Absolut Fringe comes to George's Dock - 16-days & nights of explosive boundary pushing performing arts & music!
A barge, a bush, a French diva chocolate cake, gorillas, snakes, a show in a supermarket, contortionists, the sassiest hoola hooper in the world, robots, lions and Manchán Magan in a dress brandishing a chainsaw are among the elite cocktail mixers holding Dublin to ransom at Absolut Fringe, the 15th edition of Dublin Fringe Festival.
With a brand new director - Róise Goan, a new name - Absolut Fringe this year's most exciting arts festival is spiced with some things old, many wonderful things new, the odd thing borrowed, but nothing about it is blue. The 15th edition of Ireland's most risk-taking Festival takes over Dublin city this September for two weeks.
Audiences never know what to expect at Absolut Fringe and this year the whole city comes alive with the most exhilarating festival in town and an edgy back-to-basics DIY theme to get the whole city moving again.
For 16 days and nights this city-wide multi-disciplinary festival will present works which confront, embrace and defy this period of remarkable change and challenges.
This annually anticipated, ram-packed line-up of contemporary performing arts and music includes the much-loved Spiegeltent, a gorgeous tent of mirrors, brought to you first by the Fringe (this year though is the last year Absolut Fringe will pitch this tent). Going back to its spiritual home at George's Dock adjacent to the IFSC it will be joined by its younger, sassier sister tent, the Metro Bosco Theatre.
With online sales for the amazing La Clique already open and selling out fast this will be the last chance to see one of the most unique variety shows on the planet at Absolut Fringe.
This year's festival will host more Irish work than ever before with shows like Loose Canon's Piggyback Project where two cutting-edge theatre-makers share designers, cast, space and time, one piggybacking on the other, a performance in St Brendan's hospital, called Nurse me, a bilingual Gaeilge/bearla play, Broken Croí, Heart Briste by Manchán Magan,. The Performance Corporation's new site specific adventure, Power Point where Dangerous Liaisons meets The Apprentice, Volta Theatre's hilarious new satire from the writers of Fringe 2007 hit Gerry and the Peace Process, and Rex Levitates new dance collection of tweleve short works which are the result of a year-long period of movement reflection.
International work not to be missed includes the world premiere of Gerardo Naumann's A Useful Play, co-produced by Absolut Fringe and Project Arts Centre, featuring a local cast of twenty, Edit Kaldor's Point Blank and Ranters Theatre's Holiday. For those of you who loved last year's hits Bouffon Glass Menagerie and Red Bastard, do not miss Die Roten Punkte and The Lost Pirates at the Metro Bosco Theatre.
This year Absolut Fringe will host more ways than ever to ‘participate' in the festival with brand new Fringe Clubs, reclaiming the streets with Michelle Browne's Mind The Gap, who takes on the challenges and looks for new ways to imagine our city through architecture, design, urban planning and visual art giving a positive potential to the city. Become the next Banksy with Will St. Leger's Street Art Club, spray painting at the Bernard Shaw. St Patrick's Park will be transformed by the The Readers, a large scale, free, participatory dance performance where an ocean of people participating in what creater and choreographer David Rolland describes as "collective choreography". The festival this year are also producing a limited and highly collectable daily magazine on the festival called Oh Fringe! created by young Irish design students.
Considering that times are tough this year and for those on a tight budget, Absolut Fringe have programmed free events or those for under a tenner. Whatever your budget, there's something here for you.
Book online at www.fringefest.com or 1850 FRINGE (1850 374 643) from August 13th
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