Written and Directed by Grace Dyas, HEROIN is the story never told -about the new republic, - about the people that society has left behind – the story of what was built and then demolished. It’s the big one, the bad one, the one you never thought you’d try. It’s everything that ever happened, the words that were never spoken and how the ones we voted for, kicked us in the teeth. Winner of 2010’s Spirit of the Fringe Award at Absolut Fringe, THEATREclub’s visionary production is a hard-hitting investigation charting 40 years of heroin use & abuse in Ireland.
"We are fuck ups and we are fucking it up. There’s dust in our mouths, we’re breaking our windows, we can’t remember who we’re voting for. We’ve collapsed all our veins so we’re standing up and shouting. We’re getting the fuck out of here. We’re reefing off our rings and buying more gear."
Strong language & adult content - over 16’s.
HEROIN was developed in collaboration with the staff and clients of Rialto Community Drug team over a two year residency at the centre and presented at ABSOLUT Fringe (2010) with support from The Arts Council, Dublin City Council, CREATE and Project Arts Centre.THEATREclub are part of PROJECT CATALYST, an initiative of Project Arts Centre.
THEATREclub are Shane Byrne, Doireann Coady and Grace Dyas. They came together in November 2008. They've been making shows since then and people have been liking them, and coming to them, in their thousands.
Dur: 90 mins (no interval)
"THEATREclub's fiercely-realised production of HEROIN manages to convey the needle and Irish society's wilful ignorance of the damage done ..." Irish Theatre Magazine
"[The show] effectively charts the rise of heroin, and society’s inability to deal with it, from the late 1970s to the present day ... this is a tough play about hard times and a horrible existence that is handled with skill and ambition." The Irish Times
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