SYDNEY – MELBOURNE – NEW YORK
RIOT, the jaw-dropping theatrical sensation and winner of Best Production at the 2016 Dublin Fringe Festival, traversing the globe, making stops at Sydney Festival, Melbourne Arts Centre and New York City at Skirball Arts Center in partnership with the Irish Arts Center.
RIOT is a disorderly cocktail of wild theater, gut-punching spoken word, banging jigs, slapstick comedy and eye-popping circus that leaves audiences dazzled and dizzy. RIOT is both party and politic, a love letter of hope to the future, a clarion call on the state of the nation and a divine celebration and a blunt criticism of the world today. The all-star cast includes Queen of Ireland Panti Bliss, Megan Riordan, star of Once – The Musical, and circus superstars Lords of Strut.
SYDNEY FESTIVAL 5 – 28 JANUARY 2018 / TICKETS
MELBOURNE ARTS CENTRE 31 JANUARY – 9 FEBRUARY 2018 / TICKETS
NEW YORK SKIRBALL CENTER 15 – 17 FEBRUARY 2018 / TICKETS
“Beg, borrow or steal a ticket”
The Reviews Hub
“An unadulterated celebration of skill, passion and possibility”
The Arts Review
“A love poem of hope from the heart to the future”
The Sunday World
“Thrilling, exhilarating, uplifting and unique”
“Surpassed all expectations…truly remarkable”
The Daily Mail
“Gorgeous, with glitter on top”
THISISPOPBABY, self-described “theatre makers, club creatives and good time gurls” lands somewhere between pop culture, counter culture, queer culture and high art. Founded in 2007, the Dublin-based company has played to sell-out crowds and critical acclaim throughout Ireland and around the world. In addition to making small and large-scale theatre and musicals, THISISPOPBABY has also produced alternative performance arenas at outdoor music festivals and created Ireland’s queer arts festival, Queer Notions.
With RIOT, THISISPOPBABY present their most entertaining show to date, uniting the hottest stars of Irish stage and screen in this glittering roulette of the brilliant, brazen and downright bizarre.
Created & Directed by Jennifer Jennings and Phillip McMahon.
RIOT with THISISPOPBABY
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