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The Humours of Bandon by Margaret McAuliffe

‘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.

It premiered at the Tiger Dublin Fringe in 2016, as part of the SHOW IN A BAG initiative. It is a charming, warm one-woman show by writer/performer Margaret McAuliffe, and tells the story of Annie, a champion Irish dancer, on her mission to win an Irish Open title.
The play tracks Annie's determined journey to success, and examines her relationship with her family, friends, competitors, and teachers along the way.