The 8th of September brings the Absolut Fringe festival back into town for sixteen days of arts, music, comedy and theatre. A self-proclaimed “dream factory”, it’s probably safe to say there is something for every taste on show from comedy about finding Fassbender to a showcase of photographs of everything tight jeaned in the brilliantly […]
I have to admit I’m not really one for theatre stuff. I am. But I am-ish, not. It’s a bit like, The Strokes are playing The O2. Yeah ? I’ll think about it. As versus Led Zep are playing. Yeah ? Mee meep. Roadrunner. I’m already there. Theatre, does that to me. Sometimes however you […]
Always doing things a little bit differently, Dublin’s Fringe Festival (which continues its partnership with Absolut this year), launched this morning with a breakfast buffet rather than the usual drinks reception. This year’s festival promises to be bigger and bolder than any of the previous 16, incorporating nearly 900 artists in 82 shows which will take […]
When the press release for Lipstick Service arrived it sounded like something a little bit different. “Prison is the setting for LIPSTICK SERVICE, a cutting edge production from La-Di-Da, which premieres in this year’s Absolut Fringe. The play centres on the experiences of three female prisoners, Natasha, Chrisso and Faith, and their ability to cope […]
The Cappuccino Culture – this was a fun show. On entering the Boys School in Smock Alley each audience member is handed a tourist map of Dublin with a colour (your team), a number, and a phrase, place or name written on it. The performance began with each performer welcoming the audience in their own […]
Heroin. What did I expect to see in a show about heroin addicts? Some skangers banging up, robbing their grannies for a few quid, making a mess of things and coming to a nasty or sad or messy end. Did I get that? No. Heroin was very different to that. It was almost a play […]
Shane Byrne left his SLEEPING BAG in the car again… I was unsure about this show before I went in. I knew that Shane had done a very successful show, Group Therapy For One both at last years Fringe and at this years Kilkenny Arts Festival but I had managed to miss it both times. […]
The Ballet Ruse – a lunchtime show without sandwiches, as they say. Yesterday I went along to see The Ballet Ruse thanks to Zoetrope PR. I had only read the short blurb in the press release telling me this:
Last evening I saw one of the most interesting shows I’ve seen at Absolut Fringe thus far. It’s Group Therapy for One by a young and exciting theatre company called TheatreClub. “Shane’s a bit fucked up. He wants us all to go to his gaff, where he’s holding an inquest into his life. With the […]
Avast ye landlubbing sons of Culchurs! Saturday be International Talk Like A Pirate Day. Yahrrr. I knows this because I be a matey over on the fair ship Facebook where there’s swag to be blagged, booty to be heaved and tickets to be won to see THE LOST PIRATES down at the Metro Bosco Theatre […]
What it’s called: Broken Croí/Heart Briste Where it is: Filmbase, Temple Bar When it is: 7pm every evening until Saturday, September 19 How long it is: 40 mins How much it is: €16 or €13 I sat down with the cast – Manchán Mangan and Eva O Connor – after this play in Gaeilge and […]
***Competition now closed*** Read my review of The Legend of Zocorro? Thought it sounded like fun? Well thanks to the lovely Leonor Bethencourt, the lady behind the mask, we have a pair of tickets to give away to tonights performance of Absolut Fringe Festival show The Legend Of Zocorro at 6pm in Bewleys Café Theatre. […]
Just been told that tickets for La Clique, part of the ABSOLUT Fringe, and reviewed here are 10% off for tonight and tomorrow. Just quote promo code laclique1 when booking. Apparently Friday and Saturday night shows are either sold out or nearly sold out so get in there while you can!
Ever watched a play that you’re not entirely sure what’s going on for most of it, where the unexpected keeps on happening, where you’re laughing but you shouldn’t and where you come out thinking “Wow, that was good”? Well, that was Red Lola for me. Asylum Theatre brought their show – a sold-out run at […]
We’re in the second week of the ABSOLUT FRINGE Festival and there’s still loads to go, see and experience. Here’s a few of what I’d recommend (and will be going to see). Go on, have a look below. You might enjoy it!