Our Irish Times Theatre Award nominated production of What Happened Bridgie Cleary returns!

What Happened Bridgie Cleary                                                        

Written by Tom MacIntyre, directed by John Anthony Murphy and starring leading actress nominee Joanne Ryan we will present this wonderful play across the country throughout September. We have gathered strong support from our partner venues for a month long tour that covers four provinces, 13 counties and 15 theatres.This includes two key venues in Tipperary where this play has a particular relevance as the events that inspired the play happened there. Our itinerary also brings Bottom Dog to another six venues we have yet to play including the Mermaid, Everyman, Droichead, Balor, Garage and Dean Crowe theatres – which we are delighted to have onboard.

Our original creative team return including director John Anthony Murphy, Irish Theatre Award nominated designer Emma Fisher and sound designer Stephen Ryan (from the choice prize nominated band windings).The cast of three includes Bottom Dog ensemble members Myles Breen and Pius McGrath, with Joanne Ryan in the titular role. The play originally ran in Limerick for 11 nights to an audience of nearly 400 in a restricted capacity venue.


2/9/14: St John’s Arts Centre, Listowel, Co. Kerry
3/9/14: Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny
4/9/14: Friars’ Gate, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick
5/9/14: The Source, Thurles, Co. Tipperary
6/9/14: Garter Lane, Waterford
7/9/14: Mermaid, Bray
9/9/14: Garage Theatre, Monaghan
10/9/14: Balor Theatre, Ballybofey, Co. Donegal
11/9/14: Droichead, Drogheda, Co. Louth
16/9/14: The Excel, Tipperary
17/9/14: Dean Crowe, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
18/9/14: Everyman Palace, Cork
19/9/14: Everyman Palace, Cork
20/9/14: Everyman Palace, Cork
23/9/14: Black Box Theatre, Galway
24/9/14: 69 O’Connell Street, Limerick
25/9/14: 69 O’Connell Street, Limerick
26/9/14: Riverbank, Kildare

Bottom Dog are a theatre company based in Limerick City. In 6 years we have produced 17 productions including our award nominated ‘The Revenger’s Tragedy’ (funded through Limerick Theatre Hub 2009), a commercially and critically successful national tour of ‘Language UnBecoming A Lady’ (2010/2011) and a hit of the Dublin Gay Theatre Festival, the Irish premiere of ‘Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens’. Our most recent production for Limerick City of Culture 2014, was ‘The Bachelor of Kilkish’ by Myles Breen which aims to tour in 2015.