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Dublin Oldschool

an award-winning play by Emmet Kirwan

National Theatre 21 October Dorfman Season Tues Jan 24 - Tues Jan 31 8.00pm 2017. Limited seating.

The production will continue to tour in the UK and Ireland in 2017, with seasons in Australia and Canada planned for 2018.

Booking opens at the National Theatre on 21 October Dorfman season Tues Jan 24 - Tues Jan 31 2017 following a sell out Edinburgh season.

This award-winning dark comedy is about brothers, Dublin and dance music. The cast are Emmet Kirwan and Ian Lloyd Anderson. Together they play 17 characters. It is directed by Phillip McMahon with lighting by Sarah Jane Shiels and sound by Ivan Birthistle. The playtext was published by Bloomsbury Methuen in January 2016. Dublin Oldschool is presented by Project Arts Dublin in association with Soho Theatre. Perfs Wed 3 Aug - Sun 28 Aug 1.00pm (ex 10, 15 & 22 Aug)

Link to the trailer:

Join wannabe DJ Jason on a chemically enhanced trip through the streets of Dublin, moving from one misguided misadventure to another. Somewhere between the DJs, drug busts and hilltop raves, he stumbles across a familiar face from the past: his brother Daniel. Daniel is an educated, homeless addict. They haven't spoken in years but, over a lost weekend, they reconnect and reminisce over tunes, trips and their city. Dark comedy, family drama and spoken word odyssey, Dublin Oldschool snaps, crackles, raps and rhymes. Two brothers living on the edge, but how long can this buzz last?

Emmet Kirwan is best known for writing and staring in the Irish TV cult comedy series 'Sarah and Steve'. He was in 'Juno & the Paycock' at the Gate earlier this year, and films include 'Pursuit' with Brendan Gleeson and the Award winning '71' with Jack O'Connell.

Ian Lloyd Anderson was Dean in the long running TV series Love/Hate, He is Jack Clitheroe in the Abbey Theatre production of 'The Plough and the Stars' which will tour the US in the autumn.

Director Phillip McMahon is half of pop culture outfit THISISPOPBABY and has directed Panti:High Heels In Low Places Traverse Theatre August 8 - 20.

Dublin Oldschool performed at the Vodafone Comedy Tent along with Al Porter and Abandoman at the Body & Soul Festival. Ballinlough Castle, Co. Westmeath, Ireland 17-19 June 2016

Dublin Oldschool has played 2 sell out seasons at Project Arts Dublin, plus at the Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival and in Cork. Ian Lloyd Anderson & Emmet Kirwan were joint winners, Best Performer Award, Tiger Dublin Fringe 2014.

"Exceptional acting squared with exceptional writing...unmissable" ★★★★★ Sunday Times

"Kirwan's late night trip through the city makes for incredible theatre" ★★★★★ Evening Herald

"...the pace is electrifying, the atmosphere crackling with energy, and the stage alive with an exhilarating love for language itself. Highly recommended." ★★★★ Sunday Business Post.

14 July 2018