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Limerick Fringe Festival 2018 presents In Search of the Spring

Amy Flood performing as ‘Dido’ inPhoenix Theatre Co. production of In Search of the Spring/

Limerick Fringe Festival 2018 presents In Search of the Spring

By ilovelimerick correspondent Zoe Conway

This year the Phoenix Theatre Co. returns to Limerick Fringe festival for the second year in a row with their newest production. In Search of The Spring, written by Andy Gallagher, takes the familiar childhood form of the fairytale and uses it to examine some distinctly adult themes – sexual health, alcoholism and relationship breakdown, to name just a few. In Search of the Spring combines bawdy comedy, live music, and classic story-telling to examine a few home truths about love, sex, and art.

Limerick Fringe is a new vibrant, multi-genre performance-based event hosted in Limerick Ireland. It is a not for profit organisation that looks to support artists and producers to promote new, vibrant and daring arts to a wider audience utilizing non-traditional spaces. They invite applications from all performance disciplines, the programme is split up into eight main event categories, these are; Cabaret, Comedy, Dance & Physical Theatre, Kids & Youth, Spoken Word, Music, Theatre and Street Performance. They encourage applicants to dream wild, to propose mad and daring collaborations.Limerick Fringe supports homegrown creativity and welcomes national and international

Limerick Fringe supports homegrown creativity and welcomes national and international acts with open arms. Limerick Fringe is a showcase for your talent. They offer a platform to try out new work, increase your audiences, gain reputation and enhance your own professionalism. You will meet and build relationships with like-minded arts professionals and have fun along the way.

The story of In Search of Spring focuses on three characters, Gilbert is a selfish, greedy boy with an itch, Bianca is a musical genius who enjoys a drink (or twelve) and Dido is the latest victim of the happily-ever-after trap. The three wandering souls, under the guidance of Gypsy Maggie (the Wise Woman of the Wood), form an unlikely alliance and set off into the forest in search of the one thing that just might be the answer to all of their problems. The play will be performed for three days during Limerick Fringe Festival, in the Belltable and is set to be a must-see play.


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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.