SHOW is an annual event taking place in TDC. It is a weekend of work-in-progress showings by a number of theatre companies or individuals. SHOW 2019 will run from Friday, 6th to Sunday, 8th December. All events are open to the public and free.

The purpose of SHOW is to give theatre artists the opportunity to test out their new work in development in front of an audience, and get feedback on the work.  It is also an opportunity to meet other theatre professionals, and get work seen by potential stakeholders including funding bodies and venue managers.

Each showing is followed by a critical discussion. The audience are invited to take part in the discussion.

Pieces presented at SHOW in the past have gone on to full productions in Cork, nationally and internationally.

The artists presenting at SHOW 2019 are listed below, as well as the time of their showing. There is a website for SHOW 2019 which contains detailed information about the artists and their work. The address is



1pm – Jessica Courtney Leen: “Waiting for Wifi”

6pm – Michelle Read: “On a House Like a Fire”

8pm – Wandering Star Theatre Company: “Cockeyed Caravan”


11am – ALSA Productions: “Aonair”

1pm – Roseanna Purcell: “MUCK”

3pm – John Doran: “We’re In Here”

5pm – Candlelit Theatre: “Connla’s Wave”

7pm – No Kissin’ Ensemble: “Maskulinity”


3pm – Corcadorca/Peter Power: “Squibbs”

5pm – Octopus Soup: “Grandparent’s Day”