Two years ago I wrote about Musical Nun Ruth antics, last year I was impressed with The Morbid and Sons undertakers street theatre. This summer SPRAOI presented a whole constellation of street performers who demonstrated many talents and successfully had the audience in stitches.
Niamh McGrath and Keith Singleton, the Oh Dears, gave me a tea bag so that I could enjoy a cuppa after all that hard work taking pictures. They were asked for an autograph and no wonder – many people are familiar with the duo and their comedy Looking Deadly.
Mr. Culbuto, a human tumble toy, was rolling around O’Connel street waiting for someone to play with him. Two nuns (real nuns!) happened to walk by and one of them agreed to hold his hand.
Naturally, Mr. Culbuto started falling face down.
The nun was terrified. The audience were amused.
Mr. Culbuto’s delivery man said it was OK 🙂
“Ireland’s most lovable idiots”, brothers Seamus and Sean, are always amazing. I watched this show in Clonmel last year, but didn’t mind to watch it again.
The Lords of Strut Cormac Mohally and Cian Kinsella launched their first gig in 2008. Since then they have traveled around the worlds and even become Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalists. They charmed the judges with all that lycra, neon and sparkles, no doubt on that, but also with their dazzling acrobatics and contortion.
As always, Sean gets stuck in contortion ring, but with the help of Seamus he will eventually squeeze his body through.
Stellar acrobatic performance on the ladder.
“Happy reunion” with the long lost “daddy” Sean found in the audience. It is my favorite part of the show 🙂 As you can see, some spectators laugh to tears.
Between the shows, SPRAOI visitors are having a great time this weekend with all the nice weather.
The performers are moving to a different location. Most of them have 2-3 shows every day.
The Silent Brass Band from The Netherlands marching by.
True fans gathered around the Georges Court stage.
I see a familiar face. Morbid and Sons undertaker !
Yet I am told that it is a new comedy show directed by Nicholas Kavanagh – The Foolhardy Three. Lots of music, dance and slapstick, as expected from a good old vaudeville.
Gareth Jones & Matt Barnard are absolutely brilliant. The Variety Spectacular is a truly spectacular show, a comedy classic full of song, dance, and charm. I loved the use of volunteers – my favorite part of any act 🙂
And last but not least – Robotic Drum Show. Performer Ulrich Kahlert, Germany.
I will write about SPRAOI Grand Parade some other day.
Have a wonderful week!