace elusive. How will Bríd cope in her old haunts? How will Ciara confront a past she thought forgotten? An evocative, experimental new play about memory, secrets and sacrifice.

Venue Smock Alley Theatre – Boys’ School Previews 10 September, 19:00 & 11 September, 13:15, €11 Performances 11 - 13 September, 19:00, €14 / €12 conc. Other performances 14 & 15 September, 15:30, €14 / €12 conc. Duration 70 mins

THEATRE

PATCHWORK LOUIS DESLIS Red Bear Productions

Please note: contains the use of strobe lighting.

Photo: James O'Connor

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An odyssey of a young Frenchman in Dublin. After hearing about the Bataclan attacks back in Paris, author and performer Louis Deslis heads into the night to find comfort. From Paris to Sandymount, via Burgundy, Workmans and the Tallaght Luas stop, with lots of joie de vivre (that’s French for craic), this is a poetic punk portrait of coming to terms with where you’re from and where you find yourself.

Venue Project Arts Centre – Cube Preview 11 September, 13:00, €12 Performances 12, 13, 19 & 20 September, 13:00, €12 Other performances 14 September, 21:15 & 21 September, 15:45, €12 Duration 50 mins


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BIRTHRIGHT NADINE FLYNN

Developed at FRINGE LAB with the support of the Dublin Fringe Festival. Please note: contains themes of child bereavement.

Photo: Nadine Flynn

THEATRE

The patriarch has passed. A mother and daughter have a story to tell. One is comfortable existing, and the other is eager to be seen. And they have an audience to please. This new multifaceted performance deconstructs power and privilege, and challenges the representation of working class Dubliners on our stages. What happens when their catchy colloquialisms and unforgiving audacity are no longer funny? Written by Nadine Flynn, this new play interrogates what happens when the accent is no longer the punch-line.

Venue Smock Alley Theatre – Boys’ School Preview 13 September, 13:15, €11 Performances 13 - 15 September, 21:30, €14 / €12 conc. Other performances 14 & 15 September, 13:15, €14 / €12 conc. Duration 60 mins

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WEEKEND WARRIOR TONY DOYLE

Supported by DC Print, Arnon Construction and JR Plant Hire. Please note: contains themes of suicide.

Photo: Mark Griffin

‘If I can’t remember and I’m not told about it, technically it didn’t happen.’ Jack drinks, does drugs and gets into fights but it’s grand because he doesn’t get arrested or bring trouble to the door. Once he sorts out what he wants to do with his life and learns how to do all the things his Da can, like hang a shelf, change a tyre or screw in a light bulb in under ten minutes, he’ll be fine. Written and performed by Tony Doyle, directed by Aonghus Óg McAnally, and produced by Joe Murphy.

Venue Bewley’s Café Theatre Preview 17 September, 18:00, €11 Performances 18 - 21 September, 18:00, €13 Duration 60 mins


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COLLAPSIBLE MARGARET PERRY Ellie Keel Productions

Originally co-produced with HighTide.

Photo: Bronwen Sharp Design: Martha Hegarty

THEATRE

‘I’ll tell you what I really want. I want to jump clean out of my brain.’ Essie’s lost her job. Her girlfriend’s left. But she’s alright. Except lately, she feels more like a chair than a person. One of those folding chairs. Solid one minute. And then. A funny, furious, form-busting new monologue, performed by Breffni Holahan, about holding on in this collapsing world — for anyone who has ever felt crumbly.

Venue Abbey Theatre – Peacock Stage Preview 17 September, 18:30, €11 Performances 18 - 21 September, 21:15, €16 / €14 conc. Other performances 20 September, 13:00 & 21 September, 15:30, €16 / €14 conc. Duration 60 mins

THEATRE

AFLOAT EVA O'CONNOR & HILDEGARD RYAN Sunday's Child

Photo: Manny Singh

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The climate apocalypse has hit. Dublin is underwater. Best friends Bláthnaid and Debs have survived, and live on the top floor of the SIPTU building. With only seagulls and their kayak for company, they spend their days drifting and reminiscing over the last days of Dublin. Debs looks to the future, but Bláthnaid is tormented by guilt. Why were they blind to the wave that was coming? And can they salvage a future from the wreckage?

Venue Smock Alley Theatre – 1662 Preview 17 September, 18:30, €11 Performances 18 - 21 September, 18:30, €16 / €14 conc. Other performances 21 & 22 September, 13:00, €16 / €14 conc. Duration 60 mins


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VESPERTILIO

The rest of his species was declared extinct.

BARRY MCSTAY

He is the last of his kind.

Fight and Hope

His location is a closely guarded secret.

Alan is the protector of the last Greater Mouse-Eared Bat left in Britain, his sole focus is this creature’s survival. That is, until a chance meeting in the dark with a charming young runaway changes everything.

SPOKEN WORD, THEATRE

GIRLPLAY

We like sex. We like discovery. We are the voice in your head; the chat over pints; the eggplant emoji.

SARAH RICHARDSON

It all starts in a bath, finding that little button and all of a sudden you've opened Pandora’s box. We like play. Walking in and picking out something to mix up the game. We like exploring. Trying and learning until something changes. We liked it that way.

The Morrígu Productions

An exploration of sex and love spun out in slam.

A sell-out hit at London's VAULT Festival, this is a story about love, lies, loneliness and bats.

Photo: Liz Isles

Venue Smock Alley Theatre – Boys’ School Preview 17 September, 18:45, €11 Performances 18 - 21 September, 18:45, €14 / €12 conc. Other performances 21 & 22 September, 13:15, €14 / €12 conc. Duration 65 mins

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Developed at FRINGE LAB with the support of Dublin Fringe Festival. Supported by Fishamble: The New Play Company's New Play Clinic. Please note: contains themes of child bereavement.

Photo: Angel Hannigan and Áine O’Hara

Venue Smock Alley Theatre – Boys’ School Preview 17 September, 21:00, €11 Performances 18 - 21 September, 21:00, €14 / €12 conc. Other performances 21 & 22 September, 15:30, €14 / €12 conc. Duration 60 mins


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SOME NAMES WERE CHANGED 15TH OAK PRODUCTIONS

Photo: Patricio Cassinoni

THEATRE, INTERACTIVE

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THEATRE, COMEDY

BLANK meets BLANK. BLANK falls for BLANK. BLANK tells BLANK. BLANK blanks BLANK.

STARLET

Mostly directed by Ronan Phelan and sort of adapted by Ross Dungan, this is a new show about attempting to piece together a real-life event when none of the persons involved can agree what actually happened. Based on disputed testimony, this highly interactive documentary theatre show amusingly chronicles a truly impossible process whilst also trying our level best to actually tell this f**king story.

ALISON SPITTLE

Venue Project Arts Centre – Space Upstairs Preview 17 September, 21:00, €11 Performances 18 - 21 September, 21:00, €16 / €14 conc. Other performance 21 September, 15:30, €16 / €14 conc. Duration 75 mins

Developed at FRINGE LAB with the support of Dublin Fringe Festival. Developed at Scene + Heard 2019.

Blow In Productions

Please note: contains nudity.

Photo: Padraig Conaty

Westmeath 2008. Shannon wants a lad with a car. Micheal drives a Starlet. Grand job so. A dark comedy about the young people forgotten by the boom, the bust and the national broadband scheme. Directed by Simon Mulholland and starring Roxanna Nic Liam and Peter McGann, this is the debut play from writer Alison Spittle (RTÉs Nowhere Fast, Guilty Feminist).

Venue Smock Alley Theatre – Black Box Preview 17 September, 21:15, €11 Performances 18 - 22 September, 21:15, €14 / €12 conc. Other performances 21 & 22 September, 16:30, €14 / €12 conc. Duration 55 mins


ESCAPADES

NEW PERSPECTIVES ON THE CITY AND EVENTS IN UNUSUAL VENUES

One-of-a-kind experiences that let the setting tell part of the story

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MOTHER OF GOD ALISON SPITTLE

Supported by the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Dublin Castle. Venue has limited wheelchair accessibility, contact box office prior to booking.

Photo: Aisling Calt

COMEDY

It’s 2001, the world has changed irreparably and somewhere in the middle of Ireland a girl fights for the meaty role of Mary of Nazareth in the school nativity. This is a show about righting a wrong and looking like you want it enough. Pull up a pew, light a candle and listen to someone who doesn’t know what they’re talking about for an hour.

Venue Dublin Castle – Chapel Royal Preview 7 September, 20:30, €11 Performances 8 - 13 September, 20:30, €16 / €14 conc. Duration 60 mins

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GROUNDS FOR CONCERN ALAN BRADLEY

Pieta House provides a free, therapeutic approach to people who are in suicidal distress and those who engage in self-harm: www.pieta.ie Please note: contains themes of suicide. Venue has limited wheelchair accessibility, please contact our box office prior to booking. Photo: Tina Brady

‘Hey, meet me in the changing room?’ Performed in Croke Park, this new play explores mental health in young men in Ireland by drawing on the real life stories of Gaelic football players. Set on the eve of the championship final, this visceral, moving and at times humorous piece challenges the audience to consider how we as a community can engage with and support the young men of this country in a more positive way.

Meeting Point Croke Park – Jones' Road Entrance Preview 12 September, 19:30, €11 Performances 13, 18, 19 September, 19:30, €16 / €14 conc. Duration 50 mins


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THEATRE, SPECTACLE, INTERACTIVE

LOOKING FOR PARADISE LES 3 POINTS DE SUSPENSION

In this treasure hunt conceived on the scale of a city, unexpected events transform the streets into a stage, offering provocations and experiences to help participants attain the paradise mindset. An urban adventure through the heart of Dublin that invites us to explore the ways in which we perceive and construct our realities. Having fun with the big metaphysical questions to create an ode to joy, this show invites us to come together and surf the waves of our collective unconscious, transforming the absurd quest that is life into a wonderful cruise forever.

Supported by the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Dublin Castle, with support from Alliance Française Dublin. Please note: contains use of smoke machines and strobe lighting. Parts of this show take place outside, please dress appropriately. Venue is not wheelchair accessible. Photo: Clément Martin

Meeting Point Barnardo's Square, Dame Street Performances 14 & 15 September, 19:00, €16 / €14 conc. Other performance 14 & 15 September, 15:00, 15 September, 12:00, €16 / €14 conc. Duration 80 mins


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THE JUSTICE SYNDICATE FANSHEN

Please note: contains themes of sexual violence. Venue has limited wheelchair accessibility, please contact our box office prior to booking.

Photo: Guy Sanders

INTERACTIVE, THEATRE

A top surgeon accused of a serious crime. Conviction would mean planned operations will not go ahead — and the evidence is far from conclusive. Performed in Dublin's iconic Four Courts, this is a piece of playable theatre, where the audience becomes the jury. It asks how we make decisions, how we deal with our preconceptions, and how being part of a group affects this. Power and privilege; trust and technology; thought and action. How will you vote?

Meeting Point Four Courts Luas Stop Performances 13 - 15 September, 12:00, 15:00, 18:00, €16 / €14 conc. Duration 120 mins

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ON ICE SUZANNE GROTENHUIS De Nwe Tijd and Richard Jordan Productions, presented by Dublin Fringe Festival and the Abbey Theatre

In association with Theatre Royal Plymouth, Big in Belgium and RBC.

Photo: Jeroen Broeckx

Young performer Suzanne Grotenhuis won a prize for her previous theatre show at a festival in Belgium. The money was meant to produce a new show, but she decided to spend the entire prize money on buying an actual ice skating rink. Why she did that and why this ice skating rink somehow seems to be the solution for a broken heart, will be revealed in her funny, absurd and moving show.

Venue Abbey Theatre – Peacock Stage Performances 18 - 21 September, 18:30, €16 / €14 conc. Other performance 21 September, 13:00, €16 / €14 conc. Duration 75 mins


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PHYSICAL THEATRE, DANCE, LIVE ART

SOUP HEADONBODY

Witness a witch’s brew of disciplines performed with a mutant physicality: simultaneously brutish, sensual, ridiculous and vulnerable. See-sawing between hilarious and harrowing, it exists inside a fey world built out of vegetables, polystyrene and the kitchen table. A kinetic shrine to a lost parent and a frantic meditation on the process of grief, reaching for a shared catharsis with the audience. A collaboration between dance artist Deirdre Griffin and sound artist Craig Cox.

Supported by the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon, Meath County Council, Dance Ireland and Dance Limerick. Workin-progress presented as part of First Looks, Dublin Dance Festival 2019. Supported by the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Dublin Castle. Venue has limited wheelchair accessibility, please contact our box office prior to booking. Photo: Craig Cox

Venue Dublin Castle – Chapel Royal Preview 18 September, 20:30, €11 Performances 19, 20 & 22 September, 20:30, €15 / €13 conc. Other performances 21 September, 20:00 & 21:15, €15 / €13 conc. Duration 45 mins

THEATRE, MUSIC, LIVE ART

MOULD INTO SHAPE LUKE CASSERLY & SHANNA MAY BREEN A Dublin Fringe Festival and Science Gallery Dublin co-commission, presented as part of the Pan Pan Platform at Dublin Fringe Festival in partnership with AOB Arts Management

Parts of this show take place outside, please dress appropriately. If you have any mobility issues, please contact our box office prior to booking.

Photo: Shanna May Breen

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It has the power to last for a thousand years but is often only used once. It is cheap to produce but expensive to dispose of. It has revolutionised the world of medicine and science, making it impossible to live without. You, the listener, are invited to embark on a new travelling soundscape to unearth our national relationship to the material of plastic. Devised from conversations and interviews, this sonic pilgrimage on board the DART will take you on an actual journey along Dublin's coast to a site that is directly affected by the material.

Meeting Point Entrance to Science Gallery – Pearse Street Performances 21 September, 12:15, 15:00, 18:30 22 September, 11:00, 14:45, 18:25, €16 / €14 conc. Duration 135 mins


INTIMACIES

SHOWS THAT PULL YOU CLOSER

INTIMACIES

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One-on-one performances, small-group experiences and personal encounters that linger long after the curtain falls

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INTIMACIES


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SHADOWS DEREK BYRNE

THEATRE

Two ex-lovers accidentally meet while searching for anonymous sex in the shadows of a well-known gay cruising area in the heart of Dublin. Caught in an unguarded moment, they have an honest conversation about why their relationship failed. A play about having the courage to be emotionally vulnerable in a culture where casual sex is readily available and love is a rare commodity.

COMEDY, INTERACTIVE, VISUAL ART

MY FRINGE SHOW SARAH DEVEREUX

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One-woman show seeks one-person audience. ‘For what is a Fringe Festival without a few fringes!?!?!’, she cried out to the sky. Select your character from an online style guide of fringes. Step into the salon and join me in my box. Awaiting you, is your selection of fringed characters. Braiding together existential woes, and female anger, a tad emotionally unstable but in a cute, fun way. This is an invitation to be forcibly and intensely in the moment. Cut straight to it, 10 minutes a pop. Intimate.                                               Uncomfortable.                                                          Fun.

Venue has limited wheelchair accessibility, please contact our box office prior to booking.

Photo: Taine King

Meeting Point The Beer Market, High Street, Dublin 8 Preview 7 September, 22:00, €11 Performances 8-13 September, 22:00, €16 / €14 conc. Duration 60 mins

Venue is not wheelchair accessible.

Photo: Sophia Tamburrini

Venue Le Fringe Beauty Concept, Crow Street, Temple Bar Performances 8 & 15 September, 15:00, 15:20, 15:40, 16:00, 16:20, 18:30, 18:50, 19:10, 19:30, 19:50, €10 Other performances 9 & 16 September, 13:00, 13:20, 13:40, 14:00, 14:20, 18:30, 18:50, 19:10, 19:30, 19:50, €10 Duration 10 mins


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PRETTY FEELINGS EPSTEIN, LUMSDEN, TYNAN & VAN VLIET

Developed at FRINGE LAB with the support of Dublin Fringe Festival. Venue has limited wheelchair accessibility, please contact our box office prior to booking.

Photo: Kathy Tynan

VISUAL ART, MUSIC, THEATRE

Romance is all in the scenery. By the fancy hotel, down Chancery Lane, we have opened a new matchmaking agency, and this time it is true love. Partly a gig, nearly a show, almost a painting and practically an office. Our very hearts will beat to the drum of Ruan van Vliet. Conor Lumsden is a singing Cupid, Isadora Epstein is Venus and all of the paintings are by Kathy Tynan. Just swoon for all of the pretty feelings — paintings and music are just so romantic.

Venue Kevin Kavanagh Gallery Preview 11 September, 19:00, €11 Performances 12 - 14 September, 19:00, €15 / €13 conc. Other performances 14 & 15 September, 14:00, €15 / €13 conc. Duration 50 mins

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SPOKEN WORD

VERSIFY POETRY IRELAND Presented by Poetry Ireland and Dublin Fringe Festival

Venue has limited wheelchair accessibility, please contact our box office prior to booking.

Photo: Rachel Botha

This brand new showcase promises a night of electric slam from the most sensational new voices in spoken word poetry. These inaugural six were dubbed Ireland’s top talent from a sky-high pile of hopefuls, and awarded intensive mentoring in poetry and performance to help them on the road to spoken word stardom. This show may be your last chance to catch powerful spoken word in an intimate setting from six spellbinding performers, who will be stepping onto much bigger stages in the years to come.

Venue Poetry Ireland, Parnell Square Performance 12 September, 19:30, €10 Duration 90 mins


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THEATRE, CULINARY ARTS, VISUAL ART

IRISH FOOD. A PLAY JP MCMAHON Turf Productions

COMEDY, THEATRE

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Fresh from the Wild Atlantic Way, today’s catch is an original script seasoned with Ireland’s rich history. This site-responsive show is prepared by chef Jp McMahon and served alongside several Irish staples: brown soda bread, boiled potatoes and of course, religious tension. Prepare your taste buds for a multisensory experience that explores the origins of food culture from every corner of the island. Indulge in the absurd and serious, paired perfectly with the visceral and violent.

AL DAWES F*CKING LOVES YOU

Al Dawes lives to perform nightly in dimly lit comedy clubs. Al needs to make strangers laugh. Al LOVES his girlfriend, except that she has just left him for another man. With life unravelling, Al tries to make sense of it all in front of an audience.

ERIN MCGATHY

Erin McGathy is Al Dawes in this tragicomedy, inspired by true-life events, about the stories we tell ourselves when everyone is watching.

Mob Theatre Dublin

Supported by NUI Galway Drama Department and ANIAR Restaurant, Galway. Developed at FRINGE LAB with the support of the Dublin Fringe Festival. This performance includes live shellfish. Venue is not wheelchair accessible.

Photo: Anita Murphy

Venue Rustic Stone Restaurant, 17 South Great George's Street Performances 15 September, 17:30, 20:30 16 - 18 September, 13:00, 17:30, 20:30, €25 / €23 conc., includes light bites Duration 70 mins

Venue has limited wheelchair accessibility, please contact our box office prior to booking.

Photo: Jordan Daniel

Venue The New Theatre Preview 17 September, 18:30, €11 Performances 18 & 19 September, 18:30, €15 / €13 conc. Other performances 20 & 21 September, 15:30, €15 / €13 conc. Duration 55 mins


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PERFORMANCE ART, LIVE ART, VISUAL ART

INCANTATION MAÏA NUNES

Developed at FRINGE LAB with the support of the Dublin Fringe Festival. Please note: contains themes of sexual violence. Venue has limited wheelchair accessibility, please contact our box office prior to booking.

An interdisciplinary performance, integrating song, sound and sculpture. Intergenerational trauma is both genetic and behavioural, it is embodied, and inherited. We sometimes feel it in our spirit and move in step with its endless echo, but it finds its roots in story. Stories passed down from parent to child, embodied memory, whispers of hardships past and present. With each retelling, they are shaped to serve a different purpose, and the mouth of each re-teller carves pain differently.

Venue The Chocolate Factory Preview 21 September, 12:00, €12 Performance 22 September, 12:00, €12 Other performances 21 & 22 September, 14:00, €12 Duration 55 mins

14th Annual Information Toolbox

Venue: Wood Quay Venue Date: 13 September, 09:00 Duration: 210 mins

and festivals and build your network of connections at home and internationally. How it works

Calling all artists and companies programmed in this year’s Dublin Fringe! Irish Theatre Institute (ITI) invites theatre, dance companies and independent artists who are presenting work at Fringe 2019 to its annual networking event, Information Toolbox. Running for the 14th consecutive year, Information Toolbox attracts presenters from across Ireland and brings hand-picked guests from international organisations together for a morning of networking. This is your chance to meet programmers and presenters, pitch your show to venues

Over the morning of 13 September you will have a series of one-to-one meetings with programmers tailored specifically to you, where you’ll get to talk about you, your show and how it might tour to their venue/festival. How to register

Registration opens 18 July, to theatre and dance artists programmed in Dublin Fringe 2019, via irishtheatreinstitute.ie and closes 28 August. Capacity is limited, early registration strongly advised.

Things We Haven’t Made Yet Venue: Bewley’s Café Theatre Date: 14 September, 10:30 Duration: 105 mins

A pitching session* where Irish artists introduce upcoming projects with an eye to securing development and touring partners. Scripted Venue: The Lir Academy – Studio 1 Date: 7 September, 13:00 Duration: 60 mins

Free but ticketed, please contact our box office

Photo: Alan Gilsenan

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NETWORK AND SHOWCASE

The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art at Trinity College Dublin presents a showcase of new plays by this year’s graduating MFA playwrights, Hillary Dziminski, Marc Conroy and Aoife Leonard - who was awarded The Patricia Leggett Scholarship. The three playwrights have been immersed in training

*Selection to participate in the pitching session is by open call during July. See cultureireland.ie, fringefest.com or irishtheatreinstitute.ie for further details. For Toolbox Top Tips follow Irish Theatre Institute on Facebook and Twitter #InformationToolbox #ToolboxTopTips. Information Toolbox is supported by the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon, Culture Ireland and Dublin City Council.

led by Graham Whybrow, former Literary Manager of the Royal Court, and taught by playwrights, dramaturges and literary managers. Scripted has a professional cast including graduate actors from The Lir Academy. It offers script-in-hand readings of extracts and is a chance to hear new plays by emerging playwrights. We would especially like to thank Jim and Janet Curley and Jones Engineering Group, “Patrons of Playwriting” at The Lir Academy.


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AWARDS 2019

Sunday 22 September

Hundreds of artists spend thousands of hours making work for Dublin Fringe Festival each year. Our panel of judges recognise the extraordinary skill and talent on display and acknowledge some of the stand-outs in this year’s festival. Best Production For the show that has it all! Best Design Outstanding lighting, sound, scenic, projection, costume or overall design. Best Performers Two of this year’s brightest stars will take home this accolade. Best Ensemble The standout ensemble – the heartbeat of a show. Judges’ Choice Awards Three awards to acknowledge something that defies categorisation but must be recognised for its brilliance. Fishamble New Writing Award Awarded to an emerging Irish (or Irelandbased) writer for a new play. The award includes dramaturgical support by Fishamble: The New Play Company. First Fortnight Award The winner will be invited to perform at the First Fortnight Festival in January 2020. First Fortnight’s mission is mental health awareness, challenging prejudice and ending stigma. Next Stage Wild Card A bursary to be part of the Next Stage at Dublin Theatre Festival with Theatre Forum. Bewley’s Café Theatre Little Gem Award The most exciting show that’s under 60 minutes with a handsome prize: a two-week run at Bewley’s Café Theatre and €2,000 for the remount.

Spirit of Wit: Moira Brady Averill Award A unique award for an artist willing to take risks and whose work defies categorisation with bold and unconventional material. In memory of Moira Brady Averill, who had the power to transform space and thought through alchemical wit. The award comes with a monetary prize and framed illustration by artist Walker Mettling. Outburst Queer Fringe Award Outburst Queer Arts Festival is Belfast's annual explosion of fierce new queer performance, film, theatre, art activism and creative ideas from all over the world. The winner of this award will be invited to bring their work to Belfast as part of the programme this November. Radical Spirit Co-presented by Dublin Fringe Festival and Project Arts Centre. This commissioning award is for an Irish artist dedicated to making bold, contemporary work which embodies the radical spirit of both Fringe and Project. NEW FOR 2019 Wilde Courage Award Celebrating bold artistic journeys. The winner of this €1000 cash prize will be the creator of a brave, one-of a-kind project that evidences a singular artistic vision. Wilde Irish Gin supporting the courage to create. London Launchpad Award Co-presented by London Irish Centre and Dublin Fringe Festival with the support of Culture Ireland, this award offers an opportunity for exciting Irish artists to present their work in London. CREATIVE THINKING: An award from Abbey Theatre and Dublin Fringe Festival This award rewards an emerging artist of extraordinary promise with five weeks of time, space and money to do some creative thinking. Over these five weeks, at a time of their own choosing, the recipient will receive €3000, a desk-space at Fringe HQ and scheduled meetings and support from the creative teams at the Abbey Theatre and Dublin Fringe Festival.

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8 SEPTEMBER

18:15 THE EXAMINATION Project Arts Centre – Space Upstairs

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9:45 - 17:15 RAINBOW IN A BOX Dublin Castle – Courtyard

18:30 ADMIN Project Arts Centre – Cube

p. 39

10:00 p. 76 PLAY LIKE A RIOT GRRRL: WORKSHOPS The Lir Academy – Studio 1

7 SEPTEMBER

p. 72

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22:00 p. 104 SHADOWS Meet at The Beer Market, High Street

9 SEPTEMBER

11:00 MOOP Smock Alley Theatre – Black Box

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13:00 GAA MAAD Bewley's Café Theatre

p. 80

21:00 POWERPOINT The Chocolate Factory

p. 41

21:15 A VERY OLD MAN... Project Arts Centre – Cube

p. 74

21:00 IN ONE EYE, OUT THE OTHER The Workmans Club

p. 11

21:15 ADMIN Project Arts Centre – Cube

p. 39

21:30 SYMPHONY OF WORMS Smock Alley Theatre – Boys' School

p. 12

21:00 THE EXAMINATION Project Arts Centre – Space Upstairs

p. 38

21:15 CHAMPIONS OF DANCE Abbey Theatre – Peacock Stage

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22:00 p. 104 SHADOWS Meet at The Beer Market, High Street

21:00 POWERPOINT The Chocolate Factory

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21:15 NINE WEEKS Smock Alley Theatre – Black Box

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22:00 p. 104 SHADOWS Meet at The Beer Market, High Street

9:45 - 17:15 RAINBOW IN A BOX Dublin Castle – Courtyard

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13:15 A VERY OLD MAN... Project Arts Centre – Cube

p. 74

13:00 MY FRINGE SHOW Le Fringe Beauty Concept

p. 105

11:00 A VERY OLD MAN... Project Arts Centre – Cube

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13:30 MOOP Smock Alley Theatre – Black Box

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13:20 MY FRINGE SHOW Le Fringe Beauty Concept

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13:00 SAUCE Bewley's Café Theatre

12:00 COMFORT CARNIVAL National Stadium – Ringside Bar

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14:00 PLAY LIKE A RIOT GRRRL: TALK The Lir Academy – Studio 1

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13:40 MY FRINGE SHOW Le Fringe Beauty Concept

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13:00 SCRIPTED The Lir Academy – Studio 1

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21:15 ADMIN Project Arts Centre – Cube

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13:00 PATCHWORK Project Arts Centre – Cube

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21:15 CHAMPIONS OF DANCE Abbey Theatre – Peacock Stage

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18:00 GAA MAAD Bewley's Café Theatre

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13:15 SINK Smock Alley Theatre – Boys' School

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21:30 SYMPHONY OF WORMS Smock Alley Theatre – Boys' School

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22:00 p. 104 SHADOWS Meet at The Beer Market, High Street

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15:00 MY FRINGE SHOW Le Fringe Beauty Concept

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14:00 MY FRINGE SHOW Le Fringe Beauty Concept

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18:15 VILLAINS Project Arts Centre – Space Upstairs

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18:00 SAUCE Bewley's Café Theatre

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13:30 MOOP Smock Alley Theatre – Black Box

p. 73

15:20 MY FRINGE SHOW Le Fringe Beauty Concept

p. 105

14:20 MY FRINGE SHOW Le Fringe Beauty Concept

p. 105

18:30 BODIES OF WATER The Chocolate Factory

p. 10

18:15 VILLAINS Project Arts Centre – Space Upstairs

p. 50

14:00 THE NORTH IS NEXT Project Arts Centre – Space Upstairs

p. 40

15:40 MY FRINGE SHOW Le Fringe Beauty Concept

p. 105

18:15 VILLAINS Project Arts Centre – Space Upstairs

p. 50

18:30 TWO FINGERS UP The New Theatre

p. 42

18:30 BODIES OF WATER The Chocolate Factory

p. 10

12:45 POWERPOINT The Chocolate Factory

p. 41

18:15 VILLAINS Project Arts Centre – Space Upstairs

p. 50

16:00 PLAY LIKE A RIOT GRRRL: GIG The Lir Academy – Studio 1

18:30 BODIES OF WATER The Chocolate Factory

p. 10

18:30 LIVE FEED Smock Alley Theatre – 1662

p. 64

18:30 MAKING A MARK Project Arts Centre – Cube

p. 14

13:00 TWO FINGERS UP The New Theatre

p. 42

18:30 BODIES OF WATER The Chocolate Factory

p. 10

16:00 MY FRINGE SHOW Le Fringe Beauty Concept

p. 105

18:30 A VERY OLD MAN... Project Arts Centre – Cube

p. 74

18:45 CIRCUS Smock Alley Theatre – Black Box

p. 51

18:30 TWO FINGERS UP The New Theatre

p. 42

13:00 SAUCE Bewley's Café Theatre

p. 81

18:30 A VERY OLD MAN... Project Arts Centre – Cube

p. 74

16:20 MY FRINGE SHOW Le Fringe Beauty Concept

p. 105

18:30 MY FRINGE SHOW Le Fringe Beauty Concept

p. 105

18:45 RESURRECSHANE The International Bar

p. 63

18:30 LIVE FEED Smock Alley Theatre – 1662

p. 64

13:00 PATCHWORK Project Arts Centre – Cube

p. 83

18:45 CIRCUS Smock Alley Theatre – Black Box

p. 51

18:15 VILLAINS Project Arts Centre – Space Upstairs

p. 50

18:45 CIRCUS Smock Alley Theatre – Black Box

p. 51

19:00 NOTIONS ELEVEN Abbey Theatre – Peacock Stage

p. 62

18:45 RESURRECSHANE The International Bar

p. 63

18:00 GAA MAAD Bewley's Café Theatre

p. 80

19:00 NOTIONS ELEVEN Abbey Theatre – Peacock Stage

p. 62

18:30 BODIES OF WATER The Chocolate Factory

p. 10

18:45 RESURRECSHANE The International Bar

p. 63

19:00 SINK Smock Alley Theatre – Boys' School

p. 82

19:00 NOTIONS ELEVEN Abbey Theatre – Peacock Stage

p. 62

18:15 THE EXAMINATION Project Arts Centre – Space Upstairs

p. 38

20:00 LOAH & BANTUM Pepper Canister Church

p. 26

18:30 A VERY OLD MAN... Project Arts Centre – Cube

p. 74

18:50 MY FRINGE SHOW Le Fringe Beauty Concept

20:00 SAUCE Bewley's Café Theatre

p. 81

19:00 p. 66 BLÁ BLÁ BLÁ... WITH SPECIAL GUESTS Drop Dead Twice

18:30 BODIES OF WATER The Chocolate Factory

p. 10

20:30 MOTHER OF GOD Dublin Castle – Chapel Royal

p. 94

18:30 MY FRINGE SHOW Le Fringe Beauty Concept

p. 105

18:30 MAKING A MARK Project Arts Centre – Cube

p. 14

21:00 IN ONE EYE, OUT THE OTHER The Workmans Club

p. 11

18:45 CIRCUS Smock Alley Theatre – Black Box

18:30 TWO FINGERS UP The New Theatre

p. 42

21:00 THE EXAMINATION Project Arts Centre – Space Upstairs

p. 38

18:50 MY FRINGE SHOW Le Fringe Beauty Concept

p. 105

21:15 ADMIN Project Arts Centre – Cube

p. 39

19:10 MY FRINGE SHOW Le Fringe Beauty Concept

21:15 CHAMPIONS OF DANCE Abbey Theatre – Peacock Stage

p. 60

22:00 BLACK JAM Abbey Theatre

p. 28

22:00 p. 104 SHADOWS Meet at The Beer Market, High Street

p. 76

p. 105

19:00 SYMPHONY OF WORMS Smock Alley Theatre – Boys' School

p. 12

20:30 COMPOSTELA The New Theatre

p. 43

19:00 SINK Smock Alley Theatre – Boys' School

19:00 NOTIONS ELEVEN Abbey Theatre – Peacock Stage

p. 62

20:30 MOTHER OF GOD Dublin Castle – Chapel Royal

p. 94

19:00 PRETTY FEELINGS Kevin Kavanagh Gallery

19:10 MY FRINGE SHOW Le Fringe Beauty Concept

p. 105

20:45 THE PROSECCO EXPRESS Smock Alley Theatre – 1662

p. 65

20:00 MINEFIELD axis Ballymun

p. 44

18:30 LIVE FEED Smock Alley Theatre – 1662

p. 64

p. 105

19:30 MY FRINGE SHOW Le Fringe Beauty Concept

p. 105

21:00 IN ONE EYE, OUT THE OTHER The Workmans Club

p. 11

20:00 GAA MAAD Bewley's Café Theatre

p. 80

18:45 [RE]FRAMED – DOUBLE BILL Smock Alley Theatre – Black Box

p. 52

19:30 MY FRINGE SHOW Le Fringe Beauty Concept

p. 105

19:50 MY FRINGE SHOW Le Fringe Beauty Concept

p. 105

21:00 THE EXAMINATION Project Arts Centre – Space Upstairs

p. 38

20:30 GYM SWIM PARTY O'Reilly Theatre, Belvedere College

p. 16

18:45 RESURRECSHANE The International Bar

p. 63

19:50 MY FRINGE SHOW Le Fringe Beauty Concept

p. 105

20:30 MOTHER OF GOD Dublin Castle – Chapel Royal

p. 94

21:00 POWERPOINT The Chocolate Factory

p. 41

20:30 COMPOSTELA The New Theatre

p. 43

19:00 p. 66 BLÁ BLÁ BLÁ... WITH SPECIAL GUESTS Drop Dead Twice

p. 51

p. 82

12 SEPTEMBER

p. 106

20:30 MOTHER OF GOD Dublin Castle – Chapel Royal

p. 94

21:00 IN ONE EYE, OUT THE OTHER The Workmans Club

p. 11

21:15 NINE WEEKS Smock Alley Theatre – Black Box

p. 13

20:30 MOTHER OF GOD Dublin Castle – Chapel Royal

p. 94

19:00 NOTIONS ELEVEN Abbey Theatre – Peacock Stage

21:00 THE EXAMINATION Project Arts Centre – Space Upstairs

p. 38

21:00 THE EXAMINATION Project Arts Centre – Space Upstairs

p. 38

21:15 CHAMPIONS OF DANCE Abbey Theatre – Peacock Stage

p. 60

20:45 THE PROSECCO EXPRESS Smock Alley Theatre – 1662

p. 65

19:00 PRETTY FEELINGS Kevin Kavanagh Gallery

p. 62

p. 106


19:00 SINK Smock Alley Theatre – Boys' School

p. 82

18:00 RESURRECSHANE The International Bar

p. 63

21:15 CHAMPIONS OF DANCE Abbey Theatre – Peacock Stage

p. 60

15:30 COMPOSTELA The New Theatre

p. 43

21:15 NINE WEEKS Smock Alley Theatre – Black Box

p. 13

16:20 MY FRINGE SHOW Le Fringe Beauty Concept

p. 105

19:30 p. 95 GROUNDS FOR CONCERN Meet at Jones' Road entrance to Croke Park

18:00 GAA MAAD Bewley's Café Theatre

p. 80

21:30 PÚCAPARTY National Stadium – Ringside Bar

p. 31

15:30 SINK Smock Alley Theatre – Boys' School

p. 82

21:15 INIT: THE WARM UP PROJECT The Lir Academy – Studio 1

p. 53

17:30 IRISH FOOD. A PLAY Rustic Stone Restaurant

p. 108

19:30 VERSIFY Poetry Ireland

p. 107

18:00 THE JUSTICE SYNDICATE Meet at Four Courts Luas Stop

p. 98

21:30 BIRTHRIGHT Smock Alley Theatre – Boys' School

p. 84

15:45 ADMIN Project Arts Centre – Cube

p. 39

21:15 CHAMPIONS OF DANCE Abbey Theatre – Peacock Stage

p. 60

18:00 THE JUSTICE SYNDICATE Meet at Four Courts Luas Stop

p. 98

20:00 MINEFIELD axis Ballymun

p. 44

18:15 CUCKOO Project Arts Centre – Space Upstairs

p. 22

22:00 p. 104 SHADOWS Meet at The Beer Market, High Street

18:00 SAUCE Bewley's Café Theatre

p. 81

21:15 PATCHWORK Project Arts Centre – Cube

p. 83

18:30 LIVE FEED Smock Alley Theatre – 1662

p. 64

20:00 SAUCE Bewley's Café Theatre

p. 81

18:30 MAKING A MARK Project Arts Centre – Cube

p. 14

18:00 THE JUSTICE SYNDICATE Meet at Four Courts Luas Stop

p. 98

21:30 BIRTHRIGHT Smock Alley Theatre – Boys' School

p. 84

18:30 MY FRINGE SHOW Le Fringe

20:30 GYM SWIM PARTY O'Reilly Theatre, Belvedere College

p. 16

18:30 TWO FINGERS UP The New Theatre

p. 42

9:45 - 17:15 RAINBOW IN A BOX Dublin Castle – Courtyard

18:15 CUCKOO Project Arts Centre – Space Upstairs

p. 22

20:30 COMPOSTELA The New Theatre

p. 43

18:30 LIVE FEED Smock Alley Theatre – 1662

p. 64

10:30 p. 110 THING'S WE HAVEN'T MADE YET Bewley's Café Theatre

18:30 MAKING A MARK Project Arts Centre – Cube

p. 14

9:45 - 17:15 RAINBOW IN A BOX Dublin Castle – Courtyard

p. 72

18:50 MY FRINGE SHOW Le Fringe Beauty Concept

20:30 MOTHER OF GOD Dublin Castle – Chapel Royal

p. 94

18:45 [RE]FRAMED – DOUBLE BILL Smock Alley Theatre – Black Box

p. 52

11:00 MOOP Smock Alley Theatre – Black Box

p. 73

18:30 TWO FINGERS UP The New Theatre

p. 42

11:00 A VERY OLD MAN... Project Arts Centre – Cube

p. 74

19:00 SYMPHONY OF WORMS Smock Alley Theatre – Boys' School

20:45 THE PROSECCO EXPRESS Smock Alley Theatre – 1662

p. 65

19:00 NOTIONS ELEVEN Abbey Theatre – Peacock Stage

p. 62

11:00 A VERY OLD MAN... Project Arts Centre – Cube

p. 74

18:30 LIVE FEED Smock Alley Theatre – 1662

p. 64

11:00 MOOP Smock Alley Theatre – Black Box

p. 73

19:00 p. 66 BLÁ BLÁ BLÁ... WITH SPECIAL GUESTS Drop Dead Twice

21:00 DELUXE ACCESS Drop Dead Twice

p. 30

19:00 p. 66 BLÁ BLÁ BLÁ... WITH SPECIAL GUESTS Drop Dead Twice

12:00 THE JUSTICE SYNDICATE Meet at Four Courts Luas Stop

p. 98

18:45 [RE]FRAMED – DOUBLE BILL Smock Alley Theatre – Black Box

p. 52

12:00 LOOKING FOR PARADISE Meet at Barnardo Square

p. 96

19:00 LOOKING FOR PARADISE Meet at Barnardo Square

21:00 POWERPOINT The Chocolate Factory

p. 41

19:00 SINK Smock Alley Theatre – Boys' School

13:00 TWO FINGERS UP The New Theatre

p. 42

19:00 SYMPHONY OF WORMS Smock Alley Theatre – Boys' School

p. 12

12:00 THE JUSTICE SYNDICATE Meet at Four Courts Luas Stop

p. 98

19:10 MY FRINGE SHOW Le Fringe Beauty Concept

p. 105

21:15 NINE WEEKS Smock Alley Theatre – Black Box

p. 13

19:00 PRETTY FEELINGS Kevin Kavanagh Gallery

13:00 NOTIONS ELEVEN Abbey Theatre – Peacock Stage

p. 62

19:00 NOTIONS ELEVEN Abbey Theatre – Peacock Stage

p. 62

13:00 INIT: THE WARM UP PROJECT The Lir Academy – Studio 1

p. 53

19:30 MY FRINGE SHOW Le Fringe Beauty Concept

p. 105

21:15 CHAMPIONS OF DANCE Abbey Theatre – Peacock Stage

p. 60

19:30 p. 95 GROUNDS FOR CONCERN Meet at Jones' Road entrance to Croke Park

13:00 RESURRECSHANE The International Bar

p. 63

19:00 p. 66 BLÁ BLÁ BLÁ... WITH SPECIAL GUESTS Drop Dead Twice

13:15 A VERY OLD MAN... Project Arts Centre – Cube

p. 74

19:50 MY FRINGE SHOW Le Fringe Beauty Concept

p. 105

21:15 A VERY OLD MAN... Project Arts Centre – Cube

p. 74

20:00 MINEFIELD axis Ballymun

p. 44

13:00 SAUCE Bewley's Café Theatre

p. 81

19:00 LOOKING FOR PARADISE Meet at Barnardo Square

13:15 BIRTHRIGHT Smock Alley Theatre – Boys' School

p. 84

20:00 GAA MAAD Bewley's Café Theatre

p. 80

21:30 SYMPHONY OF WORMS Smock Alley Theatre – Boys' School

p. 12

20:00 SAUCE Bewley's Café Theatre

p. 81

13:15 A VERY OLD MAN... Project Arts Centre – Cube

p. 74

19:00 PRETTY FEELINGS Kevin Kavanagh Gallery

13:30 MOOP Smock Alley Theatre – Black Box

p. 73

20:30 GYM SWIM PARTY O'Reilly Theatre, Belvedere College

p. 16

20:30 GYM SWIM PARTY O'Reilly Theatre, Belvedere College

p. 16

13:15 BIRTHRIGHT Smock Alley Theatre – Boys' School

p. 84

20:00 MINEFIELD axis Ballymun

p. 44

14:00 PRETTY FEELINGS Kevin Kavanagh Gallery

20:30 COMPOSTELA The New Theatre

p. 43

13:30 MOOP Smock Alley Theatre – Black Box

p. 73

20:00 GAA MAAD Bewley's Café Theatre

p. 80

15:00 GYM SWIM PARTY O'Reilly Theatre, Belvedere College

p. 16

20:45 THE PROSECCO EXPRESS Smock Alley Theatre – 1662

p. 65

20:30 LUX ALMA Lost Lane

p. 33

15:00 LOOKING FOR PARADISE Meet at Barnardo Square

p. 96

21:00 DELUXE ACCESS Drop Dead Twice

p. 30

p. 98

21:15 NINE WEEKS Smock Alley Theatre – Black Box

p. 13

22:00 p. 104 SHADOWS Meet at The Beer Market, High Street

13 SEPTEMBER

p. 82

p. 106

14 SEPTEMBER p. 72

p. 106

p. 96

p. 106

18:45 [RE]FRAMED – DOUBLE BILL Smock Alley Theatre – Black Box

15 SEPTEMBER

p. 106

20:30 IRISH FOOD. A PLAY Rustic Stone Restaurant

p. 105

p. 52

p. 105

p. 12

p. 96

p. 108

9:00 INFORMATION TOOLBOX Wood Quay Venue

p. 111

20:30 MOTHER OF GOD Dublin Castle – Chapel Royal

p. 94

14:00 PRETTY FEELINGS Kevin Kavanagh Gallery

12:00 THE JUSTICE SYNDICATE Meet at Four Courts Luas Stop

p. 98

20:45 THE PROSECCO EXPRESS Smock Alley Theatre – 1662

p. 65

15:00 THE PROSECCO EXPRESS Smock Alley Theatre – 1662

p. 65

20:30 GYM SWIM PARTY O'Reilly Theatre, Belvedere College

p. 16

15:00 THE JUSTICE SYNDICATE Meet at Four Courts Luas Stop

13:00 COMPOSTELA The New Theatre

p. 43

21:00 IN ONE EYE, OUT THE OTHER The Workmans Club

p. 11

15:00 DREAMGUN: THE LION KING O'Reilly Theatre, Belvedere College

p. 75

20:30 COMPOSTELA The New Theatre

p. 43

15:00 MY FRINGE SHOW Le Fringe Beauty Concept

p. 105

21:15 ADMIN Project Arts Centre – Cube

p. 39

13:00 SAUCE Bewley's Café Theatre

p. 81

21:00 DELUXE ACCESS Drop Dead Twice

p. 30

15:00 GAA MAAD Bewley's Café Theatre

p. 80

20:45 THE PROSECCO EXPRESS Smock Alley Theatre – 1662

p. 65

15:20 MY FRINGE SHOW Le Fringe Beauty Concept

p. 105

21:15 INIT: THE WARM UP PROJECT The Lir Academy – Studio 1

p. 53

13:00 PATCHWORK Project Arts Centre – Cube

p. 83

21:00 VILLAINS Project Arts Centre – Space Upstairs

p. 50

15:00 LOOKING FOR PARADISE Meet at Barnardo Square

p. 96

21:00 IN ONE EYE, OUT THE OTHER The Workmans Club

p. 11

15:30 SINK Smock Alley Theatre – Boys' School

p. 82

21:30 BIRTHRIGHT Smock Alley Theatre – Boys' School

p. 84

13:15 BIRTHRIGHT Smock Alley Theatre – Boys' School

p. 84

21:15 NINE WEEKS Smock Alley Theatre – Black Box

p. 13

15:00 THE JUSTICE SYNDICATE Meet at Four Courts Luas Stop

p. 98

21:00 DELUXE ACCESS Drop Dead Twice

p. 30

15:40 MY FRINGE SHOW Le Fringe Beauty Concept

p. 105

15:00 THE JUSTICE SYNDICATE Meet at Four Courts Luas Stop

p. 98

21:15 ADMIN Project Arts Centre – Cube

p. 39

15:15 CHAMPIONS OF DANCE Abbey Theatre – Peacock Stage

p. 60

21:00 THE EXAMINATION Project Arts Centre – Space Upstairs

p. 38

16:00 MY FRINGE SHOW Le Fringe Beauty Concept

p. 105


16 SEPTEMBER

20:00 FETCH Meet at The Lir Academy Box Office

p. 45

19:30 MAKING A MARK axis Ballymun

p. 14

18:30 p. 20 THINGS WE'VE ALWAYS WANTED... Project Arts Centre – Cube

p. 80

20:00 FETCH Meet at The Lir Academy Box Office

p. 45

18:30 IT'S NOT ABOUT LOVE The Chocolate Factory

20:00 DUNGEONS & NAGGINS The Workmans Club

p. 68

18:30 p. 109 AL DAWES F*CKING LOVES YOU The New Theatre

13:00 FETCH Meet at The Lir Academy Box Office

20:00 SAUCE Bewley's Café Theatre

p. 81

18:30 AFLOAT Smock Alley Theatre – 1662

p. 89

20:30 LAD The New Theatre

p. 46

18:30 ON ICE Abbey Theatre – Peacock Stage

13:00 FETCH Meet at The Lir Academy Box Office

p. 45

20:00 GAA MAAD Bewley's Café Theatre

13:00 GAA MAAD Bewley's Café Theatre

p. 80

20:30 IRISH FOOD. A PLAY Rustic Stone Restaurant

19:30 p. 95 GROUNDS FOR CONCERN Meet at Jones' Road entrance to Croke Park 20:00 FETCH Meet at The Lir Academy Box Office

p. 45

p. 45

20:00 SAUCE Bewley's Café Theatre

p. 81

13:00 WISHFUL THINKING The New Theatre

p. 47

20:30 LAD The New Theatre

p. 46

p. 99

13:00 GAA MAAD Bewley's Café Theatre

p. 80

20:30 SOUP Dublin Castle – Chapel Royal

18:45 ARE YOU WELL? The International Bar

p. 67

13:00 PATCHWORK Project Arts Centre – Cube

p. 83

20:45 p. 69 DREAMGUN FILM READS STRIKES BACK Smock Alley Theatre – 1662

19 SEPTEMBER

p. 105

13:00 IRISH FOOD. A PLAY Rustic Stone Restaurant

p. 108

13:20 MY FRINGE SHOW Le Fringe Beauty Concept

p. 105

13:00 FETCH Meet at The Lir Academy Box Office

p. 45

20:30 IRISH FOOD. A PLAY Rustic Stone Restaurant

13:40 MY FRINGE SHOW Le Fringe Beauty Concept

p. 105

13:00 GAA MAAD Bewley's Café Theatre

p. 80

20:45 p. 69 DREAMGUN FILM READS STRIKES BACK Smock Alley Theatre – 1662

18:45 VESPERTILIO Smock Alley Theatre – Boys' School

p. 88

14:00 FETCH Meet at The Lir Academy Box Office

p. 45

21:00 MOONDOG & IRENE The Chocolate Factory

p. 17

21:00 MOONDOG & IRENE The Chocolate Factory

p. 17

19:00 MINEFIELD Smock Alley Theatre – Black Box

p. 44

15:00 FETCH Meet at The Lir Academy Box Office

p. 45

21:00 GIRLPLAY Smock Alley Theatre – Boys' School

p. 87

p. 45

p. 53

p. 91

13:00 MY FRINGE SHOW Le Fringe Beauty Concept

14:00 FETCH Meet at The Lir Academy Box Office

21:15 INIT: THE WARM UP PROJECT The Lir Academy – Studio 1

p. 108

p. 32

21:15 STARLET Smock Alley Theatre – Black Box

17 SEPTEMBER

13:00 IRISH FOOD. A PLAY Rustic Stone Restaurant

p. 108

p. 108

p. 100

14:00 MY FRINGE SHOW Le Fringe Beauty Concept

p. 105

13.30 MAKING A MARK axis Ballymun

p. 14

21:00 GIRLPLAY Smock Alley Theatre – Boys' School

p. 87

19:00 FETCH Meet at The Lir Academy Box Office

p. 45

16:00 FETCH Meet at The Lir Academy Box Office

p. 45

21:00 SOME NAMES WERE CHANGED Project Arts Centre – Space Upstairs

p. 90

14:20 MY FRINGE SHOW Le Fringe Beauty Concept

p. 105

14:00 FETCH Meet at The Lir Academy Box Office

p. 45

21:00 SOME NAMES WERE CHANGED Project Arts Centre – Space Upstairs

p. 90

19:00 HOW TO SQUARE A CIRCLE The Lir Academy – Studio 1

p. 54

17:00 FETCH Meet at The Lir Academy Box Office

p. 45

21:15 NATE Project Arts Centre – Cube

p. 23

15:00 FETCH Meet at The Lir Academy Box Office

p. 45

15:00 FETCH Meet at The Lir Academy Box Office

p. 45

21:15 NATE Project Arts Centre – Cube

p. 23

19:30 p. 95 GROUNDS FOR CONCERN Meet at Jones' Road entrance to Croke Park

18:00 FETCH Meet at The Lir Academy Box Office

p. 45

21:15 LOSING YOUR BODY The Lir Academy – Studio 1

p. 56

16:00 FETCH Meet at The Lir Academy Box Office

p. 45

16:00 FETCH Meet at The Lir Academy Box Office

p. 45

21:15 STARLET Smock Alley Theatre – Black Box

p. 91

20:00 FETCH Meet at The Lir Academy Box Office

p. 45

18:00 WEEKEND WARRIOR Bewley's Café Theatre

p. 85

21:15 COLLAPSIBLE Abbey Theatre – Peacock Stage

p. 86

17:00 FETCH Meet at The Lir Academy Box Office

p. 45

17:00 FETCH Meet at The Lir Academy Box Office

p. 45

20:00 DUNGEONS & NAGGINS The Workmans Club

p. 68

18:15 SORRY GOLD Project Arts Centre – Space Upstairs

p. 18

21:15 STARLET Smock Alley Theatre – Black Box

p. 91

17:30 IRISH FOOD. A PLAY Rustic Stone Restaurant

p. 108

17:30 IRISH FOOD. A PLAY Rustic Stone Restaurant

p. 108

18 SEPTEMBER 13:00 FETCH Meet at The Lir Academy Box Office

p. 45

20:00 GAA MAAD Bewley's Café Theatre

p. 80

18:30 p. 20 THINGS WE'VE ALWAYS WANTED... Project Arts Centre – Cube

p. 81

20:30 LAD The New Theatre

p. 46

18:30 IT'S NOT ABOUT LOVE The Chocolate Factory

18:00 FETCH Meet at The Lir Academy Box Office

p. 45

18:00 FETCH Meet at The Lir Academy Box Office

p. 45

13:00 SAUCE Bewley's Café Theatre

18:00 SAUCE Bewley's Café Theatre

p. 81

18:00 WEEKEND WARRIOR Bewley's Café Theatre

p. 85

13:00 IRISH FOOD. A PLAY Rustic Stone Restaurant

18:30 LAD The New Theatre

p. 46

18:30 p. 109 AL DAWES F*CKING LOVES YOU The New Theatre

14:00 FETCH Meet at The Lir Academy Box Office

18:30 COLLAPSIBLE Abbey Theatre – Peacock Stage

p. 86

18:30 AFLOAT Smock Alley Theatre – 1662

18:30 MY FRINGE SHOW Le Fringe Beauty Concept 18:45 ARE YOU WELL? The International Bar 18:50 MY FRINGE SHOW Le Fringe Beauty Concept 19:00 FETCH Meet at The Lir Academy Box Office

p. 105

p. 67

p. 105

p. 45

p. 108

p. 32

20 SEPTEMBER 13:00 FETCH Meet at The Lir Academy Box Office

p. 45

20:30 IRISH FOOD. A PLAY Rustic Stone Restaurant

p. 108

18:30 p. 109 AL DAWES F*CKING LOVES YOU The New Theatre

13:00 WISHFUL THINKING The New Theatre

p. 47

p. 45

20:30 SOUP Dublin Castle – Chapel Royal

p. 100

18:30 AFLOAT Smock Alley Theatre – 1662

p. 89

13:00 SAUCE Bewley's Café Theatre

p. 81

15:00 FETCH Meet at The Lir Academy Box Office

p. 45

20:45 p. 69 DREAMGUN FILM READS STRIKES BACK Smock Alley Theatre – 1662

18:30 ON ICE Abbey Theatre – Peacock Stage

p. 99

13:00 PATCHWORK Project Arts Centre – Cube

p. 83

p. 89

16:00 FETCH Meet at The Lir Academy Box Office

p. 45

21:00 MOONDOG & IRENE The Chocolate Factory

p. 17

18:45 ARE YOU WELL? The International Bar

p. 67

13:00 COLLAPSIBLE Abbey Theatre – Peacock Stage

p. 86

18:30 IT'S NOT ABOUT LOVE The Chocolate Factory

p. 32

17:00 FETCH Meet at The Lir Academy Box Office

p. 45

21:00 GIRLPLAY Smock Alley Theatre – Boys' School

p. 87

18:45 VESPERTILIO Smock Alley Theatre – Boys' School

p. 88

14:00 FETCH Meet at The Lir Academy Box Office

p. 45

18:45 ARE YOU WELL? The International Bar

p. 67

17:30 IRISH FOOD. A PLAY Rustic Stone Restaurant

p. 108

21:00 SOME NAMES WERE CHANGED Project Arts Centre – Space Upstairs

p. 90

19:00 MINEFIELD Smock Alley Theatre – Black Box

p. 44

14:30 ODE TO A POSTCODE The Civic – Studio Theatre

p. 21

19:10 MY FRINGE SHOW Le Fringe Beauty Concept

p. 105

18:45 VESPERTILIO Smock Alley Theatre – Boys' School

p. 88

18:00 FETCH Meet at The Lir Academy Box Office

p. 45

21:15 NATE Project Arts Centre – Cube

p. 23

19:00 FETCH Meet at The Lir Academy Box Office

p. 45

15:00 FETCH Meet at The Lir Academy Box Office

p. 45

19:30 MY FRINGE SHOW Le Fringe Beauty Concept

p. 105

19:00 MINEFIELD Smock Alley Theatre – Black Box

p. 44

18:00 WEEKEND WARRIOR Bewley's Café Theatre

p. 85

21:15 LOSING YOUR BODY The Lir Academy – Studio 1

p. 56

19:00 HOW TO SQUARE A CIRCLE The Lir Academy – Studio 1

p. 54

15:10 ODE TO A POSTCODE The Civic – Studio Theatre

p. 21

19:50 MY FRINGE SHOW Le Fringe Beauty Concept

p. 105

19:00 FETCH Meet at The Lir Academy Box Office

p. 45

18:15 SORRY GOLD Project Arts Centre – Space Upstairs

p. 18

21:15 COLLAPSIBLE Abbey Theatre – Peacock Stage

p. 86

19:30 WE ARE LIGHTNING! National Stadium – Ringside Bar

p. 34

15:30 p. 109 AL DAWES F*CKING LOVES YOU The New Theatre


15:50 ODE TO A POSTCODE The Civic – Studio Theatre

p. 21

20:30 LAD The New Theatre

16:00 FETCH Meet at The Lir Academy Box Office

p. 45

20:30 SOUP Dublin Castle – Chapel Royal

17:00 FETCH Meet at The Lir Academy Box Office

p. 45

18:00 FETCH Meet at The Lir Academy Box Office

p. 46

13:15 VESPERTILIO Smock Alley Theatre – Boys' School

p. 88

13:30 MINEFIELD Smock Alley Theatre – Black Box

p. 44

20:45 p. 69 DREAMGUN FILM READS STRIKES BACK Smock Alley Theatre – 1662

14:00 FETCH Meet at The Lir Academy Box Office

p. 45

p. 45

21:00 MOONDOG & IRENE The Chocolate Factory

p. 17

14:00 INCANTATION The Chocolate Factory

18:00 ARE YOU WELL? The International Bar

p. 67

21:00 GIRLPLAY Smock Alley Theatre – Boys' School

p. 87

14:30 ODE TO A POSTCODE The Civic – Studio Theatre

p. 21

18:00 WEEKEND WARRIOR Bewley's Café Theatre

p. 85

21:00 SOME NAMES WERE CHANGED Project Arts Centre – Space Upstairs

p. 90

15:00 FETCH Meet at The Lir Academy Box Office

p. 45

18:10 ODE TO A POSTCODE The Civic – Studio Theatre

p. 21

21:15 p. 20 THINGS WE'VE ALWAYS WANTED... Project Arts Centre – Cube

15:00 p. 69 DREAMGUN FILM READS STRIKES BACK Smock Alley Theatre – 1662

18:15 SORRY GOLD Project Arts Centre – Space Upstairs

p. 18

21:15 LOSING YOUR BODY The Lir Academy – Studio 1

p. 56

15:00 GAA MAAD Bewley's Café Theatre

p. 80

18:30 NATE Project Arts Centre – Cube

p. 23

21:15 COLLAPSIBLE Abbey Theatre – Peacock Stage

p. 86

15:00 MOULD INTO SHAPE Meet at Science Gallery, Pearse Street

p. 101

18:30 IT'S NOT ABOUT LOVE The Chocolate Factory

p. 32

21:15 STARLET Smock Alley Theatre – Black Box

p. 91

15:10 ODE TO A POSTCODE The Civic – Studio Theatre

p. 21

18:30 WISHFUL THINKING The New Theatre

p. 47

15:30 LOSING YOUR BODY The Lir Academy – Studio 1

p. 56

18:30 AFLOAT Smock Alley Theatre – 1662

p. 89

9:45 - 17:15 RAINBOW IN A BOX Dublin Castle – Courtyard

p. 72

15:30 p. 109 AL DAWES F*CKING LOVES YOU The New Theatre

18:30 ON ICE Abbey Theatre – Peacock Stage

p. 99

11:00 MOOP Smock Alley Theatre – Black Box

p. 73

15:30 COLLAPSIBLE Abbey Theatre – Peacock Stage

p. 86

18:45 VESPERTILIO Smock Alley Theatre – Boys' School

p. 88

12:00 INCANTATION The Chocolate Factory

p. 110

15:30 GIRLPLAY Smock Alley Theatre – Boys' School

p. 87

18:50 ODE TO A POSTCODE The Civic – Studio Theatre

p. 21

12:15 MOULD INTO SHAPE Meet at Science Gallery, Pearse Street

p. 101

15:30 SOME NAMES WERE CHANGED Project Arts Centre – Space Upstairs

p. 90

19:00 MINEFIELD Smock Alley Theatre – Black Box

p. 44

13:00 SORRY GOLD Project Arts Centre – Space Upstairs

p. 18

15:45 PATCHWORK Project Arts Centre – Cube

p. 83

19:00 FETCH Meet at The Lir Academy Box Office

p. 45

13:00 FETCH Meet at The Lir Academy Box Office

p. 45

15:50 ODE TO A POSTCODE The Civic – Studio Theatre

p. 21

19:00 HOW TO SQUARE A CIRCLE The Lir Academy – Studio 1

p. 54

13:00 WISHFUL THINKING The New Theatre

p. 47

16:00 MOONDOG & IRENE The Chocolate Factory

p. 17

19:30 ODE TO A POSTCODE The Civic – Studio Theatre

p. 21

13:00 HOW TO SQUARE A CIRCLE The Lir Academy – Studio 1

p. 54

16:00 FETCH Meet at The Lir Academy Box Office

p. 45

19:30 WE ARE LIGHTNING! National Stadium – Ringside Bar

p. 34

13:00 ARE YOU WELL? The International Bar

p. 67

16:30 STARLET Smock Alley Theatre – Black Box

p. 91

20:00 FETCH Meet at The Lir Academy Box Office

p. 45

13:00 SAUCE Bewley's Café Theatre

p. 81

17:00 FETCH Meet at The Lir Academy Box Office

p. 45

20:00 DUNGEONS & NAGGINS The Workmans Club

p. 68

13:00 AFLOAT Smock Alley Theatre – 1662

p. 89

18:00 FETCH Meet at The Lir Academy Box Office

p. 45

20:00 GAA MAAD Bewley's Café Theatre

p. 80

13:00 ON ICE Abbey Theatre – Peacock Stage

p. 99

18:00 ON SPIRALS, PART 3 IMMA

p. 57

20:10 ODE TO A POSTCODE The Civic – Studio Theatre

p. 21

13:15 p. 20 THINGS WE'VE ALWAYS WANTED... Project Arts Centre – Cube

18:00 WEEKEND WARRIOR Bewley's Café Theatre

p. 85

p. 100

21 SEPTEMBER

p. 110

18:10 ODE TO A POSTCODE The Civic – Studio Theatre

p. 21

21:00 SOME NAMES WERE CHANGED Project Arts Centre – Space Upstairs

p. 90

16:00 FETCH Meet at The Lir Academy Box Office

p. 45

18:15 SORRY GOLD Project Arts Centre – Space Upstairs

p. 18

21:15 NATE Project Arts Centre – Cube

p. 23

16:30 STARLET Smock Alley Theatre – Black Box

p. 91

18:30 p. 20 THINGS WE'VE ALWAYS WANTED... Project Arts Centre – Cube

21:15 LOSING YOUR BODY The Lir Academy – Studio 1

p. 56

17:00 FETCH Meet at The Lir Academy Box Office

p. 45

18:30 IT'S NOT ABOUT LOVE The Chocolate Factory

p. 32

21:15 COLLAPSIBLE Abbey Theatre – Peacock Stage

p. 86

18:00 FETCH Meet at The Lir Academy Box Office

p. 45

18:30 WISHFUL THINKING The New Theatre

p. 47

21:15 STARLET Smock Alley Theatre – Black Box

p. 91

18:10 ODE TO A POSTCODE The Civic – Studio Theatre

p. 21

18:30 AFLOAT Smock Alley Theatre – 1662

p. 89

21:15 SOUP Dublin Castle – Chapel Royal

18:30 ON ICE Abbey Theatre – Peacock Stage

p. 99

18:30 MOULD INTO SHAPE Meet at Science Gallery, Pearse Street

p. 101

p. 100

22 SEPTEMBER

18:25 MOULD INTO SHAPE Meet at Science Gallery, Pearse Street

p. 101

18:50 ODE TO A POSTCODE The Civic – Studio Theatre

p. 21

9:45 - 17:15 RAINBOW IN A BOX Dublin Castle – Courtyard

p. 72

19:00 MINEFIELD Smock Alley Theatre – Black Box

p. 44

p. 73

19:00 FETCH Meet at The Lir Academy Box Office

p. 45

18:45 VESPERTILIO Smock Alley Theatre – Boys' School

p. 88

11:00 MOOP Smock Alley Theatre – Black Box

18:50 ODE TO A POSTCODE The Civic – Studio Theatre

p. 21

11:00 MOULD INTO SHAPE Meet at Science Gallery, Pearse Street

p. 101

19:30 ODE TO A POSTCODE The Civic – Studio Theatre

p. 21

19:00 MINEFIELD Smock Alley Theatre – Black Box

p. 44

12:00 INCANTATION The Chocolate Factory

p. 110

20:00 FETCH Meet at The Lir Academy Box Office

p. 45

19:00 FETCH Meet at The Lir Academy Box Office

p. 45

13:00 FETCH Meet at The Lir Academy Box Office

p. 45

20:10 ODE TO A POSTCODE The Civic – Studio Theatre

p. 21

19:00 HOW TO SQUARE A CIRCLE The Lir Academy – Studio 1

p. 54

13:00 AFLOAT Smock Alley Theatre – 1662

p. 89

20:30 SOUP Dublin Castle – Chapel Royal

19:30 ODE TO A POSTCODE The Civic – Studio Theatre

p. 21

13:15 VESPERTILIO Smock Alley Theatre – Boys' School

p. 88

21:15 STARLET Smock Alley Theatre – Black Box

19:30 WE ARE LIGHTNING! National Stadium – Ringside Bar

p. 34

13:30 MOOP Smock Alley Theatre – Black Box

p. 73

20:00 FETCH Meet at The Lir Academy Box Office

p. 45

14:00 FETCH Meet at The Lir Academy Box Office

p. 45

20:00 DUNGEONS & NAGGINS The Workmans Club

p. 68

14:00 INCANTATION The Chocolate Factory

20:00 SAUCE Bewley's Café Theatre

p. 81

14:30 ODE TO A POSTCODE The Civic – Studio Theatre

20:00 SOUP Dublin Castle – Chapel Royal

p. 110

p. 21

p. 100

14:45 MOULD INTO SHAPE Meet at Science Gallery, Pearse Street

p. 101

20:10 ODE TO A POSTCODE The Civic – Studio Theatre

p. 21

15:00 FETCH Meet at The Lir Academy Box Office

p. 45

20:30 LAD The New Theatre

p. 46

15:10 ODE TO A POSTCODE The Civic – Studio Theatre

p. 21

20:45 p. 69 DREAMGUN FILM READS STRIKES BACK Smock Alley Theatre – 1662

15:30 GIRLPLAY Smock Alley Theatre – Boys' School

p. 87

21:00 MOONDOG & IRENE The Chocolate Factory

p. 17

15:50 ODE TO A POSTCODE The Civic – Studio Theatre

p. 21

21:00 GIRLPLAY Smock Alley Theatre – Boys' School

p. 87

16:00 IT'S NOT ABOUT LOVE The Chocolate Factory

p. 32

p. 100

p. 91


134 A A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings ADMIN Afloat Al Dawes F*CKING Loves You Are You Well? B BIRTHRIGHT Blá Blá Blá... with Special Guests BLACK JAM Bodies of Water C Champions of Dance CIRCUS Collapsible Comfort Carnival Compostela Cuckoo D Deluxe Access Dreamgun Film Reads Strikes Back Dreamgun Film Reads: The Lion King Dungeons & Naggins F Fetch G GAA MAAD GirlPlay Grounds for Concern Gym Swim Party H How to Square a Circle I In One Eye, Out The Other INCANTATION INIT: The Warm Up Project Information Toolbox Irish Food. A Play It's Not About Love L LAD LIVE Feed Loah & Bantum Looking for Paradise Losing Your Body LUX ALMA M Making a Mark Minefield Moondog & Irene MOOP Mother of God Mould Into Shape My Fringe Show

INDEX 74 39 89 109 67 84 66 28 10 60 51 86 27 43 22 30 69 75 68 45 80 87 95 16 54 11 110 53 111 108 32 46 64 26 96 56 33 14 44 17 73 94 101 105

N NATE Nine Weeks Notions Eleven O Ode to a Postcode On Ice On Spirals, Part 3 P Patchwork Play Like A Riot Grrrl Powerpoint Pretty Feelings Púcaparty R Rainbow in a Box [Re]framed: Articulations & Stickman Resurrecshane S SAUCE Scripted Shadows SINK Some Names Were Changed Sorry Gold Soup Starlet Symphony of Worms T The Examination The Justice Syndicate The North is Next The Prosecco Express Things We've Always Wanted To Tell You Two Fingers Up V Versify Vespertilio Villains W WE ARE LIGHTNING! Weekend Warrior Wishful Thinking

23 13 62 21 99 57 83 76 41 106 31 72 52 63 81 111 104 82 90 18 100 91 12 38 98 40 65 20 42 107 88 50 34 85 47

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ABOUT US THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! We wanted Fringe 2019 to deliver a Dublin disrupted by bold moves, radical artworks and unforgettable experiences that leave an after-glow. That wouldn’t be possible without the devotion and determination of the upstarts, pioneers and champions who came on this adventure with us. Our deepest thanks to the staff, technicians, volunteers, patrons, partners, board members, interns, stakeholders, venues, funders, sponsors, judges, friends and family who combined their powers to create the magical force of Fringe. Special thanks to icon and friend Kate Lennon for her vital contribution to Fringe 2019. Fringe has been a launchpad, a trampoline, a safety net, and a home to thousands of artists since 1995. We would like to take a moment in our 25th year to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who has kept the flame burning brightly over the years. Thanks to Aisling O’Brien for seven amazing years of service, now flying it on her own. Special shout out to the incomparable Marcus Costello and the brilliant Conleth Teevan who have brought their time and their talents to Dublin Fringe Festival for over a decade. Thank you to every single Fringe audience member — we love and appreciate your curiosity, passion and sense of adventure! Finally, to the 600+ artists whose work is contained within these pages — the city is yours. Thank you for your courage and your craft. You are our heroes. Take a look at the complete list of angels and allies who fuel Fringe at fringefest.com.

TEAM FRINGE Festival Director Ruth McGowan General Manager Shannon Lacek Marketing and Development Manager Neasa O’Callaghan Artistic Projects Manager Bee Sparks Production Manager Marcus Costello Programming Assistant Ciara Coyne Publicity and PR Conleth Teevan Marketing Officer Sorcha FitzGerald Volunteer Coordinator Paul Donnelly Ticket Supervisor Kamil Chechlacz Box Office Manager Andrew Hanley Bookkeeper Kay Fitzsimons & Carole Lakes Interim Projects Manager Kate Lennon Programme, Print and Web Design bigO Festival Auditor Niall M. Hogan & Company IT Supply and Support GDK Solicitors Philip Lee Solicitors Board of Directors Mary Dunphy (chair), Eleanor Collier, Luke Hardcastle, Miles Harrigan, Lara Hickey, Brian Melarkey, Niamh O’Donnell, Patrick Walshe, Dave Harland (emeritus) A big thank you to additional staff who joined after the publication of this brochure including box office, front of house, interns, venue technicians, technical and hospitality staff, distributors and all of our incredible volunteers. Dublin Fringe Festival Sycamore Building Sycamore Street Temple Bar Dublin 2 fringefest.com @dublinfringe #dublinfringe facebook.com/dublinfringefestival Dublin Fringe Festival is registered as Dublin Fringe Festival CLG. Company number: 253495. Dublin Fringe Festival CLG is registered as a charity in Ireland: CHY 12698.


MAP & VENUES

FRINGE 25 10. KEVIN KAVANAGH GALLERY Chancery Lane, D8 Venue has limited wheelchair accessibility, please contact our box office prior to booking.

16. PROJECT ARTS CENTRE 39 Essex Street East, Temple Bar, D2

3

DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL BOX OFFICE Irish Architecture Foundation, 15 Bachelors Walk, D1

28. WOOD QUAY VENUE Wood Quay, D8

27. THE WORKMAN’S CLUB 10 Wellington Quay, D2 Venue is not wheelchair accessible.

26. THE O’REILLY THEATRE, BELVEDERE COLLEGE 6 Great Denmark Street, D1

25. THE NEW THEATRE 43 Essex Street East, Temple Bar, D2 Venue has limited wheelchair accessibility, please contact our box office prior to booking.

We’re dreaming and scheming to do more, support more artists, give you more unforgettable experiences, but we need your help.

20. THE BEER MARKET 13 High Street, D8 Venue has limited wheelchair accessibility, please contact our box office prior to booking.

19. SMOCK ALLEY THEATRE 7 Exchange Street Lower, Temple Bar, D2

18. SCIENCE GALLERY DUBLIN Trinity College, Pearse Street, D2 Venue has limited wheelchair accessibility, please contact our box office prior to booking.

17. RUSTIC STONE RESTAURANT 17 South Great George’s Street, D2 Venue is not wheelchair accessible.

24. THE LIR ACADEMY Corner of Pearse Street and Grand Canal Quay, D2 The Lir Academy is wheelchair accessible. Performances of Fetch (p.45) have limited wheelchair accessibility, please contact our box office prior to booking.

23. THE INTERNATIONAL BAR 23 Wicklow Street, D2 Venue is not wheelchair accessible.

22. THE FOUR COURTS Inns Quays, D1 Venue has limited wheelchair accessibility, please contact our box office prior to booking.

21. THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY 26 King’s Inns Street, D1 Venue has limited wheelchair accessibility, please contact our box office prior to booking.

If you’ve made work with us, sat in an audience with us, danced till dawn with us, volunteered with us, or just love the idea of supporting Irish artists and new work, please consider donating €25 to our Fringe25 campaign at www.fringefest.com

15. POETRY IRELAND 11 Parnell Square East, D1 Venue has limited wheelchair accessibility, please contact our box office prior to booking.

Pop into the Box Office and check our website for the names of the lovely legends who have donated.

9. IMMA Military Road, Kilmainham, D8

8. DUBLIN CASTLE – CHAPEL ROYAL Dame Street, D2 Venue has limited wheelchair accessibility, please contact our box office prior to booking.

7. DROP DEAD TWICE 18/19 Francis Street Venue is not wheelchair accessible.

6. CROKE PARK Jones Road, D3 Venue has limited wheelchair accessibility, please contact our box office prior to booking.

5. CIVIC THEATRE Belgard Square East, Tallaght, D24

14. PEPPER CANISTER CHURCH 7 Mount St Crescent, D2 Venue has limited wheelchair accessibility, please contact our box office prior to booking.

13. NATIONAL STADIUM – RINGSIDE BAR 145 South Circular Road, D8

12. LOST LANE 1-2 Adam Court, Grafton Street, D2 Venue is not wheelchair accessible.

11. LE FRINGE BEAUTY CONCEPT 8 Crow St, Temple Bar, D2 Venue is not wheelchair accessible.

For 25 years, Dublin Fringe Festival has been home to bold ideas, brave performing arts and adventurous audiences. We’ve worked with the best artists in Ireland, welcomed the most exciting international acts, and thrown a party or two along the way.

4. BEWLEY’S CAFÉ THEATRE 78/79 Grafton Street, D2

3. BARNARDO’S SQUARE Dame Street, D2 Venue is not wheelchair accessible.

2. AXIS BALLYMUN Main Street, Ballymun, D9

1. ABBEY THEATRE 26/27 Lower Abbey Street, D1 Venue has limited wheelchair accessibility, please contact our box office prior to booking.

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ARTIST Martha Knight Ode to a Postcode PHOTOGRAPHY Hazel Coonagh LOCATION Dominick Street STYLING Shaylyn Gilheaney HAIR Rebecca Knowles MAKE-UP Becky Lumsden

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