The Humours of Bandon

The Humours of Bandon - Photo by George Carter

The Humours of Bandon
By Margaret Mc Auliffe
Directed by Stefanie Preissner 

May 31 - June 11

Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H St NE - Washington, DC 20002

Ticket Price - $45

‘Don’t be afraid of that floor, hammer it!’
Solas Nua, and Fishamble: The New Play Company, presents the award-winning The Humours of Bandon this summer. 

On the eve of the Irish Open championship, we meet Annie, a 16-year-old Dubliner, as she charts us through the various successes and disappointments of her Irish Dancing life. We share her mind numbing commitment and burning desire to win the Irish Open title. Will she win and, if so, in what way? From the confines of every parochial hall in Ireland, Irish Dancing champions are churned out at a massive rate. Medals and cups build up in drawing rooms and Riverdance swells a national pride, but the public aren’t privy to the blood, sweat and tears that pave the way to the first place podium.

The Humours of Bandon is a coming of age story, full of heart, humour and wisdom, for anyone who had a childhood passion that threatened to overwhelm their life.

The Humours of Bandon premiered at Bewleys Café Theatre @ Powerscourt as part of Show in a Bag an artist development initiative of Dublin Fringe Festival, Fishamble: The New Play Company and Irish Theatre Institute to resource theatre makers and actors. 

This tour is produced by Fishamble: The New Play Company, and supported by Culture Ireland. 

WINNER: Best Theatre Script
Writers’ Guild of Ireland ZeBBie Awards
WINNER of the Little Gem Award
Dublin Fringe Festival 2016
NOMINATED: Best Performer
Dublin Fringe Festival 2016

‘terrific one woman show… both writing and performance are by turns sharp, charming and hilarious… All round, a champion turn.’ 
— The Irish Times

‘…a delight… Margaret Mc Auliffe is a star… sit back and enjoy this emotional rollercoaster ride.’ 
— Broadway Baby


Photo by George Carter

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