MORB Brings DUMMY to Dublin Fringe Festival
From seasoned Dublin Fringe Festival playwright Peter Dunne (Before Colour in 2008, and BROADENING in 2012) comes a dark-hearted new comedy about guilt, trauma and ventriloquism sure to set tongues wagging.
Growing up as children of a celebrity ventriloquist, family problems regularly become front page fodder. Especially when your parent is a national joke. Burned by the glare of the spotlight, Teddy is a recluse, his only companion the dummy on his arm. But when his sister Dolly has a meltdown live on children's television, the family home receives a couple of new house guests. One of them wooden. Throwing tantrums as well as voices, the whole family take to the stage. But which dummy is in control?
Meet the team:
Writer: Peter Dunne Director: Sarah Finlay Set Design: Ciara Murnane Lighting Design: Eoin Lennon Costume Design: Caroline Butler Composer: Sinead Diskin Stage Manager: Caoimhe Regan Produced by: John Dennehy, Peter Dunne & Donncha O'Dea
Cast: Niamh McGrath & Donncha O'Dea
Venue: The Peacock Stage, Abbey Theatre
Dates: Tuesday 11th- Saturday 16th September Preview: 9th September
Time: 6:30pm Matinee: Saturday 16th September 3.15pm
Tickets: €16/€14 concession.
Further info and booking: www.fringefest.com
MORB are a Dublin based professional theatre company focused on fusing theatre and the unknown. Occultist, classic horror fan and writer Peter Dunne founded MORB in 2012 as a means of screening lesser known horror films and bringing together likeminded spooky souls. Recent MORB endeavours include 'Eerie', an audio walking tour of haunted Dublin which thrilled and terrified audiences in Dublins lanes and back squares in 2016.
More About DUMMY:
Puppets are a hugely underrated part of Irish culture. No matter what your generation, all of us could name a favourite Irish puppet: Whether it's Judge from Wanderly Wagon, Bosco in his box, The Den's dynamic duo Zig & Zag and their main bird Dustin the Turkey. Puppetry and the paranormal go surprisingly well together and Dummy aims to be the perfect fusion of the two. Think Podge and Rodge A Scare At Bedtime mixed with the waning art form of ventriloquism and you are on the right track.