The Fringe Festival has announced the first few shows for this year’s event which will run from the 7th until the 23rd of September. Last year’s festival has set the bar pretty high, with an amazing list of shows that were fun and inventive in equal measure. Productions such as All Hell lay Beneath, Souvenir, Solpadeine is my Boyfriend, Elevator and Farm were just about as good as anything that was on stage in Dublin last year.
So what can we tell you about this year’s bunch? Well, the most exciting news is that the festival has teamed up with Anu productions to give us 13 different shows! Ok, it sounds slightly bizarre, but after Anu produced Laundry and the Boys of Foley Street in the last few years, quite frankly I’d go to anything new by them without a moments hesitation. This year they are focusing on the Lockout.
“Building incrementally day by day over thirteen days of the festival, ANU presents a series of thirteen interconnecting works combining performance, installation and digital technology allowing audiences to immerse themselves in the tumultuous events of 1913 as they unfold in present day Dublin.”
The other big hitter announced is Hot for Theatre’s ‘BREAK‘ which was written by Amy Conroy, and brings the audience behind the closed doors of a Staff room at school.
There are also a variety of other shows, such as:
“As part of The Gathering, DFF is delighted to programme a number of works by Irish diaspora artists and international artists returning to the Fringe, including the premiere of London resident Maeve Higgins’ (IRE) first play MOVING CITY performed by the author and based on her experience of transitioning from Dublin to London, the return of James Walmsley (UK) of Dead Cat Bounce with a new show DON’T SWIM WITH KILLER WHALES and Kildare native Aisling Bea (So You Think You’re Funny? winner 2012) with her debut show C’EST LA BEA which will be coming to Dublin from its premiere at Edinburgh, Nic Gareiss (US) and Caoimhín O Raghallaigh (IRE) of This Is How We Fly will be presenting a new work MICE WILL PLAY, exploring mice as a site of deviance through traditional music, dance and documentary footage. Nic Green (Scotland) returns to DFF with FATHERLAND, unearthing national identities and the notion of fatherhood. Her return follows DFF’s hugely successful presentation of her award winning production Trilogy at Dublin Fringe Festival 2010.”
You can find full details here.