Photo (c) George Carter
Photo (c) George Carter

Fishamble's THE HUMOURS OF BANDON by Margaret McAuliffe - Photos by Maria Falconer

The Humours of Bandon

CIACLA is proud to be a presenting partner of ‘The Humours of Bandon’, a FISHAMBLE: THE NEW PLAY COMPANY production at Odyssey Theatre Ensemble in Los Angeles, running from May 6 - 8th 2023.

May 6 at 8pm  | May 7 at 3pm  |  May 8 at 8pm

Tickets $25 | Age Rating 12+ 

The Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, 2055 S Sepulveda Blvd, LA, 90025

60 minutes with no intermission 

On the eve of the Irish Open championship, we meet Annie, a 16-year-old Dubliner, as she charts us through the various successes and disappointments of her Irish Dancing life. We share her mind numbing commitment and burning desire to win the Irish Open title. Will she win and, if so, in what way? 

From the confines of every parochial hall in Ireland, Irish Dancing champions are churned out at a massive rate. Medals and cups build up in drawing rooms and Riverdance swells a national pride, but the public aren’t privy to the blood, sweat and tears that pave the way to the first place podium. 

The Humours of Bandon is a coming of age story, full of heart, humour and wisdom, for anyone who had a childhood passion that threatened to overwhelm their life. 

The Humours of Bandon premiered at Bewleys Café Theatre @ Powerscourt as part of Show in a Bag an artist development initiative of Dublin Fringe Festival, Fishamble: The New Play Company and Irish Theatre Institute to resource theatre makers and actors.

WINNER: Best Theatre Script

Writers’ Guild of Ireland ZeBBie Awards

WINNER of the Little Gem Award

Dublin Fringe Festival 2016

NOMINATED: Best Performer

Dublin Fringe Festival 2016

​★★★★★Broadway Baby

★★★★ The Times

★★★★ Edinburgh Guide

★★★★ The List

★★★★ The Scotsman

5 Stars ‘…a delight… Margaret McAuliffe is a star… sit back and enjoy this emotional rollercoaster ride.’ Broadway Baby 

4 Stars ‘…absorbing… witty and poignant, this is a story that invites you to climb inside and enjoy the ride, told by a performer who has lived and breathed the world she so expertly conveys.’ The Scotsman 

4 Stars  ‘…wonderful… you must see this show!’ The Irish Times 

Written & Performed by Margaret Mc Auliffe

Directed by Stefanie Preissner

Set Design by David Fagan

Lighting Design by Eoin Winning

Script Development by Gavin Kostick

Dramaturgical Assistant Jo Halpin

Produced by Cally Shine

Production Coordinator Ronan Carey

Marketing Dafni Zarkadi & Allie Whelan