Our Dublin Fringe Festival Tips – Week One

Dublin Fringe Festival – 9th – 24th Sept –

With the Dublin Fringe Festival starting tomorrow, and even some previews taking place today, we thought we’d have a look at some of the more interesting looking events in the first week of the festival!

Most of these productions have not been staged yet, so these tips are based on the form of the runners and riders. Really, we recommend you explore all the festival has to offer.

Our Top Ten Fringe Tips this week are:

  • The ShitstormPeacock – There’s a touch of Pan Pan in the air, with Simon Doyle writing and Maeve Stone directing. You can see our interview with the Maeve here, but it sounds like a nice mix of music and experimental theatre.
  • Close to the Sun – Smock Alley – The Corps Ensemble return with a new play by Philip Doherty, who previously brought us Pilgrim. You can see our interview with creative producer Hillary Dziminski here.
  • From All Sides – Smock Alley – This is written by Lee Coffey, who previously brought us Leper and Chip, among others. It also has a strong cast, so chances are this will be a hit!
  • Lords of Strut – Absolute Legends – Project Arts centre – For those that saw Riot by ThisIsPopBaby, these are the two mad brothers! This is aimed at kids, but they’re always nicely odd ball.
  • Deadline! – The Offices of The Dublin Correspondent 62 Mountjoy Square – Ok, the location is what sparked my interest in this one! Comedian Conor O’Toole has an hour to get a paper out…
  • Bottlenote – 13 North Great George’s Street – Do you like improvised music in creepy old buildings as the dusk slowly sets? It’s on this Sunday if you do.
  • NEON Western – Samuel Beckett Theatre – Possibly one of the more unusual experiences you’ll have at the festival, this is ‘theatre that’s also a rave’. Make sure you have your dancing shoes on.
  • Soldier Still – Project Arts Centre – The wonderful Junk Ensemble return with a new piece of “dance theatre that blends movement, text, music, real stories and real people, creating a harrowing tale of beauty and brutality”.
  • Dummy – Peacock Stage @ the Abbey – This one claims to be a “dark hearted comedy about guilt, trauma and ventriloquism sure to set tongues wagging”. It’s written by Peter Dunne who previously wrote Broadening, which was at the Project a few years ago.
  • Raven Eyed – Meeting Point @ The Point Luas Stop  – This is another site specific work, and with Loosysmokes behind the event who previously brought us “Behind the Dark”, you can expect something weird and wonderful.



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