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Up Up Up presents “Dogs Already Know How To Love” 1pm & 3pm

June 17, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 1:40 pm

€15 – €20

Up Up Up


‘Dogs Already Know How To Love’

…it takes us longer to figure it out.  A show for dogs, and their humans. Especially the difficult ones.

Written and performed by Emma O’Grady. Developed at SCENE + HEARD 2023, through an Arts Council Agility Award 2022, and supported by Galway County Council Arts Office through the Artist Support Scheme.

Emma O’Grady is an Inis Oírr-based theatre artist, documentary maker and production manager. She collaborates with people to create theatre, film and art inspired by true events, real lives and shared histories. Her first play What Good is Looking Well When You’re Rotten on the Inside?  was produced to critical acclaim in 2017. In 2020 she created documentary series Mad, Bad and Dangerous: A Celebration of Difficult Women for Dublin Fringe and Bealtaine. Emma has been touring work to Áras Éanna since 2011 and was Artist-in-Residence in 2015. Emma is an Irish Theatre Institute Six in the (Virtual) Attic artist 2022/23.

Audience be aware:

– There are a limited number of dogs permitted at each performance so it is essential to book in advance. Dogs without a ticket will not be admitted.

– There will be dogs present at this performance so if any of your party has dog allergies or phobias we kindly ask them to *sit* this one out

– Social dogs welcome as long as they are accompanied by a human.

– Dogs attending must be up to date with their vaccinations, please bring copy or photo of their most recent vaccination cert as proof.

– Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times.

– Dogless humans are also welcome.

– Áras Éanna reserves the right to refuse admittance to dogs or humans.

– For ‘difficult’ or ‘anxious’ dogs who find it hard to be around other dogs or strangers there are extra private/family performances available. Please email riarthoir@aras-eanna.ie for details.

– Human audience members are asked not to approach or touch any other humans or dogs without explicit permission.

– While children are welcome, this has not been created as a family show and contains themes of grief, death and suicide.

Sat 17th June

Duration: 45mins

Language: English

Show times: 1pm and 3pm, plus private slots available on request

Emma is collecting voice notes of dog stories! If you know someone who has lost a special dog or a ‘heart dog’ or a ‘dog of their life’ who would like to contribute they can email ‘DOG SHOW’ to dogsalreadyknowhowtolove@gmail.com and she will send them instructions.

Tickets available here for 1pm show:          https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/626100602757

Tickets available here for 3pm show:         https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/626486507007


June 17, 2023
1:00 pm - 1:40 pm
€15 – €20


Áras Éanna