Family Day: I Love Mandalas

Family Day: I Love Mandalas

Sat 13 Feb 2016 12 NOON-3PM Ground Floor Gallery // FREE

Start with a circle, colour, draw, squiggle, add lines, triangles and some love-hearts for Valentines Day! Ours will be interactive mandalas, creating a story with each added line.

FAMILY DAY NOTES: SESSIONS ARE FREE, BUT SPACE IS LIMITED SO PRE-BOOKING ADVISED. 

NEW HOURLY SESSION TIMES ARE:
SESSION 1: 12.00PM-12.50PM - SOLD OUT
SESSION 2: 1PM-1.50PM
SESSION 3: 2PM-2:50PM - SOLD OUT

MAX 50 PER WORKSHOP // Dress for Mess / Unless otherwise stated workshops are designed for children from 5-10 years, though younger and older siblings are welcome to take part / Please be aware that Draíocht’s Family days are not designed for groups / All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child!

Booking by phone: 01-8852622.

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Des Bishop - Grey Matters - SOLD OUT
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Des Bishop - Grey Matters - SOLD OUT

Wed 17 - Thu 18 Feb 2016 8PM Main Auditorium // €22.50 / €20 conc

The fantasy of everlasting youth dyed with Des’s last purchase of Just for Men over a year ago. Now he is embracing the Grey and letting the wisdom of his years inspire his stand up. Grey Matters tackles the issues confronting Des these days, returning to live in New York, being surrounded by other people’s kids, gender and marriage equality, the dangers of snapchat, dating a Chinese woman, the prospect of reaching 40 and most of all, after the documentary-style stand up show about his time in China, Des is looking forward to returning to straight stand up where he can riff about whatever is on his mind. 

May contain strong language.

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Sandy Kelly Sings Patsy Cline - 50th Anniversary Tour
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Sandy Kelly Sings Patsy Cline - 50th Anniversary Tour

Music and Memories

Sat 20 Feb 2016 8PM Main Auditorium // €25 / €23 conc

After 40 sell-out shows in England and Scotland, the 'Patsy Cline 50th Anniversary Tour' comes to Draíocht this Season.
This wonderful evening of nostalgia brings the audience on a trip down memory lane to listen to the music of the great Patsy Cline. The classic songs such as 'Crazy' and 'Sweet Dreams' are timeless. The lead role in the show is played by the wonderful Sandy Kelly and this year marks the 25th Anniversary of the first Patsy Cline show that Sandy produced and starred in. It was the first and only Country Music Show to have featured in London's West End and had an extended run playing to full houses.
Special guest on the show is Gerry Guthrie, one of the most talented and relatively new 'Country' stars on the Irish scene. With a brilliant 'live' band this is a show not to be missed. Sandy Kelly is looking forward to meeting her many friends in this truly nostalgic evening in celebration of the music and memories of Patsy Cline.

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The Jimmy Buckley Show
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The Jimmy Buckley Show

With Special Guest Mick Flavin

Tue 23 Feb 2016 8PM Main Auditorium // €22 / €20 conc

With a hectic schedule that includes recording, performing, and touring throughout Ireland, Country & Irish music sensation, Jimmy Buckley, is certainly living up to his reputation as ‘Ireland’s top entertainer’. Along with his great country music hits, Jimmy Buckley is becoming increasingly recognised for his ability to perform base country, waltzes, jives and rock and roll. Joining Jimmy Buckley and his amazing band is very special guest Mick Flavin.

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Paper Planes (2015)

Paper Planes (2015)

Primary School Film Screening in Draiocht - In association with the Irish Film Institute Education Dept

Wed 24 Feb 2016 10AM Main Auditorium // €2 per pupil / 2 Teachers Free Per Class // Dur: 96 mins (no interval)

If at first you don't succeed, fly, fly again.

Left to look after himself by his widowed father in their run-down shack in Woop Woop, Western Australia, 11-year-old Dylan discovers the art of folding paper planes. Motivated by his friends and a passion for flight shared by his law-breaking spitfire pilot grandfather, Dylan shoots for the sky and a place in the World Paper Plane Championships in Tokyo. This funny and uplifting film boasts great special effects and a big heart.

Film Details:
Australia • 2015 • 96 mins • Cert: Family/General • Language: English • Director: Robert Connolly
Starring: Sam Worthington, David Wenham, Ed Oxenbould, Deborah Mailman

School Booking Details:
Suitable for all classes. Cert: General.
Cost: €2 per pupil. 2 teachers free per class.
Booking tel: 01-8852622
Please let us know about any special needs at time of booking.

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Ladies in Lavender
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Ladies in Lavender

Film at Draíocht / Starring Judi Dench & Maggie Smith

Wed 24 Feb 2016 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

Two aging spinster sisters have their peaceful Cornwall existence disrupted in 1936 when they take a young Polish violinist into their care. After a particularly violent storm, Ursula and Janet Widington awake to find young man Andrea half-drowned and badly injured on the beach. They slowly discover that he is a Polish Jew with a gift for music as an accomplished violinist, hoping to find his way to America. But the village isn't used to visitors and everyone, with the exception of the sisters, is full of suspicions, especially when Andrea develops a friendship with a beautiful Russian woman vacationing nearby. Eventually, the two must make a choice between trying to keep their new charge for themselves or setting him free in the world.

Director: Charles Dance / Writers: William J. Locke & Charles Dance / Starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Daniel Brühl.
Cert: PG13 / Language: English / Dur: 104 mins

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The Three Tenors 2016
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The Three Tenors 2016

With Star Violinist & Local Guest Choir

Fri 26 Feb 2016 8PM Main Auditorium // €28 / €26 conc

This thrilling concert is packed with the world’s most beautiful and magical feel-good songs, from Sinatra (My Way/New York, New York), Leonard Cohen (Hallelujah) and The Dubliners (Song for Ireland), to Pavarotti (Nessun Dorma) and Elvis (Love Me Tender) plus a rousing Irish Selection to include Song for Ireland and The Wild Rover. The trio Ray O’Hare, Dominic McGorian and Derek Moloney bring a very warm atmosphere to their concert and encourage their audience to join in with them.

With support from St Patrick's NS Diswellstown.

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit
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Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Film at Draíocht

Sat 27 Feb 2016 3PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc / €5 children

Who Framed Roger Rabbit is an innovative and entertaining film that features a groundbreaking mix of live action and animation, with a touching and original story to boot. 'Toon star Roger is worried that his wife Jessica is playing patty-cake with someone else, so the studio hires detective Eddie Valiant to snoop on her. But the stakes are quickly raised when Marvin Acme is found dead and Roger is the prime suspect.

Cert: PG / Language: English / Dur: 104 mins

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They Called Her Vivaldi

They Called Her Vivaldi

Theatre Lovett / Starring Genevieve Hulme Beaman and Louis Lovett

Tue 1 Mar 2016 10AM & 12PM Main Auditorium // €7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class / Age 7+ yrs / Dur: 60 mins

Edward M. Haberdasher has crafted very peculiar earmuffs for his very particular daughter Cecilia Maria. (The earmuffs come with three settings: Snowflake, Tinkly Bells and, for hardcore noise-prevention scenarios, Cheesegrater). Don’t shout about it but Cecilia Maria thinks they make her look fascinating and has whispered her thanks. This is an upbeat comedy-adventure about a sensitive musical-prodigy making a quiet name for herself in a cacophonous world.

Starring Genevieve Hulme Beaman and Louis Lovett.

For ages 7 plus.

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"With true comic spirit, Theatre Lovett defies all age groupings to appeal to everybody." The Irish Independent

Brendan Grace - It’s a Funny Old World
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Brendan Grace - It’s a Funny Old World

Wed 2 Mar 2016 8PM Main Auditorium // €30 / €28 conc

It's a funny old world when seen through the eyes of Brendan Grace. The sanctimonious priest who knows more than he's telling: ''Blessed is he who gets married in the nick of time''.
The father of the bride makes a speech at his daughters wedding: ''She could have married someone with money, she could have married someone who was working. She could have married someone who wasn't working but was willing to work.'' Then there's the schoolboy with the unspeakable personal habits and a fine line in sympathy pleas.

Brendan's material owes more to the best of the traditional stand-up-comics than it does to modern alternative humour and his show is very much a show for all the family. There is a sincerity about his act that endears you to him, and his off-stage persona is very much a 'man of the people' as he makes himself available after each show for a photo and a 'meet and greet'.

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Applause! - SOLD OUT

Applause! - SOLD OUT

Cecilian Theatre Arts

Fri 4 - Sat 5 Mar 2016 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €18 conc

The renowned Cecilian Theatre Arts have staged many award winning productions in Draíocht including, ‘Oklahoma’, ‘Wonderful World of Disney’, ‘A Little Princess the Musical’, ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’, 'Meet Me in St Louis’ (for which the Cecilians won three AIMS awards) and most recently, a successful variety production ' Let Me Entertain You'. They return to Draíocht with another dazzling production ‘Applause!' - an all-round vivacious, uplifting, family variety performance, taking you on a journey of song, dance and comedy from toe tapping classics to modern hip hop beats. Including popular excerpts from Les Mis, Mamma Mia, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Oliver and Annie, this show is jam packed with guest appearances, from Soprano Emer Barry and Baritone Simon Morgan to the spectacular ‘Strike Force’ Cheerleaders to name but a few.

Director & Producers: Jennifer O'Dowd & Rosalind O'Dowd.
Choreographers: Louise Dodrill & Aisling Toher
 

Tiny Tots: What A Mess! - SOLD OUT

Tiny Tots: What A Mess! - SOLD OUT

Creative Play For Babies / With Orla Kelly

Tue 8 Mar 2016 Draiocht Workshop Room // €6 Per Child (Accompanying Adult Free)

TUE 09 FEB & TUE 08 MAR 2016
10AM / AGES: 06-16 MTHS
COST: €6 PER SESSION

Lead by artist Orla Kelly, investigate and design with goo and gloop, feel and explore with slime and sand, build and create a baked beans and spaghetti sculpture. You will need a change of clothes for this one! Session lasts approx. 45 mins including clean up time!

Early Booking Advised … our Tiny Tots programme with Orla sells out quickly. Phone Box Office on 01-8852622

The Choir
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The Choir

Film at Draíocht / Starring Dustin Hoffman, Kathy Bates, Eddie Izzard ...

Wed 9 Mar 2016 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

From acclaimed director François Girard (The Red Violin) comes the inspirational story of a rebellious kid with a remarkable gift who is challenged by a demanding teacher to make the most unlikely of dreams come true. A stellar ensemble - including two-time Oscar-winner Dustin Hoffman, Oscar-winner Kathy Bates, two-time Emmy winner Eddie Izzard, three-time Oscar-nominee Debra Winger, Josh Lucas (A Beautiful Mind) and Kevin McHale (Glee).

Cert: Film Club / Language: English / Dur: 109 mins

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Foil Arms and Hog - SkiddlyWup
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Foil Arms and Hog - SkiddlyWup

A Collection of Sketches that are tight, loose, improvised and scripted in equal measure ...

Thu 10 Mar 2016 8PM Main Auditorium // €14 / €12 conc / Early Bird: €12 (Book before 09 Jan 2016)

In this year’s show SkiddlyWup, we find out what happens when a white Irish secret agent is sent undercover in Africa to blend in, when two bouncers go on a date and why having a permanent audience in your living room is ‘en vogue’. Dubbed by the critics as ‘Deliriously funny and at times unexpectedly dark’, Foil Arms and Hog have over 4 million hits on YouTube, been heard on BBC4s Sketcharama and were awarded a five star review from The Irish Times for their latest show. They are back with a collection of sketches that are tight, loose, improvised and scripted in equal measure.

Early Bird: €12 (Book before 09 Jan 2016)

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The Irish Language and 1916 - Pobal Gaeilge Cúig Déag

The Irish Language and 1916 - Pobal Gaeilge Cúig Déag

Teanga na Gaeilge agus 1916

Tue 15 Mar 2016 7-9 PM Draíocht Studio // FREE // Dur: 120 mins

Pobal Gaeilge Cúig Déag will be hosting a night to commemorate 1916. The integral role the Irish Language played in the events of the 1916 Rising will be presented by a panel of expert speakers and historians. There will be music on the night from Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann. This event will be presented in Irish with simultaneous translation provided in English on the night.

Beidh Pobal Gaeilge Cúig Déag ag óstáil oíche le 1916 a chomhóradh. Beidh an ról lárnach a bhí ag an Ghaeilge le linn Éirí Amach 1916 curtha i láthair ag saineolaithe teanga agus staire. Beidh ceol ar an oíche ón Chraobh Áitiúil de Chomhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann. Beidh an imeacht seo curtha i láthair i nGaeilge le haistriúchán comhuaineach ar fáil i mBéarla ar an oíche.

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Image credit: www.1916rising.ie

An Evening of Dance 2016

An Evening of Dance 2016

Marian Lennon School of Ballet

Fri 18 - Sat 19 Mar 2016 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €14 conc / €56 family of 4

Join the young energetic dancers as they demonstrate their skills in classical ballet, modern and contemporary dance. There will be something for everyone to enjoy as the young dancers of all ages perform a rich and varied repertoire. This will include the Wizard of OZ and a selection of classical numbers from the Ballets. Don’t miss this exciting show that will have you dancing in your seats!

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Family Day: Rocket Power Jet Pack

Family Day: Rocket Power Jet Pack

Sat 19 Mar 2016 12 NOON-3PM Ground Floor Gallery // FREE

Love to run, like to jump but really want to fly? You definitely need a fire blowing rocket power jet pack. We can help. We will supply the plastic bottles, your imagination will supply the fuel. 

FAMILY DAY NOTES: SESSIONS ARE FREE, BUT SPACE IS LIMITED SO PRE-BOOKING ADVISED. 

NEW HOURLY SESSION TIMES ARE:
SESSION 1: 12.00PM-12.50PM
SESSION 2: 1PM-1.50PM
SESSION 3: 2PM-2:50PM - SOLD OUT

MAX 50 PER WORKSHOP // Dress for Mess / Unless otherwise stated workshops are designed for children from 5-10 years, though younger and older siblings are welcome to take part / Please be aware that Draíocht’s Family days are not designed for groups / All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child!

Booking by phone: 01-8852622.


 

The Showcase

The Showcase

With Special Guest Appearance by the band AGE

Mon 21 Mar 2016 8PM Main Auditorium // €10

The Showcase will promote the considerable talents of musicians studying with local music tutor Gerry Culloty. The concert will include a special guest appearance by the band AGE, who appeared on ‘The Late Late Toy Show’ (2013) and the official launch of the album ‘Five Acts Play’; an album of original songs/compositions by five diverse music acts. In addition, The Showcase will feature a variety of other highly talented solo and group acts. For an evening of diverse, original, quality music The Showcase is a must see.

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Roman Holiday
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Roman Holiday

Film at Draíocht

Wed 23 Mar 2016 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc / Early Bird: €5 (book before 09 Jan 2016)

With Audrey Hepburn luminous in her American debut, Roman Holiday is as funny as it is beautiful, and sets the standard for the modern romantic comedy. A princess plays hooky from her royal duties for 24 hours with an American newspaper reporter, Joe Bradley (played by Gregory Peck). This is one of Hollywood's most sweetly romantic films - a frothy, modern telling of the Cinderella story, in reverse, with Audrey Hepburn in her first major role (which earned her the only Oscar of her career).

Cert: Film Club / Language: English / Dur: 120 mins

Early Bird: €5 (book before 09 Jan 2016)


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"Only the big screen can do justice to its scintillating monochrome images." Observer UK

"Immaculately directed by William Wyler and written and played with style and grace, this is a film to treasure, both for its endearing action and marvelous performances." Radio Times

REBEL REBEL
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REBEL REBEL

Aisling O'Mara and Robbie O'Connor / ANU Productions

Thu 24 Mar 2016 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €16 / €12 conc / Early Bird: €12 (book before 09 Jan 2016) // Dur: 60 mins

Dublin, 24 April 1916. Dropping their costumes in the dressing room, two of lreland's leading actors abandon their matinee of Yeats’ Cathleen Ni Houlihan, the play which more than any other in the Abbey’s repertoire symbolised the link between the cultural revival and the Irish revolution. Instead, they take their revolvers and march to Dublin Castle. Inciting each other all the way, they fire the first shots of the rebellion changing the course of Irish history.

Created by LIR graduates Aisling O'Mara and Robbie O'Connor and Directed by Louise Lowe for Show in a Bag 2015, Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival, the critically acclaimed REBEL REBEL played to sold-out houses for the duration of the run and was nominated for the Bewley's Little Gem Award (Most Exciting Production under 60 mins). This historical play (derived from real-life testimonies) chronicles the eventful first hour of the 1916 Easter Rebellion when two Abbey actors, Helena Molony and Sean Connolly take over Dublin Castle, leading to him being fatally shot in her arms on the roof of City Hall.

Some adult content Age 14+

Early Bird: €12 (book before 09 Jan 2016)

The Magic Bookshop
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The Magic Bookshop

Monkeyshine Theatre Company

Sat 26 Mar 2016 12 noon / 1.15pm / 2.45pm / 4.15pm [limited capacity of 25 per show] Draíocht Studio // €7 adults / €5 children / Age 5+ yrs / Dur: 30 mins

12 noon
1.15pm
2.45pm - ALMOST SOLD OUT
4.15pm - ALMOST SOLD OUT


Welcome to The Magic Bookshop! It’s a treasure trove of wonders where second hand books flock together and their stories hop from the pages.

Peter and John work at the new arrivals desk. Great heaps of books have to be sorted and catagorized and sometimes sent to the dreaded shredder. The two friends do their very best to make sure every book gets a new life and that none of the magic is lost.
Step inside this unusual shop, swap a book and and maybe even take a little of the magic home with you.

Audiences are invited to bring gently used books to swap.

Monkeyshine presents spell binding, warm hearted theatre for audiences of all generations, made with wonder and passion and sprinkled with magic!

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Deirdre O’Kane - 1DEE
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Deirdre O’Kane - 1DEE

Moone Boy's Mother makes a welcome return to Stand Up Comedy!

Sat 26 Mar 2016 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €16 conc

After a seven year break from stand-up, during which she had babies, made a movie in Vietnam and became the mother of Moone Boy, Deirdre O’Kane returns with a brand new show. She is older but is she wiser? What has she learned from being a stay at home mum, achieving the glory of middle-age and chasing after collagen as it attempts to leave her life forever?
She reveals all (well nearly all) in her new show!

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"She dazzles the audience from start to finish." The Sunday Times

"Unique Star Quality." The Guardian

Swing
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Swing

Fishamble: The New Play Company

Thu 31 Mar 2016 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €14 conc / Early Bird: €12 (Book before 09 Jan 2016) // Dur: 60 mins

An international hit, fresh from New York, Paris, Edinburgh and New Zealand. A comedy about dancing and music and love and not settling and feeling like an eejit and being brave and having doubts and trying your best and trying new things and thinking outside the box and seeing things clearly and living as well as you can and giving it a lash. With rock and roll music. It'll make you want to dance.

Starring Arthur Riordan and Gene Rooney.
Written by Steve Blount, Peter Daly, Gavin Kostick and Janet Moran.
Developed as part of Show in a Bag, an artist development initiative of Dublin Fringe Festival, Fishamble: The New Play Company and Irish Theatre Institute to resource theatre makers and actors.
Fishamble: The New Play Company is funded by the Arts Council and Dublin City Council. Its international touring is supported by Culture Ireland.

Early Bird: €12 (Book before 09 Jan 2016)

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"Winning.. charming.. you want to join them on the floor' CRITICS' PICK" ★★★★★ New York Times

"Funny, inspirational and heart-warming.. big Fringe hit." ★★★★★ The Scotsman

"A treat of a show, go on, go on, go on - just go." ★★★★★ Herald Scotland

"Funny, warm, and well produced, with a rousing finale that’s enough to make you kick up your own heels." ★★★★★ Irish Theatre Magazine

"Try Swing. You’d really be an eejit not to." ★★★★ Broadway Baby

Duke Special - Piano and Pages
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Duke Special - Piano and Pages

Fri 1 Apr 2016 8PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €18 conc

Duke Special is returning to Ireland in 2016 in a series of solo shows covering much of the country and we are thrilled to welcome him to Draíocht for the first time.

This will be a magical show exploring forgotten old dusty manuscripts along with songs from his most recent and well-received album, "Look out machines!", not to mention many of the usual live favourites ...
Many people are aware of Duke's platinum album ‘Songs From The Deep Forest’, and the hit song ‘Freewheel’, but many may be surprised by the cultural breadth of his other work. His creative talents have seen him involved in projects as diverse as writing the theme tune for the Irish Sesame Street to writing the music for and appearing in Deborah Warner’s critically acclaimed 2009 production of Bertolt Brecht’s ‘Mother Courage and Her Children’ at London’s National Theatre. He has presented a documentary on the life of '50s megastar Ruby Murray,  has been commissioned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York to write a series of original songs based on photographs for their exhibition of the photographers Stieglitz, Steichen, and Strand. He has performed with orchestras such as the Ulster and RTE Concert orchestras and has finished an unfinished musical by Kurt Weill based on Huckleberry Finn.

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Forgotten / Silent / Underneath
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Forgotten / Silent / Underneath

Fishamble: The New Play Company’s Trilogy by Pat Kinevane

Sat 2 Apr - Sat 11 Jun 2016 8PM Main Auditorium // Early Bird: €15 (Book before 09 Jan 2016) / Age 14+

SAT 02 APR 8PM  Forgotten
SAT 07 MAY 8PM  Silent
SAT 11 JUN 8PM  Underneath

Book for 1 show at €18 / €16 conc per ticket
Book for 2 shows at €16 / €14 conc per ticket
Book for 3 shows at €15 / €13 conc per ticket
TO BOOK MULTIPLE SHOWS, PLEASE PHONE BOX OFFICE ON 01-8852622

Early Bird: €15 (Book before 09 Jan 2016)

After almost ten years of touring nationally and internationally, to great critical acclaim, Fishamble: The New Play Company makes a welcome return to Draíocht with a trilogy of plays written and performed by Pat Kinevane and Directed by Jim Culleton. These three plays are full of Kinevane's characteristic humour and darkness, matched with his unique performance style and the expertise of Fishamble.


Forgotten / SAT 02 APR 8PM / Dur: 80 mins
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Silent / SAT 07 MAY 8PM / Dur: 90 mins
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Underneath  / SAT 11 JUN 8PM / Dur: 90 mins
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Fishamble: The New Play Company is a multi-award winning company dedicated to the discovery, development and production of new work for the theatre. Fishamble is funded by the Arts Council and Dublin City Council. Its international touring is supported by Culture Ireland.
www.fishamble.com

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Forgotten by Pat Kinevane
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Forgotten by Pat Kinevane

Fishamble: The New Play Company

Sat 2 Apr 2016 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €16 conc / Age 14+

‘Has no one a skitter o’ dignity left?’ … Flor wants to bath himself … Dora wants her chowder now … Gustus wants his house back …  Eucharia wants to make an announcement …

With exhilarating theatricality and haunting honesty, Kinevane’s captivating performance brings to life these sometimes forgotten voices of society. Now in its seventh year of touring Ireland and abroad, Forgotten has been performed in over 100 performances to audiences in England, Scotland, France, Czech Republic, Iceland, Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey, as well as in the U.S. to New York, Boston, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles.

‘beautifully written and vivid … uniquely memorable’ The New Yorker
‘Drop everything. Book now … captivating, moving and - yes - even unforgettable' The Irish Times
‘an incredibly moving piece of theatre … unequivocally beautiful’   The Scotsman

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Oliver!

Oliver!

St Mochtas National School

Wed 6 - Sat 9 Apr 2016 Main Auditorium // €16 / €12 conc

GOING ON PUBLIC SALE ON 22 FEB 2016

WED 06-FRI 08 APRIL: 7.30PM
SAT 09 APRIL:  2PM & 7.30PM


St Mochta’s National School are delighted to present the much loved, family musical Oliver! Based on Charles Dickens' famous novel, it tells the story of orphan Oliver who hooks up with a gang of pickpockets, led by Fagin. In true Dickens' style coincidence abounds. The musical contains such favourites as Food Glorious Food, Where is Love?, Consider Yourself, I’d Do Anything and As Long As He Needs Me. Come along and be transported to Victorian London by the talented boys and girls of St Mochta’s.

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Tales of the City – 100 Years in Song

Tales of the City – 100 Years in Song

Coolmine Musical Society

Fri 15 - Sat 16 Apr 2016 8PM Main Auditorium // €15

From streets broad and narrow to streets with no name! In this significant year, Coolmine MS presents a musical celebration of our capital city. Discover Dublin - from the Pillar to the Spire, from parlour songs to urban sounds with lots of musical memories along the way. We celebrate the best of Dublin through 100 years of music, dance and stories, with a show that will make you proud of our city's great musical heritage.

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The Spirit of Irish Folk - Chris Kavanagh & Guests
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The Spirit of Irish Folk - Chris Kavanagh & Guests

Remembering the Late Great Balladeers

Fri 22 Apr 2016 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €15 conc / Early Bird: €14 (Book by 08 April 2016)

For as long as anyone can remember, Ireland has been richly blessed with wonderfully talented composers, singers and entertainers. 
From the days of Percy French and John McCormack in the early 1900’s, and later on with The Clancys, The Dubliners, Pecker Dunne & Jim McCann to name but a few, our singers and writers have touched the hearts and souls of millions of people. Even as the years fly by, new generations are captivated and inspired by our gifted writers and balladeers from bygone days.

Chris Kavanagh was raised on Irish folk and is well known as the lead singer of successful band “The Legend Of Luke Kelly”. He has performed with The Dubliners on several occasions and appears on their 50th Anniversary DVD which was recorded in Dublin’s Vicar St. He has made it his mission to honour our great folk heroes on the live stage. His new show “The Spirit of Irish Folk” will take you on a musical journey through Ireland in times gone by and Chris will also perform some of his own songs which have been so influenced by the magic of his folk heroes of the past. Our late great balladeers.

Early Bird: €14 (Book before 08 April 2016)

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Reach for the Stars 2016

Reach for the Stars 2016

The Norma Breen Theatre School

Sat 23 Apr 2016 8PM Main Auditorium // €25

The Norma Breen Theatre School presents an energetic and fast-moving evening of song and dance, showcasing the children's talents with well-known celebrity guests. Produced and Directed by Norma Breen.

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Maloney’s Dream / Brionglóid Maloney
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Maloney’s Dream / Brionglóid Maloney

Branar Téatar do Pháistí / In association with Roscommon Arts Centre

Thu 28 - Sat 30 Apr 2016 Main Auditorium // €7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class / Age 8+ yrs / Dur: 60 mins

THU 28 APRIL / 10AM       /  ALMOST SOLD OUT
THU 28 APRIL / 12 NOON /
FRI 29 APRIL  / 10AM       / 
FRI 29 APRIL  / 12 NOON  /  SOLD OUT
SAT 30 APRIL /  2PM        / 

When one man's dream of a new beginning collided with the birth of a nation...
To mark the centenary celebrations of the 1916 Rising, Branar have created a new show for audiences of all ages called Maloney’s Dream. 

Maloney's Dream is a theatre show which is set against the background of Easter week 1916. Thaddeus Maloney has a dream to open a new hotel on Sackville St (now O’Connell Street) on the Easter Monday. With a fantastically talented ensemble cast, set design by Maeve Clancy, original score by Michael Chang and puppets by Suse Reibeisch this will be a treat of a show for all ages. It’s a bilingual show that is jam packed with live music, physical theatre and puppetry.

A special educational website has been developed which aims to help schools to negotiate the vast amount of information available about 1916.
ENJOY A TOUR OF THE WEBSITE ... HERE ... 

The resources on the website look at the life of a child in 1915/16, the events that happen as they happened month on month in the 6 months prior to the Rising.
There are useful links to images and videos of the time. www.maloneysdream.ie

Kindly supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, Foras Na Gaeilge, Galway City & County Councils and RTE Supporting the Arts.

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The Big Fellow by Declan Gorman
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The Big Fellow by Declan Gorman

Based on Frank O’Connor’s Biography of Michael Collins

Fri 29 Apr 2016 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €10 / €8 conc

Draíocht audiences will be treated to a once-off sneak preview of Declan Gorman's much-anticipated new play prior to its world premiere at the 2016 Drogheda Arts Festival. With original sound design by ex-Waterboys composer, Colin Blakey,The Big Fellow is a non-stop, edge-of-your-seat theatrical adventure, laced with humour and scenes of daring and intrigue. It presents the compelling story of Michael Collins: his rise from unknown volunteer in the GPO to military leader who brought down an empire only to meet his untimely death at the hands of former comrades. Much more than a straightforward dramatisation of the life of a hero, however, this is also the story of his biographer, the literary genius Frank O’Connor, who witnessed traumatic scenes as a timid adolescent soldier fighting against Collins and is now seeking to make reparation. As The Big Fellow is conjured to unruly and mischievous life by his writer, the epic tale of the birth of a nation is re-lived by both men: the one who survived it and came to understand the disappointment that inevitably follows the dream and the tragic hero who perished in his effort to broker a waking compromise.

Presented by Co-Motion Media In association with Drogheda Arts Festival.
Original music by Colin Blakey. Script developed with the support of The Abbey Theatre.
Dur 2hrs 15mins (inc interval) / Age 13+

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"Frank O’Connor is doing for Ireland what Chekhov did for Russia." William Butler Yeats

"Declan Gorman writes and directs with an innate knowledge of theatre and a mastery of vernacular language." The Irish News

Jimmy White in Conversation with Eddie Rowley
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Jimmy White in Conversation with Eddie Rowley

Fri 6 May 2016 8PM Main Auditorium // €25 / €22 conc

One of the most popular snooker players ever to pick up a cue, Jimmy White talks to acclaimed journalist Eddie Rowley about his life both on the table and behind the scenes in the world of snooker. The highs – 33 tournament wins, World Doubles Champion (with Alex Higgins), wild nights with Higgins, Kirk Stevens and Showbiz stars like Ronnie Wood. And the lows – gambling and of course his battle with drugs. Jimmy tells it all in his straight forward and often hilarious way.

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Silent by Pat Kinevane
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Silent by Pat Kinevane

Fishamble: The New Play Company

Sat 7 May 2016 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €16 conc / Age 14+ // Dur: 90 mins (no interval)

‘Hopeless, helpless, in-the-way person’ … Homeless McGoldrig once had splendid things. But he has lost it all - including his mind. He now dives into the wonderful wounds of his past through the romantic world of Rudolph Valentino, in this brave, bold, beautiful production.

‘passionate one-man show… stunning’. New York Times
‘a must-see if ever there was one’  The List
‘unflinching, intensely physical performance … bristling with black humour'. The Scotsman
‘fabulous dance of whirling words'    The Herald
'dazzling theatricality' The Guardian
‘remarkable…to be in that audience was to experience a rare synergy between performer and the performed-to...Marvellous’ Irish Independent


Fishamble: The New Play Company is a multi-award winning company dedicated to the discovery, development and production of new work for the theatre. Fishamble is funded by the Arts Council and Dublin City Council. Its international touring is supported by Culture Ireland. www.fishamble.com

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READ MORE ... Fishamble Trilogy ... Forgotten / Silent / Underneath

David O’Doherty Live 2016
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David O’Doherty Live 2016

We Are All in the Gutter, But Some of Us Are Looking at David O'Doherty

Thu 12 May 2016 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €16 conc

David O’Doherty, the Lidl Enya, the broken Bublé, is delighted to present a new hour of talking and songs played on a stupid keyboard from 1986. Life is like a box of chocolates, but one where somebody else has eaten all the chocolates. And replaced them with mouse heads and dishwasher tablets.

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The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh 2016
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The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh 2016

The Ultimate Classic Rock Double Tribute

Sat 14 May 2016 8PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €16 conc

After 20 years of packing the crowds in The Illegals remain as popular as ever with audiences up and down the country. Join them again at Draíocht to celebrate their two decades as one of the best live bands around with their classic-rock tribute show to the music of the Eagles and Fleetwood Mac. The show will feature a special tribute to Glenn Frey - founding member of The Eagles and icon of the West Coast sound who we said goodbye to in January this year.
Fronted by the fabulous Niamh Kavanagh, The Illegals always put on a formidable show, digging deep into the Eagles and Fleetwood Mac back-catalogues. This entertaining three-hours of vocal harmony, superb musicianship, unforgettable songs and great fun are served up by a band at the top of its game. You’ll hear all the classics from Eagles and Fleetwood Mac: Hotel California, The Chain, Desperado, Dreams and more - as well as outstanding solo-career tracks from Glenn Frey, Stevie Nicks, Don Henley and Joe Walsh.

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"Outstanding - The Rolls-Royce of Irish Rock." RTE

"Simply Stunning." The BBC

Annual Celebration Concert - Fingal Youth Orchestra

Annual Celebration Concert - Fingal Youth Orchestra

Sun 15 May 2016 7PM Main Auditorium // €12 / €10 conc

Following their hugely successful collaboration with Carlow Youth Orchestra at the IAYO Festival of Youth Orchestras in the National Concert Hall, February this year, FYO are delighted to present their Annual Celebration Concert. Comprising of roughly 60 members, FYO nurtures the orchestral playing of musicians ranging from 8 to 18 years of age. The four musical staff members work together tirelessly to bring out the best in each and every player. FYO fosters a love for orchestral playing, cultivating musical talent and musical appreciation in an atmosphere of enjoyment and teamwork. Spanning a huge repertoire of music, from concertos to pop songs, FYO adopts a non-competitive and motivational approach to all its activities. 

www.fingalorchestra.ie

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CARE
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CARE

WillFredd Theatre Company

Thu 19 May 2016 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €14 conc / Groups 10+ €14 / Early Bird: €14 (Book before 08 April 2016)

On a hilltop in Blanchardstown, staff are working around the clock. They make tea. They paint nails. They refill syringe drivers. Some pray. Some don’t. Everyone they care for is dying.

WillFredd Theatre’s CARE gives audiences an insight into the day-to-day world of Hospice Staff. Developed over a year spent in consultation with Irish Hospices, CARE fuses movement, live music and theatre, celebrating the people who help you live until you die. Every word, sound and image in CARE is drawn from daily Hospice life. With a little bit of Elvis thrown in for good measure.

WillFredd Theatre is one of Ireland's leading young theatre companies. They have presented work in 2015 at Dublin Theatre Festival (BEES!), Dublin Dance Festival (JOCKEY) and the Abbey Theatre (FOLLOW). 

Early Bird: €14 (Book before 08 April 2016)

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"Constantly inventive, affectionate and beautifully performed." The Irish Times

Starkids on Stage 2016

Starkids on Stage 2016

Fri 20 - Sat 21 May 2016 Main Auditorium // €15 / €12 conc

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FRI 20 MAY 7PM
SAT 21 MAY 2PM & 7PM

Come join the cast of Starkids for an evening of excitement and entertainment as they showcase their talents with excerpts from Dumbo, Peter Pan, Cinderella, Grease, Aladdin and Mulan. The cast of Starkids are aged 3-18 years. You will enjoy an evening of song, dance and drama from these amazingly talented children. A must for all the family.
For details of Classes and Summer Camps check us out on www.starkids.ie

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Cheshire Cats by Gail Young
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Cheshire Cats by Gail Young

Coolmine Drama Circle

Tue 24 - Sat 28 May 2016 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €16 / €13 conc

Grown women, aching feet and charity; Cheshire Cats is a cross between a girl's night out and a real mission to support a cause close to many hearts. This is the story of a group of women planning to participate in the Moonwalk in aid of the Breast Cancer Charity. Five women are attempting to walk 13 miles in their decorated bras and brand new runners, but the sixth member of their team doesn't seem up for the challenge. It follows this team of women training for and participating in the charity race and is a comic drama to pay tribute to charity walkers, race organisers and marshals everywhere. 

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Vladimir Jablokov - ​One Night in Vienna
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Vladimir Jablokov - ​One Night in Vienna

Vladimir Jablokov & Guests

Thu 26 May 2016 8PM Main Auditorium // €25 / €23 conc

Vladimir is delighted to announce the return of his warmly received classical show 'One Night In Vienna'. Join him as he plays some of the most beautiful classical melodies from the Romantic era of The Strauss Family. This very special show will highlight the more traditional side of Vladimir’s musical spectrum. Having wowed audiences across the nation with the stunning 'Two Brothers' show, his family favourite 'Viennese Christmas' and his classics-meets-rock-meets jazz fusion 'Classical Twist'; One Night In Vienna is a show devoted to the evergreen classical touch stones.
Expect to hear The Blue Danube, The Voices of Spring, the Tritsch-Tratsch Polka, the Radetzky March, the Merry Widow Waltz, Beer Barrel Polka and many more favourites you know and love.  

As well as being a showcase for Vladimir’s virtuoso violin skills, ‘One Night In Vienna’ also features an ensemble of hand-picked musicians and some of his family members. In addition, the concert also features solo spots from special guest Soprano and Tenor Sean Costello.

Baker and Rose
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Baker and Rose

Don Baker and Clara Rose

Fri 27 May 2016 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €16 conc / Early Bird: €15 (Book before 08 April 2016)

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Don Baker … Legendary Irish singer, songwriter, guitarist and harmonica player has teamed up with emerging unique vocalist and songwriter, Clara Rose to create an unforgettable show featuring their own music and collaborations from their new album. The man affectionately known as ‘The Don’ became a professional musician in 1973. His expressive skills on the harmonica have drawn accolades from artists as varied as Bono and Christy Moore. His recent role in popular Irish soap ‘Fair City’ has cemented Baker into a household name. He is due to star in an Irish made feature film in 2016 called ‘Turvey Town’.
Clara Rose has been writing and performing her original music for 10 years. With her Monaghan roots she has had many successful shows here including annual gigs at the Harvest Time Blues Festival. Her acclaimed solo releases lead her to feature as an artist on Don’s, ‘My Songs, My Friends’ (2013). In this show they present their new collaborative album of original blues and home-grown country roots which promises to be a gorgeous exponent of the genres in this collaboration of ‘kindred spirits’.
www.donbaker.ie
www.clararosemusic.com

Early Bird: €15 (Book before 08 April 2016)

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Dublin 15 Guitar Summer Concert

Dublin 15 Guitar Summer Concert

Mon 30 May 2016 7.30PM Draíocht Studio // €15

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Following on from the success of last years event, the Summer Concert returns, showcasing the musical talents of students studying with local guitar tutor, John McLoughlin at Dublin15Guitar.com. The concert will feature a selection of music acts, young and mature, on electric and acoustic guitar, performing both instrumental pieces and songs. A positive and relaxed atmosphere allows students to flourish and enjoy the experience of performing.

Underneath by Pat Kinevane
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Underneath by Pat Kinevane

Fishamble: The New Play Company

Sat 11 Jun 2016 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €16 conc / Age 14+ // Dur: 90 mins (no interval)

‘You never know what’s around the corner, do ya?’ … Sticks and stones didn't break Her bones, but words and pointing crushed Her. Is Beauty really only skin deep? Does Ugliness hide somewhere deeper? This stunning play is a blackly comic, rich and vivid tale of a life lived in secret, a testament to the people who live on the fringes, under the nose of everyday life. It explores the surface and what lies underneath.
'extraordinary … sit back and enjoy.' New York Times
'brilliant...striking...excellent'  Irish Times
'intensely physical...beautifully presented'  Sunday Business Post
‘extraordinary…stunning…ninety of the most perfect minutes you’ll spend’    Scotsman

Fishamble: The New Play Company is a multi-award winning company dedicated to the discovery, development and production of new work for the theatre. Fishamble is funded by the Arts Council and Dublin City Council. Its international touring is supported by Culture Ireland. www.fishamble.com

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READ MORE ... Fishamble Trilogy ... Forgotten / Silent / Underneath