An Abbey Theatre and THISISPOPBABY co-production

Haunted & If These Wigs Could Talk


11 November - 3 December 2022

By Tara Flynn and Panti Bliss

Directed by Phillip McMahon

Booking Information


Dates: 11 November – 3 December
Previews: 11, 12, 14 November

On the Peacock stage

Times:
Haunted 7pm & 4pm matinee 26 November
If These Wigs Could Talk 9:15pm & 4pm matinee 19 November, 3 December

Running Time: 1 hour

Age Recommendation: 14+

Tickets:
Single show: €25 / Previews €18
Double bill: €40 / Previews €29

Book tickets here.

 

Sign language interpreted performance: Thursday 24 November, 7:00pm

Sign language interpreted performance: Thursday 24 November, 9:15pm

Comedic giants, performance legends and bona fide national treasures... Panti Bliss and Tara Flynn go back to back with two brand new solo shows on the Peacock stage.

THISISPOPBABY rip up the Peacock stage this November with a soaring double bill from two celebrated artists who have both contributed to Ireland’s extraordinary recent social change, and brought down the houses with their smash-hit shows.

Haunted by Tara Flynn 

What happens when you hit the floor and lose all of your marbles?

Ask Tara Flynn: a fame-adjacent actor turned advocate for the campaign to Repeal Ireland’s 8th amendment. Y’know: Mouthy.

The country voted Yes and the whirlwind of publicity and abuse came to an end, and crashing to the floor is where Tara found herself. Down there, she realised the whirlwind had conveniently kept her from dealing with the death of her dad. Nothing for it now but to face it. All of it.

In her father’s long life, he saw Ireland change beyond recognition – hardly anyone smokes in the car anymore! But how much have things really changed? Have we really made any progress since the time of Biddy Early, the wise woman from Clare? Or are familiar stories destined to be re-told and re-told; the past and ourselves practically touching?

This is one woman’s journey back from the floor. A touching, funny tale of grief, campaigning for civil rights, the offline impact of online abuse, crashing to the ground, and fighting to tell your own story.

It’s a story of resilience… and a search for marbles!

#HauntedThePlay

If These Wigs Could Talk by Panti Bliss 

Panti warmly invites you to learn from her mistakes, laugh at her failures, and revel in her triumphs.

Over seven years since Pantigate, Ireland’s Marriage Equality Referendum, and the international smash hit High Heels In Low Places, Panti is shaking out her oversized wigs and re-boning her corset to bring her unique brand of ridiculous anecdotes to the Peacock stage this November.

If These Wigs Could Talk meets Panti, a drag queen at 53, after a lifetime of showbiz, shenanigans, and making a show of herself, taking this moment to question what her purpose and place in the world is now.

Via salacious stories, impassioned polemics, some seriously funny soul searching, and a few unvarnished truths, Panti takes us from rural Mayo to London’s glittering West End to the ambassador’s residence in Vienna, where along the way the answer to the question presents itself when she least expects it.

#IfTheseWigsCouldTalk

Booking 

Get discounted tickets if you book for both shows at the same.

Dates: 11 November – 3 December
On the Peacock stage

Haunted: 7pm | 4pm matinee 26 November
If These Wigs Could Talk: 9:15pm | 4pm matinee 19 November & 3 December

Running time: 60 minutes each

Book tickets here.

Credits 

Haunted

Writer and performer: Tara Flynn
Director: Phillip McMahon
Set and Costume Design: Molly O’Cathain
Lighting Design: Sinéad McKenna
Sound Design
: Jenny O’Malley
Producer: Jennifer Jennings and Laura Rigney
Graphic Design: Niall Sweeney
PR: Conleth Teevan
Publicity Photography
: Patricio Cassinoni
Promotional Video: Olga Kuzmenko

If These Wigs Could Talk

Writer and performer: Panti Bliss
Director: Phillip McMahon
Set Design: Molly O’Cathain
Costume Design: James David Seaver
Lighting Design:
Sinéad McKenna
Sound Design: Jenny O’Malley
Producer: Jennifer Jennings and Laura Rigney
Graphic Design: Niall Sweeney, Pony Ltd
PR: Conleth Teevan
Publicity Photography: Patricio Cassinoni
Promotional Video: Olga Kuzmenko

Trailer 

Call Box Office Open in Maps
Abbey Theatre
26/27 Lower Abbey Street
Dublin 1
Ireland
D01 K0F1