Dublin Fringe Festival 2022 will be whizzing into town this autumn with some awesome new work to thrill the eyes, ears and souls. At least 430 artists are set to overrun the city with unmissable art experiences for 16 days and nights this September.
With 27 plus venues across town, outdoors and in ‘your place’ – all to ensure that Dublin Fringe magic is accessible to everyone, here’s an early glimpse of four release shows from this year’s programme – bookings now open at fringefest.com
One of this year’s highlights is ‘Wake’ by Ireland’s trailblazing theatre company, THISISPOPBABY.
Taking over the National Stadium, D8, with a huge all-star cast, this adrenaline shot for the city is an unmissable show with an extraordinary assembly of outpouring, a reckoning, a release and a party. A howling, raucous, soul-stirring celebration of community, regeneration, and the magic of collective catharsis, this glittering Pop-WAKE lifts the veil between worlds, where club culture meets Irish tradition in an exquisite frenzy of ritual, rave, grief and joy.
The new show from the makers of international smash-hit RIOT, embraces the wild abandon of the all-nighter in a rabble-rousing journey of gut-punching theatre, soaring spoken word, stomping beats and outrageous circus – runs at National Stadium, D8 on 8, 9, 10, 13, 15 Sept @ 7:30pm // 16 & 17 Sept @ 7pm & 9.30, admission €15-45.
For nature lovers and night owls, Dublin Fringe Festival teams up with the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin and Axis, Ballymun for the opening up of Ireland’s premier city garden at night, in the spectacular ‘Remnant Ecologies’ by Jony Easterby.
A large-scale outdoor light and sound installation across a 1.3km route that will give thousands of visitors exclusive access to the Botanic Gardens after dark, the artist tries to make sense of a world, in which a passion for nature is mixed with the anxiety for its future.
Expect empty birdcages, playful songs, the insides of cuckoo clocks and fragments from botanical dictionaries; through the use of digital and analogue media, Easterby explores the boundaries between raw materials, sound technology, composition, landscape and architecture.
To run at the National Botanic Gardens, 21-25 September, 8-10.30pm, cost €12.
Dublin Fringe will find a way to reach you and none more obvious than inRay Young’s ‘Thirst Trap’ – an at home experience of a lifetime, with a Fringe show set in your own bath. Part-narrative, part-meditation, this is a 30-minute sound piece for audiences to listen to while bathing at home! A theatrical experience that connects closely with your personal atmosphere at home and relationship with your body.
Delving into the possible outcomes of rising temperatures and the correlation between social and climate justice, this performance experience continues Young’s investigation into water as a key character in our collective conversations on climate justice – Your Place, 10–25 September, €12.
‘Absent The Wrong’ from Dylan Coburn Gray & Once Off Productions is a state of the nation play with a large cast of exciting performers on the Peacock Stage at the Abbey Theatre. This blistering production is about adoptees, about being the only person in the family photo who isn’t white and not daring to ask why.
It delves into families destroyed in the name of the family, about wondering, searching, loving, losing, fighting, losing again, and sometimes winning when all seems lost. At the Abbey Theatre, Peacock Stage, 13-17 September and 19-24 September, 7pm €16/€14 + preview + matinee.
Team Fringe also makes a call out to anyone who may want to get involved in this year’s festival by taking part in the nitty-gritty of Dublin Fringe mechanics and festival life. Volunteer applications for this year’s festival open later this month – please email the Volunteer Coordinator on [email protected] for further details.
Full festival programme will be revealed on July 20, tickets on sale from July 21 – set your reminder now!
Tickets on sale at fringefest.com
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