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The Humours of Bandon

An award-winning one-woman coming-of-age play.

Friday May 26 | Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

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May 24th and 26th at Buddies in Bad Time Theatre.

7 PM | 12 +


Presented by Canada Ireland Foundation in association with Fishamble: The New Play Company and Solas Nua


Annie is a 16-year-old Irish Dancer from Dublin and we meet her on the eve of the biggest competition of her life, the Irish Open Championships 1999. 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 coveted 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.


A coming-of-age story, The Humours of Bandon is an award-winning play, full of heart, humour and wisdom, for anyone who had a childhood passion that threatened to overwhelm their life.


WINNER: Best Theatre Script
Writers’ Guild of Ireland ZeBBie Awards

WINNER of the Little Gem Award
Dublin Fringe Festival (2016)

NOMINATED: Best Performer
Dublin Fringe Festival (2016)


“terrific one woman show… by turns sharp, charming and hilarious… All round, a champion turn.’
The Irish Times


‘…a delight… Margaret Mc Auliffe is a star… sit back and enjoy this emotional rollercoaster ride.’
Broadway Baby


Funded by the Arts Council and Culture Ireland

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Funded by

The Arts Council of Ireland

Culture Ireland

Written & Performed by

Margaret Mc Auliffe