Performance / 22 June - 02 July 2022

PARTY SCENE: Chemsex, Community and Crisis

Tickets: €22/16 | Preview €18/16

Duration: 70mins

ISL Performance: 30 June 7:30pm

Show Time: 7:30pm

Delving into the underbelly of queer culture, THISISPOPBABY present an unflinching and provocative new dance-theatre show about desire, intimacy, isolation and addiction.

Party Scene is a collaboration between choreographer Philip Connaughton and writer/director Phillip McMahon, with a company of incredible performers, that celebrates the sweaty high of the session but asks tough questions about drugs, sex, consent and mental health in the queer community. Looking at Chemsex through an objective lens the show aims to spark conversation around identity, self-worth, isolation, homophobia, family and care within the LGBTQ+ community.

Part urgent gathering, part explosive event, Party Scene asks: when does an underground scene become a community crisis, and when is it time for the party to end?


ISL Performance: 30 June 7:30pm

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Created by Philip Connaughton & Phillip McMahon
Performers – Ryan O’Neill, Matthew Morris, Liam Bixby, Anderson de Souza
Set & Costume Design – Ellen Kirk
Lighting Design – Sarah Jane Shiels & Suzie Cummins
Sound Design – Frank Sweeney
Produced by Carla Rogers


“THISISPOPBABY has redefined modern Irish Theatre” – The Irish Times


Funded by The Arts Council. In partnership with Dublin Pride.


Age guideline 16+.

Party Scene contains loud music, use of haze, and brief nudity.

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