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A Mindful Exercise in Art Observation Once a month on Saturdays at 11am, join artist Ashleigh Downey when we will look at selected works of art through guided mindful observation. During each hour long session participants will be encouraged to articulate their responses to this ‘slow looking’ verbally or may consider writing or drawing. Booking required. Fee €5 per session

Thriller Live is back! Following a hugely successful run at the Gaiety Theatre earlier this year and direct from London’s West End where it is now in its record breaking 9th year, THRILLER LIVE is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of the world’s greatest entertainer. Seen by over 4 million people in over 30 countries, THRILLER LIVE continues to moonwalk around the world, taking you on a visual, audio and electrifying journey through the magic of Michael’s 45-year musical history. You will experience over two hours of non-stop hits from pop to rock, soul to disco as the cast pay homage to Jackson’s legendary live performances and innovative dance moves executed with flair, precision and passion, this is a show that you will never forget. Expect your favourite songs delivered by an exceptionally talented cast and band, including: I Want You Back, ABC, Can You Feel It, Off The Wall, The Way You Make Me Feel, Smooth Criminal, Beat It, Billie Jean, Dirty Diana, Bad, Rock With You, They Don’t Care About Us, Dangerous and Thriller plus many more!

Dun Laoghaire Musical and Dramatic Society will present ‘Oliver!’ at the Pavilion Theatre in Dún Laoghaire from Wednesday 14th to 18th March (with a matinee at 3 PM on Sunday 18th).   Lionel Bart’s Oliver! has been a favourite since its launch in 1960. It follows the fortunes of Oliver Twist in Dickensian London and his encounters with Fagin, Nancy, Bill Sykes and the Artful Dodger. It features numbers such as “Food Glorious Food”, “Consider Yourself”, “You’ve Got to Pick a Pocket or Two”, “I’ll Do Anything”, “Om-Pah-Pah”, “As Long as He Needs Me”, “Reviewing the Situation” and many more.

Tommy Tiernan, Deirdre O’Kane, Andrew Maxwell,PJ Gallagher, Alison Spittle, Foil, Arms and Hog and many, many more Comedy Stars to perform in the 3Arena for the second ‘Paddy’s night in support of Comic Relief’gig this St.Patrick’s day. Following lasts year’s phenomenal sold-out show the cream of Irish stand-up comedy is gathering once again at the 3Arena on St. Patrick’s night to raise much needed funds via Comic Relief for domestic and international charities who are tackling refugee issues and the homelessness crisis. Spearheaded by comedian Deirdre O’Kane and TV producer Darren Smith, Paddy’s Night in Support of Comic Relief will feature a who’s who of the Irish comedy scene including Tommy Tiernan, Deirdre O’Kane, Bernard O’Shea, Andrew Maxwell, Neil Delamere, Alison Spittle, Foil, Arms & Hog, Ardal O’Hanlon, Lords Of Strut, David O’Doherty, Gearoid Farrelly, Joanne McNally and PJ Gallagher with more big names to be confirmed over the coming weeks. Paddy’s Night in Support of Comic Relief tickets on sale from www.ticketmaster.ie priced at €45.00 per ticket, excluding booking fees.

David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers will produce the 2018 UK & Ireland Tour of the Old Vic production of Yasmina Reza’s Olivier, Tony and Moliere award-winning comedy ART, translated by Christopher Hampton. The production will star Nigel Havers, Denis Lawson and Stephen Tompkinson as Serge, Marc and Ivan respectively. The tour will open at the Arts Theatre, Cambridge on 14 February 2018. It will play the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin 19th-24th March, 2018. David Pugh said, “It is twenty years since Dafydd [Rogers] and I first produced the comedy masterpiece ART in the West End, and the original post-London tour played for 78 weeks. This time, we want to break our own record; in fact, we want to play as many theatres as Sir Ken Dodd has played in his wonderful career, and with this marvellous cast, we think we have every chance!” Nigel Havers’s films include Chariots of Fire, A Passage to India, Empire of the Sun and The Whistle Blower. He has starred in many television productions, including The Charmer, Dangerfield, Manchild, and, more recently, the hit US series Brothers and Sisters, Lewis Archer in Coronation Street, Benidorm and Lord Hepworth in Downton Abbey. His numerous theatre work includes […]

Never mind Neymar to PSG, Lukaku to Man United and, er, Darren Fletcher to Stoke – the biggest transfer of the summer was unquestionably James Richardson’s move to the new chart-topping podcast, The Totally Football Show. ACJimbo will be joined on stage for this first Dublin show in his new team colours by Iain Macintosh, Producer Ben with special guests to be announced. There’ll be puns and punditry, football tales far too cheeky for the regular show, as well as skits and the audience’s opportunity to win prizes for putting their footballing queries to the panel. It’s Totally Football, it’s totally live – and it’s totally happening at Vicar Street, Dublin on Monday 19th March 2018.

David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers will produce the 2018 UK & Ireland Tour of the Old Vic production of Yasmina Reza’s Olivier, Tony and Moliere award-winning comedy ART, translated by Christopher Hampton. The production will star Nigel Havers, Denis Lawson and Stephen Tompkinson as Serge, Marc and Ivan respectively. The tour will open in February 2018. Based on the original production by Matthew Warchus, ART will be directed by Ellie Jones, with design by Mark Thompson, lighting by Hugh Vanstone, sound design by Mic Pool, original music by Gary Yershon, fight direction by Terry King and casting by Sarah Bird CDG.

The Irish Premier of Daddy Long Legs The Musical. Starring Eoin Cannon (just off his run as Frank McCourt in Angela’s Ashes, the Musical) and Róisín Sullivan (best known for playing Adele Rice in the European premier of A Man of No Importance at The Arts Theatre on London’s West End). With Direction by Killian Collins and Musical Direction by David Wray. Based on the classic novel, which inspired the 1955 movie starring Fred Astaire, Daddy Long Legs is a beloved tale about Jerusha Abbott the “Oldest Orphan in the John Grier Home” and her mysterious benefactor who decides to send her to college to be educated as a writer. Required to write him a letter once a month, she is never to know the benefactor’s identity – so she invents one for him: Daddy Long Legs.

Dublin comedian and impressionist Al Foran quickly rose to fame when his impressions of Robert DeNiro, Conor McGregor and Al Pacino became massive hits on the internet. He is now known internationally for his uncanny impressions of Crumlin fighter Conor McGregor and this April you can experience Al Foran’s extraordinary talent up close at Dublin’s favourite comedy venue, Vicar Street.

Dublin comedian and impressionist Al Foran quickly rose to fame when his impressions of Robert DeNiro, Conor McGregor and Al Pacino became massive hits on the internet. He is now known internationally for his uncanny impressions of Crumlin fighter Conor McGregor and this April you can experience Al Foran’s extraordinary talent up close at Dublin’s favourite comedy venue, Vicar Street.

Selma Mae seems to have the perfect life, beautiful home, children, architect husband.. However, when Carmel her social climbing mother arrives to help her organise a party to celebrate the completion of her state-of–the–art extension, cracks begin to show. As the motley collection of guests arrive; glamorous neighbour Chloe, tough-talking sister Maeve, and the eccentric Bernie, disaster ensues and the façade of perfection, not to mention the extension itself, begins to crumble… BOOM? is a comedy set at the height of the mythical economic boom, the people who live the fantasy and those who fall through the cracks, hopefully into something more authentic. This is a play for anyone who ever had a bad hair day, may never own a helicopter and knows the difference between an abstract sculpture and a bicycle helmet.

Disney In Concert have announced an extra Dublin date at Bord Gais Energy Theatre for the Beauty and the Beast Live in Concert 2018 tour. The story and characters audiences know and love come to spectacular life in Disney’s live-action adaptation “Beauty and the Beast,” a stunning, cinematic event celebrating one of the most beloved tales ever told.   Audiences in Ireland will have the opportunity to experience the spellbinding story unfold live in concert with a full orchestra.  Tickets for this extra date, 28th March 2018, go on sale this Monday 25th September at 9am from Ticketmaster. A unique way to experience the most heart-warming and memorable films in history, the Disney In Concert shows create an all-encompassing experience via a full orchestra performing the magical scores alongside the film on a giant screen. Directed by Bill Condon based on the 1991 animated film, “Beauty and the Beast” stars: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Audra McDonald with Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson.