Past Show > The Humours of Bandon

May 6, 2023 – May 8, 2023

The Humours of Bandon

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. 

Dates / Tickets / Special Events

May 6, 2023 – May 8, 2023

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

Pay-What-You-Can  Monday at 8pm on May 8

60 minutes with no intermission

Credits / Cast / Crew


Written and performed by Margaret McAuliffe
Direction & Dramaturgy 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


Written and performed by Margaret McAuliffe  
Direction & Dramaturgy by Stefanie Preissner 

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