You’re Still Here

Dublin Fringe Festival 2021

22 - 26 September 2021
18:00 and 19:30
Tent Outside Printworks Building Dublin Castle

Content warning:
Themes of mental health.

“But it’s just this peaceful moment,
When the town and all about it
Is around you, but not on you.”

Siblings Sam and Niamh are back living in their family home. Lately, they’ve been falling into the same old patterns, which is either comforting or depressing - they’re not sure which. For Sam, days of working at their late father’s garage and coming home to First Dates on the telly suits her just fine. For Niamh, there’s something missing.

The quiet story of their lives, of day-to-day rhythms set in the hometown they've never truly left, changes completely when their older brother Jack returns home after disappearing more than half a lifetime ago.  With all that has happened, why has he chosen to come back now? And what does his return mean for their family?

Murmuration returns with You’re Still Here, their third show after Will I See You There and Summertime. Created in collaboration across three countries, You’re Still Here uses an intimate, intricate textual score, to explore togetherness, estrangement and what we owe to one another.

You’re Still Here
by Murmuration

Text by Finbarr Doyle and John King with the company

Concept development and additional text by James Elliott

Director John King
Scenographer Ellen Kirk
Composer & Sound Designer Jennifer O’Malley
Associate Sound Designer Padraig Ryan
Cast Hazel Clifford, Finbarr Doyle, Eavan Gaffney
Co-devisor Danielle Galligan
Production Manager Owen Clarke
Producer Tilly Taylor

Photography by Ellius Grace

With thanks to Dara Ó Cairbre and the team at Dublin Fringe Festival
A Dublin Fringe Festival Commission, co-presented by Dublin Fringe Festival and the Abbey Theatre.

Funded by the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaion, developed at FRINGE LAB, with additional support from Dublin City Council and St John’s Theatre.

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