It’s Nearly Here: Collaborations ’13

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The Jack Burdell Experience team have well and truly moved into Smock Alley: We’re one step away from bringing in our toothbrushes … in fact, that’s not a bad idea!

This week we have thrown ourselves (and anyone in the vicinity) deep into Technical Rehearsals for the festival. Show by show, we’re plotting those lights and finally getting to see what people have been concocting over the last weeks and months … and they all look amazing; I’m so excited!

And that’s not all! Backstage, hidden away in all the nooks and crannies of Smock Alley are the elves … our wonderful and amazing interns who are slaving away with goody bags, artist passes, special deals, media coverage, lights, sound, props, and so much more than I could possibly describe. Our production interns and our technical interns are wonderful and amazing. They’re great. If you see them around the place, give them a smile and possibly a sandwich.

So now onto what’s been cooking:

The Festival starts on Friday (not long at all!!!) with 5 shows, in 3 blocks. First up, we have the stunning In Rainbows featuring live music and aerial silks masterminded by Emily Aoibheann (of Paperdolls fame … Spirit of the Fringe Winners 2012). Since this beautiful little piece is so fleeting, you can catch it at 6pm or 6.30pm on Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd, and Sunday 24th: and it’s only a fiver!

At 7.30pm we have our first block of the year: the blocks were one of the most popular features of last year’s festival, where you can watch 2 or 3 fantabulous shorter shows in one sitting, giving you a little taster of One Act plays, and Works in Progress. Block One consists of Elephant, The Last Tirade, and Fishes: 3 complimentary but contrasting shows that will entertain you, challenge you, and give you a darn good giggle.

And to round off the evening, the dance spectacular Starting Point(e) takes over The Main Space at 9pm on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd, exploring where things begin, and where it takes them from there … it’s on for two nights only, and is not to be missed!

I’ll bring you more updates from inside the bat cave soon; but in the meantime, why not drop in and pick up a programme from Smock Alley (Lower Exchange Street) or look at it online; then get booking those tickets from smockalley.com or entertainment.ie … since you’ll want to see lots of the shows, why not use our pick & mix deal and get 3 shows for 27euro!

See you all soon!

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