How to Keep an Alien
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How to Keep an Alien

Rough Magic Theatre Company / Written & Performed by Sonya Kelly

Sat 31 Oct 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €14 conc / Early Bird: €14 (book before 09 Sept 2015)

A story about falling in love and proving it to the government.
Sonya Kelly (The Wheelchair on my Face) is back with a tearfully funny, hilariously tender and exquisite new memoir about securing an Irish visa for her Australian partner on the cusp of deportation.
They met. They fell in love. Now all they have to do is prove it to the government.
Join her madcap odyssey from the stony townlands of Offaly to the leafy depths of the Queensland bush.
It’s a tricky business coming from opposite ends of the earth. It takes an Olympian will and the heart of whale, but above all else, paperwork. It takes a hell of a lot of paperwork.

WINNER Best Production (Tiger Dublin Fringe 2014)

Early Bird: €14 (book before 09 Sept 2015)


"Exquisite." ★★★★★ The Irish Times

"Inventive and delightfully magnetic theatre." ★★★★★ The Herald

"Unflaggingly hilarious." Sunday Independent

"This show is simply 'beautiful' and you won't want to miss it." ★★★★★ The Public Reviews

"" ★★★★★ The Outmost

Tom Crean Antartic Explorer
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Tom Crean Antartic Explorer

Play on Words Theatre / Written and Performed by Aidan Dooley

Thu 5 - Fri 6 Nov 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €14 conc / Early Bird: €14 (book before 09 Sept 2015)

Tom Crean, the intrepid Antarctic explorer and one of Ireland’s unsung heroes, is brought to life in this dramatic and humorous solo performance by Aidan Dooley. Hear the riveting true stories of Crean’s Antarctic explorations as one of the few men to serve with both Scott and Shackleton and to survive the three famous expeditions: Discovery (1901 – 1904); Terra Nova (1910 – 1913); and Endurance (1914 - 1916). Crean’s story is a testament of human fortitude against all the elements of the Antarctic, his 36 mile, solitary trek to base camp during the Terra Nova expedition to rescue his comrades Teddy Evans and William Lashly has been described by Antarctic historians as “the finest feat of individual heroism from the entire age of exploration”. He was subsequently awarded the Albert Medal for his bravery.

This multi-award winning show has now played critically acclaimed sell-out performances throughout Ireland, USA, Australia, Europe and the UK.
Fringe First Award Winner - Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2006
Best Solo Performance Award Winner - New York International Fringe Festival 2003
Outstanding Performance Award nomination - Elliot Norton Theatre Critics Award Boston 2006
Best Actor nomination - Dublin Fringe Festival 2003
Adelaide Fringe Award nomination - Best Theatre Work by Established Artiste 2007

Early Bird: €14 (book before 09 Sept 2015)


"A remarkable and uplifting piece of theatre, gives everything and asks nothing." Emer O’Kelly, Sunday Independent Dublin

"This magnificent revelation of a fascinating character simply compels a standing ovation." Gerry Colgan, The Irish Times

"You will go to the end of the earth to find theatre this rewarding." Murray Bramwell, The Australian

"An unparalleled portrayal." Gina Bellafante, New York Times