Orchestrating Classic Comedy Capers


CLASSIC Comedy Capers is a promising afternoon’s entertainment that originated locally for the current unFringed Festival 2009. It’s a unique show, combining cinema and live music, conceived by the Irish Chamber Orchestra’s Boris Hunka, who has brought in his wife, violinist Diane Daly, Malachy Robinson on bass, John  Daly and drums to back the powerful ‘silent silver screen’.

Hunka himself plays vibraphone and effects as this eclectic gathering of professional musicians create a “spontaneous, dynamic” soundtrack to silent films from the 1920s.

If you are a fan of Chaplin, Keaton, Lloyd, Laurel & Hardy and their ilk, book a seat for 3.30pm on Saturday February 7 at 36 Cecil Street.

Special mention too from unFringed’s PRO Gill Fenton for Performance Lab’s production in the closing days of the festival.

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Life After Love is a lunchtime cabaret running Thursday 5 to Saturday 7 at 1pm in 36 Cecil Street. Written by Billie Traynor, LIfe After Love is billed as a ‘rough guide’ of sorts to one middle aged woman’s make up, men and parenthood.

Daisy Magill is the character with a quest. “Join her in a series of hysterical, crude and downright disastrous attempts at finding new love.. This cabaret show frames her doomed dates and questions as to if there is indeed, life after love after menopause?”

Performance Lab has a second show to offer too. Down the Valley is an evening play, running 7.30pm from Thursday 5 to Saturday 7, again at 36 Cecil Street. Down The Valley is a signpost to where rocks, rabbits and a stream run through suburban Dublin, scene for an urban drama.

Book at box office, Belltable, 69 O’Connell Street for all shows, tel. 319866.