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What's on?

Here are some of the highlights from this month's Dublin Fringe Festival

Want to go to a show? Here’s some help picking which one.

DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL is a highlight of the capital’s cultural calendar each year – and the 2017 line-up has even more wonderful, weird and warm shows for you to enjoy.

We’ve had a look through the catalogue and picked out some of our highlights – but don’t forget to look at the official website to see everything that’s on offer. There’s something for all tastes.

Comedian Alison Spittle will soon be on our screens with a new RTÉ comedy, so here’s a chance to see her work on stage. Continuing the theme of her previous show, Alison Spittle Discovers Hawaii, she looks at what it’s like to live with an anxious mind.

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Described as “part rave, part theatre” and with strobe lights, nudity and adult themes, this looks like one intriguing show. From Conflicted Theatre.

Journalist and disability activist Louise Bruton looks at sex and disability in this one-woman show about stereotypes and sexuality.

American comedian Erin McGathy brings us a murder mystery in which she plays every character.

Sahar Ali looks at ”Irishism, Arabism and racism” in her one-woman show which tells stories through poetry, music and comedy.

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Musician I Have A Tribe brings together five musicians for this musical event – expect audience participation and impromptu choirs.

A show that looks at the experiences of women in Ireland as they travel to have a termination, by recreating the typical waiting room they will encounter in the UK.

“Sophie works in a shop. She suffers from an irrational fear of eggs. Her nipples are behaving strangely and a black hole has appeared in her neighbourhood that could be / probably is a pervert.” So goes the description of Hannah Mamalis’s new black comedy about whales, black holes and eggs.

This site-specific piece, written by Karen Cogan, will be performed just off Baggot St – it’s about a Cork woman trapped in a Dublin flat, and you get up close to her life in this performance.

Shenoah Allen (Pajama Men) brings this story of an American outcast to the stage.  We’re told to “strap in for a surreal comedy-explosion about life, isolation, and not taking prisoners”.

Another one for music fans – this is described as “part gig, part interview, with newly written compositions and words by Cameron Macaulay and Rachel Gleeson”, which is a “quirky, tongue in cheek meditation on the malaise and neurosis afflicting a generation of twenty something ‘creatives’”.

Known for putting on some very fine cinema-themed events, Film Fatale brings Closing Night to Liberty Hall on 15 and 16 September. It’s described as “ribald, racy, compellingly hilarious”. One for fans of cabaret, vaudeville, and a good night out.

Dublin Fringe Festival runs from 9 – 24 September.

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