The Humours of Bandon

  • 14th Sep
  • 20:00
  • 6 for €66/€16/€14
  • Droichead Arts Centre, Stockwell Street

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Thursday 14th September

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The Humours of Bandon
Written and performed by Margeret McAuliffe | Presented by Fishamble: The New Play Company

‘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.

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


truly breathtaking… a tour de force for McAuliffe… dazzling performance that really needs to be seen to be believed.’ The Reviews Hub

 WINNER: Best Theatre Script  - Writers’ Guild of Ireland ZeBBie Awards

WINNER: Little Gem Award at Dublin Fringe Festival 2016

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.


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