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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”.

The Last Corner Shop on Misery Hill is a dark comedy set in Dublin. It follows brothers Mick and Joey O’Reilly as they battle to keep their disastrous corner shop afloat in a world where the conglomerate edges ever closer. Things go from bad to worse for the brothers. What happens next is something that will change the course of the shop and their lives forever. WRITTEN BY : Mack Mirahmadi DIRECTED BY : Ciaran Gallagher & Mack Mirahmadi CAST : Barry Kinsella, Colm Lennon, Denise O’Connor, Eimear Keating, Owen O’Gorman Contains scenes of Violence, strong language & sexual references Running time : 90 mins with no interval About the company… Formed in 2015, Polliwog Theatre Collective is a team of multidisciplinary artists and producers. Their first production ‘I Am Bear’ was performed at the Collaborations festival in Smock Alley. They then went on to perform at the Scene + Heard Festival with ‘Turning Point’ by Conor O’Rourke, ‘Splash’ by Joe Murphy and ‘Chromatics’ and ‘Tir na nÓg’ by Shauna Carrick. Polliwog Theatre have had great success with Shauna Carrick’s mighty musical ‘Chromatics’. The show was showcased in London’s The Other Palace as part of ‘Musical Bites’. Director Andrew Keates […]

The award-winning Tom Gates series of books are coming to the stage of The Olympia Theatre in Dublin for the very first time as part of a year-long UK tour. The producers behind the Olivier award nominated Gangsta Granny and the celebrated Horrible Histories stage shows have teamed up with acclaimed author and illustrator Liz Pichon to create a brand-new story exclusively for the stage. Tom’s Dublin fans can catch up with him from Wednesday 3rd July to Saturday 6th July 2019! Suitable: for ages 4+ and all the family Wednesday 3rd July, doors 1pm, show 2pm Wednesday 3rd July, doors 6pm, show 7pm Thursday 4th July, doors 1pm, show 2pm Thursday 4th July, doors 6pm, show 7pm Friday 5th July, doors 1pm, show 2pm Friday 5th July, doors 6pm, show 7pm Saturday 6th July, doors 1:30pm, show 2:30pm Saturday 6th July, doors 6pm, show 7pm

Due to demand, Dylan Moran has announced four extra shows at Vicar St on 3, 4, 5 & 6 July 2019 with his show Dr Cosmos. Moran will once again offer his unique take on love, politics, misery and the everyday absurdities of life, all served with poetical panache from one of the finest comedians of his generation. Moran has been called the Oscar Wilde of comedy and his famed style – deadpan, witty and crackpot lyricism – promises to be an unmissable journey through his interpretations of the world, swerving cliche to offer a cutting blow to our idiosyncrasies. Dylan Moran is a comedian, actor and writer who, in 1996 at the Edinburgh Fringe, became the youngest ever winner of the Perrier Award. He went on to co-write and star in Black Books which won two BAFTAs. Other notable screen roles include Notting Hill, Calvary, Shaun of the Dead and Run Fatboy Run. Moran has toured the world many times, including versions of his show as far afield as Kazakhstan, Ukraine and across the US. His last tour, Off the Hook, took in 149 dates across the globe.

Irish comedian, actor, writer and presenter Tommy Tiernan confirms new Paddy Crazy Horse shows for April 2019. As if receiving instructions from a strange and distant star, Tommy Tiernan always takes to the stage refusing to take anything seriously. The political and the personal are all up for grabs as the only goal of the evening is laughter. Let our struggles be mocked and our cares abandoned. Allow yourself be guided by a language loving and theatrical performer with a half thought out plan, no professional qualifications and a mouth with a mind of its own. Can you trust him? To be silly, yes. To behave, no. Like a bus conductor standing in front of an orchestra with a spoon in one hand and air horn in the other what could possibly go wrong?

Kate’s sister Anne, a ravishing beauty, wakes up one morning to discover a sheep’s head on her shoulders instead of her own. Thus begins the journey of the ever-practical Kate in her quest to return Anne to her former glory, a journey sidetracked by Kate’s obsession with saving a slim raver-boy from a nasty little addiction. Based loosely and lyrically on the Scottish fairy tale “Kate Crackernuts”. Running time : 105 mins including an interval Recommended for ages 16+  WRITTEN BY: Sheila Callaghan DIRECTED BY: Kate Cosgrave

Three Wise Women Theatre Co A little boy, who is three… almost four, loses his Dad. His big sister steps in to look after the family. A funny and sad tale of love, caring, loss, tragedy and obsession. Running time : 60 mins Recommended for ages 12+  WRITTEN BY: Verity-Alicia Mavenawitz DIRECTED BY: Nuala Kelly  

More Dates Added: A new musical about a girl from Kerry and a boy from Dublin who fall in love despite the language barrier. Copper Face Jacks: The Musical is written by Ross O’Carroll Kelly creator Paul Howard and is a love story set on the eve of a Dublin Kerry All Ireland Final, when a sweet Kerry girl, who’s moved to the big smoke for her dream job in The VHI, ends up falling head over her flat-shoes with a true blue Dublin team member. Can love conquer all as these two young sweethearts face massive cultural and linguistic hurdles on their road to happiness/Croker? Only time, some great tunes and a bunch of cloakroom tickets will tell as Paul Howard uses his mighty comedy pen to see Copper Face Jacks: The Musical celebrate the nightclub that has become so much more than just a club and instead is home to millions of love stories and countless lost mobiles. Wednesday 10th July [Preview], doors 7pm, show 8pm Thursday 11th July [Opening], doors 7pm, show 8pm Friday 12th July, doors 7pm, show 8pm Saturday 13th July, doors 5pm, show 6pm Saturday 13th July, doors 8:30pm, show 9:15pm Monday 15th July, […]

Written by Grace Corry Ronny has never felt worse. In a desperate effort to treat his depression, he turns to the last person he feels he can – his GP. Dr. Marianne Mc Cormack. A pillar of her community for many a year, Dr. Marianne is less than aware of how to approach such problems. Bold and a bit deranged, she sets about a frenzied range of ‘alternative’ treatments and in this single visit, Ronny learns about the power of dance and how the unexpected actions of one dope can help to shed some light into the darkness. An irreverent, thought provoking dark comedy which will make you laugh when you might feel you shouldn’t. But we’re sniggering at depression, not with it. Running time : 55 mins Recommended for ages 14+  WRITTEN + DIRECTED BY: Grace Corry CAST: Teri Fitzgerald & Lorcan Strain DEVELOPED at Smock Allies: Scene + Heard

A country road. A tree. Evening. Vladimir and Estragon wait endlessly for the arrival of Godot, discussing religion, contemplating suicide and crotch rot in a comical wordplay of poetry, dreamscapes and nonsense. A tragicomedy in Two Acts – Beckett’s play pioneered an expressionistic minimalism that captured the existential post World War II Europe and man’s inexhaustible search for meaning. This play remains one of the most beautiful and allegorical of our time. WRITTEN BY: Samuel Beckett DIRECTED BY: Patrick Sutton CAST: Charlie Hughes Donal Courtney Gerard Byrne Rex Ryan “…a hugely satisfying theatrical experience. one of the best productions of this play that I have seen… infused with an infectious energy…” – No More Workhorse “…a delightful, funny, absorbing and measured production..a joy to watch Sutton’s production.. his talented troupe and crew have pulled Beckett’s play into a delightful, absorbing and entertaining, and thoughtful, evening…” – Red Curtain Review “…Seethes with energy, every detail is thoroughly fleshed-out, every drop of bleak portent wrung from each word, phrase, and situation…” – Irish Independent Running time : 120 mins including an interval

Set against the back drop of the Wild West, The Kelly Company follows the story of the Kelly Brothers, James and Philip Kelly, Irish immigrants who head out West in search of fortune but soon find themselves embroiled in an epic tale of violence and betrayal that will put them in the cross hairs of legendary gunslingers, corrupt Pinkerton Detectives, scorned women, wild Natives and even each other. What will they do to survive I hear you ask? Whatever it takes! Running time : 120 mins including an interval Recommended for ages 15+ 

There’s an impressive line-up of acts set to perform at the Vodafone Comedy Festival 2019, taking place from the 25th- 28th July at Iveagh Gardens Dublin across five fully seated venues. With over 100 Irish and international names taking to the stage, the festival promises to be a fun-filled weekend of outstanding comedy. Tickets are on sale now. Thursday Foil, Arms & Hog / Joanne McNally / Tone Bell / Fred Cooke 19:30 The Gas Station Tommy Tiernan / Two Johnnies / Josh Wolf / Julie Jay / John Colleary 21:30 The Gas Station Jason Byrne / G Farrelly / T Tomlinson / Martin Angolo 19:30 The Punchline Des Bishop / Liza Treyger/ Cameron Esposito/ Jena Friedman/ Eric Lalor 21:30 The Punchline Neil Delamere / Deirdre O’Kane / Sofie Hagen / Ed Sammon 19:30 The Funny Bone Abandoman / Tony Cantwell/ Catherine Cohen/ E Blotnick/David O’Doherty 21:30 The Funny Bone The Impersonators B Murphy /G Cook /J Colleary /A Foran /Aidan Tiernan 19:30 The Jokeshop It Galz / Enya Martin / Fred Cooke 21:30 The Jokeshop Friday Tommy Tiernan / Jim Gaffigan / Michelle Wolf / Chris Kent 19:30 The Gas Station Des Bishop / Deirdre O’Kane / Fahim Anwar […]

Thursday Foil, Arms & Hog / Joanne McNally / Tone Bell / Fred Cooke 19:30 The Gas Station Tommy Tiernan / Two Johnnies / Josh Wolf / Julie Jay / John Colleary 21:30 The Gas Station Jason Byrne / G Farrelly / T Tomlinson / Martin Angolo 19:30 The Punchline Des Bishop / Liza Treyger/ Cameron Esposito/ Jena Friedman/ Eric Lalor 21:30 The Punchline Neil Delamere / Deirdre O’Kane / Sofie Hagen / Ed Sammon 19:30 The Funny Bone Abandoman / Tony Cantwell/ Catherine Cohen/ E Blotnick/David O’Doherty 21:30 The Funny Bone The Impersonators B Murphy /G Cook /J Colleary /A Foran /Aidan Tiernan 19:30 The Jokeshop It Galz / Enya Martin / Fred Cooke 21:30 The Jokeshop Friday Tommy Tiernan / Jim Gaffigan / Michelle Wolf / Chris Kent 19:30 The Gas Station Des Bishop / Deirdre O’Kane / Fahim Anwar / Liza Treyger/ Colin Murphy 21:30 The Gas Station Neil Delamere / Langston Kerman / Taylor Tomlinson / Karl Spain 19:30 The Punchline Jason Byrne / Josh Wolf / Abandoman / Aidan Greene / Barry Murphy 21:30 The Punchline Foil, Arms & Hog / Cameron Esposito / Tone Bell / Ger Staunton 19:30 The Funny Bone David O’Doherty […]

This summer, join young Mary on a journey of discovery as she is sent to her uncle’s house in the countryside, where mysteries and secrets lurk round every corner… As she makes new friends and encounters magical creatures, Mary has one burning question: where is the location of her uncle’s secret garden, and where has he hidden the key? This enchanting story, loved by children and adults alike, is presented in Dublin city centre’s very own secret garden at Dublin Castle. Relive this classic tale of secrecy and curiosity in what will be one of the highlights of our summer programme. This is an outdoor event. Guests should bring their own seating/blankets if required as chairs will not be provided. Picnics will be permitted at this event. July 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A ripping yarn about a gang of Irish rebels taking on the Chicago underworld Chicago, 1923. After a failed assassination attempt on Eamon de Valera, a rogue Cumann na mBán unit flee across the Atlantic to escape the law. With Prohibition in full swing, they earn their keep by making bootleg poitín and selling it on to the Chicago mob. From Devious Theatre, the Kilkenny company behind the 2016 smash hit The Hellfire Squad, comes the second blood-soaked, blackly-comic installment of the Ripping Yarn Trilogy. Written by: Peter McGann + John Morton Directed by: Sarah Baxter Produced by: Clara Purcell About the company: Devious Theatre were founded in Kilkenny in 2006. We perform different works in different spaces for different audiences using different methods. Our work hops genre but stays rooted in a style of comedy we have honed over the years. We don’t like labels. Thus, our artistic credo is mostly ADHD based and fairly guerrilla. To this end, our goal is to kidnap as many young people away from gigs and cinemas and pubs and drag them to the theatre. We have performed 25 productions to date, become the first theatre artists in residence in Kilkenny Arts Office, […]

The residents of Chipping Cleghorn are astonished to read an advert in the local newspaper that a murder will take place this coming Friday at Little Paddocks, the home of Letitia Blacklock. Unable to resist, the group gather at the house at the appointed time, when the lights go out and a gun is fired. Enter Miss Marple, who must unravel a complex series of relationships and events to solve the mystery of the killer…

Russell Howard has announced UK tour dates, bringing his latest show Respite on the road. The tour follows the record breaking success of Round The World in 2017, and marks the comedian and presenter’s biggest global stand-up tour to date. He will be kicking things off on 19 September 2019 in Newcastle, and tour arena around the UK through autumn 2019.

Following their sold out shows at Vicar Street and Ulster Hall last year, The Proclaimers come to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre as part of their highly anticipated return to Ireland. It has been 32 years since Scottish twins Craig & Charlie Reid aka The Proclaimers emerged. Since then, their enduring appeal across generations has carved a niche for themselves where pop, folk, new wave and punk collide as the emotional honesty, political fire, wit and sing-along raucousness of their songs and their extensive touring has enlightened and entertained fans throughout the world. All prices include a €1 facilities fee per ticket. Telephone & Internet bookings are subject to a maximum s/c of €6.85 per ticket/ Agents €3.30.

Frank Skinner returns for his first live shows in five years. Catch him at the Leicester Square Theatre in London from 3 June – 4 July as he performs a one-hour show in the heart of the capital’s comedy circuit. From September, Frank will tour the UK with brand new show, Showbiz. Frank Skinner’s live career began in 1987 when he spent £400 of his last £435 booking a room at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Four years later, he returned to the city and beat fellow nominees Jack Dee and Eddie Izzard to take home comedy’s most prestigious prize, The Perrier Award. Frank’s last live stand-up show, Man In a Suit, sold out its debut run at London’s Soho Theatre and a subsequent five-week residency at the Leicester Square Theatre. Away from the stage, Frank’s TV credentials include The Frank Skinner Show (ITV), which is widely credited as setting the tone for the modern comedic chat show, Frank Skinner’s Opinionated for BBC Two. In 2014 Frank guest starred in an episode of Doctor Who. With David Baddiel, Frank created and presented Fantasy Football and Baddiel and Skinner Unplanned. As England made their World Cup run last summer, the iconic football […]

Citizens of Hope and Glory! Our new tomorrow beckons. A new tomorrow that smells reassuringly of yesterday, but with wifi. One last heave and we will be there. And when the going gets tough the tough get going. Although the going won’t get tough and anyone who tells you it is going to be tough is lying. Come join me to marvel at the majesty of the green and pleasant land. A land globally renowned for culture, history and places, like the world-famous Sailsbury Cathedral.

The self-proclaimed ‘Clown in a Gown’ will tell tales of her world travels and the outrageous circus that is her life on the most ambitious solo drag show tour in history on her brand-new comedy show ‘It’s Jester Joke’. Irreverent and fierce, Bianca is guaranteed to keep audiences in stitches with her comical ‘tell-it-like-it-is’ views, from politics and travel to family and social media that has seen her become one of the biggest drag superstars in the world today. Don’t miss the chance to see The Queen of Mean in her uncompromisingly funny new show in September 2019.

More than 30 years ago, Ben Elton exploded into the national consciousness hosting Channel 4’s ground breaking Saturday Live. Now, after a 15 year absence, the Godfather of modern stand-up returns to the medium he did so much to define. Back on the road with an all new stand-up show, Ben promises to try and make sense of a world which appears to have gone stark raving mad. As Ben says: “The last time I toured I was still smarter than my phone. Things have definitely taken a funny turn.”

More than 30 years ago, Ben Elton exploded into the national consciousness hosting Channel 4’s ground breaking Saturday Live. Now, after a 15 year absence, the Godfather of modern stand-up returns to the medium he did so much to define. Back on the road with an all new stand-up show, Ben promises to try and make sense of a world which appears to have gone stark raving mad. As Ben says: “The last time I toured I was still smarter than my phone. Things have definitely taken a funny turn.”

Paul Smith, resident compere at Liverpool’s famous Hot Water Comedy Club has confirmed a date at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on Sunday 6th October, 2019.  Tickets for the show will go on sale this Friday 12th April at 9.00am. His first national tour in 2018 saw him go from circuit act to one of the biggest selling names in UK stand-up in less than a year. Paul Smith returns with his second national tour show. Join this crowd favourite for another night of hilarity. If you witnessed 2018’s tour, which culminated in an unforgettable night at the M&S Bank Arena, you’re sure to return. If you have been to Hot Water you will have undoubtedly witnessed his skill in interacting with the audience, drawing material from the smallest suggestion and turning it into hilarious comedy. Paul has been crowned Liverpool’s New Comedian of the Year and was a finalist at The Leicester Comedian of the Year competition.

Joseph “Joe” Gatto, James “Murr” Murray, Brian “Q” Quinn, and Salvatore “Sal” Vulcano are collectively known as the The Tenderloins, the quartet rose to fame on the reality TV programme, Impractical Jokers. Premiering on TruTV in December 2011, the hidden camera series sees the friends coerce one another into doing public pranks. It quickly set itself apart from its contemporaries by filling the show with clever humour rather than slapstick or crude comedy. Recent pranks have seen members of The Tenderloins fall instantly head-over-heels for a stranger, make some unusual suggestions in a city planning meeting, and attempt to gift-wrap shoppers’ groceries in a supermarket. In early 2018, TruTV announced the renewal of Impractical Jokers, taking it into its eighth season. The 26 brand new episodes are set to be aired from February 2019, with a feature-length film also in the works. The Tenderloins have announced that they’ll be returning to the UK in October 2019 with a brand new show. Their live shows see the four-piece bring their improv and comedy experiences to stages across the UK, blended with footage and associated stories from the hit TV show.

Joseph “Joe” Gatto, James “Murr” Murray, Brian “Q” Quinn, and Salvatore “Sal” Vulcano are collectively known as the The Tenderloins, the quartet rose to fame on the reality TV programme, Impractical Jokers. Premiering on TruTV in December 2011, the hidden camera series sees the friends coerce one another into doing public pranks. It quickly set itself apart from its contemporaries by filling the show with clever humour rather than slapstick or crude comedy. Recent pranks have seen members of The Tenderloins fall instantly head-over-heels for a stranger, make some unusual suggestions in a city planning meeting, and attempt to gift-wrap shoppers’ groceries in a supermarket. In early 2018, TruTV announced the renewal of Impractical Jokers, taking it into its eighth season. The 26 brand new episodes are set to be aired from February 2019, with a feature-length film also in the works. The Tenderloins have announced that they’ll be returning to the UK in October 2019 with a brand new show. Their live shows see the four-piece bring their improv and comedy experiences to stages across the UK, blended with footage and associated stories from the hit TV show.

Des Bishop is coming home after spending over a year in China. He has some fun stories to tell about that: from working in a restaurant in the North East for a month to trying to find a wife in a Marriage park; plus some great journeys with Leo his co-worker from the Abrakebabra days. But he also can’t wait to tell you about all the things he missed about home: democracy, milk, sarcasm and so much more. Most importantly though, Des just can’t wait to speak English without being censored. Absence makes the heart grow funnier, so come and check out this unique show.

Widdicombe is best known for the twice BAFTA nominated and multiple Broadcast and RTS award winning show The Last Leg, as well as his critically acclaimed sitcom JOSH, Insert Name Here, QI, Have I Got New For You, A League of Their Own and his hit podcast Quickly Kevin Will He Score.

Joseph “Joe” Gatto, James “Murr” Murray, Brian “Q” Quinn, and Salvatore “Sal” Vulcano are collectively known as the The Tenderloins, the quartet rose to fame on the reality TV programme, Impractical Jokers. Premiering on TruTV in December 2011, the hidden camera series sees the friends coerce one another into doing public pranks. It quickly set itself apart from its contemporaries by filling the show with clever humour rather than slapstick or crude comedy. Recent pranks have seen members of The Tenderloins fall instantly head-over-heels for a stranger, make some unusual suggestions in a city planning meeting, and attempt to gift-wrap shoppers’ groceries in a supermarket. In early 2018, TruTV announced the renewal of Impractical Jokers, taking it into its eighth season. The 26 brand new episodes are set to be aired from February 2019, with a feature-length film also in the works. The Tenderloins have announced that they’ll be returning to the UK in October 2019 with a brand new show. Their live shows see the four-piece bring their improv and comedy experiences to stages across the UK, blended with footage and associated stories from the hit TV show.

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.

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 […]

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.

“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.

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.

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.

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 […]