Dates: 21 Feb - 05 Mar

Tickets: €20


Following their acclaimed production of Flann O’Brien’s The Third Policeman, Blue Raincoat return with O’Brien’s acknowledged masterpiece, At Swim Two Birds.

A story with three beginnings and an indeterminable number of endings … welcome to the world of a lay-about student writer and his fictional creations including Pooka MacPhellimey – “a member of the devil class”, Dermot Trellis – a cynical writer of westerns and a host of Irish legends including Finn MacCool and the mad King Sweeney.

A wildly comic send-up of Irish literature and culture, At Swim Two Birds is a hilariously funny and inventive, head spinning work of meta-fiction, a true masterpiece of Irish literature.

“extraordinarily funny… a superb production” Irish Theatre Magazine

“Blue Raincoat continues to be one of the most interesting and engaging theatrical companies working in Ireland today”. Sunday Independent


Performance Dates, Tickets and Information

8.00PM, 22 FEBRUARY – 5 MARCH 2011~ Tickets €20/18 (CONC)

Preview: 21 FEB 2011, €16

Matinée: 5 MAR 2011, €16, 2PM

Duration – 100 mins (No Interval)


*Concession tickets are available, with valid identification, to Students, Senior Citizens, Equity Members and the Unwaged.

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Group discounts available in advance only, ask to speak to Melanie or email (Mon-Fri during office hours) Seating

Our seating is unreserved so you will choose your seat on the night of the performance. We advise you to arrive at least 10 minutes before the start time as we are unable to seat patrons once a performance has begun.

Before the show, why not…?

…have a look around our gallery. During exhibitions our gallery is open Mon-Sat from 11AM until the performance begins…. …or catch up with your friends by having a drink in our bar. We offer a full bar service so if you just can’t wait to talk about the show join us afterwards for another. Parking Offer

Present your Project Art Centre ticket (evening performances only) at the Fleet Street Car Park and you will qualify for a special fixed price of just €5. Ask at box office for more information. Hungry?

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By Flann O’Brien

Adapted by Jocelyn Clarke

Directed by Niall Henry

Cast: John Carty, Kellie Hughes, Ciaran McCauley, Fiona McGeown, Sandra O’Malley, Bob Kelly

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