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Theatrical Works In Progress

Various artists

Theatrical Works In Progress



Various venues (see below)

Bigger People
St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral Hall, 10 Dean Street | 22 June | 12pm

The Local Group in co-production with Pentabus Theatre Company, and supported by Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray and Cork Midsummer Festival are developing a new show, written by Róise Goan and directed by Sophie Motley about the experience of being a fat person in a world that works hard to make you smaller. We will be sharing some scenes from this work, performed by Carys Gaylor, Marc Zayat and Hannah James Scott with music by Little John Nee and choreography by Paula O’Reilly as part of the festival. This project development is support by a creation award from An Chomhairle Ealaíon / the Arts Council

TDC, Triskel Arts Centre | 21 June | 6pm

Three sisters dream of life, lust and a headless lover in Roderick Ford’s powerful tale of death, disability and desire... 
Asylum Productions, in association with Cork Midsummer Festival and Project Arts Centre, presents a work-in-progress sharing of OB GOB by Roderick Ford. Directed by Donal Gallagher.

Cork Opera House  (Green Room) | 17 June | 5pm

John McCarthy, Theatre Artist in Residence at Cork Opera House and UCC, presents a work in progress showing of his new play, Whale. A young girl and a blind woman meet on a beach, listening for whale-song. The piece, being developed Tom Lane, Maree Kearns, Julie Maguire, and Eleanor Methven, touches on concerns around the extinction of marine biology, climate change in our lifetime, and the medicalisation of dying.

Timmy Creed
Nano Nagle Place | 15 June | 6pm

Following the success of Spliced at last years festival, Timmy will present a work in progress of a new show he is developing with his sister Maggie. They might talk about family and relationships. They will talk about mental health and keeping things hidden. There could be songs and chants and healing.