Baby wipes, glitter and cans at the ready, Joni and Scarlett head off on their respective weekends. From two walks of life 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!

Written by: Ali Hardiman

Director: Clare Maguire

Cast: Ali Hardiman, Ericka Roe

Composer & Sound Design: Sam Hardiman

Set Design: Ursula McGinn

Lighting Design: Shane Gill 

In May 2018 ELECTRIC had it's World Premiere in Theatre Upstairs. It then went on a tour around Ireland and the UK including the following venues:

Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Underbelly Delhi Belly Cowgate: 1st - 26th August

Brighton Fringe Festival, The Caxton Arms : 25th May - 2nd June

St.Johns Theatre Listowel, Kerry: 2nd May

The Lyric Theatre, Belfast: 25th - 27th April

The Axis Theatre Ballymun: 17th April

Friars Gate, Limerick: 12th April

The Civic Theatre: 2nd - 6th April

The Dolmen Theatre: 28th - 29th March

Smock Alley Theatre: 18th - 23rd March 

Theatre Upstairs World Premiere 2018 

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"...the closest thing to heaven you're likely to experience for quite some time..."

★★★★★ The Arts Review

"...engaging and humorous, Electric is a comedy with a heart."

★★★★ The Reviews Hub

"...two gifted performers"

Show of The Week

★★★★ Irish Mail on Sunday

"A touching script, tremendous performances, great music..."

★★★★ TN2 Magazine

"this is a show you really must see"

★★★★  Broadway Baby 

"I was completely blown away"

★★★★ Broadway World

"this two hander is masterfully handled"​

★★★★ Everything Theatre

"an intoxicatingly charming millennial fairytale"

★★★★ Fringe Biscuit

"Electric is witty, cheeky, and refreshingly relatable"

★★★★ The Student Newspaper

"Hardiman's comedy chops get a superb outing in this love letter to the fun of music festivals..."

The Independent

"This is a sweet, coming-of-age play that vibrates with the spark of newly discovered freedom..."

Best of What's On,

The Sunday Times


"a MUST see"

Sunday Business Post (feature)