Songs in the Key of D
Smock Alley Theatre
Dublin City has given the world some of the most moving, articulate and passionate songs ever written. This choral exploration aims to explore this tradition of song-making by paying homage to these musical experiences while rooting them in the present day tone of the city. The performances will recognise musicians from Handel to Hansard, Lynott to Drew as well as exploring the physical city itself. Performed by a choir of real Dubliners, this show will use the voice of Dublin to honour its musical sons and daughters.
The Pearse Centre
Pinkerton is a record that reaches well beyond a diaristic look at Cuomo‘s perversions, and instead asks something more universal: Do we really grow out of our teenage feelings, or do we need something like Pinkerton to expose them as merely being repressed to the point where they mutate?” Weezer’s Pinkerton is an album packed with earnest terrified feeling concerning masculinity, the hypocritical struggle between your thoughts and actions, and clashes of east and west. This is a concert/documentary about that album and what happens when you pour your soul into something everyone despises… until they call it your masterpiece.
The New Theatre
1987: a story hits the headlines that sends an unsuspecting Irish nation reeling in shock and disgust. A story of brutality and bloodshed, of depravity and gross deception. A story of murder. Gerry Ryan has killed a lamb. Kind of. Maybe. What starts as a radio slot about survival guides on the Gay Byrne Show quickly descends into media frenzy. With blood on his hands, Gerry must face police investigation, political scandal and somehow save his career. Come witness the extraordinary story of the birth of a modern Irish icon.
The Art Park
The closest thing Ireland has ever had to a socialist revolution, the Dublin Lockout provides us with a glimpse of an alternative Ireland. The current economic collapse and the resulting national distress pulls the issues of one hundred years ago sharply into focus. Echoes of mass meetings and marches, industrial unrest and the very rights of the citizen reverberate today as it did then. Building incrementally day by day over thirteen days of the festival, ANU presents a series of thirteen interconnecting works combining performance, installation and digital technology allowing audiences to immerse themselves in the tumultuous events of 1913 as they unfold in present day Dublin. A co-production with Dublin Fringe Festival, with the support of the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon, Dublin City Council, The LAB and the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, DCTV and Fishamble; The New Play Company’s New Play Clinic.
Project Arts Centre
David O’Doherty, the Ryanair James Bond, the Kevin McCloud of the tiny keyboard, former Miss Ireland, the offspring of Shannon/Pete Doherty, his new look is ‘Jaws era Steven Spielberg’, recipient of the 2008 Edinburgh Comedy Award and inventor of the last remaining swimming stroke ‘the squid’ (on back, feet first), has written a new comedy show with both talking and songs. NO SCRUBS.