Distance From The Event


Distance From The Event is an Irish science fiction noir piece, set in a dystopian future in which paper is extremely rare. It tells the story of Mel, a detective trying to take down a rogue art dealer, and dealing with the incursion of a distant alien voice into her psyche. It is a story about isolation, not-knowing, and life’s hidden symmetries, told through a pastiche of narratives, genres, lights, walls, puppets, and violence.


– Reviews + Awards
Nominated, 2014 for Best Set Design (Colm McNally)
Irish Times Theatre Awards

‘This is an ambitious production by Collapsing Horse, and lighting, design and direction work furiously to buff their cool vision of the future into a seamless, synthetic whole’
– Irish Times

‘Smooth choreography …. pristine staging…a stunning production, elevated above many of its Fringe counterparts. See it.’
– ★★★★ entertainment.ie

“produced with sophistication”
– Irish Theatre Magazine

– Cast + Crew
Writter Eoghan Quinn
Director Dan Colley
Producer Matthew Smyth
Set Designer Colm McNally
Lighting Designer Sarah Jane Shiels
Costume Designer Emma Gleeson
Composer + Sound Designer Simon Bird
Puppetry Designer Aaron Heffernan
Assistant Director Stephen Quinn
Production Manager Adam Fitzsimons

Karl Quinn
Jamie O’Neill
Breffni Holahan
Emily Johnson
John Cronin

– Production

Samuel Beckett Theatre, (Dublin Fringe Festival), 2013

Civic Theatre, Tallaght (previews), 2013

Running Time: 90 mins