Ray Scannell with Once Off Productions in association with Cork Midsummer Festival and the Everyman presents



“He can’t seem to reconcile the fact that the world is ending… and the people of Clonsilla are still getting driving lessons.”


Project Arts Centre (Cube), 26th September-5th October 2019

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Following a hugely successful run at Cork Midsummer Festival, The Bluffer’s Guide to Suburbia will be presented as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival at Project Arts Centre (Cube) from 26th September to 5th October 2019.

It’s nearly 20 years since Finn left his family home in the Dublin suburbs for a chance to be the next darling on the indie circuit. But his music career has gone down the tubes, the blinding London lights have burned him out, and he’s on the ferry home with empty pockets and his guitar strap between his legs.

From the concrete jungle of the N31 to a painfully hip music festival on the white sands of the Aran Islands, The Bluffer’s Guide to Suburbia lovingly exposes a generation of adult children living back in the home, struggling to fit into the nuclear family ideal, and trying to make music in the face of rental crises and global catastrophe.

Following the success of Mimic (2007), Alice in Funderland (THISISPOPBABY/Abbey Theatre 2012) and Deep (2013)Ray Scannell makes his festival writing debut with this new apocalyptic black comedy with live music and original songs.

This production is funded by the Arts Council.

  • Written and composed by Ray Scannell

  • Directed by Tom Creed

  • Set and Lighting Design by Sinéad McKenna

  • Sound Design and Additional Composition by Peter Power

  • Costume Design by Saileóg O’Halloran 

  • Video Design by Jack Phelan

  • Produced by Naomi Daly and Maura O’Keeffe


    Performed by Ray Scannell, Peter Power and Christiane O’Mahony

Part ferocious standup, part electronica gig, 100% Theatre****
— The guardian

Photos by Colm Hogan (video & additional pic by Laura Sheeran)