• MAIN IMAGE The Humours of Bandon - Photo by George Carter
  • MAIN IMAGE The Humours of Bandon - Photo by George Carter


The Humours Of Bandon

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse

The Humours of Bandon is a coming of age story, full of heart, humour and wisdom, for anyone who had a childhood passion that threatened to overwhelm their life.

On the eve of the Irish Open championship, we meet Annie, a 16 year old Dubliner, as she charts us through the various successes and disappointments of her Irish Dancing life.

We share her mind-numbing commitment and burning desire to win the Irish Open title. Will she win and, if so, in what way?

From the confines of every parochial hall in Ireland, Irish Dancing champions are churned out at a massive rate.

Medals and cups build up in drawing rooms and Riverdance swells a national pride, but the public aren’t privy to the blood, sweat and tears that pave the way to the first place podium.

WINNER Best Theatre Script – Writers’ Guild of Ireland ZeBBie
WINNER of the Little Gem Award – Dublin Fringe Festival
NOMINATED: Best Performer – Dublin Fringe Festival 2016


…a delight… Margaret McAuliffe is a star… sit back and enjoy this emotional rollercoaster ride. ★★★★★

Broadway Baby

…witty and warm… McAuliffe, like this rather perfectly formed show, is a winner…★★★★

The Times

…wonderful… you must see this show! ★★★★

Edinburgh Guide

More Info

Written and Performed by: Margaret McAuliffe
Direction & Dramaturgy by: Stefanie Preissner
Set Design by: David Fagan
Lighting Design by: Eoin Winning
Script Development by: Gavin Kostick
Dramaturgical Assistant: Jo Halpin
Produced by: Eva Scanlan

About Fishamble: 

Fishamble is an Olivier Award-winning, internationally acclaimed Irish theatre company, which discovers, develops and produces new work, across a range of scales.

In 2018 Fishamble celebrates 30 years of new plays in Ireland through its many productions and extensive development programme.

Fishamble is at the heart of new writing for theatre in Ireland, typically supporting 60% of the writers of all new plays produced on the island of Ireland every year.

Fishamble has told the story of Ireland over 30 years through daring new plays and award-winning productions.


About the Venue

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Getting Here page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm on performance days.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 60 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our FAQ page.

Get the most out of your visit

See an exhibition
See the world for free with awe-inspiring visual art from just about everywhere. Make sure you don’t miss anything – explore all of the foyers on the main and bottom floors. See what's on.

Explore New Farm Park
Brisbane Powerhouse is located next to the beautiful New Farm Park, one of Brisbane’s most popular and much loved recreational facilities. Pack a picnic, smell the roses in the garden, play a game of tennis, let the kids loose in the playground, enjoy a coffee, or just sit back and take in the sunshine.

Brisbane Powerhouse recommends The JohnsonTryp Hotel, and The Fantauzzo.