Inferno, Kid

Spoken Word (theatre, film)

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  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years
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Inferno, Kid is a coming-of-age story on a path strewn with violence and vanquished hope. The mixed-media spoken word piece, tells of a young man, Dylan, on the margins of modern society. It is inspired by real life events in Limerick, a city on the west coast of Ireland, and offers a gritty window into poverty, crime and social policy.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: The audience enter from George IV Bridge, with a couple of steps to enter the building. A temporary ramp is also available. The Studio is located downstairs, via a single width staircase. A lift is also available. The audience enter in the middle of the auditorium. There is a single row with level access, with further seating accessed via a raked centre aisle.
  • Wheelchair access type: Temporary Ramp, Lift (Platform Lift)

  • 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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  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Ashley Shiers 4 days ago

An emotional & poignant piece of spoken word theatre. Expertly performed, the show feels very personal & intimate.

Owen Richard 9 days ago

I saw Inferno Kid on the first preview night (August 12th) and was quite honestly blown away.

It is an excellent coming of age story which challenges the audience to consider the balance between the shortsighted but good intentions of public policy and the unintended negative consequences of the same policies that tragically impact real peoples lives (for generations).

The story is told through the eyes of a troubled young man, as a symbol of his community, who is let down by the system and is battling on all fronts to keep his head about water.

What really captivated me was the range of emotions you feel for the main character. Without revealing too much I was conflicted. How can you support him given his retaliatory actions? However how can you not support knowing (through the education provided by the story) the challenges that he and those around him face? “There are two sides to every story” does not seem adequate to describe the complicated intertwining of this time in Ireland (2007-2016). I found myself closing my eyes and wishing this was not based on actual events. But it is.

The subject matter is not something I had a lot of familiarity with going in. I attended the show because of the differentiated storytelling style promised and the very engaging team on the street out talking about their show. "The Hamilton of the Streets” promise was intriguing. I'm glad I did. The artwork was fantastic (by an artist local to the region discussed in the show). That also attracted me as a differentiator.

The story is told through beat driven spoken word, rhyme and through animation which makes the show more engaging than other mediums at the fringe this year. It held my attention without too many handovers.

Despite it being a big venue, the performance felt very intimate with the performer being able to connect directly with the audience on some very challenging topics and honestly uncomfortable moments. The main character transports you into the moment. I cant say enough good things about him. He had a drink afterward with the audience and sang a song for those that hung around at the nearby McSorleys.

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