Revolver was presented as a one-off live event in the Light House Cinema as part of Darklight’s ten year anniversary in October 2009.

“Niall Sweeney’s Revolver was genius
… inspiring, unusual, thoughtful and fun”


— The Irish Times’ cultural highlights 2009

Embarking from a Dublin of a near-distant memory— with its burgeoning cultures of clubbing, digital media, and DIY — graphic artist and visionary Niall Sweeney takes you loop-the-loop round a world viewed through glasses tinted with his particular bent.

Condensing two decades into a two hour performance, Sweeney presents an evening of story cycles and graphic travelogues in words, pictures and music. From suspending giant babies, basking sharks, drag queens and himself over a variety of dancefloors, scandalising the front pages of the papers, and honing the blades of cutting-edge queer culture to celebrating inner-city communities as different kinds of animal, making tiny staircases in and out of books, attending dinner parties with spacemen, and time-travelling with pop artists…

Expect stories of incident in confabulations of the high- and low-brow past/present/future, some transgression, Sean-nós and a few grams of synesthesia. Sweeney will be joined on the night by some heroines and muses…and there’s the chance of a little puppetry.

An evening of story cycles and graphic travelogues in words, pictures and music created by Niall Sweeney. From suspending giant babies, basking sharks, drag queens and himself over a variety of dancefloors, scandalising the front pages of the papers, and honing the blades of cutting-edge queer culture to celebrating inner city communities as different kinds of animal, making tiny staircases in and out of books, attending dinner parties with spacemen, and time-travelling with pop artists.

Created & Performed by: Niall Sweeney
Produced by: Jennifer Jennings
Performed by: Tony Flynn, Tony Walsh, Panti, Shirley Temple Bar, Jennifer Jennings & Phillip McMahon
Stage Manager: Colm Keane
Production Photography: Fiona Morgan