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Following the death of an elderly docker, his friends gather in the local pub, The Dockside, to celebrate his life. Emotions run high and a powder keg of friction comes to a head as a dockland community come to terms with the challenge of building new lives when old ways get swept away. Over the course of an evening awash with songs, sharp Dublin wit and tales of life on the Docks, hidden tensions expose fault lines in their complex relationships. After the success of Ulysses, Dermot Bolger and Graham McLaren reunite to present this Dublin Port Commission as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival 2019. Dates: 23 September – 26 October Free Performance: Monday 21 October Times: Mon – Sat 7.30pm, Wed & Sat Matinees 2pm Tickets: €13 – €45 / Conc. €13 – €30 Running Time: 3 Hours approx. including a 20 minute interval.

The Beacon by Nancy Harris is a new play commissioned by Druid in 2016 and marks Nancy Harris’s Druid debut and her welcome return to the Gate Theatre stage after her brilliantly dark comic adaptation of The Red Shoes in 2017. The Beacon will run as part of Dublin Theatre Festival. In The Beacon, Beiv, a celebrated artist, has moved from suburban Dublin to her holiday cottage on an island off the coast of West Cork. But a dark shadow from the past hangs over her. When her estranged son and his new young wife arrive to stay, she is faced with some difficult questions. Preview: Wednesday 2 October 2019 Opening Night: Thursday 3 October 2019 Matinees: Saturday – 2.30pm Evenings: Monday to Saturday – 7.30pm

What can you do in 20 Seconds? Wake up? Fall asleep? Make an enemy? Fall in love? Save a life? Is it enough time? In this debut performance by Thunder and Theatre Company, 20 SECONDS is story of two complete strangers attempting to become friends after circumstance leaves them trapped in an elevator. As tensions rise a struggle leads to the unwilling admittance of a dark secret from one of the men. As they try to adjust to the new atmosphere in their temporary metal prison, we see them grow as friends and each of the men find a new confidence they didn’t have before the silver doors shut, but was it enough? This show is sure to leave audiences laughing, crying, and wanting more. This piece is heart-warming and honest, and Thunder and Theatre are very excited to be sharing this story. Running Time : 75 mins Suitable for all ages 15+ Sexual strong language and sexual references WRITTEN & PERFORMED BY : Liam Wilson Smyth and Kenneth Doran DIRECTED BY : Niamh McGrath LIGHTING AND SET DESIGN : Shannon Cowan SOUND DESIGN BY : Conrad JB About the company… The two company owners, Liam and Kenneth, began their […]

Following two sold-out seasons at the London Coliseum, St Petersburg Ballet Theatre brings the grace and beauty of Swan Lake to Dublin. With magnificent sets and beautiful costumes, the company of 55, led by prima ballerina Irina Kolesnikova, presents Russian Ballet tradition in all its glory. St Petersburg Ballet Theatre is renowned globally from London to Sydney, from Hong Kong and Singapore to Johannesburg and Paris for its superbly trained Vaganova soloists and corps de ballet. Tchaikovsky’s immortal Swan Lake, the world’s most loved classical ballet, will be accompanied by a full theatre orchestra. See it once – remember it forever.

ballet project[d] presents two new and original new works choreographed by Lauren Speirs at Smock Alley Theater October 24th – 26th. “I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives” – Jane Austen, Persuasion. An abstract look at how our world shapes us. An exploration of the grey area between negative and positive persuasion. Rational Creatures and Ensnared (Choreography collaboration with Fiona Kania) feature six professional female ballet dancers and music by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Zoe Keating, and Max Richter. Rational Creatures explores the topic from a more classical, storytelling point of view while Ensnared examines persuasion from a more abstract, contemporary vantage.” Suitable for ages 3+ About the company… ballet project[d] is Ireland’s youngest and most innovative professional ballet company. Born here in Dublin, we began as an ambitious project which set out to lead a renaissance movement in ballet, making Dublin the most educated and entertained audience worldwide. We hope to bring ballet closer to the mainstream and re-invent some of the outdated conventions that are holding the art form back from thriving in the 21st century.

ballet project[d] presents two new and original works choreographed by Lauren Speirs at Smock Alley Theater October 24th – 26th. “I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives” – Jane Austen, Persuasion. An abstract look at how our world shapes us. An exploration of the grey area between negative and positive persuasion. Rational Creatures and Ensnared (Choreography collaboration with Fiona Kania) feature six professional female ballet dancers and music by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Zoe Keating, and Max Richter. Rational Creatures explores the topic from a more classical, storytelling point of view while Ensnared examines persuasion from a more abstract, contemporary vantage.” Suitable for ages 3+ About the company… “The classic “Studies in Red,” (choreography: Lauren Speirs), 3 girls 2 boys, twists, turns, high kicks and poses in excellent form was a highlight of the Dance Forms show at Edinburgh (Fringe Festival)” – The Komisar Scoop “All I can say is let’s hope Lauren is not a stranger on the Irish ballet scene in future and that this lady can bring such magic back to our theatres soon.” – Ireland Today News Follow ballet projected[d] on Facebook and Instagram and […]

The Ultimate Halloween Quiz! 8pm, Thursday 24th October in Drop Dead Twice, Francis St. €10 per person, Max 5 to a table Aeons ago, the druids predicted the coming of a mighty test, a terrifying mental crucible that would forge heroes and strike fear into the hearts of the unworthy. HARK! The legends were true, the time is now! The freaky fiends at Firedoor Theatre are proud to present The Ultimate Halloween Quiz! Expect spooky questions and ghoulish giggles! Proceeds from this legendary night will go towards Firedoor Theatre.  

The Dark Arts Festival is offering Dublin’s avant-garde electronic music fans the chance to witness some of the most renowned underground performers from Berlin, Copenhagen & Toulouse. Within intimate venues housing the festival, including Smock Alley Theatre, Dark Arts promise to showcase the best dark multi-disciplinary artists from Electro to Techno, Experimental, Ambient sonic and visual art. Book your tickets now: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dark-arts-festival-2019-tickets-65037110749

Beware this Halloween for the door between the living and the dead is opening for a night of unspeakable glamour. The beautiful and the damned will rise again for Danse Macabre Monster’s Ball, Ireland’s most decadent Halloween party. For one night only, the grand Concert Hall becomes a haunted house with a touch of the cirque du freak. Your hosts — the divine temptress and dancefloor slayer, Bonnie Boux, and prince of all things unholy, Beelzebub, will lead you through a party that mixes live music, DJs, dance, variety, immersive performances, cabaret and the occasional sacrifice. Beware of the strange and unusual. Our fiendish fan dancers, frightful Follies and avant-garde performers will haunt the stage. There will be terrible beauties and blood-soaked burlesque. Rocky Horror Picture Show Ireland will show you the moves for Ireland’s biggest time warp. The Sanderson Sisters will stop by for some spell casting and The House of Jeuje Dancers will raise the roof and the dead with their unearthly moves. Flaunt yourself at our procession as our twisted collective of performers prance and dance. Play old carnival and Halloween games. Find out your future at Madam Mim’s fortune booth. Scream your blood-curdling lungs out at […]

Oasis BellyDance has been for over 20 years sharing the art of oriental dance around the world. Directed by Thay Molica &  Allan Victor Suitable for all ages. Tue 29 Oct 2019 at 6:30pm – 9:30pm in Boys’ School. Tickets: https://smockalley.com/oasis-bellydance-festival/  

Bill Kenwright presents the nationwide UK and Ireland tour of the spine-tingling live production of The Exorcist, based on the best-selling novel by William Peter Blatty. Inspired by true events, this devilishly thrilling tale has been adapted for stage by John Pielmeier and directed by Sean Mathias (Waiting for Godot, No Man’s Land), featuring the voice of Ian McKellen as the Demon. When the medical profession fails to provide answers to young Regan’s strange symptoms, her desperate mother Chris turns to a local priest for help. But before Father Damien can tackle what’s before him, he must overcome his own shaken beliefs, as this fight is for more than just one girl’s soul… William Friedkin’s 1973 Academy Award-winning film adaption of The Exorcist, thrilled audiences across the globe and gained a huge cult following. Now, 45 years after the films release, fans of the film and theatre alike get to experience a visually astounding, intelligent and haunting theatrical experience.

Pale Sister, written by Colm Tóibín for Irish actress Lisa Dwan, is a dramatisation of the voice of Ismene, the sister of Antigone, who recounts her sister’s defiance of the king as pressures mount on Ismene herself to act to vindicate her sister, or even follow her example.

The Actor/Comedian/Writer is best known for his three Netflix specials, Disgraceful (2018), Mostly Stories (2016), and Completely Normal (2014). Paste Magazine described him as, “…having a natural and capable storytelling ability, one that lifts his narratives out of average anecdote fare and plants them firmly in hilarious ground.” Additionally, his hit podcast Your Mom’s House which he co-hosts with his wife, comedian Christina Pazsitzky, was a finalist for Best Comedy Podcast at the Stitcher Awards and profiled by VICE.

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 […]

When The Haunted Host premiered at the infamous Caffe Cino in Greenwich Village in 1964, it did so illegally due to its explicit portrayal of homosexuality. This play – coming a half decade before the Stonewall Riots of 1969 – was one of many artistic catalysts that propelled the early Gay Rights Movement in the United States. Jay is an eccentric Greenwich Village homosexual with a gift for playwriting. He is haunted by the untimely passing of his former lover, Ed.  Frank is a young, straight man in search of a playwriting mentor and a place to stay for the night. When Jay opens the door to realise that Frank is a dead-ringer for the late Ed, he sees an opportunity to re-enact the past and absolve himself of old sins. With lightning-fast dialogue that’ll have your cheeks wet and hot with laughter, the two deconstruct truths about art, gender, drugs, society, death, sexual orientation, friendship, love and how much you can give to a person without losing yourself in the process. Written by Robert Patrick, the most produced playwright of the Off-Off-Broadway scene, Melia Theatre Company are delighted to present the Irish premiere of this riotous comedy. This is […]

Nickelodeon, AEG presents and Aiken Promotions today announce that YouTube sensation JoJo Siwa will be bringing her D.R.E.A.M. tour to Ireland and will play the 3Arena on 6 November 2019. Due to phenomenal demand an extra date has been added on 7 November! JoJo Siwa: “I’m so excited to bring my tour to the UK & Ireland – I can’t wait to see everyone! We’re going to have the best time ever!” Nickelodeon superstar JoJo Siwa is a YouTube personality, singer, dancer, entrepreneur, social media influencer, New York Times bestselling author and star on Nickelodeon’s Lip Sync Battle Shorties. Tickets go on sale Friday 19 July at 10am from all usual outlets. Three Ireland Presale tickets on sale Wednesday 17 July at 10am with #3Plus. 6 November SOLD OUT Tickets for 7 November on sale Tuesday 23 July at 10am. Three Ireland Presale tickets for new date 7 November on sale Monday 22 July at 10am with #3Plus

The Dundrum One Act Drama Festival returns to the dlr Mill Theatre, Dundrum, Dublin from Friday to Sunday, 8 to 10 November 2019. The festival offers an opportunity to see 9 plays produced by drama groups from around Ireland in one whirlwind weekend. Each night will consist of three one act plays followed by an informative review by Festival Adjudicator, Geoff O’Keeffe. Shows will start promptly at 8pm on Friday and Saturday night and 7pm on Sunday night.

Following a hugely successful first tour, Marvel Universe LIVE! is back with a brand new show featuring more than 20 of your favourite marvel super heroes and villains for 2019. In this all-new production, produced by Feld Entertainment, Spider-Man, The Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy will join forces with Doctor Strange – the master of the mystic arts – as they do battle against Loki. Fans will witness cutting-edge special effects, pyrotechnics, and impressive 3D video projection mapping in this completely new thrilling adventure. With aerial stunts, martial arts and daring motorcycle skills, fans of all ages will be immersed in the Marvel universe in a show unlike anything they’ve ever seen before.

Tonnta and Kirkos join creative forces for the first time to assemble Listening Bodies, an epic, once-off takeover of Smock Alley Theatre featuring world-renowned composers in dialogue with unique local voices. The culmination of a long-term collaboration between the two ensembles, this immersive experience builds from mentorship from internationally acclaimed artists, including German composer David Helbich and Irish performance artist Amanda Coogan. You are invited to dive into this embodied four-hour exhibition of live and installation music given by 10 performers. Weave your way with sound throughout the entire labyrinth of Dublin’s oldest theatre. Tonnta is a performance company and vocal ensemble dedicated to new music. Lead by vocalist and composer Robbie Blake, Tonnta champions the interdisciplinary creation and performance of music. Kirkos is a Dublin-based contemporary music ensemble focused on experimental music and multi-sensory experiences. Created by: Michelle O’Rourke, Rob Coleman, Robbie Blake and Sebastian Adams. Featuring music by Andrew Hamilton, Eva-Maria Houben, Peter Ablinger and Jennifer Walshe and many more to be announced. Performed by Eileen Coyle, Emma Power, Jane Hackett, Michelle O’Rourke, Miriam Kaczor, Rob Coleman, Robbie Blake, Sebastian Adams, Yseult Cooper Stockdale and Tristan Caldwell. Tickets: https://smockalley.com/listening-bodies/

“It’s not fair!” The notion of justice is of paramount importance to children, and key to the appeal of the Cinderella story. But whatever your favourite version, you will find something uniquely dark, yet sparkling and touchingly redemptive in Rossini’s La Cenerentola. This production unfolds from the very pages of books and celebrates the idea of literature, of fantasy, of escapism, and most importantly of Goodness Triumphant. The age-old fairytale resonates as much today as it did in times gone by. The story of Cinderella has been whisked up into an opera many times. But only once with the sparkle and affection of Rossini’s version of 1817. The title role is taken by Tara Erraught, Ireland’s most sought-after singer, who is celebrated for her rich vocal fireworks and dynamic stage presence, and is especially acclaimed in the operas of Rossini.

Three reclusive former child stars are forced to sell their lavish South Dublin home when they finally run out of money after years of living to excess. Having gathered to mourn their manager’s death, things begin to get weird. Long held secrets come unravelled, a popular dance craze takes on new importance, lifelong friendships are tested and a dead dog oversees it all. Are these overgrown children ready to leave behind their fantasy world for a life more ordinary? “Hollow and Dead-Eyed Beasts” is a sort-of-kind-of-comedy; a bit about friendship, not quite regarding fame, almost concerning childhood with one hand vaguely in the area of death whilst also enjoying a passing reference to a popular 90s dance craze with the faintest nod to ritual and only slightly on the subject of the housing market (though having nowhere near enough of a perspective to qualify as satire). And this is all to say nothing of the really rather dead dog. Brought to you by Some People Theatre Company, the team behind the sell-out Dublin Fringe Festival show “White” (Pick of the Fringe 2018. – The Sunday Times, “Simultaneously cutting and laugh out loud funny” – MEG.ie, “At times exceptional, vividly satirical” […]

Belfast’s Bright Umbrella Drama Company present a fast paced, modern military dress version of Shakespeare’s classic of jealousy, anger and mistaken revenge. The Turks are attacking Cyprus and General Othello, ‘The Moor’, is sent with an army by the Venetian Duke to stop their advance.  In the claustrophobic atmosphere of a Cypriot military stockade, the psychopathic Iago convinces Othello that his wife, Desdemona, is having an affair with The Moor’s right-hand man, Captain Cassio. The result is an explosion of mistaken motives, violence and murder.  Shakespeare’s original script abridged to 130 minutes including interval. ‘Othello is a triumph for the Bright Umbrella Drama Co… Sam Mahadeo’s Othello uses light and shade across his performance… Glenn McGivern plays scheming Iago as a brutal bully hidden in plain sight, never showing signs of weakness… Bryony Randall gave Desdemona a sense of pluck, looking up adoringly at her new husband Othello and delivering tender moments – and some sweet singing – but also capable of turning up the emotion when its required… As a story of racism, love, deception and jealousy, misplaced trust and loyalty, and hyped up with planted evidence, suffocation and revenge killing … the universal themes of Othello certainly resonate […]

This most famous of ballets, combines romantic themes, classical technique and ethereal imagery, with Tchaikovsky’s majestic score, to ensure this masterpiece’s immortality. Swan Lake tells the story of Odette, a beautiful princess, who turned into a swan by day by evil magician Von Rothbart, only to regain her human form at night. Out hunting by the lakeside, Prince Siegfried encounters her and falls madly in love with her. But will he be able to break Von Rothbart’s spell..? This enduring story of love and tragedy, good and evil, and has enthralled audiences since it premiered in 1877. This autumn 22 leading professional dancers from Ireland and abroad will perform in this breath-taking production which was loved by audiences and critics when last produced by Ballet Ireland. www.balletireland.ie

Five years after his last comedy tour FORCE MAJEURE made comedy history having played 45 countries including all 50 US States AND in four languages, making it the most extensive comedy show ever, EDDIE is back to his roots with an all-new rather personal show which expands on his own very unique, totally surreal view of life, love, history and his ‘theory of the universe’. “It is getting close to the time when I have to go off for a while to have a political life. But before I do that, I want to keep giving audiences around the world the best stand-up comedy shows that I can – especially at a time of Brexit-hate and Trump-hate. My new show is about everything from humans over the last 100,000 years to talking dogs and animal superheroes. I am looking forward to coming to see everyone again.” WUNDERBAR is a delicious insight into the surreal and fantastical world of EDDIE IZZARD. This is intelligent Bunkum of the highest order. Presented by Mick Perrin Worldwide Ltd. This show may contain strong and imaginative language.

Following a hugely successful first tour, Marvel Universe LIVE! is back with a brand new show featuring more than 20 of your favourite marvel super heroes and villains for 2019. In this all-new production, produced by Feld Entertainment, Spider-Man, The Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy will join forces with Doctor Strange – the master of the mystic arts – as they do battle against Loki. Fans will witness cutting-edge special effects, pyrotechnics, and impressive 3D video projection mapping in this completely new thrilling adventure. With aerial stunts, martial arts and daring motorcycle skills, fans of all ages will be immersed in the Marvel universe in a show unlike anything they’ve ever seen before.

In Jack Thorne’s superb retelling of this timeless Christmas fable, Dickens’s dream-like story is transformed into a theatrical experience in which inclusivity and community are centre stage, and the barriers between stage and audience are re-imagined for the 21st Century in a re-configured Gate auditorium. Previews from: Friday 15 November 2019 Opening Night: Thursday 21 November 2019 Matinees: Selected Saturdays and Wednesdays – 2.30pm Evenings: Mondays to Saturdays – 7.30pm Age Guidance: A Christmas Carol is recommended for audiences aged 8+.

Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby is brings her new show Douglas to the Bord Gais Energy Theatre stage. Tasmania’s own Hannah Gadsby has come to the world’s attention through her multi-award winning stand up show Nanette which played to sold out houses across Australia, London, Edinburgh, New York and Los Angeles before launching on Netflix in June 2018 as the first Australian Netflix Original Comedy Special and stopping the comedy world in its tracks. The overnight success of Hannah Gadsby was more than ten years in the making, with her award-winning stand up shows a sell-out fixture in festivals across Australia and the UK. She played a character called Hannah on the TV series Please Like Me and has hosted three art documentaries, inspired by comedy art lectures she created to accompany collections at major galleries.

With just her sax and a suitcase, Zandra Mitchell joined a jazz band and toured the world.Born in Phibsborough, Dublin in 1903, she was Ireland’s first female saxophonist.While the twenties roared she found her way through Europe to Berlin. The dictators rose; the books burned; the bombs dropped…and Zandra played her sax. Darn Skippy Productions present Zandra, Queen of Jazz — a play with original music, based on an extraordinary true story. The early development of this piece was supported by an Emerging Artist Bursary from Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Arts Office; with further support from dlr LexIcon Library. Written and Performed by: Roseanne Lynch Directed by: Katherine Soloviev Original Music, Arrangements and Sound Design by: Richard Lennon Poster by: Eugene Korolkov About the company Roseanne Lynch and Richard Lennon, artistic directors of Darn Skippy Productions, also happen to be married. When we first started dating, Richard (a New Yorker) used the phrase “Darn Skippy” in a sentence, and Roseanne (a Dubliner) was completely bewildered. Was he referring to a kangaroo who needed his socks mending? What was he talking about? Richard explained that saying “Darn Skippy” is like saying, not just “yes”, but “YES!!!!” It is now something we say to each […]

Inish is a small seaside town in Ireland. It has never been on the map, but it has been making headlines lately, for all the wrong reasons. Could the performances of the newly arrived De la Mare Repertory Theatre Company really be the cause of the town’s strange behaviour? Drama at Inish is a much-loved favourite from the Irish canon and was first performed at the Abbey Theatre in 1933. This new production takes this brilliant farce by renowned Cork playwright, Lennox Robinson, into 1960s Ireland, and features a superb cast of Ireland’s best-loved actors. Director Cal McCrystal, the acclaimed Comedy Director of One Man, Two Guvnors brings his unique style to the Abbey Stage for the first time, where he is joined by some of Ireland’s leading theatre designers. Dates: 21 November – 25 January 2020 On the Abbey Stage Free First Preview: 21 November Times: Mon – Sat 7.30pm, Sat Matinees 2pm Tickets: €13 – €45 / Conc. €13 – €30 Early Bird tickets available until 17 October Sign language interpreted performance: Thursday 9 January, 7:30pm

He’s back. The keenly-awaited brand new tour show is here. Packing more energy than a Duracell factory, Russell’ s RS Turbo laugh engine will motor through love, family and life – once again proving that the fast and the curious amongst us, see more stuff, and get more done. Multi-award winning comedian, presenter, actor, author and scriptwriter Russell Kane is best known for BBC Three’s Stupid Man, Smart Phone and the host of three series of BBC Three‘s Live At The Electric. Other TV appearances include BBC One’s Live At The Apollo, BBC Three’s Unzipped, ITV2’s Celebrity Juice and I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here Now. Winner of Best Show in 2010 at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards, Russell went on to make history as the first comedian to win both the Edinburgh Award and Melbourne Comedy Festival’s Barry Award in one year.

It wouldn’t be Christmas without a visit to the Gaiety Panto! The Gaiety Theatre has hosted the annual Christmas Panto each year since 1873. Today, families come from far and wide to experience the Gaiety Christmas Panto and for many it has become as much a family Christmas tradition as Santa himself! The 2019 – 2020 fabulous Gaiety Theatre pantomime is Aladdin

Circus 1903 features talented acts from around that world that are sure to take your breath away while transporting you to the mesmerising Golden Age of circus. Enjoy daredevil performances by acrobats, jugglers, trapeze and high wire performers, contortionists and more. Plus, Circus 1903 includes incredible puppetry from the award-winning team behind War Horse, who put remarkably created elephants back in the ring as you’ve never imagined. Perfect for all ages, don’t miss this captivating turn-of-the-century circus this Christmas.

Rob Beckett is back on tour with a brand new stand up show. It’s been a busy few years for the Mouth of the South and he’s coming to see you to fill you in and make you laugh. Host of BBC One’s All Together Now and team captain on Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats. He is also the star of BBC One’s Live At The Apollo, Would I Lie To You?, Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, BBC Two’sMock The Week, ITV’s Play To The Whistle, ITV2’s Celebrity Juice and Sky’sA League of Their Own. And he is a host of Dave’s podcast, The Magic Sponge, alongside Jimmy Bullard and Ian Smith.

Presented by Joanne Condon, Joanne Mooney, Darren Heaney and Katrina Carroll Remember all those great intentions at the start of the year to finish your home projects? Don’t know where to start on your home upcycling and DIY projects? Looking for some inspiration to get your home ready for the arrival of Mr.Claus? Well Round Our Gaff is back! Joanne from A Proud Home, Darran from Old Victorian New, Kat Carroll and Joanne Condon are joining forces again after their successful sold out Round Our Gaff event in August. This time it’s going to be bigger and better with a festive twist! Getting your home ready for Mr.Claus can be a stressful task but we have got your back! This time around we will be sharing a whole new set of projects, tips and techniques to get you inspired and motivated to make your home feel brand new so you can enjoy the most wonderful time of the year. What you will learn at this event will be valuable to you all year around and are not just for Christmas. Our event will include upcycling and DIY demos, Christmas style make sessions , a Q&A and an amazing talk all about paint with our guest and […]

Second date added on December 8th. Fresh from The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan, A League Of Their Own and Judge Romesh, he’s putting showbiz aside to deliver a carefully-curated selection of all the things he has found unacceptable since his last tour, including why trying to save the environment is a scam, why none of us are truly free, and his suspicion that his wife is using gluten intolerance to avoid sleeping with him. Romesh’s cynicism has become his trademark, but since being nominated for Best Newcomer at the 2013 Edinburgh Comedy Awards this deadpan humour has become one of Britain’s most respected and popular comics.  Now, though, it’s time for the Asian Provocateur to return to his stand-up roots for a while – there’s things he needs to point out, discuss and have a good moan about. Care to join him? Romesh Ranganathan is a stand-up comedian, actor, writer and presenter. After ditching his burgeoning Maths teacher career in his early 30s for a life on the comedy road, his shows Rom Com and Rom Wasn’t Built in a Day earned nominations for Edinburgh Best Newcomer 2013 and Best Show Award 2014, respectively. Having established himself as a major force on the stand-up scene, TV work has followed in the […]

Jim Jefferies has announced he will return to Dublin this December as he brings The Night Talker Tour to 3Arena for one night only! One of the most popular and respected comedians of his generation, entertaining audiences across the globe with his provocative, belief-challenging, and thought-provoking comedy. He was recently named one of the top 5 touring comedians in the world. After receiving rave reviews for his 2018 international stand up tour, The Unusual Punishment Tour, Jim is back on the road with an entirely new routine for his The Night Talker Tour, which he’ll be performing internationally and nationally through November 2019.

Never before seen in Ireland, multiple award-winning composer, songwriter and reigning Pumpkin King, Danny Elfman will be bringing Disney’s timeless classic, Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” to life on 8th December 2019 at 3Arena Dublin as part of the movie’s 25th anniversary celebrations. Performing his role of Jack Skellington, Danny Elfman will be joined by other original cast members Catherine O’Hara as Sally, and Ken Page as the voice of Oogie Boogie with full orchestral accompaniment by the Orchestra of Ireland. Conductor John Mauceri, Founding Director of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, will be leading the full orchestra and choir performing the film’s classic score and songs live to picture. The concert will also include featured violin soloist, Sandy Cameron.  

In a kitchen, in a theatre, two storytellers and their audience find something remarkable — a very old man with enormous wings. The wise neighbour woman tells us he’s an angel. The priest says he’s an imposter. Pilgrims flock to see him, hoping to be healed by him, hoping for a gawp. They leave with something different than what they expected. Adapted from Gabriel García Márquez’s Un señor muy viejo con unas alas enormes Collapsing Horse bring this classic piece of magical realism to the stage in search of its beautiful, strange, emotional richness. WINNER – Best Design at Dublin Fringe Festival 2019 For children 8+ and adults of all ages. Developed as part of Theatre Artist in Residency at Riverbank Arts Centre, Kildare. Dates: 10 – 28 December On the Peacock Stage Free First Preview: 10 December Times: Various Tickets: €16 – €18 / Conc. €14 – €16 Child: €10 – €12 Family of 4: €44

The sensational feel-good musical MAMMA MIA! will return to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin for a 4 week run from 10th December 2019 – 5th January 2020 as part of a UK and International Tour celebrating 20 years since MAMMA MIA! premiered in London in April 1999. From West End to global phenomenon, MAMMA MIA! is Judy Craymer’s ingenious vision of staging the story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs with a sunny, funny tale of a mother, a daughter and three possible dads unfolding on a Greek island idyll. To date, it has been seen by over 60 million people in 50 productions in 16 different languages. In 2011 it became the first Western musical ever to be staged in Mandarin in the People’s Republic of China. MAMMA MIA! became the 8th longest running show in Broadway history where it played a record-breaking run for 14 years. MAMMA MIA! continues to thrill audiences in London’s West End at the Novello Theatre where it will celebrate its 20th Anniversary on 6 April 2019. The hugely successful first International Tour premiered in Dublin in September 2004 and visited 85 cities across 38 countries, selling over 5 million tickets over 9 years. Produced […]

One of the most popular stand-up comics in the UK, Jack Whitehall is heading out on his largest ever tour this winter. Called Jack Whitehall: Stood Up, the huge arena tour is his third, following 2014’s Jack Whitehall: Gets Around and 2017’s Jack Whitehall: At Large. Alongside his stand-up career, Jack is also an in-demand actor. The Londoner was most recently seen in Lasse Hallstrom’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, starring opposite Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren and Morgan Freeman, and in 2020 he’s set to appear in Disney’s Jungle Cruise opposite Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt. Jack actually landed a role in another of Disney’s biggest films, the animated musical fantasy Frozen. He provided the voice for Gothi, one of the Trolls – but unfortunately after editing only about two lines of his dialogue ended up in it. Many people recently enjoyed Jack’s Netflix show Travels with My Father. Now in its second season, the show features Jack and his father Michael touring the globe, clashing over what they want to see and do on their travels. More of Jack’s television credits include Decline & Fall, Fresh Meat, Bad Education, Backchat, A League of Their Own, Stand Up for […]