Side-Show Productions present ‘A Dangerman’
Venue: An Taibhdhearc, Galway. When: Friday, 26th October @ 8pm. What they said about it: ‘It’s all very odd. And oddly exhilarating. At one point in last night’s show, I thought he might actually kill us.’ – Lynn Enright, The Irish Times.
http://www.irishtimes.com/blogs/festival-hub/2012/09/13/review-a-dangerman/ ‘it’s unlikely to be topped in the peculiar stakes…I sensed I liked it, but couldn’t quite say why.’ – Caomhan Keane, Irish Theatre Magazine.
About this Show:This is a one man show that is based on the concept of a dangerman. A dangerman isn’t someone that is dangerous in a threatening or aggresive way. The only danger is that you’ll end up talking to him. We all know these guys. We meet them at parties, at the library, in hostels. We even know their names. They come in all shapes and sizes but basically they’re just annoying eventually. They simply talk about things we’re not interested in hearing. Dick Walsh however is proud to call himself a dangerman because he has something to say that people don’t want to hear. ‘A Dangerman’ is an edgy political commentary. In depth research has gone into this play and you’ll be surprised by what Dick has dug up. Forgotton lesson’s from Ancient Greece, the bible and the French Revolution are shown to give insight into current event in Syria, China and Haiti. The members of Side-show Productions have been working hard for the last two years on finding new ways to communicate in the theatre. And they’re succeeding. Traditional modes of theatre have been abandoned. Dangerman is played without feeling, without biography and without personality. You’re not going to like it but it’s for you’re benefit. This show has been developed in Galway as part of the JOLT season, and early versions of the show have also been performed as part of Muscailt and the Colour’s Fringe Festival. The finished version has been performed at Electric Picnic and the Absolut Fringe. This will be the first performance in Galway of the finished play.
About Side-Show Productions : Side-Show Productions is a new Galway based theatre company. It is composed of Martin Sharry, Zita Monahan and Dick Walsh. All three graduated from NUIG. 2008. They are interested in making film and making theatre but more so in the mashing of both modes. The debut Dreams of Love was a success at both ABSOLUT Fringe 2011 and The Galway Theatre Festival 2011 and their second show ‘King Alfred: A Mystey Play’ had a great run in March in the Townhall studio. Tickets: €12. Available from Roisin Dubh. http://www.roisindubh.net Online at: http://www.galwaycomedyfestival.com/component/k2/item/83 dangerman-with-dick-walsh