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 Work Coming Up 

Cooking the Vegan Salmon of Knowledge 
at The New Theatre, Dublin Fringe Festival, 15-17 September
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An experimental live cooking performance for our future.

This isn’t the first ecological catastrophe we’ve created. 10,000 years ago, human societies across the world changed from hunter-gathering to agricultural lifestyles. We’d hunted our food off the face of the earth. We’re making another catastrophe now.

Join the artist as they cook a vegan version of smoked salmon, using the ingredients to have a conversation about the history of food, and human impact on the environment in deep time. With live cooking and live music.

Supported by PAN PAN Platform at Dublin Fringe Festival.

Rajesh and Naresh
at Summerhall, Edinburgh Fringe
3-14 Aug 2022
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Catch your favourite rom-com pairing in real life! Rajesh and Naresh is back at Summerhall for the Edinburgh Fringe - in person this time!

Follow @RajeshandNaresh on insta and fb, and @rajeshandnares1 on twitter to follow the journey of the show.

Rajesh and Naresh is supported by funding from Arts Council England

My Lover was a Salmon in the Climate Apocalypse
at A Pinch of VAULT Festival 8 July 2022
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So excited to announce we're bringing our salmony gig theatre to see live audiences at last! First off as a work-in-progress with VAULT Creative Arts' new festival A Pinch of VAULT!

The performance will be in VAULT's new event space The Glitch, 134 Lower Marsh, at 7pm. Can't wait!

Follow @bradantheatre (insta/fb/twitter) to follow our journey as we create the show.

My Lover was a Salmon in the Climate Apocalypse
at VAULT Festival
16-18 Feb 2022
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UPDATE: VAULT Festival has unfortunately been cancelled. A sad, but safe and sensible decision.

 

VAULT will be in touch with any audience members who have bought tickets to the show, and we will update in due time with future plans for the project when it is safer to do so.

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Postponed
Rajesh and Naresh at Homotopia Festival, Unity Theatre Liverpool, Nov 2021
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Rajesh and Naresh is back in person for the UK’s longest running LGBTQIA arts and cultural festival! 

Presented at Liverpool's Unity Theatre for one night only on Saturday 6th November.

The Emoji Project at Camden Fringe Festival
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The Emoji Project is an intergenerational, participatory anthology of new writing responding to emojis as an ever-evolving, nuanced language.

 

Playing at the Hen & Chickens Theatre, Islington (London), and streaming online 12th-14th August. Produced by @distractedrat

 

The piece features a section by James Ireland about lobster emojis, trans rights, and Charlie Craggs' 'Claws Out' activism campaign.

Cáithnín Published by Fishamble
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My tiny play Cáithnín has been published online by Fishamble Theatre Company as part of 'Tiny Plays for a Brighter Future' with ESB.

It's all about climate collapse, landscape, language, and deep time - and it's only 600 words long.

Oxygen Published by Fishamble TinyPlayChallenge
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Whilst Ireland was locked down in 2020, Fishamble wanted people to keep their creativity flowing by challenging people in Ireland and around the world to write 600 word Tiny Plays.

My tiny play Oxygen was written in response to one of the challenge's prompts, and published online in April 2020.

My Lover was a Salmon in the Climate Apocalypse
at Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh Fringe
3-29 Aug 2022
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Humanity's ruined the ecosystem. But humanity’s just a dodgy side branch of fish evolution. Solution’s clear. Join us, and return to being a fish.

Staging Change x VAULT award winner for ecologically-conscious development.

Follow @bradantheatre (insta/fb/twitter) to follow our journey as we create the show.

My Lover was a Salmon in the Climate Apocalypse
at London Irish Centre, 28 July 2022
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A pre-Edinburgh Fringe Festival preview of Irish and/or Queer artists.

Join us and return to being a fish!

But before that please enjoy a selection of amazing artists that will also be presenting their work at this years Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The Irish and Queer communities have so much talent to offer and we hope you enjoy a snippet of our friends' shows and the first full-length preview of our production of My Lover Was a Salmon in the Climate Apocalypse.

GUEST ANNOUNCEMENTS COMING SOON!

Guest performance in Definitely Maybe Actually Nevermind by Crystal Bollix, at The Space Theatre March/April 2022
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Lobster Emoji is back! I'll be performing my short monologue about transgender rights and lobster emojis as a guest performer in Crystal Bollix's new show!

 

My performances will be on Tuesday 29th March @8pm, and Saturday 2nd April matinee @2:30pm.

Join drag artist Crystal Bollix as they take on their greatest enemy yet … Romantic Comedies. Fall in love with this new cabaret extravaganza all about the pitfalls of chick-flicks and Colin Firth. Watch as they navigate the tricky world of rom-com masculinity, femininity and beyond. Expect gorgeous costumes, dazzling lip sync, and maybe a surprise guest or two…

Follow @CrystalBollix (insta/fb/twitter) to keep up to date with all of their work (they're a real powerhouse!) and to find out more about the other guest performers!

Rajesh and Naresh
at VAULT Festival
25-30 January 2022
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UPDATE: VAULT Festival has unfortunately been cancelled. A sad, but safe and sensible decision.

 

VAULT will be in touch with any audience members who have bought tickets to the show, and we will update in due time with future plans for the project when it is safer to do so.

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Postponed
Rajesh and Naresh
On Demand @Ed Fringe
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Rajesh and Naresh will be streaming On Demand for the duration of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, as part of Summerhall's programme. Available 6-29th August.

Follow @RajeshandNaresh for more news about in-person productions in the future.

Whalesong at the Greenhouse Theatre (presented by Patch Plays)
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A rhythmic experience of our seas. Whalesong invites us to discover the communication and social relationships of the largest mammal on Earth.

A short play presented as part of a night of four plays on animal ethics and the environment, at London's first zero-waste theatre. Performed by Lysa-Marie Asiedu-Yeboa, directed by Oli Savage.

Interview appearing on the Love & Citizenship Podcast
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Pranav Darshan and I sit down for a chat on the Love & Citizenship podcast. We talk about the process behind my playwriting, non-anthropocentric universes, and the responsibilities and ethics around working on Rajesh and Naresh. 49 mins.

Available on Spotify, Apple, or wherever you get your podcasts. Look for Episode #3 with James Ireland.