Tag: theatre


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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The Friday Night Effect: Watch teaser for interactive Fringe show Blog

  WATCH the teaser video for the new interactive theatre experience from past Fringefest First Fortnight Award Winners Sunday’s Child. The Friday Night Effect launches next Thursday 21st of September in Smock Alley Theatre as a part of the Dublin Fringe. Written by and starring Eva O’Connor, also the woman behind previous First Fortnight festival hits including Overshadowed and My Name Is Saoirse along with...

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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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Creaking – a work that plays on age, movement and mental health Blog

“The starting point was the question, what age do you feel in your head as opposed to your body?” – writer and theatre performer Noelle Browne on Creaking THIS year’s tremendously successful First Fortnight festival wraps up on January 20 with an immersive piece of theatre, Creaking, at the Riverbank Arts Centre in Co Kildare. Creaking was co-created by Oonagh Murphy and writer/performer Noelle Browne,...

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‘We all have our inner critics’ – interview with the creators of Big Bobby Little Bobby All Posts / Blog

BIG Bobby Little Bobby, winner of the First Fortnight Fringefest Award 2015, is back for another run for our FF’16 festival in January 2016. Brazen Tales Productions’ dark comedy stars Camille Lucy Ross, doing psychological and physical battle with her character Roberta’s dissociative personalities, giving voice to both her overbearing mother and demonic inner child, the ‘Little Bobby’ of the title. The production, co-written and directed...

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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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‘The story of abortion is one that should also be heard within a mental health context’ All Posts / Blog

MY Name is Saoirse is the tender coming-of-age play written by and starring Eva O’Connor of the award-winning Sunday’s Child theatre company. It won our First Fortnight Award at the Dublin Fringe for challenges to prejudice on mental health issues, deftly dealing with teen pregnancy and adolescent sexuality. It runs again for three-nights only at First Fortnight 2015 from January 8-10 at Dublin’s Smock Alley...

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