The Humours of Bandon
By: Fishamble: The New Play Company
‘Don’t be afraid of that floor, hammer it!’
On the eve of the Irish Open championship, we meet Annie, a 16 year old Dubliner, as she
charts us through the various successes and disappointments of her Irish Dancing life. We
share her mind numbing commitment and burning desire to win the Irish Open title. Will
she win and, if so, in what way?
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.
Developed as part of Show in a Bag an artist development initiative of Tiger Dublin Fringe,
Fishamble: The New Play Company and Irish Theatre Institute to resource theatre makers
WINNER Little Gem Award at Tiger Dublin Fringe 2016
NOMINATED Best Performer at Tiger Dublin Fringe 2016
‘terrific one woman show… both writing and performance are by turns sharp,
charming and hilarious… All round, a champion turn.’ The Irish Times
‘truly breathtaking… a tour de force for McAuliffe… dazzling performance that
really needs to be seen to be believed.’ The Reviews Hub
‘…not surprising that at the end that she received a “Riverdance” like ovation.’
‘…Margaret McAuliffe’s excellent new play…’ Musings In Intermissions