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13 July 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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An event every 1 day(s) that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 14 July 2016,
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and Once on 20 July 2016,
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Spinal Krapp

A Ulysseyan ‘Stand-up tragedy’ about a manic North Dublin childhood
in the 1980’s

In the land before time, in the recession before this one, a boy grows
up in a crowded family on a crowded housing estate in Dublin 13
(unlucky for some) and responds to his environment with agoraphobia
and escapism. As an adult, he becomes part-comedian, part-story-teller
and part-lunatic,- coating himself in anecdotes, jokes and songs,
trying desperately to divert attention from the more painful episodes
of his childhood. In essence, a ‘Stand-up Tragedy’, the ‘Spinal Krapp’
monologue, illustrates the light side of dark experience and our
inability to hide ourselves with manufactured memory.

Spinal Krapp runs at about sixty-minutes and utilises conventions of
public story-telling, stand-up comedy and serious theatre. All are
mixed together in a multi-textual performance; where a rich and
dazzling array of pop-culture and Irish cultural references are used,
both to evoke an era and also to describe a happy and hilarious
childhood interrupted by tragic circumstance.


13 July 2016
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Kirwan’s Lane Theatre @ Busker Browne’s
Cross Street Upper
Galway, Republic of Ireland
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