Social media play debuting at Fringe


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BlackCatfishMusketeer by Malaprop, a Dublin-based collective of theatre-makers will debut next week as part of the Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival.

A play focusing on a group of people who get to know each other through screens, BlackCatfishMusketeer is a reflection of the digital age we now live in. The play promises to replicate the feel of the internet if not the look of it, being compellingly weird, totally full-on and cruel as often as it is kind. The characters will deal with complex themes such as doubt, trust, intimacy and the fear of dying alone and being eaten by cats.

BlackCatfishMusketeer will be performed at 6.30pm daily from 19th to 24th of September (with a matinee performance at 3.30pm on the final day) in The Lir Academy at the National Academy of Dramatic Art, Trinity Technology and Enterprise Campus, Pearse Street. It was created by the award-winning makers of last year’s Fringe hit LOVE+ and the cast consists of Aoife Spratt, Ste Murray and Catherine Russell. The play runs for 75 minutes and contains adult themes.

Ticket prices vary between €11, €13 and €15 and tickets can be bought here.

By Kevin Carney