Brighton Festival 2020Public booking opens: Wed 19 Feb, 9am

Past Festivals

Past Event

Fishamble: The New Play Company (Ireland)

The Humours of Bandon

Written & performed by Margaret McAuliffe
Directed by Stefanie Preissner

‘McAuliffe, like this rather perfectly formed show, is a winner’ The Times

From the confines of every parochial hall in Ireland, Irish dancing champions are churned out at a massive rate. But the public aren’t privy to the blood, sweat and tears that pave the way to the first place podium. On the eve of the Irish Open championship, meet Annie - a young Dubliner with a burning desire to win the title.

Winner of a Writers’ Guild of Ireland award, this 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.

Margaret McAuliffe, writer and performer of The Humours of Bandon, talks to us about Riverdance, childhood hobbies and the competitive world of Irish Dance in our Festival Hot Seat interview.

Wed 16 - Sun 20 May, 7.30pm

Captioned performance Fri 18 May, 7.30pm

Festival Standby £10*