Posts Tagged ‘10Days in Dublin’
Upon reading the opening line in the synopsis of this play by We Get High on This I immediately booked my tickets so it goes without saying that I was pretty excited to see Sluts in The New Theatre last week! Described on the 10 days website as a piece of theatre that “plays on the stereotyped view of girl’s friendships and explores the struggles they experience individually through the dynamic of their friendships. With its sharp, witty dialogue, cutting and aggressive put downs, and heart wrenching moments Sluts captures the frailty and, at times superficiality, of love and loss.”
The question for me now is did it deliver and was it as funny as I imagined it would be?
In short the answer is no, the play really isn’t a riot of laughter and fun, but then again neither is the reality of four girls getting ready for a night on the town! That’s not to say there wasn’t a lot of humour to be found and the audience were definitely laughing aloud regularly throughout the performance, but the heart of the play lay in the emotional stories that were unfolding not in the comedy of the characters/situations being represented.
3Men and a Bitter Lady promised to deliver an unconventional view of the world and it most certainly did that in the packed ‘Loft’ at Twisted Pepper on Tuesday 10th. Well with a line-up of Carl Cullinane, Christian Talbot, Cian McGarrigle and Maria Boyle the night was bound to include an eclectic mix of humour!
Maria came to the stage first to warm up the crowd, her energy and enthusiasm immediately endeared her to the audience who couldn’t help laughing at her unexpectedly crude opening gag!
Keeping her introduction short, with the promise of her actual segment later in the show, Maria brought on the first comedian of the foursome; Christian Talbot.
Christian always likes to start his shows in the same way, but not for the reason you might assume! His set was well rehearsed and he appeared fairly at ease on stage, delivering his material in a very laid back fashion. There were a few faltering moments when the crowd began to drift slightly but Christian’s punch lines always got them laughing anew, particularly when he spoke about his wife’s gift to him and what he would do if he won the lotto. Check him out yourself via his facebook or twitter pages.
Ok, so we’re all guilty of just skimming through the articles we read online which is why we’ve decided to make it a little easier for you to nab yourself a freebie or two for the 10Days in Dublin festival next week. Here’s our entire list of freebies, in order of performance, so you can see at a glance what tickets you want most. Once you’ve made your choice all that’s left to do is mail us; email@example.com and the rest is up to us!
- Lorcan Mc Grane takes to the Twisted Pepper stage on Fri 6th and Sat 7th @ 7.30pm and we can get you in to see him free either day
- Get tickets for ‘Brainwashed’ by Cormac Moore in The Workman’s either Sat 7th or Sun 8th @7.30pm
- Eleanor Tiernan will perform in The Twisted Pepper on Mon 9th @8.30pm
- Fancy seeing Vinny Mc Hale in Whelan’s? He’s on Mon 9th @7.30pm
- Kieran Lawless takes over The International on Tues 10th @6pm
- 4comedians then band together to bring you 3Men and a Bitter Lady and we have tickets for either Tues 10th or Wed 11th in The Twisted Pepper @ 7.30pm
Morning all, yea that’s right, we’re back again with even more comedy details from the upcoming 10Days in Dublin festival! Enjoy!
Watch out world, Kieran Lawless is bringing his show ‘How to Boast by the World’s Best-Looking Funniest Comedian’ to The International on Tues 10th @6pm. In this show 10days tell us that “Award-winning Comedian, Kieran Lawless, looks at all things boastful. Money? Women? Intelligence? Happiness? Success? He’s learned how to fool people into thinking he’s got them all” Kieran is a regular face on the Dublin comedy scene and with his charming and energetic style you’re bound to laugh out loud at his set, especially at the low price of €5! Feeling a bit strapped for cash? No worries, we’ve gotten our hands on a free pair of tickets to share with you, just drop us a mail; firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us what are you most guilty of boasting about?
Question for you now; “How do you link; being paid to leave the Irish stock exchange, being held up at gun point by the I.R.A. when you were 3, a love for white chocolate and an exploding Volkswagen Beetle?” Don’t know? According to 10days in Dublin the answers will all be revealed on Sat 14th @ 6.30pm in The International Bar; “In: Take my Knife, Please!, Barry Mack will equally delight and terrify you, with autobiographical, fragmented tales that are as hilarious as they are poignant, peppered with surreal one-liners and off the wall observations in this debut one man show by 1 of Ireland’s best joke writers. As he evokes an inert desire to evolve, persevere and ultimately triumph over the fear of standing still in a fast paced ne world where nothing means the same as it used to.” Ooh, sounds like a very interesting evening’s entertainment doesn’t it, and all for just €5!