Philip Connaughton & Ashley Chen present



Dates: 25 Feb - 27 Feb

Show Time: 8.00pm

Tickets: €10 - €16

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Philip Connaughton and Ashley Chen have been performing together for over 10 years.

Philip has a scar from where Ashley threw his wife’s stiletto at him.

Another time Philip nearly broke Ashley’s toe.

Now they present WHACK!!, an explosive work about two bodies colliding, shifting between comedy and tragedy.

WHACK!! is a tour de force – violent yet tender.

It invites you in with humour and grips you as you watch demanding, exhausting feats of dance.

Adults and children alike are enthralled by this quirky, dysfunctional relationship. Are they fighting? Is there a winner? Maybe they’re trying to communicate…


Audience reactions from Opening Night at Project Arts Centre


Interview with Ashley Chen and Philip Connaughton


Click here to watch an interview with Ashley Chen by DRAFF Magazine


Age suitability: 8+

Running time: 60 min

Audio-Described Performance: 26 February


Choreography and Performance: Philip Connaughton & Ashley Chen

Production Management and Lighting Design: Adrian Mullan

Image: Luca Truffarelli


Supported by the Arts Council and Dance Ireland

Originally commissioned by Project Arts Centre


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