Deirdre Griffin & Craig COX: Soup

Presented by
Circus Factory and Dance Cork Firkin Crane

23/09/2022 - 24/09/2022

8:00 pm

Smurfit Theatre

€15 / €12 Concession

Photo credit: Image by Craig Cox

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Firkin Crane Theatre, Cork: Deirdre Griffin & Craig COX: Soup

"Soup is a genre-bending performance that rewrites familiar experiences in thrilling, intimate new ways" - Ruth McGowan, Dublin Fringe Festival

Soup is a kinetic shrine to my mother and an absurd meditation on the process of grief. It exists inside a fey mirror world built out of vegetables, polystyrene heads, the kitchen table and inhabited by a sinuous doppelgänger. Performed with a mutant physicality, it is simultaneously brutish, sensual, ridiculous, and vulnerable, Soup see-saws between hilarious and harrowing as it reaches for a shared state of catharsis with the audience.

Deirdre Griffin established her performance company, Headonbody, to create works characterised by wild absurdity and high physicality. To date her company has presented shows in Ireland and Germany. SOUP is a collaboration with sound artist Craig Cox and was nominated for Best Performer award Radical Spirit Award at Dublin Fringe Festival 2019.

Please note: Friday night’s performance will be followed by a reception with the artist.
Saturday night’s performance will be followed by a moderated Q&A with the collaborators.
All are warmly invited to stay for these events to meet and engage with the companies.

Concept and creation:
Deirdre Griffin & Craig Cox
Performer: Deirdre Griffin
Sound Designer: Craig Cox
Director: Alain Servant
Costume pieces: threadstories
Lighting Designer: Matt Burke
Stage Manager: Marella Boschi
Photographer: Luca Truffarelli
Videographer: Michael Higgins
Digital Marketing: Yes Man Media
PR: Lunasa PR
Producer: Michelle Cahill

This tour is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. Original production of Soup was created with support from: Dance Ireland, Dance Limerick, The Arts Council, Meath County Council, THISISPOPBABY POPbase Scheme, Dublin Fringe Festival & Dublin Circus Project.