Distance from the Event

Distance is an Irish science fiction noir piece, set in a dystopian future in which paper is extremely rare. It tells the story of Mel, a detective trying to take down a rogue art dealer, and dealing with the incursion of a distant alien voice into her psyche. It is a story about isolation, not-knowing, and life’s hidden symmetries, told through a pastiche of narratives, genres, lights, walls, puppets, and violence.

– Cast + Crew
Written by
Eoghan Quinn
Directed by
Dan Colley
Produced by
Matthew Smyth
Set Designed by
Colm McNally
Lighting Designed by
Sarah Jane Shiels
Costume Designed by
Emma Gleeson
Assistant Directed by
Stephen Quinn
Puppetry Designed by
Aaron Heffernan

Music Composed by
Simon Bird
Production Manager
Adam Fitzsimons
Cast
Karl Quinn
Jamie O’Neill
Breffni Holahan
Emily Johnson
John Cronin
Written by Eoghan Quinn
Directed by Dan Colley
Produced by Matthew Smyth
Set Designed by Colm McNally
Lighting Designed by Sarah Jane Shiels
Costume Designed by Emma Gleeson
Assistant Directed by Stephen Quinn
Puppetry Designed by Aaron Heffernan

Music Composed by Simon Bird
Production Manager Adam Fitzsimons
Cast Karl Quinn
Jamie O’Neill
Breffni Holahan
Emily Johnson
John Cronin

– Reviews
Nominated, 2014 for Best Set Design (Colm McNally)
Irish Times Theatre Awards
'This is an ambitious production by Collapsing Horse, and lighting, design and direction work furiously to buff their cool vision of the future into a seamless, synthetic whole'
– Irish Times
'Smooth choreography …. pristine staging…a stunning production, elevated above many of its Fringe counterparts. See it.'
- ★★★★ entertainment.ie

– Production

Samuel Beckett Theatre, (Dublin Fringe Festival), 2013

Civic Theatre, Tallaght (previews), 2013

Running Time: 90 mins

 

– Cast + Crew
Written by Eoghan Quinn
Directed by Dan Colley
Produced by Matthew Smyth
Set Designed by Colm McNally
Lighting Designed by Sarah Jane Shiels
Costume Designed by Emma Gleeson
Assistant Directed by Stephen Quinn
Puppetry Designed by Aaron Heffernan

Music Composed by Simon Bird
Production Manager Adam Fitzsimons
Cast Karl Quinn
Jamie O’Neill
Breffni Holahan
Emily Johnson
John Cronin

– Reviews
Nominated, 2014 for Best Set Design (Colm McNally)
Irish Times Theatre Awards
'This is an ambitious production by Collapsing Horse, and lighting, design and direction work furiously to buff their cool vision of the future into a seamless, synthetic whole'
– Irish Times
'Smooth choreography …. pristine staging…a stunning production, elevated above many of its Fringe counterparts. See it.'
- ★★★★ entertainment.ie
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