Beowulf: The Blockbuster

BeowolfMar 31 – Apr 12

Written & Performed by Bryan Burroughs
Developed & Directed by David Horan
***** Irish Times, ***** Sunday Times, ***** The Public Reviews

Beowulf:The Blockbuster is A Show in a Bag Production.


Tickets: €10
Bookings: 087-1129970

A father’s final chance to connect with his son. A boy with a film-soaked imagination takes a cinematic journey through an ancient tale brought to vivid life in this one-man stage spectacular. Featuring bullet time explosions, Spielbergian monsters, John Williams theme tunes and the original superhero; this is physical, comic and vibrant theatre from one of Ireland’s most skilled performers.

Tragic. Funny. EPIC. Don’t miss it.”   ★★★★★ Sunday Times

“No props, gimmicks or special effects – just brilliant theatre”★★★★★ Irish Times

A class act … genuine goosebumps.”★★★★★ The Public Reviews

Starring Irish Times Award Winning Actor, Bryan Burroughs

Directed by Edinburgh Fringe First Winner, David Horan

Beowulf: The Blockbuster is a Show in a Bag production.

Show in a Bag production is an artist development initiative of Dublin Fringe Festival, Fishamble:The New Play Company and Irish Theatre Inistitute to resource theatre makers and actors.

Bryan Burroughs.   Bryan trained at the Samuel Beckett Theatre in Trinity College. Theatre highlights as an actor include: Johnny Patterson The Singing Irish Clown (Barabbas) Irish Times Theatre Award Best Supporting Actor 2009, A Christmas Carol (The Ark), Act Without Words II (Company SJ) in NYC, Dublin & London, The Blanch (Carpet), Can You Catch A Mermaid? (The Pavilion), The Children of Lir (Abbey), My Foot My Tutor (Articulate Anatomy) Absolut Fringe Award 2004 Best Actor; and for television The Beo Show (RTE). As director, Fight Night (Rise) double award winner Absolut Fringe 2010. As movement director, Zoe’s Play (The Ark), Macbeth (Second Age), Fool For Love (Peacock), Myrmidons (Ouroborus). Bryan has taught movement at Trinity College Dublin, Accademia dell’Arte in Italy and currently teaches Physical Theatre at The Lir.

David Horan.   David’s directing highlights include: These Halcyon Days by Deirdre Kinahan (Edinburgh Fringe First Winner/DTF 2012), Moment by Deirdre Kinahan (Bush Theatre, London), Hue and Cry by Deirdre Kinahan (Project and Solstice Arts Centres), Pineapple by Phillip McMahon (Calipo), Macbeth and Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel (Second Age), Dear Frankie by Niamh Gleeson (Gaiety Theatre), In The Pipeline, a new play by Gary Owen (Paines Plough/Oran Mor Theatre, Glasgow), The Death of Harry Leon, a new play by Conall Quinn (Ouroboros Theatre Company and Winner of the Stewart Parker Award for Best New Play 2009), Danti-Dan by Gina Moxley and Way to Heaven by Juan Mayorga (Galloglass), Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka (Once-Off Productions, part of the Rep Experiment), Wallflowering by Peta Murray (TallTales), Can You Catch A Mermaid? and Peter Pan (Pavilion Theatre @ Christmas), The World’s Wife, Lady Susan, To Kill A Dead Man, and the award-winning Tick my Box! (all with Inis Theatre). David is also an IFTA Award Winning Screenwriter and Artistic Director of Bewley’s Café Theatre.

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