Calipo are probably the first theatre company I fell in love with, when I saw ‘Love is the Drug’ almost 15 years ago. My geography teacher was in it. I saw Thisispopbaby‘s “Alice in Funderland” last January and it’s still one of the best things I’ve seen this year, so I’m looking forward to Calipo’s new show ‘Pineapple’, written by Mr. Thisispopbaby, Phillip McMahon. It also stars the wonderful Janet Moran, who was both hilarious and heart-breaking in ‘No Romance’ at the Peacock earlier last year.
It opens tonight in the Droichead Arts Centre, as part of the Drogheda Arts Festival, then moves first to Draiocht in Blanschardstown and then to Axis in Ballymun.
Last year was the first time I ever made it to the Drogheda Arts Festival. I always seem to be away for the May bank holiday and this year is no exception. However I am looking forward to seeing Pineapple at Axis. It’s a lovely theatre and very easy to get to from town.