Like things weren’t mad enough already. Confronted with memories of his childhood after his Da dies, Bobby’s past begins to collide with the present. It’s raining outside and he’s stuck indoors; Ma’s restocking the industrial-sized pill cabinet, Da’s in the pub, Martin’s doing laps of the garden, Marv is missing and Mump can see a gorilla in the hall. Madhouse is based on the true life story of comedian PJ Gallagher. Story by Una McKevitt. Supported by The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon and Project Arts Centre. Kindly supported by The Pavilion Theatre.
The festival is where artists challenge, subvert and invigorate their disciplines and practice. An active curator, Fringe supports artistic vision, ambition and excellence across a range of art forms and offers supports, resources, space, time and professional development to the Irish independent arts sector.Followed by fans and first timers alike, Dublin Fringe Festival draws more than 30,000 spectators for 16 days and nights each September, transforming Dublin into an exposé of great creative talent from around the globe. The scale and environment of the festival broadens arts participation, introducing artists and audiences and playing a pivotal role in the fabric of Dublin and Irish cultural life. Dublin Fringe Festival is a platform for the best new, emerging Irish arts companies and a showcase for the finest international contemporary performing arts. For artists, Fringe facilitates opportunities to innovate, to cross boundaries and strengthen the conditions in which they work. For audiences, Fringe is the place to discover meaningful, exciting and unforgettable cultural experiences.
A telegram from Ireland in 1937 inspires the untold story of ten young lads from Achill lost in a Scottish bothy fire. The effects reach across the sea, waking the soul of a young Glasgow boy today struggling to find his voice. Scotties is a powerful new play celebrating the music and languages of Scotland and Ireland. Cailleadh deichniúr buachaillí óga as Acaill go tubaisteach in Albain nuair a chuaigh an bothán a raibh siad ag fanacht ann trí thine i 1937. Teileagram as Éirinn a spreagann údar an dráma seo agus a mhúsclaíonn an t-anam i mbuachaill óg atá anois ag streachailt lena ghuth fhéin i nGlaschú. Nuadhráma cumhachtach a dhéanann ceiliúradh ar cheol agus ar theangacha na hAlban agus Éirinn. Supported by Creative Scotland and Colmcille. Co-commissioned by National Theatre Scotland and Theatre Gu Leòr. Age recommendation: 14+
Reckless Ross / Ali & Henrik Dublin Fringe Festival 2018 SPIT directed by Ken Fanning of Tumble Circus. Cikada developed at FRINGE LAB with the support of Dublin Fringe Festival.Cikada Two acrobats create a world between the harmonious and the absurd. In this world, lines are blurred between human and nature. Ali Stanger and Henrik Gard create a mutual acrobatic language of finesse and honesty. A fun, thoughtful and humorous display of rich imagery and dynamic riveting movement. SPIT Push hard, stand up, and spit back. Stop being hijacked by the consumer culture, by spectacle, by tits and teeth and nipple tassels. This show is a celebration of the fierce and wild. Brutality balanced by beauty. Circus that challenges set ideas of gender stereotypes and female expectations in society. A political and evocative one-woman circus. Running time : 80 mins 18 Sep – 22 Sep at 6:45pm | 22 Sep at 12pm | Boys’ School
International sensation Let It Be has returned to London’s Garrick Theatre. Seen by over 1 million people worldwide, Let It Be is jam-packed with over forty of The Beatles’ greatest hits. Relive The Beatles’ meteoric rise from their humble beginnings in Liverpool’s Cavern Club, through the heights of Beatlemania, to their later studio masterpieces, with live performances of early tracks including Twist and Shout, She Loves You and Drive My Car, as well as global mega-hits Yesterday, Hey Jude, Come Together and, of course, Let It Be. Travel back to the magical sixties when all you needed was love, and a little help from your friends!
Marking 40 years since its famous UK cinema release, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER is reimagined in a big new music and dance spectacular. Whilst paying homage to the 1977 John Travolta classic, this new stage version promises more drama, more music and hot new choreography, which is sure to have audiences on their feet and dancing the night away! SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER tells the story of Tony Manero, and his reckless, yet thrilling road to dancing success. It features the Bee Gees greatest hits including Stayin’ Alive, How Deep Is Your Love, Night Fever, Tragedy and More Than a Woman as well as 70’s favorites Boogie Shoes, Disco Inferno and many more. Please note this show contains adult themes and strong language.
Following their World Tour, Flawless are back performing even bigger and jaw-dropping routines than ever before! They bring their Chase the Dream: the Reboot tour to The Olympia Theatre on Friday 21st September.
The Stunning, Hothouse Flowers, An Emotional Fish and Something Happens are among the Irish acts that will return with the Irish Chamber Orchestra to Semple Stadium in Thurles on Saturday September 22 for Féile Classical. Feile Classical, The Stunning, Hothouse Flowers, Emotional Fish, Something Happens, The 4 of Us, The Frank and Walters The one-night only, fully-seated live event in the landmark Tipperary venue will give fans the chance to relive the memories of the Féile festival in the 1990s with The 4 of Us, The Frank and Walters and special guests also on the bill, and Something Happens frontman and Newstalk presenter Tom Dunne the host on the night. Concert-goers have been promised “modern-era luxuries like a choice of clean toilets, gourmet food tents, gin and prosecco offerings and pints that are poured from a keg” by the promoters. 22nd Sold Out.
Switch On Culture Night With Us Culture Night is an annual all-island public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts. This year, it will take place on Friday 21st September 2018. On Culture Night, arts and cultural organisations and venues of all shapes and sizes, including the National Cultural Institutions, extend their opening hours to allow for increased access to the public. Special and unique events and workshops are specifically programmed at participating locations and everything is available free of charge. Culture Night has grown from a relatively small scale cultural event staged only in Dublin in 2006 to the significant national cultural event it now is, with some 400,000 people visiting museums, galleries, historic houses, artists’ studios and cultural centres across the island. The initiative has captured both the public imagination and the enthusiasm of artists and cultural organisations. Transport Information on free bus services in Dublin, provided by Dublin Bus can be found here. Information on free bus services in Cork, provided by Bus Éireann can be found here. Culture Night Encourages more people to visit cultural venues and experience culture in their locality Reminds us all about the fantastic cultural facilities and resources that we have […]
Sport Ireland, in conjunction with Cycling Ireland has teamed up with the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Dublin City Council, Healthy Ireland and Fingal County Council for the Great Dublin Bike Ride, which will be held on the 23rd September in Dublin. It is a bike ride for all abilities novice to expert. 70km or 105km routes. This event will be a flagship event in Ireland for the European Week of Sport. On the 23 September 2018, up to 7,000 riders will set out from Merrion Square to take part in the Great Dublin Bike Ride. The event will offer a 70km route for those looking for a slightly less strenuous day in the saddle and a challenging 105km route for experienced riders. The event is not open to anyone under the age of 16. Your start pen will depend on your start number – BLUE (105k), GREEN (70k). All participants will set off from Merrion Square in waves as per your start number colour. More detailed information on waves and load in time procedures will be shared with all participants in advance of the event.