This 5 star tripadvisor-rated comedy sketch show returns to the International Bar and the Sugar club. A rollercoaster guide to Irish people, culture and customs using physical comedy and a box of strange props. Sketches include: The Complete History of Ireland in 7 minutes, An Interactive Game of Hurling, A Guide to Irish Music, and many more. This inventive, energetic show is ideal entertainment for the whole family with physical comedy for younger audiences and plenty of satirical comment for the adults. Join Dublin’s finest performers at the home of Irish Comedy- The International Bar at lunchtimes with a superb value lunch or at Dublin’s coolest music venue- TheSugar Club for afternoon performances. Full times and venues on our website. www.irealndasurvivorsguide.com
Next 23th May, the personal and creative universe of Miguel Hernández arrives to Dublin in form of exhibition at Instituto Cervantes. “Miguel Hernández, In Broad Daylight”, curated by Juan José Téllez, closes the events to honour the poet from Alicante in the 75th Anniversary of his death: a global portrait of the writer through a comprehensive visual journey that follows Hernandez’s footprint. The opening of this new show will take place on 23th May at 6pm and will include the performance of guitarist Juan José Manzano to get you in the mood for this poetic walk. The show will be opened to the public until the 5th July and admission to the opening and the show are free. Pictures, paintings, letters and different memorabilia provided by the Jaén provincial government (Andalusia, Spain) reveal the essential keys of the author’s life and work, focusing on the young man who made poetry his creed. “Miguel Hernández, In Broad Daylight” includes fifty original pieces, including handwritten correspondence with authors such as Pablo Neruda, Juan Ramón Jiménez, Lorca or Ramón Sijé, in addition to those he sent to his wife, Josefina Manresa, mainly during the Civil War and his time in prison. The […]
An unexpected pregnancy. An unknown father. The relationships that matter, and the secrets that don’t. Previews: From Thurs 6th June Opening Night: Wed 12th June Matinees: Selected Wed & Sat – 2.30pm Evenings: Mon to Sat – 7.30pm
This new production of Doctor Dolittle, with book, music and lyrics by double Academy Award-winner Leslie Bricusse, will be part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the original film starring Rex Harrison and will feature the same songs, including the Academy Award-winning Talk To The Animals. Featuring stunning visual puppetry, this new production, with the book reworked by Leslie Bricusse, will be directed by Christopher Renshaw. Eccentric Doctor Dolittle embarks on an extraordinary adventure to find the Giant Pink Sea Snail that holds the secret of life and makes the world a happier place. Helped by his human companions and an exotic menagerie of animal friends, including the Pushmi-Pullyu and trusty sidekick Polynesia the parrot, the larger-than-life Doctor Dolittle teaches us not only to talk to the animals but to listen to them as well! Leslie Bricusse has written the book, music and/or lyrics for more than 40 musical films and plays. Stage musicals include Stop the World – I Want to Get Off, Pickwick, Harvey, Goodbye, Mr Chips, Scrooge and Victor/Victoria, while films (songs and/or screenplays) include Scrooge, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Goodbye, Mr Chips, Superman, Victor/Victoria, Home Alone 1 & 2, Hook, Goldfinger, You Only Live […]
For over 20 years, nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance. The worldwide phenomenon which is Riverdance began its journey as the interval act in the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, produced for television by Moya Doherty. This electrifying and innovative seven minute dance piece was then developed into a full-length stage show by Producer Moya Doherty, Composer Bill Whelan and Director John McColgan. With its fusion of Irish and International music and dance, the show broke all box office records during its world première run in Dublin and has continued to set new records in packed theatres and arenas throughout the world.
Our summer programme continues to go from strength to strength and is the ideal way to celebrate the end of term. This year Mill Productions will be performing Roald Dahl’s hilarious tale The Twits: Mr. and Mrs. Twit are the smelliest, nastiest, ugliest people in the world. They hate everything—except playing mean jokes on each other, catching innocent birds to put in their Bird Pies, and making their caged monkeys, the Muggle-Wumps, stand on their heads all day. But the Muggle-Wumps have had enough…. Weekends: Sat 15th and Sun 16th at 2pm & 4pm Sat 22nd and Sun 23rd at 2pm & 4pm & 7pm Adults €16 Child U12yrs €14 Groups 10+ €12 p/p
Green Shield stamps, a million of them, and Ger Lawless has won them all. It’s Ballymun in 1974 and happiness is at her fingertips. But when 15 friends and family gather to help her claim her winnings, all bets are off! During one fateful night, these determined women bring you into their lives in the ferociously funny The Unmanageable Sisters – Deirdre Kinahan’s new version of Michel Tremblay’s fêted Quebecois comedy, Les Belles-Soeurs.
The Lisa Richards agency present a week of top stand-up comedy! Each night, two comedians will perform their new work-in-progress shows. Check them out, for this bargain price, before they head to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Sunday, 16 June: Fred Cooke + Gearóid Farrelly Monday, 17 June: Shane Clifford + Stephen Mullan Tuesday, 18 June: Joanne McNally + Eleanor Tiernan Wednesday, 19 June: Joanne McNally + Aidan Greene Thursday, 20 June: Kevin McGahern + Special Guest TBC Friday, 21 June: Neil Delamere + Chris Kent Saturday, 21 June: Neil Delamere + Julie Jay Running Time : 135 mins (one hour per performer with a 15 minute interval) Age guidelines 14 + Strong Language / Sexual Reference
Wednesday 19 June 2019 | 5pm – 7pm Location: Temple Bar Gallery + Studios Refreshments Free admission, click here to book your ticket. Late View is the perfect wind down after a busy day at work or the perfect activity on your day off. Please drop-in to chat with our curators, visit our current exhibition staring forms, and have a glass of wine or a soft drink. Making Connections Do you live or work in the Temple Bar area? Are you interested in talking about art, visiting exhibitions, meeting artists, or learning about art making? Would you like to meet other people who work or live in the area? Then join us at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios for our FREE Making Connections Programme. These early morning, evening and weekend family events are for everyone – no previous experience required. About Temple Bar Gallery + Studios Founded in 1983, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios supports 30 artists in studios and stages an innovative programme of exhibitions and events throughout the year.
William Shakespeare’s most popular and loved comedy in a refreshing and inventive production at Pearse Park, St. Enda’s, Rathfarnham. Gates open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start and seating is available. Do bring a rug as it can get chilly. Duration is 2 hours including a short interval. Tea, coffee, wine is available at the café and picnics are welcome. Twenty two Balally performers are involved in this dynamic ensemble, among them are local favourites and some fresh new faces too. In the garden setting at St. Enda’s, we follow the lovers and the mechanicals as they journey into the spirit world with Oberon,Titania, Puck and two diminutive fairies and as night falls in the park Balally Players are happy to present this evocative, joyful and funny piece of theatre. Direction is by Karen Carleton. Tickets will also be available at the Gate each evening from 7pm.
1 June Ural dumplings: Rozhkov + Butchers in Dublin Ural dumplings: Rozhkov + Butchers in Du 2 June Stage Performers | Best Show on Earth 7 June Vincent Simone & Ian Waite | The Ballroom Boys The Ballroom Boys 8 June Jill O’Neill – Dancing through the Decades Dancing Through the Decades 16 June Musical Magic | Prosperous Academy & Brocklebank Academy Musical Magic | Prosperous & Brocklebank 21 June Phoenix Performing Arts College Graduation Show 2019 Graduation Show 2019 24 June – 25 June Kris Kristofferson and his Band
The stars of the HBO docu-series ‘On Tour with Asperger’s Are Us’ perform a brand new live sketch comedy show for people who enjoy highly verbal absurdist humour. The first comedy troupe composed of people with Asperger’s Syndrome performs their trademark absurdist sketches, ripe with hilarious wordplay and unexpected breaking of social conventions. “Instead of focusing on the condition, the four men who make up the troupe perform skits and monologues that reflect their thoughts, perspectives and offbeat sensibilities, often characterized by deadpan and absurd humor… the guys are not looking for sympathy laughs or polite applause. Their show is not an autism awareness campaign, they say. They want people to laugh simply because they’re funny.” – NewYork Times Running time : 90 mins including an interval Age Guideline : 11+ Follow Asperger’s Are Us on Facebook and for more information on the comedy troupe visit their website.
After two sold-out tours of pubs across Ireland and the UK, Roddy Doyle’s ‘achingly, breathtakingly funny’ Two Pints takes to the stage this summer. The hilarious and provocative Two Pints started as a conversation on Facebook. Now it’s a play. Two men meet for a pint. They talk about their Da’s, death, Nigella, North Korea, the afterlife… Settle down and listen in as they chew the fat and set the world to rights.
Welcome to Shakers cocktail bar! It’s the place where everyone wants to be seen. From leery businessmen to supermarket cashiers to the local heart throb. Read More & Book Tickets We meet our four waitresses amongst the hustle and bustle of gossip and spilled cocktails as they navigate the claustrophobia and chaos of busy bar life. We’re given an insight into their lives, which is at times poignant and always dangerously funny. Shakers is a timeless exploration of friendship and courage and what it really means to work in the service industry. Running time : 110 mins including an interval Recommended for ages 14+ WRITTEN BY: John Godber and Jane Thornton DIRECTED BY: Claudia Kinahan LIGHTING DESIGN BY: Sophie Cassidy SET DESIGN BY: Jack Rogers SOUND DESIGN BY: Lara Gallagher CAST: Connie Doona Meg O’Brien Hannah Osborne Heather O’Sullivan
What happens when everything you have is lost? A divided world, sometime in the not so distant future. A ceremony is happening in the woods. A celebration of a beginning. A celebration of love. You are invited, even if you are from the city. There are some rules though – no gifts, no phones. Only you. A night of revelation, collision, suspicion, rekindling, confusion and connection. Below the surface of a seemingly perfect evening, the unknown is waiting to be revealed. Recommended for ages 15+ | mild sexual references and some bad language Running time : 120 mins including an interval WRITTEN BY: Fionnuala Gygax DIRECTED BY: Raymond Keane LIGHTING DESIGN BY: Mark Galione SET DESIGN BY: Sabine Dargent SOUND DESIGN BY: Roger Gregg CAST: Cecelia Auerswald Savana Bartual Smyth Robyn Brady Siofra Brogan Callan Cummins Andrew Cusack Cynthia Dallas Leslie Field Anna Gonzalez Cathal Greene Conrad Jones Brangan Aisling Kearns Sinead Keegan Kevin Keogh Julia Marks Fionn McDonnell Aoife Morrison Faye Shortt Amelia Spencer Kelly The Gaiety School of Acting has been training actors in Ireland for the past 33 years, with our success stories appearing in television and film and on stages both nationally and internationally. Below Below […]
Take a step back in time with Chapterhouse Theatre Company to meet Elizabeth Bennet, Jane Austen’s notorious heroine. When Elizabeth meets the terse and abrupt Mr. Darcy, she loathes him at first sight. But is there more to him than meets the eye? Brought to life by award-winning writer Laura Turner, this adaptation has been a favourite of Chapterhouse audiences for years and will be a joy to perform in the company’s 20th year of touring. Join friends and family for an evening of theatre beneath the stars, basking in the glow of this timeless classic. June 27, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Booking Essential
Midsummer (a play with songs) | 22 May – 08 June “Roseanna Purcell and Aidan Crowe deliver raucously; but they don’t forget the wistful underlay to Greig’s text and McIntyre’s songs… When it’s good, it’s really good. And Midsummer is really good.” Sunday Independent Take a musical tour through Edinburgh; a great lost weekend of bridge-burning, car chases, wedding bust-ups, bondage miscalculations, midnight trysts and self-loathing hangovers. “Foul, Filthy, Stinking Muck” | 04 June Take a deep dive into the LGBT theatre of Project as Hannah Tiernan presents a free half-day symposium examining the role of Project Arts Centre as an artist-led organisation at the forefront of presenting and producing cutting edge work within the context of LGBTQ activism. That Night Follows Day: A Rehearsed Reading | 15 June Forced Entertainment, producers of some of the most exciting and challenging theatre today, are coming to Project for The Ark’s Right Here, Right Now! festival of children. Working with a cast of eight to fourteen year olds, The Ark and Project Arts Centre present a rehearsed reading of Tim Etchells’ text That Night Follows Day; a funny, provocative and beautifully poetic piece that exposes the facts, fibs and excuses adults make […]
Big Beats for Tiny Feet! Let’s dance. It’s time for the kids to throw some shapes and bust out their best moves as DJ Donal Dineen hits the decks for a special musical rollercoaster ride. Expect dance tunes from every era and every corner of the globe. So if you’re ready to get into the groove, lace up your dancing shoes and grab those glowsticks. Kids just wanna have fun! Commissioned and premiered by TRACKS: an initiative of Cork Midsummer Festival, Dublin Fringe Festival and Baboró International Arts Festival for Children. Date: 29 June 2019 Show Time: 11am & 2pm Venue: Project Arts Centre, 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 Tickets: €5-7 (Under 1s go free, but if you’re dancing you need a ticket!) Booking: https://projectartscentre.ie/event/tiny-dancer/, by phone at 01 8819 613 or in person at the Project box office
Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Shakespeare’s best-loved romantic comedy. Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to the most magical of forests and meet star-crossed lovers, playful fairies and hilarious travelling players. Beautifully designed Elizabethan costumes, a wonderful musical score, and enchanting woodland creatures come together to make this an evening of unmissable summer garden theatre. Access from 6.15pm. Performance begins at 7pm. Tickets: https://www.seetickets.com/event/a-midsummer-night-s-dream/national-botanic-gardens/1331183
The Rocky Horror Show is a musical with music, lyrics and book by Richard O’Brien. A humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1940s through to the early 1970s, the musical tells the story of a newly engaged couple getting caught in a storm and coming to the home of a mad transvestite scientist, Dr Frank-N-Furter, unveiling his new creation, a sort of Frankenstein-style monster in the form of an artificially made, fully grown, physically perfect muscle man named Rocky Horror, complete “with blond hair and a tan”.