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The tour for Three Men Talking About Things They Kinda Know About continues! We are proud to announce our upcoming date in the delightful Riverbank Arts Centre in Kildare on October 10th. Tickets are selling very fast. As you know, every other performance of the show has been sold out, so grab a ticket now while you still can. We are really excited to bring the show to a new audience. Let all the poetry fans in your life know about it!
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The show has come to the end of a remarkable run at ABSOLUT Fringe. When we embarked upon this project we had aspirations and hopes for it, but we couldn’t have anticipated the amazing end result. We are immensely proud of what we have achieved.
Not only did we receive a nomination for the “Little Gem” Fringe Festival award (a staggering achievement in its own right), but we also got a stunning four star review in The Irish Times from Sara Keating. We consider both of these to be a massive honour and are thrilled to be recognised so positively for our work. Not bad for a bunch of ABSOLUT Fringe first timers!
As well as that, every single night of the show was sold out. That blows us away. In a time when people have less money to spend, this show of support meant a huge amount to us all. It was extremely inspiring to see faces old and new every single night at the show. Thanks to you all for being there and sharing in the experience.
In response to the work itself, we received effusive praise, poetic responses and standing ovations. It was profoundly humbling to see that our very personal stories resonated so deeply with so many of you. It took a lot to get up there each night but the response gave us so much back.
The three men up on stage was only part of the story though. We are hugely indebted to our brilliant director, Sarah Brennan, who took a leap of faith in working with us three poets and gave shape to such a powerful piece of drama on the stage. It was a real honour to work with her.
Thanks are also due to our wonderful partners and families who formed part of the stories onstage, as well as supporting us through the many months of writing and rehearsing the show. Without them we would have been adrift. Our love to all of them.
So, what now? Well, we will take some well earned rest and spend some quality time with our loved ones. We will then assess what our options are and perhaps take the show back out there to the public again. Stay tuned to this blog and our respective places and spaces on the web for more information. Three men will talk again…
All photographs by Paul Gaffney (www.paulgaffneyphotography.com). All rights reserved.
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Here is a little teaser trailer for the show (Thanks to Cian McGarrigle for putting the trailer together for us at short notice). Hopefully it gives you a little glimpse into the emotional world of our show. We are busy rehearsing and are really excited about bringing the finished piece to the stage. Thanks to all of you who have wished us luck and expressed an interest in the show. You can get your tickets now from the ABSOLUT Fringe box office in Filmbase or online here
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With the script finally locked down and completed, copy edited and corrected, it is being sent off for the Fishamble New Writing award. Meanwhile we have begun the process of rehearsing the show in earnest. Table read after table read, ironing out the nuances and subtleties of the individual and collective sequences. Watch us now. Drumming the lines into our heads by repeating them on walks into town, sitting in the passenger seat of a late night car journey whispering, stumbling up the stairs with a head full of drinks. Drumming, drumming the beats and rhythms until they are forgotten as lines and just spoken like thoughts. We are almost there, but nowhere close. This is where the hard work starts…
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A sample of Colm Keegan capturing the Dublin zeitgeist in this classic poem.
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A sample of Kalle Ryan in full flight as performer and agitator