Tag: comedy


Camille Ross, Brazen Tales Theatre by Grayce Leonard Blog

  “Comedy opens up a conversation, especially around things that are dark…” Camille Ross is Artistic Director of Brazen Tales, and co-writer and actor of one-woman show Big Bobby Little Bobby, winner of the First Fortnight Award at last year’s Dublin Fringe, our annual award for best show featuring themes of mental health. Grayce Leonard caught up with Camille to discuss winning the award, how...

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Photo: Archie Carron Blog

THE Dublin Fringe Festival kicks off this weekend and in the first of our Fringe previews, we talk to Sahar Ali about her show Saharcasm, in Smock Alley Theatre from September 16-17 – a one-woman exploration of  “Irishism, Arabism and racism” through poetry, music and comedy.  Photo: Archie Carron Q. Is your show more a wide-ranging exploration of certain themes or do you have a very...

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Mollie Molumby, director of award winning Half Light Blog

“A tale which is as true as it is untrue; simultaneously fact and fiction. Chaotic yet controlled. Childish yet adult. Half dark and half light…” So runs the descriptive blurb for Half Light, a theatre piece which runs at First Fortnight for four nights (and one matinee) from January 10-14 at Dublin’s Smock Alley – the piece follows a 10-year-old boy, Robin, who enters the...

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#FiveOnFriday with… comedian Alison Spittle Blog

FIRST Fortnight’s #fiveonfriday aims to provide an insight into performers, artists and creative minds, particularly those involved in the festival or who deal with mental health-related topics in their work. This week it’s the turn of comedian Alison Spittle whose show ‘Alison Spittle Discovers Hawaii’ is running as part of First Fortnight ’16 in the Smock Alley Theatre tonight and tomorrow night. Alison is a...

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Catch the Tiger: Dublin Fringefest 2015 Picks All Posts / Blog

The Dublin Tiger Fringefest is under way this fortnight with a packed programme of provocative performances, pushing at the boundaries of what art can do to explore the human condition. Fiona Smith has sifted through the programme to select her highlights of this year’s line-up, with some chosen for their fascinating subject matter dealing with mental health issues, some for their vibrant, uplifting qualities –...

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