Dublin’s Ambassador Theatre presents Dinosaurs Around the World from Saturday 16th December 2017 for a limited time only. Dinosaurs Around the World takes you back in time on a dinosaur adventure and a tour of an Earth very different from today – a time before the continents as we know them existed, when lush landscapes covered Africa and greenery was the norm in Antarctica! With advanced animatronics, a multi-layered narrative, fossils, authentic casts, cutting-edge research and immersive design elements you’ll experience the Age of Reptiles as it comes to life! Dinosaurs Around the World invites you to grab your prehistoric passport to Pangea and discover how plate tectonics, land bridges, and volcanic activity allowed dinosaurs to disperse to all corners of the globe, giving each of the seven continents its own unique selection of these giant reptiles. During their 172 million year reign, dinosaurs adapted into a variety of forms due to the conditions of the areas in which they lived. The exhibition includes examples such as the mighty T. rex of North America, the swift Velociraptor of the Gobi Desert, the massive herbivore Amargasaurus form the tropical jungles of South America and ten others! In addition to advanced animatronics, […]
John Osborne’s groundbreaking play, Look Back in Anger focuses on the life and marital struggles of Jimmy Porter, an intelligent, rebellious young man and his upper-middle class wife, Alison. Tackling themes of sex, class, religion, politics, the media, and the sense of a country stifled by an official establishment culture, Look Back in Anger is widely considered to have changed the course of English drama in the 1950’s. Award-winning director, Annabelle Comyn, takes a fresh look at this world-renowned, blistering play, at a time when class and gender politics are once again to the fore.
Late at the Gate Selected Dates from 23rd February to 24th March, 2018 Late at the Gate is a new initiative where mini-productions, platforms and post-show discussions run in parallel with productions on stage. These events aim to provide a forum for audiences and artists to respond to productions in the context of what is happening in the world today. The first in the series is a new Gate Studio commission for writer and performer, Emmet Kirwan, who will respond to Osborne’s Look Back in Anger, from the perspective of a young man living in Ireland in 2018. We look forward to a performance that interrogates the role of the artist in contemporary life. Kirwan’s credits include writing and performing the highly-successful play, Dublin Oldschool and the IFTA-winning short film Heartbreak (Warrior Films), originally part of THISISPOPBABY’s RIOT. For this performance, he collaborates with director Oonagh Murphy, who recently directed Tribes at the Gate, to create a meditation on politics, gender and class, asking can art truly affect change or opinions in the face of systemic inequality. ***10 performances only*** Writer and Performer ……………………..Emmet Kirwan Director …………………………………………………..Oonagh Murphy Duration: Approximately 30 minutes Show Times: Thursdays at 10.30pm: March – 15th. Fridays at 10.30pm: […]
The Abbey Theatre
Green Shield Stamps, a million of them, and Ger Lawless has won them all. It’s Ballymun, it’s 1973 and she’s got 15 friends round for a stamp-sticking party. Over one night, the lives of 15 women collide in Deirdre Kinahan’s new version of Michel Tremblay’s fêted Quebecois comedy.
National Concert Hall
Anton & Erin Sunday 11 March Join Anton & Erin as they celebrate the golden age of Hollywood. Featuring dazzling new choreography, sparkling costumes and a sensational show band performing timeless music Philippe Cassard, piano Thursday 15 March We celebrate 30 years of the Dublin International Piano Competition with a Debussy inspired recital by the first winner whose programme includes Grieg, Rameau, Liszt & more World Premiere of Neil Martin’s Sweeney Saturday 17 March The RTÉ CO presents Sweeney, a new song cycle based on Seamus Heaney’s Sweeney Astray, composed by Neil Martin, with singer Iarla O Lionáird & narrator Stephen Rea. Kilfenora Céilí Band & Guests Sunday 18 March Regarded by aficionados as the quintessential Irish céilí band, The Kilfenora Céilí Band together with singer Edel Vaughan and dancers to perform an uplifting, energetic and entertaining show Hibernian Orchestra Spring Concert Tuesday 20 March Join the Hibernian Orchestra for a rousing evening of music. From the tragic love affairs of fair Verona to boisterous Cornish May Day carnivals and the sultry rhythms of Spain RTÉCO Young Voices of Ireland Thursday 22 March A very special concert that will feature the RTÉ Cór na nÓg & opera stars of the […]
After selling out his 3Arena show in just 5 minutes, Niall Horan has announced an extra date due to an overwhelming demand for 29th March. Tickets on sale now. Rising star Julia Michaels will join as special guest on the night. Niall’s debut solo album, Flicker, is set for release the day after on 20th October. Horan recently unveiled the album’s cover and latest single, “Too Much To Ask,” Following the huge success of Niall Horan’s platinum certified 2nd single “Slow Hands” that went to No. 1 at US Top 40 Radio, “Too Much To Ask” is one of the first songs Horan penned for the album, which he began working on last year. He co-wrote the track with long-time collaborator Jamie Scott. Produced by Greg Kurstin, who also produced “This Town,” “Too Much To Ask” is available for download and streaming HERE. The official video is now available to stream on Vevo here. It was directed by Malia James (Troye Sivan, Halsey) and produced by Tom Birmingham and Targa Sahyoun. He is currently in the middle of his “Flicker Sessions 2017 Tour,” which sold out in minutes. After already visiting Dublin, London, Stockholm, Sydney, Toyko, Los Angeles, Las Vegas […]
David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers will produce the 2018 UK & Ireland Tour of the Old Vic production of Yasmina Reza’s Olivier, Tony and Moliere award-winning comedy ART, translated by Christopher Hampton. The production will star Nigel Havers, Denis Lawson and Stephen Tompkinson as Serge, Marc and Ivan respectively. The tour will open at the Arts Theatre, Cambridge on 14 February 2018. It will play the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin 19th-24th March, 2018. David Pugh said, “It is twenty years since Dafydd [Rogers] and I first produced the comedy masterpiece ART in the West End, and the original post-London tour played for 78 weeks. This time, we want to break our own record; in fact, we want to play as many theatres as Sir Ken Dodd has played in his wonderful career, and with this marvellous cast, we think we have every chance!” Nigel Havers’s films include Chariots of Fire, A Passage to India, Empire of the Sun and The Whistle Blower. He has starred in many television productions, including The Charmer, Dangerfield, Manchild, and, more recently, the hit US series Brothers and Sisters, Lewis Archer in Coronation Street, Benidorm and Lord Hepworth in Downton Abbey. His numerous theatre work includes […]
David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers will produce the 2018 UK & Ireland Tour of the Old Vic production of Yasmina Reza’s Olivier, Tony and Moliere award-winning comedy ART, translated by Christopher Hampton. The production will star Nigel Havers, Denis Lawson and Stephen Tompkinson as Serge, Marc and Ivan respectively. The tour will open in February 2018. Based on the original production by Matthew Warchus, ART will be directed by Ellie Jones, with design by Mark Thompson, lighting by Hugh Vanstone, sound design by Mic Pool, original music by Gary Yershon, fight direction by Terry King and casting by Sarah Bird CDG.
Smock Alley Theatre
The Irish Premier of Daddy Long Legs The Musical. Starring Eoin Cannon (just off his run as Frank McCourt in Angela’s Ashes, the Musical) and Róisín Sullivan (best known for playing Adele Rice in the European premier of A Man of No Importance at The Arts Theatre on London’s West End). With Direction by Killian Collins and Musical Direction by David Wray. Based on the classic novel, which inspired the 1955 movie starring Fred Astaire, Daddy Long Legs is a beloved tale about Jerusha Abbott the “Oldest Orphan in the John Grier Home” and her mysterious benefactor who decides to send her to college to be educated as a writer. Required to write him a letter once a month, she is never to know the benefactor’s identity – so she invents one for him: Daddy Long Legs.
Frankie’s Guys – A celebration of ‘Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons’ is back due to popular demand following three sold out shows in the Tivoli Theatre. Frankie’s Guys is a fast paced, energetic production with an authentic live concert feel. Putting their own charismatic stamp on timeless classics such as, ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’, ‘Walk Like A Man’, ‘Sherry’ & ‘Oh What A Night’, the boys take you on a nostalgic trip down memory lane and remind you exactly why ‘The Four Seasons’ sold over 100 million records and earned themselves a place in the prestigious ‘Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’.
Tickets priced €36.50 go on sale Thursday 2nd November at 9am through www.ticketmaster.ie & usual outlets nationwide. A limited number of 3-day bundle tickets at a discounted price of €98 will be available by phone from Thursday 2nd November at 9am until Friday 10th November at 5pm. To avail of this offer please call Ticketmaster between 9am-5pm on Monday – Saturday on 01-6486029. (Tickets subject to availability) We are thrilled to announce a special residency with Bell X1 for 5 Nights at Vicar Street from 21st – 25th March 2018. Each night will offer something different for the fans, with spotlights on certain albums and moments that have made Bell X1 one of Ireland’s most treasured bands, who will celebrate 20 years together in 2018. “20 years! Jaysus! It’s kinda snuck up on us, but we thought it might be a chance to revisit the early records, in a room where we feel we’ve grown up and made friends.”– Paul Noonan Speaking of the residency shows, Peter Aiken of Aiken Promotions commented ‘’Bell X1 are one of the great Irish bands of the last 20 years consistently releasing great album after great album and putting on fantastic shows in Vicar Street. They […]
Dun laoighaire Port
Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival March 21st to 25th 2018 CITIES AND STORIES will bring together writers who have been shaped and who in turn have shaped their work around the journeys they’ve made and the cities they call home. THE LYRIC NOTE will thread through this year’s festival by connecting writers with musicians. PRESENT TENSE will engage, challenge and provoke audiences to discuss hospitality, home and democracy. BE BOLD will encourage young audiences to shape the world around them and its events for schools are on sale now.