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Theatre: The Spider’s House at Project Arts Centre

27 Feb - 7 Mar 2020 (Past)

Project Arts Centre

In a city filled with twists and turns, where nothing is ever quite what it seems, welcome to a nightmare from a disordered mind.

Written by Roderick Ford
Directed by Maisie Lee

Premiering on the 29th of February at Project Arts Centre and presented by a host of some of Ireland’s most exciting artists, The Spider’s House explores the limits of our compassion and the heart’s darkness.

In his debut play award winning poet Roderick Ford asks what relationships are permissible and who should be denied love? Directed by Maisie Lee this dark and twisting tale is a powerful exploration of the importance of human connection. When isolation becomes the norm, hallucinations become common place.

Paulsa and Issy are packing their bags; they’re escaping to a place of their own, away from the winding city filled with dark alleys and shadows in every corner. With a cast of Lloyd Cooney, Genevieve Hulme – Beaman and Ronan Leahy audiences can expect a gripping, startlingly honest tale of love and chaos, told with passion and empathy.

Roderick Ford is the winner of Arts & Disability Ireland and Project Arts Centre’s REALISE Award. This production award was designed to support the production and presentation of ambitious new work by individual artists with disabilities. Arts & Disability Ireland and Project Arts Centre have a long history of supporting artists and are working together to support artists with disabilities to produce high-quality work for presentation.

For Project Arts Centre, this is an exciting opportunity to extend its supports for artists, and to present ambitious new work that reflects the complexity of contemporary life in Ireland to a diverse audience. This award is supported by the Project 50 Commissioning Fund.

Venue: Project Arts Centre, Cube, Essex Street, Dublin 2
Performances: 29th February-6th March 7:45pm
Matinee: 7th March 2:30pm
Previews: 27th & 28th of February
Audio described and captioned performances: Friday 6th March, 7:45pm & Saturday 7th March 2:30pm

Tickets: €18/ €14 now on sale
Box office email: box-office@projectartscentre.ie
Box office phone: 01 881 9613

Written by Roderick Ford
Directed by Maisie Lee
Lighting Design by Stephen Dodd
Set and Costume Design by Deirdre Dwyer
Sound Design by Carl Kennedy
Dramaturgy by Pamela McQuinn
Movement Direction by Sue Mythen

Paulsa: Lloyd Cooney
Issy: Genevieve Hulme – Beaman
Silas: Ronan Leahy

Funded by Arts & Disability Ireland and Project Arts Centre’s REALISE Award and Dublin City Council.

Supported by Fishamble’s New Play Clinic and developed at FringeLab.


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