Death of the Tradesmen
Talking Shop Ensemble and Shaun Dunne
His name is Willy. He is a 54 year old tradesman. He has a bad back and a short fuse. He likes a pint of black and he tends to lose more than he wins when it comes to gambling. He is 54. His hands are sore. They are calloused and dry and he is sick of standing. In a country full of vacant spaces, empty places and ghost estates - Death of the Tradesmen is a new play about an army of men and the live register. Death of the Tradesmen was developed as part of the TITLE Residency at Solstice and the Cork Midsummer Festival. Made with Rough Magic Production Support and kindly supported by the Arts Council. Winners of The Lir Revival Award and the Fishamble New Writing Award ABSOLUT Fringe 2012.
Contains some strong language, 14+
A documentary play about the bank guarantee / Fishamble: The New Play Company
On the night of September 29, 2008, the Taoiseach and Minister for Finance decided to guarantee Ireland’s banks – to the tune of €440 billion. Guaranteed! tells the story of that night, and how they got there. Written by journalist and documentary-maker Colin Murphy, and based on official documents and off-the-record interviews, Guaranteed! reconstructs Ireland’s banking boom and bust – as it was seen from inside the corridors of power. An ensemble of actors plays a myriad of ministers, bankers and bureaucrats as they wrestle with the unfolding crisis. You will come away informed, enraged and perhaps a little heart-broken. We have stripped back our assets for a recession-friendly, bare-bones presentation where we will hold on to our scripts, while you can hold on to your wallets.
Directed by Conall Morrision.
Fishamble: The New Play Company is funded by the Arts Council and Dublin City Council. Its international touring is supported by Culture Ireland.
Contains some adult content and strong language. Age 14+.
Stay with us after the show for a free post show discussion with writer Colin Murphy.
The Family / Heroin
THEATREclub Double Bill
Be one of the first people to see the first two parts of THEATREclub's epic trilogy about Ireland - THE FAMILY and HEROIN are Parts 1 and 2 of the story of our countries social history. This is an evening of fun and tears that promises to make you think about who we are and where do we go from here …
Come and watch The Family fight, love and try to make dinner. They will cry and stare as funds get thinner. BUT the family love each other, ‘cos after all, you can choose your friends! At a time when the very fabric of the nation is being called into question, THEATREclub are making a play that explodes the idea of the contemporary Irish family and helps us to understand where to go from here.
Heroin, written and Directed by Grace Dyas, is the story never told – about the new republic - about the people that society has left behind – the story of what was built and then demolished. Winner of 2010’s Spirit of the Fringe Award at Absolut Fringe, THEATREclub’s visionary production is a hard-hitting investigation charting 40 years of heroin use and abuse in Ireland.
Contains adult content and strong language - over 16’s.
THE FAMILY / WED 10-THURS 11 JULY, 8PM
DOUBLE BILL OPTION:
THE FAMILY / FRI 12-SAT 13 JULY, 7PM
HEROIN / FRI 12-SAT 13 JULY, 9PM
Single Show: TICKETS: €18 / €14 conc
Book for 2 Shows: TICKETS: €28 / €20 conc
The Family: 75 mins (no interval)
Heroin: 90 mins (no interval)
Double-Bill: The Family / Interval 30 mins / Heroin