Michelle Cahill _ Thirteen Steps to the Attic

Michelle Cahill

      Thirteen Steps to the Attic

Firkin Crane | 16 March 2018

Michelle Cahill presents the world premiere of Thirteen Steps to the Attic at Firkin Crane. Thirteen Steps to the Attic is a multi-layered montage of movement and text created and performed by Dublin-based physical performer Michelle Cahill, directed by Rowan Tolley (Rowan Tolley Company) set to a live sound-score and recorded tracks from the eclectic band Thieves of Silence.

In an attic, in a house, with only letters for company, a woman is led by a man to take a precarious step into the vibrancy of her imagination. Connected by words on a page Thirteen Steps to the Attic examines the known, the unknown, and the invisible desire that was unquestionably real.

An evocative solo performance, interspersed with moments of tenderness and humour Thirteen Steps to the Attic uncovers the story of a woman led by a man to take a precarious step into the vibrancy of her imagination. Based on a true story.

Thirteen Steps to the Attic will premiere at Firkin Crane, Friday 16 March, 8pm.

Ticket prices: €14 / €12 / €10 early bird
Online bookings: www.firkincrane.ie
Box Office: 021 4507487

Funded by The Arts Council Dance Project Award. Supported by Shawbrook, Dance Ireland, Tipperary Dance Platform, Fringe LAB and produced in association with Firkin Crane. 

Performed by Michelle Cahill
Directed by Rowan Tolley


Michelle Cahill, Producer

  1. maydaycreates@gmail.com
  2. +353 87 9650505

Twitter: @michellecahill_

Eimear O’Brien, PR, Firkin Crane

  1. eimear@eimearobrienpr.ie
  2. +353 86 8900364

Performer and producer Michelle Cahill studied dance-theatre and performance in Yorkshire, London and Limerick. She was awarded an Arts Council bursary and a scholarship to study at Trinity LABAN, London, graduating in 1999. She worked in the UK and Spain before returning to Ireland in 2001 and was a founding member of the award-winning Catapult Dance Company with Rebecca Walter. Her performance work over the past 15 years spans theatre, dance and film and includes the multi-award-winning dance film The Area, Ríonach NíNéill/Ciotóg; Capitalism The Musical, Galway Theatre Festival; OUT SIDE IN, Cathy Coughlan/HAVOC. As a producer she’s worked with writer/director Martin Sharry, physical theatre company Junk Ensemble, Dance Artist Cathy Coughlan and Rowan Tolley Company.

Rowan Tolley


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