IRISH THEATRE SHOWCASE
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23 Feb 2016— 13 Feb 2016

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IRISH THEATRE SHOWCASE

The GC showroom at the German Club ADELAIDE FRINGE
223 Flinders Street, Adelaide

Supported by Culture Ireland as part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme and the Arts Project Australia’s Irish Theatre Showcase, three innovative theatre productions make their way from Ireland to take part in the Adelaide Fringe Festival 23 February - 16 March 2016.

Marking one hundred years since the 1916 Easter Rising Arts Projects Australia presents:

Irish Theatre Showcase highlighting the extraordinary theatrical traditions of Irish theatre featuring three critically acclaimed stories about Love, Beauty & Skullduggery.

BEOWULF THE BLOCKBUSTER
A Pat Moylan production, Developed & Directed by David Horan , written & performed by Bryan Burroughs

A transformation of the epic old English poem, Beowulf becomes the vehicle through which a dying man tries to explain to his young son that all heroes can’t survive all battles. Roaring tales of heroes slaying dragons and monsters are translated across generations with into the language of Star Wars and blockbuster Hollywood movies with humour, sorrow, wit and warmth.

UNDERNEATH
Written & performed by Pat Kinevane
Directed by Jim Culleton
This stunning new play is a blackly comic, rich and vivid tale of lives lived in secret, a testament to people living on the fringes of everyday life. Kinevane’s intensely physical performance shows him to be both a nimble and magnetic presence. As storyteller, he favours an arrestingly disjointed approach; as performer he combines the exotic and the earthy; and as political dramatist, he gravitates towards the marginalised, while always celebrating great humanity and humor in his tales.

LITTLE THING, BIG THING
By Donal O’Kelly
Directed by Jim Culleton
Sorcha Fox and Donal O’Kelly play Martha and Larry, who take a high octane jump into the brutal world of international energy skulduggery and awaken passions they thought were long behind them. This finely executed piece of political theatre has the brisk tempo of an old-fashioned caper, but the sting and bite of a contemporary production.