Buckle up for In Case Of Emergency at the Science Gallery where catastrophe is the theme of the day. With this exhibition, the Science Gallery is wondering why apocalyptic happenings are so innately entertaining. They form the plots for films, have been the subjects of books, and even manifest themselves as epic paintings. What is it about Doomsday disasters that has us rapt, gossiping about whether millenarian predictions are coming true? Explore the science behind the sci-fi with dreamers and designers at the Science Gallery’s latest exhibition, full of opportunities to interact with artwork and explore your own relationship with deathly doom. TUE–FRI 12:00-20:00 SAT-SUN 12:00–18:00 CLOSED MONDAYS
Oskar is a lonely, bullied teenager who lives with his mother on the edge of town. Eli just moved in next door. She doesn’t go to school and stays indoors all day. These two young misfits soon forge a deep connection but, when a series of mysterious killings plagues the neighbourhood, their friendship is tested beyond all imaginable limits. Following runs in London and New York, Let the Right One In comes to the Abbey with a new Irish cast as the centrepiece of our winter season. Tony and Olivier award-winning director John Tiffany directs a script adapted for the stage by Jack Thorne, based on the original vampire novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist and film by Tomas Alfredson. Recommended for adults and fearless teenagers aged 13+ This production contains violence, strong language, loud noises and flashing lights.
Often regarded as the blueprint for modern photo journalism, Francisco Goya’s Disasters of War prints capture the shocking reality of warfare. Containing some of the most brutally graphic images of war ever produced, Goya used sparse lines combined with strong light and dark shadow to convey the extreme violence following Napolean Bonaparte’s invasion of Spain in 1808. A master draftsman and printmaker, Goya worked on these evocative etchings but the prints didn’t see the light of day until after his death. Today the Chester Beatty Library holds the entire collection of 80 prints, and half of the collection is available for you to view in this exhibition. With poignant scenes of human suffering alongside detailed etchings of extreme violence, prepare to be moved – if not shocked – by Francisco Goya’s prints.
Rodney Graham is a writer, painter, photographer, sculptor, musician and more… it seems that there is nothing he cannot do. The Vancouver-based artist first emerged in the late 70s. He played in a band and created site-specific work, like Camera Obscura, which was an optical device the size of a garden shed that he put on his family’s farm in British Columbia. Before long, Graham had produced a series of works based on Sigmund Freud, represented Canada at the Venice Biennale, and exhibited at renowned galleries like Whitechapel Gallery, London, and at the Whitney Biennal. Over the years, this artist has become particularly associated with filmmaking, and IMMA will be displaying a sampling for you to get acquainted with alongside photographic light boxes. It’s impossible to describe Rodney Graham’s style as it is constantly mutating and his referencing is diverse – his work picking up on everyone from Lewis Carroll to Kurt Cobain. Leave your expectations at the door as you encounter Rodney Graham’s peculiar world at the Irish Museum of Modern Art.
TheatreworX Productions return to The Helix this Christmas for yet another Christmas Panto success with their hilarious adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. Starring Orla Jennings as Beauty and Chris Corron as The Beast and causing as much trouble as possible; Paul Byrom will be rocking in the role of Gaston. Each year we go bigger and better than the year before – which may be one of the reasons we’re consistently referred to as “The Best Panto in Dublin”. Due to last year’s success we will have a sensory friendly production of the pantomime. Our adapted performance will take place Tuesday December 19th at 7pm which include no sudden noises or bangs, softer and brighter lighting, and music at a suitable level. There will be no flashing merchandise available in the venue during these times.
An orphan girl, adopted by a wealthy Dublin family, is given a pair of beautiful red shoes. At first it appears her dreams have come true… but appearances can be very deceptive. In a new version by Nancy Harris, The Red Shoes is a contemporary retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s extraordinary fairy- tale of dance, desire and destruction. Part theatre, part dance, this family Christmas show will dazzle your senses and break your heart.
Dublin’s Ambassador Theatre presents Dinosaurs Around the World from Saturday 16th December 2017 for a limited time only. Dinosaurs Around the World takes you back in time on a dinosaur adventure and a tour of an Earth very different from today – a time before the continents as we know them existed, when lush landscapes covered Africa and greenery was the norm in Antarctica! With advanced animatronics, a multi-layered narrative, fossils, authentic casts, cutting-edge research and immersive design elements you’ll experience the Age of Reptiles as it comes to life! Dinosaurs Around the World invites you to grab your prehistoric passport to Pangea and discover how plate tectonics, land bridges, and volcanic activity allowed dinosaurs to disperse to all corners of the globe, giving each of the seven continents its own unique selection of these giant reptiles. During their 172 million year reign, dinosaurs adapted into a variety of forms due to the conditions of the areas in which they lived. The exhibition includes examples such as the mighty T. rex of North America, the swift Velociraptor of the Gobi Desert, the massive herbivore Amargasaurus form the tropical jungles of South America and ten others! In addition to advanced animatronics, […]
Join the whimsical fun-filled world of Lewis Carroll and follow Alice as she chases the White Rabbit on a journey into Wonderland. It’s a topsy-turvy place that gets ‘curiouser and curiouser’ as Alice meets unforgettable characters – the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, Queen of Hearts, Tweedledum and Tweedledee and many more. Filled with spectacular song and dance, this is a classic pantomime for all the family. Our Relaxed Performance on Wednesday 10th January will have no sudden noises or bangs, restricted capacity, the ability to move around, softer and brighter lighting and music at a suitable level. We will also provide a chill-out area with low lighting for parents/guardians to bring children who may need to have a little break. If you are attending this performance and would like a Pre-Visit Guide (Visual & Written) in advance from Draiocht, please email email@example.com or let Box Office know when you’re booking on 01-8852622 (Guide available early January). All tickets for this performance are €15. Fri 05 7.30pm Sat 06 2pm & 7.30pm / Sun 07 1pm & 5.30pm Wed 10 7.30pm (Relaxed Performance €15) Thu 11 7.30pm / Fri 12 7.30pm Sat 13 2pm & 7.30pm / Sun 14 1pm & 5.30pm Thu 18 7.30pm / Fri 19 7.30pm Sat 20 2pm & 7.30pm […]
Beautiful The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation, with countless classics such as (You Make Me Feel) Like a Natural Woman, Take Good Care of my Baby, You’ve Got a Friend, So Far Away, It Might As Well Rain Until September, Up on the Roof, andLocomotion.
A black comedy about good people, none of whom are here. Personal Space tells three stories of mutual acquaintances who bring out the worst in each other. And then there’s a twist. An anthology of short comedies from Stephen Colfer. Hannah Mamalis and Peter McGann. Stephen Colfer is an actor and writer. He’s a co-creator of Dreamgun and a writer/performer of their sell out shows Chaos Theory, Mimes in Time and Dreamgun Film Reads. Hannah Mamalis is an actor, writer and comedian. She regularly writes and performs her own material and recently presented her one woman show The Egg is a Lonely Hunter at Dublin Fringe ’17. Peter McGann is an actor and writer. He co-wrote sell-out Devious Theatre show The Hellfire Squad with John Morton, and regularly writes material for comedian Liam Nugent’s act. This is their first collaboration together.
Dara O’Briain is back on tour in autumn 2017, with a brand new show.
The BEATLEMANIA show superbly recreates the legendary live performances of The Beatles from their ‘moptop’ roots, through the psychedelia of Sgt. Pepper then on to the final years of Abbey Road and Let It Be. In 1963 The Beatles released their debut album “Please Please Me” and then went on to dominate the charts throughout the world and become the greatest, most successful act in the history of popular music. Later the same year the “Fab Four” released their second album “With The Beatles”, which instantly replaced “Please Please Me” at top of the charts. It was the first ever U.K. album to sell 1,000,000 copies and remained at No.1 for 21 weeks, giving the band a continuous run of 51 weeks at the summit! This, along with four U.K. number one singles and three chart topping E.P.s, made 1963, without doubt, the year that launched The Beatles to the world, and that was just the beginning…
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is an interactive experience located in Dublin’s Docklands. It will inspire and guide you on a journey to discover the stories of Irish emigration…
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Draíocht, The Blanchardstown Centre, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15, Ireland. D15 RYX6