Fishamble: The New Play Company presents
THE HUMOURS OF BANDON
Written & performed by Margaret McAuliffe
Directed by Stefanie Preissner
Set Design by David Fagan
Lighting Design by Eoin Winning
Script Development by Gavin Kostick
Dramaturgical Assistant Jo Halpin
Produced by Eva Scanlan
‘Don’t be afraid of that floor, hammer it!’
On the eve of the Irish Open championship, we meet Annie, a 16 year old Dubliner, as she charts us through the various successes and disappointments of her Irish Dancing life. We share her mind numbing commitment and burning desire to win the Irish Open title. Will she win and, if so, in what way?
From the confines of every parochial hall in Ireland, Irish Dancing champions are churned out at a massive rate. Medals and cups build up in drawing rooms and Riverdance swells a national pride, but the public aren’t privy to the blood, sweat and tears that pave the way to the first place podium.
THE HUMOURS OF BANDON is a coming of age story, full of heart, humour and wisdom, for anyone who had a childhood passion that threatened to overwhelm their life.
Developed as part of Show in a Bag an artist development initiative of Tiger Dublin Fringe, Fishamble: The New Play Company and Irish Theatre Institute to resource theatre makers and actors.
WINNER Little Gem Award at Dublin Fringe Festival 2016
NOMINATED Best Performer at Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival 2016
NOMINATED Best Theatre Script at Writers’ Guild of Ireland ZeBBie Awards 2017
êêêê ‘terrific one woman show… both writing and performance are by turns sharp, charming and hilarious… All round, a champion turn.’ The Irish Times
êêêê ‘truly breathtaking… a tour de force for McAuliffe… dazzling performance that really needs to be seen to be believed.’ The Reviews Hub
êêêê ‘wonderfully observed, delightfully funny and utterly engaging production... McAuliffe[ ]is sublime… a hilarious and heart warming production that is not to be missed. – TheArtsReview.com