Fishamble: The New Play Company in association with Sunday’s Child presents ‘Mustard’.
When E meets the man of her dreams, a professional cyclist, love hits her in the pubic bone like a train. But when it ends she plummets into a black hole of heartbreak at the speed of a doped up team on the Tour de France. A one-woman show about heartbreak, madness and how condiments are the ultimate coping mechanism, by award-winning playwright & performer Eva O’Connor.
WINNER Scotsman Fringe First Award 2019
WINNER Lustrum Award, Edinburgh 2019
NOMINATED Scottish Mental Health Awards 2019
‘skilful writing elevates this above novelty into a breathless, intense show’ ★★★★★ Ed Fest Mag
‘so scarring and funny, so laden with jealousy and hate and wickedness’★★★★ Scotsman
‘The writing is appealingly spicy and has real poetic momentum’ The Stage
Inspired by the life of Nina Simone, Black Is The Color Of My Voice follows a successful jazz singer and civil rights activist seeking redemption after the untimely death of her father. She reflects on the journey that took her from a young piano prodigy destined for a life in the service of the church, to a renowned jazz vocalist at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement.
Written and directed by Apphia Campbell. Fringe First award-winner Apphia Campbell’s acclaimed production heads on an extensive national tour, after sell-out seasons in Shanghai, New York, Edinburgh, and in the West End of London.
Running time 70 minutes
Written and directed by Apphia Campbell
Performed by Florence Odumosu
Ages 12+, references to violence and racism
“Moving portrayal of determination and survival.” ★★★★ The Times
“Nothing short of sensational… will make you cheer for her, smile with her and then sting your eyes with tears.” ★★★★★ Broadway Baby
‘A compelling and heartbreaking story, punctuated with bursts of song.’ ★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
Harmony is a wellness guru on a mission to save the world through the power of love. Let’s face it – the world is sick, so why not be part of the cure? Join Harmony’s revolution to save humanity by using her transforming programme to rid yourself of your prejudices and become truly enlightened. Let her guide, embrace and transform you so that you too can love everyone, even the dicks.
And if you think that sounds too hard, don’t worry! Harmony knows the difficulty of ridding yourself from prejudice because she was once as hate-filled and bitter as you are.
This is a show about how we really feel about the people around us, about our divided society, and how we talk to each other as we establish equality. Harmony Saves the World is all about laughing through some uncomfortable truths and hopefully, maybe, being a bit kinder to each other.
Runs 50mins max. Includes audience participation and some swearing. Suitable for 16yrs+
About Amadan Ensemble
Amadan are husband & wife team Jude Quinn & Gemma Mae Halligan, who have been creating edgy & physical theatre since 2014. Using the styles of clown & bouffon Amadan want to engage with their audience in a visceral, entertaining, relevant & at times confrontational way. Amadan takes risks to make the world braver. We are Amadan.
Adapted by Cliodhna McAllister, from the novel by Marian Engel.
“Tear my head off, Bear. Claw out my heart.” Led by animal instinct. Intoxicated by primal desire. Marked by violent passion. When Lou meets Bear, she is forever changed.
‘Bear’ is the provocative tale of a woman’s transformative experience on a remote Canadian island. Dispatched to catalogue the contents of the island’s abandoned nineteenth-century estate, Lou finds she is not alone – there’s always a bear on Cary Island. And there are always secrets. Consumed by primal desire, Lou’s relationship with Bear takes her on a journey of sexual and spiritual awakening. She won’t leave the island the same woman she used to be.
Blacklight Productions are proud to premier ‘Bear’ – the first adaptation of Marian Engel’s acclaimed and controversial novel – at CQAF 2022.
Cast: Aoife Honohan
Writer & Director: Cliodhna McAllister
Producer: Fionnula Ryan
Costume Design: Henrique Caliento
Set & Lighting Design/Op: Chris Merton
Sound Design/Op: Jamie Bishop
Supported by the Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire and Future Foundations NI