Highlights of the collection and temporary exhibitions. Free
Ireland’s longest running theatre ensemble, Blue Raincoat Theatre Company, return to Project to perform Shackleton, a story of endurance on the Antarctic’s icy Weddell Sea. A visual feast and the tale of Irish explorer Ernest Shackleton’s escape from the Antarctic told by an ensemble cast, complemented by original footage and scaled puppetry.
Green Shield Stamps, a million of them, and Ger Lawless has won them all. It’s Ballymun, it’s 1973 and she’s got 15 friends round for a stamp-sticking party. Over one night, the lives of 15 women collide in Deirdre Kinahan’s new version of Michel Tremblay’s fêted Quebecois comedy.
Showcasing the finest in traditional circus thrills and skills, Cirque Berserk! celebrates the 250th Anniversary of the invention of Circus by bringing this treasured form of live entertainment bang up-to-date in a jaw-dropping spectacular created especially for the theatre. Combining contemporary cirque-style artistry with adrenaline-fuelled stunt action, this astoundingly talented international troupe includes over thirty jugglers, acrobats, aerialists, dancers, drummers and daredevil stuntmen. Featuring the world’s most hair-raising circus act – the legendary motorcycle ‘Globe of Death’. Don’t miss it!
During these discussions participants are invited to join Gallery curators and guest speakers in an exploration of the Gallery’s collection and temporary exhibitions, followed by tea or coffee with the speaker to allow for further discussion.
David McSavage is Ireland’s most divisive comedian – he’s funny too! A Terrible Want!, is inspired by Patrick Kavanagh’s poem On Raglan Road. In an all new show, McSavage (like Kavanagh) is looking to be spiritually aroused. Having previously been motivated by all parts of Irish society from, The Catholic Church, to politicians, to the Gardaí (pronounced nnnaaaGardaía), he now turns to one of Ireland’s finest writers to inspire his next live show. Don’t miss this chance to be awakened by David McSavage, with a level of honesty & caustic wit. Not suitable for poets, the clergy, politicians, bankers and economists. Is suitable for people that want a good night out.
It was announced today that the National Theatre will return to Dublin in March, bringing their acclaimed production of Ibsen’s Masterpiece, HEDDA GABLER, to the Gaiety Theatre. These will be the only Irish dates for this production which enjoyed a sold-out run at the National Theatre earlier this year. The full cast for the Dublin dates features Lizzy Watts in the title role. She is joined byMadlena Nedeva (Berte), Christine Kavanagh (Juliana), Abhin Galeya (Tesman), Annabel Bates (Thea), Adam Best (Brack), Richard Pyros (Lovborg), Cate Cammack, Joseph Capp, JP Conway and Kate Cook. Rufus Norris, National Theatre Artistic Director said: “We’re delighted to be returning to Dublin next year with Ivo van Hove’s superb production of Hedda Gabler. It’s particularly thrilling to be returning to the beautiful Gaiety Theatre, where we last played in 2009 with the The Pitmen Painters. We have always received such a warm welcome from Dublin audiences, most recently with The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse at The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre and we look forward to continuing our relationship with the city and its vital and vibrant theatre culture in 2018.” Just married. Buried alive. Hedda longs to be […]
With the referendum to Repeal the Eighth Amendment on the horizon, a national conversation about reproductive rights has begun. In a deeply personal and bravely funny testimony, actor, comedian and activist Tara Flynn shares her account of having to travel out of Ireland for an abortion. With searing honesty, Not a Funny Word examines the status quo through one woman’s own journey. With songs. Not A Funny Word plays as part of Where We Live, presented by THISSISPOPBABY with St Patrick’s Festival 2018. Where We Live is funded by The Arts Council. Not A Funny Word was also presented as a work in progress here at the Abbey Theatre as part of What’s Happening Now in May 2017. Please note: Not A Funny Word takes place at The Complex, Smithfield and not at the Abbey Theatre
Women artists in the Gallery’s collection will be the focus of this tour led by Jessica Fahy.
Following the success of last year’s inaugural festival, IMC presents SPECTRUM 2018 with another diverse programme of music. SPECTRUM sits at the intersection where jazz and creative music collide, with focus on the live and the improvised. An exciting cornucopia of live acts, from spectral beats to full-on free jazz, electro tinged folk to Tuvan throat-singing will play across three Dublin venues on the weekend of 9th-11th March, namely DBD (under The Mezz), the Fumbally Stables and The Grand Social. FRIDAY starts off this year’s festival with an exciting double-header featuring two of the hottest acts on the UK jazz scene. Sons of Kemet are a rambunctious double-drumming quartet led by saxophonist/clarinettist Shabaka Hutchings. After a thrilling live show in Dublin in April 2016, they return for SPECTRUM with their heady, heavy and irresistible mix of jazz, rock, dub and Caribbean grooves. Joining SoK on the bill are Snowpoet, a London-based sextet led by Jazz FM Vocalist of the Year (2016) Lauren Kinsella and multi-instrumentalist Chris Hyson. Their eponymous debut Snowpoet garnered rave reviews and devoted audiences for their compelling sound, drawing comparisons with Bjork, and their 2nd album, Thought You Knew just out on Edition Records takes this musical […]
Jennie Guy is an artist, curator and educator whose visual, textual and performance based practice also explores interfaces between contemporary art and sites of education.
he Royal Moscow Ballet brings the worlds greatest Love story to The Helix. Romeo and Juliet has inspired ballets greatest Choreographers and Ballerinas throughout the world . Romeo and Juliet meet at a ball and fall passionately in love but their families are sworn enemies , consumed by a bitter feud , this heartbreaking tale is the perfect marriage of a dramatic musical score and a passionate but tragic love story , its every ballet fans dream production . Come witness the worlds greatest tragic love story and exhilarating musical score come to life right before your very eyes with the Royal Moscow Ballets gifted company of Ballerinas, breathtakingly beautiful costumes and stage decorations at The Helix, March 10th 2018 at 8pm.