Sun Sep 24 2017

The Humours Of Bandon

Cork Arts Theatre, Carroll's Quay
Doors 6:00 pm - Admission: €15

The Small Roads Theatre Festival presents "The Humours of Bandon" On the eve of the Irish Open Championship, we meet Annie, a 16-year-old Dubliner, as she charts us through the various successes and disappointments of her Irish Dancing life. From the confines of every parochial hall in Ireland, Irish Dancing champions are churned out at a massive rate. Medals and cups build up in drawing rooms and Riverdance swells a national pride, but the public isn't privy to the blood, sweat and tears that pave the way to the first place podium. Written and Performed by MARGARET McAULIFFE Direction & Dramaturgy by STEFANIE PREISSNER THE HUMOURS OF BANDON is a coming of age story, full of heart, humour and wisdom, for anyone who had a childhood passion that threatened to overwhelm their life. Fresh from highly successful runs at the Dublin Fringe Festival, Listowel Writers’ Week, Birr Scripts Festival, West Cork Fit Up and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, the award winning new play company Fishamble are continuing their Autumn tour of The Humours of Bandon at the Small Roads Festival. Don’t miss your chance to see this award winning show the internationally renowned publication, The Scotsman described as ★★★★ ‘…absorbing… witty and poignant, this is a story that invites you to climb inside and enjoy the ride, told by a performer who has lived and breathed the world she so expertly conveys.’ Developed as part of Show in a Bag, an artist development initiative of Tiger Dublin Fringe, Fishamble: The New Play Company and Irish Theatre Institute to resource theatre makers and actors. WINNER Little Gem Award at Dublin Fringe Festival 2016 NOMINATED Best Performer at Dublin Fringe Festival 2016 WINNER Best Theatre Script, Writers’ Guild of Ireland ZeBBiE Awards 2016 ★★★★ ‘terrific one woman show… both writing and performance are by turns sharp, charming and hilarious… All round, a champion turn.’ - The Irish Times ★★★★ ‘truly breathtaking… a tour de force for McAuliffe… dazzling performance that really needs to be seen to be believed.’ - The Reviews Hub ★★★★ ‘wonderfully observed delightfully funny and utterly engaging production… Mc Auliffe[ ] is sublime… a hilarious and heart-warming production that is not to be missed. – ★★★★ ‘…not surprising that at the end that she received a “Riverdance” like ovation.’ - NoMoreWorkHorse ★★★★ ‘…Margaret Mc Auliffe’s excellent new play…’ - Musings In Intermissions #FishambleTHoB For a full list of previous venues and reviews, please click the link below:

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