Theatre (new writing, comedy)

  • Underbelly, Cowgate - Iron Belly
  • 12:40
  • Aug 27
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: Ireland
  • Group: Bump and Grind Theatre Company
  • Warnings and additional info: Strong language/swearing, More information
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Niamh O'Reilly is a Frigid, meaning she's never been kissed. And at 14, she'd want to hurry. Tonight at the local teenage disco, her friends are on a mission to change that – whether she wants to or not. Set in Dublin in 2007, it's a coming-of-age comedy about frenemies, first times and figuring it out. Winner of the Bewley's Little Gem Award at Dublin Fringe Festival 2022. Written and performed by Rosa Bowden with live DJ Ciarán Gallagher. 'An amazing comedy, with heart wrenching and tender moments' ***** (

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: There are 50 steps into this venue from the cowgate entrance.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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Glynis Wozniak 32 days ago

Absolutely unbelievably written and performed by Rosa Bowden - and there's a DJ: a live DJ in the form of Ciaran Gallagher, whose timing was impeccable, and tunes bop-worthy in my seat.
Underneath the hilarity, there is a strong message of being true to yourself no matter how heavy the weight of peer pressure.
If you ever resonated with feeling 'different' in a friend group, you will feel a instant bond with character Niamh O'Reilly and be cheering her to the very end.
Irreverent humour at its finest, Rosa is absolutely someone to watch!

Jess HS 40 days ago

I would highly recommend this show. Wonderfully acted, very well written. It took me back to some painful teenage memories, in hilarious fashion.

Bianca 44 days ago

This show deserved a much bigger audience, if you're on the fence about seeing it, definitley go! Brilliant storytelling, brilliant character acting, well worth seeing.

Susie Hicks 45 days ago

wonderfully well observed, very funny and ultimately cathartic, a joy for anyone whose been a teenage girl

David Murphy 48 days ago

I didn’t realise that I remembered my teenage years as well as I do until I assert this piece. I felt young again with all the angst and pain that goes with the early teen years. Performed beautifully and I thoroughly enjoyed this.

Tighearnan Noonan 53 days ago

Fantastic show that filled me with nostalgia good and bad for my teen years. Highly recommend.

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The Student (5/5 stars) 37 days ago

Frigid is easily the funniest show I’ve seen at this year’s Fringe and should be seen by anyone who loves comedy, Irish accents, and/or Rihanna’s third album.

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euronews 40 days ago

She’ll make you laugh with embarrassment, then cry from nostalgia, then laugh all over again.

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Fest (3/5 stars) 45 days ago

An unflinching exploration of early noughties girlhood.

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The Indiependent (4/5 stars) 48 days ago

Packed with jokes, great storytelling, and a healthy dose of nostalgia, Frigid is an ideal way to kick off your Fringe.

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