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Dublin Fringe Festival 2013 | Booking Office Opens – Schedule and Quick Guide

Break - Fringe Festival

Yes, for those that have just returned from a long stay on a desert island, the Fringe Festival is takes place between the 5th and 22nd of September. It’s director Roise Goan’s final year in charge, and she’d going out with a bang, with a top quality line up of new events. The booking opened today, so check out the guide below, and get clicking!

Remember Anu’s Thirteen is free, but has to be booked in person or over the phone.  They won’t last long, so book soon!

Full details are on the Fringe Site here, or you can get the book office at 1850 374 643.

THEATRE


Animus | Denis Clohessy and Noelia Ruiz | The Lir Academy Studio 1
Combining video, dance and original live music by award-winning composer Denis Clohessy, Animus is a darkly comic, forensic journey through murder, loyalty and revenge.
Preview 16th @ 20.45 €10
Runs 17th– 21st @20.45 | €14/12

Beowulf: The Blockbuster | Bryan Burroughs | Bewleys Café Theatre
A father’s final chance to connect with his son. A boy with a film-soaked imagination takes a cinematic journey through an ancient tale brought to vivid life in this one-man stage spectacular
Preview 9th @18.30 | €10
Runs 11th @ 20.30, 13th @ 18.30, 14th @ 13.00, 20th @ 13.00 | €12

Boys and Girls | Dylan Coburn Gray | The Pearse Centre
This is a play in verse about a night out in Dublin; four stories interweave but never quite touch.
Preview 17th @ 18.30 | €9
Runs 18th- 21st @18.30 €12/10

Brat Kids Carnival | Brat Kids Club | Smock Alley Theatre 1662
This Technicolour Cabaret is ideal for the younger theatre-goer with a taste for wild circus skills, pumping music, ridiculous acts of amazement and eye popping birthday party tricks.
Runs 8th @ 14.00, 14th @ 12.00 | €10

Briefs — THE SECOND COMING | Briefs | Vicar Street
Touted as ‘Aussie Cirque du Soleil meets RuPaul’s DragRace’, is a non-stop riot of new wigs, new briefs, new feathers and new boys, plus a new addictive sound track. It’s burlesque with balls!
Runs 5th – 6th @ 19.30, 7th @ 18.30 & 21.30, 8th – 11th @ 19.30 | €28

Break | HotForTheatre in association with Dublin Fringe Festival | Project Arts Centre Space Upstairs
Break cracks open the staffroom, and asks some serious questions about Ireland’s education system from a teachers perspective. The show aims to examine how the system works… or in some cases doesn’t work.
Preview 5th/6th @20.15 | €10
Runs 7th – 8th, 10th – 15th, 17th – 21st @20.15 | €16/€14
Matinee 14th/21st @13.30 | €16/€14

Bunk | PaperDolls Performance Company | Project Arts Centre Space Upstairs
PaperDolls construct a fantasy reality where thoughts and dreams run riot. What makes us want to close our doors and take comfort in imaginary lives?
Preview 7th @ 18.15 | €10
Runs 8th – 14th @ 18.15 | €14/€12

Chaosmos | Macnas | Meeting House Square
Macnas conjures up a magical feast of the senses in this walkabout boutique street show with a mysterious troupe who play, discover and recover the elixir of life.
Runs 15th @ 14.00 & 17.00 | Tickets free but must be booked in advance

Confusion Boats | Gerard Kelly | Smock Alley Theatre Black Box
The play tackles the difficult topic of masculinity and the role of the male in this funny and endearing one man show. A show by a boy, for boys.
Preview 7th @ 18.15 | €10
Runs 8th – 14th @ 18.15 | €13/€11


Counter Culture | Katie O’Kelly | Bewleys Café Theatre
Welcome to the world of fashion retail – a labyrinth of sequins, hangers, sales targets and bunions where the ‘customer is always right’. Four shop employees. One day on the shop floor.
Preview 11th @13.00 | €9
Runs 12th @ 20.30, 13th @ 20.30, 14th @ 18.30, 21st @ 13.00 | €12

Damn the Circus | Tumble Circus | Samuel Beckett Theatre
A show about physical poetry and annoying reality. Tumble Circus reinvents the experience of Irish Circus.
Preview 17th @ 18.30 | €13/€11
Runs 18th – 21st @18.30 | €13/€11

Decision Problem [Good Time for Questions] | John Rogers | Lir Academy Studio 2
“In the beginning there was the command line…” A bleeding-edge one-man-show charting the origin, rapid rise, and possible future of computers.
Preview 9th @ 21.00 | €10
Runs 10th – 14th @ 21.00 | 13/€11

Distance from the Event | Collapsing Horse Theatre Company | Samuel Beckett Theatre
Science Fiction meets Irish Noir in this story set in a court room in outer space about love, isolation and life’s hidden symmetries.
Preview Sep 5th- 6th @ 20:45 | €10
Runs 7th – 9th, 11th – 15th, 17th – 21st @ 20:45 | €14 / €12

DOLLS | Sorcha Kenny | Project Arts Centre Cube
Dolls will transport you into an enthralling world of botched barbies. Surreal, gripping and unforgettable.
Preview 11th @ 21.00 | €10
Runs 12th – 16th @ 21.00 €14/€12

Exit Strategy | Makeshift Ensemble | The New Theatre
Part theatre play, part game about the strategies we follow to quit – a documentary theatre piece about investments, fate and happiness.
Runs 11th – 14th @13.00 €14/€12

FAIR BALLS T’YIS: A Football Opera | Het KIP presented by CAMPO | The Samuel Beckett Theatre
This is football like you’ve never seen it – performed in a theatre by real GAA fans. Inspired by the rallying cries of Hill 16, this production by a cast of True Blues seeks to re-enact the best and worst of match days.
Preview 10th @ 18.30 | €10
Runs 11th – 15th @ 18.30 €14/€12

Fatherland | Nic Green | The Lir Academy Studio 1
Fatherland celebrates the complex beauty of relationships and of realising one’s place in the world.
Runs 17th – 21st @18.30 €16/€14


Finding Sympathy | Ella Daly/Amalgamotion | The New Theatre
In 2002 Ella discovers a small chocolate box full of precious things Inside are letters, dance cards and receipts detailing love story of Ellen and Henry. Ella documents her search for them.
Preview 17th @18.00 | €10
Runs 18th @ 18.00 €14/€12

FUSED | Dan Bergin | The Lir Academy Studio 1
Live performance collides with gaming as the audience shares the joystick and must work together to guide our hero through a variety of mind-bending puzzles.
Preview 10th @ 18.30 | €10
Runs 11th – 14th @ 18.30 | €14/€12

The Games People Play | Rise Productions | The New Theatre
Rise Productions returns to the Fringe with a radical re-working of the Tír na nÓg myth distilled into a Drumcondra Semi-D.
Preview 17th @ 13.00 | €10
Runs 18th – 20th @ 13.00, 21st @ 12.00 | €14/€12

Gathering In The Gaff | Whitefriar Youth Club | Greenside House
Whitefriar Youth Club will share their grans’ favourite recipes, games and stories, some aul Dublin people will drop by with a few stories to tell and maybe you have a yarn of your own to share over the dinner.
Preview 11th @ 18.30 | €10
Runs 12th-13th @ 18.30, 18th – 20th @18.30 | €13/€12

GRINDR / a love story | PETTYCASH | Players Theatre
A new play about the internet, sex, and frantically trying to connect
Preview 10th @ 18.30 | €10
Runs 11th – 14th @ 18.30, 14th @ 14.00 |  €13/€11

Have Yis No Homes To Go To Brian Fleming | Bewleys Café Theatre
The true story of one eejit drummer’s deep misgivings and ultimate redemption on an unlikely expedition with Clowns Without Borders.
Preview 17th @ 20.30 | €10
Runs 18th – 21st @ 20.30 | €14/€12

In Dog Years I’m Dead MIRARI Productions | The New Theatre
Blended with acoustic versions of 1980s pop hits, a comic coming-to-terms tale for the newly grown-up – featuring Wham Bars and Wham!
Preview 10th @ 18.00 | €10
Runs 11th – 14th @ 18.00 | €14/€12

KITSCHCOCK | XNTHONY | Smock Alley Theatre Boy’s School
A pop concert and interview session. This is the introduction to the pop-protagonist XNTHONY.
Preview 14th @ 19.30 | €10
Runs 15th – 21st @ 19.30 | €13/€11


LAMBO | Underscore_Productions | The New Theatre
What starts as a radio slot about survival guides on the Gay Byrne Show quickly descends into media frenzy. A story of murder. Gerry Ryan has killed a lamb. Kind of. Maybe.
Preview 16th @ 20.00 | €10
Runs 17th – 21st @ 20.00 | €14/€12

Landscape II | Melanie Wilson | The Lir Academy Studio 2
This bold hybrid of performance, film and sound art creates a highly contemporary and minutely observed piece of new theatre.
Preview 17th @ 20.00 | €12
Runs 18th – 21st @ 20.00 | €15/€13

LIPPY | DEAD CENTRE | The Lir Academy Studio 1
A new show from the creators of the critically acclaimed Souvenir, examining the extraordinary decision by an aunt and three nieces to make a suicide pact.
Preview 10th @ 21.00 | €10
Runs 11th – 14th @21.00 | €14/€12

MADONNA | Meadhbh Haicéid | The International Bar
An unsettling tragi-comedy about true love, gender and identity. What happens when you try to find yourself by stepping into the shoes of another?
Preview 9th @ 19.00 | €9
Runs 10th – 14th @19.00 | €12/€10

Moving City | Maeve Higgins | Smock Alley Theatre 1662
Maeve Higgins’ first play, the story of a woman breaking up with Dublin and moving to London.
Preview 17th @ 19.00 | €14
Runs 18th – 21st @ 19.00 | €18/€16

Of Rogues and Knaves | Rua (Paul Gleeson) | The Whiskey Room at 37 Dawson Street
This one-man show offers an intimate hour of conversation and performance where the curtain will finally be pulled back inviting you to become the inside man.
Preview 7th @13.00 & 15.00 | €9
Runs 8th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th @ 13.00 & @ 18.00 | €12/€10
Other Performances 13th, 20th, 20th @13.00 & @15.00 | €12/€10

PONDLING | Gúna Nua Theatre Company and Ramblinman | Smock Alley Theatre Boy’s School
A story of LOVE, beauty, chicken-chasing, daisy chains, cat-killing, French singing, dress-wearing, en-suite bathrooms and the day at the pond.
Preview 8th @ 20.45 | €10
Runs 9th – 13th @ 20.45 | €13/€11


POSTSCRIPT | Noelle Brown | The New Theatre
Honest, provocative and extremely moving telling of the story of a woman who was adopted searching for her birth mother.
Preview 9th @ 20.00 | €10
Runs 10th -14th @20.00 | €14/€12


RUTH 66 | Fourth Leaf Theatre Company | The Smock Alley Theatre Black Box
A show about a clown who leaves the moss drenched crossroads where she has been for a long time to travel across America in search of Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll!
Preview 16th @ 18.15 | €10
Runs 17th – 21st @ 18.15 | €13/€11
Matinee 21st @ 14.00 | €13/€11


Samuel Beckett’s Rough For Theatre One | Company SJ & Barabbas | Meet at the Screen Cinema
Bringing Beckett out of the theatre and into your soul, Company SJ and Barabbas will change your Dublin street-view forever.
Preview 12th, 13th @20.45 | €7
Runs 14th – 17th @20.45 | €10/€8

Samuel Beckett’s Act Without Words II | Company SJ & Barabbas | Meet at the Screen Cinema
Bringing Beckett out of the theatre and into your soul, Company SJ and Barabbas will change your Dublin street-view forever.
Preview 12th, 13th @21.45 | €7
Runs 14th – 17th @21.45 | €10/€8

Sanctuary Blue Teapot Theatre Company | The Axis, Ballymun
Sex and disability are explored in this captivating story that shows what happens in those rare moments alone.
Runs 14th @ 14.30 & @19.00, 15th @ 14.30 | €15/€13

Small Plastic Wars | Pat McGrath | Bewleys Café Theatre
Unemployment has finally given Joe the time to enjoy his hobby of modelling, but unfortunately his wife, his kids, the bank, his nemesis Hermann, and Angela Merkel have other ideas.
Preview 10th @ 18.30 | €9
Runs 12th @ 18.0, 13th @ 13.00, 14th @ 20.30, 18th @ 13.00 | €12

Some Baffling Monster | Dick Walsh | The International Bar
An old man wants to keep control of his farm. His son wants him out of the way. We all know what happens next.
Preview 16th @ 19.00 | €10
Runs 17th – 21st @ 19.00 | €13/€11

SPEEDTRAP – Confessions of a Speed Junkie | Storm in a Teacup Productions | Smock Alley Theatre Black Box
Funny because it’s true meets a story of reaching beyond what we’ve done and want to achieve in our lives from the razor-sharp Yvonne O’Reilly
Preview 17th @ 20.30 | €10
Runs 18th – 21st @20.30 | €13/€11

Stories of a Yellow Town | The Gombeens | Bewleys Café Theatre
Exploring the impact of the arrival of Brazilian migrant workers to Gort in 1999 this is an intertwining of true personal stories, told in the words of the townspeople
Preview 16th @18.30 | €10
Runs 17th – 21st @ 18.30 | €13/€11

SWING | Janet Moran and Steve Blount | Bewleys Café Theatre
A new show about dancing and music and love and not settling and feeling like an eejit and being brave and having doubts and trying your best
Preview 10th @ 13.00 | €9
Runs 12th, 16th, 17th, 19th @ 13.00 | €12

The Birthday Man | The Gonzo Theatre Company | Smock Alley Theatre Black Box
Set in three different eras: in 2013, where a couple wait for senile Oisín Brady to die; in 1980s London, and in the 1913 Dublin Lockout as Oisín is born.
Preview 5th/6th @ 20.30 | €10
Runs 7th – 9th, 11th – 14th @ 20.30 | €13/€11


The Churching of Happy Cullen | Louise Lewis and Simon Manahan | Project Arts Centre Cube
This dynamic piece of physical theatre invites us to step into our collective pasts to experience the difficulties Happy and many Irish women faced from the Church, society and even their own families.
Preview 17th @ 13.00 | €10
Runs 18th – 21st @ 13.00 | €14/€12

The Curious Case of the Stoneybatter Strangler | Maylin Productions | Meet at Christophe’s Café, Duck Lane
Take a step back into history and allow yourself to be immersed in the now infamous story of Billy in the Bowl.
Preview 16th @ 19.00 & 21.00 | €9
Runs 17th – 21st @ 19.00 & 21.00 | €12/€10

The King’s Feet | ChalkTalk Theatre Company | The Lir Academy Studio 2
Liam and Amanda are two expats in the promised land of prosperity. Instead, they survive on government-issued microwave burgers and cycle the desert in search of dream jobs.
Preview 10th @ 19.00 | €10
Runs 11th – 14th @ 19.00 | €13/€11
Matinee 14th @ 14.00 | €13/€11

The Last Post | just the lads | The Mart
Just the lads have braved chaos, chance and the weather to discover something more than junk mail hiding deep inside the letterbox.
Preview 11th @ 18:00 & 21:00 | €9
Runs 12th – 14th @ 18:00 & 21:00 | €12/€10
Matinee 14th @ 14.00 | €12/€10

The Late David Turpin | Smock Alley Theatre 1662
The Late David Turpin rises again for a one-off theatrical concert to launch his new album, We Belong Dead.
Runs 15th @ 21.00 | €16/€14

The Secret Art Of Murder | Five Gallants Smock Alley | Theatre Boys School
This show delves into a dark, secret world where those in power cover up the truth for their own profit.
Preview 15th @ 21.15 | €10
Runs 16th – 21st @ 21.15 | €13/€11

Thirteen | ANU Productions in association with Dublin Fringe Festival | Various Locations
Building incrementally day by day, ANU presents a series of thirteen interconnecting works allowing audiences to immerse themselves in the tumultuous events of the 1913 Lockout.
See www.fringefest.com for details on the 13 locations
Tickets are free.

War Of Attrition | The Devious Theatre Company | Players Theatre
Devious Theatre brings their destructive new comedy to the streets of Dublin. There will be casualties.
Preview 9th @ 20.30 | €10
Runs 10th – 14th @ 20.30 | €13/€11

Way Back Home Louise White | Project Arts Centre Cube
This is an exciting collaboration where a dancer, 3 actors and a child imagine the way back from all this sadness.
Preview 6th @ 19.00 | €11
Runs 7th – 10th, 12th – 14th @19.00 | €14/€12

Whelp | Come As Soon As You Hear | Smock Alley Theatre Boys School
A new show about extended adolescence protracted parenthood, and children returning to their family home.
Preview 7th @ 18.30 | €10
Runs 8th – 13th @ 18.30 | €13/€11

You Remember The Stories You Wish Were True | Making Strange | Project Arts Centre Cube
What happens when you lose every memento – every photograph, letter, and souvenir – that you held dear? Can you somehow go back and fill in the gaps?
Preview 5th, 6th @ 13.00 | €10
Runs 7th – 10th, 12th – 13th @13.00 | €14/€12

DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL runs from September 5 – 22, 2013.  Book online at www.fringefest.com or 1850 FRINGE (1850 374 643) from TODAY 21st

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