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colour photo- rehearsals on the Peacock stage

Theatre: The Spider’s House at Project Arts Centre

28 Feb - 7 Mar 2020

Project Arts Centre


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A nightmare from a disordered mind, Roderick Ford’s gothic romance, The Spider’s House, is a love story combined with a ghost story and a flight from madness. It’s a tense and gripping race against time for survival and a future by a young outsider couple and their baby-to-be.

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.

Presented by Arts & Disability Ireland and Project Arts Centre.
Venue: Cube, Project Arts Centre
Dates: 28th February – 7th March 2020
Time: 7.45pm (Matinee 2.30pm)
Price: €14-16

Banner image: Dramaturg Sarah Baxter, Ruth Lehane as Yulia, Áine Ní Laoghaire as Neon, Cara Christie as Caoimhe and Stephanie Dufresne as Ob Gob in rehearsals before a reading of Roderick Ford’s Ob Gob in the Abbey Theatre (Peacock Stage), Friday, July 28th, 2017. Photo credit: Louis Haugh

Stephanie Dufresne as Ob Gob in a rehearsed reading of Roderick Ford's Ob Gob in the Abbey Theatre (Peacock Stage), Friday, July 28th, 2017. Photo credit: Louis Haugh

Winning the Realise Production Award was a delight; especially as Project is the ideal venue for my gothic play The Spider’s House.

Roderick Ford, playwright

Roderick Ford reads from a volume of his poetry in the Irish Writers Centre. Photo credit: Iggy McGovern


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