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Pornography

Creative Team:

 

Director - Davey Kelleher
Set/Lighting/Video Designer - Hanna Bowe
Costume Designer - Naomi Faughnan
Sound Designer -Sinead Diskin

 

Performers:

 

Mother/Teacher - Sarah Morris
Sister/Professor - Emilie Hetland
Woman - Aisling O’Mara
Student - Nicola Abernethy
Brother - Ruairi O’Connor
Jason - Rob Malone

Play:      Pornography by Simon Stephens

              adapted by Davey Kelleher

Venue:   Studio 1 - The Lir

Run:       22rd – 25th June 2015

Role:      Stage and Lighting Designer

 

One week in London July 2005 - Live 8 - G8 -London wins the 2012 Olympic bid - 7/7

 

Pornography by Simon Stephens follows the journeys of 8 seemingly unrelated characters in the days filled with euphoria leading up to the devastation of the 7/7 bombing. The images painted of the cross cut through London’s society is one of isolation and solitude. All that connects them is their alienation from all other people and the world around them. Simon Stephen’s Pornography is a stark and shattering portrait of a fractured society desperately striving to make a connection in the face of catastrophe.

 

A six-strong cast take on multiple characters, portraying the disparate and disenfranchised population of a city on the edge of disaster.

Stephen’s seven monologues have been re-worked and interwoven in this original production.

A brutal and minimalistic design coupled with a complex and compelling narrative, creates a palpable tension in this modern tour-de-force.

“I was haunted by what the bombers were going through on that final day. It struck me that at the heart of their action was an alienation from the people they were going to kill and from themselves. This seemed to be symptomatic of a consumerist culture, which objectifies everyone and everything. And objectification also sits under the production and consumption of pornography. I think we’re living in pornographic times.” 

 

Simon Stephens, talking to The Telegraph in 2008

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Images provided by Keith Dixon (www.keithdixonphotography.com)

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