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Theatre: The Spider’s House at Project Arts Centre

27 Feb - 7 Mar 2020

Project Arts Centre


  • Audio Description
  • Open Captioning
  • Loop System

A nightmare from a disordered mind.

In this haunted love story Roderick Ford explores the limits of our compassion and the heart’s darkness. Set in a zone at the margins of the monstrous and the human this gothic romance asks what relationships are permissible and who should be denied love.

Will Paulsa and Issy make it to the midnight train in time to escape the labyrinthine city? Or will the bright future that they yearn for be overwhelmed by the dark forces stacked against them?

In this flight of madness not everything is at it seems.

The Spider’s House shines a light on experiences of exclusion and abuse, representing autistic experiences theatrically by reimagining them into gothic forms and questioning our relationship with the shifting nature of what we think of as real.

Roderick Ford is recipient of the REALISE production award for theatre and contemporary dance artists with disabilities. This award is designed to support the production and presentation of ambitious new work by individual artists. It represents an exciting opportunity to present ambitious new work that reflects the complexity of contemporary life in Ireland to a diverse audience.

Audio Described Performances: Friday 6th March, 7:45pm & Saturday 7th March 2:30pm
Captioned Performances: Friday 6th March, 7:45pm & Saturday 7th March 2:30pm

Presented by Arts & Disability Ireland and Project Arts Centre.
Venue: Cube, Project Arts Centre
Dates: 27th February – 7th March 2020
Time: 7.45pm (Matinee 7th March 2.30pm)
Tickets now on sale, price: €14-16

Written by Roderick Ford
Directed by Maisie Lee
Produced by Rachel Bergin
Lighting Design by Stephen Dodd
Sound Design by Carl Kennedy
Set & Costume Design by Deidre Dwyer
Dramaturgy by Pamela McQueen
Movement Direction by Sue Mythen

Cast: Lloyd Cooney, Genevieve Hulme-Beaman, Ronan Leahy.

This Project is supported by Project Arts Centre and Arts & Disability Ireland REALISE award, Dublin City Council, Fishamble’s New Play Clinic and developed at FringeLab.


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Tags: Project Arts Centre, REALISE Production Award, Roderick Ford, The Spider's House


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