Silent – Fit Up Theatre Festival (week one)

Silent – Fit Up Theatre Festival (week one)

YEW WOOD VENUES WELCOMES BACK THE BLACKWATER VALLEY FIT-UP THEATRE FESTIVAL!
Blood in the Alley Theatre Company in association with Cork County Council and the Arts Council are delighted to welcome you to the 2018 Blackwater Valley Fit-Up Theatre Festival. This is the third year of the Festival and we hope that you enjoy the programme as much as previous years.

THE MALL ARTS CENTRE, YOUGHAL

Week one:  Saturday January 27th – 8 pm

Winner – Olive Award 2016, Winner – Argus Angel Award 2012, Winner – Fringe First & Herald Angel 2011

Fishamble: the New Play Company
Presents:
In association with Cork County Council Arts Department and the Arts Council:

Silent
Written and performed by: Pat Kinevane
Directed by: Jim Culleton
Produced by: Eva Scanlan

Homeless McGoldrig has lost it all – including his mind. Dare to laugh at despair and gasp at redemption in this brave, bleak, beautiful production for which Fishamble and Pat Kinevane won an Olivier Award last year.

‘passionate one-man show…Mr. Kinevane interprets Valentino’s highly theatrical screen presence to stunning effect…carefully wrought production …[he] doesn’t just demand [the audience’s] attention, he commands it. And that difference is what makes Mr. Kinevane an artist of the theater.’ – Ben Brantley, The New York Times

‘writing and a performance of unflagging and effortless panache that grabs your heart and squeezes tightly.’ – Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

bawdily humorous and at times moving production …Kinevane moves around the stage with extraordinary grace’ – Irish Mail on Sunday

Age Suitability: 15+ Running Time: 60min No Interval
Fishamble is an internationally acclaimed Irish theatre company, dedicated to the discovery, development and production of new work.

Tickets at the door €15 per ticket, €12 Concession, €40 Family ticket (2 adults & 2 teens)
Doors open 30 min. before show start time.

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Sharon – Fit Up Theatre Festival (week two)

Sharon – Fit Up Theatre Festival (week two)

THE MALL ARTS CENTRE, YOUGHAL
Week two:  Saturday February 3rd – 8 pm. Tickets 087 9593276

Shoestring Theatre Company
Presents:
In association with Cork County Council Arts Department and the Arts Council:

Sharon
Written & directed by: Katie Holly
Performed by:
Irene Kelleher
Marie O’Donovan
Mark Griffin

After another disastrous breakup slash firing, she moves back to her hometown, works in a bar, joins the local drama group and, in a shocking turn of events, falls in love. She is confronted with the steps everyone expects her to take; get married, buy house, have baby. Repeat final step until dead. And it does not sit well. This is the backwards love story of a girl who is figuring out what she wants, just as she realises what she has. Irene Kelleher is a graduate of ‘UCC Drama and Theatre Studies’ and has toured internationally with several groups. Her Film and TV credits include ‘Game Of Trones’ and ‘Fair City’. Marie O’Donovan is a Cork native and well versed in all performance mediums. She’s toured extensively with various Shakespearean plays (Cyclone Rep). Marie can be seen later this year in Cork’s Christmas Adult Panto(Chattyboo). Mark Griffin, hails from Clare and is a graduate of Bow Street. His most recent film work includes ‘Writing Home’; and ‘Don’t Leave Home’; as well as the short film ‘Kubrick by Candlelight.’ He is based in Dublin. ‘Sharon’ is writer Katie Holly’s second play.

Age suitability: 16+ Running time: 70min No Interval.
The production gratefully acknowledges the support of Triskel Development Centre & Cork County Council.

Ticket at the door: €15 per ticket, €12 concession, €40 Family ticket (2 adults & 2 teens)
Doors open 30 min. before show start time.

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The Humors of Bandon – Fit Up Theatre Festival (week three)

The Humors of Bandon – Fit Up Theatre Festival (week three)

THE MALL ARTS CENTRE, YOUGHAL
Week three:  Saturday February 10th – 8 pm. Tickets 087 9593276

Fishamble: the New Play Company
Presents:
In association with Cork County Council Arts Department and the Arts Council:

The Humours of Bandon
Written & Performed by: Margaret McAuliffe
Directed by: Stefanie Preissner

This is Margaret’s second time performing at the Fit-up Festival following Jezebel (Rough Magic) in 2014. Prior to ‘The Humours of Bandon’ she was in Anna Karenina (Abbey Theatre).
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. Fishamble’s 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

‘wonderfully observed, delightfully funny and utterly engaging production…McAuliffe is sublime…a hilarious and heart warming production that is not to be missed.‘ – TheArtsReview.com

Age Suitability: PG/11 Running time: 55min No Interval.

Tickets:€15 per ticket, €12 concession, €40 Family ticket (2 adults & 2 teens).
Doors open 30 min. before show start time

 

 

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End of Day – Fit Up Theatre Festival (week four)

End of Day – Fit Up Theatre Festival (week four)

ST MARY’S COLLEGIATE CHURCH, YOUGHAL
Week four:  Saturday February 17th – 8 pm.  Tickets 087 9593276

WARM CLOTHING/BLANKET RECOMMENDED

Blood in the Alley
Presents:
In association with Cork County Council Arts Department and the Arts Council:

End of Day
Written by: Samuel Beckett
Directed by: Conall Morrison
Performed by: Denis Conway

Denis Conway Performer
Denis is one of Ireland’s leading stage actors and was awarded the Irish Times theatre award for best actor on two occasions. For his performance of Richard in Shakespeare’s ‘Richard III’ at the Samuel Beckett Theatre and The Irishman in Tom Murphy’s, ‘The Gigli Concert’ for Druid Theatre Company. He was nominated as Best supporting Actor for his performance as Mitch in Tennessee Williams’ ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ at the Gate Theatre.

‘End of Day’ is a one-man show taken from ‘Beginning to End’ comprising of excerpts from Beckett’s fiction, plays and poetry. Originally devised by Jack Mac Gowran with assistance from Beckett and first performed for the BBC programme, ‘Monitor,’ in 1965. MacGowran subsequently performed the show around the world. “People find Beckett morose,” he once said, “I find him so funny.” This new production was originally commissioned by ‘Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival 2016’ and provides audiences a rare opportunity to enjoy, in one show, some of Beckett’s most profound and entertaining work.

Age Suitability: 14+ Running time: 45min No Interval

Tickets: €15 per ticket, €12 concession, €40 Family ticket (2 adults & 2 teens).
Doors open 30 min. before show start time
Not suitable for audiences under 14 years old.

                                                                                                                                                    

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