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​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

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

  19 – 21 Dec 2019 | 7:30pm | 2:30pm on Sat Dreamgun return to Smock Alley with a mini-season of Film Reads tangentially related to Christmas. A different christmasy film script every night, rewritten with jokes and performed by unprepared comedians. Thursday 19th Dec – Die Hard (75 mins) Friday 20th Dec – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (75 mins) Saturday 21st Dec Matinee – The Lion King (Suitable for 8+) (55 mins) Saturday 21st Dec Evening – The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (145 mins incl interval) ★★★★★ “Merciless, hilarious. Consistently sharp, rapid-fire funny writing and crackling performances” – The Irish Times ★★★★★ “Kept us in stitches and potentially destroyed a host of childhood memories.” – Broadway Baby ★★★★★ “Dreamgun proving themselves to be true entertainers in every sense of the word.” – The Wee Review ★★★★★ “I laughed harder and longer during this show than any I have watched at the fringe this year. Anyone would be creased up due to the sheer talent of the performers” – Rule of Three ★★★★★ “it would be a crime to miss Film Reads. An hour absolutely stuffed full of laughs, raptors and sheer joy” – FreshAir “Hilarious live read-throughs of brilliantly rewritten film classics, a joy” […]

Join Kevin and PJ as they take their podcast ‘I’m Grand Mam’ from their kitchen table to the cutest theatres in Ireland to bring you Pure Brazen; the shameless sex ed chat you never knew you needed but have subconsciously always been craving! It’ll be a night full of naughty notions so you’ll know all the bits when it comes to making your move at the work Christmas party! You better mark the date in the diary girls because it’s going to be ICONIC and the boys plan on finishing off the year with an absolute skittybang! With Kevin Twomey & PJ Kirby ‘I’m Grand Mam’ is a fortnightly podcast where two Irish mammy’s boys share stories about growing up gay in Ireland and how they’re now adapting to London life. They are currently touring their first live show ‘Pure Brazen’

CCCahoots Productions Present: The first solo comedy show from Tadhg Hickey (CCCahoots) introduces you to Feargal; a downtrodden but cheery man who fulfilled his lifelong dream of becoming an alcoholic. Using the Catholic calendar as a roadmap, Feargal leads us on a surreal and hilarious journey with many poignant twists in the hope of arriving at a sort of light at the end of the tunnel for the ‘bright man’. Written/Performed by Tadhg Hickey Directed by John McCarthy Original music by Brian Lane Produced by Claire O Connell Most Nominated Show at Dublin Fringe Awards 2019 “Great art….a vital catharsis; I laughed until I cried. Go see it.” – Sunday Independent “Absolutely brilliant. Watch out for the ending!” – Mario Rosenstock A post-show discussion will take place on Sat 11th Jan, after the 2pm matinee performance.   6 – 11 Jan 2020 | 8pm | 2pm on Sat 11th | Boys’ School    

Oisín left Dublin to pursue his dream of becoming socially mobile. Now, he is having an existential crisis in the canned goods aisle at Aldi, trying to remember his mindfulness techniques. Exploring the relationship between class, capitalism and health, this show is about being poor, precarious and lonely, and adding items to your Watched List on eBay in the hopes of feeling better. ★★★★★ – LondonTheatre1 ★★★★ – The Irish Times ★★★★ – Arts Hub Winner: First Fortnight Award 2019 Nominated: Fishamble New Writing Prize 2019 Nominated: Best Performer, Dublin Fringe 2019 Nominated: Best Design, Dublin Fringe 2019 Nominated: Creative Thinking Award, Dublin Fringe and Abbey Theatre 2019 Written + Performed by : Oisín McKenna Directed by : Darren Sinnott Design by : Michael Hankin Lighting Design by : David Doyle Sound Design by : Anna Clock Image by : Róisín Murphy Age Suitability : 16+ Running Time : 60 mins   7 – 11 Jan 2020 | 7:30pm | 2:30pm on Sat 11th | Main Space

Sophie and Ben love each other a lot, but sometimes, they make that a bit too difficult for themselves. Two twenty-somethings who are trying to find their way in the world, they guide us through their lives of low-key alcoholism, deeply rooted regret, and unfortunate sexual mishaps. Join Sophie and Ben as they impart some words of wisdom on life, love, and modern day millennial relationships in a play that has been described by West-End Wilma as “quirky, wholesome, and desperately moving.” Written by Conor Burke Set and Lighting Design by Rowen Clarke Cast: Conor Burke Cathleen Coyle Running time : 60 mins Age Suitability : 16+ 27 Jan – 1 Feb 2020 | 8pm | 3pm matinee on Sat 1 Feb | Boys’ School Matinee tickets €10