10 days of the Tiger Dublin Fringe
From comedy and therapy to dance and aerobics, from quick fixes to four-hour marathons, we have a Fringe show for you
To Space, at the Science Gallery
Tardigrade, at the Samuel Beckett Theatre
Early bird: Bernarda’s House 6.15pm, Project; €15/€13; until Sept 13th A retelling of Spanish dramatist Lorca’s last play, performed in red nose. Obviously. Starring Amy Conroy (Eternal Rising of the Sun) and Clare Barrett (I (heart) Alice (heart) I).
9.15pm, Smock Alley; €14/€12; until 12th It can’t possibly be worse than Russell Crowe’s summer blockbuster and it has a much more imaginative title.
After dinner: Begorrah 9pm, Smock Alley (1662); €16/€14; until 14th New show from comedy trio Foil Arms and Hog. High-energy stand-up/theatre for a Friday night.
Last chance: Bastard: A Family History 1pm, Project Arts Centre (Cube); €12/€11; until 12th Oddie Braddell comes from a long line of bastards, from genocidal officers to eviction-hungry landlords. What does this make Oddie? The Y-front-wearing voice of the McDonald’s Euro Saver Menu?
By day: The Well Rested Terrorist
1pm, Abbey Theatre (Peacock) €16/€14; until 13th (second show at 9pm)
A concert/play exploring our complex relationship with music. Written and performed by Maud in Cahoots.
Last chance: Tardigrade
9.30pm, Samuel Beckett Theatre; €15/€13; until 13th
Choreographed by Philip Connaughton, Tardigrade was a highlight at this year’s Dublin Dance Festival.
Early bird: To Space
4.30pm, Science Gallery Dublin (Studio Space); €14/€12; ends 14th
Scientist and performer Dr Niamh Shaw explores her childhood dream of space travel.
Last chance: Show in a Bag Dublin Old School
6.15pm, Bewley’s Cafe Theatre; €13; ends 14th
A dark comedy following two brothers, one an unemployed DJ, the other a homeless heroin addict, who reconnect after years apart.
Only chance: The Party
7pm/7.20pm, Morrison Hotel (Ormond Quay entrance); €14/€12
Takes its cue from George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four to provide an experiential political party launch with a difference.
By day: Samuel Beckett’s Fizzles; Beckett in the City
1pm, 5.30pm, 7.30pm, 14 Henrietta Street; €15/€13; until 17th
Company SJ took Beckett to the streets of Dublin to much acclaim at last year’s festival. This production is set against the backdrop of historic Henrietta Street.
Early bird: Reckoners
8.30pm, The Lir Academy (Studio 1); €11 preview, €15/€13; until 20th
A story of two strangers whose fates are inexorably linked in murder and retribution, in a production by 15th Oak (The Life and Sort of Death of Eric Argyle).
After dinner: Eating Seals & Seagulls’ Eggs
9pm, Project Arts Centre (Cube); €15/€13, ends 20th
Super-peasants, seaweed and cigarettes as writer Caitríona Ní Mhurchú and visual artist Adam Gibney explore what it means to be an Irish speaker in the city.
Early bird: Source
7pm, South Studios; €14/€12, until 19th
Dance-theatre meets film as Rade, a Dublin-based drug recovery programme, collaborates with choreographer Cathy Coughlan.
After dinner: Ajax and the Little Iliad
9pm Abbey Theatre (Peacock Stage); €16/€14; until 20th
Why do we go to war? And what is the cost of coming back? Two plays examine the relationship between artists and soldiers.
Early bird: Show in a Bag: Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell
6.15pm, Bewley’s Cafe Theatre; €13; until 20th
Phelim Drew’s one-man show adapted from George Orwell’s account of his time in Paris and London.
After dinner: The Belle Bottoms
8.45pm, Smock Alley Theatre (Main Space 1662); €16/€14; until 20th
A coming-of-age musical comedy that promises spermy young fellas, glitter and restraining orders, not necessarily in that order.
Last chance: The Carved Soul
9.15pm, Smock Alley Theatre (Boys School); €14/€12; until 17th
The story of Ollie, a grumpy wooden puppet who doesn’t give a sh*t.
After dinner: Whichever1uFeed
9pm, The Stables; €14/€12; until 20th
Neil Watkins wowed us with his Year of Magical Wanking. Here he joins with newcomer James O’Driscoll to rework a Native American fable of the two wolves in a meditation on love.
Last chance: Pilgrim
6.30pm, Smock Alley Theatre (Main Space 1662); €16/€14; until 18th
After 9/11, an Irishman sets across North America to make it home for the birth of his son. Written by Philip Doherty and performed by Rex Ryan.
Early bird: How to Disappear Completely
6.30pm, Abbey Theatre (Peacock Stage); €14/€12; until 20th
Lighting designer Itai Erdal uses his craft to reflect on the legacy of a mother who asked him to take her life after her cancer diagnoses. “Warm, witty and, naturally, beautifully lit,” says the Vancouver Sun.
Last chance: Show in a Bag: Charolais
1pm, Bewley’s Cafe Theatre; €13; until 19th
In a bovinely punned preamble, Noni Stapleton promises a “surreal comedy of love, longing and one woman’s intense rivalry with a Charolais heifer”. We have no beef with that.
By day: The Fourteenth Visit
3pm, Royal Hibernian Academy; free and unticketed
What do landscape artist Maria Simonds- Gooding, the RHA and fiddle-player Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh have in common? Come along and find out.
Early bird: Show in a Bag: The Centre of the Universe
6.15pm, Bewley’s Cafe Theatre; €13; until 20th
A one-man show by John Doran on the cult of the cult, directed by John Morton (Devious Theatre).
Early bird: National Therapy Project
6.30pm, Liberty Hall (The Social Hall) €13/€11; until 20th
Comedian Eleanor Tiernan wants to mend Ireland’s wounds in “a healing ceremony” with our fellow citizens. “Like the National Car Test, only for your soul.”