Project Arts Centre presents



Dates: 22 May - 02 Jun

Show Time: 8:15PM

Tickets: €16 - €12


By Carpet Theatre & Mermaid Arts Centre


Have you ever tried to build shelves only to have them collapse and smash the wedding crystal? Or opened another bill when your account is in the red? What’s your breaking point?

Pigeon is about that final straw, the story of an ordinary man caught in the crossfire. Tony has done the same job for twenty years, and then things change… He goes into DIY overdrive. Fixing things and sifting through his belongings, he can’t decide what to keep and what to throw away. Is he losing his job, his home, his wife or his mind?

A wonderfully wordless production filled with fascinating character masks performed to an upbeat soundtrack by Jack Cawley and Steve Wickham (The Waterboys).

“…devised physical theatre at its best”

Irish Examiner

Suitable ages 12+

There will be a post-show discussion following the performance on 28 May

Performance Dates, Tickets and Information

23 MAY – 2 JUNE 2012 ~ Tickets €16/12 (conc) Preview 22 May, €12/10

Matinee 2 June, 3.15pm, €12/10

Duration 60 minutes (no interval)

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

BOOKING: (+353 1) 881 9613


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


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.


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Devised by Ciarán Taylor with the company

Directed by Ciarán Taylor

Composed by Jack Cawley and Steve Wickham

Lighting Design by Sarah Jane Shiels

Set Design by Alyson Cummins

Masks by Pau Cirer

Performed by Pau Cirer, Ruth Lehane and Karl Quinn

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