BlackCatfishMusketeer by MALAPROP


Best New Play Nominee at Dublin Fringe 2016

The Stage: editor's pick, edfringe 2017

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


★★★★★ The skinny

★★★★★ to do list london

★★★★ the scotsman

★★★★ the stage

  • 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.