‘Close to the Sun’ at Dublin Fringe

Tue 12th September - Sun 17th September
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin: 12-17 September


As part of this year’s Dublin Fringe Festival, Townhall Creative Director Philip Doherty is collaborating with one of Ireland’s most ambitious young theatre companies, The Corps Ensemble, to present a new play, ‘Close to the Sun’, running from September 13th – 17th (previewing September 12) in Dublin’s Smock Alley Theatre.

The play stars Mary Murray (Love/Hate) and is written by Philip Doherty, two-time winner of RTÉ’s prestigious PJ O’Connor Award for new Irish writing and the recent overall winner of the SCRIPTS Ireland’s Playwriting Festival.

Close to the Sun explores the connection between Irish and Australian mythology and gives a voice to a lost generation.

Set in Perth, Australia–Irishman Colin (Jed Murray) prepares for his wedding to Australian sweetheart, Sophie, (Mary Murray) but everything changes when his estranged brother appears, bringing demons from their shared past.

The play is directed by Stephen Darcy, produced by Hillary Dziminski and features a cast of emerging and experienced actors including Michael Bates, Sean Doyle, Neill Fleming, Edwin Mullane, and Toni O’Rourke.

Close to The Sun runs from September 13th -17th, in Dublin’s Smock Alley Theatre, performances at 8:30pm each evening with a matinee performance on Saturday September 17th at 1pm. Preview September 12th.

Tickets are priced at €14 – €16 and can be purchased from smockalley.com or fringefest.com

For further information, interviews or high-res images contact John Kenny, CultureHead, by email on john@culturehead.com, or call  086 070 0440.