The ABSOLUT Fringe festival will run from September 10 to 25 and aims to bring the best in cutting edge theatre, dance, comedy, music and all round spectacle to audiences this year. It’s a lively programme as always and the website is pretty brilliant so if you fancy doing something arty in the capital, it’ll make it easy for you to pick something good to go to.
You know I’m all about supporting local theatre practitioners so if you happen to be in The Big Schmoke on September 14, 17, 22 or 23 make sure you check out Limerick actress, Maeve McGrath, who will perform in Last Year by Gavin Kostick. It will be directed by Liam Halligan.
The plot sounds really interesting. When you grow old who will look after you? Who will mind your parents when you can no longer cope? Told through one woman’s working life in a Limerick Nursing Home where staff witness death and illness on a daily basis and maintain a brave face even in the most difficult circumstances. This is a life story. This is a nursing home story. The original score for Last Year will be composed by Eleanor McEvoy.
Maeve is the Artistic Director of locally-based, Sidhe Theatre Company. She has acted extensively in theatre and television credits include Fair City and Ballykissangel.
It’s A Show in a Bag Production, which is an artist development initiative of Dublin Fringe Festival, Fishamble: The New Play Company and Irish Theatre Institute to resource theatre makers and actors. The play will be on at Bewley’s Cáfe Theatre at 1pm. Tickets are €10. Book online at www.fringefest.com or 1850 FRINGE (1850 374 643).