Set among the remains of a boarded up room, a group of strangers look in from outside. A set of keys unlocks the door to hidden gems left behind. What was that promise that you made?

In 1995, CoisCéim produced the critically acclaimed REEL LUCK which looked at Ireland on the cusp of the Celtic Tiger. TOUCH ME reflects on Ireland today and the transformation from tiger visions to the exodus of the once majestic cranes. From this lonely landscape David Bolger rakes through the spoils of an unprecedented era to discover a new beauty in the promise of the future. What are the new symbols of fortune? What makes us happy now?

Cast Kenneth Edge, Jen Fleenor, Olwen Grindley, James Hosty, Robert Jackson, Nick McGough and Emma O’Kane
Director & Choreographer David Bolger
Composer Kenneth Edge
Set & Costume Design Monica Frawley
Lighting Design Ian Scott
Sound Design  Ivan Birthistle/Vincent Doherty
Video Technician  Kilian Watters
Production Manager Lisa Mahony
Stage Manager Clive Welsh
Assistant Stage Manager Stephanie Ryan
Chief LX Eoin McNinch
Sound Operators Ivan Birthistle & Vincent Doherty
Set Construction Ian Thompson
Scenic Artist Vincent Bell
Photography  Ros Kavanagh
Graphic Design  Clickworks
Director CoisCéim Broadreach  Philippa Donnellan
Administrator Sarah Latty
Producer  Jenny Traynor

Reviews

“The set was wonderful, the music was ecstatic, Kenneth Edge was absolutely on fire playing live … you just don’t get that often enough in the theatre, the thrill of a great live musician playing his own music … Moments of pure absolute brilliance … absolutely stunning” Peter Sheridan on RTÉ’s THE VIEW

“How do you dance a social allegory of a country in crisis? David Bolger’s answer is – through people.  People growing and building, in joy of moving together.” Nadia Gativa, LE COOL

“Who dares invoke an “ideal Ireland” these days? Well, David Bolger does in his powerful and ultimately joyous new show “Touch Me” at Project … [there is] sheer joy and even transcendence in the inventive dance of Bolger’s six wonderful dancers” Deirdre Mulrooney, vulgo.ie

METRO HERALD‘s Lucy White had 5 Questions for David Bolger

IRISH TIMES review by Michael Seaver

What audiences said…

“Everyone should see this! Thank You to all involved for a truly beautiful and moving performance”

“It was simply remarkable. Still thinking about it. Loved loved loved it.”

“I was blown away… [it was] amazing and beautiful, I laughed and cried and went through all the emotions.”

“Absolutely loved every moment of it, stunning and breathtaking control, really made me want to get up and dance”

“Stunning.  Caustic, witty, beautiful…Emma O’Kane was outstanding.”

“ADORED IT.”

Past Performances

Premiere
9-19 November 2011 | Project Arts Centre | Dublin, Ireland
Other Performances
14 February 2012 | Town Hall Theatre | Galway, Ireland
16 February 2012 | Draíocht | Blanchardstown, Ireland
18 February 2012 | Civic Theatre | Tallaght, Ireland
21 February 2012 | Cork Opera House | Cork, Ireland
23 February 2012 | Dunamaise | Portlaoise, Ireland
25 February 2012 | Pavillion Theatre | Dún Laoghaire, Ireland

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Past Performances

Premiere : 9 – 19 November 2011 at Project Arts Centre, Dublin

February 2012 Tour:

GALWAY: TOWN HALL THEATRE  TUESDAY 14 FEB

BLANCHARDSTOWN: DRAIOCHT   THURSDAY 16 FEB

TALLAGHT: CIVIC THEATRE  SAT 18 FEB

CORK: CORK OPERA HOUSE  TUE 21 FEB

PORTLAOISE: DUNAMAISE ARTS CENTRE THUR 23 FEB

DUN LAOGHAIRE: PAVILION THEATRE   SAT 25 FEB