Produced by Earagail Arts Festival in association with Junction Festival, Clonmel and Cairde Festival, Sligo
Wild Atlantic Weekend
Featuring the legendary Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalists Lords of Strut, the equally legendary Tumblecircus, Fanzini Productions, Lulu’s World, Little John Nee & The Tea Dance Triode alongside YouTube sensation John D Ruddy’s pocket History of Ireland, the Wild Atlantic Weekend celebrates the 250th anniversary of circus in true Irish carnival style.
Lords of Strut present Absolute Legends (a Lords of Strut & thisispopbaby production)
All their lives they wanted to be famous. To get there they need to make the perfect dance routine, but they need your help. In this dance fantasy adventure brothers Sean and Seamus rock out some banging moves, run into trouble, have a few tantrums, cause a teensy bit of mayhem and find out if fame is really what they’re looking for after all. Street Performance World Champions, unlikely heroes of smash hit RIOT and Britain’s Got Talent favourites, Lords of Strut deliver their most ridiculous and sublime family show to date. Rip-roaringly funny, fantastically bizarre, and absolute legends!
Forget what you think Irish circus is, and give you and your family one hammer smashing great hour of extraordinary feats of circus skills. Laugh, be enlightened and entertained by a cast of five internationally renowned circus artists – acrobats, aerialists, jugglers and clowns – from Ireland, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland and Australia engaged in the pursuit of circus devilment.
Taking place on the Village Green in the most northern village on the Wild Atlantic Way, Malin will play host to some of the most imaginative theatre, street and circus performers from across the island of Ireland.
Presented by Fanzini. Two world class Olympian-level idiots bring to you their latest masterpiece. She has prepared a poetic, delicate and tender ballet. He has prepared a bad ass display of mayhem. She loves dancing, he loves chickens. Nut-cracking and Swan Faking their way into your lives, these two will make you really question which came first…her tutu or his toupée?
Manny Man’s History of Ireland On Stage
Based on his series of books and YouTube videos, John D Ruddy brings Manny Man and the History of Ireland to the stage. Watch Syn and Oppy as they plough through Irish history with illustrated cut-outs and craziness! From the Ice Age all the way to Ireland today and all in less than 90 minutes, with the same tongue-in-cheek humour Manny Man is known for. When it comes to fun history, Manny Man is your only man!