- Sex & Drugs
- 05 May 22
Party Scene is a provocative new show by Philip Connaughton and Phillip McMahon that reexamines the underground world of queer culture.
Production group THISISPOPBABY have curated an unflinching and provocative new play, Party Scene. The dance-theatre performance will delve into the underbelly of queer culture to investigate themes of desire, intimacy, isolation and addiction.
Party Scene will stage its world premiere this summer at Cork Midsummer Festival (June 15 – 17), and Project Arts Centre, Dublin (June 22 – July 2).
The new production is a collaboration between choreographer Philip Connaughton and writer/director Phillip McMahon with a company of four incredible performers. It celebrates the sweaty high of a club session - while asking tough questions about drugs, sex, consent and mental health in the queer community.
By discussing chemsex through an objective lens, the show aims to spark conversation around identity, self-worth, isolation, homophobia, family, and care.
Part urgent gathering, part explosive event, Party Scene will immerse audiences into its frenetic subcultural world. It raises the questions: when does an underground scene become a community crisis, and when is it time for the party to end?
THISISPOPBABY is a theatre and events production company that reimagines the space between popular culture, counter culture, queer culture and high art. It provides both a vehicle for its associate artists’ dreams and an electrifying access point to the arts.
Over the past 12 years, the company has played to over 250,000 people in Ireland, the UK, Australia, America and mainland Europe. It's featured productions have won seven major awards, with nominations for dozens more.
This show contains strong language and some nudity. Recommended for ages 14+.
Cork: June 15 – 17 (The Warehouse @ Marina Market)
Dublin: June 22 - July 2 (Project Arts Centre)
2022 is in Full Swing.
📢ANNOUNCING our second show of the year,
the World Premiere of PARTY SCENE: Chemsex, Community and Crisis💥
📍The Warehouse @ Marina Market @CorkMidsummer
📅 22 June -2 July
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Upcoming THISISPOPBABY productions:
A new large-scale ensemble show – a glorious celebration of ritual, connection and the power of community. An radical piece of interdisciplinary theatre that sits somewhere between a party and a purging.
November / December: Haunted
Following on from the success of Not a Funny Word (2018), Haunted is a new play by actor, writer and comedian Tara Flynn. Exploring grief and loss with Tara's trademark style, with and heart Haunted promises to bring the audience on an incredible journey.