Tristan Bates Theatre

The Bad Arm - Confessions of a Dodgy Irish Dancer

Tue 1 - Sat 5 August
Standard Tickets: £10 / £8 Concs.


Raw rhythms. Tall tales. Arse-clenching Comedy.

It's the antidote to RIverdance. She's English in Ireland, Irish in England, and a pink-haired punk in 1970s London. A rich seam of comic failure.

Maire Clerkin brings the award-winning play to her naitve London. Created nine years ago and directed by Dan O'Connor, artistic director of Impro Theatre in L.A, where Maire Lives, The Bad Arm has enjoyed success in New York, Chicago, Vancouver, Minneapolis, Atlanta, throughout California, Dublin and, in 2015, sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe.





'Excellent entertainment - Exposing the cut-throat world of Irish Dancing with LOL humour and pathos' Val McDermid

'Her fancy footwork and gliding, gazelle-like movement ar a joy' Michael Coveney



Maire Clerkin



Director Dan O'Connor
Technical Director MItchell Roche


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