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

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

TheatreworX is back with this year’s Helix Panto ‘The Three Musketeers’. With all the wit, magic and fun that our audiences have come to expect from our hilarious panto! TheatreworX is renowned for it’s hilarious scripts with the perfect cast resulting in the best family Christmas outing. With audience favourites Aidan Mannion and Colin Hughes returning along with Chris Corroon’s Lola amongst others, this year’s production is set to tickle the funny bone yet again. Come along to The Helix this Christmas to see yet another fresh, fun and exciting panto that will leave your face and sides sore from laughing. Sensory Friendly Show: Wednesday December 18th at 7:00pm The changes incorporated into the sensory friendly show include softer and brighter lighting, no sudden noises or bangs, music at a suitable level and a particular allowance is made for children who may need to move around more and may react in different ways to a performance. In addition to these changes, no flashing merchandise will be available in The Helix during the sensory -friendly performance.

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

Dec 01 Do Go On Stand Up Show Dec 01 Do Go On Dec 03 Sion Hill Dec 06 Sound of the Sixties – A Tribute to Motown Dec 08 R.E.S.P.E.C.T – A Tribute to The Queen Of Soul Dec 09 Alchemy – Winter Song Dec 10 Presented by Popcorn Die Hard Xmas Screening Dec 11 Bronagh Gallagher Dec 13 Presented by Films of Note Stop Making Sense Late Night Xmas Screening Dec 14 Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde Dec 15 Standback Bring You- Saint Nicks Christmas Show Dec 16 Presented by MCD The Slacker Podcast: Phil Taggart in Conversation with The Coronas Dec 18 David O’Doherty Christmas Show #1 Dec 19 Sing Along Social Christmas Special Dec 21 Presented by ChoiceCuts Scary Éire Live Dec 22 David O’Doherty Christmas Show #2 – ALL AGES MATINEE Dec 22 David O’Doherty Christmas Show #3 Dec 23 David O’Doherty Christmas Show #4

Carducci Quartet Sun Dec 1 2019 03:00 p.m. €17.50 Jack Lukeman – Metropolis Blue Album Sun Dec 1 2019 07:30 p.m. €27.50 – €35.00 Rufus and Martha Wainwright’s A Not So Silent Night Mon Dec 2 2019 07:30 p.m. €40.00 – €65.00 Rufus and Martha Wainwright’s A Not So Silent Night Tue Dec 3 2019 07:30 p.m. €40.00 – €65.00 Sunday Miscellany Live at Christmas Wed Dec 4 2019 08:00 p.m. €13.50 – €42.50 Sing Out! Choir Christmas Concert Wed Dec 4 2019 08:30 p.m. €0.00 Katona Twins Thu Dec 5 2019 07:30 p.m. €17.50 A Joyous Culwick Christmas Thu Dec 5 2019 08:00 p.m. €6.00 – €27.00 DIT Chamber Choir Fri Dec 6 2019 01:05 p.m. €5.00 – €10.00 RTE NSO Schnelzer, Tchaikovsky, Berlioz Fri Dec 6 2019 07:30 p.m. €13.50 – €38.50 Family Christmas Concert with the Echo Band Sat Dec 7 2019 11:30 a.m. €0.00 – €12.00 Family Christmas Concert with the Echo Band Sat Dec 7 2019 01:00 p.m. €0.00 – €12.00 Ring Christmas Bells! The Palestrina Choir Sat Dec 7 2019 08:00 p.m. €18.00 – €32.00 Ficino Quartet Sun Dec 8 2019 03:00 p.m. €17.50 Dublin County Choir Christmas Celebration Sun Dec 8 2019 07:00 […]

In this fast-moving, heartfelt comedy based on true events, young radio superstar Orson Welles and his Mercury Theatre gang are presenting “A Christmas Carol” in New York live ON-AIR on Christmas Eve 1938 … having just lost their Scrooge. Can Orson and his overworked cast survive the last minute chaos and pressure to give this Christmas Carol a happy ending? Featuring a 45-minute version of “A Christmas Carol” in the 1930’s radio style with live sound effects and carols, this is a Christmassy treat for the whole family, with a touch of old Hollywood glamour … 3rd December – 14th December @ 7:30pm (+ Sat Matinees @ 2:30pm) Preview Tues 3rd, Opens Wed 4th. Show Length: 75 minutes

​Jesus, what an absolute cult! Picture it. The near future. The seas have risen, the end times are nigh and​ ​you’re stuck…singing…and worshipping…in Athlone. A play with songs (not​ ​a musical!), This is NOT a Cult shepherds its flock into the bleak remnants of​ ​apocalyptic Ireland where Jesus 2 has gathered a desperate bunch of so-​​called sinners to his table to worship both his deeds and quite possibly his​ ​misdeeds. Formed in 2018, No Desserts is a company devoted to bringing weird, wild,​ ​wacky theatre to Irish audiences in a way of digesting our most disturbing​ ​delights. 2019 saw company co​-​founder Gemma Kane’s 48 return to Smock​ ​Alley’s ​Main ​S​pace for a hugely acclaimed run​ and its​ tour in 2020 signals the​ ​company’s ever growing​ success. Presented by No Desserts Theatre Company   Mon 9 – Sat 14 Dec 2019 | 8pm | Boys’ School Preview tickets €10 Written by: Eoghan Collins Directed by: Robbie O’Raw Cast: Gemma Kane, Niall O’Brien, Tiernan Kearns, Eoghan Collins + Aoife Martyn Light / Costume / Sound / Set Design: Aine O’Hara   Duration: 90 minutes Strong language, sexual references, nudity. Suitable for ages 16+ Developed at Scene + Heard

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

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

Sung by the Choir of Christ Church CathedralChrist Church Cathedral is delighted to announce the return of the annual Christmas Concert featuring the resident Cathedral Choir on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 20:00 sharp (with other performances on Wednesday, December 11 and Thursday, December 12). Truly there is no better way to celebrate the season than by enjoying Christmas in the magnificent and beautiful setting of Christ Church Cathedral.Singing a wide variety of classic carols and modern favourites, the renowned choir will inspire and entertain, whilst the rousing audience carols will really get you into the Christmas spirit. Complimentary Festive Refreshments will be served during the interval. Sing along with old favourites such as O Come, All Ye Faithful, be inspired by glorious choral gems such as Good King Wenceslas, all topped off with a magical selection of popular Christmas tunes, sung by the stellar voices of the Cathedral Choir in a beautiful candle-lit setting.

Three Wise Men they are not…but stars from the hit musical Les Misérables they are! Join West-End, Broadway and International performers Earl Carpenter, Paul Wilkins & Chris Holland in an evening fully packed with musical anecdotes, witty banter and an abundance of Christmas merriment! Twas a time before Christmas, three musical singers Joined forces in song to pay for their dinners Their voices were tuneful and the banter was funny Singing all of the show-tunes for not that much money! Running Time : 140 mins incl 20 minute interval Suitable for all ages Thu 12 – Sat 14 Dec | 7:30pm | plus 2:30pm on Sat 14th | Main Space Cast: Earl Carpenter (Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera, We Will Rock You) Chris Holland (Les Misérables, Grease, We Will Rock You) Paul Wilkins (Les Misérables, Hair, The Dreamers) Accompanied on the piano by Louise Helyer

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

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

Join Robin Hood, Maid Marion, Nurse Nellie Nu Nu & the Merry Men, as they try to defeat the wicked Sheriff of Snottingham (Simon Scowl) in this fantastic traditional Panto this Christmas time. The show features all the usual singing, dancing, fun and laughter you have come to expect from ‘The Liberty Panto’ and if you fancy being a part of the show it’s not too late. Robin Hood is recruiting his Merry Men and you could be picked for a walk on part in this year’s show! Why not meet the cast for photos afterwards and join in the fun! Starring Dublin’s wickedly funny Comedian & Fair City Bad guy ‘Eric Lalor’. School Performances will be staged on the following dates… Thursday 19th December 11.30am Friday 20th December 11.30am General Bookings www.libertypanto.com Telephone 01 5563511 If you would like to make a school booking please email bookings@libertypanto.com School show rates are €17.00 each for the 11.00 morning shows only. Teachers go free with school groups. Free Tea & Coffee for teachers.