A Return to Quality AND Quantity

We now find ourselves in August. This may mean that the chances of having a ‘summer’ of at least a week are looking increasingly slim … even the hurricane rumours turned out to be a bit of a let down.

But never mind … we theatre folk prefer the darkness of a performance space really deep down. And we most definitely still have that. If you’re lucky enough to have a few days free and some small change, I’d highly recommend a trip to Edinburgh to sample the many festivals abounding over there as we speak … I went last year and can’t recommend it enough. In fact, it was so good that the two lovely young men I shared a flat with never returned to Ireland, and are still working for the festivals. You have been warned.

If you are lacking the time/money/inclination then never fear, there is plenty to keep you entertained. Appearing soon (or now) for your viewing pleasure; I would recommend:


Much Ado About Nothing (Project Arts Centre Cube, Aug 14th – 25th, 8.15pm)                                                                         Another hugely exciting take on a Shakespeare classic from AC Productions.

True West (Smock Alley Studio, Aug 20th – Sep 1st, 7.30pm)                                                                                                        Returning after a sell out run earlier in the year.

The Hunt for Red Willie (Smock Alley Boys School, Aug 21st – Sep 1st, 8pm)                                                                                     Even the script cracked me up, so can’t wait to see the full performance!


FRINGE! But before the fun begins if you’d like some guaranteed awesome entertainment, head along to Smock Alley on September 7th or 8th for Zocorro’s special brand of comic genius in a double bill of shows:  Marilyn Monroe Airlines and Zocorro, Rose of Tralee

And once the fringe starts, you may be wondering which shows are good and which are just using trendy fringe style blurb to lure you into something rubbish. I’ll bring more suggestions as and when I see and/or hear about them (my spies are everywhere); but here are some that I’m most excited about already:

Solpadeine is My Boyfriend (Project Arts Centre, Sep 6th – 15th, 1pm)

All Hell Lay Beneath (Workman’s Club,  Sep 11th – 13th, 10pm,

Broadening (The Lir, Sep 11th – 15th, 7pm)

Green Street (Courthouse on Green Street, Sep 13th – 22nd, 7pm and 9pm)


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