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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  

The last two people at a house-warming party. Two hearts on the shelf. Are they brave enough to fall? Previews: from Thurs 28th March 2019 Opening Night: Wed 3rd April 2019 Matinees: Sat – 2.30pm Evenings: Tue to Sat – 7.30pm

Composer Lab Start Date Mon Apr 1 2019 10:00 a.m. Main Stage Unreserved €0.00 Gamelan Ensembles Start Date Tue Apr 2 2019 06:00 p.m. Gamelan Room €65.00 Ensemble 1 Term 3 Gamelan Ensembles Start Date Tue Apr 2 2019 08:15 p.m. Gamelan Room €65.00 Ensemble 2 Term 3 Irish-Austrian Society – Glaser Memorial Concert Start Date Wed Apr 3 2019 07:30 p.m. Kevin Barry Recital Room €25.00 UCD Symphony Orchestra: A Russian Festival Start Date Wed Apr 3 2019 08:00 p.m. Main Stage €6.00 – €18.00 Primary Ensemble Project Collaboration Day Start Date Thu Apr 4 2019 12:45 p.m. Main Stage Unreserved €0.00 Miriam Roycroft, cello; Lance Coburn, piano Start Date Thu Apr 4 2019 07:30 p.m. Kevin Barry Recital Room €17.50 Female Composer Series Legends of Swing – The Best Swing Show In Town! Start Date Thu Apr 4 2019 08:00 p.m. Main Stage €18.00 – €39.50 Opera at Lunchtime! Start Date Fri Apr 5 2019 01:05 p.m. John Field Room €10.00 – €15.00 RTE NSO Sibelius, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky Start Date Fri Apr 5 2019 07:30 p.m. Main Stage €13.50 – €38.50 Finlandia & The Triple Concerto Perspectives: Anoushka Shankar Start Date Sat Apr 6 2019 08:00 p.m. Main […]

One of the most talked-about shows of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 arrives fresh from a sold-out festival run. Jay is the American Oscar-winning actor leading a new play that connects with his Irish roots. Leigh is the English director who will do anything to get noticed. And Ruth is the Northern Irish playwright whose voice must be heard. The stage is set for success but when they meet to discuss the play’s challenges and provocations a line is crossed, and their heated discussion quickly escalates into violence. Exploring abuses of power, the confusion of cultural identity and the silencing of the female voice, Ulster American is confrontational and brutally funny – not for the faint of heart, and not to be missed.

Life long Dublin docker Patrick has passed away surrounded by his beloved wife Esther, his son and his grandchildren. As they remember his life, Esther recounts a tale they are yet to hear. A new play by Lee Coffey, In Our Veins follows their family through 100 years of Dublin, from the notorious madams of the Monto to love in the dark tenements. This is the story of a Dublin City that no longer exists, where it came from and the people that helped build it.

We all know what she should do, but what would you do…? After the success of Glass Mask Theatre’s debut production ‘Idlewild’ by Jimmy Murphy, Smock Alley’s company-in-residence invites you back to the Boys’ School for Jimmy’s latest play, The Seamster’s Daughter. Megan always dreamt of meeting her birth father, but after discovering she was conceived through rape she sets out in search of a monster only to be conflicted when she doesn’t find one. Through Megan’s story Glass Mask presents a challenging and conflicting drama that looks at consent, choice and the right to life.

Following the phenomenal success of its world premiere tour, presented by Middle Ground Theatre, who brought you Agatha Christie’s A Murder Is Announced this is the second tour of the gripping and critically acclaimed courtroom sensation The Verdict. Frank Galvin is a washed up veteran lawyer and an alcoholic. He is presented with one last chance to redeem himself when he is given an open-and-shut medical malpractice case that no one thinks he can win. Up against the unforgiving medical establishment he courageously refuses an out of court settlement, believing it is negligence that has condemned a young mother. Smelling a cover up, he instead takes the case and the entire legal system to court. Set in the Irish enclave of Boston in 1980, this is a stunning courtroom thriller made famous by the five times OSCAR nominated Sidney Lumet film with Paul Newman and James Mason.

An improvised soap opera… with puppets! Fur City is an improvised soap opera… with puppets! Completely made up on the spot based on suggestions from the audience, this hilarious soap parody features some of Ireland’s most talented comedy performers and improvisers, and a cast of puppet pals. Directed by: Dave Coffey & Kelly Shatter Cast: Luke Benson (Twitter/Instagram ) Tony Cantwell (Twitter/Instagram) Dave Coffey (Twitter/Instagram) Ali Fox (Twitter/Instagram) Peter McGann (Twitter/Instagram) Pearl O’Rourke (Instagram) Kelly Shatter (Twitter/Instagram) Age suitability 18+ When Kelly Shatter and Dave Coffey merge their comedy powers (like Captain Planet’s Planeteers) they form the hybrid super-creative known as ‘Shaffey’. After a year of sell-out shows with ‘Improv TV’, where they parodied reality shows like ‘First Dates’ and ‘Don’t Tell The Bride’, Shaffey are back to turn their particular brand of improv parody on the beloved soap opera – with a little help from some friends, both human and puppet.

People don’t always get what they deserve. Spotless is a darkly humorous and gripping suburban thriller from award-winning writer Gary Duggan. Forty-something Genevieve has downsized from an affluent suburb and struggles with life in her new home backing onto a grim block of flats. Jenny, a leaving cert student who lives in the flats, wants a way out. While Genevieve clings to her last chance of having children, Jenny avoids unwanted attention from the opposite sex. When these two very different women become entangled with a mysterious young man, neither woman’s life will ever be the same again. CAST : Ciara O’Callaghan and Emma Willis WRITTEN BY: Gary Duggan DIRECTED BY: Aoife Spillane-Hinks SOUND DESIGN BY: Denis Clohessy Age Suitability 15+ Running time : 90 mins Rise Productions is Company in Residence in Smock Alley’s Main Space. A multi-award winning company, Rise has toured extensively both nationally and internationally with shows such as Fight Night, The Games People Play, At The Ford, The Good Father, Celebrating Christie and Kicking All The Boxes. Visit the Rise Productions website. Follow Rise on Twitter. Like them on Facebook.

Currently lighting up the dance floor on Dancing with the Stars, Clelia Murphy will take on the role of the mother, Eileen. A familiar face from film and TV (including her role as Niamh in Fair City) Clelia has also performed in a number of theatre productions including Elvis is My Daddy and Boom. Taking on the roles of Aisling and Elizabeth will be Kate Gilmore and India Mullen. Kate’s recent theatre credits include The Great Gatsby and The Snapper (both at The Gate), as well as Town is Dead (Abbey Theatre) and Little Gem (Breda Cashe Productions). India can be most recently seen in the BBC production of Little Women, and Warner Brothers / DC production Krypton. Her theatre credits include The Critic (Rough Magic) The Wise Wound (Smock Alley) and The Eurydice Project (Lee Wilson) Maeve Binchy is one of those rare writers – like Dickens, Wilde, Shaw, Behan – whose work springs from their larger-than-life personalities. Their unique voices are captured in their work. This novel was ahead of its time. Maeve highlighted some of the major social issues we are still dealing with today, all through the prism of Maeve Binchy’s trademark wisdom, warmth, and humour.

A family struggles to survive. When do bonds bind too tight? And dreams become delusions? Previews: from Thurs 25th April 2019 Opening Night: Wed 1st May 2019 Matinees: Sat – 2.30pm Evenings: Tue to Sat – 7.30pm

We are haunted by the feeling that something is not right. This is the best time in the history of the world to be alive. A company of millennial artists has moved off the grid to live by a new philosophy. This explosive docudrama is their story. Žižek said, “It’s easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism.” Their story will prove, it was actually quite easy in the end.

There are many versions of the story of Faust, who trades his soul with the Devil for youth and power, but Gounod’s opera remains one of the most constantly enthralling. Michael Fabiano stars as Faust, with Diana Damrau as his beloved Marguerite and Erwin Schrott as the diabolical Méphistophélès. Virtuoso leading roles, a large chorus, sensational sets, ballet and an ecstatic finale make this the epitome of theatrical spectacle – the lavish scale of French grand opera is wonderfully in evidence in this production by David McVicar, set in 1870s Paris. Above all, the music includes several of popular opera’s most recognizable numbers, performed by a cast of great international singers and the Royal Opera Chorus. Tue 30 Apr 2019 18:45

We believe in the power of dance to move, connect and inspire change. With so much of Ireland’s culture tied up in the past, dance has a unique power to explore and express what it is to be human, right now. Each year in May, DDF presents the best Irish and international dance performances in venues throughout the city to a growing and evolving audience. DDF is a vital platform for artists and the creation of new work. We generate opportunities for artists, both nationally and internationally, through residencies, commissions and partnerships and by encouraging artistic collaboration, experimentation, risk-taking and innovation in dance. DDF actively seeks-out, establishes and evolves collaborations with like-minded organisations, venues and strategic partners to create opportunities year-round for audiences and artists, exploring new models for producing and touring dance.

American College Dublin 2 – 4 May 2019 | 8pm | Main Space Ireland’s premiere musical theatre degree students present the quintessential backstage musical. Conceived by Michael Bennett Books by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante Music by Marvin Hamlisch Lyrics by Edward Kleban Licensed by Music Scope DIRECTED BY: Mary MacDonagh MUSICAL DIRECTION BY: David Wray CHOREOGRAPHED BY: Mary MacDonagh PRODUCED BY: Deirdre Masterson CAST: Students of American College Dublin LIGHTING DESIGN BY: Derek O’ Neill SET DESIGN BY: Marie Cusack SOUND DESIGN BY: Terry Heron

To mark the 80 anniversary of the publication of Finnegans Wake the James Joyce Centre is delighted to host Finnegans Wake-End, a weekend celebrating this epic piece of literature. The Finnegan Wakes Film Project will be filmed in Joycean locations across the city, co-hosted by Waywords and Meansigns. Throughout the weekend, there will be further events, including a performance of “Mrs Liffey” by Sinead & Darina from Songs of Joyce and a Finnegans Wake reading workshop. For further information about the event click here. Friday 3rd May Finnegan Wakes Film Project at the James Joyce Centre 8 pm €15, including wine reception. We’ll kick off the Finnegans Wake-End with a panel discussion featuring Derek Pyle, Gavan Kennedy and Genevieve Sartor. Our panellists will consider the cultural and artistic impact of Finnegans Wake since its first publication in 1939. They will also discuss the way Finnegans Wake‘s obscure, often difficult style lends itself to unique forms of reading and artistic adaptation. This will be a great opportunity to explore Joyce’s final masterpiece, including the Wake‘s relevance in the 21st century. The panel discussion will be followed by the Dublin beginning of the Finnegan Wakes Film Project, where Everybody will be invite […]

One’s Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom hails from the award-winning animation studio Astley Baker Davies, creators of the global pre-school phenomenon Peppa Pig. The multi award-winning series is broadcast in over 130 territories and top rated show for pre-schoolers on Nick Jr and on Channel 5’s Milkshake. Fiery Light brings all the magic of the television show to the stage in this exciting live musical adventure which returns to Ireland in 2019. The story follows Ben and Holly on their fun-filled journey to help Gaston the Ladybird clean up his messy cave, visit The Big World with Nanny Plum and even plan a surprise for King Elf’s birthday party, complete with an unplanned jelly flood! This charming, magical visit to the Little Kingdom is filled with fun, music, colour and songs that will delight young families. Saturday 4th May 2019  – doors 12:00pm / show 1:00pm Saturday 4th May 2019 – doors 3:00pm / show 4:00pm Sunday 5th May 2019 – doors 9:00am / show 10:00am Sunday 5th May 2019– doors 12:00pm / show 1:00pm

Families, children, and guardians of all ages are invited to join us to explore our current exhibition staring forms through art activities, creative exercises and personal responses. Led by artist and educator Sophie Behal, participants will receive a child-friendly tour of the exhibition and explore and play with a range of materials through which you can respond to the exhibition, or work on your own personal piece of art! Sophie Behal is a visual artist working mainly in sculptural installation, which can include audio, text, photographic and performative elements. Her work is characterized by attention to the inherent qualities of materials and their relationship to time. It strives to sit in a space between thinking, language and making. Sophie recently completed an MA in Art + Research Collaboration through IADT, and has recently undertaken residencies in the Mustarinda, Northern Finland and the Impilinna residency in the Finnish archipelago. www.sophiebehal.com 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 […]

Drop dead gorgeous, sassy and smart, Ruby Wax brings her new one-woman show to the stage. Based on her number one best seller, A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled. She’s been honoured with the title of poster girl for mental illness; once crazy, now less so, she gives a tour of the mind – how to use it, not lose it. Wax, if you don’t know, is a much loved, US-born comedy-actor-writer of incredibly successful books and TV shows including script editor of Absolutely Fabulous and a mental health campaigner. She graduated from Oxford with a Masters in Mindfulness–based Cognitive Therapy (at a late stage) three years ago so she should know her stuff.

There are many versions of the story of Faust, who trades his soul with the Devil for youth and power, but Gounod’s opera remains one of the most constantly enthralling. Michael Fabiano stars as Faust, with Diana Damrau as his beloved Marguerite and Erwin Schrott as the diabolical Méphistophélès. Virtuoso leading roles, a large chorus, sensational sets, ballet and an ecstatic finale make this the epitome of theatrical spectacle – the lavish scale of French grand opera is wonderfully in evidence in this production by David McVicar, set in 1870s Paris. Above all, the music includes several of popular opera’s most recognizable numbers, performed by a cast of great international singers and the Royal Opera Chorus. Sun 05 May 2019 14:00

6 – 11 May 2019 | 7pm | 3pm on Sat 11th We have lost many great writers over the years. Where are they now? Do they come to life every time you read one of their stories or plays? Are they in the hearts of the children studying them for exams? No. They’re in heaven arguing over who is the greatest… obviously! Join Oscar Wilde, Mary Shelley and their…“friends” as they ask you, the audience, to help them decide who is truly the greatest writer of all time. Glorious Shambles Productions will take you on a comedic and light-hearted celebration of some of the most famous writers in the English-speaking world. Age Suitability : 8+ Running time : 70 mins Written by : Elijah Egan & Chris Moran Directed by : Vincent Moran Lighting Design by : David Doyle Cast : Ceara Carney, Aidan Keane, Vincent Moran

The Festival was founded in 2004 to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Oscar Wilde, in his native city. With an emphasis on new or recent international and Irish works with a broadly gay theme or relevance, the Festival has grown to become the largest event of its type in the world. The Festival creates new opportunities for visibility and affirmation for existing and emerging gay artists and theatrical works. The Festival’s criteria for inclusion into the programme are broadly interpreted to include works by gay writers, works that have a gay relevance or theme, or works that include either performance or another artistic contribution by gay people. Participation and attendance is open to all who wish to witness and acknowledge the immense contribution of gay people to theatre in all its forms.

Now booking into its third year at the Criterion Theatre in London, Mischief Theatre’s smash-and-grab hit, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, is a fast and fabulous comedy caper hailed the funniest show in the West End. Summer 1958. Minneapolis City Bank has been entrusted with a priceless diamond. An escaped convict is dead set on pocketing the gem with the help of his screwball sidekick, trickster girlfriend… and the maintenance man. With mistaken identities, love triangles and hidden agendas, even the most reputable can’t be trusted. In a town where everyone’s a crook, who will end up bagging the jewel?

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ will return for a UK and Ireland tour in 2019! This utterly enchanting and timeless production from London’s award-winning Regent’s Park Theatre captures the warmth, poignancy and magic of this best-loved classic. In the Deep South, Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel sees racial injustice divide a small-town community. With integrity and compassion, lawyer Atticus Finch seeks the truth. His courageous daughter, Scout, brings hope to a neighbourhood in turmoil. This production of ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ opened Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s 2013 season and toured in 2015 to critical acclaim and sell-out performances, including a month-long residency at The Barbican. Proving its success across every art form, the 1960 novel was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, followed by the film adaptation in 1962 which won three Oscars out of the eight it was nominated for. The best-selling novel by Harper Lee has been adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel and is directed by Timothy Sheader. The UK and Ireland tour of ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ is produced by Jonathan Church Productions, Curve and Regent’s Park Theatre.

By Tommy Marren, writer of the highly-acclaimed comedies ‘It’s The Real McCoy’ and ‘Nobody’s Talking To Me’, the play centres around three characters – namely Mary O’Toole, Mary O’Neill and Mary O’Brien. The three Mary’s have lived in this nursing home for over ten years and have become great friends. However, due to circumstances beyond their control, they are being moved to three separate nursing homes and the play is set around their last few hours together. Mary O’Toole is a very religious character who has great devotion to Our Lady of Knock. Mary O’Neill is a Londoner who met and subsequently married a Kerry man and moved to Ireland. Mary O’Brien is a retired nurse who has travelled to almost every corner of the world! With dozens of hilarious one-liners the play moves with pace throughout as the three Mary’s laugh, cry, argue, sing, dance and recount their life experiences. From statues to fishing rods, a would-be music composer, an enthusiastic and very posh ‘volunteer’ and a very frustrated nursing home owner this play has everything!

Presented by Decadent Theatre Company There’s one in every town, and they call her the Pumpgirl. She works in the garage, changes the oil and thinks she’s one of the lads. She’s sweet on ‘No-Helmet’ Hammy, but he loves no one but himself. He’s out all night with his racing boys, whilst wife Sinead’s off on a joyride of her own, with an ache that’s about to be cured. It’s a turbo-charged race through the diesel fumes and country music of the Armagh badlands. Newry playwright Abbie Spallen’s explosively comic play takes us deep into the unspoken thoughts and darkest desires of three lives destined to collide. 12 May 2019 | 7:30pm | Main Space Jolene O’Hara as Pumpgirl Patrick Ryan as Hammie Seona Tully as Sinead Written by Abbie Spallen Directed by Andrew Flynn Lighting Design by Mike O’Halloran Set Design by Owen MacCarthaigh Costume Design by Petra Breathnach Abbie Spallen comes out all guns blazing, with a piece of sparky and intricately observed writing. – The Guardian ★★★★ Spallen creates and peoples the borderlands of south Armagh with remarkable finesse. Showing plenty of writerly flourishes and psychological wisdom, she is a vital and hugely intelligent talent. This revival of her […]

It’s time for you to find out what all of the fuzz is about with the UK’s naughtiest puppets in comedy musical Avenue Q Following five years in the West End, sell-out runs worldwide and smash hit tours in 2014, 2015 and 2016 (packed with mischief, bad behaviour and political incorrectness!) the irresistibly Tony Award-winning Musical Created by Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez, Co-creator of Book of Mormon and writer of the songs for Disney’s Frozen, is an irresistibly charming tale of the lovable characters on a downtown New York street trying to make sense of life’s burning issues. So don’t let your life suck – book your tickets today! Please note this performance is only suitable for audiences 14+

The star of Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo and Crackerjack, Stewart Francis is embarking on a brand new show, in this, his last tour ever! See him in autumn 2018 before he heads off… Into the Punset. An internationally acclaimed stand-up comedian, accomplished actor and writer, Francis is one multi-talented performer. As a stand-up, he’s performed worldwide including North America, Great Britain, Europe, Asia, South Africa, and the Middle East. His comedy festivals include Montreal’s Just for Laughs, Aspen Comedy Arts Festival, Edinburgh’s Festival Fringe and many more. Also an accomplished actor, Stewart starred in Canada’s Gemini Award-winning An American in Canada, UPN’S Kevin Hill in the US and BBC’s hit sitcom Not Going Out as well as The Omid Djalili Show. In addition to acting and stand-up, Stewart has also written for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats (UK).

Thursday 16 May 2019 | 7.30am – 10am Location: Temple Bar Gallery +  Studios Tea, coffee and pastries Free admission, click here to book your ticket.   For early risers, join-us for some wake-up refreshments and an introduction to our current exhibition. An ideal pit-stop on your way to work! 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.

The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Irish National Opera with the Irish Chamber Orchestra under Peter Whelan Mozart’s enchanting final opera. His most popular stage work. A timeless moral tale in a world of clashing cultures. “In The Magic Flute he [Mozart] miraculously combines a new simplicity with great seriousness and comedy” — Viking Opera Guide

‘No Parlez’ was Paul’s debut album. It reached number 1 in the UK charts in 1983 for 5 weeks and fast became triple Platinum. The album produced Paul’s first UK number 1 single – The Marvin Gaye cover of ‘Wherever I Lay My Hat’ and hits ‘Come Back & Stay’ & ‘Love of The Common People’. The album also features a cover of Joy Division’s ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’. Originally in early 80’s band Q-Tips, Paul Young went solo in the 80’s and his career took off with ‘No Parlez’ and further top 10 hits such as ‘Everytime You Go Away’ & ‘Everything Must Change’. He is also a Brit Award winner for Best Male vocalist, sings the opening lines on the original Band Aid Single ‘Feed The World’ and performed at Live Aid in 1984. Paul is a keen chef, biker and fan of all things Mexicana! A family man, always happy to be touring his classic hits as a solo artist or with

International bestselling author Lorna Byrne will be in conversation at The Ardilaun Hotel, Galway on Thursday 23rd May 2019 at 7.30pm. Lorna is the author of seven bestsellers, selling beyond a million books worldwide and is published in more than 30 countries around the world. She is also the founder of the Lorna Byrne Children’s Foundation, a charity that helps vulnerable and marginalised children across the globe. All proceeds from the evening will go towards its projects for 2019. Lorna will be interviewed about the extraordinary gift she has had for as long as she can remember, that she sees and talks to angels, physically. She will also share what they have taught her about hope, faith, love, peace, and of course angels. The event will also include a questions and answers session with Lorna and a blessing for those who wish to receive it at the end. Tickets are available from www.lornabyrne.com

Citysong is a play. It’s a poem. It’s a chorus of voices showing us three generations of a Dublin family on one day, and it turns out one day holds the entire past. There are teen discos, late night taxis, home nurses, Jewish launderettes, vigilantes, babies, immigrants, seagulls. It’s intimate and sweeping, it’s cerebral and compassionate, it’s joyous and ridiculous. It’s modern day Dublin’s Under Milk Wood via Metamorphoses. (Not the book about the cockroach.) It’s different things at different times, which makes sense seeing as it’s about change.

Amelieis the story of an astonishing young woman who lives quietly in the world, but loudly in her mind. She secretly improvises small, but extraordinary acts of kindness that bring happiness to those around her. But when a chance at love comes her way, Amelie realises that to find her own contentment she’ll have to risk everything and say what’s in her heart.Amelie is a new musical based on the much loved five-time Oscar®-nominated film, and an ‘enchanting act of theatrical reinvention’ (The Los Angeles Times). Come and be inspired by this imaginative dreamer who finds her voice, discovers the power of connection and sees possibilities around every corner. Although times are hard for dreamers, Amelieis someone to believe in.

Her only escape is the perfect couple she watches through the train window every day, happy and in love. Or so it appears. When Rachel learns that the woman she’s been secretly watching has suddenly disappeared, she finds herself as a witness and even a suspect in a thrilling mystery in which she will face bigger revelations than she could ever have anticipated. Adapted from Paula Hawkins’ novel – an international phenomenon selling over twenty million copies worldwide – and starring Samantha Womack, this gripping new play will keep you guessing until the final moment. Samantha Womack has starred extensively in television, film and theatre. She is best known for playing Ronnie Mitchell in BBC1’s EastEnders. Other television credits include leading roles in Mount Pleasant and the hugely popular Game On, and recent film credits include the box office hits Kingsman: The Golden Circle and Kingsman: The Secret Service alongside Colin Firth.

The second season explores the aftermath of both Avery’s and Dassey’s convictions, focusing on Avery’s and Dassey’s families, the investigation and findings of Avery’s new attorney Kathleen Zellner, which corroborates the thesis of Avery’s innocence and him being framed for the murder of Halbach, and Dassey’s legal team’s efforts in arguing in court that his confession was coerced by prosecutors and his constitutional rights were violated.

1840. A young governess agrees to look after two orphaned children in Bly, a seemingly idyllic country house. But shortly after her arrival, she realises that they are not alone. There are others – the ghosts of Bly’s troubled past. The Governess will risk everything to keep the children safe, even if it means giving herself up to The Others. Years later, confronted by the past she is compelled to account for what actually happened to her and the innocents under her protection. This new adaptation of Henry James’ iconic tale, which was the original inspiration for Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black, is a masterclass in stage-craft, with captivating performances, deliciously atmospheric set and lighting design and an evocative soundtrack, starring Janet Dibley (Doctors, EastEnders, The Two of Us) and Maggie McCarthy (Dancing on the Edge, Call the Midwife). Produced by Dermot McLaughlin Productions in association with The Mercury Theatre Colchester, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre and Exeter Northcott Theatre.

The second season explores the aftermath of both Avery’s and Dassey’s convictions, focusing on Avery’s and Dassey’s families, the investigation and findings of Avery’s new attorney Kathleen Zellner, which corroborates the thesis of Avery’s innocence and him being framed for the murder of Halbach, and Dassey’s legal team’s efforts in arguing in court that his confession was coerced by prosecutors and his constitutional rights were violated.

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

Having revolutionised modern magic and mesmerized audiences across the world – magician, illusionist, and stunt artist,David Blaine comes to 3Arena Dublin

Bob Woodward’s Fear: Trump in the White House, debuted as a #1 international bestseller in September 2018. It is the most detailed and penetrating portrait of a sitting United States president in the first year of an administration. Fear: Trump in the White House sold more than 1.1 million copies in its first week – breaking the 94-year first-week sales record of its publisher Simon & Schuster – and over 2 million copies in hardback, ebook and audio to date. On 10th June 2019, Bob Woodward will provide an inside look into the Trump presidency at the The Olympia Theatre. His appearance is not to be missed. Bob Woodward is a legend in journalism. Nick Bryant of the BBC said, “I wonder how many journalists have arrived in Washington over the years dreaming of becoming the next Bob Woodward…Though his books are often sensational, he is the opposite of sensationalist. He’s diligent, rigorous, fastidious about the facts, and studiously ethical. There’s something almost monastic about his method…He’s Washington’s chronicler-in-chief.” Jill Abramson, the former editor of The New York Times, said in her review of Fear written for The Washington Post, “In an age of ‘alternative facts’ and corrosive tweets about […]

A romp through the life and loves of Josef Locke. After its sell-out debut in Draíocht, Blanchardstown last October, ‘My Heart and I’ lands in the heart of the capital. This two-man show brings you the fellow artists, agents and marriage partners of this working class hero whose extraordinary voice soared over the bustle of showbiz wheeling and dealing as he clambered to the top of his profession, no matter what. His roller coaster career is marked by the songs he made famous; Goodbye, Hear My Song, La Donna é Mobile to name but a few. The young tenor Shane McDonagh will once again mesmerise audiences with the astounding range and quality of his voice as Locke. John White, as well as accompanying, takes the roles of those who loved, hated, admired or were perplexed by one of the finest tenors of his generation.

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.

Larks in Transit is a compendium of travelers’ tales and the general shenanigans of 20 years as a travelling comedian. With musical virtuosity, surreal tangents and trademark intelligence, Bill Bailey tackles politics, philosophy and the pursuit of happiness. Plus, he fashions a symphony from a ringtone, tells the real story of Old McDonald and a re-imagines the Stars and Stripes. Two decades of touring larks from a comic described by the Daily Telegraph as “the brainiest comic of his generation”.

Larks in Transit is a compendium of travelers’ tales and the general shenanigans of 20 years as a travelling comedian. With musical virtuosity, surreal tangents and trademark intelligence, Bill Bailey tackles politics, philosophy and the pursuit of happiness. Plus, he fashions a symphony from a ringtone, tells the real story of Old McDonald and a re-imagines the Stars and Stripes. Two decades of touring larks from a comic described by the Daily Telegraph as “the brainiest comic of his generation”.

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.

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.

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.

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 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!

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?

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, […]

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.