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BEAT.

 

AUGUST 31 | 16:30 | DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL TENT | MINDFIELD | ELECTRIC PICNIC

 
 
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BEAT. is back

If every time you leave the house you try to have the most fun you've ever had, how do you know when to go home? A new rap musical following two young men whose views on women, drugs, and each other collide and shatter. It's about "old friend" not meaning "good friend", "better person" not meaning "good person", "less misogynist" not meaning "not misogynist". Original music, light show, three performers who rap what they can't say. It’s gonna be a hell of a party.

Following a sold-out critically acclaimed run at the 2018 Dublin Fringe Festival, BEAT. returns to the stage for a limited engagement at the Samuel Beckett Theatre.

Spry, Considered and sophisticated... Bring this Beat back
★★★★★
— Peter Crawley, The Irish Times
One of the finest shows of the festival
★★★★★
— Laura Marriott, The Review Hub
Extraordinarily well crafted... One of the most important shows of 2018
— Joanna Kelly, Meg
 
 

CAST

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Fionntán Larney

‘A’ / WRITER

Fionntán Larney is a recent graduate of the Lir Academy. He was recently signed by the Macfarlane Chard Agency. He is the writer of BEAT., his debut work in which he also performs in.

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Harry Higgins

‘B’

Harry Higgins is from Dublin and has recently finished a degree in Law and Political Science at Trinity College Dublin. Harry has acted in, and written music for, productions in Players Theatre throughout college. Recent credits include Romeo & Juliet (Debut Festival 2017, directed by Benedict Esdale), BEAT. by Fionntán Larney (Dublin Fringe Festival 2018, directed by Dominic O'Brien) and Wild One by Dominic O'Brien (Players Theatre, directed by Dominic O'Brien).

Martha Breen

‘C’

Martha Breen is from Wicklow and is a recent graduate of The Lir Academy (2018). Before training Martha performed with Dublin Youth Theatre in Spring Awakening adapted by Stefanie Preissner & directed by Gyuri Vidovsky Dublin Theatre Festival 2015, and I've To Mind Her by Shaun Dunne & directed by Gary Keegan, Dublin Theatre Festival 2014. Recent credits include: A Midsummer Night's Dream with Rough Magic Ensemble (Kilkenny Arts Festival 2018, directed by Lynne Parker, ITTA Best Ensemble winner), BEAT. by Fionntán Larney (Dublin Fringe Festival 2018, directed by Dominic O'Brien), A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man adapted by Arthur Riordan with Rough Magic Ensemble (Dublin Theatre Festival & National Tour 2018, directed by Ronan Phelan), Dangerous Liaisons adapted by Will Dunleavy & Benedict Esdale (Scene & Heard Festival 2019, Smock Alley Theatre), Bread Not Profits by Mike Finn (Gúna Nua & Lime Tree Theatre as part of the Limerick Soviet Centenary, directed by Terry O'Donovan).

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DOMINIC O’BRIEN

DIRECTOR

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FIONNTÁN LARNEY

WRITER/COMPOSER

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ISAAC JONES

COMPOSER

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MORGAN BEAUSANG

COMPOSER/SOUND DESIGN

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FENNA VON HIRSCHHEYDT

LIGHTING DESIGN

NATASHA DUFFY

PRODUCTION MANAGER

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JACK SHANLEY

STAGE MANAGER

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JACK FARRELL

PRODUCER

 

IN THE NEWS

 
 
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‘Beat’: A rapping, rhyming throwdown to toxic masculinity

When Lin-Manuel Miranda drew lifeforce from hip-hop to forge his triumphant stage show Hamilton, he sketched…

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