The Grandeur of Delusions

The Grandeur of Delusions

Heart & Soul Theatre Company

Tue 15 Sep 2015 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €12 / €10 conc

The Grandeur of Delusions depicts an alcoholic talking to himself through the medium of his delusion, a girl. The absence of love and hugs in childhood is sufficient to manifest itself in oblivion drinking, as they try to fill the void of 'Lacking' which they don't understand - and which only the temporary solution of blackouts can redress, and relieve their suffering. This play deals in an ironic and funny fashion with the trials and tribulations of families in desperation.
Written by Hugh Murphy. Directed by Ann Brophy . Cast: Noelle Brogan and Aaron Jenner.

Age: 15+ (adult themes).

Heart & Soul Theatre Company was formed in 2014 by concerned individuals .Our Artistic Policy is to pursue Truth in Theatre and to promote full length plays that has something to say about the world that surrounds us - and to hopefully encourage young people to attend theatre more often.


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Star of the Sea
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Star of the Sea

Moonfish Theatre & An Taibhdhearc / Dublin Theatre Festival on Tour 2015

Thu 24 - Sat 26 Sep 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €16 conc / Groups: €14 / Early Bird: €14 (Book before 09 Sept 2015)

In the winter of 1847 the famine ship Star of the Sea sets sail for the Promised Land. Among the passengers are a maidservant, a ruined lord and a ruthless murderer. Moving between the wild landscape of Connemara and the claustrophobic confines of the famine ship, this sweeping production charts the lives of the three characters, from the childhoods that shaped them to their final, fateful journey. The voyage comes to life as six performers use projection, physicality, live sound effects and music to conjure the worlds of the characters on a bare stage. Based on the best-selling novel by Joseph O’Connor and a sell-out hit of the 2014 Galway International Arts Festival, Star of the Sea is an inspiring new work told through Moonfish Theatre’s signature bilingual style. Performed through English and Irish.

Devised and performed by Máiréad Ní Chróinín, Ionia Ní Chróinín, Morgan Cooke, Grace Kiely, Zita Monahan & Simon Boyle.
​Contains nudity. Age: 15+

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A Moonfish Theatre and An Taibhdhearc Co-Production / Presented by the Strollers Touring Network. Funded through an Arts Council Touring Grant, with support from Foras Na Gaeilge and Galway City Council. Moonfish Theatre Company is a member of Ag Roinnt, a Branar Téatar theatre resource sharing initiative funded by the Arts Council.

"A lesson in theatre magic … an extraordinary and devastating story." Irish Daily Mail

Luck Just Kissed You Hello by Amy Conroy
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Luck Just Kissed You Hello by Amy Conroy

HotForTheatre and Galway International Arts Festival / Dublin Theatre Festival on Tour 2015

Wed 7 - Thu 8 Oct 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €16 conc / Early Bird: €14 (Book before 09 Sept 2015)

‘You’ve stopped fighting now and are standing beside me. Here we are. My twin, my friend, my me. All gathered to say goodbye.’

How do you say goodbye to your nemesis, your genesis? Laura returns home for the death of her father, but Laura is now Mark. He, along with Gary and Sullivan, must decide on how he is remembered. They must find a way to forgive, find a way to each other and find a way to recognise themselves again. Luck Just Kissed You Hello is a beautiful, relentless and fiercely funny play, exploring the delicate strength it takes to be all that is expected of you.

HotForTheatre creates theatre that provokes, moves and delights in equal measures. Since 2010 the company has enthralled audiences with shows including I ♥ Alice ♥ I, Eternal Rising of the Sun and Break. Having toured their work across three continents they return to Dublin with this anticipated new production. Contains strong language – Age 14+.

Funded through an Arts Council Theatre Project Award.
Directed by Caitriona McLaughlin. Cast: Amy Conroy, Mark Fitzgerald & Will O’Connell.

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"The most ferociously brilliant performer I saw… writes with such passion, conviction, sincerity, humour and attention to detail." The Scotsman

Hooked! by Gillian Grattan
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Hooked! by Gillian Grattan

Verdant Productions / Dublin Theatre Festival on Tour 2015

Sat 10 Oct 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €14 conc // Dur: 80 mins (no interval)

Attractive young Dubliner, Lydia retreats to a small country village in an attempt to escape from her past and reinvent her future. She moves in next door to Tom and Mary, the typical country neighbours, or are they? Lydia quickly becomes the object of curiosity not only for Tom and Mary but the community at large. Tension mounts between the two women, setting in motion a gripping and unexpected chain of events that threatens to expose the secrets and lies bubbling beneath the surface in this small, close-knit rural community.

Starring Steve Blount, Tina Kellegher & Séana Kerslake / Directed by Don Wycherley.

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"Hooked! is a cracker." Emer O’Kelly, Sunday Independent

"Performances are all superb … funny, engaging … more twists than you’d find in a walnut whip!" Waterford News & Star

Ship of Fools

Ship of Fools

Hallelujah! Draíocht’s Community Clown Choir

Wed 21 - Sat 24 Oct 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €16 / €13 conc / €10 (under 12s)

“Welcome to the Ship of Fools. A ship that is neither here nor there. A ship that has left but has not yet arrived. A ship that exists in a moment in time. A moment when you stop being who you are. And you have yet to become who you might be. A ship that sails through the night because that’s when you dream.”

Ship of Fools, a red nose re-telling of Alessandro Baricco’s Novecento, performed by thirty five clowns was developed with Hallelujah! Draíocht’s Community Clown Choir and scripted by Veronica Coburn. A culmination of Coburn’s three year Residency in Draíocht, Ship of Fools is a full blown red nose piece of theatre featuring song and original score. Performed in an intimate setting, Ship of Fools promises to make you laugh, it will make your heart sing and it will most certainly make you consider a journey of your own.

Director Veronica Coburn, Original Score & Musical Arrangement by Debra Salem, Choir Director Louise Foxe, Design Kieran McNulty, Lighting Paul Doran, Production Eamon Fox. 

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)

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"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

Beyond the Brooklyn Sky

Beyond the Brooklyn Sky

Coolmine Drama Circle

Tue 3 - Sat 7 Nov 2015 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €16 / €13 conc

Set in a fishing village in Kerry, the play centres around a reunion of a select number of friends from home and abroad some 20/25 years after ‘emigrating ‘ to New York. Not everyone is a winner but some have more to lose than others. Regret and deceit mixed with envy and the odd Springstein song make for some emotional exchanges with chilling consequences.

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Tom Crean Antarctic Explorer
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Tom Crean Antarctic 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

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"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

White Christmas

White Christmas

Coolmine Musical Society

Tue 10 - Sat 14 Nov 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €17 Tuesday / €20 Wed-Sat

Coolmine Musical Society is delighted to present the Irish amateur première of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas - the stage musical based on the classic 1954 film. The story concerns two ex-army pals, who team up with two sisters, to save the Vermont Inn run by their former commanding officer. Friendship, a little mischief, a few misunderstandings and a lot of romance will give you a magical evening of laughter, tears, dance and some of the greatest songs ever written – including the legendary White Christmas.

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The Unlucky Cabin Boy
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The Unlucky Cabin Boy

Gúna Nua Theatre Company

Sat 21 Nov 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €14 conc / Early Bird: €14 (book before 09 Sept 2015)

The Unlucky Cabin Boy is a new musical based on a true story devised by Gúna Nua Theatre Company in conjunction with playwright Mike Finn and The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra. Young Patrick O’Brien of Limerick in 1835 desperately wanted to escape his life of poverty, so he signed himself aboard the Francis Spaight ship as a cabin boy on the voyage to the New World. On the ship’s return it encountered a terrible storm and capsized, drowning several crew members. The remaining sailors are utterly stranded in the vast ocean without provisions. After 2 weeks of struggling to survive in severely grim conditions, the crew’s despair drove them to desperate measures and Captain Gorman resolved that one crew member should die in order to prolong the lives of the others. This chilling tale of hardship, sacrifice, and the will to survive is brought to life by the compositions of The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra.

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Jimmy White
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Jimmy White

In Conversation with Paul Kimmage

Sat 5 Dec 2015 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 Paul Kimmage 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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