Dublin Fringe Festival – 9–24 Sept 2017
The Fringe is ages away, I hear you say. Well, yeah, it is, but not ages, ages. It’ll be here before you know it and they’ve just released a few details to keep us interested.
You can see the best of ’em below, or otherwise check them out on the Fringe website here.
I’m particularly looking forward to MDLSX having just finished the book (I know, I’m completely out of date), but there’s also a new work from Simon Doyle of ‘Oedipus Loves You’ fame called The Shitstorm.
Triple Threat – Lucy McCormick
Post-popular prodigy Lucy McCormick and her Girl Squad present a trashstep-dubpunk morality play for the modern world. Casting herself in all the main roles, Lucy will attempt to re-connect to her own moral conscience by re-enacting the New Testament via a Nu-wave holy trinity of dance, power ballads and performance art. With trademark absurdism and enthusiasm, Lucy puts her best foot forward in the face of existential deadlock.
MDLSX – Motus
MDLSX weaves autobiography and literary evocations in a wild and fervent paean to the freedom of becoming, to gender-blending, to a being that cannot be contained within the borders of the body, skin colour, sexual organs, or boundaries of national identity. An 80-minute performance / monologue / DJ set performed by award-winning actor Silvia Calderoni and directed by Motus founders, Enrico Casagrande and Daniela Nicolò.
The Shitstorm – Written by Simon Doyle & Directed by Maeve Stone
An hallucinogenic riff on Shakespeare’s last play; A West-Kerry Tempest. Miranda’s been stuck on the island with her dad Prospero for a while now and things have been pretty bad. His threats to give up his magic have always been hollow until now. He’s run out on her and things have gotten a whole lot worse. Ariel is out of a job, Caliban is dangerously bored and Miranda is a teenage girl with no supervision. When the real storm hits she finally starts acting like one. In this new play Shakespeare’s characters find themselves in an entirely different context. A modern mash-up with some fierce female music and a new girl at the microphone.