New comedy play set at Electric Picnic to be performed at the festival

Michelle Hogan

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Michelle Hogan

New comedy play staged at Electric Picnic to be performed at the festival

A brilliant new light hearted comedy play that looks into class prejudice in Ireland through the lens of two girls who meet at Electric Picnic, is set to take to The Hazel Wood stage at the festival this weekend.

The play ran for two weeks in Theatre Upstairs in Dublin in April and completely sold out its last 10 nights. It has received a five star review from The Arts Review and four stars from The Reviews Hub.

Speaking to the Leinster Express, writer and actor, Ali Hardiman, explained more about the play.

“I set the play at Electric Picnic because I think it's a fantastic place where people from all walks of life meet and party without prejudice for 72 hours straight.

“The play takes you on a journey with Scarlett and Joni through their weekend at Electric Picnic as they sing, dance and overcome the boundaries that divide them.

“I play Scarlett, Ericka Roe plays Joni and we both play all the other characters along the way. The show is completely underscored with original music composed by my genius brother Sam Hardiman,” she said.

The play comes to The Hazel Wood at Electric Picnic this Saturday, September 1 at 3pm.

With baby wipes, glitter and cans at the ready, Joni and Scarlett head off on their respective weekends.

From two sides of Dublin City and residing on two sides of the festival, the pair unexpectedly meet in the neon fields of Electric Picnic.

Hysterically riotous and soul-stirring, ELECTRIC probes our innate prejudices and preconceived notions of who we are while taking you on the session of a lifetime!

The play is written by Ali Hardiman, starring Ericka Roe and Ali Hardiman and directed by Clare Maguire  with original beats by Sam Hardiman.