Become a Friend

Rachel Ní Bhraonáin


This is a past event which has now ended.

This is the thrill of fighting another human, without the fear. This is a dance, a gig, a theatrical shove into the heart of the pit. This is the meaning behind the chaos.

The Mad Bastards, The Pit Protectors, The Karate Choppers, The Bearded Beer Drinkers; everyone plays their part in this ritual of wild abandon.

With live music, real interviews, dance and text, five performers dive into the deeper meaning behind a misunderstood subculture. Is this violence or dancing? What are the rules? What do bacteria, birds, gas and moshers have in common? And why would anyone do this?

This is a show about a community connected through music and risk. This is a show with humour, heart and a whole lot of headbanging.

★★★★★ This is a show for anyone who has ever moshed and for those who haven’t. And, most of all, for anyone who has never understood the appeal of moving as one with thousands of others.”   
Irish Times 

MOSH premiered at Dublin Fringe 2023, where it was nominated for Best Production and won the winner of the Best Sound Design and Best Ensemble Awards. 


Funded by the Arts Council of Ireland / An Chomhairle Ealaíon and Waterford City & County Council, with support from ArtLinks, field:arts, Firkin Crane, and Garter Lane Arts Centre. Originally developed at the 8th PanPan International Mentorship and VISUAL Carlow.



Important information

Age guidance: 12+

Content warning: MOSH features loud music, smoke machines and strobe lighting. The show contains references to violence and swearing.

Duration: 1 hour


Concessions: 10% off tickets priced £10 or over for D/deaf or disabled, Full-time students, Go 4Less cardholders and Jobseekers

Under 18: £7.50

Essential Companions: Any audience member requiring an essential carer/companion can get one free ticket. Relevant discounts or concessions still apply to the paid ticket.

Young NNF: £7.50 tickets for ages 18-25 with our FREE YoungNNF membership. Sign up here

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23 May

07:30 pm

£7.50 - £20.00


24 May

07:30 pm

£7.50 - £20.00


25 May

07:30 pm

£7.50 - £20.00

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