What is compulsive behaviour? How do we stop it from happening if it’s compulsive? Can we give in or take flight against compulsions? These conundrums springboard David Bolger into the world of WHEN ONCE IS NEVER ENOUGH. The stage becomes a minefield where Chaos and Order play together while up above obsessive characters scale the walls to escape uncertainty. Their actions expose the way chance and timing determine many destinies.

Choreography David Bolger
Composer Ellen Cranitch
Lighting Designer Lucy Carter
Sound Designer Jim Eadie
Costume Designer Helen McCusker
Musicians Ellen Cranitch, Conor Guilfoyle
Original Cast Benjamin Dunks, Robert Jackson, Simone Litchfield, Peter Sears


Past Performances

28 March – 1 April 2000 | Samuel Beckett Theatre | Dublin, Ireland
Other Performances
6 April 2000 | Garter Lane Arts Centre | Waterford, Ireland
8 April 2000 | Backstage Theatre | Longford, Ireland
11 April 2000 | Belltable Arts Centre | Limerick, Ireland
14 April 2000 | An Grianán Theatre | Letterkenny, Ireland
22 January-2 February 2002 | Project Arts Centre| Dublin, Ireland
6 February 2002 | Siamsa Tire | Tralee, Ireland
9 February 2002 | Black Box Theatre | Galway, Ireland
13 February 2002 | Garter Lane Arts Centre | Waterford, Ireland
16 February 2002 | An Grianán Theatre | Letterkenny, Ireland
21 February 2002 | Backstage Theatre | Longford, Ireland
23 February 2002 | Dunamaise Arts Centre | Portlaoise, Ireland
1-2 March | Draíocht | Blanchardstown, Ireland



“The dancing is terrific, there’s fantastic symmetry between the music and the dancing and it just brings us into a world that is both funny and sad and is really really interesting” The Arts Show, RTE Radio 1

“When Once is Never Enough is a confident assured piece that got a warm reception from the audience. There was wit in the choreography, real technical skill in the execution…” Artszone, Lyric FM