The Macushla Ballroom was situated like the stem of a shamrock between Foley St, Amiens St and Buckingham St in the bruised but not broken heart of Dublin’s North Inner City. Once a dance hall haunt in a Dublin long gone, it went on to become a Bingo Hall that was almost as cherished by locals as the late, great inner city hero Stephen Gately, until its closure in the mid 90’s.
Gertrude Kelly was given one true purpose in life, to be a bingo caller at the Macushla. When she’s up there? She’s untouchable. All her memories and her scars, they dance away into the stars. As this immersive, (melo)dramatic game of bingo progresses, Gert’s story begins to fray.
An in-development showing of a new play from TKB, directed by Ronan Phelan.
A THISISPOPBABY Production in partnership with Axis Ballymun and Draíocht.
Photo credit Ali Waters
FULL PROGRAMME HERE
WHERE WE LIVE TEAM
THISISPOPBABY Directors Jennifer Jennings & Phillip McMahon
Festival Producer Lara Hickey
Marketing Manager & Associate Producer Carla Rogers
Associate Producer Natalie Hans
Production Managers Aisling Mooney & Éanna Whelan
Publicity and PR Conleth Teevan
Production Designer Emmett Scanlon
Lighting Designer Sarah Jane Shiels
Graphic Design Pony Ltd.
Festival Intern Elissavet Chatzinota
THISISPOPBABY General Manager Claire O’Neill