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Dublin Fringe Festival and Project Arts Centre announce NEIGHBOURS


Dublin Fringe Festival and Project Arts Centre announce


International Disruptions coming right this way

This September, Dublin Fringe Festival and Project are joining forces to bring the boldest and the best international work to Dublin for the very first time. Good neighbours presenting great art.

NEIGHBOURS is a new initiative that will breakdown borders. Inspired by our fearless creative talent and curious audiences, NEIGHBOURS will bring some of the world’s most daring, dynamic and outrageous international art closer to home.

We are excited to announce that we will co-present two Irish premieres as part of the initiative – leading Italian theatre company Motus with MDLSX alongside the provocative Triple Threat by Lucy McCormick.

A genre-blurring theatrical trip, MDLSX sees critically acclaimed artist Silvia Calderon blur fiction and autobiograhy, gender and sex. Part performance-art monologue, part DJ set featuring music from Vampire Weekend, R.E.M. and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and part erotic floorshow. Inspired by Jeffrey Eugenides’ 2003 Pulitzer prize-winning novel Middlesex, MDLSX is a hymn to the freedom of becoming and being. Find out more and book here. 

Following smash hit runs in Edinburgh, London and her sensational teaser performance at YESTIVAL, post-popular prodigy Lucy McCormick present a riotous retelling of the greatest story of all time. Lucy and her Girl Squad re-enact the New Testament in a wild holy trinity of dance, power ballads and art. The talk of Edinburgh Fringe, Triple Threat fuses club, cabaret and pure extravaganza in an unmissable queer performance directed by Olivier-award winning Ursula Martinez. Find out more and book here. 

Speaking about the partnership Cian O’Brien, Artistic Director, Project Arts Centre and Kris Nelson, Artistic Director, Dublin Fringe said:

“Project Arts Centre and Dublin Fringe Festival have long been close buddies and I am thrilled to take that relationship to the next level with Neighbours, bringing some of the hottest artists to Dublin. I am particularly thrilled to bring the vital, relevant and fabulous works of Lucy McCormick and MOTUS to our audiences. Neighbours begins a new era of collaboration between the two organisations as we bring our International disruptions to audiences in Dublin and around the world.” Cian O’Brien, Artistic Director, Project Arts Centre

“It’s a real thrill to welcome two of the world’s most astonishing shows to Dublin for the first edition of NEIGHBOURS. Bold, controversial and challenging work is what Project and Fringe do best. We want to inspire artists, excite audiences and get people talking with this new collaboration which brings our artistic scene closer to our international counterparts.  It’s exciting to be making better neighbours out of each other and artists and companies abroad. And it’s just the start. Stay tuned for more!” Kris Nelson, Artistic Director, Dublin Fringe Festival


NEIGHBOURS will run at Project Arts Centre as part of Dublin Fringe Festival 2017 from 15 – 23 September. Tickets are €16/14 on sale now. A limited number of ticket bundles to see both MDLSX and Triple Threat for just €25 are available to book before 28 June.


To find out more about what other highlights have been announced so far for Dublin Fringe Festival 2017, visit fringefest.com.

Save the date: full Dublin Fringe Festival programme to be announced from 12 July