DEEP at The back Loft for the Fringe Festival
by Raymond Scannell
Dublin Fringe Festival Week 2
17th - 22nd September
The Back Loft, La Catedral Studios
7 - 11 St Augustine Street
Sir Henry’s in the ‘90’s… Were you there?
Its the Summer of 1988 and Cork's emigration generation are following the beat... in perfect time for a new night starting at Sir Henry’s nightclub: SWEAT. Ten years ago the spiritual home of Cork’s first generation of House music fanatics closed forever. Following its sell-out premiere at the Cork Midsummer Festival, this new show from Raymond Scannell, exploring the social backdrop of the time, marks the occasion.
DEEP follows the life of Larry Lehane, chasing the footsteps of his brother Danny, at the cusp of a new era for music. Turning the tables on two decades, from the rise of Acid House to the Euro changeover, we see, through Larry’s smiley-face, the evolution of Cork’s underground, of the city, as the beats rise and fall.
Featuring documentary interviews of the club’s main figures and footage of nights at the club, this is the story of an era; the rants and raves of a Vinyl Junkie who, at 35, has lived through the peaks and troughs of the last twenty years, and is still keeping time, 4 to the floor.
Raymond’s previous solo performance Mimic premiered at the 2007 Cork Midsummer Festival and has toured the world. Most recently, he composed the music for thisispopbaby’s musical Alice in Funderland at the Abbey Theatre. Raymond is part of Six in the Attic, an Irish Theatre Institute resource sharing initiative. DEEP is supported by the Arts Council / Chomhairle Ealíon.
Writer and Performer Ray Scannell
Director Tom Creed
Original Direction Louise Lowe
Design Ciaran O’Melia
Sound Design Carl Kennedy
Sound Consultant Peter Power
Video Design Craig Cox
Produced by Maura O’Keeffe & Irene O’Mara