Polish Theatre Ireland presents new show Delta Phase in Theatre Upstairs, 19-24 Nov 2012

Polish Theatre Ireland presents new show Delta Phase in Theatre Upstairs, 19-24 Nov 2012


 By Radosław Paczocha
Translated by Anna Wolf and John Currivan
Codirected by Lianne O’Shea and John Currivan
Dates: 19 -24 November 2012 (1pm and 7pm) – 65 mins
Venue: Theatre Upstairs @ Lanigan’s Bar, Eden Quay, Dublin 1
Tickets: €10.00 (with light lunch on the lunch shows)
Book: 085 7727375 or theatreupstairs@gmail.com

“Polish Theatre Ireland is a very welcomed addition to the Irish theatre scene. (…) They are a pleasure to be around and they offer a way of expanding audiences, providing a range of new works and provide a fertile source of new possibilities for Irish theatre makers”

Gavin Kostick, Fishamble: The New Play Company, about Polish Theatre Ireland

Polish Theatre Ireland is once again bringing contemporary Polish writing to the Irish stage. The play Delta Phase, which is now a very popular text among Polish theatre directors, has been specially translated into English and will be theatrically examined by two Irish directors and performed by both Polish and Irish actors. It is planned to be held in an exciting venue of Theatre Upstairs at Lanigan’s Bar which currently brings an interesting range of new Irish writing to the audiences of Dublin and – by staging Delta Phase – gives Polish Theatre Ireland another opportunity to add their own Polish-Irish voice to the Irish repertoire.

Delta Phase tells a tragicomic story of three boys who – while living life on the edge – trigger a series of tragic consequences that change those same lives forever.  Powered by alcohol and drugs – the three seek to reach a drug-fuelled synergy that they call Delta Phase. Their lack of goal and sense in life lead them to be against, to resist and to destroy, without any particular reason but for fun and the simple joy of doing it.“A Polish play in English set in Ireland? It’s not a problem. Everybody will recognise the characters of Delta Phase. There’s plenty of darkness and confusion in the text which will be exciting to play with. The audience will be taken into a different theatrical world of laughs and shocks and I am really delighted to be working again with Polish theatre in Dublin.” – says John Currivan, Codirector of the play.

The play will be staged in English for the first time and the author Radosław Paczocha is going to pay Dublin a visit to review his text in a new linguistic and theatrical dimension. On this occasion  Polish Theatre Ireland is holding an open Q&A discussion with the writer after the show on the 24th November 2012, which will be held by Gavin Kostick of Fishamble Theatre. The production of Delta Phase is proudly supported by Polish Embassy in Dublin and Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw.