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Blast: International Critics’ Forum 2018

Talks and Readings / 10 Oct 2018 0.00
The space for engaging with performance is shrinking fast. Critical coverage is disappearing, star ratings just won’t cut it, and online sharing is simply a speedy and cost effective way of talking only to ourselves. How about a fresh perspective?
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Theatre / 02 Oct 2018 - 07 Oct 2018 20-25 Cube
Winner of a Scotsman Fringe First Award at Edinburgh Fringe 2017, From Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour comes an audacious new theatrical experiment. Each night a different performer joins the playwright on stage, while the script waits unseen in a sealed box…
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Theatre / 03 Oct 2018 - 07 Oct 2018 15-25 Space Upstairs
Opening with this tantalising directive, Samuel Beckett’s Company reads almost as an experiment into the notion of being itself. This is an intensely moving and lyrical work, which interrogates the truthfulness of memory and finds company in the haunting sculpture of, ‘one on his back, in the dark’.
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Youth Theatre Ireland Young Critics’ Panel

Talks and Readings / 07 Oct 2018 0.00 Cube
The Young Critics are back. Get a different perspective on this year’s festival programme as 16 young people from across Ireland share their critical response in a session chaired by Dr. Karen Fricker.
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In Development: Dance Plague

Theatre / 06 Oct 2018 0.00 Cube
From Collapsing Horse, Dance Plague is about bodies, autonomy, rebellion, wildness, animalistic abandon, losing yourself and losing self consciousness. It’s about music and the brain, it’s about the body as captivated and limited by our culture, and the sudden violent schism that sets it free.
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In Development: The Blackwater Lightship by Colm Tóibín

Theatre / 06 Oct 2018 0.00 Space Upstairs
A new adaptation of Colm Tóibín’s piercing novel about broken family, making a family of your own and the cost of caring for each other. It’s 90s Ireland and AIDS is still a life sentence. A sister, a mother and a grandmother, along with two gay friends, have come together to tend to 29-year-old Declan.
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