Dublin Fringe Festival ’07 is Ireland’s leading multi-disciplinary festival of contemporary performing arts. Image: ALL OVER TOWN AYESHA MAILEY, 1PM, 11-15 SEPT, 10/8 (conc)
With an eclectic score, quirky visuals and witty narrative, The Red Thread is an intricately crafted performance by Ayesha Mailey, leading member of the acclaimed Derry-based EchoEcho Dance Theatre Company. This moving examination of one woman’s life alternates between humour and pathos as she contemplates a new beginning. The audience is invited to lurk and loiter and then glimpse her neurotic struggle to find her place, her meaning, her destiny and her way home, one thread at a time. ACROSS THE ROAD, 6.30PM, 11-15 SEPT, 15/12.50 (conc)
Former Cirque du Soleil principal clown and Best Male Performer award winner at last year’s Fringe returns with a tragicomic story of separated lovers. Across the Road, is a riveting solo performance of two characters using mime, dance, character and clown, the lovers’ anxieties are projected against stunning landscapes from the original film through a series of veils. An ancient wall of photos, a grand hotel and the lush lands surrounding a rural B&B each create a haunting world of dreamlike sensitivity and spectacle, where the line between shared fear and projected expectation vanishes. ALL OVER TOWN, 8.15PM, 11-15 SEPT, 15/12.50 (conc)
Sean is twenty one. He’s all over Dublin ..and he hates it. He has a ticket to Australia and a plan: to be anonymous, have the year of his life, change everything, and most importantly, get as far away from Ireland as possible.
All Over Town is a dark and comic odyssey that follows one young Irish man as he journeys across south-east Asia and Australia. A journey where hostel is a dirty word and phoning home is the last thing on the agenda…
Director Darren Thornton (Love is the Drug (IFTA Winner Best TV Drama Series 2005), Wunderkind) teams up with playwright Phillip McMahon (Danny and Chantelle (still here), Spirit of the Fringe Award Winner 2006) to create this highly anticipated mixed-media show that takes you on a queer journey into the underbelly of paradise SIMPLE GIRL, 10PM, 12-15 SEPT, 10/8(conc)
The delicately eccentric world of this one-woman show weaves perilous tales and touchingly humorous confessions together as her audience is enticed to London, Paris and Venice.