Digging for Fire

By Declan Hughes


Spend an evening with some old friends…

Seven college friends on the brink of turning 30 get together for a reunion. But nostalgia is gradually eroded as the drink loosens tongues and the true events of the past emerge with savage and humorous consequences.

Hailed by the critics as “wickedly funny, stylish, clever and relevant”, ‘Digging for Fire’ is a bleakly optimistic comedy about love, friendship and growing up.

Hughes brilliantly captures the mood of a generation on the cusp of the Celtic Tiger.

Digging for Fire was first performed on the 16th of October 1991 in Project Arts Centre. It went on to open at the Bush Theatre in London on the 20th of March 1992 with the same cast.

The show was then revived in 2013 and ran in Project Arts Centre from April 18th to May 4th, 2013.

This production was awarded the following:

Nomination: 2014 ITITA Best Actress- Orla Fitzgerald

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