This is a show about super-peasants from the west, suburbia in the ’80s, state-making, sound, walking in single file, chewing seaweed, hauling sand, squatting, and smoking cigarettes.
Touching, evocative and, at times, funny, this poetic piece from performer and writer Caitríona Ní Mhurcú, in collaboration with award-winning visual artist Adam Gibney, draws on autobiographical and archive material and rare film footage to explore the loneliness and dislocation of being an Irish speaker in an urban environment, through the prism of Peig Sayers and the beautiful, bleak landscape of the Great Blasket.
Supported by An Chomairle Ealaíon, Dublin City Council, Foras na Gaeilge, Project Arts Centre, Irish Theatre Institute, Dance House and The Abbey Theatre.
This show was developed at FRINGE LAB with the support of Tiger Dublin Fringe.
Caitríona Ní Mhuchú is the Foras na Gaeilge participant in Six in the Attic, an Irish Theatre Institute resource-sharing and mentoring initiative.
Running time: 90 mins approx.