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  • Northside East

Brothers rock with new show 

Monday, 10th June, 2019 7:59am
Brothers rock with new show 

LOVELY HURLING: Sean (left) and Niall McDonagh will stage their show at two Dublin venues this summer.

Brothers rock with new show 

LOVELY HURLING: Sean (left) and Niall McDonagh will stage their show at two Dublin venues this summer.

A NORTHSIDE theatre company is back this summer with its hit comedy sketch show.  

‘Ireland: A Survivor’s Guide’ has been running in the International Bar for the past three summers and following a big jump in demand they’ve added the Sugar Club as a second venue for afternoon shows in July.

Portmarnock brothers Seán and Niall McDonagh perform the energetic, inventive physical comedy show which has been going down a storm with tourists and locals alike. 

“The feedback has been fantastic,” says Seán. “We hit the number 1 show spot on Tripadvisor by the end of last summer based on the brilliant reviews. We don’t run during the winter so we’ll be looking to get back that top spot again this year. 

“We’ve more groups booking in every year and it was becoming a little bit cosy in the ‘International’ so we’ve partnered up with the Sugar Club for some afternoon shows in July.”

The brothers have expanded their team this year and the show will be performed by six actors in rotation. “The show is very physical and we are programming a lot of shows so we felt it would be best to have a group of people to draw from,” says Seán. 

“We were also really keen to develop new material to improve the show. Niall and I have been working together so long it was brilliant to get working on new ideas with new people. “Unfortunately we had too many people to rehearse in my mam’s back room in Portmarnock so we moved to a rehearsal space in town. But we miss the mam’s soup terribly!”  

‘Ireland: A Survivor’s Guide’ starts at the International Bar on June 11. Booking information is available at www.irelandasurvivorsguide.com ;

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