Fishamble: The New Play Company presents The Humours of Bandon, written and performed by Margaret McAuliffe and directed by Stefanie Preissner. From the confines of every parochial hall in Ireland, Irish Dancing champions are churned out at a massive rate. Medals and cups build up in drawing rooms and Riverdance swells a national pride, but the public aren’t privy to the blood, sweat and tears that pave the way to the first place podium. The Humours of Bandon is a coming of age story, full of heart, humour and wisdom, for anyone who had a childhood passion that threatened to overwhelm their life.
‘Don’t be afraid of that floor, hammer it!’
Fishamble is at the heart of new writing for theatre in Ireland, typically supporting 60% of the writers of all new plays produced on the island of Ireland every year. Fishamble has told the story of Ireland over 30 years through daring new plays and award-winning productions.
Image credit: Fishamble’s The Humours of Bandon by Margaret McAuliffe, photo by George Carter