The Far Side Elma

Upstate Theatre Project and Feidlim Cannon (Brokentalkers)

11 – 18 September 2013
Light House Cinema, Dublin 7

“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)

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.

The Far Side premiered at Droichead Arts Centre as part of the Drogheda Arts Festival in May 2013.

Facilitated and Directed by: Feidlim Cannon
Videography: Kilian Waters
Sound: Jack Cawley
Production Manager: Marcus Costello

Created and Performed by:
Roisin Bird, Vivienne Byrne, Feidlim Cannon, James Coogan, John Crilly, Gerry Cullen, Elma Finn, Ged Kelly

Supported by:
Clarke’s Bar, Drogheda; Louise Kiely; Sinead McCluskey; Louise Lowe; Paul Hayes; Gerry Cullen; Alan Costello; Carina McGrail; Aoife Ruane; Helen Horgan; Kate Heffernan; Roise Goan; Joe Salvatore; The Cast of ABACUS.

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