I’ve already done a post on international work presented during the Dublin Theater Festival, so here are my picks for Irish work that is going to be showcased.
(Rough Magic): 6 – 11 Oct, Project Arts Centre
While contraceptives are available in Northern Ireland they are illegal in the Republic. Determined to challenge the unbending laws of Ireland, a troublesome group of women decide to take a train to Belfast and return to Dublin with this forbidden fruit. The Train tells the story of the infamous contraceptive train, of a nation’s obsession with sex, and of a small group of courageous women whose short journey marked the beginning of a modern odyssey.
(Dead Centre): 24 Sept – 4 Oct, Samuel Beckett Theatre
Headphones are provided and worn throughout the performance. The audience will be required to move and stand for a short period. Contains nudity, strong language and loud and sudden noises.
(Theatre Lovett): 4 – 11 Oct, Smock Alley Theatre
This is a deliciously dark musical fable from the creators of A Feast of Bones. Featuring live music and an original score, Theatre Lovett’s new play explores the darker colours of the rainbow in this bold retelling of a tale by the Brothers Grimm. Suitable for ages 12+
(Fishamble: The New Play Company): 23 Sept – 4 Oct
Bailed Out! tells the story of how Ireland fell into the jaws of the Troika. Based on official accounts and off-the-record interviews, the actors take up documents for a stripped-back production, to embody a myriad of national and international figures as they wrestle with the crisis. You will come away informed, enraged and perhaps a little heart-broken. Contains strong language.
(HotForTheatre and Galway International Arts Festival): Sept 29 – Oct 10, Project Arts Centre and Festival on Tour