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The Gaiety Theatre is delighted to welcome this acclaimed production of The Kite Runner to Dublin for a limited run. Based on Khaled Hosseini’s international best-selling novel, this powerful story has been adapted into a stunning new stage production. A haunting tale of friendship which spans cultures and continents, it follows one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption. Afghanistan is a divided country on the verge of war and two childhood friends are about to be torn apart. It’s a beautiful afternoon in Kabul and the skies are full of the excitement and joy of a kite flying tournament. But neither Hassan or Amir can foresee the terrible incident which will shatter their lives forever.  

For over 20 years, nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance. The worldwide phenomenon which is Riverdance began its journey as the interval act in the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, produced for television by Moya Doherty. This electrifying and innovative seven minute dance piece was then developed into a full-length stage show by Producer Moya Doherty, Composer Bill Whelan and Director John McColgan. With its fusion of Irish and International music and dance, the show broke all box office records during its world première run in Dublin and has continued to set new records in packed theatres and arenas throughout the world. www.riverdance.com – Since 1995 Riverdance has played 11,500 performances and been seen live by over 25 million people in over 467 venues worldwide in 47 countries across 6 continents – Travelled 750,000 miles (or to the moon and back and back again!) – Played to a global television audience of 3 billion people – Sold over 3 million copies of the Grammy Award-winning CD and 10 million Riverdance videos & DVD

For the first time in 30 years you will be able to view the incredible paintings and graphic work of Irish artist Roderic O’Conor, so don’t miss this rare opportunity at the National Gallery of Ireland. This exciting exhibition will illustrate how O’Conor’s dissatisfaction with Impressionism led to his signature Expressionist style. You will see many artworks which have previously never been on display before and also get a sense of O’Conor’s place among contemporaries like Van Gogh and Gauguin. Whether you’re a major art buff or you just fancy spending an afternoon immersed in some truly captivating landscapes, visiting Roderic O’Conor and the Moderns at the National Gallery of Ireland is guaranteed to be time well spent.

We’re delighted to announce that Amy Ross (Elphaba), Helen Woolf (Glinda), Aaron Sidwell (Fiyero), Steven Pinder (The Wizard and Doctor Dillamond), Kim Ismay (Madame Morrible), Emily Shaw (Nessarose), Iddon Jones (Boq) and Nikki Bentley (Standby for Elphaba) will lead the cast of the spectacular, critically acclaimed and multi record-breaking UK & Ireland Tour when it returns to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre from 17 July to 1 September 2018. Acclaimed as “a joyous spectacle that captures the imagination” (Irish Independent) and “a magical mystery tour through the fantasyland of Oz” (London Evening Standard), WICKED tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two sorcery students and their extraordinary adventures in Oz, which will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West. Based on the acclaimed, best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire that ingeniously re-imagines the stories and characters originally created by L. Frank Baum in ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’, WICKED has become a global phenomenon featuring astounding technical wizardry, stunning costumes, a compelling ‘untold’ story and show-stopping songs, including the incredible ‘Defying Gravity’.

Jimmy’s Hall tells the true story of Leitrim farmer Jimmy Gralton, the only Irishman deported from his own country. His crime was to build a dance hall where he encouraged the local community to learn, to argue and to dream, but above all to dance and have fun. As the hall grew in popularity its free-spirited reputation brought it to the attention of the church and politicians who forced Jimmy to flee and the hall to close. A decade later, at the height of the Depression, Jimmy returns from the US. The hall stands abandoned but as Jimmy sees the poverty and growing oppression in the village, the leader and activist within him is stirred. He decides to reopen the hall, and so takes on the established authorities of the church and the government.

Immerse yourself in the wonderful landscapes by artist Frans Post at this exciting new National Gallery of Ireland exhibition. From 1636, Frans Post spent several years exploring Brazil and creating captivating artworks based on the exotic flowers, wild animals, and stunning views that he witnessed on his travels. At this rare exhibition, you will view Post’s extraordinary depictions of Dutch sugar plantations and an array of eye-catching creatures including alligators, monkeys and anteaters. Whether you’ve been to Brazil before or it’s always been on your travel wishlist, a visit to Beasts From Brazil at the National Gallery of Ireland is guaranteed to inspire wanderlust and fire your imagination.

Sarah Millican is not a control freak, she’s a control enthusiast. She even controls her own insults, see? Do you arrange the nights out? Are you in charge of passports on holiday? Then so are you! Whether you’re sorting the tickets for this show or turning up when you’re told to, welcome. You’ll learn about Rescue Men, farting in hospital pants, what can happen at a bra fitting, the benefits of casserole, plus tips on how to talk to shop assistants and the correct way to eat a biscuit. Funny, frank and unapologetically filthy.

Shania Twain comes to Dublin for the first time in 13 years! With Friday’s release of her stunning new album ‘NOW’ ( out today on Virgin/EMI) and three decades into her storied career, Shania Twain has never sounded better. Containing the singles ‘Swingin’ With My Eyes Closed’ and the joyful lead track and radio mainstay ‘Life’s About to Get Good’, ‘NOW’ is the first time Shania has assumed the role of sole songwriter and co-producer. Shania is a five-time GRAMMY Award-winner and the reigning Queen of Country Pop. With 90 million albums sold worldwide, Shania remains the top-selling female country artist of all time. Shania’s albums include her Platinum-selling 1993 debut, Shania Twain; the GRAMMY Award-winning, Double Diamond-selling 1995 release, The Woman in Me; Come On Over, the best-selling studio album in Soundscan history by a female artist in any genre and the best-selling country album of all time with over 40 million units sold worldwide; and UP!, Shania’s third consecutive Diamond-selling album release. Recognizing her indelible impact and achievements in music, Shania is the first and only female artist to receive CMT’s Artist of a Lifetime Award. She was also honoured with the Icon Award at Billboard’s Women in […]

With 103 album releases, 123 single hits and the equivalent of 20 years spent in the UK charts, voted Britain’s “Ultimate Pop Star”, Sir Cliff Richard will be celebrating his 60th Anniversary in the music business. “To sustain any career for 60 years is amazing. To do it in the field of music is rare indeed and Cliff has achieved it with style and quality throughout.” says BBC Radio 2’s Ken Bruce. This morning Cliff Richard announced that he will be touring Ireland and the UK again in 2018, he had the following to say: “I am so happy to announce that I will be doing a tour to celebrate my 60th Anniversary in the music business. I cannot believe it is already 10 years since my 50th Anniversary in 2008 – so much has happened, and I’m very grateful that you have kept me busy! I am truly delighted to be performing the 58-18=60 Tour in 2018. I hope you will join me….. I simply can’t wait! – see you next year!”

Jason Manford is delighted to announce his “Muddle Class” Irish tour for Sept 2018 which will see him travel to many corners of the country delighting audiences with his infectious wit, charm and humour. Jason said: “I’m really chuffed to be coming back to Ireland. It’s gonna be a great laugh and I can’t wait to get back to some cracking venues. Come along, bring your pals, your teenagers, your folks and I promise we will have a cracking night together.” In addition to the new tour, Jason hosts his ratings-winning three-hour live show on Absolute Radio every Sunday morning. He recently hosted the critically acclaimed Sunday night primetime ITV1 game show, Bigheads. As well as The Nightly Show on ITV1. On 6th October Jason released his debut album ‘A Different Stage’ on Decca Records. Inspired by Manford’s love for musical theatre, ‘A Different Stage’ ranges from show tunes he has performed in the past, to songs that are close to his heart and some of his childhood favourites. It will feature a rendition of ‘On The Street Where You Live’ from My Fair Lady, ‘Hushabye Mountain’ from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, ‘Stars’ from Les Misérables and ‘The Impossible Dream’ […]

ut what is the legend of El Hablador? I don’t think it’s a thing. It is clearly Ross coming up with a name for his show, so he can make out like he is some sort of mysterious shadowy figure. Ok I get it. At some point, he may wander into a shadowy part of the stage and look a bit shadowy. *Ross is the only one that calls himself El Hablador.

With 103 album releases, 123 single hits and the equivalent of 20 years spent in the UK charts, voted Britain’s “Ultimate Pop Star”, Sir Cliff Richard will be celebrating his 60th Anniversary in the music business. “To sustain any career for 60 years is amazing. To do it in the field of music is rare indeed and Cliff has achieved it with style and quality throughout.” says BBC Radio 2’s Ken Bruce. This morning Cliff Richard announced that he will be touring Ireland and the UK again in 2018, he had the following to say: “I am so happy to announce that I will be doing a tour to celebrate my 60th Anniversary in the music business. I cannot believe it is already 10 years since my 50th Anniversary in 2008 – so much has happened, and I’m very grateful that you have kept me busy! I am truly delighted to be performing the 58-18=60 Tour in 2018. I hope you will join me….. I simply can’t wait! – see you next year!”