Fiona McGeown

Fiona trained at the Gaiety school of Acting and L’Ecole de Mime Corporeal Dramatique in London. Her company Painted Bird Productions are in pre production planning for a new piece called ‘The Bridie Kirk Project’ which opens in the Cork Midsummer Festival in 2014. She has recently appeared in Sharp as a Razor with the Abbey Theatre taking scenes from the new Frank McGuiness play The Hanging Gardens around the southern counties. She recently appeared and produced Chekhov’s The Bear for Painted Bird Productions which enjoyed a hugely successful run at Kinsale Arts Festival 2013.

Fiona was a member of Sligo’s prestigious Blue Raincoat Theatre Company for over 13 years. Her previous appearances for the Abbey/Peacock include Translations (Abbey), Alice in Wonderland (Peacock/Blue Raincoat Theatre Company), Alice Through the Looking Glass (Peacock/BRTC), The Strange Voyage of Donald Crowhurst (Peacock/BRTC). Other work with Blue Raincoat includes At Swim Two Birds, The Third Policman, Hamlet, A Midsummer Nights Dream, The Tempest, What the Butler Saw, Still Life, SanctuaryBirdie Birdie, Her Big Chance, The Only Jealousy of Emer, The Cat and the Moon, At the Hawks Well, The Third Policeman and most recently At Swim Two Birds.

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Between Trees and Water

10/09/14

Don’t miss Painted Bird’s production of Between Trees and Water at Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival.
This show directed by Fiona McGeown tells the story of Bridie Kirk, a woman who died in Cork City in 1939 as a result of an illegal abortion. Runs nightly at 7.30 until Sunday September 14th with 1pm matinees on Saturday and Sunday. For more information and booking click here

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Fiona McGeown

‘Between Trees and Water by Painted Bird Production’ 

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Using documentary material, witness statements, court depositions and newspaper articles relating to the case of Bridie Kirk, who died in Cork City in 1939 as a result of an illegal abortion, this play is about trying to find a way to tell a story that for 75 years has gone untold.

The project is the result of an ambitious collaboration between a cast of five performers, composer Tom Lane, designer Deirdre Dwyer, dramaturg Thomas Conway and director Fiona McGeown.
The show will run in offsite locations in both Cork, as part of the Everyman autumn season: http://www.everymancork.com/2014/02/between-trees-and-water/

and in Dublin as part of the 2014 Tiger Dublin Fringe:

http://fringefest.com/programme/between-trees-and-water

(Sept 9th – 14th @7:30pm, South Studios)

 

Danny Kehoe

 ‘Rhubarb Crumble’ by Ghost Train Willy

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‘There’s a fine line between failure and misery. Often, there’s no line at all. Just ask this second-rate children’s theatre company, whose members all fantasise about the lives they could have led had they not been held back by each other. Uncensored and irreverent – with a sprinkling of show-stopping tunes – these failed entertainers are brought to life just as they are gifted one last, desperate shot at success. This show is for fans of punchline-heavy comedy at breakneck speed, and anyone who has never followed their dream and wants to feel good about it.’

Bewleys Café Theatre

September 15th – 20th @8:30pm

€14  €12 con/ €11 preview

Fringe Website  http://fringefest.com/programme/rhubarb-crumble

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John Doran

‘the centre of the universe’ (Show in a bag)

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Hi, it’s your best friend John and I’d like you to join a cult. What’s this? Join a cult? The things with crazy people in them? What’s the cult? Who’s the leader? What do they believe? Am I not supposed to stay away from cults in general? I’m really not sure about this. Short answer, yes. They’re awful things. Demanding, isolating, costly and generally kind of dumb. Accept this one. This is a good cult. A cult you want to be in. Let me show you why.

Bewleys Café Theatre €13 / €10

September 9th, 11th & 17th @1pm

September 12th, 19th & 20th @6:15pm

September 14th @ 8:30pm

John is also directing/co-writing “Same Flood”

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The doomsday prophecies were right. Good thing Noah had stocked up on tinned goods. The wrong man to survive the apocalypse is the only man left in Ireland. Watch him stagger and fumble through a global catastrophe, while attempting to deal with conspiracy and paranoia at a personal level. As he struggles with his own isolation, delusion and neurosis he attempts to define the great pandemic surrounding him and any other phenomenon’s that he happens to think of. With no one left to help him, what chance does he have?

★★★★ — Irish Theatre Magazine

 Smock Alley Theatre – Boys School

€14  €12 con/ €11 preview

September 6th @7pm & 7th – 12th @ 9:15pm

 

Anna Sheils McNamee

“A carved Soul” No Strings Attached – Directed by Anna Sheils McNamee

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Ollie is a wooden puppet. But forget everything you know about puppets. Ollie is old. Ollie is tired. Ollie is grumpy. Ollie is irritable. Ollie is frustrated. Ollie does not give a shit. This is a story about stories that takes place in the void between memory and reality. This is puppetry like you have never seen it before. Ollie is brought to life by third generation puppeteer, Jason Lambert and movement specialist, Claire Walsh. The pair’s collaboration was forged in the Lambert Puppet Theatre and is taking shape for the first time at Tiger Dublin Fringe.

Smock Alley Theatre – Boys School

€14 €12 con/ €11 preview
September 13th @7pm & 14th – 17th @ 9:15pm

 

 

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Fiona McGeown touring Losha

10/04/14

Fiona is currently on Tour with Irish Theatre Company Monkeyshine with their production Losha from 5th of April to the 30th of May.

For information on dates and venues of the tour see HERE

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