Blackwater Valley Fit Up | 24th Jan - 18th Feb 2024
Blackwater Valley
Fit-up Festival 2018


 Tue 6th Feb –  Sun 11th Feb



The Humours of Bandon

Presented by Fishamble


Written and Performed by: Margaret McAuliffe

Directed by: Stefanie Preissner

Age Suitability: PG/11

Running Time: 55mins – no interval

‘Don’t be afraid of that floor, hammer it!’

From the confines of every parochial hall in Ireland, Irish Dancing champions are churned out at a massive rate. Medals and cups build up in drawing rooms and Riverdance swells a national pride, but the public aren’t privy to the blood, sweat and tears that pave the way to the first place podium. Fishamble’s The Humours of Bandon is a coming of age story, full of heart, humour and wisdom, for anyone who had a childhood passion that threatened to overwhelm their life.


★★★★ ‘terrific one woman show…both writing and performance are by turns sharp, charming and hilarious…all round, a champion turn.’ – The Irish Times

★★★★ ‘wonderfully observed, delightfully funny and utterly engaging production…McAuliffe is sublime…a hilarious and heart warming production that is not to be missed.‘ –


Margaret McAuliffe is a graduate of the Gaiety School of Acting. This is Margaret’s second time performing at the Fit-up Festival following Jezebel (Rough Magic) in 2014. Prior to ‘The Humours of Bandon’ she was in Anna Karenina (Abbey Theatre).

Dates & Venues

Tuesday February 6th – 8pm
Buttevant Muintir na Tíre Hall
Tickets: At door

Wednesday February 7th – 8:30pm
The Glen Theatre, Banteer
Tickets: At door or call 087 7558752

Thursday February 8th – 8pm
Change of Venue: Meelin Hall
Tickets: At door or call 087 7722828

Friday February 9th – 8pm
First Fruits, Watergrasshill
Tickets: At door or call 086 080 2631

Saturday Febuary 10th – 8pm
The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal
Tickets: At door or call 087 9593276

Sunday February 11th – 8pm
The Palace Theatre, Fermoy
Tickets: At door or call 087 2881525 / 025 32042

Please note our online ticket sales will be limited to 30% of the overall capacity of each venue and intended to complement our usual tickets at the door policy.

Developed as part of Show in a Bag an artist development initiative of Tiger Dublin Fringe, Fishamble: The New Play Company & Irish Theatre Institute to resource theatre makers and actors.

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