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1000 MINIATURE MEADOWS

SHANNA MAY BREEN & LUKE CASSERLY

Woman with headphones by a yellow flowered bush
Photo: Fergal Styles

Part writing project, part sound project and part nationwide planting project, this fizzy triptych will begin with a letter sent to you at home. You will be invited to step into your garden, the park by your work or that tiny triangle of green next to the supermarket and to listen to what it has to say.  

This is an ambitious attempt to invade our outdoor spaces and to expand conversations surrounding Ireland’s biodiversity crisis. Expect an intimate soundscape, expert interviews and a conversation with a bumblebee.  

Proceeds from ticket sales will go towards the planting of 1,000 indigenous Irish trees in 2021. 

INFORMATION

A co-commission from Dublin Fringe Festival and Science Gallery Dublin. Developed at FRINGE LAB with the support of Dublin Fringe Festival. 

This project has been purposely designed as a solo experience – please note that you can only buy one ticket per booking. Due to the planting section of the soundscape (native Irish seeds), we can not allow for oversea bookings. To experience this event you will need a smartphone with access to wifi or data and headphones.

An Post will deliver your ‘ticket’ envelope during the festival, from 5 – 20 September, containing everything you need to participate. Please be sure to give your full postal address when booking.

THEATRE LIVE ART DIGITAL EXPERIENCE

TWENTY FIFTY

DAN COLLEY, FIONNUALA GYGAX & GUESTS

Woman sitting by green screen surrounded by props of plants and a disco ball held in the air by a man
Photo: Patricio Cassinoni
https://www.fringefest.com/festival/whats-on/twenty-fifty

A live improvised game between an actor and an invited guest. Beginning in the form of an intimate interview, they attempt to get to the heart of the question: what would you save from the fire?  

Join us in a virtual space for a visceral gathering. This is an interactive theatre piece that reaches you wherever your wifi is. A different guest collaborator for each show helps to create this experiment in live theatre for the next normal.  

Let’s gather together. Let’s squeeze in beside one another. We’ll warm our hands on the flames, play games of chance, tell stories of the old world, and see our future in the embers. We’ll remember this night.  

Interview guests (you’ll find out who is joining you on the night!) will include: Travis Alabanza, Raymond Keane, Gemma Dunleavy, Tom Gilmore, Zainab Boladale, Amanda Coogan, Felicia Olusanya, Andy Lee, Gina Moxley, Grainne Hallahan, Wren Dennehy and Philip Connaughton.

INFORMATION

This is a live digital performance. To attend this event you will need devices that are compatible with online applications such as Zoom and a stable internet connection. 

Part of DUETS, an artist support initiative made with the combined expertise of Irish Theatre Institute, Fishamble: The New Play Company and Dublin Fringe Festival. Duets Champions professional artists working in pairs to tell one-of-a-kind stories using the unique combination of their skills. 

Developed with the support of THISISPOPBABY for Where We Live 2020. Supported by The Digital Hub, Official Digital Partner of Dublin Fringe Festival with production support from Riverbank Arts Centre and Bewleys Café Theatre. 

PREVIEW 

6 September, 19:30, €10 

PERFORMANCES 

7 – 11 & 14 – 18 September, 19:30, €12 

OTHER PERFORMANCES  12 & 19 September, 14:30, €12 

VENUE Your Place
DURATION 60mins

MUSIC GIG YOUNG RADICALS

PAUL NOONAN PRESENTS: THE ELECTRIC KAZOO

Paul Noonan Surrounded by Teddy Bears
Photo: Ruth Medjber
https://www.fringefest.com/festival/whats-on/paul-noonan-presents-the-electric-kazoo

Bring your best teddy and your favourite adult along to a mini-concert of musical favourites curated for both big and little ears.  

The Bell X1 frontman brings his online concert series for kids out of his Good Room and into a live venue for the very first time. 

At this world premiere event, expect tunes created with the help of the children, treasured stories made into songs, and experience all the hits from Down By The Bay to The Great Defector.  

INFORMATION

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

PLEASE NOTE: All teddy bears must be accompanied by a responsible child. Venue has limited wheelchair accessibility, please contact our box office prior to booking.

PERFORMANCES  13 September, 11:00 & 15:00 
Adults €12, Kids €8 

AGES  2 – 8 years 

VENUE Smock Alley Theatre – 1662
DURATION 50mins

CABARET THEATRE COMEDY

YOUSE: BIZ FROM THE AGE OF SURVEILLANCE C*PITALISM

ROSA TRALEE

An orange wig, a disco ball, shaver, a Rosa Tralee novel, a feather boa and a crown
Illustrator: Kathryn McGrane, Graphic Design: Stephanie McCann, Photos: Patrick Scullion & Beth Hayden
https://www.fringefest.com/festival/whats-on/youse-biz-from-the-age-of-surveillance-cpitalism

Rosa Tralee’s eagerly anticipated debut novel explores one island, split into two jurisdictions, grappling with a third modernity.  

An Orwell for the OnlyFans generation, Tralee tells queer, human stories from the coalface of data mining. Expect facial recognition beauty tutorials, personalised propaganda, and an artificial intelligentsia. Streaming clips from their upcoming miniseries, this wunderkind of world-building will examine the old lies which must be discarded and the new myths which must be told in order to forge our digital destiny.  

PARTY PERFORMANCE ART GAME

SLAY WEREWOLF SLAY!

FRIED PLANTAINS COLLECTIVE

Person with a red veil and a mask
Photo: Gavin Ovoca
https://www.fringefest.com/festival/whats-on/slay-werewolf-slay

The Villagers and Werewolves are at war! One 17th century hot girl midsummer, the village of YAG is attacked by WEREWOLVES! The smell of burning lavender and murder  

is in the air! Everyone wears mummer’s masks to ward off evil. EEEEVVIIIIIIILLLLL! Barricaded in our most ancient Temple 
of Festivities 1662, The Overseer guides our community into certain freedom… or madness!  

In this one-hour theatre live action role play (LARP), the main character is YOU. Are you a Villager? Or a Werewolf? You have been summoned…

INFORMATION

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

PERFORMANCES  18 September, 20:30, €15 – SOLD OUT

VENUE Smock Alley – 1662
DURATION 60mins

CABARET MUSIC COMEDY

SHE’S SO LUCKY

MARK T COX

She's So Lucky
Photo: Jakub Gessler
https://www.fringefest.com/festival/whats-on/shes-so-lucky

A new one-man pop-song musical on the troubles and struggles of fame.  

Clare-born, piano playing, big dickie bow wearing Mark T Cox, winds us through the secret lives of our modern pop star celebrities. Where do they all go when they want to hide from it all?  

Friend to the stars, Cox reveals never before told truths, through the words and songs of Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry, and of course, the iconic Ms. Britney Spears. 

INFORMATION

Supported by the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Dublin Castle.  

PLEASE NOTE: contains the use of smoke machines. This performance takes place outdoors, please dress appropriately.

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

PERFORMANCES

18 – 20 September, 20:30, €12 

OTHER PERFORMANCES 20 September, 18:00, €12 

VENUE Dublin Castle – Castle Gardens
DURATION 60mins

CIRCUS DANCE

TILT

CROÍ GLAN

An aerial dancer with a pole
Photo: Tara Brandel and Oran Leong
https://www.fringefest.com/festival/whats-on/tilt

When everything is off-kilter, what remains? Tender and triumphant, this show spans the fragility of the human body and the endurance of the human spirit.  

An aerial dance theatre show centred around a very versatile pole that flies, falls and circles, as a metaphor for instability and change in an unstable world.  

Featuring live music, Irish dance, twerking, street dance, aerial, contemporary dance and song in an insightful and surprising show. It offers both humour and pathos from a multi-talented, international cast of six diverse performers.  

INFORMATION

Funded by the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon, Cork County Council and Cork City Council. Developed with the support of THISISPOPBABY for Where We Live 2020. Supported by the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Dublin Castle.  

PLEASE NOTE: This performance takes place outdoors, please dress appropriately.  

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

PREVIEW  11 September, 20:30, €14

PERFORMANCES 

12 & 13 September, 20:30, €16 
 

VENUE Dublin Castle – Outside The Printworks
DURATION 55mins

CIRCUS

SPUD

MISH MASH & RECKLESS ROSS

Two fierce women in sequin dresses crouch with garden weapons in leafy surroundings
Photo: Ken Fanning
https://www.fringefest.com/festival/whats-on/spud

Deadly, dirty and dangerous.  

This is a circus celebration of the fierce and wild.  

A D.I.Y. spectacle of absurd acrobatics, contorted comedy and homegrown vegetables.  

SPUD is a two-woman punk circus from Belfast, performed by award-winning performers Angelique Reckless Ross and Mish Mash Thoburn, directed by Ken Fanning.  

INFORMATION

Supported by The MAC, Belfast, the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Dublin Castle.  

PLEASE NOTE: Contains nudity and the use of smoke machines. This performance takes place outdoors, please dress appropriately. 

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

PERFORMANCES 

19 & 20 September, 13:00, €12 

OTHER PERFORMANCES 

18 September, 18:00, €12 
19 September, 16:00, €12 

VENUE Dublin Castle – Castle Gardens
DURATION 50mins
INFORMATION

With support from Outburst Queer Arts Festival.

PLEASE NOTE: contains nudity.

UTOPIA OR BUST: MANIFESTOS FOR A NEW ERA

GENDER.RIP, WEAREGRIOT, GLITTER HOLE

Artists collage
Photo: Megan Hales, The Naked Studios, Simon Lazewski https://www.fringefest.com/festival/whats-on/utopia-or-bust-manifestos-for-a-new-era

When we set out to make a Festival, little did we know how soon the task of reimagining the world would become so achingly, urgently real. Together with Centre Culturel Irlandais, Dublin Fringe Festival has commissioned three sets of trailblazing, peerless Irish artists to write and create manifestos for the new era they want to usher in.  

These manifestos are authored, curated and designed by Glitter HOLE, WeAreGriot and gender.RIP — some of the artists to whom we want to entrust the future. We asked them to curate a chapter in our brochure, featuring their Manifestos alongside a spread of work commissioned by them.

We are further investing in their visions through bespoke residency support for their artistic practice and company development from FRINGE LAB and Centre Culturel Irlandais in winter 2020.  

Look out for their manifestos, displayed on the streets of Dublin and Paris, from Saturday 5 to Sunday 20 September or in our Dublin Fringe Festival: Pilot Light Edition brochure.

INFORMATION

A co-commission from Dublin Fringe Festival and Centre Culturel Irlandais. Supported by Maria Luisa Preisser Terán

GENDER.RIP 

gender.RIP is a collaboration between Dámhín McKeown, Alber Saborío, Ríon Murphy and a loosely associated collection of gender killers based in Dublin. We are a trans- led art collective. The collective is multi-disciplinary, anti- capitalist and non-hierarchical. gender.RIP have worked with the RHA, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios and A4 Sounds.  

Poet 
Rainbow Fadeyi 
Designer 
Ren McDonagh 
Photographer 
Megan Hales 
Illustrator  
Dámhín McKeown 

WEAREGRIOT 

WeAreGriot is a collective of Nigerian-Irish poets and storytellers; Felispeaks, Dagogo Hart and Samuel Yakura. Our goal is to reflect the times we live in through our work, to celebrate culture and community and to stretch the boundaries of poetry. We create to serve both art and agenda. 

Design & Photography  
The Naked Studios 

GLITTER HOLE 

Glitter HOLE is a queer performance space, a DIY drag collective, and a bit of laugh. Founded in 2016, Glitter HOLE is dedicated to providing a space in Dublin for experimental, weird and political queer performance of all kinds. Recent commissions include Glitter HOLE: Protest! (Irish Museum of Modern Art, 2020) and Púcaparty (Dublin Fringe Festival, 2019). Winner of Dublin Fringe Festival Judges’ Choice Award 2018.  

Designer 
Liadh Young 
Photographer 
Steven Piece 
Contributions 
Viola Gayvis and Tari Takavarasha 

VENUE

THEATRE SOUND ART LIVE ART

WILL I SEE YOU THERE

MURMURATION

People moving about on a cobbled street
Photo: Anthony O’Connor
https://www.fringefest.com/festival/whats-on/will-i-see-you-there

‘I am so sick of being so lost somewhere that ought to be home.’  

Dee is back in Dublin, after several years away. Fin never left and is hiding in plain sight.  

Viewed through a window and heard through headphones, witness a chance encounter between two people unaware  of how much they need to be heard. This intimate show is an invitation to listen in as they strive to tune out the city around them, and the noise within.  

INFORMATION

Funded by the Arts Council / an Chomhaile Ealaíon. Supported by the Gallery of Photography, Fingal County Council, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, An Táin Arts Centre, The Digital Hub, Official Digital Partner of Dublin Fringe Festival and Pan Pan Platform at Dublin Fringe Festival in partnership with AOB Arts Management.

PLEASE NOTE: contains themes of mental health. Venue has limited wheelchair accessibility, please contact our box office prior to booking.

PREVIEW

 6 September, 13:00, €10 – SOLD OUT

PERFORMANCES 

6 – 9 September, 15:00, 17:00, €12 – SOLD OUT

OTHER PERFORMANCES 

7 – 9 September, 13:00, €12 – SOLD OUT

VENUE

Gallery of Photography

DURATION 35mins

COMEDY

TOKEN CIS

TOKEN STRAIGHT

5 well dressed people stand along a red brick wall
Photo: James Conroy
https://www.fringefest.com/festival/whats-on/token-cis

Some of Ireland’s funniest transgender folks take the mic for two nights of stand- up. Occasionally dark, usually silly, often irreverent and always joyously defiant, these comics will have you falling out of your seats as they take a sledgehammer to the comedy establishment.  

Allie O’Rourke, Felix O’Connor, MJ Stokes and Neil Farrell are generously offering stage time to a cisgender comedian each night — Ian Lynam and Brian Cheatle — because you should never be ashamed to offer a helping hand to those who find it hard to make it in this business!  

INFORMATION

PLEASE NOTE: Contains themes of suicide and sexual violence.

PERFORMANCES  5 & 6 September, 19:30, €15

VENUE Project Arts Centre – Space Upstairs
DURATION 60mins

1000 MINIATURE MEADOWS https://www.fringefest.com/festival/whats-on/1000-miniature-meadows

1000 MINIATURE MEADOWS

SHANNA MAY BREEN & LUKE CASSERLY

Woman with headphones by a yellow flowered bush
Photo: Fergal Styles

Part writing project, part sound project and part nationwide planting project, this fizzy triptych will begin with a letter sent to you at home. You will be invited to step into your garden, the park by your work or that tiny triangle of green next to the supermarket and to listen to what it has to say.  

This is an ambitious attempt to invade our outdoor spaces and to expand conversations surrounding Ireland’s biodiversity crisis. Expect an intimate soundscape, expert interviews and a conversation with a bumblebee.  

Proceeds from ticket sales will go towards the planting of 1,000 indigenous Irish trees in 2021. 

INFORMATION

A co-commission from Dublin Fringe Festival and Science Gallery Dublin. Developed at FRINGE LAB with the support of Dublin Fringe Festival. 

This project has been purposely designed as a solo experience – please note that you can only buy one ticket per booking. Due to the planting section of the soundscape (native Irish seeds), we can not allow for oversea bookings. To experience this event you will need a smartphone with access to wifi or data and headphones.

An Post will deliver your ‘ticket’ envelope during the festival, from 5 – 20 September, containing everything you need to participate. Please be sure to give your full postal address when booking.

CABARET THEATRE COMEDY

YOUSE: BIZ FROM THE AGE OF SURVEILLANCE C*PITALISM

ROSA TRALEE

An orange wig, a disco ball, shaver, a Rosa Tralee novel, a feather boa and a crown
Illustrator: Kathryn McGrane, Graphic Design: Stephanie McCann, Photos: Patrick Scullion & Beth Hayden
https://www.fringefest.com/festival/whats-on/youse-biz-from-the-age-of-surveillance-cpitalism

Rosa Tralee’s eagerly anticipated debut novel explores one island, split into two jurisdictions, grappling with a third modernity.  

An Orwell for the OnlyFans generation, Tralee tells queer, human stories from the coalface of data mining. Expect facial recognition beauty tutorials, personalised propaganda, and an artificial intelligentsia. Streaming clips from their upcoming miniseries, this wunderkind of world-building will examine the old lies which must be discarded and the new myths which must be told in order to forge our digital destiny.  

INFORMATION

With support from Outburst Queer Arts Festival.

PLEASE NOTE: contains nudity.

UTOPIA OR BUST: MANIFESTOS FOR A NEW ERA

GENDER.RIP, WEAREGRIOT, GLITTER HOLE

Artists collage
Photo: Megan Hales, The Naked Studios, Simon Lazewski https://www.fringefest.com/festival/whats-on/utopia-or-bust-manifestos-for-a-new-era

When we set out to make a Festival, little did we know how soon the task of reimagining the world would become so achingly, urgently real. Together with Centre Culturel Irlandais, Dublin Fringe Festival has commissioned three sets of trailblazing, peerless Irish artists to write and create manifestos for the new era they want to usher in.  

These manifestos are authored, curated and designed by Glitter HOLE, WeAreGriot and gender.RIP — some of the artists to whom we want to entrust the future. We asked them to curate a chapter in our brochure, featuring their Manifestos alongside a spread of work commissioned by them.

We are further investing in their visions through bespoke residency support for their artistic practice and company development from FRINGE LAB and Centre Culturel Irlandais in winter 2020.  

Look out for their manifestos, displayed on the streets of Dublin and Paris, from Saturday 5 to Sunday 20 September or in our Dublin Fringe Festival: Pilot Light Edition brochure.

INFORMATION

A co-commission from Dublin Fringe Festival and Centre Culturel Irlandais. Supported by Maria Luisa Preisser Terán

GENDER.RIP 

gender.RIP is a collaboration between Dámhín McKeown, Alber Saborío, Ríon Murphy and a loosely associated collection of gender killers based in Dublin. We are a trans- led art collective. The collective is multi-disciplinary, anti- capitalist and non-hierarchical. gender.RIP have worked with the RHA, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios and A4 Sounds.  

Poet 
Rainbow Fadeyi 
Designer 
Ren McDonagh 
Photographer 
Megan Hales 
Illustrator  
Dámhín McKeown 

WEAREGRIOT 

WeAreGriot is a collective of Nigerian-Irish poets and storytellers; Felispeaks, Dagogo Hart and Samuel Yakura. Our goal is to reflect the times we live in through our work, to celebrate culture and community and to stretch the boundaries of poetry. We create to serve both art and agenda. 

Design & Photography  
The Naked Studios 

GLITTER HOLE 

Glitter HOLE is a queer performance space, a DIY drag collective, and a bit of laugh. Founded in 2016, Glitter HOLE is dedicated to providing a space in Dublin for experimental, weird and political queer performance of all kinds. Recent commissions include Glitter HOLE: Protest! (Irish Museum of Modern Art, 2020) and Púcaparty (Dublin Fringe Festival, 2019). Winner of Dublin Fringe Festival Judges’ Choice Award 2018.  

Designer 
Liadh Young 
Photographer 
Steven Piece 
Contributions 
Viola Gayvis and Tari Takavarasha 

Project Arts Centre, Centre Culturel Irlandais

DURATION
A RAIN WALK

ANDY FIELD & BECKIE DARLINGTON

Person holding a umbrella facing dusky city lights
Jemima Yong https://www.fringefest.com/festival/whats-on/a-rain-walk

Take a rain walk – a walk in the rain accompanied by the recorded voices of children from across Ireland and the UK. With their guidance the rainfall will become your own private theatre, a space in which to observe, imagine and play. 

Because we are no better at predicting when it might rain than you are, everything you need to experience the show is contained within a little box that is handed to you when you purchase a ticket. Keep it safe until the weather turns.  

Then, whether in a drizzle or a deluge, alone or with friends or family, we invite you to step outside, feel the rain on your face, and think about your place in a world that is changing so swiftly around you. 

With support from The Ark,  Norfolk & Norwich Festival and The Place, London, the artists are collaborating with children from across Ireland and the UK, setting challenges that involve thinking, imagining, writing and recording their voices. The results will be combined to create an audio track that will guide you on your interactive walk in the rain as part of Dublin Fringe Festival 2020: Pilot Light Edition.  

A Rain Walk is an interactive audio walk for grown-ups and families, created remotely with children from across Ireland and the UK. Each boxed experience can be used by an individual person, while families and groups may choose to buy a box for each person or share one (up to 5 people). Each audience member will require their own digital device on which to download and listen to the piece. 

INFORMATION

A co-commission from Dublin Fringe Festival, The Ark and Norfolk & Norwich Festival, with commissioning support from The Place. 

A boxed gift will be sent to you when you purchase your ticket. P&P fee of €5.00 will be additionally applied to the cost of your ticket. By purchasing this ticket, you agree to Dublin Fringe providing the artist with your name and address on a single-use basis to post your order.

SOUND ART MUSIC LECTURE PERFORMANCE

AN AVANT-GARDE PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTER

DUBLIN DIGITAL RADIO

Orange graphic over magenta background
Design: Emma Conway
https://www.fringefest.com/festival/whats-on/an-avant-garde-public-service-broadcaster

For one day only, Dublin Digital Radio is creating an avant-garde public service broadcaster.  

What is the role of a modern public service broadcaster? Who is it serving? How can we react to a failing mainstream media and better serve our nation?  

Through performances, interactive discussions and musical reflections, ddr. seeks to create an experimental public broadcaster, taking residence in Georgian Dublin while seeking to address a new, national public.  

Over the course of this creative symposium, we’ll seek your ideas, hear from otherwise unheard voices and discuss new ways of producing content to service the public of the future. 

Panellists include: Eireann and I Archive, Mark Cullinane, Folk Radio, Stephanie Costello, Rachel O’Dywer, Natalia Beylis, Paul O’Neill and The Department of Energy.

INFORMATION

This event will also be streamed live on the ddr. website.

Developed with the support of Dublin Fringe Festival and DCC Heritage. Supported by The Digital Hub, Official Digital Partner of Dublin Fringe Festival.

LIVE ART

ARTIST AT WORK

URSULA MCGINN, ORLA GRAHAM & KIRBY THOMPSON, OISÍN ROBBINS, ISABELLA OBERLÄNDER, TIMOTHY O’MAHONY, SEÁN MILLAR

Collage of artist's headshots
T-B, L-R: Ursula McGinn, Orla Graham, Kirby Thompson, Oisín Robbins, Isabella Oberländer, Timothy O’Mahony, Seán Millar https://www.fringefest.com/festival/whats-on/artist-at-work

As part of our expanded FRINGE LAB 2020 programme, we’ve created the Artist At Work series. Taking place all over the island during our festival dates, these paid idea development residencies (done safely at home or in studio) shine a light on artistic process and the often invisible work done by artists. Preparation for the future continues.  

Ursula McGinn (Dublin) is a theatre- maker who works in a collaborative way as a director, designer and writer. She is co-artistic director of Bombinate Theatre. Attracted to stories that engage the hearts and heads of audiences, Ursula is working on a new project, exploring bunraku puppetry, European mythology and the Dublin Fruit & Vegetable Market.  
In partnership with Axis Ballymun

Orla Graham is a writer/actor, Kirby Thompson is a writer/director (Belfast). With support from the Lyric Theatre, they are working on their new project, Occupied., exploring the triumphs and trials of menstruation, that monthly bill that Mother Nature makes us pay.
In partnership with the Lyric Theatre  

Oisín Robbins (Galway) is a theatre-maker and the founder of Beluga Theatre. In 2019, Oisín travelled to Denmark for a socio- historical research project on ‘the Skawman.’ He will be developing the theatrical possibilities for My Wardrobe is My Home as a result of this research. It is an exploration of one person’s decision to live differently and how society responds. 
In partnership with Town Hall Theatre  

Isabella Oberländer (Limerick) is a dance artist who embraces the advocacy of the dancing body, exploring a visceral articulation of physicality and thought Isabella is working on Glisten, a new solo work, focusing on the materiality of the body, spatial relationships and triggering new territories through the provocations of Xenofeminist Manifesto and speculative fiction.
In partnership with Dance Limerick  

Timothy O’Mahony (Cork) is a playwright and theatre-maker who likes to make the ordinary extraordinary. He focuses on character driven work and intimate storytelling. Timothy is working on his new play The Story, with support from TDC, making the transition from writer to actor under the direction of Corcadorca’s Pat Kiernan. 
In partnership with Corcadorca & Theatre Development Centre  

Seán Millar (Dublin) is a musician, writer and theatre-maker. He is working on developing two new short theatre shows, The Representative and Lovesong for 2021, and Southside Gothic, a new large-scale theatre piece in collaboration with Pom Boyd for 2022. 
In partnership with Axis Ballymun

THEATRE

BEFORE YOU SAY ANYTHING

MALAPROP THEATRE

Woman in yellow hooded mac raincoat
Photo: Molly O’Cathain
https://www.fringefest.com/festival/whats-on/before-you-say-anything

Imagine no one loves you and you have to leave home with nothing. (Shoes? Clothes? Passport? Mooncup?) 

Where would you go? Would you feel free? Are you free if your all ‘choices’ hurt? Are you free to hurt others if it stops them hurting you? Will the police believe you, or will they ask, ‘How did you know they would hurt you?’ Or is it naïve to believe they’d ask?  

Before You Say Anything asks how everyone can be safe at the same time.  

INFORMATION

A co-commission from Dublin Fringe Festival and the Abbey Theatre. 
Supported by the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Dublin Castle. 
Developed at FRINGE LAB with the support of Dublin Fringe Festival. 

PLEASE NOTE: Contains nudity and themes of mental health. Venue has limited wheelchair accessibility, please contact our box office prior to booking.

PREVIEW

5 September, 18:00, €14 – SOLD OUT

PERFORMANCES 

5 September, 21:00, €16 – SOLD OUT

OTHER PERFORMANCES 

6 – 11 September, 18:00, 21:00, €16 – SOLD OUT

VENUE

Dublin Castle – Chapel Royal

DURATION

45mins

DANCE YOUNG RADICALS

BIRDBOY

UNITED FALL/EMMA MARTIN

Young man dancing in front of a car with a dark background
Photo: Luca Truffarelli
https://www.fringefest.com/festival/whats-on/birdboy

Once there was a boy who wished he was a bird. He wished he could just fly away and be free of all his worries. This is a trip inside his head. In his whirring mind, thoughts, worries, fantasies all compete for space in a world where fitting in is hard to do.  

Full of fun and sorrow, this kaleidoscopic show, performed by dancer Kévin Coquelard, celebrates the power of imagination and offers a vision of hope and connection.  

INFORMATION

Co-presented by Dublin Fringe Festival and Draíocht Blanchardstown.
Funded by the Arts Council of Ireland / An Chomhairle Ealaíon. Supported by VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow and ArtLinks.  

PLEASE NOTE: contains the use of smoke machines, flashing lights, loud noises. Venue has limited wheelchair accessibility, please contact our box office prior to booking.

PERFORMANCES 

19 September, 12:00 & 17:00, €8 

OTHER PERFORMANCE 

20 September, 14:00, €8 

AGES 

8 years + 

VENUE

Draíocht Blanchardstown

DURATION

40mins

COMEDY

COMEDIANS IN BOHEMIANS

JOANNE MCNALLY & GEARÓID FARRELLY

Dalymount Park Temp
https://www.fringefest.com/festival/whats-on/comedians-in-bohemians

Live comedy is giving the pandemic a red card. Dublin Fringe Festival has teamed up with Bohemians F.C. to get these stand-up champions back in the game. Take a seat in the stands of the iconic Dalymount Park, as Joanne McNally and Gearóid Farrelly crack you up with their comedy stylings.

Described by the Sunday Times as ‘a truly gifted stand up’, Joanne McNally. wants to exercise her comedic muscles with you so she can get back to embarrassing her family for a living. 

Gearóid Farrelly has supported Sarah Millican on tour and was a recent panellist on Radio 4’s Elephant in the Room. Gearóid is fresh from five months of sitting on this couch.

INFORMATION

Presented by Dublin Fringe Festival in association with Bohemians F.C.

PLEASE NOTE: This performance takes place outside, please dress appropriately. Venue has limited wheelchair accessibility, please contact our box office prior to booking.

CULINARY ART

DESTINY: CONGREGATION – DINNER

ORIGINS EILE

Illustration, Origins Eile
Illustration: Gesiye Souza-Okpofabri
https://www.fringefest.com/festival/whats-on/destiny-congregation-dinner
INNER SPACE: CONGREGATION

We never wanted a seat at their table, and so we continue to build our own. Come join us around Origins Eile’s table for some Black queer soul-body nourishment. This event is rooted in a politics of abundance; it’s all about communal love, building care economies, mutual support and nourishment. Join us to talk all things Queer, Black and foodie.

Care | Congregation | Connectedness  

This event is part of Destiny: A Constellation of Queer Afrofuturist Visions, a series of events for Queer Black celestial kinfolk. A four-part decolonial re-imagining that honours a rich ancestry of Black and Queer Afrofuturist visionaries, Origins Eile (OE) invites you to join us as we explore Queerness, Blackness and the cosmos. This programme brings our community on a journey from events that probe the unknown, conceptual, and existential ‘outer space’ to events that hone in on the more familiar, personal, and intimate ‘inner space.’ Fellow QTIBPOC time-travellers and shapeshifters, lets come together to traverse the virtual and physical realms and transcend the bounds of white cis hetero capitalist patriarchy to generate new visions of Black Queer transformation and liberation.

INFORMATION

A Dublin Fringe Festival Commission.

This event is for Queer Black audiences. Origins Eile events always centre Queer Black audiences and are for and by them.

PARTY VISUAL ART MUSIC DIGITAL EXPERIENCE

DESTINY: DIVINATION – EXHIBITION & OPENING PARTY

ORIGINS EILE

https://www.fringefest.com/festival/whats-on/destiny-divination-exhibition-opening-party

Illustration, Origins Eile
Illustration: Gesiye Souza-Okpofabri

OUTER SPACE: DIVINATION

Origins Eile (OE) present a multi-media collection of Queer Afrofuturist creative work in a re-envisioned virtual ‘gallery’ space. Join us for our virtual exhibition launch, featuring work curated through an open submissions process, a video essay reflecting on the central theme, and live DJ sets by Batti Mamzelle – a DJ collective focused on making space for Queer folx in Trinidad & Tobago.

Cosmic Creation | Celestial Celebration | Collage

This event is part of Destiny: A Constellation of Queer Afrofuturist Visions, a series of events for Queer Black celestial kinfolk. A four-part decolonial re-imagining that honours a rich ancestry of Black and Queer Afrofuturist visionaries, Origins Eile (OE) invites you to join us as we explore Queerness, Blackness and the cosmos. This programme brings our community on a journey from events that probe the unknown, conceptual, and existential ‘outer space’ to events that hone in on the more familiar, personal, and intimate ‘inner space.’ Fellow QTIBPOC time-travellers and shapeshifters, lets come together to traverse the virtual and physical realms and transcend the bounds of white cis hetero capitalist patriarchy to generate new visions of Black Queer transformation and liberation.

INFORMATION

A Dublin Fringe Festival Commission.

To attend this event you will need access to a device that is compatible with the online application Twitch and a stable internet connection.

Origins Eile events always centre Queer Black audiences and are for and by them.

DIGITAL EXPERIENCE

DESTINY: PROPAGATION – READING LIST

ORIGINS EILE

Colourful illustration of three people
Illustration: Gesiye Souza-Okpofabri
https://www.fringefest.com/festival/whats-on/destiny-propagation-reading-list
INNER SPACE: PROPAGATION

Origins Eile has compiled a Queer and Black Afrofuturist reading list for all our celestial babes. Explore in your own time, from your own comfort zone, for your healing, your expansion, your inner world and personal growth.

Reading list will be featured from 5 – 20 September on the OE website.

Consciousness | Cultivation | Continuation

Part of series of events for Queer Black celestial kinfolk. A four-part decolonial re-imagining that honours a rich ancestry of Black and Queer Afrofuturist visionaries, Origins Eile (OE) invites you to join us as we explore Queerness, Blackness and the cosmos. Fellow QTIBPOC time-travellers and shapeshifters, lets come together to traverse the virtual and physical realms and transcend the bounds of white cis hetero capitalist patriarchy to generate new visions of Black Queer transformation and liberation.  This programme brings our community on a journey from events that probe the unknown, conceptual, and existential ‘outer space’ to events that hone in on the more familiar, personal, and intimate ‘inner space.’

INFORMATION

A Dublin Fringe Festival Commission.

Origins Eile events always centre Queer Black audiences and are by and for them.

PARTY VISUAL ART MUSIC DIGITAL EXPERIENCE

DESTINY: QUEER AFRO FUTURES – PANEL DISCUSSION

ORIGINS EILE

https://www.fringefest.com/festival/whats-on/destiny-queer-afro-futures-panel-discussion

Illustration, Origins Eile
Illustration: Gesiye Souza-Okpofabri
OUTER SPACE: QUEER AFRO FUTURES

A panel discussion with some of our Queer Black heroes. Join us as we are guided through thought constellations, and collectively meditate on the liberatory and transformative potential of Queer Afrofuturism as an imaginative framework. 

Critical Perspectives | Consciousness 

This event is part of Destiny: A Constellation of Queer Afrofuturist Visions, a series of events for Queer Black celestial kinfolk. A four-part decolonial re-imagining that honours a rich ancestry of Black and Queer Afrofuturist visionaries, Origins Eile (OE) invites you to join us as we explore Queerness, Blackness and the cosmos. This programme brings our community on a journey from events that probe the unknown, conceptual, and existential ‘outer space’ to events that hone in on the more familiar, personal, and intimate ‘inner space.’ Fellow QTIBPOC time-travellers and shapeshifters, lets come together to traverse the virtual and physical realms and transcend the bounds of white cis hetero capitalist patriarchy to generate new visions of Black Queer transformation and liberation. 

INFORMATION

A Dublin Fringe Festival Commission

Origins Eile events always centre Queer Black audiences and are for and by them. All audiences are invited to attend the online panel discussion, tickets are €12 for white folx and *BIPOC attendees are free.

*Black, Indigenous & People of Colour.

SEANCE MUSIC GIG

HOLDING PATTERNS LIVE

SIMON CULLEN

Paint strokes on a black background
Photo: Simon Cullen
https://www.fringefest.com/festival/whats-on/holding-patterns-live

A music project inspired by the swung songs that gates often sing as they swing open and closed.  

The nine-track album was made entirely from field recordings of gates on Inishturk and explores themes of loss, solitude and echoes of the island and surrounding sea.  

Composer and musician Simon Cullen (Ships), performs a live interpretation of this work for the first time in a one-off immersive show in the serene surrounds of the Chapel Royal. Let him transport you to a remote land and seascape off the coast of Co. Mayo.  

INFORMATION

Presented by Dublin Fringe Festival.

Supported by the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Dublin Castle. 

PLEASE NOTE: Contains the use strobe lighting. Venue has limited wheelchair accessibility, please contact our box office prior to booking.

THEATRE

TRANSMISSION

LITTLE WOLF/CAITRÍONA NÍ MHURCHÚ

Light House
Image: Jason Byrne
https://www.fringefest.com/festival/whats-on/transmission

What happens when you discover online footage of your long-dead grandfather?  
You remember. 
You forget that you’ve forgotten.  

Time is such a strange thing, so mercurial. Is time just an illusion? 
A magic trick to stop everything happening at once?  

Part ode to the lighthouse keeper, part meditation on how we archive and curate our lives. Weaving from lecture theatre to physical theatre, ex-television presenter Caitríona Ní Mhurchú explores the nature of time itself.  

INFORMATION

Funded by the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon. Developed at Project Arts Centre and at FRINGE LAB with the support of Dublin Fringe Festival. Supported by the Irish Theatre Institute, CoisCéim, MAKE, Cork Midsummer Festival and Theatre Forum.  

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

PREVIEW 

7 September, 20:00, €14 – SOLD OUT

PERFORMANCES 

8 – 11 September, 20:00, €16 

OTHER PERFORMANCE 

12 September, 13:00, €16 

VENUE

Abbey Theatre – Peacock Stage

DURATION 70mins

SOUND ART GAME DIGITAL EXPERIENCE CLUB PERFORMANCE

INITIATION

MATTHEW BRATKO & FRANK SWEENEY

A man crouched over a wooden floor covered in red wax with a red candle in front of him
Photo: Hannah Gutman
https://www.fringefest.com/festival/whats-on/initiation

Do you have what it takes to make it to the inner circle? Are you ready for a show that watches back?  

Lock Your Door. Turn Off Your Lights. Begin Your Initiation.  

You are invited to an audio-immersive nightlife digital fucktrain with cutting beats and a gripping narrative. There will be real-time challenges for you, the audience, with true consequences, no takebacks, and no do-overs. It’s fun!  

Buy Your Ticket. Set Your Date. Prepare Your Body.  

INFORMATION

This is a live digital performance. To attend this event you will need devices that are compatible with online applications such as Zoom and a stable internet connection. 

A Dublin Fringe Festival commission. Supported by Pan Pan Platform at Dublin Fringe Festival in partnership with AOB Arts Management and The Digital Hub, Official Digital Partner of Dublin Fringe Festival.  

PLEASE NOTE: Contains themes of sexual violence. Tickets are removed from sale at 4pm on the day of each performance to allow for time to prepare for the event. 

DOCUMENTARY WEB SERIES

MAD, BAD & DANGEROUS: A CELEBRATION OF ‘DIFFICULT’ WOMEN

UP UP UP & COPPER ALLEY

Sitting on the steps
Image: Vinny Browne
https://www.fringefest.com/festival/whats-on/mad-bad-dangerous-a-celebration-of-difficult-women

WATCH ALL EPISODES HERE

EPISODE ONE: Lelia Doolan and Bernadette McAliskey

EPISODE TWO: Lelia Doolan and Margaretta D’Arcy 

EPISODE THREE: Pauline Cummins & Jo Murphy-Lawless

EPISODE FOUR (Airing Thursday 22 October): Lelia Doolan and Nell McCafferty

A series of interviews between influential Irish women over 70. These women have been blazing trails for 50 years. They were moving mountains long before hashtags.  

The relationship that intersects age, gender and public space has never been so fraught. The need to see, hear and prioritise older people has been rendered explicitly visible.  

They are the ‘difficult’ women, the brass necks, the sharp, the fearless: the mad, bad and dangerous. 

Broadcast online in four parts throughout September and October as part of Dublin Fringe Festival 2020: Pilot Light Edition and Bealtaine At Home — celebrating the arts and creativity as we age.  

INFORMATION

Produced by Up Up Up and Copper Alley, in association with Dublin Fringe Festival and Age & Opportunity’s Bealtaine Festival, with support from Galway County Council, CKI at NUI Galway and Waterford City & County Council. 

Content warning: contains discussion of mental health and infant death.

Please note: to experience this event you will need a device that that can access the internet.

THEATRE LIVE ART

MUSTARD

EVA O’CONNOR

Woman spreading mustard on herself in a fiel
Image: Hildegard Ryan
https://www.fringefest.com/festival/whats-on/mustard

When the man of her dreams, a professional cyclist, leaves E, she plummets into a black hole of heartbreak at the speed of a doped-up team on the Tour de France.  

A one-woman show about heartbreak, madness and how condiments are the ultimate coping mechanism, by award-winning playwright and performer Eva O’Connor, directed by Hildegard Ryan.  

WINNER Scotsman Fringe First Award 2019
WINNER Lustrum Award, Edinburgh 2019
​NOMINATED Scottish Mental Health Awards 2019

INFORMATION

Presented by Fishamble: The New Play Company in association with Sunday’s Child. Funded by the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon.

PLEASE NOTE: Contains themes of mental health & self-harm. Venue has limited wheelchair accessibility, please contact our box office prior to booking.

https://www.fringefest.com/festival/whats-on/destiny-queer-afro-futures-panel-discussion