By Catherine Ireton
DATE: Saturday 22 April
TIMES: 6pm & 8pm
VENUE: Be Premiere Hair, Blackwellgate
TICKETS: £10 / £7 (£12 on the door)
Group tickets available
Running time: 55 minutes
Take a seat, would you like a cup of tea, a magazine while you're waiting? Don't worry - you're In Good Hands, a small hair salon on the Ennis Road in Ballybracken where people come for the cut and stay for the chats.
In Good Hands is an interactive show inspired by the world of hairdressers - of secrets, trust and our human need to share and connect.
An audience of 30 people are invited to their ‘appointment’ to this ladies salon set in rural Ireland where hairdresser Julie (Catherine Ireton) makes them feel very much at home ; singing songs, offering a magazine or a cup of tea while they wait and hear the local Ballybracken news from the radio. Meanwhile chatty client Lisa, (Grace Kiely) is getting her hair done for a night out with Gerry, but twenty years is a long time to be married to the same person… Over the next 60 minutes – the time it takes for a wash, cut and blow dry a story of small dramas of the town of Ballybracken unfold around us. As the audience are invited to have a “virtual haircut” using binaural technology, this gently interactive show explores the the things we tell complete strangers given the opportunity.
Supported in Darlington by Be Premiere Hair - all ticket holders will receive a voucher* for a complimentary treatment from our friends at Be Premiere.
(*voucher - men are offered a free haircut, women are offered a free blow dry)
"Best of the festival by a clear and well trimmed head" ★★★★★ WhazOn Cork
PARENTAL GUIDANCE: The language and themes of this event may not be suitbale for children. We suggest an age rating of 12+ but it's entirely up to you.
We aim to welcome everyone. Please contact us to ask about access related questions.