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Immerse yourself in the wonderful landscapes by artist Frans Post at this exciting new National Gallery of Ireland exhibition. From 1636, Frans Post spent several years exploring Brazil and creating captivating artworks based on the exotic flowers, wild animals, and stunning views that he witnessed on his travels. At this rare exhibition, you will view Post’s extraordinary depictions of Dutch sugar plantations and an array of eye-catching creatures including alligators, monkeys and anteaters. Whether you’ve been to Brazil before or it’s always been on your travel wishlist, a visit to Beasts From Brazil at the National Gallery of Ireland is guaranteed to inspire wanderlust and fire your imagination.

Based on the story and characters from the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks Animation film, this hilarious and spectacular production turns the world of fairytales upside down in an all-singing, all-dancing, must-see musical comedy. Join Shrek, (Steffan Harri) and his loyal steed Donkey as they set off on a quest to rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona (Amelia Lily) from her tower, guarded by a fire breathing love-sick dragon. Add the vertically challenged Lord Farquaad, a gang of fairytale misfits, and a biscuit with attitude, and you’ve got an irresistible mix of adventure, laughter, and romance, guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages!

Irish rockers U2 have been one of the world’s biggest bands for many years. Singer Bono’s distinctive vocals and guitarist The Edge’s classic sound have led to enormous hits such as Elevation, Sunday Bloody Sunday and The Sweetest Thing. Having played to packed auditoriums for many years, the band has honed their live show, which is an experience not to be missed. This year U2 will be celebrating 30 years since the release of their iconic The Joshua Tree record with a couple of dates at London’s Twickenham Stadium. Released back in 1987, The Joshua Tree was the band’s fifth studio album and it features some of their most well-known hits including I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For and With Or Without You.

Direct from its success at London’s Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, a SOLD OUT Worldwide tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back! Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this 50th Anniversary Celebration also features a full live band performing all the hits including ‘Mrs Robinson’, ‘Cecilia’, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘Homeward Bound’ and many more. Get your tickets fast as this is an evening not to be missed!

One of the most influential footballers of all time takes to the stage for a handful of selected UK & Irish dates, including a stop off at The Olympia Theatre on Tuesday 30th October. Due to phenomenal demand, a second show has been added on Thurdsday 1st November!

Marr is most widely known for being one half of the songwriting partnership at the heart of the Smiths, alongside his erstwhile lyricist partner, Morrissey. He also provided the band with its signature sound through his ornately orchestrated guitar parts which seamlessly synthesised the influence of everything from Nile Rodgers, to The Byrds, to the highlife music of Ghana. Since leaving the Smiths – at the age of just 24 – Marr has preferred to continue playing the role of sideman, making music as a guitarist and producer with the likes of The Pretenders, The The, Electronic, Talking Heads, Modest Mouse, and The Cribs to name but a few. Call The Comet, to be released in June, is just his third solo album in a 36 year career and revolves around Marr’s exploration of ideas about an alternative future society.

Marr is most widely known for being one half of the songwriting partnership at the heart of the Smiths, alongside his erstwhile lyricist partner, Morrissey. He also provided the band with its signature sound through his ornately orchestrated guitar parts which seamlessly synthesised the influence of everything from Nile Rodgers, to The Byrds, to the highlife music of Ghana. Since leaving the Smiths – at the age of just 24 – Marr has preferred to continue playing the role of sideman, making music as a guitarist and producer with the likes of The Pretenders, The The, Electronic, Talking Heads, Modest Mouse, and The Cribs to name but a few. Call The Comet, to be released in June, is just his third solo album in a 36 year career and revolves around Marr’s exploration of ideas about an alternative future society.

Courage leads the way for Disney’s most adventurous dreamers at Disney On Ice presents Dream Big. Join fearless Moana and the greatest demigod that ever lived, Maui, on an action-packed voyage to restore the stolen heart of Te Fiti. Let your hair down with Rapunzel, travel on an epic journey of sisterly love with Anna and Elsa, and follow your heart along with Cinderella, Aurora, Jasmine and Belle. Plus, arrive early to join a special 90th birthday celebration in honour of Walt Disney’s true original, Mickey Mouse. High-flying jumps, breathtaking skating and lovable Disney friends make Disney On Ice presents Dream Big an experience your family will never forget.

One of the most influential footballers of all time takes to the stage for a handful of selected UK & Irish dates, including a stop off at The Olympia Theatre on Tuesday 30th October. Due to phenomenal demand, a second show has been added on Thurdsday 1st November!

Marr is most widely known for being one half of the songwriting partnership at the heart of the Smiths, alongside his erstwhile lyricist partner, Morrissey. He also provided the band with its signature sound through his ornately orchestrated guitar parts which seamlessly synthesised the influence of everything from Nile Rodgers, to The Byrds, to the highlife music of Ghana. Since leaving the Smiths – at the age of just 24 – Marr has preferred to continue playing the role of sideman, making music as a guitarist and producer with the likes of The Pretenders, The The, Electronic, Talking Heads, Modest Mouse, and The Cribs to name but a few. Call The Comet, to be released in June, is just his third solo album in a 36 year career and revolves around Marr’s exploration of ideas about an alternative future society.

Scotland’s biggest comedy export, Kevin Bridges, is back with his hotly anticipated 2018 tour: Brand New which comes to 3Arena on Saturday 03 November. Bridges broke box office records when his 2015 tour A Whole Different Story went on sale at the end of 2014, winning awards from Ticketmaster and Ents24 for the Fastest Selling Ticket of the year. The tour saw him sell over 500,000 tickets across 145 dates, including an incredible 16 nights at The Hydro in Glasgow. The Hydro was the perfect place for him to record his most recent DVD, which went onto sell over 300,000 copies; his biggest selling DVD. Now Kevin embarks on his biggest tour to date.

The Stylistics are a Philadelphia soul group that achieved its greatest chart success in the 1970s. They formed in 1968, consisting of singers Russell Thompkins Jr., Herb Murrell, Airrion Love, James Smith, and James Dunn. All of their US hits were ballads characterized by the falsetto of Russell Thompkins Jr. and the production of Thom Bell. During the early 1970s, the group had twelve consecutive R&B top ten hits, including “Stop, Look, Listen”, “You Are Everything”, “Betcha by Golly, Wow”, “People Make the World Go Round”, “I’m Stone in Love with You”, “Break Up to Make Up”, and “You Make Me Feel Brand New”.

Irish rockers U2 have been one of the world’s biggest bands for many years. Singer Bono’s distinctive vocals and guitarist The Edge’s classic sound have led to enormous hits such as Elevation, Sunday Bloody Sunday and The Sweetest Thing. Having played to packed auditoriums for many years, the band has honed their live show, which is an experience not to be missed. This year U2 will be celebrating 30 years since the release of their iconic The Joshua Tree record with a couple of dates at London’s Twickenham Stadium. Released back in 1987, The Joshua Tree was the band’s fifth studio album and it features some of their most well-known hits including I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For and With Or Without You.

At just 20 years old, rising Norwegian vocalist Sigrid has been turning heads with the release of her debut single Don’t Kill My Vibe. It’s a fiery slice of pop brilliance, brimming with an understated attitude. The subtle melody – drawing from the likes of James Blake and Lorde yet with an unashamed pop edge – is packed with youthful confidence. Sigrid has honed her style over the last few years, having began her career at the young age of 16 following a gentle challenge by her brother to write an original song and perform it at a local show with him. Having moved from the picturesque and quiet Ålesund to her current hometown of Bergen, her sound carries some of the country’s expanse with it.

While headlining Country to Country Festival at Dublin’s 3 Arena on Friday and London’s O2 Arena on Saturday, Kacey Musgraves announced to sold-out crowds that she’ll soon return on a headlining world tour of her own. The Oh, What A World Tour will kick off in countries across Europe this autumn, including a date at Belfast Waterfront on 5 November 2018. Kacey will embark on the Oh, What A World Tour in support of her highly-anticipated fourth studio album Golden Hour, available March 30th. Ahead of release, Kacey has introduced Golden Hour with singles ‘Butterflies’ and ‘Space Cowboy’, which have been met with critical acclaim from everyone including TIME, Rolling Stone, CMT, The FADER, Consequence of Sound, Vulture, and Paste, with NPR declaring: “she’s relaxed into the sound she’d already designed, going deeper beneath its sparkly, vintage-tinted surface and further cultivating her innate commitment to clarity and craft” and Noisey proclaiming “it’s clear that the Texan is still the most talented songwriter in mainstream pop-country.”

THE MATCHMAKER based on the novella “Letters of a County Matchmaker” by JOHN B. KEANE one of Ireland’s most celebrated writers, will be at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin for one week only from 5th to 10th November, and will star Mary  McEvoy best known for her role  as Biddie in the long running RTE series GLENROE and  Irish Actor and comedian Jon Kenny  who was part of the Irish comic duo d’Unbelievables with Pat Shortt. Kenny is also best known outside Ireland for appearing in the Channel 4 sitcom Father Ted.  Together they play a myriad of characters in this hilarious and earthy dramatic comedy. The play follows the efforts of Dicky Mick Dicky O Connor to make matches for the lonely and lovelorn.  Keane, an avid observer of people and the cultures that bind and create their view of the world uses “The Matchmaker” as an exploration of rural loneliness. Aware that generations of people became masters of their own destinies late in life, and only then began to look for companionship and love, once their duties as minder of aging parents were concluded or they had finally inherited, or were the left over brother or sister. Using his […]

Patrick Gale is one of the UK’s most popular writers and he is the author of sixteen novels including the bestsellers ‘Rough Music’, ‘Notes From An Exhibition’ and ‘A Perfectly Good Man’ as well as the Costa Award nominated ‘A Place Called Winter’. He is also the writer of the new BBC drama ‘Man in an Orange Shirt’. Patrick’s sixteenth novel, ‘Take Nothing With You’ is a sad-funny comedy of resilience and survival and we are delighted to welcome Patrick Gale to the Smock Alley theatre in Dublin to talk about it.

Today, Irish YouTuber Jack Septiceye has announced a headline show for The Helix, Dublin on 5th November 2018. Jack is a video game commentator, and voice actor who uploads gaming videos and occasionally vlogs. On top of all of this he still finds time to get out and tour the globe performing his show How Did We Get Here? at major festivals like Just For Laughs and in front of sold out audiences. Join us as YouTube star Jacksepticeye tells stories of growing up and answers the question How Did We Get Here? Don’t worry he’ll also be playing some of his favourite games on stage so come join the party.

A new musical about what it’s like to grow up with a boyband. For five 16 year-old friends in 1992, ‘the band’ is everything. 25 years on, we are reunited with the group of friends, now 40-something women, as they try once more to fulfil their dream of meeting their heroes. The musical stars Rachel Lumberg as Rachel, Alison Fitzjohn as Claire, Emily Joyce as Heather AND Jayne McKenna as Zoe. The Band will be played by AJ Bentley, Nick Carsberg, Yazdan Qafouri Isfahani, Curtis T Johns and Sario Watanabe-Soloman, who, as Five to Five, won BBC’s Let It Shine.

While headlining Country to Country Festival at Dublin’s 3 Arena on Friday and London’s O2 Arena on Saturday, Kacey Musgraves announced to sold-out crowds that she’ll soon return on a headlining world tour of her own. The Oh, What A World Tour will kick off in countries across Europe this autumn, including a date at Belfast Waterfront on 5 November 2018. Kacey will embark on the Oh, What A World Tour in support of her highly-anticipated fourth studio album Golden Hour, available March 30th. Ahead of release, Kacey has introduced Golden Hour with singles ‘Butterflies’ and ‘Space Cowboy’, which have been met with critical acclaim from everyone including TIME, Rolling Stone, CMT, The FADER, Consequence of Sound, Vulture, and Paste, with NPR declaring: “she’s relaxed into the sound she’d already designed, going deeper beneath its sparkly, vintage-tinted surface and further cultivating her innate commitment to clarity and craft” and Noisey proclaiming “it’s clear that the Texan is still the most talented songwriter in mainstream pop-country.”