Saturday, January 22, 2011

5 More Sleeps...

Just 5 more sleeps 'til the opening of "A Different Animal" in the Limerick Unfringed.  Then, let the stampede begin!! The show will be in 36 Cecil Street from the 27th-29th of January, at 8.30 each evening.  Tickets €10/€5.  Call 061 319866 to book.

Check out the Unfringed Programme here.
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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Rehearsal Shots

Many thanks to Bud McLoughlin, who took some fabulous photos of Crissy & Marie hard at work in the rehearsal room.  More to be seen on Facebook.  Excitement's ever mounting as showtime approaches!! 
Crissy O Donovan & Marie Boylan in rehearsal for A Different Animal  

Sunday, January 9, 2011

A Different Gameshow

Thanks to everybody who attended our fundraiser in Bentley's Bar on Friday evening.  Despite some unusual misinterpretations (Dear Team Dirty Pretty Things, the 99 ice-cream is not so-called 'because 69 was taken'), you lot appear to be a brainy bunch, and competition was fierce for the Gameshow's Top Spot! We are particularly impressed by those teams that accurately associated KERS with Formula 1 Racing (more info on this available here, if you're interested? No? Aw, why not?!), and knew that Charlie Chaplin wrote the song Smile.  Of course, Willie O'Dea's Moustache and The Wrong End of a Sword were easily identifiable to most, even as Marie Boylan allegedly failed to identify her own father in the crowd (much to the mirth of  her co-host, Liam Quinn).  I think it's safe to say that we were all gobsmacked by Elaine Barrett's incredible winning streak in the raffle department - we just hope that good luck spills over to the Lotto when next you play it Elaine!

Thanks again to our beautiful quiz attendees, to all at Bentley's Bar, and to each and every local Limerick business that generously donated a spot prize to the Wildebeest cause! We had a really great time and successfully raised some spondoolix for our upcoming production of A Different Animal

Eve Stafford: Graphic Design Genius!!

We'd like to extend a warm thank you to our friend Eve Stafford, the very talented Limerick-based Graphic Design Artist & Photographer who not only lent us her expertise in the design of our fabulous new logo, but also designed the image for our up-coming show, A Different Animal (see image in previous blog entry).

We love you, Eve Stafford!!

Thanks again xx

A Different Animal

We're excited to present our second production, A Different Animal, in association with Limerick Unfringed 2011, and with support from Limerick City Council.

It's great to be back!!

A Different Animal is a new play written by Meadhbh Haicéid, and directed by Ciarda Bytyqi-Tobin.   

A young woman receives the strangest of visitors with the blue light of dusk.  A bottle of wine is opened.  Awkwardness turns to passionate fluency.  Dusk lingers, unnaturally.  And in the growing intimacy, something darker also stirs.  Are they really who they say they are? Are they even who they think they are? And what, or who, will remain when dawn steals in?

Written by Meadhbh Haicéid, directed by Ciarda Bytyqi-Tobin, and performed by Marie Boylan and Crissie O’Donovan.  Design by Liam Quinn.

 A Different Animal will preview in 36 Cecil Street, Limerick; January 27th, 28th, 29th at 8.30pm.  Tickets 061 319866.

You can also catch us at:

Neenagh Arts Centre, Town Hall, 1st of Feb. at 8pm. Tickets 067 34900

St. Johns, Listowel, 4th of Feb, at 8pm. Tickets 068 22566

Friars Gate, Killmallock, 5th of Feb at 8pm. Tickets 063 98727

Finally, we will finish up our run in our home away from home at the Town Hall Studio, Galway; February 10th, 11th, 12th at 8.30pm. Tickets 091 569777

Monday, November 1, 2010

Playing and Puddles

John Boylan & Sophie Campbell as Peter & Wendy in The Real World

Thanks to everyone who came to see our first show, The Real World, whether 'twas at the Summer Solstice Festival, La Catedral (Dublin), or Kelly's Bar & Lounge (Galway)... or perhaps you are one of those who braved the monsoons at this year's Electric Picnic and saw us playing in the Theatre Tent on Saturday afternoon.  (By Monday morning, we were less mirthfully playing in puddles in the campsite).  We had a great time with the show, and can safely say that it wouldn't have been the same without ye!

We're hard at work on our next project...