What's On

Tuesday 24 October, 7pm, €10 Adults/€8 Child/€30 Family 4

Alice in Wonderland

presented by Blue Raincoat Theatre

Suitable for Ages 7+
Duration 70 mins

The classic literary tale enthrals and engages children and adults alike as they follow Alice down a rabbit hole and into a world full of fantastical people, and strange and unpredictable events.  Originally adapted for the stage by Jocelyn Clarke, this acclaimed production was restaged by Blue Raincoat Theatre Company last year as part of the company’s 25 year celebrations.

Fast-paced and physical, this retelling of Alice in Wonderland is not to be missed.

Friday 10 & Saturday 11 November, 8pm, €22/€20 Conc.

The Successful TD by John B. Keane

presented by Michael Scott Productions

One of your own – a vote for Tull is a vote for yourself! 
The Successful TD follows the Trials, Tribulations, misadventures and hilarious antics of Tull McAdoo as he seeks re-election to the Dail in the "October Elections”

Written by John B Keane in 1967 he displays his edge for humor and satire that are uncomfortably close to the politics of today ... Peppered with Keane's gallery of madcap characters this show will have you laughing at politics (in a good way) from the start.
Tull has roped in the help of his faithful Daughter Kate while his wife nurses her various ailments in bed or Lisdoonvarna ,  but his arch enemy Flannery the local school teacher plans to scupper the election for Tull…

“Any man with a vote is a man to be respected. I’ll play with them, lie to them, sing dumb about them while I have a chance of a vote. That’s my livelihood. Don’t give me no more stink about the truth. Christ told the truth and they crucified Him…”

Based on The Letters of A Successful TD and An Irish Minister of State by John B Keane.
Adapted for the stage by Jon Kenny, Mary McEvoy and Michael Scott
Starring Jon Kenny and Mary McEvoy
Directed by Michael Scott

Thursday 16 November, 8pm, €18/€16 Conc.

BOOM?

By Isobel Mahon

Directed by Caroline FitzGerald | Age Recommendation 16+ | Duration 105 mins

Selma Mae (Isobel Mahon) seems to have the perfect life, beautiful home, children, architect husband, but when Carmel (Maria McDermottroe), her social climbing mother arrives to help her to organise a party to launch her new state-of–the–art extension, it soon becomes clear that all is not as it seems.  As the motley collection of guests arrive, glamorous neighbour Chloe (Claudia Carroll), tough-talking sister Maeve (Clelia Murphy), and the eccentric Bernie (Rose Henderson) disaster ensues and the perfect façade, not to mention the extension itself, begins to crumble…

BOOM? is a comedy set at the height of the mythical economic boom, the people who live the fantasy and those who fall through the cracks, hopefully into something more real and more sustaining.
This is a play for anyone who ever had a bad hair day, may never own a helicopter and knows the difference between an abstract sculpture and a bicycle helmet.

Wednesday 22 November, 8pm, €18/€16 Conc.

The Good Father by Christian O’Reilly

presented by Rise Productions

Age Recommendation 15+ |  Duration 120 mins

New Year’s Eve. Two very different strangers meet, each looking to shake off disappointments of the past. But champagne, cheap lager and their chance encounter leads this unlikely couple to an unplanned pregnancy. Can they make their newfound family work?

Winner of the Stewart Parker Award, this heartfelt drama charts their journey of love, loss, and redemption. After international successes Fight Night and The Games People Play, Rise Productions return to glór with this touching story celebrating the triumph of hope.

Post show discussion with members of the company

Saturday 2 December, 8.00pm, €18/€16 Conc.

Mary & Me

presented by Pat Talbot Productions in association with Wild Productions

Written and performed by Irene Kelleher
Directed by Belinda Wild 

Duration: 70 minutes

After 5 Star reviews at the Brighton Festival, and an invitation to appear at PERCEPTIONS, the new festival of women’s writing in London, MARY AND ME now embarks on its first Irish tour.

Ireland 1986
A teenage girl begins a series of conversations with a statue of the Virgin Mary in a grotto.
Inspired by a true story, MARY AND ME is a compellingly original and often humorous imagining of a young woman’s search for understanding and meaning at a time of turmoil in her life.   

Post show discussion with Irene Kelleher

‘Not only is Irene Kelleher a brilliant performer, she is also an exceptionally gifted writer’
***** Broadway Baby

‘A superbly crafted piece’
***** Brighton Argus