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Saturday 27 October, 8pm, €18/€16 conc.

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

presented by Rough Magic

By James Joyce
Adapted for the stage by Arthur Riordan

Rough Magic Arthur Riordan’s vibrant stage adaptation of James Joyce's seminal novel, brought to life by a dynamic new creative ensemble of actors and designers under Ronan Phelan’s direction.

The spiritual rebellion of Stephen Dedalus and his restless search for self-expression will be brought to life in a thrilling theatrical odyssey. Written during the political and artistic explosion of the early twentieth century, this is Joyce’s manifesto; the dazzling debut of Ireland’s epic re-inventor and architect of the English language.

Directed by Ronan Phelan
Set and Costume Design – Katie Davenport
Lighting Design – Sarah Jane Shiels
Sound Design and Composition – Denis Clohessy

Please note:
Duration: 2hrs 30mins (incl. interval).
Suitable for 12yrs+ accompanied by an adult.
Contains scenes of mild sexual content.

Rough Magic is supported by the Arts Council

Friday 2 November, 8pm , €16/€14 Conc.

Bat The Father Rabbit The Son

Written and performed by Donal O’Kelly

Duration: 80 mins
Ages 12+

Dublin in the 1980s. Rabbit is a self-made haulage magnate. But something’s wrong. He cuts a deal with his underling Keogh to help him find his lost moorings. The quest is hampered by his dead father Bat, Citizen Army volunteer and pawn shop assistant, bubbling up. The struggle between father and son, past and present, imagination and reality, spans Dublin. Their voyage out of Howth and up the River Liffey builds to a climax described by The Guardian as ‘one of the strongest dramatic conclusions I’ve ever seen.’

An explosive exposition of the generation of Irish men that led us to Boom and Bust.

Post-show discussion with Donal O’Kelly.

BAT THE FATHER SHORT TRAILER from Clara Purcell on Vimeo.

Friday 18 January, 5pm , €9/€7 Child

Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev

presented by The Far Flung Trio

Duration: 45 mins
Suitable for all ages 


Peter and the Wolf is full of enchanting melodies and rich textures, topped off with Prokofiev’s colourful orchestration. This much loved gem is a universally familiar tale, suitable for children but also a sophisticated piece of music that will appeal to any age. The tale of Peter will be narrated by the Trio while playing.

Including an educational introduction to the music and the instruments, (violin, accordion and double-bass), and a post-show Q&A.