The Far Side 2017

Upstate Theatre Project and Feidlim Cannon (Brokentalkers)

22 September 2017
MEXE – Encontro Internacional de Arte e Comunidade, Porto
Supported by Culture Ireland
Sponsored by Brian Browning of Clarke’s Bar, Drogheda

13 November 2015
Acta Community Theatre, Bristol
Supported by Culture Ireland

20 November 2014
Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda

19 November 2014
An Táin Arts Centre, Dundalk

27 April 2014
Podium Van Ijsselmonde, Rotterdam

11 – 18 September 2013
Light House Cinema, Dublin 7

3 May 2013
Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda

“Unique voices brought alive by beautifully crafted film-making and an intimate live experience from one of Ireland’s most exciting theatre companies.” Róise Goan (Director, Dublin Fringe Festival)

“A new standard for community arts and a confirmation that we should always strive for the very very best. I remained totally enthralled until the very last moment.” Eugene van Erven (Director, International Community Arts Festival)

“Part documentary, part performance, part theatre, it is by turns hilarious and heartbreaking, simple and surreal” ★★★★★ The Irish Times

Contemporary art-making blends with local, personal and popular heritage in a unique and unsentimental cocktail for the here and now. Under the guidance of artist Feidlim Cannon (Brokentalkers), seven performers develop a contemporary, living history exploring the social history of an Irish town through personal recollections of growing up and living there. The global and the local collide through the prism of favourite TV shows, cinema and song celebrating a peoples’ history of themselves. The performance is a real, sometimes surreal, re-presentation of stories, memories and reminiscences.

The Far Side premiered at Droichead Arts Centre as part of the Drogheda Arts Festival in May 2013 and was supported in its making by the Arts Council.

Facilitated and Directed by: Feidlim Cannon
Videography: Kilian Waters
Sound: Jack Cawley
Production Manager: Marcus Costello

Created and Performed by:
Roisin Bird, Vivienne Byrne, Feidlim Cannon, James Coogan, John Crilly, Gerry Cullen, Elma Finn, Ged Kelly

Supported by:
Clarke’s Bar, Drogheda; Louise Kiely; Sinead McCluskey; Louise Lowe; Paul Hayes; Gerry Cullen; Alan Costello; Carina McGrail; Aoife Ruane; Niall Kitson; Helen Horgan; Kate Heffernan; Roise Goan; Joe Salvatore; The Cast of ABACUS.

The Far Side from Shoot To Kill on Vimeo.

International Community Arts Festival

Dublin Fringe Festival

Drogheda Arts Festival