28th August 2019

POPbasers and PopBabies at Dublin Fringe

It’s less than two weeks til Dublin Fringe 2019 and things are hotting up around the city! Artists all over town are putting the final touches on their new works and our POPbase crew is no different – read on to find out a little more about what they’re up to…

POPbaser and long-time THISISPOPBABY collaborator Alma Kelliher is putting together a super special LUX ALMA gig at Lost Lane: a night of songs on the theme of female power and mythology, featuring her signature dreamy pop harmonies and pulsing sound design.
With help from a brilliant creative and design team, this electro-folk music odyssey will be like no gig you’ve been to before.

Next up is Seán Kennedy, whose show Nine Weeks looks at Seán’s journey to Australia to visit his terminally ill mother, and the aftermath of that journey. A classically trained tenor, Seán is working with acclaimed composer Amanda Feery and a choral ensemble led by Julie Shanley to bring this story of love and vulnerability to life. We think this is going to be a powerful and gorgeous show!

Producers can be POPbasers too! Producer and artist Liza Cox is working on two Dublin Fringe shows: Lords of Strut Champions of Dance and MOOP.
In Champions of Dance, RIOT favourites Famous Séamus and Seántastic are back with a a dance-fantasy-opera of the origin story of Lords of Strut, while MOOP is a physical theatre performance for ages 5+ that takes fun very seriously. If you like fun, great moves and a healthy dose of silliness, then these shows are for you.

Our final POPbaser is Dee Griffin, performing as Headonbody, whose solo dance show SOUP is a bizarre, sad and comic collage on the process of grief. An exciting collaboration with sound designer Craig Cox and textile artist threadstories, you can catch it in the gorgeous gothic-revival surroundings of Dublin Castle’s Chapel Royal. A killer show in a killer venue.

As well as the POPbasers, THISISPOPBABY Associate Producers Carla Rogers and Deirdre Molloy are also gearing up for the Fringe, working with even more familiar faces! Carla is producing It’s Not About Love, a heartbreak heart-make mixtape cabaret from RIOT Siren Megan Riordan, while Deirdre is working with RIOT strongman Ronan Brady on his circus duet How to Square a Circle, featuring Aisling Ní Cheallaigh.

If you’re not sure what to see at Dublin Fringe, these shows are great place to start! Stay tuned for more recommendations next week, or check out the rest of the programme at fringefest.com