by Dylan Coburn Gray

The Stage Editor’s Theatre Pick, Edinburgh Fringe 2017

Exeunt Magazine Recommendation, Edinburgh Fringe 2017

Best New Play Nominee, Dublin Fringe 2016

BlackCatfishMusketeer is a low-tech show about high-tech things that asks "What does the internet feel like?"

You meet someone online. You know nothing about them except their name – which may or may not be real – and they seem to like you as much as you like them. In fact, you think you love each other. But do you? Can you? What even is love anyway? This show won't tell you what love is, but it will tell you what love isn't.
It's about trust, doubt, closeness at a distance, and being worried you'll die alone and cats will eat you. It's is about people getting to know each other through screens, and the presentation of old themes in new situations.

Written by Dylan Coburn Gray



★★★★★ Clever, funny, and poignant. BlackCatfishMusketeer is a stand-out performance. – The Skinny

★★★★★ A great show. There isn’t that much more you could ask from a piece of Fringe theatre. – To Do List London

★★★★ Within this ­traditional story format, the piece weaves new and very insightful ideas of what love, trust and romance mean in the hyper-connected­ ­
modern age. – The Scotsman

★★★★ Intricate, intelligent. Insightful and illuminating. – The Stage

★★★★ A deeply hopeful, humorous, delicate exploration of modern dating, of fear and trust, of suggestive ellipses, of love. – Fest

  • Directed by Claire O’Reilly

  • Written by Dylan Coburn Gray

  • Performed by Aoife Spratt, Catherine Russell, and Ste Murray

  • Poster, Set, Costume Design by Molly O’Cathain

  • Lighting Design by John Gunning

  • Produced by Breffni Holahan and Carla Rogers

Dublin Fringe, The Lir, Summerhall, Edinburgh Fringe, Rough Magic, Lorna Kettle, Cillian McNamara, Eve Rogers, DU Players, the Abbey Theatre, Maeve Hegarty, Erica Murray, Sionnán Ní Nualláin, Peter Corboy, Liz Nilsson, Brain O'Cathain, Fionn Foley, Sam Ford, Brian McMahon Gallagher, Ailish Kerr, Rhiannon McGavin, Maeve O'Mahony, and Sarah Bradley.