Ryan O'Shea


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02 sep.



06 sep.



07 sep.



I_RAN is losjes gebaseerd op de new wave synthpophit uit de jaren ‘80 I Ran (So Far Away) van A Flock of Seagulls. Het is een scherpe, hypnotiserende trip voor wie droomt van wegrennen en alles achterlaten. De voorstelling volgt een stom, excentriek personage door een reeks van nostaligsche, prachtig surrealistische beelden, en gaat over het menselijke verlangen om weg te rennen van emoties. I_RAN is een abstracte, bedwelmende rit door de menselijke psyche, aangewakkerd door angst en vol meeslepende esthetiek.

"It was incredibly evocative" - The everyday Magazine “Cutting edge, conceptual, playful, clever” Audience feedback "A crystal drop. Melancholic, sharp, strangled bit of beauty" Kate Yedigaroff (MAYK) "a rare example of clarity, economy and vision in storytelling... he invited us into a very vividly imagined world and captivated the audience. He is a very unusual artist of great promise.” Tom Morris (Artistic Director of Bristol Old Vic)

Over de makers

Ryan O’Shea is a queer theatre maker based in Arnhem, Netherlands. His projects are multi-layered, aesthetically-sharp and  physically-driven, mixing iconography and small scale spectacle and often set in ambiguous, abstract worlds permeating with a feeling of otherness. He is part of Anglo-Belgian theatre collective Reckless Sleepers and regularly works as a technician, dramaturg, performer and deviser. He cut his teeth at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Contemporary Theatre and Performance degree and is currently studying a masters’ degree at Home of Performance Practices at ArtEZ, Arnhem.

Technician: Mark Hawkhead

Dramaturgy: Danny Prosser

Set Design: Kieran O’Shea

Costume design: Ria Matthews


Supported using public funding from Arts Council England & Bristol Old Vic Ferment