Foreground Presents Roots/Routes

Thursday 7th March 7.30pm

Friday 8th March 7.30pm

Saturday 9th March 7.30pm

Tickets: €10

Booking fee: online €1.50 per ticket / telephone €2 per ticket
Booking (021) 4507487 (Opening hours 1pm – 4pm Tuesday to Friday)

Final Year Students from the Department of Theatre, UCC, present their brand-new, devised theatre performances at Firkin Crane from Thursday 7th – Saturday 9th March.

The work emerges from a module entitled Final Year Performance Project, where the students are tasked with creating a theatrical adaptation of a pre-existing literary text. A fragment may be taken and expanded, a theme questioned, or the story told from a different perspective.

ROOTS/ROUTES will showcase 4 different, 30-minute performances, all rooted in their original texts, while journeying to new places through adaptation and collaboration.


A castle, a party, a man, a figure?

The clock, the windows, the glass, 3600 seconds, seven rooms, tick tock. 

Rainbow, Rainbow, Rainbow.

7.3.600, an adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s short story, “The Masque of the Red Death”, follows two party guests who find themselves trapped in a torturous cycle of life. The piece explores the fleeting and transient nature of life, and the inescapable quality of death.


An adaptation of “The Golden Bird”, a Brothers Grimm Fairy Tale.

This piece looks at the way we tell stories to children; the heroes we create, the characters we dismiss, and the morals we hold high.

Betwixt One Man

A man and his reflection. Outsider and Insider, together in a warped existence. The Insider holds the knowledge; The Outsider must uncover it.

Betwixt One Man is an adaptation of “The Outsider” by H.P. Lovecraft.

Goblin Market

“Come buy, Come buy, Come buy our Orchard Fruit.

All ripe together, in summer weather……”

An adaptation of Christina Rosetti’s “Goblin Market”, this is a piece of physical theatre that explores themes of female experience, sexuality and empowerment.