Best of Dublin Fringe Fest: Swing & Beowulf: The Blockbuster
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China's first all-female percussion group, the Red Poppy Ladies, reinterpret the beloved folk tale Mulan. The story of a legendary heroine who disguised herself as a man to take her father's place in battle was also turned into a famed Disney animated film in 1998. But the Red Poppy Ladies' version mixes kung fu with traditional drumming as a backdrop to this inspiring tale of courage and family loyalty. Famed for their appearance at the Beijing Olympics, these professionally-trained musicians have performed throughout the world. Learn More
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"Swing" was charming...it was a real crowd pleaser. The second half was really astonishing...the role of child, dad, monster all acted by the same person in amazing detail and clarity. I was very moved by the father's attempt to tell his son...continued
Quotes & Highlights
“[The plays] are both very worth the trip … when the rumpled Joe and the tentative May find their groove rocking to an old R&B number, you want to join them on the floor … [Burroughs] juggles an abundance of ideas — so many, in one hour, that Beowulf nears epic dimensions itself.” —The New York Times (Critics’ Pick)
Winner of Bewley’s Little Gem Award
Nominated for Best Female Performer and Best Male Performer at Dublin Fringe 2013
Beowulf: The Blockbuster