What's On

Thursday 21 September, 8pm, €20/€18 Conc.

Anam

presented by Siamsa Tíre, The National Folk Theatre of Ireland

Co-directed by Jonathan Kelliher and Sue-Ellen Chester MacCarthy

Co-commissioned by Dublin Dance Festival and The National Folk Theatre of Ireland, Anam, (meaning soul), brings together the skills of four world-class step dancers from the US, Canada and Ireland in an exhilarating fusion of styles.

Authentic and raw, this percussive dance piece explores the similarities and differences between the dancers, each with their own distinct hard shoe style.  Anam celebrates the dance’s essential spirit, yet injects it with fresh energy to create something new.  Featuring dancers Matthew Olwell, Jonathan Kelliher, Nathan Pilatzke and John Fitzgerald. This uplifting production is performed to live music and song composed by acclaimed Irish musician Fergal Ó Murchú, along with musicians Mikey Smith and Joseph McNulty.

This tour is funded by the Arts Council.

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BYOK - Bring Your Own Kids!

We appreciate that it can be an expensive night out when you have to pay for a sitter as well as everything else. This is one of the shows that are suitable for well-behaved children to attend, for a parents-child date night, for which you can avail of half-price tickets for under 18's! (Limited capacity).

Friday 22 September, 5pm, Free of Charge

Culture Night: Pádraig Rynne, Elaine Hogan & Tara Breen (SOLD OUT)

as part of Culture Night 2017

  • Pádraig Rynne – Concertina
  • Elaine Hogan - Harp
  • Tara Breen - Fiddle


In a Culture Night treat, glór presents a stellar line-up of musicians for an early evening performance. Pádraig Rynne is a virtuoso musician, prolific composer and is regarded as one of the finest concertina players in Irish music today. With a passion for experimenting with diverse genres, Pádraig is recognised for his refreshing explorations into the Irish Tradition and beyond, and he has founded and worked with some of the most exciting ensembles in the music scene today.  Harpist, Elaine Hogan is trained in both the classical and traditional genres, and has toured extensively, playing alongside many extraordinary musicians.  The line-up is completed by Tara Breen, a highly talented multi-instrumentalist who has played with The Chieftains both at home and abroad, and also tours regularly with Galician piper Carlos Núñez.



Please note that while tickets for this event are free, pre-booking is required as capacity is limited.

Tickets booked online will be subject to a €3 booking fee levied by our third party ticketing provider.

This is a Glór Friends event
Friday 22 September in the Spás at glór, 6-7pm, free of charge

World Poetry Reading with Eleanor Feely

as part of Culture Night 2017

Eleanor Feely will perform poetry from world traditions including the work of Maya Angelou, Pablo Neruda, Rumi, Omar Khayyam, Robert Frost, Máire Mhac an tSaoi, Kabir and Benjamin Zephaniah.

All welcome

Friday 22 & Saturday 23 September 2017, 8pm, €30

John Bishop - Winging it Around Ireland (SOLD OUT)

Age guideline 16+

Please Note That Both Nights Are Now Sold Out

Winging It will see John back on stage for his fifth UK & Ireland tour, performing in his own inimitable style.  His last tour ‘Supersonic’ was watched by more than 500,000 people and received huge critical acclaim.  ‘Rollercoaster’ in 2012 was another sell out, and followed the successes of his ‘Sunshine’ tour in 2011 and the ‘Elvis Has Left The Building’ show in 2010, for which he was nominated for an Edinburgh Comedy Award.

John Bishop has had an incredible career.  Within three years of his first ever comedy gig, John was playing to sold out arena audiences across the country and released the fastest selling stand-up DVD in UK history.

He has achieved huge success with a number of his own comedy, entertainment and documentary shows including ‘John Bishop’s Australia’ (BBC1), ‘John Bishop’s Britain’ (BBC1), ‘John Bishop’s Only Joking’ (Sky1), ‘The John Bishop Show’ (BBC1), ‘The John Bishop Christmas Show’ (BBC1) and ‘John Bishop’s Gorilla Adventure’ (ITV1).

Recently John turned his hand to something completely different – interviewing.  A new series called ‘John Bishop: In Conversation With…’ sees him chatting, one on one, with some of the UK’s biggest names from the world of entertainment, sport and music to discover the people behind the public persona, in 10 intimate and revealing one hour interviews on the W Channel.

John has recently made a return to acting – he is currently filming a new ITV drama, Fearless. Written by Homeland writer Patrick Harbinson and produced by Mammoth Screen (credits include Poldark and Victoria), the six part series will TX next year.

‘Unimprovable…comedy superstar’
‘King of the one-hundred-liner’
‘Home is not only where Bishop’s heart clearly and endearingly is – it’s where his art is, too’
★★★★★
Daily Telegraph

‘His Supersonic show easily confirms that John Bishop has finally taken on the mantle of Britain’s top comic’
★★★★
Daily Mirror

★★★★
The Times

★★★★
Heat Magazine

Tuesday 26 September, 8pm, €7

A Date for Mad Mary

Dir: Darren Thornton  |  2016  |  Ireland  |  82 mins  |  Cert: 15A

'Mad' Mary McArdle returns to Drogheda after a short spell in prison - for something she'd rather forget. Back home, everything and everyone has changed. Her best friend, Charlene, is about to get married and Mary is to be her maid of honour. When Charlene refuses Mary a 'plus one' on the grounds that she probably couldn't find a date, Mary becomes determined to prove her wrong. A date for Mad Mary is a tough and tender story about friendship, first love, and letting go of the glory days.
 

Wednesday 27 September, 8pm, €20/€18 Conc.

Bottom’s Dream - A magical Comedy of Rude Mechanicals and Scheming Fairies

presented by Footsbarn Theatre

For ages 5+  |  Duration 80 Minutes

The world-renowned Footsbarn revisits its internationally acclaimed production of MidSummer Night's Dream to create an evening of magic and comedy where the amateur troupe of rude mechanicals get embroiled in an argument between the King  and Queen of the Fairies. From the moment you step inside the theatre, you are in a parallel universe, a place where fantastical creatures lurk, and the removal of the intrigues of the court and the lovers, allows for a special emphasis on the world of the groundlings and of the supernatural.

Since its foundation, Footsbarn has produced over 60 plays and has performed around the globe, becoming Europe’s leading travelling theatre ensemble.

Thursday 28 September, 8pm, €10/€7.50 Conc.

Maudie

A special fundraising screening presented by The Clare Women’s Network

Produced by Parallel Films | 117 Minutes | PG-13

Maudie is a biographical romantic drama film written, directed and produced by some stellar women including the very talented Irish director Aisling Walsh. The film is about the life of artist Maud Lewis, who painted in Nova Scotia starring Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke.

Maud, a bright-eyed, intelligent woman, hunched with crippled hands from arthritis, yearns to be independent and to live away from her overly protective family so when she sees an ad for a housekeeper she decides to answer it. Everett Lewis is a 40 year old bachelor who owes nothing to anyone. Tall, skinny and shabby, abandoned by his parents at a very young age, he has nevertheless managed to become a proud and self-sufficient man. When Maud answers the ad, its clear Everett has gotten more than he bargained for. She talks too much, has too many opinions, is a terrible housekeeper and she spends most of her time painting doodles on cardboard and the walls of his house. But, over time, Everett starts to need Maud and their bond grows. Maudie’s determination for her art, along with her partnership with Everett, blossoms into a career as a famous folk artist, bringing them closer together in ways they never imagined.

“…..beautifully acted film lingers long after the final frame.” ~ Liz Beardsworth
Empire Magazine 03.08.2017
★★★★★

Friday 29 September, 8pm, €18/€16 conc./€9 under 18s

Roddy Doyle in Conversation with Sinéad Gleeson

Ennis Book Club Festival Extra

Join us for the first ever Ennis Book Club Festival Extra.

This promises to be a very special autumn event to celebrate the publication of the captivating new novel from the winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction.

Smile has all the features for which Roddy Doyle has become famous: the razor-sharp dialogue, the humour, the superb evocation of childhood – but this is a novel unlike any he has written before. When you finish the last page you will have been challenged to re-evaluate everything you think you remember so clearly. A great book-club choice!

Roddy Doyle was born in Dublin in 1958. He is the author of 11 acclaimed novels including The Commitments, The Snapper and The Van, two collections of short stories and Rory & Ita, a memoir about his parents. His most recent novel is The Guts. He won the Booker Prize in 1993 for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha.

Saturday 30 September, 8pm, €18|€16 Conc.

If Only

presented by Wild Swan Theatre Company

This moving tribute to the show band era shares lost dreams and regrets yet within the drama there is nostalgia and laughter.  You will laugh, cry, dance and sing and come away feeling a need to follow your dreams....no matter how crazy.