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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, […]

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.

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.

Late at the Gate Selected Dates from 23rd February to 24th March, 2018 Late at the Gate is a new initiative where mini-productions, platforms and post-show discussions run in parallel with productions on stage. These events aim to provide a forum for audiences and artists to respond to productions in the context of what is happening in the world today. The first in the series is a new Gate Studio commission for writer and performer, Emmet Kirwan, who will respond to Osborne’s Look Back in Anger, from the perspective of a young man living in Ireland in 2018. We look forward to a performance that interrogates the role of the artist in contemporary life. Kirwan’s credits include writing and performing the highly-successful play, Dublin Oldschool and the IFTA-winning short film Heartbreak (Warrior Films), originally part of THISISPOPBABY’s RIOT. For this performance, he collaborates with director Oonagh Murphy, who recently directed Tribes at the Gate, to create a meditation on politics, gender and class, asking can art truly affect change or opinions in the face of systemic inequality. ***10 performances only*** Writer and Performer ……………………..Emmet Kirwan Director …………………………………………………..Oonagh Murphy Duration: Approximately 30 minutes Show Times: Thursdays at 10.30pm:  March – 15th. Fridays at 10.30pm:  […]

Ireland’s longest running theatre ensemble, Blue Raincoat Theatre Company, return to Project to perform Shackleton, a story of endurance on the Antarctic’s icy Weddell Sea. A visual feast and the tale of Irish explorer Ernest Shackleton’s escape from the Antarctic told by an ensemble cast, complemented by original footage and scaled puppetry.

Green Shield Stamps, a million of them, and Ger Lawless has won them all. It’s Ballymun, it’s 1973 and she’s got 15 friends round for a stamp-sticking party. Over one night, the lives of 15 women collide in Deirdre Kinahan’s new version of Michel Tremblay’s fêted Quebecois comedy.

The largest Irish language festival in Ireland and around the world! Seachtain na Gaeilge (Irish Language Week) is an international Irish language festival, which is the most popular celebration of our native language and culture in Ireland and many other countries each year. There was an excellent festival again this year, with almost millions of people taking part in hundreds of events around the world.

Anton & Erin Sunday 11 March Join Anton & Erin as they celebrate the golden age of Hollywood. Featuring dazzling new choreography, sparkling costumes and a sensational show band performing timeless music Philippe Cassard, piano Thursday 15 March We celebrate 30 years of the Dublin International Piano Competition with a Debussy inspired recital by the first winner whose programme includes Grieg, Rameau, Liszt & more World Premiere of Neil Martin’s Sweeney Saturday 17 March The RTÉ CO presents Sweeney, a new song cycle based on Seamus Heaney’s Sweeney Astray, composed by Neil Martin, with singer Iarla O Lionáird & narrator Stephen Rea. Kilfenora Céilí Band & Guests Sunday 18 March Regarded by aficionados as the quintessential Irish céilí band, The Kilfenora Céilí Band together with singer Edel Vaughan and dancers to perform an uplifting, energetic and entertaining show Hibernian Orchestra Spring Concert Tuesday 20 March Join the Hibernian Orchestra for a rousing evening of music. From the tragic love affairs of fair Verona to boisterous Cornish May Day carnivals and the sultry rhythms of Spain RTÉCO Young Voices of Ireland Thursday 22 March A very special concert that will feature the RTÉ Cór na nÓg & opera stars of the […]

Legally Blonde The Musical is an all singing, all dancing romantic comedy, a fun-filled, feel-good pink fest. College sweetheart and homecoming queen Elle Woods, doesn’t take no for an answer. When her boyfriend dumps her for someone more serious, Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books and heads for Harvard Law School. Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style. Based on the Reese Witherspoon film, Legally Blonde The Musical earned seven Tony nominations and 10 Drama Desk Award nominations during its Broadway run. In the UK it was nominated for 5 Laurence Olivier Awards winning 3 including Best New Musical, and was nominated  for 8 Whatsonstage Awards winning 4 including Best Musical. Legally Blonde The Musical, with music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin and book by Heather Hach, based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the MGM motion picture.

It was announced today that the National Theatre will return to Dublin in March, bringing their acclaimed production of Ibsen’s Masterpiece, HEDDA GABLER, to the Gaiety Theatre. These will be the only Irish dates for this production which enjoyed a sold-out run at the National Theatre earlier this year. The full cast for the Dublin dates features Lizzy Watts in the title role. She is joined byMadlena Nedeva (Berte), Christine Kavanagh (Juliana), Abhin Galeya (Tesman), Annabel Bates (Thea), Adam Best (Brack), Richard Pyros (Lovborg), Cate Cammack, Joseph Capp, JP Conway and Kate Cook. Rufus Norris, National Theatre Artistic Director said: “We’re delighted to be returning to Dublin next year with Ivo van Hove’s superb production of Hedda Gabler. It’s particularly thrilling to be returning to the beautiful Gaiety Theatre, where we last played in 2009 with the The Pitmen Painters. We have always received such a warm welcome from Dublin audiences, most recently with The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse at The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre and we look forward to continuing our relationship with the city and its vital and vibrant theatre culture in 2018.” Just married. Buried alive. Hedda longs to be […]

With the referendum to Repeal the Eighth Amendment on the horizon, a national conversation about reproductive rights has begun. In a deeply personal and bravely funny testimony, actor, comedian and activist Tara Flynn shares her account of having to travel out of Ireland for an abortion. With searing honesty, Not a Funny Word examines the status quo through one woman’s own journey. With songs. Not A Funny Word plays as part of Where We Live, presented by THISSISPOPBABY with St Patrick’s Festival 2018. Where We Live is funded by The Arts Council. Not A Funny Word was also presented as a work in progress here at the Abbey Theatre as part of What’s Happening Now in May 2017. Please note: Not A Funny Word takes place at The Complex, Smithfield and not at the Abbey Theatre

Various Locations, Wednesday 7th March – Sunday 11th March 2018 Founded in 2012, the Silk Road International Film Festival (SRIFF) is fast becoming an international acclaimed film festival which is held annually during the month of March in Dublin, Ireland. The festival also holds year-round screenings, talks & events. SRIFF celebrates world cinema where we discover new films and voices from around the world. As well as screening international films there is a “Silk Road Panorama” of films from countries part of the historical network of the Silk Road ancient trade routes. The Panorama includes Asian, Arab, Middle Eastern, African, Mediterranean and European cinema. SRIFF identifies emerging international talent and connects them with audiences and industry.