Celebrating 21 years, the 2015 Tiger Dublin Fringe runs in various venues throughout the city from the 7th until the 20th September.
Tiger Dublin Fringe, Ireland’s most important festival for new voices and performance artists, has announced some details of a very special birthday edition. It’s celebrating 21 years of bringing diverse performances, new theatre, dance, music, art and unusual experiences to Dublin audiences.
It was also the first festival to debut the Spiegeltent in Ireland and 2015 heralds the return of the turn-of-the-century pavilion to its Irish origins at Wolfe Tone Square. It will be the scene of a two-week programme of events, including just-announced Australian Company 2’s physical feats, acrobatics, jazz music and circus displays. Tickets for Scotch & Soda are now available.
The Spiegeltent will also stage Tony-nominated “Cabaret Messiah” Mx Justin Vivian Bond’s …And Things of THAT Nature! Expect music, social commentary, comedy and everything and anything in between.
You’re Not Alone is another Fringe debut. Kim Noble’s production is a comedy with a heart about the artist’s attempts to make connections and friends and to work at B&Q.
Beckett’s work also features in the programme. Company SJ continues its Beckett in the City project in Dublin with Beckett’s female characters. Directed by Sarah Jane Scaife, featuring leading Irish performers, Bríd Ní Neachtain, Michelle Forbes and Joan Davis, Footfalls, Rockaby, Not I and Come and Go reveal Beckett’s women whose connections between body and soul have been ruptured. The project will be presented within the historic walls of Coláiste Mhuire on Parnell Square.
Most 21-year-olds celebrate with their peers as they come of age, likewise the Tiger Dublin Fringe. Fringe is reaching out to fellow 21-year-olds, with the aim of interviewing as many as possible for their input to an entirely imperfect census. If you are 21 and would like to take part or learn more about the project, email projects [at] fringefest.com.
Early release tickets are now on sale online. The full festival programme will be available from July 29th.
All images courtesy Tiger Dublin Fringe; lead image © Sean Young; photo Mx Justin Vivian Bond © David Kimelman; Kim Noble photo © Kim Noble; Company SJ photo © Hazel Coonagh