Directed by Oonagh Murphy / Composed by Maeve Stone
Dates: 115 March at 8.30pm
In an era of borders, walls, travel bans and escalating far-right ideology, The Mouth of a Shark presents the real-life stories of asylum seekers and Irish emigrants - generations of people, historic and current, who left home due to repressive laws, cultural stigma, dwindling opportunities and persecution.
From acclaimed director Oonagh Murphy, featuring stunning original music from composer Maeve Stone, The Mouth of a Shark counterpoints Irish emigration stories with the contemporary experiences of those seeking asylum here in Ireland, asking us all to bear witness to the many reasons we migrate, and question; Where do we get to call home?
A Change of Address & THISISPOPBABY Co-Production
in association with Wicklow Arts Office and supported by CREATE
WHERE WE LIVE is a ferocious response to the theme of home. It’s a kaleidoscope of stories about what it feels like to live in Dublin and Ireland today, told by some of the best storytellers on the island.
A programme of commissioned theatre pieces, work-in progress showings, dangerous ideas, live art and an exhibition.
We’re taking over the Complex in Smithfield for two weeks to tell funny, devastating, exhilarating and joyous stories that imagine and re-imagine what our city and country could be. We’re creating a TownHall, where discussion should be heated, performance will be red hot, and where opposing views are encouraged.