premiere Samuel Beckett Theatre
DATES 26 February -1 March 2014
Photo credit Luca Truffarelli

Interloper [in-ter-loh-per]: a person who becomes involved in a place or situation where they are not wanted or are considered not to belong.

We all question our place amongst people and wonder if we truly belong. Who decides if we belong or not? Isn’t there something life-affirming in deciding not to listen to your doubting inner voice, but instead to jump into each new situation not knowing what treasures you might find?

The work features dancers Liz Roche and Henry Montes, actress Caitríona Ní Mhurchú and drummer Bryan O’Connell, with lighting from Lee Curran and set & costume design by Joe Vanek. 

This eclectic cast of individuals comes together to perform a quirky and heartfelt dance piece that explores identity and belonging. Interloper highlights the bonds we make and break on a daily basis, and how we try to balance what we want with the desires of those around us. 

Liz says of this experience, “As a group of performers brought together specifically for this show, we all genuinely felt like interlopers at various points along the way, questioning our place in the piece and wondering if we belonged. “The inspirations for Interloper have come from so many different places – Dublin’s screaming seagulls, the yearning in Neil Young’s songs, timeless Chekov, hilarious and heart-breaking personal stories among the cast and crew, giddy morning walks on Foley St, the list goes on…Interloper has evolved from all of these places…”

Interloper’s Dublin performances were part of an exciting new collaboration with CoisCéim Dance Theatre and Irish Modern Dance Theatre supported by Dublin City Council – 

Interloper by Liz Roche Company Photo by Luca Truffarelli
Photo by Luca Truffarelli


Choreography Liz Roche  

Cast: Henry Montes, Caitríona Ní Mhurchú, Bryan O'Connell and Liz Roche

Lighting Design: Lee Curran

Set & Costumes: Joe Vanek

Sound Design: Cormac Carrol

Video Artist: Mags Mulvey

Camera assistant: Sebastien Escalante

Film Cast: Ashley Chen, Philip Connaughton, Liv O'Donoghue, Katherine O'Malley

Dramaturgy: Jimmy Fay and Carmen Mehnert

Photography: Luca Truffarelli

Interloper by Liz Roche Company Photo by Luca Truffarelli Poster
Interloper by Liz Roche Company Photo by Luca Truffarelli

Liz Roche Company would like to acknowledge the support of the Arts Council, Dublin City Council, Dublin Dance Festival, Dance Ireland, RTÉ Supporting the Arts, Project Arts Centre, The Samuel Beckett Centre and Modul Dance.

We are proud of our partners.

Liz Roche Company is strategically funded by the Arts Council and supported by Dublin City Council