Project Arts Centre presents

Talks and Readings


Dates: 30 Nov - 30 Nov

Show Time: 8:00pm

Tickets: €15 - €12 - €10


Space Upstairs

By Sugarglass Theatre


Post-show discussion following the performance of Tender Napalm on Friday 30 November.

Digital media is now a ubiquitous part not only of daily life but also of live performance. This blending of the live and the ‘not-so-live’ brings enormous opportunities to artists working on stage but also requires them to start asking new critical questions of their work. In this discussion we ask our panelists to discuss different strategies for creating live work in a digital age, whether this concept of ‘liveness’ is still possible, and why (with all the possibilities afforded by new technology) some artists and audiences still prefer to return to bare stage.

Moderator: Darragh Doyle
Panel: Matthew Causey
Lynne Parker
Peter Crawley
Roise Goan

Tender Napalm is a heart-stopping exploration of love in the face of disaster.

If you think you know love, think again.

In a time-less and space-less place a Man and a Woman find them stranded amid the dreamlike wreckage of their love.  Traversing the depths of their desires the lovers’ ravenous romance and uncensored intimacy hurtles them towards the dark fantasies of two young people in love.

Through a swirling world of fragile memory, high fantasy, brutal wrath, and barbed humour they retrace their relationship and time spent together in a desperate bid to relive the ecstasy of their first kiss. 

From one of Britain’s most exciting contemporary playwrights, Philip Ridley (Mercury Fur, Vincent River and The Pitchfork Disney) this violently beautiful play is presented by Spirit of the Fringe 2012 nominees Sugarglass Theatre and performed by two of Ireland’s rising stars – Aaron Heffernan (Picture of Dorian Grey; Abbey Theatre) and Erica Murray (Best Actress Nominee; ABSOLUT Fringe 2012).

Suitable ages 16+ contains strong language and sexual content

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Written by Philip Ridley
Directed by Marc Atkinson
Lighting by Marc Atkinson
Set by Colm McNally
Sound Design by Cameron McCauley
Costumes by Issy D’arcy Clarke & Liadain Kaminska Ní Bhraonáin
Production Manager Jack Berrill
Stage Manager Christina Matthews
Producer Matt Symth

Cast: Aaron Heffernan & Erica Murray

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