This Beach


A beach. A private beach. Inhabited by a family. A European family. The owners of the beach, which has been ‘in their family’ for generations.

On that beach, a wedding. A union between two sides, each of whom can offer something to the other : security, prosperity, progeny. Speeches are given about ancestry, heredity and the notion of union and alliance. During the wedding celebration, a stranger is washed up on the shore of their beach, and the family must decide : what to do with this stranger ?

This Beach is a response to the current refugee crisis gripping Europe and the notion of sovereignty of one people over a piece of land and the lengths people will go to create barriers to entry to their dominion. The piece also speaks to the themes of historical migration, colonisation and invasion and seeks to illustrate historical trends of migration throughout millennia.

Running time : 90 mins


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  • 2016-11-24 00:00:00 - Hungarian Theatre of Cluj, Cluj-Napoca - Romania
  • 2016-09-09 00:00:00 2016-09-17 00:00:00 - Tiger Dublin Fringe, Dublin - Ireland
  • 2016-02-17 00:00:00 2016-02-21 00:00:00 - Munchner Kammerspiele, Munich - Germany


Written and Directed by Feidlim Cannon and Gary Keegan
Movement Director : Eddy Kay
Dramturg : Bjarni Johnsson

Co-production : Goethe Institute, Munich Kammerspiele and Tiger Dublin Fringe.