Mini Music Academy
National Music Day 2013
To celebrate National Music Day 2013 come along to the Mini Music Academy’s Workshops, which promise to be fun, interactive, social and educational. There’ll be singing, rhythm games, the use of percussion instruments and an introduction to the great composers through storytelling and movement to music, designed and delivered by Castleknock School of Music. To accommodate all ages, the workshops are spread over 2 days. Places are limited, booking through Draíocht’s Box Office on 01 885 2622.
FRI 21 JUN // DRAÍOCHT WORKSHOP ROOM // €5
Time Workshop Age
10.30am-11.00am Baby Butterflies 6-12 mths
11.15am-11.45am Busy Babies 12-24 mths
12.00pm-12.30pm Bonny Bluebirds 2-3 yrs
12.45pm-1.15pm Red Robins 3-4 yrs
SAT 22 JUN // DRAÍOCHT WORKSHOP ROOM // €5
Time Workshop Age
10.30am-11.00am Busy Babies 12-24 mths
11.15am-11.45am Pink Bears 4-5 yrs
12.00pm-12.30pm Yellow Bunnies 5-6 yrs
12.45pm-1.15pm Green Frogs 6-7 yrs
Mini Music Academy Workshop Notes: Please respect the age limits on each workshop. Each child needs to be accompanied by an adult. Younger/older siblings and babies will not be permitted into the class. Please arrive 5 minutes before the class starts.
Stagezone on Stage 2013
Stagezone Theatre School is proud to present another spectacular show with great dance routines, singing and comedy. This highly entertaining production for all the family, will showcase the amazing talent of the students with excerpts from some of the top West End musicals. Our junior members will present a new musical 'Humpty Dumpty' specially written for their age group featuring many fairy tale characters as they try to solve the mystery of whether Humpty was pushed or, did he fall?
Students’ Summer Showcase
This concert is designed to showcase the musical talents of students studying with local music tutors, Mr. John McLoughlin (Guitar) and Mr. Gerry Culloty (Drums/Guitar). The concert will feature a diverse range of music ‘acts’; the focal instruments being the guitar (Electric and Acoustic) and the drumkit. A wide range of students (young and ‘mature’), will perform both instrumental pieces and songs; giving students a platform to perform in a concert setting. It is the aim of Mr. McLoughlin and Mr. Culloty to create a positive and relaxed atmosphere; to allow students to flourish and enjoy the experience of performing.
A documentary play about the bank guarantee / Fishamble: The New Play Company
On the night of September 29, 2008, the Taoiseach and Minister for Finance decided to guarantee Ireland’s banks – to the tune of €440 billion. Guaranteed! tells the story of that night, and how they got there. Written by journalist and documentary-maker Colin Murphy, and based on official documents and off-the-record interviews, Guaranteed! reconstructs Ireland’s banking boom and bust – as it was seen from inside the corridors of power. An ensemble of actors plays a myriad of ministers, bankers and bureaucrats as they wrestle with the unfolding crisis. You will come away informed, enraged and perhaps a little heart-broken. We have stripped back our assets for a recession-friendly, bare-bones presentation where we will hold on to our scripts, while you can hold on to your wallets.
Starring Peter Daly, Peter Hanly, Darragh Kelly, Mark Lambert and Caitríona Ní Mhurchú. Directed by Conall Morrision.
Fishamble: The New Play Company is funded by the Arts Council and Dublin City Council. Its international touring is supported by Culture Ireland.
Contains some adult content and strong language. Age 14+.
Stay with us after the show for a Free Post Show Discussion with 'Guaranteed' writer Colin Murphy, Tom Lyons (Author of The Fitzpatrick Tapes) and other special guests.
How You Doin!
Native New Yorker Aidan Bishop began his comedy career in his hometown and since relocating to Dublin he has become one of the top comics working today, best known as resident MC of the International Comedy Club in Dublin for the past 10 years. Aidan has shared the stage with the very best including John Bishop, Zach Galifianakis, Kevin Bridges, Jimmy Carr, Des Bishop, Ardal O'Hanlon, Louis CK, Bill Burr and Steward Francis. In 2011 Aidan had a sold out run in the Edinburgh Fringe festival with his critically acclaimed solo show MISSPELLED - an hour long stand up show about being diagnosed with dyslexia. If you want a 100% guaranteed laugh with high quality experienced stand up, Aidan is the man to see.
Early Bird: €10 (book before 31 Mar 2013)
Contains some adult content and strong language.
"A bright future ahead no doubt … a solid presence well worth catching" The Irish Times
FAMILY DAY: MAKE A SNAKE
Come along and learn how to make a wriggling, worming snake with our artists. Using cardboard, string, paper and pasta shapes. You can make a friendly or fierce one - just as long as it doesn’t bite!
Family Day Notes:
No booking necessary – just drop in at any stage / Dress for Mess/ Unless otherwise stated these activities 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!
The Family / Heroin
THEATREclub Double Bill
Be one of the first people to see the first two parts of THEATREclub's epic trilogy about Ireland - THE FAMILY and HEROIN are Parts 1 and 2 of the story of our countries social history. This is an evening of fun and tears that promises to make you think about who we are and where do we go from here …
Come and watch The Family fight, love and try to make dinner. They will cry and stare as funds get thinner. BUT the family love each other, ‘cos after all, you can choose your friends! At a time when the very fabric of the nation is being called into question, THEATREclub are making a play that explodes the idea of the contemporary Irish family and helps us to understand where to go from here.
Heroin, written and Directed by Grace Dyas, is the story never told – about the new republic - about the people that society has left behind – the story of what was built and then demolished. Winner of 2010’s Spirit of the Fringe Award at Absolut Fringe, THEATREclub’s visionary production is a hard-hitting investigation charting 40 years of heroin use and abuse in Ireland.
Contains adult content and strong language - over 16’s.
THE FAMILY / WED 10-THURS 11 JULY, 8PM
DOUBLE BILL OPTION:
THE FAMILY / FRI 12-SAT 13 JULY, 7PM
HEROIN / FRI 12-SAT 13 JULY, 9PM
Single Show: TICKETS: €18 / €14 conc
Book for 2 Shows: TICKETS: €28 / €20 conc
The Family: 75 mins (no interval)
Heroin: 90 mins (no interval)
Double-Bill: The Family / Interval 30 mins / Heroin
SUMMER PROJECTS 2013
WRITE, RECORD, PERFORM
MON 15 - FRI 19 JULY 2013 // 10AM-4PM //
AGE 10-15 YRS // €55
This song-school summer course is for young people interested in writing and recording songs, performing them in concert, making a video, learning about music technology and meeting people who love music as much as they do. This course will include a performance evening for family and friends.
MON 29 JULY- FRI 02 AUG 2013
WORKSHOP A 6-8 YRS // 11AM-12NOON // €25
WORKSHOP B 9-12 YRS // 1PM- 3PM // €40
During this week we will work with lots of different art mediums, such as paint, clay and material and experiment with lots of different crafts in a fun and creative environment. Please respect age limits, dress for mess and don’t worry about colouring outside the lines!
TASTE OF THEATRE
MON 19 – THUR 22 AUG 2013
WORKSHOP A: 9-13 YRS // 10.30AM-1PM // €20
WORKSHOP B: 14-18 YRS // 1.30PM–5PM // €30 (PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE FROM PRINTED SEASON BROCHURE)
Come along to this series of workshops, where you will get a chance to find out more about theatre. These classes will be a mixture of games, improvisation, voice work, working from script and performance.
Summer Projects can be booked directly with Box Office on 01-885 2622.
Battle of the Local Bands Sept 2013
Presented by Miniature Jack
GOING ON SALE SHORTLY
Continuing on from their successful first year, Miniature Jack will host the second heat for their annual local Battle of the Bands. This event will showcase three local bands who will compete to be a part of the final due to take place in December. There will be a performance by Miniature Jack on the night as they get ready to release their debut EP ‘A Man’s Best Friend’ in October. This is the perfect opportunity for music lovers to get behind and support local bands. All welcome! Tickets are €6.
Replay Theatre Company Northern Ireland
GOING ON SALE SHORTLY
FRI 13 – SAT 14 SEPT
Main Auditorium Stage // €5 / Age 0-18 months
A magical world of voices and moving pictures
For babies aged 0-18 months and their grown-ups
BABBLE was developed in creative consultation with local nurseries and a speech therapist and is being brought back by popular demand after its sell-out Spring 2013 tour.
A vocal wonderland made from live voices and video, with music by award-winning composer, David Goodall, BABBLE is performed inside our brand new special Bubble – Replay’s unique portable indoor performance space.
Age 0-18 months
"Beautiful. A very special moment with my baby" Parent
"just an absolutely awesome, chilled-out, fabulous experience" Speech Therapist
"We LOVED BABBLE. My 15 month old was enthralled and so chilled. Thank-you for making his first theatre experience so enjoyable." Parent
Stones in his Pockets
On Q Theatre Company
GOING ON SALE SHORTLY
A hit in Dublin, Edinburgh, Belfast and the West End of London, “Stones in his Pockets” is a sad, hilarious and irresistible two-man show about the filming of a Hollywood epic in rural Ireland (Sunday Times). A pair of extras Charlie and Jake, tell the story by taking on all the roles themselves – including that of the know-nothing siren playing the lead… Marie Jones pulls off an ingenious theatrical trick that has a political kick (Time Out Magazine)
On Q Theatre Company formed in 2007 to produce and stage Ray Cooney’s “Run For Your Wife”. Since then On Q have staged two productions a year and have toured the theatres of Ireland extensively. Based in the North Kildare area, our production team have vast and varied experience in amateur and professional theatre. Our aim is to produce exciting drama to the highest standard.
Tuesdays with Morrie
Breda Cashe Productions
GOING ON SALE SHORTLY
Tuesdays with Morrie is adapted from the phenomenally successful novel by Mitch Albom. It tells the story of Mitch, an accomplished journalist driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Years after graduating, Mitch catches Morrie’s appearance on a television program and learns that his old professor is dying. They are reunited and what starts as a simple visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and a last class in the meaning of life.
"This is a play that might – incredibly, just might – change your life." New York Magazine
"Andrew Murray plays Albom with absolute conviction ranging through the emotions of irritation, guilt and sadness. And Terry Byrne is almost startlingly excellent, utterly believable, physically controlled to perfection." Emer O’Kelly, Sunday Independent
"funny and poignant." Michael Moffatt, Mail on Sunday
"A tender and touching production graced by two fine actors." Evening Echo
GOING ON SALE SHORTLY
Ireland’s top all-female comedy singing sensations The Nualas are back in Draíocht for a night of laugh-your-head off, wet-your-pants, pass-out-from-the-glamour-of-it-all entertainment. In a world where pop stars think nothing of singing in their underwear, The Nualas buck the trend by sporting proper yet unbelievably eyecatching stage attire. You’ll hear Nuala favourites like ‘Manolo’ alongside fabulous all-new classics, such as ‘Sexy Farm Song’, and ‘Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, Why Am I So Fat?’.
Expect scintillating vocal harmony, ambitious choreography, bags of bling, and a night packed solid with craic, laughter, tears, and chat (not necessarily in that order).
"The Nualas are the new rock’n’roll." The Independent
Let Me Entertain You
The Cecilian Theatre Arts
The renowned Cecilian Theatre Arts have staged many award winning productions at Draiocht including, ‘Oklahoma’, ‘Wonderful World of Disney’, ‘A Little Princess the Musical’, ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’, and the most recent being ‘Meet Me in St Louis’ for which the Cecilians won three AIMS awards. They return to Draiocht with another dazzling production, ‘Let Me Entertain You’, an all around vivacious, uplifting, family variety performance. The Cecilians will take you on a journey of song, dance and drama, from the toe tapping classics to the modern hip hop beats. Includes popular music like ‘I dreamed a dream’ from Les Mis, ‘Don’t Cry for me Argentina’ from Evita, ‘When she loved me’ from Toystory and ‘A Little Princess the Musical’.
With guest appearances by the O’Shea School of Irish Dancing, Castleknock Community College Trad Group and the spectacular aerial artist on silk, Ria Murphy from Aerial Cirque.
Director & Producers: Jennifer O'Dowd & Rosalind O'Dowd.
Fri 18 Oct, 8pm / Sat 19 Oct, 3pm & 8pm