Our Picks for Dublin Fringe ’17

Friday 8th September 2017

  • Just For Fun

Fueling Creativity

At BACKUP, we’re always excited about new opportunities to refuel our creativity by indulging in inspiration from the Irish art scene.

This year’s Dublin Fringe Festival is no exception. We asked the team to share their favourite picks for the festival.

Jackie’s Pick:


Jackie, BACKUP’s Head of Experiential, is excited for the concept behind Trophy. Trophy is touring the world, and involves storytellers interacting with audiences in tiny pop-up tents. The event, described as a “walk through a pop-up city of stories.”

“Trophy is about telling and experiencing dozens of stories in intimate spaces, and it really makes you re-think what can be done and experienced.” – Jackie

Will’s Pick:


“Lords of Strut are deadly, I’ve seen their sets at RIOT Dublin in both February and this summer, and they get funnier each time they take the stage. The gig is already selling out, so I better snag tickets soon.” – Will

LORDS OF STRUT: ABSOLUTE LEGENDS is one of the most eagerly anticipated performances at Dublin Fringe. After making names for themselves on Britain’s Got Talent and RIOT Dublin, this fanatic and eccentric duo take audiences back to the 80’s in a whimsical display of slapstick, satire and subtle political commentary. Lord’s of Strut’s show is running from the 10th to the 23rd.

Ronan’s Pick:


Ronan previewed some of the comedy gigs from Edinburgh’s Fringe last month, and is looking forward to the repeat performances.

“Really loved seeing Foil Arms and Hog, their interaction with the crowd and overall content is hilarious and I can’t wait to see them at home in Ireland. Personal favourite was the niche-balaclava-selling-shop-in-Ireland sketch, had me in stitches!” – Ronan

Foil Arms and Hog’s show, “OinK”, will be running the 9th to the 22nd. Other Dublin comedic names include the young up-and-coming talents of Alison Spittle and Conor O’Toole.