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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.

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:  […]

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.

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 […]

After selling out his 3Arena show in just 5 minutes, Niall Horan has announced an extra date due to an overwhelming demand for 29th March. Tickets on sale now. Rising star Julia Michaels will join as special guest on the night. Niall’s debut solo album, Flicker, is set for release the day after on 20th October. Horan recently unveiled the album’s cover and latest single, “Too Much To Ask,” Following the huge success of Niall Horan’s platinum certified 2nd single “Slow Hands” that went to No. 1 at US Top 40 Radio, “Too Much To Ask” is one of the first songs Horan penned for the album, which he began working on last year. He co-wrote the track with long-time collaborator Jamie Scott. Produced by Greg Kurstin, who also produced “This Town,” “Too Much To Ask” is available for download and streaming HERE. The official video is now available to stream on Vevo here. It was directed by Malia James (Troye Sivan, Halsey) and produced by Tom Birmingham and Targa Sahyoun. He is currently in the middle of his “Flicker Sessions 2017 Tour,” which sold out in minutes. After already visiting Dublin, London, Stockholm, Sydney, Toyko, Los Angeles, Las Vegas […]

Thriller Live is back! Following a hugely successful run at the Gaiety Theatre earlier this year and direct from London’s West End where it is now in its record breaking 9th year, THRILLER LIVE is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of the world’s greatest entertainer. Seen by over 4 million people in over 30 countries, THRILLER LIVE continues to moonwalk around the world, taking you on a visual, audio and electrifying journey through the magic of Michael’s 45-year musical history. You will experience over two hours of non-stop hits from pop to rock, soul to disco as the cast pay homage to Jackson’s legendary live performances and innovative dance moves executed with flair, precision and passion, this is a show that you will never forget. Expect your favourite songs delivered by an exceptionally talented cast and band, including: I Want You Back, ABC, Can You Feel It, Off The Wall, The Way You Make Me Feel, Smooth Criminal, Beat It, Billie Jean, Dirty Diana, Bad, Rock With You, They Don’t Care About Us, Dangerous and Thriller plus many more!

After selling out his 3Arena show in just 5 minutes, Niall Horan has announced an extra date due to an overwhelming demand for 29th March. Tickets on sale now. Rising star Julia Michaels will join as special guest on the night. Niall’s debut solo album, Flicker, is set for release the day after on 20th October. Horan recently unveiled the album’s cover and latest single, “Too Much To Ask,” Following the huge success of Niall Horan’s platinum certified 2nd single “Slow Hands” that went to No. 1 at US Top 40 Radio, “Too Much To Ask” is one of the first songs Horan penned for the album, which he began working on last year. He co-wrote the track with long-time collaborator Jamie Scott. Produced by Greg Kurstin, who also produced “This Town,” “Too Much To Ask” is available for download and streaming HERE. The official video is now available to stream on Vevo here. It was directed by Malia James (Troye Sivan, Halsey) and produced by Tom Birmingham and Targa Sahyoun. He is currently in the middle of his “Flicker Sessions 2017 Tour,” which sold out in minutes. After already visiting Dublin, London, Stockholm, Sydney, Toyko, Los Angeles, Las Vegas […]

TOSCA is a tale of love, lust, intrigue and murder. Set in Rome in a period of Italian history when Napoleon’s invading army was greeted by Italian patriots as their liberator from oppressive Austrian rule, Puccini’s TOSCA is a combination of rare beauty and high emotion. Floria Tosca is a beautiful, celebrated singer and passionate woman displaying love, jealousy and rage. Caught at the very centre of political intrigue, Tosca falls victim to the manipulations of the treacherous Scarpio and  unwittingly ruins her lover the artiste Mario Cavaradossi – with spectacular consequences! The Mikhailovsky Opera of St Petersburg will perform this traditional epic as the composer intended, with traditional sets and singing in Italian with English surtitles. Accompanied by the magnificent RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, the Mikhailovsky Opera of St Petersburg’s performances of TOSCA in the luxurious surroundings of the Bord Gais Energy Theatre this March is not to be missed.  Audiences can expect a wonderful evening of opera and a truly inspiring experience.

Dun Laoghaire Musical and Dramatic Society will present ‘Oliver!’ at the Pavilion Theatre in Dún Laoghaire from Wednesday 14th to 18th March (with a matinee at 3 PM on Sunday 18th).   Lionel Bart’s Oliver! has been a favourite since its launch in 1960. It follows the fortunes of Oliver Twist in Dickensian London and his encounters with Fagin, Nancy, Bill Sykes and the Artful Dodger. It features numbers such as “Food Glorious Food”, “Consider Yourself”, “You’ve Got to Pick a Pocket or Two”, “I’ll Do Anything”, “Om-Pah-Pah”, “As Long as He Needs Me”, “Reviewing the Situation” and many more.

14:00 Division 1 Pearse Stadium, Galway

Aslan’s debut album Feel No Shame was released in 1988 and the band are celebrating the albums 30th anniversary with The Feel No Shame Tour. These gigs will see the band dusting the cobwebs off songs from the album that have not been played in a very long time. But don’t worry they will also be playing the songs that everyone loves to sing along to. Aslan’s gigs in The OLYMPIA always sell out so early purchase of tickets is advised. The band are very excited about the Feel No Shame Tour and are delighted that a Dublin date is happening as part of it. They have a lot of things planned to celebrate Feel No Shame’s 30th anniversary including a new single which is being released in January. For more info go to www.aslan.ie Aslan, who took their name from the heroic lion in C.S. Lewis’s series of books chronicling the fictional land of Narnia, (Aslan is the Turkish for ‘Lion’), emerged from the working class areas of Finglas and Ballymun in Dublin’s Northside, in the mid 1980s. They released a demo single, ‘This Is’, in the Spring of 1986, which was a huge hit and became the longest […]

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To The Bone is a gloriously dynamic modernist pop record as imagined by the UK’s biggest underground artist. Fusing driving futurist rock and spectral electronics to elegiac hyper-space ambience and dizzying, squalling guitars, To The Bone is Steven Wilson’s hat-tip to the hugely ambitious progressive pop records of his youth (think Peter Gabriel’s So, Talk Talk’s Colour of Spring, Tears for Fears Seeds of Love). Lyrically, the album’s eleven tracks veer from the paranoid chaos of the post-truth era and the creeping self-loathing of the technology age to steely fly-on-the-wall observations of the everyday lives of religious fundamentalists with a welcome shot or two of wide-eyed escapism. Sonically and melodically stunning, To The Bone is a high definition snapshot of the disconcerting times we live in.

David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers will produce the 2018 UK & Ireland Tour of the Old Vic production of Yasmina Reza’s Olivier, Tony and Moliere award-winning comedy ART, translated by Christopher Hampton. The production will star Nigel Havers, Denis Lawson and Stephen Tompkinson as Serge, Marc and Ivan respectively. The tour will open at the Arts Theatre, Cambridge on 14 February 2018. It will play the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin 19th-24th March, 2018. David Pugh said, “It is twenty years since Dafydd [Rogers] and I first produced the comedy masterpiece ART in the West End, and the original post-London tour played for 78 weeks. This time, we want to break our own record; in fact, we want to play as many theatres as Sir Ken Dodd has played in his wonderful career, and with this marvellous cast, we think we have every chance!” Nigel Havers’s films include Chariots of Fire, A Passage to India, Empire of the Sun and The Whistle Blower. He has starred in many television productions, including The Charmer, Dangerfield, Manchild, and, more recently, the hit US series Brothers and Sisters, Lewis Archer in Coronation Street, Benidorm and Lord Hepworth in Downton Abbey. His numerous theatre work includes […]

Never mind Neymar to PSG, Lukaku to Man United and, er, Darren Fletcher to Stoke – the biggest transfer of the summer was unquestionably James Richardson’s move to the new chart-topping podcast, The Totally Football Show. ACJimbo will be joined on stage for this first Dublin show in his new team colours by Iain Macintosh, Producer Ben with special guests to be announced. There’ll be puns and punditry, football tales far too cheeky for the regular show, as well as skits and the audience’s opportunity to win prizes for putting their footballing queries to the panel. It’s Totally Football, it’s totally live – and it’s totally happening at Vicar Street, Dublin on Monday 19th March 2018.

David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers will produce the 2018 UK & Ireland Tour of the Old Vic production of Yasmina Reza’s Olivier, Tony and Moliere award-winning comedy ART, translated by Christopher Hampton. The production will star Nigel Havers, Denis Lawson and Stephen Tompkinson as Serge, Marc and Ivan respectively. The tour will open in February 2018. Based on the original production by Matthew Warchus, ART will be directed by Ellie Jones, with design by Mark Thompson, lighting by Hugh Vanstone, sound design by Mic Pool, original music by Gary Yershon, fight direction by Terry King and casting by Sarah Bird CDG.

Starting on 6th March in Leeds, the tour will see Vance play 13 dates all across Europe before concluding in Manchester on 25th March. Included in the run of dates is a show at London’s Brixton Academy on 7th March. This show was originally scheduled to take place at London’s Kentish Town Forum but was then upgraded to the near 5,000 capacity venue due to unprecedented demand. On Thursday Vance released brand new track ‘Like Gold’, which is the second glimpse he has given fans of his forthcoming album. Vance had this to say about the plaintive new song, “I wrote ‘Like Gold’ after coming off the road at the start of 2016. It started with a simple melody Iwas humming and the idea of looking back at a relationship.”

The Irish Premier of Daddy Long Legs The Musical. Starring Eoin Cannon (just off his run as Frank McCourt in Angela’s Ashes, the Musical) and Róisín Sullivan (best known for playing Adele Rice in the European premier of A Man of No Importance at The Arts Theatre on London’s West End). With Direction by Killian Collins and Musical Direction by David Wray. Based on the classic novel, which inspired the 1955 movie starring Fred Astaire, Daddy Long Legs is a beloved tale about Jerusha Abbott the “Oldest Orphan in the John Grier Home” and her mysterious benefactor who decides to send her to college to be educated as a writer. Required to write him a letter once a month, she is never to know the benefactor’s identity – so she invents one for him: Daddy Long Legs.