100% Funded


Target: €3000


€3,000 Raised


63 Funders

PONDLING by Genevieve Hulme Beaman

By Cliona Dukes


Written and Performed by Genevieve Hulme-Beaman; Directed by Paul Meade and Designed by Colm McNally

Gúna Nua Theatre Co & Ramblinman are proud to present PONDLING as part of Dublin Fringe Festival 2013

PROUD she was in the park that day with her shiny black shoes from a shiny green box and as she peddled along on her my little pony bicycle, she took quick quiet glances for herself down to her feet and decided that cream tights were definitely the right choice, that they did accentuate her raven black silky shiny shoes. She was FREE, BRAVE, BEAUTIFUL, and she was ready to go back to school in a week and a half and show JOHNNO BOYLE O’CONNOR how free and brave and beautiful she really was.

A story of LOVE, beauty, chicken chasing, daisy chains, cat killing, french singing, dress wearing, befriending, belonging, becoming, en-suite bathrooms and the day at the pond.

Gúna Nua Theatre is an independent theatre production company based in Dublin, Ireland. The company is committed to creating, developing and delivering the best in innovative, contemporary and popular drama nationally and internationally. It has established a reputation for innovative, vital and exciting theatre which has received an overwhelmingly positive response from audiences and critics alike. Founded in 1998, Gúna Nua has produced twenty one shows, fourteen of them new plays by Irish writers, and has received numerous awards and nominations for its ground-breaking work.

Ramblinman is a script-based theatre company. Our approach is simple – let the text do the talking. We don’t want to lecture, tease, confuse or create parables for our audience – we’d much prefer to engage them with the power of the story simply by being faithful to the playwright's original words. We want to make theatre-going a genuine, realistic, visual, entertaining and open experience.

Genevieve trained in the Gaiety School of Acting. Since graduating she has played the part of Amber in Gúna Nua’s ‘Little Gem’ which went on a national and Australian tour, Sinead in ‘Anne and Barry’ a devised promenade piece with Talking Shop Ensemble for the Absolut Dublin Fringe Festival, the part of The Ghost in Roger Greggs live radio play ‘The Ghost Behind the Black Door’, Chrissy in ‘Finding Fighting Words’, a short piece she wrote and directed as part of the Collaborations Festival 2012, Kate Hardcastle in Smock Alley Theatre’s ‘She Stoops to Conquer’, Edie in Pillow Talk Theatre Co.’s ‘Heroin(e) for Breakfast’, and Sophie in Glass Dolls production of Broadening in last year’s Absolut Dublin Fringe Festival.

The production budget for this year's Dublin Fringe Festival Hit Pondling is 8k which we plan to raise through several channels - quizzes, fundraisers and this Fund it campaign. This budget covers the costs of set, lights, costume, promotional materials, rehearsal rooms and more!