Internationally-acclaimed Irish theatre company Brokentalkers in association with Project Arts Centre present This Beach in a variety of venues this November.
This Beach is a blistering satire of white western privilege made in response to the global refugee crisis, from multi-award-winning theatre company Brokentalkers (The Blue Boy, Have I No Mouth, Circus Animals’ Desertion). The Irish company are bringing this critically-acclaimed work to seven venues across Ireland this autumn, with performances at Dublin venues Draíocht, Blanchardstown Friday 10th November, Project Arts Centre Dublin Thursday 16th – Saturday 18th November, and Pavilion Theatre Dún Laoghaire Thursday 23rd November.
A European family owns it.
They have owned it for generations.
The family is celebrating a wedding! A union to bring children, security and greater prosperity. During the celebrations, a stranger arrives on the shore of the beach. The family must decide how to deal with this stranger.
As the sand in This Beach is dug into and the past is excavated on stage, the beach becomes in turn an appealing leisure amenity, a valuable possession, a site of invasion, and a theatre of war.
Brokentalkers are acclaimed internationally for their pioneering work and continue to explore the world we live in with honesty, originality and courage.This Beach is sharply written and keenly observed, incorporating Brokentalkers’ trademark style of telling stories of social importance in an innovative way.
“Timely and contemporary This Beach pushes at the boundaries of the Irish performance canon and ensures Brokentalkers remain one of the most challenging contemporary performance companies in Ireland” – thereviewshub.com
“…a satire of shrugging consciences” – The Irish Times
Awards for This Beach
Nominated for Best Production at Dublin Fringe Festival Awards
Winner of Best Design at Dublin Fringe Festival Awards
Nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the Irish Times Theatre Awards
Written and Directed by Feidlim Cannon and Gary Keegan
Movement Director: Eddie Kay
Dramturg: Bjarni Johnsson
Set and Costume Design: Sabine Dargent
Lighting Design: Sarah Jane Shiels
Cast: Venetia Bowe, Pom Boyd, Anthony Morris, Bryan Quinn, Daniel Reardon and Neimhin Robinson
Draíocht, Blanchardstown | 8pm Friday 10th November
Tickets: €18/ €16 concessions
Tel: + 353 (0)1 885 2622 / draiocht.ie
Project Arts Centre Dublin | 7.30pm Thursday 16th – Saturday 18th November
Tickets: €18 / €16 concessions
Tel: + 353 (0)1 8819 613 | Web: http://projectartscentre.ie
Pavilion Theatre Dún Laoghaire | 8pm Thursday 23rd November
Tickets: €18 / €14 concessions
Tel: +353 (0)1 2312929 | Web: www.paviliontheatre.ie
Running time: 80 minutes.
BROKENTALKERS are a multi-award-winning Irish theatre company with an international outlook, formed in 2003 by Feidlim Cannon and Gary Keegan. One of the most important and innovative theatre companies to emerge in Ireland in recent years, they produce ambitious work that defies categorisation, to domestic and international acclaim.
All images courtesy Brokentalkers, © Gabriel Neeb