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Theatre: Smashing Barrier’s Dead or Alive on tour

22 Nov - 3 Dec 2019

axis: Ballymun and Rua Red, Tallaght

How far would you go to be in control of your life? If your freedom was threatened, would you fight? How far would you go to be in control of your life?

Dead or Alive is an epic adventure that challenges how disability is viewed in Ireland. It is an innovative theatre performance that tackles serious social change with high spirits, humour, and bank robbery.

Dead or Alive is a devised performance by the Smashing Barriers Drama Collective, an inclusive theatre project engaging with the barriers disabled people face in their daily lives, while also celebrating the participants’ richness of experience, tenacity, and humour.

In collaboration with Kate Harris, Theatre Maker, members of Smashing Barriers: Drama Collective created and scripted a play called ‘Dead or Alive’ that tells the story of disabled people in a different way and from a Social Model of Disability perspective. We first performed our play to a packed audience in Ballyfermot where we are based in 2018. We are really excited… we are now on Tour and want to let everyone know where you can see this innovative, funny, serious and thought provoking piece.

Ticket Information: 

Rua Red Tallaght, Friday 22nd November, 2019, 1pm and 7pm.

axis Ballymun, Tuesday 3rd December 2019, 1pm.

For more information contact Maureen at 085-2277033 or

Categories: Audiences

Tags: axis: Ballymun, Dead or Alive, Kate Harris, RUA RED, Smashing Barriers, Theatre

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