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“A sophisticated and bracing piece on living with HIV in Ireland… A work as involving and compassionate as Rapids could be the beginning of an antidote” Irish Times

"A timely, vital and powerful work" DRAFF magazine

Talking Shop Ensemble & Shaun Dunne

Theatre

Rapids

Dates: 07 Feb - 09 Feb

Show Time: 7.45pm

Tickets: €16 - 20

Exploring instances of disclosure and the presence of stigma in the lives of men and women who are HIV+ in Ireland today, Talking Shop Ensemble and Shaun Dunne return with Rapids; their smash hit show that looks to playfully and respectfully make the private public.

In making this piece, the company have collaborated with several groups from the HIV+ community. From young men in rural Ireland to migrant women seeking asylum, this form-flipping piece of documentary theatre will take you through the myriad of perspectives and experiences that compound what it means to live positive in this country.

Rapids marks the return of Talking Shop Ensemble and Shaun Dunne to Project Arts Centre following the sell-out success of their Dublin Theatre Festival debut in 2017.

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Created with: Aisling Byrne, Robbie Lawlor and Lisa Walsh
Cast includes: Charleigh Bailey, Shaun Dunne and Lisa Walsh
Set, costume and light Design: Ciaran O’Melia
Sound design: Sinead Diskin
Film design: Kilian Waters
Dramaturgy by: Gary Keegan
Produced by: Lara Hickey

Produced in association with Project Arts Centre and funded through an Arts Council Touring Grant. This project is supported by HIV Ireland, ACT UP Dublin and Mermaid Arts Centre.

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