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John Osborne’s groundbreaking play, Look Back in Anger focuses on the life and marital struggles of Jimmy Porter, an intelligent, rebellious young man and his upper-middle class wife, Alison. Tackling themes of sex, class, religion, politics, the media, and the sense of a country stifled by an official establishment culture, Look Back in Anger is widely considered to have changed the course of English drama in the 1950’s. Award-winning director, Annabelle Comyn, takes a fresh look at this world-renowned, blistering play, at a time when class and gender politics are once again to the fore.

The annual SUBTITLE European Film Festival comes to Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire! FEBRUARY 1ST – 4th 2018 SUBTITLE: Where Cinema Speaks One Language: 4 Days – 15 Films – 8 Irish Premieres The hugely popular European film festival, SUBTITLE 2018 is coming to Pavilion Theatre in Dún Laoghaire in a brand new partnership bringing together a selection of European subtitled films that invite you to see cinema in a whole new way. For the festival’s inaugural year at Pavilion, there’ll be a cracking set of movies; some old, some new and some comedy classics. With a total of 15 films, there’ll be something to offer all tastes. The15 European films will be screened from Thursday 1st February to Sunday 4th. The festival hosts some of the most popular European films that rarely show up at the multiplex and it’s a great honour for Pavilion Theatre to screen the SUBTITLE Film Festival this year. If you’re looking for provocative, funny, accessible and smart European films, then SUBTITLE is for you! The festival was founded in Kilkenny in 2012 and it brings together a selection of European films that invites you to see cinema in a whole new way. Many of the films in the […]

One of Britain’s best loved comedians, the multi award winning actor, writer, director, author and producer Peter Kay, is finally returning to his most successful hobby, stand-up. His last tour in 2010, which still officially ranks with the Guinness Book of World Records as the biggest selling comedy tour of all time, played to over 1.2 million people. So why a return to stand-up now? Peter says: ‘I really miss it. I know how lucky I am to be making television series and have really loved these past few years working on Car Share but I miss doing stand-up. As terrifying as it is, when it works there’s nothing more fun and exciting. Plus, a lot has happened in the last eight years, with Trump, Twitter and my Nan getting her front bush trimmed at the age of 96. I can’t wait to get back up on stage’

Part of the Britpop explosion, Shed Seven were formed in York in 1990 before signing their first record deal in 1994. The band members were vocalist Rick Witter, bassist Tom Gladwin, guitarist and keyboard player Paul Banks and drummer Alan Leach. Their debut single was followed swiftly by Dolphin, which cracked the top 30. The subsequent single success of Speakeasy led to prime-time television appearances, increased exposure and a higher profile for the Yorkshire-based band. At the end of 1994, Shed Seven’s debut LP was released. Showcasing a series of unapologetically upbeat rock songs, Change Giver went on to sell over 250,000 copies in the UK alone. Hits such as Where Have You Been Lately? and Ocean Pie continued to garner new fans and critics began to see past the simplicity of the Britpop tag. They were inspired in part by The Smiths but praised for their own sound. The music industry lapped up the structured guitar melodies and soaring vocals of Shed Seven’s debut album and the follow-up, A Maximum High. With A Maximum High getting even stronger reviews than its predecessor, Shed Seven spent much of the next two years touring the UK and Ireland. 1996 saw the […]

Part of the Britpop explosion, Shed Seven were formed in York in 1990 before signing their first record deal in 1994. The band members were vocalist Rick Witter, bassist Tom Gladwin, guitarist and keyboard player Paul Banks and drummer Alan Leach. Their debut single was followed swiftly by Dolphin, which cracked the top 30. The subsequent single success of Speakeasy led to prime-time television appearances, increased exposure and a higher profile for the Yorkshire-based band. At the end of 1994, Shed Seven’s debut LP was released. Showcasing a series of unapologetically upbeat rock songs, Change Giver went on to sell over 250,000 copies in the UK alone. Hits such as Where Have You Been Lately? and Ocean Pie continued to garner new fans and critics began to see past the simplicity of the Britpop tag. They were inspired in part by The Smiths but praised for their own sound. The music industry lapped up the structured guitar melodies and soaring vocals of Shed Seven’s debut album and the follow-up, A Maximum High. With A Maximum High getting even stronger reviews than its predecessor, Shed Seven spent much of the next two years touring the UK and Ireland. 1996 saw the […]

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The hit music & comedy show The Night Joe Dolan’s Car Broke Down is returning to The Olympia Theatre from Monday 5th to Saturday 10th February 2018 (including a matinee performance on Sat 10th Feb). This will be the show’s 7th run at The Olympia, where it has been enjoyed by over 50,000 people to date! This December marks the tenth anniversary of Joe’s passing. Approximate times as follows: Evening show: doors open 7pm, show starts 8pm, with an interval around 9pm. The show ends about 10pm. Matinee show: doors open 2pm, show starts 3pm, with an interval around 4pm. The show ends about 5pm. Please note, times subject to change and to be used as a guideline only.

Carmen’s music is as charming and seductive as the singing of mermaids; her lyrics are sharp as the sound of an alarm breaking the silence. The concerts are really powerful – there are three musicians on stage – a violinist, cello player and Carmen with her acoustic guitar. Three women who are a symbol of love for life, strength, female sensibility, tempting beauty and fascination.

CILLA – THE MUSICAL is the new spectacular and heart-warming musical adaptation of the critically acclaimed hit ITV television series by Bafta Award winner, Jeff Pope. It tells the extraordinary story of the teenage girl from Liverpool whose teenage dreams of stardom lead to her becoming one of Britain’s best-loved entertainers of all time. It’s an introduction by a young John Lennon to music mogul Brian Epstein that changes Pricilla White’s life forever. By the age of just 25 she would be known as singer and TV Star Cilla Black, Number One selling artist and at the fore-front of the Brit-Pop music scene. The musical score is the ultimate soundtrack to the 60’s including Cilla’s greatest hits Anyone Who Had a Heart, Alfie and Something Tells Me, Twist and Shout by the Beatles, California Dreamin by The Mamas and The Papas’ and many more.