The Far Side
“Part documentary, part performance, part theatre, it is by turns hilarious and heartbreaking, simple and surreal.” 5 stars – The Irish Times
“Unique voices brought alive by beautifully crafted film-making and an intimate live experience from one of Ireland’s most exciting theatre companies.” Róise Goan (Director, Dublin Fringe Festival)
The Far Side ran for seven days in The Lighthouse Cinema as part of Dublin Fringe Festival 2013.
Contemporary art-making blends with local, personal and popular heritage in a unique and unsentimental cocktail for the here and now. Under the guidance of artist Feidlim Cannon (Brokentalkers), seven performers develop a contemporary, living history exploring the social history of an Irish town through personal recollections of growing up and living there. The global and the local collide through the prism of favourite TV shows, cinema and song celebrating a peoples’ history of themselves. The performance is a real, sometimes surreal, re-presentation of stories, memories and reminiscences.