Tiger Dublin Fringe releases advance festival highlights for its 21st birthday.
Tiger Dublin Fringe, Ireland’s most important festival for new voices and brave performing arts, is 21 years old this September and has launched a special birthday edition with the early release of four highlight shows. Promising a magnificent carnival feel, you’ll savour the very best in Irish and international performing arts with Fringe taking place in venues throughout the city from September 7 – 20.
The first festival to debut the awe-inspring Spiegeltent in Ireland, Fringe is excited to herald the return of the beloved turn-of-the-century pavilion to its original Irish birth place at Wolfe Tone Square. Expect an exciting two week Spiegeltent programme of events including Australian circus legends Scotch & Soda who promise a cocktail of physical feats and jazz beats performed by daredevil acrobats and mesmerising musicians. Following hugely successful runs in Edinburgh, London and Australia, Scotch & Soda is a brand new circus extravaganza set to take Dublin by storm: Book now to avoid disappointment.
The 2015 Spiegeltent programme traverses circus, music and more; the festival is excited to announce the participation of Tony-nominated Mx Justin Vivian Bond, with special guest star Glen Hansard. Hailed as the “Trans-Atlantic Cabaret Messiah”, Bond - together with Hansard and musical direction from Thomas Bartlett - creates a one-night-only spectacular with the Irish debut of Mx Justin Vivian Bond ...And Things of THAT Nature! This evening features original songs from Vivian’s albums Dendrophile and Silver Wells along with astute social commentary, comic anecdotes about sex in trees and other nature-based extravagances from childhood memoir Tango: My Childhood, Backwards and in High Heels.
Feel like some shock therapy comedy? Then you’ll be piqued by Kim Noble’s You’re Not Alone, another Fringe and Dublin debut. The show blends provocative comedy and film where Noble’s ambition is ‘to get close to people’. You’re Not Alone is a moving and comic production chronicling Noble’s attempts at connection, friendship and employment at B&Q. Don’t miss this intimate glimpse into the mind of an eccentric comedy genius.
Tiger Dublin Fringe welcomes three legends of the Irish theatre scene, together with Company SJ, to the festival following an acclaimed run at London’s Barbican for their International Beckett Season. The company that gave Tiger Dublin Fringe audiences Act Without Words II, Rough for Theatre I and Fizzles, continues its astonishing Beckett in the City project - this time with Beckett's women. Directed by Sarah Jane Scaife and featuring leading Irish performers, Bríd Ní Neachtain, Michelle Forbes and Joan Davis. Footfalls, Rockaby, Not I and Come and Go reveal women whose connections between body and soul have been ruptured. The human figure, sound, sight, history, movement, architecture and projection will be presented within the walls of the historic Coláiste Mhuire on Parnell Square, a unique site slated for imminent conversion to a new Northside cultural hub.
In further birthday celebrations, Tiger Dublin Fringe is now releasing limited tickets for Scotch & Soda and Mx Justin Vivian Bond ...And Things of THAT Nature! at a special rate of €21 –book now online to avail of this once off deal for these highlight shows.
A fourteen day feast of brand new events, Tiger Dublin Fringe 2015 runs city-wide from September 7 – 20. Early release tickets now on sale online with the full programme available from July 29. Tiger Dublin Fringe is core funded by the Arts Council of Ireland / An Chomhairle Ealaíon, Dublin City Council and Fáilte Ireland.