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.
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, […]
Brian and Donna’s son is nine years old, and he’s struggling. That’s what his teacher says. Says he should see a psychologist. But Brian and Donna – recently separated – never liked school, never liked teachers. So are they going to trust this one? And should they? A parent-teacher meeting goes very, very wrong in CLASS – a new play about learning difficulties: in school, in life, wherever. CLASS was first produced in association with the Civic Theatre and the Dublin Theatre Festival. Iseult Golden and David Horan are independent theatre artists who have worked together on new adaptations and original work for over a decade. This is their seventh collaboration.
Performance times: Tuesday – Saturday Evening 7:30pm Thursday & Saturday Matinee 2:30pm
The Altered Hours Thu 1 Feb / Doors: 21:00Free Strange Brew Late Night Strange Brew Strange Brew Thu 1 Feb / Doors: 23:30Free Indie beats, alternative rock and good vibrations from the past, the present and the not too distant future with gugai. Super Extra Bonus Party Sat 3 Feb / Doors: 21:00Free Super Extra Bonus Party have been on hiatus since 2010. Their story is an interesting one: childhood friends Cormac Brady and Mike Donnelly (electronics) decide to expand their existing musical … Open Mic Night Sun 4 Feb / Doors: 20:30Free Upstairs Whether you are a comedian, dancer, opera-singer, magician, singer-songwriter, Bruce Willis look-a-like or anything else for that matter….come in and hone your talents at Open Night at Roisin Dubh. Just … John Conneely Inc. Sun 4 Feb / Doors: 23:30€5 A collection of musicians and friends playing some unique renditions of some well known Jazz and Blues tunes along with some of John’s original material. With a big voice … Beth Orton Mon 5 Feb / Doors: 20:00€20 (€18 members) (Includes free admission to John Conneely Inc) “Fascinating and inventive, reshaping our expectations constantly.” Sydney Morning Herald Beth Orton is one of the most unique and […]
Leonard Bernstein Bernstein on Broadway Thurs 1 February Join the RTÉ Concert Orchestra as it celebrates the illustrious legacy of this extraordinary composer when it presents classics from West Side Story, Candide, On the Town, Fancy Free, Wonderful Town & more Andrew Lloyd Webber The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber Tues 6 & Wed 7 February For two nights the RTÉ Concert Orchestra will present songs from The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, Sunset Boulevard, Aspects of Love & more. IAYO 23rd Festival of Youth Orchestras Sat 10 February The 2018 Festival will see almost 500 young musicians take to the stage to perform a variety of music played by young people for young people – from classical repertoire to music from movies, pop tunes arranged for orchestra & new music by Irish composers. Nikolay Khozyainov DIPC Nikolay Khozyainov Tues 13 February Demonstrating staggering technique and confidence. the winner of the 2012 Dublin International Piano Competition, Nikolay Khozyainov performs a programme of Chopin, Beethoven, Getty & Schumann Declan O’Rourke Valentine’s Night with Declan O’Rourke Wed 14 February Following his sold out Valentine’s Day concert in 2017, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra invites you and a special friend […]
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.
From the imagination of one of Ireland’s foremost dance and theatre makers, Michael Keegan-Dolan, comes a magical adaptation of one of the most famous story ballets in the world, Swan Lake. With beautiful dancing and powerful imagery, this interpretation of Swan Lake is rooted in the Midlands of Ireland in a place where ancient mythology and the modern world collide. Performed by a company of 13 world-class performers including actor Mikel Murfi, this production is interwoven with story-telling, song and live music. Dublin-based band Slow Moving Clouds have created a new score which combines roots in Nordic and Irish traditional music with minimalist and experimental influences. Contains adult themes. Latecomers will not be admitted.
Most grandmothers are lovely, kind, helpful old ladies. Not George’s Grandmother. She likes to gobble up slugs and bugs, and is always telling George what to do. Following the success of Fantastic Mr Fox, The Twits and The Witches, Curve’s magnificent new co-production with Rose Theatre Kingston promises to be yet another hugely imaginative and entertaining stage adaptation, bursting with growing grannies, feathery farm animals and bags of frothbuggling family fun. Don’t miss Roald Dahl’s treasured tale brought to phizz-whizzing life! Age recommendation: 6 years + Running time: 1 hour 45 minutes including interval
Smock Alley Theatre, Wednesday 14th February – Saturday 3rd March 2018 We believe that Art is supposed to REACH its audience. We believe that it is the prerogative of the work to sometimes not work. We also believe that the AUDIENCE should be instrumental to the development of ART. Is is for that reason that Scene + Heard was born. A festival of New Work across Music, Theatre, Comedy, Dance and Spoken Word genres. We asked the ARTIST to bring their most original, thought provoking, funny and heart wrenching ideas to our stages to inspire our AUDIENCES and to encourage them to give HONEST feedback on the work in development that they see.
The 9th Festival of Russian Culture will run from the 11th to the 21st of February 2018 in various locations throughout the city of Dublin. The festival has become a traditional feature of vibrant Dublin cultural life. Concerts, literary talks and readings, children’s art competition, music master class, children’s activities, lively performances, lectures and talks are just some of the events taking place during the festival in venues across the city. The festival will commence with Family Day on Sunday the 11th in the National Show Centre, Swords. Dancers, singers, spoon players, choirs along with the guest performers from Moscow will present an unforgettable show. Food and crafts markets, traditional pancakes, children’s entertainment and much more will give an opportunity to experience all things Russian. The Festival of Russian Culture is organised by the Russian community in Ireland and is supported by Dublin City Council, the Russian Embassy, Moscow City and St. Petersburg City Government, Moscow Department of Culture, National Gallery of Ireland, Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies in Trinity College, Civic Theatre Tallaght.
‘The Man With Three Brains’ is a brand new show from the highly acclaimed and extremely funny, Jason Byrne. Jason has three brains which kick into action when he hits the stage. His left brain scans the audience and room, looking for improv moments. His right brain collates stand-up material and stunts, poised to dish out the funnies at speed. His centre brain is Jason’s coach, pushing him to the limit. This show will peel back the madness inside Jason Byrne’s head to reveal all three brains working individually. The fastest thinking comic around will not only trip himself up, but probably you too. It’s been a busy few years for Byrne. In addition to his extensive touring worldwide, his Radio 2 show was awarded the UK radio industry’s prestigious Sony Radio Gold Award. As well as fronting a brand new studio based comedy chat show Jason Byrne’s Snaptastic Show for TV3, he is co-host of Sky’s hugely popular new entertainment programme Wild Things on Sky1. Also seen on Live at the Apollo (BBC1), The Royal Variety Show (ITV1), The John Bishop Show (BBC1), and Father Figure (BBC1) of which he is creator and star.
2018 Marks the year of the Dog – see whats on around the capital Scroll-Making Workshop Venue Chester Beatty Library Date Fri 16 Feb Time 10:30 – 13:00 Fee Free, Booking Required Guinness Storehouse Tours In Mandarin Venue Guinness Storehouse Date Fri 16 Feb – Sun 4 Mar Time 10:30 Fee €15 When Pre-Booked Tall Tail Venue Smock Alley Theatre Date Fri 16 & Sat 17 Feb Time 11:00 (Fri) | 13:00 (Sat) Fee €6 Children / €10 Adults Dumpling Day Venue Asia Market Date Fri 16 Feb Time 11:00 – 18:00 Fee Free, No Booking Required friday Lunchtime Chinese Culture Tal The World Of Dumplings Venue Asia Market Date Fri 16 Feb Time 13:00 – 14:00 Fee €15 Rock Dog (2017) Venue Light House Cinema Date Fri 16 Feb Time 14:00 – 15:30 Fee Free, Booking Required How Lucky Are You? (Fully Booked) Venue Chester Beatty Library Date Fri 16 Feb Time 14:00 – 15:30 Fee Free, Booking Required Chinese New Year Family Workshop Venue National Museum Of Ireland – Collins Barracks Date Fri 16 Feb Time 14:30 – 16:00 Fee Free, Spring Festival Gala Ireland 2018 Venue The Convention Centre Dublin Date Fri 16 Feb Time 19:30 (Doors […]
Tipperary, 1895. Bridget Cleary’s not feeling quite herself. Her husband believes she has been taken by fairies and a changeling left in her place, with devastating consequences. London, 2017. Hat is a new mother. She has a great life. So why does she want to disappear? The real-life tragedy of Bridget Cleary provides a harrowing backdrop to a modern-day thriller.
The X Factor Live Tour is returning for 2018 and for the first time ever the audience will choose their own winner…each and every night! The X Factor digital host, Becca Dudley, will be on the road with the contestants and presenting the tour competition each night. And at the end of each show, the audience will then become the judges – and choose the winner! The X Factor Live Tour 2018 kicks off in Belfast on 16 February and Dublin on 17 February then will travel across the UK, visiting Birmingham, Bournemouth, Brighton, Cardiff, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sheffield. The X Factor Live Tour has thrilled more than three million people since it began 13 years ago, making it one of the UK’s most successful annual arena tours. Tickets are on sale for now, so don’t miss out…
Join Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po in a show full of love and laughter as they explore the magical world of Teletubbyland. Look out for the Tubby Phone, Noo-noo and Sun Baby in a fun, bright and safe world which captures young children’s imaginations and encourages them to explore the world around them. Join in and enjoy beloved features from the TV series along with brand new songs. Saturday 17th February 2018 – doors 9am / show 10am Saturday 17th February 2018 – doors 12pm / show 1pm Sunday 18th February 2018 – doors 9am / show 10am Sunday 18th February 2018 – doors 12pm / show 1pm
La La La Lalala! Sing a Happy Song! Following a string of successful dates around the world, THE SMURFS LIVE ON STAGE – SMURFS SAVE SPRING comes to Bord Gais Energy Theatre. Eight favourite Smurfs characters including Papa Smurf, Clumsy Smurf, Brainy Smurf and the adorable Smurfette are coming to Dublin for the first time ever to transform the Wintery breeze in town into a colourful Spring. The evil wizard Gargamel and the puppeteers will accompany the tiny blue creatures in this ‘Smurftastic’ journey. The story is set in Spring – Smurfs’ favourite time of the year, when the characters are busy preparing for the much-awaited annual Spring Parade. But while the Smurfs make merry and sing and dance with excitement, the wicked Gargamel comes up with a plan to trick Mother Nature and bring an end to the festivities. The Smurfs Live on Stage is a tale of magical adventure that will see the Smurfs battle Gargamel and save Mother Nature whilst promoting family values and the power of a true team spirit amongst children. Little fans, mum and dad and the grandparents alike can get ready to cheer the Smurfs as they come to life on a grand stage, which brings the books to life […]
Calling all musical theatre fans! Don’t miss this spectacular night of West End and Broadway’s greatest hits brought to you by the Ulster Orchestra, Belfast Philharmonic Choir and acclaimed West End stars. Featuring much-loved music from shows such as West Side Story, Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, The Lion King and the ageless classic, Singin’ in the Rain, you’ll love this moment of musical magic.
Creating a storm wherever they go, Ireland’s favourite trio–The Three Tenors Ireland, promise a magical night to remember as they perform uplifting songs made famous by world superstars including Sinatra, The Dubliners and Pavarotti. Sinatra (My Way), and Pavarotti (O Sole Mio). You’ll also love their new arrangements of hits such as: Over The Rainbow and I Don’t Wanna Talk About It. Their noted friendliness & connection with their audience makes this event a special night-out.
01 Feb Aiken Promotions present GUS DAPPERTON 8pm €15.60 03 Feb FESTIVAL OF LIGHT 7pm €9 09 Feb Spike Fest: Laura Moody and Live Film Score by Lioba Petrie 8pm €15 10 Feb Spike Fest: Improvisation workshop with Zan Berry 12:30pm €15 10 Feb Spike Fest: Naomi Berrill & Zan Berry 2pm €10 adults / €5 kids 10 Feb Spike Fest: Blues In Space 8pm €15 11 Feb Spike Fest: Cello Ireland present Cello Voce 8pm €15 16 Feb Aiken Promotions presents LONEY DEAR 8pm €16 17 Feb JK Flesh + Whirling Hall of Knives 8pm €15 21 Feb Traditional Arts Collective 8pm €10 23 Feb MCD present PAUL DRAPER 8pm €18.50