Dr. Paul O’Hanrahan, artistic director of Balloonatics Theatre Company, is an award-winning actor and director who specialises in the in-situ performance of Irish writers, particularly James Joyce and Samuel Beckett. He is particularly interested in place and memory studies and has a doctorate combining German and Contemporary Literature Studies from the University of Liverpool. He has Edinburgh Fringe First Awards for productions based on Joyce’s Ulysses and Finnegans Wake. In 2014 he devised the inaugural Beckett Walk for Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Council and has led this guided tour for the last eight years.