What's On

Friday 9 October, 8pm, €18/€16 conc.

Live, Love, Laugh by Eilish O’Carroll

Eilish O’Carroll’s Live, Love, Laugh is a wonderfully entertaining and life affirming one woman show. 

Best known as Winnie McGoogan in her brother Brendan’s successful BBC sitcom, Mrs Brown’s Boys, Eilish comes into her own here with this reflective look on an eventful life that includes a strict Catholic upbringing, two failed marriages (one of them abusive), and coming out as a lesbian at the age of 50.  If this doesn’t sound your cup of tea you couldn’t be more wrong. There is absolutely nothing downbeat about this show.

A 50s baby, and the ninth of ten children, (Brendan was the last, usurping her as “the baby”) she describes her childhood with affection and good humour, be it straining to be heard above the rest of the brood, or attending her first confession.
Then there’s her discovery of the Big O via the hydraulics on a double decker bus and her discovery of sex. In this respect the pages of Jackie magazine taught her that there was nothing sinful about masturbating, while her best friend equipped her with some nonsensical urban myths regarding the facts of life.

Sex features quite a lot in the show, but never in a crude way. At one stage she was sure that there was something wrong downstairs because her sex life was unfulfilling. Catholic guilt is also in plentiful supply here. But she eventually succeeds in rising above it.
Her discovery that she was a lesbian is also tenderly handled with good humour. The end result is a warm, witty triumph that joyously celebrates being true to yourself. And you can’t ask for more than that.

‘Laugh out loud funny’ --- Edinburgh Evening News

Suitable for 16+

Nolan & Lambe @ glór will be open on the evening and you can opt for a pre-show supper before the event for just €16.50.  This may be booked with box office directly on online here.  Walk ups also welcome.

Tuesday 3 November, 11.00am - 1.00pm, €10 (teachers go free)

Ger Carey Live

Ger Carey is back with his hilarious stand-up comedy show for transition year students. By secretly observing his subjects in their natural habitat, such as leaning on lampposts, in chippers, outside chippers, in shopping centres and sitting on any kind of steps, Ger has uncovered the weird and frightening world of the teenager! The aim of the show is to get teenagers to laugh at themselves and appreciate the differences of others.

Booking is directly with Ger Carey on 083-1190024 and 059 9141333.

 

 

Saturday 28 November, 8pm, €27

Oliver Callan

Award-winning satirical impressionist Oliver Callan is fresh from his hit TV and radio series Callan’s Kicks and will perform a night of live music, satire and comedy, sending up the top names in politics, sport and entertainment.

The controversial mimic returns with a brand new show satirising the hot topics of the day after another year of scandal and controversy across Ireland and the world.
Featuring a new array of characters from Conor McGregor to Imelda May and Marty Morrissey to Rachel Allen, as well as old favourites Taoiseach Enda and President Michael D Higgins; a huge range of issues will get the Callan treatment in this biting live show.

Callan’s routines are never far away from controversy, having raised the ire of politicians, sports stars and media celebrities in recent years.

The Monaghan-born comic is also known for his sharply topical routines and outspoken interviews on The Saturday Night Show on RTÉ One television.
 

Nolan & Lambe @ glór will be open on the evening and you can opt for a pre-show supper before the event for just €16.50.  This may be booked with box office directly on online here.  Walk ups also welcome.