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Thu 5 Dec, 8pm

Fishamble: The New Play Company

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 (Margaret McAuliffe), 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.
Best Theatre Script, Writer’s Guild of Ireland ZeBBie Awards 2017
Little Gem Award, Dublin Fringe Festival 2016
Best Performer Nominee, Dublin Fringe Festival 2016
This tour is supported by Culture Ireland. 
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.