Staged Readings @ Collaborations 2015

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March 4, 2015 by Smock Alley

There’s only a few short days left of Collaborations 2015. We’ve had clowns, crazed street fighters, gender benders, guardian spirits and that’s only the half of it, but we’ve still got a few tricks left up our sleeves.

Among the brave new works in progress on offer here until Saturday March 7th are two staged readings, full length new plays performed from the page in front of a live audience. The best part? It will only cost you €5 to be the first to see them.

Octopus Theatre Company

An unusually beautiful girl named Alya died in strange circumstances in the summer of 1997. Nine years later Alya’s three friends, Matty, Orlaith and Aaron meet for the first time since the incident.


Writer : Liam McCarthy
Director : Alannah Clarke Horne
Lighting Designer : Eoin Lennon
Sound Designer : Nat Yonce
Stage Manager: Jemma Curran
Producer: Sinead O’Brien
Dramaturge: Sarah Bradley
Cast : Mark Griffin, Niamh Hogan, Elliot Moriarty, Sinead O’Brien

Thursday March 5th @ 8.30pm Book Now

The Candidate
Written & Directed By Claire Millane

Patrick Fitzmaurice Brown, TD is running for Europe. His wife Angela is his PR guru. She’s the real brains behind the campaign and will go to any length to ensure her husband is elected.

Together with Spud and Pothole, two unemployed hip hop artists with a message, an angry community centre manager, a prostitute with a double life and a journalist and photographer The Candidate is a comedy about love, greed, revenge and ambition and how far a politician will go to win votes.

Cast : Gerard Dempsey, Geraldine McAlinden, Eoin Barton, Sheila Moylette

Composition By John Millane

Saturday 7th March @ 4pm Book Now

The Candidate Pic 2, 127mm

To view the full Collaborations festival programme, click here


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