Dublin Oldschool - Theatre at Project Arts Centre, Dublin
Theatre Project Arts Centre presents Emmet Kirwan's


  • 03 February 2017-18 February 2017 7.30pm & 9.30pm
  • Tickets €18 - €20

3 – 4 Feb 7.30pm & 9.30pm
13 – 16 Feb 7.30pm
17 – 18 Feb 7.30pm & 9.30pm

Following smash-hit runs at Edinburgh Fringe, Electric Picnic, Body & Soul, Project Arts Centre, Tiger Dublin Fringe and Cork Midsummer (and an upcoming run at the National Theatre in London), the phenomenon that is Emmet Kirwan’s Dublin Oldschool is back to Project again!

Join wannabe DJ Jason on a chemically enhanced trip through the streets of Dublin, stumbling from one misguided misadventure to another.

Somewhere between the DJs, drug busts and hilltop raves, he stumbles across a familiar face from the past: his brother Daniel.

Daniel is an educated, homeless addict. They haven’t spoken in years but, over a lost weekend, they reconnect and reminisce over tunes, trips and their city.

Dark comedy, family drama and spoken word odyssey – Emmet Kirwan’s Dublin Oldschool  snaps, crackles, raps and rhymes, with high octane performances by Emmet Kirwan (Sarah & Steve) and Ian Lloyd Anderson (LOVE/HATE, Game of Thrones), directed by Phillip McMahon.


“Exceptional acting squared with exceptional writing […] unmissable”
The Sunday Times

“Kirwan’s late night trip through the city makes for incredible theatre”
The Evening Herald

“This Irish import is one of the slickest plays on the Fringe”
British Theatre Guide

“tour de force”
The Stage

“Part urban portrait, part family snapshot and part gratuitous headrush, it’s […] exhilarating”
The Irish Times


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Running time: 65 min

Suitable for ages 14+

Please note that this production contains strobe lighting, strong language and adult content


Writer: Emmet Kirwan

Director: Phillip McMahon

Cast: Emmet Kirwan and Ian Lloyd Anderson

Lighting Designer: Sarah Jane Shiels

Sound Designer: Ivan Birthistle

Produced by Project Arts Centre

This work was developed as part of Show in a Bag (2014), an artist development initiative of Dublin Fringe Festival, Fishamble: The New Play Company and Irish Theatre Institute.