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Eight characters in search of…

12 Oct

A state-of-the-nation group portrait, ‘Eight’ presents a series of deliciously cynical yet touching snippets of contemporary life, with eight young characters struggling to find glimmers of faith amidst the wholesale cynicism and apathy they face in society.

Sweeping the board at the 2008 Edinburgh Festival, ‘Eight’ went on to rave reviews in London and New York. Now ‘Eight’ will grab Dublin audiences by the short and curlies for an intimate one-week run at T@36 at The Teachers’ Club on Parnell Square.

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Each night, the audience will “direct the show”, voting to determine in which order the eight monologues are performed. Moving from morbidity to hilarity, the characters search for meaning in a morally, spiritually and literally bankrupt world. From Millie, the jolly-hockey sticks prostitute who mourns the loss of the good old British class system, to Miles, a London 7/7 bombing survivor or Danny, an ex-squaddie who makes friends in a morgue; ‘Eight’ looks at what has happened to a generation that have grown up in a world where everything has become acceptable.

Formed around the results of a survey that asked twenty-somethings what defined their generation, Hickson’s play tries to provide answers to their almost unanimous response of ‘apathy’.

ODirected and produced by Emily Maher for La Touche Players

Nightly at 8pm, Tuesday 22nd – Saturday 26th October 2013

Tickets €15 (concessions €12) from Tickets.ie or call 087 367 4544

For updates visit LaTouche.ie or follow us on Twitter @LaTouchePlayers.

An amateur performance by arrangement with Nick Hern Books.

WINNER Fringe First 2008

WINNER The Carol Tambor ‘BEST OF EDINBURGH’ Award 2008

WINNER NSDF Emerging Artists Award

‘Hickson, 23, has already found her voice — and it’s a powerful one’: The New York Times

‘Hickson is a huge writing talent’: The Scotsman

‘A wicked new satirical talent – utterly original – exhilarating’: Christopher Hart: The Sunday Times

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And we’re off!

1 Feb

2013 is off to a great start for La Touche Players. We were overwhelmed with the interest and talent in our recent auditions. Director Barry O’Kelly had a tough job to do to decide his cast from about 60 people. Thanks to all who came along to read for a part. 

We have our cast and rehearsals have started. Meanwhile, if you’d like to help out backstage (tasks include set deisgn, sourcing props and costumes, lighting and sound, as well as publicity and promotion) our first production meeting for the play takes place on Saturday 16th February at 11am in the Teacher’s Club. If you want to get involved, please email latouchesecretary ‘at’ gmail.com and we will add you to the crew mailing list. Thanks!

Cast for ‘The Three Sisters’, running April 9th – 20th 2013 in T@36 at The Teacher’s Club, Parnell Square

Olga – Maria Fitzgerald

Masha – Reidin O’Connor

Irina – Eimear Morris

Andrei – Neil McCourt

Natasha – Laura Freyne

Kulygin – Brian Comaskey

Vershinin – Brian Murray

Tuzenbach – Enda Connaughton

Solyony – Billy Mulligan

Chebutykin – Mark Coney

Fedotik – Richie O’Neill

Ferapont – Martin O’Connor

Anfisa – Emilie Peat

Rode – Trevor Stanley

As a postscript, forget about the IFTAs and the Oscars, awards season starts with La Touche! The annual La Touche awards were presented at our AGM on Monday this week (28th February). Image

The well deserved winners for 2012 were :

Noel McCarthy – Best Director, “The Drowning Room”

Alison Mills – Best Actress, “The Hostage”

Billy Mulligan – Best Actor, “The Drowning Room”