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How to reveal your 'Oh F***' moment in public

Do it with poetry and wit… at the ABSOLUT Fringe 2012 festival. (We’ll tell you ours if you tell us yours…)

SORRY FOR THE asterisks but we didn’t want to shock you off your supper.

If it’s okay with you – tender souls, look away now – we’ll give a show in the ABSOLUT Fringe festival its full title: The Oh Fuck Moment. The show won the Edinburgh Fringe First award last year for its candid examination of those moments in life where you know something has gone very, very wrong.

It is now coming to ABSOLUT Fringe in Dublin – playing at Filmbase in Temple Bar from Sunday, 16 September to Saturday, 22 September. Writers Hannah Jane Walker and Chris Thorpe bare their most cringeworthy moments through a mix of poetry and conversation (which, according to this Guardian review of the show at Edinburgh, encourages the audience to do likewise).

Walker and Thorpe reckon you should see the show “if you’ve every stood on a rake. Or accidentally made party cocktails with bleach. Or locked yourself in a shed… Or put your tongue in the wrong person’s mouth. Or put your tongue in what you thought was the right person’s mouth and it turned out to be the wrong person’s mouth”.

We’re sure you could add your own worst moments to that list (I know we can – they often seem to involve sending a text to the person the text is about).

We’d love to hear yours… leave in the comments section – if you dare.

See what else is going on at ABSOLUT Fringe at They have a handy free iPhone app available to download here.

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