- 25 Jul 23
Comedians Matthew Tallon and Cian Jordon bring their satirical take on the state of Dublin to this year's Fringe Festival.
Once home to a thriving cultural centre with unique establishments and cultural landmarks, Dublin has become a hollowed out husk of its former self filled with chain pubs, schlock, and grifters looking to cache in on Dublin's cultural caché, according to these two at least.
Comedians Matthew Tallon and Cian Jordan will return to Dublin Fringe Fest this year with a "daring, biting, and wonderfully bizarre" commentary on the state of Dublin city in a play called DublinLand.
The play is set in a dystopian future wherein the Taoiseach has sold the city of Dublin to a billionaire for a quick buck and had it turned into a theme-park parody of itself.
In DublinLand, Tallon and Jordan "seek to explore the uniquely modern sense of social alienation that comes when a city starts to feel like a performance of itself. When your own identity is for sale, and you can only barely afford it.
"The only way to approach a social situation that feels so ridiculous is to create an equally ridiculous stage show," reads the press release.
"This play gives a voice to the discomfort we’ve all been feeling as the city gets sold from underneath us, while offering a cathartic comedic outlet for our collective outrage."
Tallon and Jordan have both previously performed at Fringe Fest, with Tallon nominated for Comedian of the Year by Hot Press for three consecutive years.
Tallon rose to prominence with his viral TikTok series, 'The Matthew Tallon Fetish Hour,' which he later adapted into the play Fetish 101 for the Dublin Fringe Festival. Jordan made his Dublin Fringe debut last year with his show 'Failed by Design.'
DublinLand will run from September 10-16 at the Lir Academy Studio 2. Tickets are available here for €11 or €13 depending on the day.