SOUP - Headonbody

Soup - Deirdre Griffin. Photo by Craig Cox
Soup - Deirdre Griffin. Photo by Craig Cox


€14/€12 (10% online booking discount).


19:30pm to 21:00pm


Thu 12 Mar '20


Dance Limerick Performance Space, St Johns Church, Johns Square

Soup is a kinetic shrine to a lost parent and an absurd meditation on the process of grief. It exists inside a fey mirror world built out of vegetables, polysterene heads, the kitchen table and inhabited by a sinuous doppelgänger. Performed with mutant physicality, it is simultaneously brutish, sensual, ridiculous and vulnerable. It see-saws between hilarious and harrowing as it reaches for a shared state of catharsis with the audience.

A post show discussion follows the performance.

Nominated for RADICAL SPIRIT AWARD and BEST PERFORMER at Dublin Fringe Festival 2019

'A take down of the conventions of the dinner-party....a David Lynch scene of domesticity' - TN2 Magazine

'Soup is a genre-bending performance that rewrites familiar experiences in thrilling, intimate new ways' - Ruth McGowan, Dublin Fringe Director.

Performed by Deirdre Griffin
Sound Design by Craig Cox
Costume pieces by threadstories

Original production supported by Dance Ireland, Dance Limerick, Arts Council of Ireland, Dublin Dance Festival and by THISISPOPBABY's POPbase Scheme



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