Friday, August 05, 2011

Launch of Absolut Fringe

Fringe Benefits: 1. Natalie Radmall Quirke & Sara Jane Quigley; 2. Helen McNulty, Richard Walsh, Martin Sharry & Anna Wolfe; 3. Niamh McCann & Nyree Yergainharsian.
(Pix. Brian McEvoy)

Over 1000 fans of art, music, comedy, performance and theatre descend on the ‘Top Of The Town’ in Parnell Square for the launch of ABSOLUT Fringe which takes place from the 10th to 25th September 2011.

ABSOLUT Fringe runs city-wide throughout Dublin this September showcasing the freshest theatre, live gigs and performances, with 90 artists and companies presenting 460 performances of nearly 100 events spanning theatre, dance, music, live and visual arts in 40 venues across Dublin. This skillfully curated festival programme will provoke, amuse, astound, enrage, inspire, entertain and defy all expectations.

Among the eclectic mix of guests were Director of the Gate Theatre Michael Colgan OBE, Savage Eye star Sonya Kelly, RTE’s Aoibhin Garrihy & Liana O’Cleirigh, Una Carmody, Chairperson of the Festival Board of Directors, Emma Donnellan of Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard and festival director RĂ³ise Goan.

With ticket prices starting at just €3 and never exceeding €20 (for a single ticket), ABSOLUT Fringe 2011 from September 10 – 25 will make you braver, stronger and your world a much happier place to be in.