AFTER by Liv O’Donoghue
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AFTER by Liv O’Donoghue

Draíocht & Mermaid Arts Centre in association with Dublin Dance Festival

Fri 10 May 2019 8PM Main Auditorium // €16 / €14 conc / Early Bird €12 (Book before 05 April 2019)

This is it. It’s over. Humanity and the world as we know it are ending. We are living with a sense of impending doom, forewarned that the state of the climate and the environment hang in the balance. But what will the end of the world look like? Feel like?

One of the hits of the 2018 Dublin Fringe Festival, AFTER dives head first into the unknown emotional landscape we might find ourselves in when the end is near. Using mockumentary film and live performance, AFTER is a rough cut investigation into the very human fear of endings. Through two characters, we witness the stages of breakdown, the fallout, and all that might pass, relaying an experience that is intensely dark, but shot with humour.  

Created by: Liv O’Donoghue (in collaboration with the cast)
Performers: Kip Johnson, Clara Simpson, José Miguel Jiménez, Liv O’Donoghue
Filmmaker: José Miguel Jiménez
Sound Designer: Kevin Gleeson
Set Designer: Eugenia Genunchi
Lighting Designer: Sarah Jane Shiels

AFTER is funded by The Arts Council, and supported by Dublin City Council, Dance Ireland, Dansearena Nord (Norway), D.ID Dance Identity (Austria), Fringe LAB and Dublin Dance Festival, in association with Project Arts Centre.
70 mins (no interval) / Contains strobe lighting

Early Bird €12 (Book before 05 April 2019)


"Extraordinarily impressive… Raw, visceral, and cuts through like a razor blade." ★★★★ The Arts Review

"Dark but shot with humour." ★★★★ The Irish Times

"Leaves you holding onto the edge of your seat." ★★★★

"Stylish and well-composed chaos." ★★★★ The Reviews Hub

Starkids on Stage 2019

Starkids on Stage 2019

Fri 24 - Sat 25 May 2019 3PM & 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €16 / €13 conc

Join the cast of Starkids for their end of year production. This talented cast of children aged 3 to 17 years will have you well entertained with their adaptation of Mamma Mia, The Greatest Showman, Willy Wonka, Toy Story and Moana. A superb evening of song, dance and drama is guaranteed from these amazingly talented children. A must for all the family.

KidKast Castleknock Showcase 2019

KidKast Castleknock Showcase 2019

Thu 13 Jun 2019 7PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €12 conc

KidKast Castleknock are delighted to be showcasing their year's work in Draíocht this year. Come see their fantastic students, ranging in age from 3-14 years, demonstrate their dancing, singing and acting skills. It's guaranteed to be a fun night of entertainment with something for everyone. Under the direction of Eunice McMenamin.

Stagezone on Stage 2019

Stagezone on Stage 2019

Stagezone Theatre School

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Jun 2019 2PM & 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €17 / €15 conc


Join the energetic young stars of Stagezone Theatre School with a show for all the family packed with great songs and dance routines from Humpty Dumpty, Superheroes, Willy Wonka, School of Rock, The Greatest Showman, All Shook Up, Mamma Mia, 42nd Street and We Will Rock You!  This is a wonderful opportunity for all our students to showcase their talents in musical theatre, hip hop dancing and comedy. Stagezone Theatre School is based in Draíocht with classes for boys and girls from 5-20 years of age.

Irish Youth Dance Festival 2019 at Draíocht

Irish Youth Dance Festival 2019 at Draíocht

Presented by Dublin Youth Dance Company (DYDC) in collaboration with Draíocht and Fingal Arts Office

Mon 24 - Sun 30 Jun 2019

2019 sees the Irish Youth Dance Festival celebrate its 19th year – making it Ireland’s longest running youth dance festival. This unique and hugely popular event will offer audiences the opportunity to see the most exciting up-and-coming young dance talent Ireland has to offer, alongside International guests, masterclasses, workshops and performance opportunities! Draíocht is delighted to host IYDF 2019 for the first time.

Youth Dance Residency
MON 24 - FRI 28 JUN  Draíocht Studio

This week-long residency with teacher and choreographer Justine Doswell (DYDC), is for young people selected from D15 Transition Year Secondary School Taster sessions, held earlier this year. Over 5 days, participants will work together with DYDC facilitators exploring and creating a contemporary dance piece for performance. The resulting dance piece will be performed at the Young Creators Platform on Sunday 30th June.

Irish Youth Dance Festival 2019
SAT 29 JUN  8PM  Main Auditorium 
€14 / €12
conc / Family of 4  €40
Audiences are promised the most exciting up-and-coming young dance talent Ireland has to offer in this fully staged production on Draíocht’s Main Stage.

Dancers Day: Masterclasses
SUN 30 JUN 11AM-3.15PM  €10 per class
As part of the IYDF 2019 activities, there are masterclasses available in Contemporary Dance, Jazz and Hip-Hop.
11AM-12.15PM / Jazz with Anderson De Souza (Brasil) 
12.30PM-1.45PM / Contemporary Dance with Toni Bravo (US)          
2PM-3.15PM / Hip-Hop Fusion with Matt Szczerek (Ireland)
These Masterclasses are FREE for festival participants.

Young Creators Platform
SUN 30 JUN 4PM  Draíocht Studio  Free
Young dancers aged 12-25 years will perform their own choreographic works and share their creativity in front of a supportive audience. Its a great opportunity for young dancers to present their work and get feedback from the audience at the Q&A session after the performance.
Further information about applying for Young Creators Platform from Mariam Ribon at

Booking through Draíocht’s Box Office tel 01-8852622.
For more information about IYDF at Draíocht, contact Sarah Beirne,

Irish Youth Dance Festival 2019

Irish Youth Dance Festival 2019

Dublin Youth Dance Company

Sat 29 Jun 2019 8PM Main Auditorium // €14 / €12conc / Family of 4 €40

Audiences are promised the most exciting up-and-coming young dance talent Ireland has to offer in this fully staged production on Draíocht’s Main Stage.

Read more about the Festival here ...