Dublin Theatre Festival


Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Directed and Written by Suzanne Andrade

Venue Project Cube
Date 25 Sep - 27 Sep 10.00pm
Duration 55mins

Film, Animation and Design Paul Barritt
Music Lillian Henley
Costume Esme Appleton
Performed by Suzanne Andrade, Esme Appleton and Lillian Henley

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Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea cleverly combines 1920s cabaret, live music, and performance with impossibly glamorous movies and wickedly funny animation. Using the aesthetic of silent film, a series of comic vignettes unfold which take its audience on a deliciously surreal journey from the wild woods to the shipwrecked seas, from the weird underbelly of the suburbs to the tweedy world of the fading aristocracy. 

Winner of multiple awards (including a Herald Angel and Fringe First), the show has been compared to Shockheaded Peter, David Lynch, and Edward Gorey with a twist of Weimar cabaret. This highly original, multiple award-winning show has already played sold-out runs in London, New York and Edinburgh and comes to Dublin as part of an extensive world tour. A delicately deadly delight!

“Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea sends you into the night with a wicked smile.”  The New Yorker

We Feel...
An ingeniously dark and strangely beautiful blend of fractured fairytales and silent film homage.