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Drag, dance and George Bush: 9 shows to catch at the Tiger Dublin Fringe

We’ve had a look through the programme and picked some of the best shows.

THE TIGER DUBLIN Fringe is going to pounce on the capital from today, and as usual it has a whole host of quirky, hard-hitting and unusual performances in store.

We had a look through the programme to pick out some of the most striking shows, which tackle a range of topics.

Low Lying

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Taking place at a secret Docklands location from 23 – 25 September, this piece “reflects on the shifting landscape and architecture of the Docklands”. The wheelchair-accessible performance will see the team look at what’s left in Ireland after the recession, and involves live music, dance and video.

George Bush and Children 

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Dick Walsh and Pan Pan take exact transcriptions of discussion from TV and radio shows, and set them to movement and a sound score. You’ll hear about everything from George Bush to Spanx. If you thought that politics was a bit like theatre, well, this proves it. Runs 10 – 11 and 12 – 17 September at the Project Arts Centre Cube.

Briefs Factory presents Hot Brown Honey

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Billed as a mashup of dance, music, comedy, circus and striptease, this group of women aim to smash stereotypes and “remix the system” – and they do it all with sass. This is one for those who want a bright and vibrant show that kicks ass, and it runs from 10 – 11 September and 13 – 16 September at the Spiegeltent at Merrion Square.

Reassembled, Slightly Askew

Reassembled, Slightly Askew

Shannon Yee tells the story of what happened when she fell critically ill with a rare brain infection, and had to undergo rehabilitation after an acquired brain injury. The audience will listen to the performance via headphones while lying on a hospital bed. This will be truly immersive. Takes place at the Complex from 13 – 17 September and 20 – 24 September.

Rusangano Family

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Want to see one of Ireland’s best bands? Then head to see this trio (and excellent support band Shookrah) when they play the Spiegeltent at Merrion Square on 18 September. The Limerick band bring together hip hop and soul, add in some socially-conscious lyrics, and do it all with style. Music to make you think – and dance.

The Alison Spittle Show: Dublin Fringe Spectacular!

The Alison Spittle Show (Dublin Fringe Spectacular)

Alison Spittle is one of Ireland’s finest young comedians, and her take on a chat show is whole lot better than some of the ones you can catch on the telly. For starters, she’s a gas ticket. This show will take place on 18 September and will be recorded for her podcast.

The Vaudevillians

The Vaudevillians

If you’re fan of Ru Paul’s Drag Race, you’ll certainly know who Jinkx Monsoon is. She teams up with Major Scales for a show running on 19 and 20 September at the Spiegeltent at Merrion Square. Think “vintage cabaret with a twist of drag” as they become the fictional 1920s duo the Vaudevillains, who are frozen alive – only to wake up and discover pop stars have stolen their music.

Black Pitch Pitch Black

Black Pitch Pitch Black

There’s something about aerial dance that is both alluring and slightly dangerous – so don’t try it yourself, leave it to the professionals. Aerial Cirque are bringing their new show to a dilapidated Victorian building in the city, where they will explore what happens when a woman gets involved in the pitch drop experiment. Takes place from 20 – 24 September.

Dysmorphin Time 

Dysmorphin' Time

Comedian Davey Reilly brings his show about body image and power rangers (the title refers to body dysmorphia) to the Stag’s Head from 19 – 24 September. If you’re interested in the topics of masculinity, bodies, and stand-up comedy, this one’s for you.

Visit the Tiger Dublin Fringe website to see what else is on from 10 – 25 September.

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