The Humours of Bandon

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Updated: July 21st, 2017

Fishamble: The New Play Company presents

The Humours of Bandon

Written and performed by Margaret McAuliffe

Directed by Stefanie Preissner


Belltable | Sat, Sept 16th | 8pm | €16 /€14


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, for anyone who had a childhood passion that threatened to overwhelm their life. 

**** ‘terrific one woman show… both writing and performance are by turns sharp, charming and hilarious… All round, a champion turn.’ The Irish Times

Developed as part of Show in a Bag, an artist development initiative of Dublin Fringe Festival, Fishamble and Irish Theatre Institute to resource theatre makers and actors.

MARGARET McAULIFFE | Writer & Performer:
Margaret graduated from the 2 year full-time acting course in the Gaiety School of Acting in 2010. Previous productions include: Anna Karenina dir. Wayne Jordan (Abbey Theatre), My English Tongue, My Irish Heart dir. Martin Lynch (Greenshoot Productions), Jezebel dir. Lynne Parker, Digging for Fire dir. Matt Torney (Rough Magic), Clear the Air dir. Ronan Phelan (Underscore_Productions), Broadening dir Ronan Phelan (Glassdoll Productions), Richard III dir. Valerie O’Connor (Fast & Loose), Deeds of Deceit dir. Matthew Ralli (Speckintime Productions), The King’s Feet dir. Aoife Spillane Hinks (Chalk Talk Productions), Iphigenia in Aulis dir. Andy Hinds (Classic Stage Ireland), Faustus dir. Roger Gregg (Smock Alley Theatre), The Steward of Christendom dir. Noel McCarthy (T36).
STEFANIE PREISSNER | Director & Dramaturg:
Stefanie Preissner is a screenwriter, director and actor. She is the creator and sole writer of RTE’s 2016 hit Can’t Cope/Won’t Cope. She has written two hugely successful stage plays, Our Father and Solpadeine is My Boyfriend, both of which enjoyed sell-out runs in Dublin and international tours. The latter was also performed in Bucharest, Edinburgh and Australia. As a director, Stefanie’s credits include Two For Joy by Raymond Scannell, Bombshells by Joanna Murray Smith, and What Are They Like by Lucinda Coxon for The National Theatre Connections. Stefanie graduated from University College Cork with a BA in Drama and Theatre Studies and Spanish. Her first plays Cinderella? and Word Play were written while still at college. You can read more about Stefanie’s work in the book Radical Contemporary Theatre Practises by Women in Ireland (Carysfort Press, 2015)
Fishamble: The New Play Company
Fishamble is an Olivier Award-winning, internationally acclaimed theatre company, which discovers, develops and produces new work.  Fishamble is at the heart of new writing for theatre in Ireland, not just through its productions, but through its extensive programme of Training, Development and Mentoring schemes. The company tours throughout Ireland and internationally, and typically presents over 200 performances of its plays in approximately 60 venues per year.  Fishamble has earned a reputation as ‘a global brand with international theatrical presence’ (Irish Times), ‘forward-thinking Fishamble’ (New York Times) and ‘excellent Fishamble…Ireland’s terrific Fishamble’ (Guardian).
Fishamble: The New Play Company is funded by The Arts Council and Dublin City Council. Its international touring is supported by Culture Ireland.

All ticket prices include €1 per ticket booking charge.
No exchanges or refunds.
Wheelchair spaces can only be booked over the phone. Call (061) 953400 if you wish to book a wheelchair space.
No late comers admitted to the theatre after the show commences.
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