17 & 19 - 22 June, 8.15pm
Previews 14 & 15 June, 8.15pm / 16 June, 5.30pm
(Matinee 22 June 3pm)
- Regular Price €20
- Concession €17
- Previews €12
80 mins approx.
Full access for visually impaired, guide dogs welcome. If you are visually impaired or using a wheelchair and plan on attending a performance kindly notify the venue beforehand so that they can ensure the safety and comfort of the people concerned.
It’s nearly 20 years since Finn left his family home in the Dublin suburbs for a chance to be the next darling on the indie circuit. But his music career has gone down the tubes, the blinding London lights have burned him out, and he’s on the ferry home with empty pockets and his guitar strap between his legs.
From the concrete jungle of the N31 to a painfully hip music festival on the white sands of the Aran Islands, The Bluffer’s Guide to Suburbia lovingly exposes a generation of adult children living back in the home, struggling to fit into the nuclear family ideal, and trying to make music in the face of rental crises and global catastrophe.
Following the success of Mimic (2007) and Deep (2013), Ray Scannell returns to Cork Midsummer Festival for the world premiere of this new apocalyptic black comedy with live music and original songs.
WRITTEN AND COMPOSED BY Ray Scannell
DIRECTED BY Tom Creed
SET AND LIGHTING DESIGN BY Sinéad McKenna
SOUND DESIGN & ADDITIONAL COMPOSITION BY Peter Power
COSTUME DESIGN BY Saileóg O’Halloran
VIDEO DESIGN BY Jack Phelan
PRODUCED BY Naomi Daly and Maura O’Keeffe
PERFORMED BY Ray Scannell, Peter Power and Christiane O’Mahony
Supported by an Arts Council Project Award.