Minding Creative Minds at Dublin Fringe Festival

Minding Creative Minds (MCM) is Ireland’s (free and confidential) first 24/7 wellbeing and support programme for the entire Irish Creative sector here at home and our Irish overseas.  Everyone working or involved with Minding Creative Minds (MCM) work in the creative sector across a number of streams and roles. With Dublin Fringe Festival now underway for its 2023 programme we wish to remind everyone working on or off the stage as part of the festival; our supports at Minding Creative Minds are for you, all of you. 

  • Minding Creative Minds can be contacted via the following numbers; 24/7 Dedicated Phone Line (Phone 1800 814 244) | (Calling from NI / UK – 0800 0903677) (International – 00353 15180277)


  • One such event within the programme is You’re Needy (sounds frustrating).


Premiering as part of Dublin Fringe Festival 2023, You’re Needy (sounds frustrating) opens today on Friday 15th and runs through Saturday 23rd September.  Performances will run four times a day and have a running time of 35 minutes.


You’re Needy (sounds frustrating); Carrie’s moved into her bathroom. she’s living on slim noodles, chopped parsley baths and SnailMucusWhalePlacenta Face Masks (™). every week she’s visited by a volunteer hired to help her reintegrate into society. This week, it’s your turn. Take an ocean breath, snort a line of rock salt and brace your orifices for some steaming. All your yoni eggs have come home to roost: it’s time to peel off those cucumbers and take a long hard look at yourself:


You’re Needy (sounds frustrating), is an unique off-site experience for one actor and one audience member set in the bathroom of a (real!) house; Pembroke Cottages, Donnybrook. (There will also be a volunteer from Dublin fringe festival at all performances.)

It centres on Carrie, a young woman, who has retreated to her bathroom in pursuit of peace, solitude and “wellness”. The piece interrogates how capitalism seeks to control women’s bodies through the “wellness” industry, touching on monotony, meditation, medication, and, of course, Gwenyth Paltrow.


You’re Needy (sounds frustrating) was developed at FRINGE LAB and supported by Dublin Fringe Festival’s Make Space for Art Fund. The development of the project was supported by Corcadorca, Pavilion Theatre, Kilkenny Arts Festival, Shawbrook Residential, Pan Pan Starter Programme and Camden People’s Theatre.


Bookings for all fringe festival shows can be made via: fringefest.com or T. 1800 374 643