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This Beach / Brokentalkers

  • Mermaid Centre Main Street Bray, County Wicklow Ireland (map)

Brokentalkers are going on an Ireland tour with THIS BEACH! 

The performance is set on a private beach. The beach is inhabited by a family; a European family. They are the owners of the beach. The beach has been ‘in their family’ for generations.

The family represents the entitled class of European. On the beach the family celebrate a wedding, a union between two sides; each of whom can offer something to the other. Security, prosperity, progeny. They give speeches about ancestry, heredity and the notion of union and alliance.

During the wedding celebration, a stranger is washed up on the shore and the family must decide how to deal with this new arrival.

This Beach is a response to the refugee crisis gripping Europe and the notion of the sovereignty of one people over a piece of land, and the lengths people will go to create barriers to entry to their dominion.

“a satire of shrugging consciences, aware of eroding calamities”

The Irish Times  ★★★★

“This timely production makes explicit that denial is rooted in the slipping sands of self-preservation”

exeunt magazine

Written and Directed by Feidlim Cannon and Gary Keegan,

Movement Director Eddie Kay,

Dramaturg Bjarni Johnsson.

Set and Costume Design: Sabine Dargent

Lighting Design: Sarah Jane Shiels

Co-Produced by Goethe Institute, Munich Kammerspiele and Tiger Dublin Fringe.

In residence at the Civic Theatre, Dublin.

Winner: Best Overall Design, Dublin Fringe Festival

Tour dates

10th November Draíocht Arts Centre Blanchardstown, Dublin

13th November Town Hall Theatre Galway

16th-18th November Project Arts Centre, Dublin

23rd  November Pavilion Theatre Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

25th November Lyric Theatre Belfast

27th-29th November Everyman Theatre Cork

1st of December Mermaid Arts Centre Bray, Wicklow

Earlier Event: November 27
This Beach / Brokentalkers
Later Event: November 14