The multi-award-winning Volcano by Luke Murphy / Attic Projects invites audiences into a voyeuristic journey played out across four back-to-back all-in one-day omnibus performances full of surprise and intrigue at The Granary Theatre
Presented by Dance Cork Firkin Crane as part of Sounds from a Safe Harbour Festival at The Granary Theatre, Mardyke, T12 VF64.
The multi-award-winning Volcano by Luke Murphy / Attic Projects invites audiences into a voyeuristic journey played out across four back-to-back all-in one-day omnibus performances full of surprise and intrigue. A serialised live performance miniseries, Volcano crosses the boundaries of experimental theatre, contemporary dance and psychological sci-fi thriller. Acclaimed director and choreographer Luke Murphy blurs the lines of form and expectation, reality and fiction in live performance made for the Netflix era, part theatre, part television series, part dance.
X and Y might be friends, but they’d probably describe each other as colleagues, they’d certainly be comfortable saying they’re co-workers. Existing in a liminal space, a living room in disrepair, a room without a door, these two exasperated characters recreate the greatest hits of old lives; a night at a rave, a favourite game show, an 80’s music-video, passing the time or quietly clinging to distant memories of a life out of reach. As the narrative unfolds the deeper precarity of their circumstances come to focus leading the audience through a fever dream of questions and upended assumptions.
Please note the performance is divided into 4 episodes of 45 mins each, with an interval after the third episode.
VOLCANO was the winner of four Irish Times Theatre Awards 2021/22: Best Production, Best Movement, Best Set and Best Lighting Design and had three further nominations for Best Soundscape, Best New Play and Best Ensemble.
Originally from Cork City, Luke Murphy has created and performed ten evening length works throughout Ireland, Germany, UK and USA including ‘Drenched’ 2012, ‘The Dust We Raised’ 2017, ‘Carnivore’ and ‘Villains’ 2019. He founded Attic Projects in 2015 to serve as the incubator, vehicle and home for his work across a variety of mediums. As a performer Luke danced with Ultima Vez from 2014 to 2018 and he has been a leading performer with Punchdrunk since 2009.
Directed and Choreographed by: Luke Murphy
Performed by: Luke Murphy and Will Thompson
Dramaturgy: Lily Ockwell
Rehearsal Direction: Lily Ockwell and Stephen Moynihan
Story Development: Adam Burton, Luke Murphy, Emily Terndrup
Script: Luke Murphy
Lighting Design: Stephen Dodd
Set Design: Alyson Cummins and Pai Rathaya
Costume Design: Pai Rathaya
Associate Costume Designer: Laura Fajardo Castro
Composition and Sound Design: Rob Moloney
Music Mix: Chaz Moloney
Cast Film Clips: Adam Burton, Amaya Gill, Ciaran Bermingham, Emily Terndrup, Ghaliah Conroy, Gina Moxley, John McCarthy, Lily Ockwell, Luke Murphy, Mufutau Yusuf, Pearse Donoghue, Rocio Dominguez, Sile Maguire, Will Thompson
Production Manager: Simon Bird
Stage Manager: Chris Hopcraft
Chief LX: Gavin Kennedy
Audio Engineer: Morgan Dunne
Sound Engineer: Aidah Sama
Production Consultant: Colin Nightingale
Original Sound Design Consultant: Peter Power
Producer: Gwen Van Spÿk
Assistant Producer: Sophie Coote
Social Media Associate: Josh Ghandarva Content Research and Development with: Knut Vikstrom, Lucia Kickham, Robyn Byrne, Ryan O’Neill and Tom Lane.
The company extends special thanks to Zlata Filipovic, Martin Brown, Veronica Foo.
The tour of Volcano is funded by The Arts Council of Ireland | An Chomhairle Ealaion Touring Fund. The Production was originally created with The Arts Council of Ireland | An Chomhairle Ealaion Arts Grant Award and the support of Galway International Arts Festival.