It's Not About Love

Megan Riordan
Modern Juliette in flower crown and biker jacket looking out wistfully from a balcony window, with a Buckfast beside her.
Photo: Adam Matthews

Making Strange

Romeo and Juliet: two households. A balcony. Baz Luhrmann, Dire Straits, the Junior Cert. Why is this story so ubiquitous? Why do we use it as a shorthand for romance when it’s about two teenagers and — spoiler alert — it doesn’t end well?

Directed by Aoife Spillane-Hinks, all-star Megan Riordan performs an eclectic cabaret extravaganza on the nature of love, presence, consciousness, grace and acting as a vessel. How do forces bigger than ourselves move through us? And how might we harness them rather than be at their mercy?


Supported by the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon and Dublin City Council. Developed at FRINGE LAB with the support of Dublin Fringe Festival.

Please note: contains themes of suicide.

Venue has limited wheelchair accessibility, please contact our box office prior to booking.

17 September

18 - 21 September
€15 / €13 conc.

22 September
€15 / €13 conc.


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