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Saturday 4 February 2023 Dublin: 11°C
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Not sure what to see at the Tiger Fringe? Let us help
Dance, theatre, or zombies? We help you decide.

THERE’S SO MUCH to see during the Tiger Dublin Fringe that it’s bound to be a little confusing for some.

In one way, it’s brilliant that there are tens of fantastic shows from a range of genres to go see. But narrowing down which shows are for you can be a little difficult.

So we’ve chosen 12 shows, across a range of genres, to help you on your way… don’t forget there are even more where these came from.

“I want to see something that’s funny, but has depth”

Sonya falls in love, and her Australian partner wants to move to Ireland… so now they have to prove it to the government, and secure that all-important Visa. From the woman behind The Wheelchair on My Face (below).

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“I want to escape from reality for a while”

We’re told this is a “divine mix of circus, comedy and cardboard”. Weird and wonderful.

For years man has looked to the heavens for inspiration and guidance. But now the heavens have come to him.

“I want to see a show by an Irish comedian”

She does, so she can bring her runaway hit show to next year’s Fringe. You might recognise Alison from RTÉ’s So You Think You’re Funny.

Semi-naked comedy that will motivate you.

“I want to see up-and-coming talent”

This showcases new plays by the graduating MFA playwrights frm Trinity College Dublin’s Lir Academy… so you can say you saw their work before they got really famous.

“I want to see a show in an unusual location”

Explore Beckett’s work in a city-centre location:

Shoot To Kill / Vimeo

Yep, it’s a drive-in dance piece in a car park – plus a marching band. You don’t see the likes of this very often.

George Orwell’s 1984 inspires this one-night-only event that takes place in a four-star hotel. Get ready for Groupthink.

“I want to do something different”

Want to try something different? Then make your way to Deep Aerobics, where Miguel Gutierrez gets you to work out on a dance floor. Sounds rather amazing.

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“I want to see something that involves music”

Local promoters bring electronic duo Clu and their audio/visual show to The Button Factory

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You’ve never heard vocals like Tanya Tagaq’s before, and the Canadian singer bases her voice on traditional Inuit throat-singing. She’s worked with the likes of Bjork and Mike Patton.

“I love zombies”


(PS: This is an all-night event for which you bring your pyjamas and a sleeping bag. Amazing.)

Video: ‘At the time, there were few plays that expressed what I was thinking’>

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