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'Tonight is the grand re-opening of The Butcher Library, where acclaimed Historian Alice Levine will take us on a journey through the colourful and sometimes disturbing history of the building.

Can evil live in a place? If you’re brave enough you can find out; Just sit in the dark with us, and listen...'

'Blind' is a 30 minute immersive audio experience that will take place in your own home, alone and in the dark. This performance utilises binaural sound and sensory effects for a true at-home horror experience. All you need to experience 'Blind' is headphones and a dark room.

Blind  is now available to ticket holders on demand  until midnight on Sunday November 8th. 

Price: €6.50 + fees

Suitable for 12+

meet the CAST

Martha Breen is an actor from County Wicklow and a graduate of The Lir Academy 2018. Recent credits include: The Machine (Stoneface films, dir: Jon Hozier-Byrne), Isolated Incidents (Workshed films, dir: Conor McMahon), Hothouse (Malaprop Theatre, Thisispopbaby, dir: Claire O'Reilly), Hecuba (Rough Magic, Dublin Theatre Festival, dir: Lynne Parker), Bread Not Profits (Gúna Nua, Lime Tree Theatre, dir: Terry O’Donovan, winner ITTA Audience Choice), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Rough Magic, Kilkenny Arts Festival, dir: Lynne Parker, winner ITTA Best Ensemble), BEAT. by Fionntán Larney (Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin Fringe Festival, dir: Dominic O'Brien), A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Rough Magic, Dublin Theatre Festival & National Tour, dir: Ronan Phelan).

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Niamh Mcphillips is a 21 year old actress from Co. Monaghan currently in her final year of studying drama at the TU Dublin Conservatoire of music and drama. Niamh has been involved in the arts from a young age starting off in Lynn Jackson’s Ballet School and Gavin Quigley’s Born 2 Perform Stage School in Monaghan. She is a past member of the Monaghan Youth Theatre and Coiscéim Broadreach project.

Aonghus Óg McAnally is a graduate of the Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity College Dublin and also trained with Anne Bogart’s SITI Company in New York. He has been a freelance actor for over 20 years, working extensively across theatre, film, TV and radio. He is Artistic Director of Rise Productions, where work includes the multi-award winning Gavin Kostick collaborations Fight Night, The Games People Play and At The Ford. Directing credits include Weekend Warrior by Tony Doyle, Kicking All The Boxes by Liz Fitzgibbon, Christian O’Reilly’s The Good Father, The Greatest Show on Earth and Dis-played for the Gaiety School of Acting, Mad Forest by Caryl Churchill, Normal by Caitriona Daly and Murder of Crows by Lee Coffey for American College Dublin, A Picture of Us: A (sort of) Musical, Changed, both Romeo & Juliet and Macbe


meet the MAKERS

Emily Gillmor Murphy is an Irish playwright, theatre maker and novelist. 

Her theatre work includes: 

A Boy called Nedd. Showcased with Druid Theatre Company 2014. Produced with Theatre Upstairs and Bitter like a Lemon Theatre Company in 2015, directed by Karl Shiels. Shortlisted for The Stewart Parker Trust 2015. ALL TALK New Theatre Dublin New Writer’s week 2016, directed by Ciaran Gallagher. Monster? Produced with Theatre Upstairs 2017, directed by Karl Shiels. Her Fingernails a short play, produced 2017 with Writer’s Avenue London Theatre Company, directed by Sandra Thompson-Quartey. The Boy with Scar, Immersive play, produced 2018 in Italy with EU Collective Plays. Directed by Riccardo Sinibaldi. The Horror Writer. Produced 2019 with EGM Productions. Directed by Ciaran Gallagher, Dramaturgical work by Peter Dunne. 


Her novels include: 

You and I published with Random House 2012. One Chance published with Random House 2014. 


Emily is represented by literary agent Marianne Gunn-O’Connor.

Ciarán Gallagher is a freelance Director and Designer based in Dublin, whose portfolio of work has been enjoyed all over Ireland. His most recent directing credits include ”The Last Corner Shop on Misery Hill” by Mack Mirahmadi (2019) at Smock Alley Theatre, and ALVA (2020) by Seán MacDhonnagáin (as part of the Scene and Heard Festival). As both Director and Sound Designer, he most recently presented for the stage Emily Gillmor Murphy’s “The Horror Writer” (2019) in the Pearse Centre and The Whale Theatre Greystones, to critical praise.


As a Lighting Designer, Ciarán’s artistry was most recently showcased in “Overfired” and “GAA MAAD” both taking home the Outburst Queer Fringe Award in 2018 and 2019 respectively at the Dublin Fringe Festival. Ciarán also recently served as Sound Designer for “Eclipsed” (2020) by Patricia Burke Brogan and Directed by Kate Canning in its first stage reimagining since 1992.


In 2016, Ciarán’s version of Simon Stephens’ “Punk Rock” was selected to represent UCD in Galway as part of the Irish Student Drama Awards. It was nominated for 4 awards including Best Actor and Best Director, and took home the Judges Discretionary award for Best Ensemble.


In 2020 Ciarán began work on a new anthology audio drama podcast series titled “They’re Only Stories”, (as part of the Headstuff network) serving as host and series producer. (Premiering in late 2020).

Ciaran is also currently helming as Director and Designer for a brand new interactive audio theatre piece BLIND, which will be performed in the Whale Theatre in Greystones and the New Theatre later this year.

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