About the production

Dublin Youth Theatre is proud to present this year’s Big Show as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival 2017.

Goldfish keep growing as long as they have room to grow into. This is not true of people, or millionaires with mansions would be ten feet tall. What IS true is that the houses we grow up in leave marks on us, for better or worse. This is a play about the first eighteen years of your life and all of the things you may or may not learn in that time. How to cook, how to share a room without going insane, how to be happy. It’s about how after those eighteen years you’re expected to know certain things, even though there isn’t a class. It’s about how that’s scary, even if you’re prepared. It’s about how lots of people aren’t, not even remotely.

this is a room… is performed by young people who will never own houses.

If you grew up somewhere, this show is for you.

Suitable for ages 14+


Cast and Creative

Written by Dylan Coburn Gray

Directed by Veronica Coburn

Set and Costume Design: Deirdre Dwyer

Lighting Design: Eamon Fox

Cast: Abigail Adrian-Sisson, Liadh Blake, Isaac Casey, Niamh Cotter, Jane Finnegan, Jessie Flynn,Eoin Fullston, Joe Gallagher,  Bríain Hudson, Eimear Hussey, Aaron Katambay, Finn Kilbride,Pippa Molony, Sibéal Ní Mhaoileoin, Celine O’Brien, Colm O’Rourke, Andrew Richardson, Amy Shields, Lee Stafford, Seán Talbot, Ceri-May Thomas

Information and Tickets

Venue: Project Arts Centre (Cube)

Preview: Sept 27, 7.45pm

Dates: Sept 28 & 29, 7.45pm Sept 30, 2.45pm & 7.45pm, Oct 1, 2.45pm

Tickets: €12 – €18

Duration: Approx. 90 mins. No interval.

Talking Theatre: Sept 30, post-show (2.45pm). With Veronica Coburn and Dylan Coburn-Gray

Tickets can be booked through the Dublin Theatre Festival website.