In Search of Mr B
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In Search of Mr B

Directions Out Theatre Company / Written by Brian Mc Avera

Tue 21 Apr 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €14 conc / Early Bird: €12 (book before 07 April 2015) // Dur: 90 mins (no interval)

Brian Mc Avera’s new comedy is an unconventional and irreverent look at one of Ireland’s most iconic writers. This new work opens with Samuel Beckett waking up in the after-life to find he is challenged by his conscience about his irresponsible behaviour as a young man.
In Search of Mr B is a surreal and humorous evening of entertainment that incorporates elements of music hall and physical comedy that is played directly to the audience. It is a very funny, thought provoking and challenging look at the early life of one of the 20th Centuries greatest artists.
Starring one of Ireland’s best loved actor’s Bryan Murray (Fair City, Brookside, Bread and Irish RM) and Michael Bates (Fair City, Mattie, Roy) in this warm and hilarious new play.

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"Highly camp vaudeville-style show sends up one of our sacred literary cows..peppered with literary gags, cartoon violence and slapstick routines, directors McAvera and Devlin steer us through existentialist mayhem…At times moving and funny, it is Bryan Murray’s skilful delivery that carries the show." Fiona Charleton, The Sunday Times

"…a highly entertaining play…works extremely well…with spirited performances from Bryan Murray as the dummy and Michael Bates as Mr B." Emer O Kelly, Sunday Independent

"Relentless wacky comedy…quirky routines… to get under the skinn of the reclusive genius…Bryan Murray works wonders as the impudent dummy." Michael Moffatt, The Irish Mail on Sunday

"Murray’s mesmeric portrayal combines athletic virtuosity with humour and pathos. Utter perfection. Thoroughly engaging throughout, this bittersweet comedy also stimulates on deeper level. A must see!" Rachel Rafferty, The Public Reviews

Maeve’s House
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Maeve’s House

Written and performed by Eamon Morrissey

Sat 9 May 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €14 conc / Early Bird: €14 (book before 07 April 2015)

It was as if the magazine in my hands had become a mirror.

After a sell-out run at the Abbey Theatre and an international tour to New York, ‘Maeve’s House’ is back on tour as part of the Bealtaine Festival.
This delightful one man show is written by and stars Eamon Morrissey, one of Ireland’s best loved actors. Maeve Brennan was one of our greatest short story writers. Although she lived in New York, many of her finest stories are set in 48 Cherryfield Avenue, Ranelagh, Dublin where she grew up. By coincidence Eamon Morrissey was brought up in the same house. While performing on Broadway, Eamon was surprised to discover his family home in Maeve’s vivid writing in The New Yorker. He was compelled to meet this enigmatic and mysterious woman. This beautiful poignant story features extracts from Maeve Brennan’s writing and presents a moving portrait of two artists in conversation across generations.

She did ask questions about Cherryfield Avenue.
Did the kitchen door still swell up in the wet? — It did.
Were the bannisters as creaky as ever? — They were


Eamon Morrissey has been one of Ireland’s best loved actors for over fifty years. He has been involved in over one hundred productions at the Abbey Theatre and is also a well-known face on RTÉ’s Fair City. Directed by Gerard Stembridge.

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"Engrossing." New York Times

"Something that comes close to pure magic." Sunday Independent

"A former colleague told me how he delighted in the approaching quick sound of her heels, her beautiful Dublin accent and her laughter. Although there were troubled days ahead, there was no doubt the city loved her and what she loved about the city she wrote about." Eamon Morrissey

God of Carnage

God of Carnage

Coolmine Drama Circle

Tue 12 - Sat 16 May 2015 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €16 / €13 conc

This fast, furious and very funny comedy is about two sets of parents, one of whose children struck and injured the other at a public park, who meet to discuss the matter in a civilized manner. From one-liners to physical comedy it’s pretty action-packed with attempts at having a civilized discussion about whose child is responsible for the fight quickly devolving into finger-pointing, name-calling, stomping around and throwing things. The parents become increasingly agitated, relationships become strained and the evening sinks into absolute chaos.

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My Fair Ladies
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My Fair Ladies

With Des Keogh as George Bernard Shaw

Thu 21 May 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €14 conc / Early Bird: €14 (book before 07 April 2015)

Celebrating his 80th year, one of Ireland’s most renowned actors and performers, Des Keogh, gets to fulfil a life-long ambition - to play legendary Irish man of letters George Bernard Shaw. Following the phenomenal success of his show ‘The Love-Hungry Farmer’ by John B. Keane, and hot on the heels of the acclaimed revival of ‘Moll’ at the Gaiety Theatre in which he has been appearing, Des will perform in a hugely entertaining new play, which he has also devised, about the many ladies in the extraordinary life of one of the greatest playwrights of all time. Shaw not only shares anecdotes about the loves of his life, but also his forthright views on sex, marriage and celibacy, in this special evening of wit, passion and humour. George Bernard Shaw was the author of Pygmalion, which became the universally acclaimed film My Fair Lady.

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Charolais
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Charolais

Bigger Picture Projects

Thu 11 Jun 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €16 / €12 conc / Early Bird: €12 (book before 07 April 2015)

‘I watch him pull the cow from the ditch with his bare hands, her big eyes rest on me dead calm as he leans into her and she gives in all trust. I hate that fuckin’ cow’.

Perfectly marbled and bashed about ‘til tender: a surreal comedy of love, longing and one woman’s intense rivalry with a Charolais heifer. This is a muddy place of simmering desire minced with a loneliness that cuts to the bone. If you are fond of cows and dark humour this is the show for you.

Noni's one woman play 'Charolais' won the Bewley's 'Little Gem' award at the Tiger Dublin Fringe 2014. 'Charolais' was a Show In A Bag production in association with Fishamble: The New Play Company. Written and performed by Noni Stapleton, directed and developed by Bairbre Ni Chaoimh.

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"A fast-paced, witty, and intensely emotional tale filled with laughter, loss and despair." ★★★★ Irish Times

The Matchmaker
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The Matchmaker

Directed by Michael Scott. Starring Mary McEvoy and Jon Kenny

Fri 26 Jun 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €14 conc / Early Bird: €14 (book before 07 April 2015)

Michael Scott’s iconic production of John B Keane’s hit comedy play The Matchmaker returns starring two of Ireland’s favourite actors, Mary McEvoy and Jon Kenny. Together they play a myriad of characters in this hilarious and earthy dramatic comedy. The play follows the efforts of Dicky Mick Dicky O Connor to make matches for the lonely and lovelorn. Keane, an avid observer of people and the cultures that bind and create their view of the world uses ‘The Matchmaker’ as an exploration of rural loneliness. Using his inimitable way with words and his sense of devilment and wit, Keane delves into the longings, hungers, fears and foibles of this collection of lonely country people and creates a marvellously colourful world, taking us back to a simpler time, when phones were few and far between and the only web was one left behind by spiders!

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