Stagezone Singing Dancing & Drama Classes at Draiocht

Stagezone Singing Dancing & Drama Classes at Draiocht

Stagezone Theatre School - Fridays & Saturdays

Sat 13 Jan - Sat 23 Jun 2018

Singing Dancing & Drama Classes at Draíocht
With an emphasis on Musical Theatre
Ages 5+


Fridays
Stagezone Dance & Drama Classes (Children)
3.00pm-9.00pm


Saturdays
Stagezone Dance & Drama Classes (Children) 
9.30am-11.30am

Contact information for Stagezone
Phone: Gladys Coyle  087 419 0165
Email: stagezonedub15@gmail.com
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Would you like to run a class or workshop at Draíocht?
Draíocht has spaces available for hire which are suitable for most functions including conferences, presentations, meetings, auditions, rehearsals, classes and workshops.

Please call Ciara Corrigan on 01-8098024 for more information and hire fees or email ciara@draiocht.ie or go to our Room Hires Section  http://www.draiocht.ie/about/room_hire/

Danny O’Brien - RaconTour
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Danny O’Brien - RaconTour

Thu 19 Apr 2018 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €14 / €12 conc

Fresh from a sell out month long run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and a tour of South East Asia, award-winning comedian Danny O 'Brien returns with his most adventurous and unique solo show to date! After inheriting a broken-down, unreliable, older-than-he-is motorcycle, Danny decided to take to the road on a comedic expedition. Come hear the story of this RaconTour- in all its glory, failures and triumphs alike! The show will tour twenty four dates in six countries. After an incredible six week run with his show at the start of the year (with extra dates being added due to phenomenal demand) Danny is returning home fresh from his Australia tour to get back on the bike and back on the road!

Following in the footsteps of Simon Pegg, Dylan Moran and Dara O Briain - Danny was handpicked this year for the second time to perform as part of the iconic  “Best of The Edinburgh Fest” show in Australia, touring Perth World Fringe, Adelaide Fringe Festival and The Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Danny has also featured on The Comedy Channel’s "Brexit at Tiffany’s" show and is a regular on Irish TV and radio.  As well as this he has been providing tour support for Today FM's Dermot & Dave's nationwide "Ah Sure Look It" Tour.

Don't miss one of the most exciting and highly anticipated stand up shows of the year!

"O'Brien took to the stage like a force of nature ... one suspects it won’t be too much longer before stadiums come calling." ★★★★★ Irish Examiner

"O'Brien is genuinely, uproariously funny with a huge stage presence and wicked timing... He looks set to be one of the breakout comedy stars of 2017." The Sunday Independent

"A perfect mixture of brains, banter and brilliance." ★★★★ Great Scott

"Winner of the coveted Father Ted 'Tedfest' Award and voted FM104's 'Dublin's Funniest Comedian'"

As Time Goes By
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As Time Goes By

Stories & Songs From the far side of 65 / Susie Kennedy with Carole Nelson

Fri 20 Apr 2018 8PM Draíocht Studio // €20 / €18 conc

Susie Kennedy has delighted audiences over the years with her hugely successful musical plays including her performances of the songs of Sophie Tucker, which have been particularly popular.

In this brand new show, ‘As Time Goes By’, Susie explores through song and story, the ups and downs, the hilarity and the challenges of being an older woman. The show features new and original songs as well as many old favourites including some Sophie Tucker classics, Ella Fitzgerald, Bessie Smith and many more.
This show is directed by Bairbre Ní Chaoimh, with musical accompaniment from Carole Nelson.

Reach for the Stars 2018 - EXTRA DATE

Reach for the Stars 2018 - EXTRA DATE

The Norma Breen Theatre School

Sat 21 - Sun 22 Apr 2018 sAT 7.30PM / SUN 6PM 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.

Gallery Launch: MAKing Art: The DRAWing Exhibition

Gallery Launch: MAKing Art: The DRAWing Exhibition

Wed 25 Apr 2018 7PM Ground Floor Gallery

Please join us for the Launch of
MAKing Art: The DRAWing Exhibition

Wednesday 25 April 2018, 7pm in our Ground Floor Gallery

Join artist Sharon Kelly and Director/Curator, Limerick City Gallery of Art (LCGA), Úna McCarthy and Director of Draíocht, Emer McGowan in conversation with Sharon Murphy.

MAKing Art is the first in a series of exhibitions (2018-2022) aimed at children, young people and the child in us all which explores a particular visual art discipline, its materials, processes and varied manifestations. Drawing is the focus of the first exhibition in this series. It reveals aspects of drawing as a primary means of human expression. It consists of two complementary elements: Heartscapes, works by Sharon Kelly, a distinguished Belfast-based artist who uses drawing as the main form of her practice; and a selection of works from the National Collection of Contemporary Drawing presented in collaboration with Limerick City Gallery of Art.


Curated by Sharon Murphy
Assisted by Emma Brennan


Full exhibition details here ... 

Image: Nick Miller, Female Head, 1999
From The National Collection of Contemporary Drawing (NCCD)

MAKing Art: The DRAWing Exhibition

MAKing Art: The DRAWing Exhibition

Wed 25 Apr - Sat 16 Jun 2018 Ground & First Floor Galleries

Heartscapes: Drawings by Sharon Kelly 
Ground Floor Gallery
&
Works from the The National Collection of Contemporary Drawing (NCCD), Limerick City Gallery of Art
First Floor Gallery

MAKing Art is the first of a series of exhibitions (2018-2022) aimed at children, young people and the child in us all, which explores a particular visual art discipline, its materials, processes and varied manifestations. Drawing is the focus of the first exhibition in this series. It reveals aspects of drawing as primary means of human expression. It consists of two complementary elements: works by Sharon Kelly, a distinguished Belfast-based artist, who uses drawing as the main form of her practice; and a selection of images from the National Collection of Contemporary Drawing (NCCD), presented in collaboration with Limerick City Gallery of Art. In addition, Draíocht will commission a new drawing from Sharon Kelly informed by her engagement with the people of Dublin 15 through her artist’s residency and open studio. A specially designed programme of engagement will include family workshops, a school-based drawing residency and bespoke tours and talks. All of these elements are designed to offer a rich experience of various aspects of drawing.

Sharon Kelly is a visual artist whose practice centres on drawing and includes moving image, print and sound. The work explores themes relating to the human condition – contemplations on life, loss, healing, memory. Sharon’s work is held in public and private collections in Ireland, Britain, USA and The Netherlands. Alongside her studio-based practice, she has undertaken many residencies, site-specific projects in hospitals, collaborative projects with poets, dancers and choreographers and exploratory multimedia project in the field of education most notably with Kid’s Own Initiative, Virtually There. Sharon is a graduate of University of Ulster holding a BA and an MFA in Fine Art. She was co-founder of Paragon Studios/PS2 where she was co-director from 1993-2016 and where she continues to have her studio. Sharon is a full member of Royal Ulster Academy of Art.

The National Collection of Contemporary Drawing (NCCD) was officially founded by the Limerick Contemporary Art group, comprised of artists and business people of Limerick in 1987 with the aim of giving the city a distinctive collection of contemporary artwork. The NCCD collection is part of the permanent collection of Limerick City Gallery of Art and comprises of over 200 artworks, which embrace all forms of contemporary drawing practice reflecting in its constantly changing nature as it adapts to new technologies and artistic ideas.
The Artists included in this exhibition at Draíocht include: Dorothy Cross, Liadin Cooke, Brian Bourke, Piet Moog, Alan Keane, Brian Maguire, John Aiken, Felim Egan, Niamh O’Malley, Elizabeth McGill, Nigel Rolfe, Arno Kramer, Tjibbe Hooghemstra, Susan Dunne, Aileen McKeogh, Nick Miller, Siobhan Piercy, Chris Boland and Kyd & Kyde Konenyykb.   



Curated by Sharon Murphy
Assisted by Emma Brennan

Image: ‘Portrait of Self with White’, Sharon Kelly, (2008), Watercolour, gouache, pencil and graphite powder on paper, 35 x 25cm 
 

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Wonder (2017)
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Wonder (2017)

Cinema at Draiocht

Wed 25 Apr 2018 10.30AM & 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc / €5 per student / 2 Teachers free per class of 20+

Based on the New York Times best-selling novel by R.J. Palacio, Wonder is the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a young boy born with facial differences that have prevented him from going to a mainstream school. When Auggie enters the local fifth grade, he becomes the most unlikely of heroes. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to find their compassion and acceptance, Auggie's extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can't blend in when you were born to stand out. Starring: Julia Roberts, Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson

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Dur 113 mins • Cert: PG • Suitable for 5th & 6th Pupils - Jnr Cert Students
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In association with Access Cinema

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Poetry Surprises with Colm Keegan & Guests

Poetry Surprises with Colm Keegan & Guests

National Poetry Day Open Mic

Thu 26 Apr 2018 7.30PM Draíocht Studio // €5

Join us for an evening of poetry in celebration of National Poetry Day. Taking the theme of Poetry Surprises, tonight will be programme of two halves. The first half is Spoken Word Poet, Colm Keegan plus guest poets, Kerrie O’Brien and Rob Buchanan, who will perform their work for us.

Kerrie O'Brien is a poet from Dublin. Her debut collection of poetry ‘Illuminate’ was published by Salmon Poetry in October 2016 and was made possible by a Literature Bursary from the Arts Council of Ireland. She was the editor of ‘Looking at the Stars’, a limited edition anthology of Irish writing which raised over €21,000 for homelessness in Dublin. She holds a BA in History of Art and Classics from Trinity College Dublin.

Rob Buchanan is a freelance journalist, playwright and LGBT activist. He is one of the winners of the Poetry Ireland Introductions Series and his debut collection ‘The Cost of Living’ won several awards.

The second half of the evening is over to you! MC’d by Colm Keegan, Draíocht invites you to our first Open Mic Session, where you the audience are encouraged to take to the Mic and share your work with us. Have you a piece scribbled on a note pad or on an iphone? Then this is your time! A prize of a 90 minute one-to-one session with Colm to support and develop a piece will be awarded on the evening to one Open Mic poet. This event is over 15’s and the one-to-one session is available to anyone 18 years and over.

The Good Father
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The Good Father

Rise Productions

Thu 26 Apr 2018 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €16 conc

New Year’s Eve. A house party like any other, in a suburb like any other. Two very different strangers meet, each looking for a new start and to shake off the disappointments of the past. But champagne, cheap lager and their chance encounter leads this unlikely couple to an unplanned pregnancy. Against all odds, can they make their newfound family a success? Winner of the Stewart Parker Award, this heartfelt, moving drama charts their journey of love, loss, and redemption.
After the international success of Fight Night and The Games People Play, the multi award-winning Rise Productions returns to Draíocht with this touching story celebrating the triumph of hope.

Starring Marie Ruane and Daniel Monaghan.

"Two outstanding performances ... Breathtakingly brilliant ... Not to be missed." ★★★★ The Arts Review

"Both performances are first rate ... This is a thoroughly enjoyable evening at the theatre." Irish Independent

"Two winning performances. Catch it if you can." ★★★★ Sunday Business Post

"Perfectly pitched ... sensitive and powerful ... never put a foot wrong." Sunday Independent

Johnny Duhan - The Irishman’s Finest Collection
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Johnny Duhan - The Irishman’s Finest Collection

Fri 27 Apr 2018 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €18 / €15 conc

In a career spanning 50 years, his greatest achievement is a quartet of epic song collections - Just Another Town, To The Light, The Voyage and Flame - which correspond to the four chapters of his lyrical autobiography, TO THE LIGHT.
Sylvie Simmons (author of the acclaimed Leonard Cohen biography I’m Your Man) had this to say about Johnny’s prose autobiography 'There is a Time'; “When I started to read it I couldn’t put it down. He has such a way with words...”
Johnny’s songs are sung worldwide in a variety of languages, thanks to the focus put on them by Christy Moore, The Dubliners, Mary Black and hosts of other Irish and international singers. His song The Voyage has become a modern classic. Christy Moore has termed Johnny “One of our greatest songwriters.” And the late Ronnie Drew described him as “one of my favourite songwriters.”
Join Johnny for an evening of songs from his newest album 'The Irishman's Finest Collection'.

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Ferdinand (2017)
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Ferdinand (2017)

Cinema at Draiocht

Sat 28 Apr 2018 3PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc / €5 children

Ferdinand tells the story of a giant bull with a big heart. After being mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure. Set in Spain, Ferdinand proves you can’t judge a bull by its cover. From Blue Sky Studios and Carlos Saldanha, the director of Rio and inspired by the beloved book The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson, Ferdinand is a heart-warming animated comedy adventure with an all-star cast that include John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Gina Rodriguez, Anthony Anderson, David Tennant and many more.

Cert: G  Language: English   Dur: 106 mins
In association with Access Cinema

"A flower-sniffing bull goes on a journey of self-discovery in this fun adaptation." ★★★★ The Observer

"A sweet - and hilarious - tale of a bull who won’t fight." ★★★★ The Times

No Smoke Without Fire
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No Smoke Without Fire

Thu 3 May 2018 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €16 / €14 conc

There’s sixty thousand euro post office robbery money up for grabs and scandal knows no bounds, as six women gossip intermittently in the smoking area of a Dublin pub, leaving a trail of personal information behind them. As the innocent along with the guilty suffer the stings of innuendo and the lashes of sharp tongues, a hilarious tale of crime and its consequences unfolds. A comic drama by Paddy Murray, full of sharp Dublin wit, this story of Larry, the cash, the camper van and the deceased husband are all performed with ease by acclaimed actress, Mary Murray (Love/Hate).

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"If ever there was an actor you wanted to see more of, it’s Mary Murray. On stage she has always had a magnetic focus, a presence somewhere between no-nonsense control and a shiver of vulnerability … An actor of tremendous physical versatility and wit." Irish Times

"A one woman tour de force by the highly talented Mary Murray." Michael Moffatt, Irish Mail On Sunday

"Murray is a perfect fit." Eithne Shortall, Sunday Times

How to Square a Circle
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How to Square a Circle

Aisling ní Cheallaigh & Ronan Brady

Fri 4 - Sat 5 May 2018 8PM Main Auditorium // €14 / €12 conc

Irish Circus takes to the theatre in Aisling Ní Cheallaigh and Ronan Brady’s brand new collaboration ‘How to Square a Circle’.
Freshly returned from international tours with Fidget Feet Aerial Dance and THISISPOPBABY, our home-grown artists (Dublin and Roscommon) have come together to produce a stunning creation that seamlessly blends beauty with raw physicality. Accompanied by the music and soundscapes of Alma Kelliher, Aisling and Ronan explore the boundaries of the human body and soul in an evening of entertainment which aims to both awe and inspire. 

Supported by The Arts Council of Ireland, Draíocht and The Dean Crowe Theatre. 

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Family Day: Circus Skills - SOLD OUT

Family Day: Circus Skills - SOLD OUT

Sat 5 May 2018 12 NOON-3PM Draíocht Studio // FREE

250 years ago, on an abandoned patch of land outside London, Philip Astley drew out a circle in the ground and filled it with astounding physical acts. This spectacle was the world’s very first circus. To celebrate this, we are collaborating with Dublin Circus Project to bring you two free Family Days. The first will take place in Mulhuddart Community Centre during the Easter Holidays. The second takes place in Draíocht. Dress for action, bring a drink of water and join us to try your hand at juggling or hula hooping and see if you have what it takes to run away with the circus.
Places are free but must be booked with Box Office tel 01-8852622.

FAMILY DAY NOTES:
Sessions Are Free, But Space Is Limited. Max 50 per workshop.
Session 1: 12pm-12.50pm
Session 2: 1pm-1.50pm
Session 3: 2pm-2.50pm
​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/ Children must be accompanied by an adult… and all adults must be accompanied by a child!

The Wonderful Tune

The Wonderful Tune

Ceol Connected

Wed 9 May 2018 10AM & 12PM Main Auditorium // €7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class of 20+ / Dur: 50 mins / Age: 6+

Join Ceol Connected on their new and exciting musical adventure. The Wonderful Tune is a captivating, moving, and otherworldly show for children aged 6 and above. This reimagining of an old fairytale weaves together traditional music, song, puppetry and animation to bring children on an unforgettable journey. Told through the eyes of Maggie Connor and her son Maurice ‘the king of all the pipers in Ireland’, The Wonderful Tune is a musical world of singing mermaids, dancing sea creatures and an enchanted tune which is sure to have everyone singing along!
Alongside Emma Fisher (puppeteer), The Wonderful Tune performers include some of Ireland’s finest traditional musicians: Thomas Johnston (uilleann pipes/whistles/vocals), Áine McGeeney (fiddle/vocals) and Seán McElwain (guitar/fiddle).
Supported by The Arts Council

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The Successful TD by John B Keane
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The Successful TD by John B Keane

Thu 10 May 2018 8PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €18 conc

Starring Jon Kenny and Mary McEvoy and Directed by Michael Scott, ‘The Successful TD’ follows the trials, tribulations, misadventures and hilarious antics of Tull McAdoo as he seeks re-election to the Dail. Written by John B Keane in 1967 he displays his edge for humour and satire that are uncomfortably close to the politics of today ... Peppered with Keane's gallery of madcap characters this show will have you laughing at politics (in a good way) from the start. 

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The Three Tenors 2018
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The Three Tenors 2018

With Star Violinist & Local Guest Choir

Fri 11 May 2018 8PM Main Auditorium // €28.50 / €26.50 conc

Performing up to 100 concerts annually in major venues throughout Ireland & UK - Derek, Dominic and Shane - collectively The Three Tenors Ireland - have been the headline act annually in such prestigious venues as the National Concert Hall Dublin, Cork Opera House, UCH Limerick, Wexford Opera House and recent sell-outs in Belfast Waterfront Hall and the 5 star Belfast Lyric Theatre. They also performed in Armagh, Belfast,Christ-Church Dublin, & Galway Cathedrals. Standing Ovations at every Concert! The trio has regularly appeared on both BBC and RTE Radio One and recently gave a lengthy interview on TV3 March 2016.

Ireland’s hottest trio - RTE award-winners Derek Moloney, Dominic McGorian and Shane Morgan, promise you a night to remember! Introducing new hits ‘Caledonia’ ‘Over the Rainbow’ ‘RUN’ & ‘I don’t wanna talk about it’ (in special arrangements) the trio also include firm favourites ‘I Believe’, ‘SHE’ and from Sinatra (My Way/New York, New York), Leonard Cohen (Hallelujah), Pavarotti (Nessun Dorma) and The Dubliners - A rousing selection of the greatest Irish Ballads to include (Song for Ireland/The Wild Rover).
This exciting, thrilling, fast-moving concert is packed with the world’s most beautiful, magical feel-good, uplifting songs. Their noted friendliness & connection with their audience makes this event a special night-out.

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"FABULOUS, high-calibre, contemporary style - the entire audience was moved by their soulful performance." Sunday Independent

"The best version of ‘Hallelujah." RTE

"I would recommend this wonderful concert to anyone–the most delicious box of chocolates your ears could ever have. Knockout vocal performance." New York Times

The Don Baker & Rob Strong Band
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The Don Baker & Rob Strong Band

Irish Legends Celebrate 50 Years on the Road

Sat 12 May 2018 8PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €18 conc

Two of Ireland’s best ever Rock/Blues musicians have collaborated to record an album together and will tour Ireland with their band this Season. Described by Bono as ‘the best harmonica player in the world’, Don Baker is a prolific singer / songwriter / musician with two number ones ‘Winner in You’ and ‘Inner City’. As an actor Don is best known for his role in ‘In the Name of the Father’ alongside Daniel Day Lewis; and as gangster Thomas Flynn in ‘Fair City’. Rob Strong has a sensational voice and once turned down the opportunity to join ‘Deep Purple’. He regularly tours Europe with his son, Andrew Strong, lead singer of ‘The Commitments. Indeed Andrew and his sister Niamh will both guest with the band on a number of dates, as will Dubliner Richie Malone (Rhythm Guitarist with Status Quo) and Don’s lifelong friend Finbar Furey.
All in all, Don, Rob and the band guarantee a great night of real rock n’ roll Live! No backing tracks, no sound effects, no lip-sync; just pure raw talent that has stood the test of time over 50 years on the rock n’ roll road in Ireland, the country’s finest ever exponents of Soul, Rock and Blues!

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Fingal Youth Orchestra - Annual Celebration Concert 2018

Fingal Youth Orchestra - Annual Celebration Concert 2018

Sun 13 May 2018 7PM Main Auditorium // €12 / €10 conc

Comprising of roughly 60 members, FCYO 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. FCYO 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, FCYO adopts a non-competitive and motivational approach to all its activities.
www.fingalorchestra.ie

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Sully (2016)

Sully (2016)

Free Bealtaine Movie Screening

Wed 16 May 2018 7.30PM Main Auditorium // FREE

On January 15, 2009, just moments after takeoff, US Airways Flight 1549 made a forced water landing in New York City’s icy cold Hudson River. The poise and skill of Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger ensured the safety of all 155 passengers and crew. Shortly after, investigators used computer simulations to charge Sullenberger and his co-pilot with having put the passengers and the plane needlessly at risk. Clint Eastwood, working from a superbly structured script by Todd Komarnicki, tells the story of Sullenberger’s multiple ordeals with economy and precision, achieving a tone that echoes its protagonist’s grace under pressure. In 40 years of cinematic storytelling, Eastwood has been obsessed with the mysterious coexistence of the heroic and the ordinary. In Tom Hanks, he has found the perfect performing partner—sober, self-deprecating, self-effacing to embody that theme.

Thousands of older people all over the country take part in the Bealtaine Festival each year during the month of May, celebrating creativity in older age. Draíocht in Association with access>CINEMA are delighted to host the Bealtaine Film Tour here on 16th May, a programme of curated films specially selected with older audiences in mind. 

Dir: Clint Eastwood US / 2016 / Dur: 96  mins / Cert: 12a
Language: English
Starring: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney

Tickets are free and early booking is advised.

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Shout! The Mod Musical
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Shout! The Mod Musical

A Nostalgic Nod to London’s Swinging Sixties

Thu 17 May 2018 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €16 conc

The musical follows five young female subscribers to a fictional magazine called Shout!, ‘the magazine for the modern woman’, as they come of age during the liberating 1960s that made England swing. From cover to cover, Shout! unfolds like a musical magazine and travels in time through the decade, chronicling the dawn of liberation of women. Just as Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark, Cilla Black and Lulu were independent women with major careers, English (and indeed Irish!) women were redefining themselves in the face of changing attitudes about women. Shout! and its all-female cast reflect that change through the unforgettable music of the era. Featuring some of the top musical theatre performers Ireland has to offer, Shout! wears its heart on its sleeve, but also has its tongue firmly planted in its cheek. The groovy blend of foot-stomping songs, eye-popping fashions, bouffant hairstyles, hilarious stories and mod musings will make you want to throw your head back … and SHOUT!

Verdant & Do R Die Productions. Directed & Choreographed by Daniel ‘Cheech’ Maguire.

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Woolly’s Quest
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Woolly’s Quest

Branar Teatar do Pháistí in Association with Riverbank Arts Centre

Fri 18 - Sat 19 May 2018 Draíocht Studio // €7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class of 20+ // Dur: 45 mins

SCHOOL & FAMILY SHOWS
FRI 18 MAY 10.15AM & 12.15PM
SAT 19 MAY 2PM & 4PM

This is the epic story of Woolly, the bravest of all sheep. Woolly was the first sheep who dared to be different, she dared to be adventurous, she dared to discover what happens to her wool. Join Woolly on her audacious quest to reclaim her shorn fleece, marvel at her sheer bravery on a journey fraught with peril to learn what life looms beyond the gate. A rip-roaring yarn, Woolly's Quest has it all as Branar weaves together storytelling, music, song and puppetry in a pulsating show that will have audiences of all ages hooked!

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Age 6+ yrs

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Woolly’s Quest
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Woolly’s Quest

Branar Teatar do Pháistí in Association with Riverbank Arts Centre

Fri 18 - Sat 19 May 2018 Draíocht Studio // €7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class of 20+ / Age 6+ yrs Dur: 45 mins

SCHOOL & FAMILY SHOWS
FRI 18 MAY 10.15AM & 12.15PM
SAT 19 MAY 2PM & 4PM

This is the epic story of Woolly, the bravest of all sheep. Woolly was the first sheep who dared to be different, she dared to be adventurous, she dared to discover what happens to her wool. Join Woolly on her audacious quest to reclaim her shorn fleece, marvel at her sheer bravery on a journey fraught with peril to learn what life looms beyond the gate. A rip-roaring yarn, Woolly's Quest has it all as Branar weaves together storytelling, music, song and puppetry in a pulsating show that will have audiences of all ages hooked!

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Dominic Kirwan & Guests in Concert
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Dominic Kirwan & Guests in Concert

With Special Guest Lisa Stanley

Fri 18 May 2018 8PM Main Auditorium // €25 / €23 conc

Dominic Kirwans stage presence lights up the room, ignites and engages the audience and holds them in the palm of his hands, a vibrant mix of classic country, a hint of rock and roll, a sprinkling of a ballad, a touch of a standard with just a spot of an inspirational classics. Omagh born entertainer Dominic Kirwan has been all over the world entertaining audiences to packed venues in the last two years. His return to the Irish theatre stage sees Dominic present a show for all ages covering many of his much loved recordings and introducing tracks from his most recent successful country album ‘My Country Favourites’. With an excellent band and a powerful stage show this is a concert not to be missed.

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Neil Delamere - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Pensioner
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Neil Delamere - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Pensioner

Sat 19 May 2018 8PM Main Auditorium // €23 / €21 conc

One day Neil’s dad asked him to help deliver the Meals on Wheels. He agreed. Little did they know that their lives would never be the same again. Except for the bits of their lives that didn’t change.

Support on the night from Gearóid Farrelly

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"You’ll be hard pressed to find a more gifted comic at the Fringe." ★★★★★ The Scotsman

"One lean, mean, comedy, killing machine." ★★★★★ The Herald

The Toddler Take Over – For Ages 0-6 Years 2018

The Toddler Take Over – For Ages 0-6 Years 2018

A little event celebrating the creative arts for very young children

Thu 24 May 2018 10AM-2.30PM

GOING ON SALE ON 23 APRIL 2018

This is Draíocht’s 4th Toddler Take Over event which celebrates the limitless imagination of the very young child and the magic that happens when it is combined with the world of artists and the arts. This year we explore synaesthesia with Sights and Sounds and think about really important questions; 
How quiet is yellow?
Can we draw loud?
With a combination of book-in and free drop-in events, children are invited to bring their insatiable curiosity and their adults to explore, discover new art forms, create, play, dance, draw, sing and nurture creative potential, while having fun too.

Booking opens on 23 April 2018, 10am, tel: 01-8852622.
Book-in workshops cost €5 per child (accompanying adult free).
To pre-register for advance information, email marketing@draiocht.ie with ‘Toddler TakeOver’ in the subject field.

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Starkids on Stage 2018

Starkids on Stage 2018

Fri 25 - Sat 26 May 2018 Main Auditorium // €15 / €12 conc

FRI 25 MAY  7PM
SAT 26 MAY 3PM (Sold Out) & 7PM 


Join the cast of Starkids for their end of year production. This talented cast of children aged 3 to 17 years will have you well entertained with excerpts from The Wizard of Oz, Wicked, Annie, Matilda, Trolls the Movie and Hairspray. A superb evening of song, dance and drama is guaranteed from these amazingly talented children. A must for all the family.
www.starkids.ie

Dublin 15 Guitar Summer Concert

Dublin 15 Guitar Summer Concert

In Aid of Jigsaw Dublin 15 (Young People's Health In Mind)

Tue 29 May 2018 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €15

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. The concert will feature a selection of music acts performing on electric and acoustic guitar. 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. John's aim is to create a positive and relaxed atmosphere; to allow students to flourish and enjoy the experience of performing.

John has been working as a Professional Guitarist since 1993, performing live, on Radio and TV and Recording Studio. Graduating from the Cork School of Music with a Diploma in Instrumental Music Teaching (Guitar) in 1996, he subsequently worked as a Classical Guitar Tutor at the school, until his return to Dublin where he was employed as Guitar Tutor in Wesley College, where he remained for 14 years. He has also worked in the Blanchardstown area over the last number of years in various schools, along with his private teaching. He has worked with many well-known artists including Damien Dempsey, Glen Hansard, Sinead O'Connor, Mary Black, Frances Black, Lisa Lambe, Johnny McEvoy, Ronnie Drew, John Sheehan, Barney McKenna, Paul Potts, Finbar Wright to name a few.

www.dublin15guitarlessons.com

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Sinatra – Nothing But the Best

Sinatra – Nothing But the Best

Rat Pack Promotions with Ken Kirwan & his Swing Band

Thu 31 May 2018 8PM Main Auditorium // €22 / €20 conc

Start Spreading The News ... Ken Kirwan & his Swing Band will bring you back to the days of Vegas with his ‘Sinatra - Nothing but the Best’ show. From full throttle belters that will bring the house down to whispered speech level songs Frank was famous for. Ken's delivery is always right and befitting of the originals such as My Way, Lady is a Tramp, That's Life, New York New York, Mac The Knife, Leroy Brown and many, many more. With some very special guests this show is a must see ... The Best Really is Yet to Come!

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The Classic Beatles - The White Album 50th Anniversary
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The Classic Beatles - The White Album 50th Anniversary

Fri 1 Jun 2018 8PM Main Auditorium // €23 / €21 conc

The White Album incredibly turns 50 this year and to celebrate, The Classic Beatles (the only Beatles tribute act endorsed by Sir George Martin) are doing what they do best and taking it out on the road. Join them for 2 hours of all out Beatles classics. Not only will they be playing The White Album, they will also feature the usual classics that spanned The Beatles incredible musical career. As well as many costume changes, the band also partake in the witty banter for which The Beatles were equally famous. A Classic Beatles show brings all the joys of Beatledom to a whole new generation and allows first generation fans to relive the music that changed our lives forever.

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Family Day: Drawing

Family Day: Drawing

Sat 2 Jun 2018 12 NOON-3PM Draíocht Galleries // FREE

Scribble, shade, circle and line. Be inspired by the exhibition ‘MAKing Art: The DRAWing Exhibition’ and along with the exhibition artists, Curator Sharon Murphy and Draíocht Family Day artists Deirdre and Genevieve, explore the magic of simple mark making, with charcoal and pencil and chalks.

FAMILY DAY NOTES:
Sessions Are Free, But Space Is Limited. Max 50 per workshop.
Session 1: 12pm-12.50pm
Session 2: 1pm-1.50pm
Session 3: 2pm-2.50pm
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/ Children must be accompanied by an adult… and all adults must be accompanied by a child!

The Tramp / Haimanaua

The Tramp / Haimanaua

Romanian Community of Ireland

Sat 2 Jun 2018 6PM Main Auditorium // €27

Theatre comedy ‘Haimanaua’ (The Tramp), Directed by Dan Tudor, is a hilarious adaptation after ‘The Man Who Saw Death’, one of the most frequently performed plays by dramatist Victor Eftimiu. After numerous performances that enjoyed tremendous success on theatre stages all over Romania, ‘The Tramp’ is due to cheer up audiences in Dublin, as well. This play is performed in Romanian.

Extraordinar! Toată presa vuiește! Politica învinge dragostea! Planurile electorale sunt date peste cap! Un cetăţean a încercat să se sinucidă. În ultima clipă, este scos din apă. Salvatorul lui este declarat Omul Zilei. Oraşul îl vrea primar, familia este dezbinată. Deznodământ tulburător! Cine este până la urmă vagabondul care a înscenat totul și cu ce scop?! ‘Haimanaua’, comedia hollywoodiană a lui Dan Tudor surprinde prin versatilitatea montării și prin dezinvoltura cu care alternează măștile absurde ale vagabondului.

Extraordinary! The whole press is buzzing! Politics win over love! The election plans are all messed up! A citizen tried to kill himself. He is pulled out of the water at the last minute. His rescuer is declared The Man of the Day. The town wants him to be the Mayor, the family is divided. Bewildering result! Who is the tramp that staged everything up and why?! ‘The Tramp’, Dan Tudor’s Hollywoodian comedy, captures the versatility of the setting and the easiness with which he alternates the ridiculous masks of the tramp. 

Magical Strings

Magical Strings

Sri Raagam International Veena and Music Academy

Sat 2 Jun 2018 7.30PM Draíocht Studio // €15 adults / €10 children

The Veena is an ancient Indian musical stringed instrument. Cradling the 1.5m long instrument gracefully, Srimathi Mohana Priya Anand, the principle of Sri Raagam International Veena and Music Academy is proud to present Ireland’s first ever Veena concert featuring students from Malaysia and Ireland. They take to the stage their magical strings of Veena to perform varieties from Carnatic Fusion, Indian, Malaysian and other famous hits bringing the music of the East and West together. This promises to be a evening not to be missed.

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Learn To Play Music Day 2018

Learn To Play Music Day 2018

With Castleknock School of Music

Thu 7 Jun 2018 1.30pm-5.30pm / Age: 6 months to 8+ Years // €5 per child per session (accompanying adult free)

Ever wondered what it would be like to play a piano, pluck a violin string or blow into a saxophone? Well, now you can with Castleknock School of Music’s ‘Learn to Play Music Day’, where you can come and try an instrument. There are also ‘Mini Music Classes’ available for ages 6 months to 7 years. This promises to be a great afternoon to learn a little about music and have some fun.
Advance booking essential on tel: 01-8852622


Ages / Mini Music & Instrumental Classes / Times

6-24 mths / Mini Music: Busy Babies  / 1.30-2.00pm
2-3 Yrs   / Mini Music: Bonny Bluebirds / 2.10-2.40pm
3-4 Yrs   / Mini Music: Red Robins      / 2.50-3.20pm
4-5 Yrs   / Mini Music: Pink Bears      / 3.30-4.00pm
5-6 Yrs   / Try it Out: Pathway to Piano / 3.30-4.00pm
5-6 Yrs   / Mini Music: Yellow Bunnies   / 4.00-4.30pm
5-6 Yrs   / Try it Out: Adventures in Violin / 4.30-5.00pm
6-7 Yrs   / Try it Out: Adventures in Violin / 3.30-4.00pm
6-7 Yrs   / Try it Out: Gateway to Guitar  / 4.00-4.30pm
6-7 Yrs   / Mini Music: Green Frogs     / 4.30-5.00pm
6-7 Yrs   / Try it Out: Pathway to Piano  / 5.00-5.30pm
7+ Yrs   / Try it Out: Adventures in Violin  / 4.00-4.30pm
7+ Yrs   / Try it Out: Pathway To Piano   / 4.30-5.00pm
7+ Yrs   / Try it Out: Gateway to Guitar     / 5.00-5.30pm
8+ Yrs   / Try it Out: Flute/Clarinet/Sax   / 2.50-3.30pm

Kevin McAleer - Guru
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Kevin McAleer - Guru

Thu 7 Jun 2018 8PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €18 conc

Ireland's brightest lama Kevin McAleer has announced a series of worldwide apparitions in 2018, with mindfulness, bananarama yoga, tai chi with chai tea, avocado dream therapy, vegan dentistry, moon walking with wolves, digital sourdough photography, coffee visualization, and ego massage. McAleer trained for 33 years under the legendary Oprah Chopra in Palookaville, before founding the Mindless Nationalism Institute™ in Belfast in 1972. He will be signing copies of his very latest awareness bestseller, The Idiot's Guide to Self Help Books, which has been translated into more than 94,000 languages worldwide and beyond. An evening of divine light entertainment not to be missed.
Age suitability: 16+

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"Immaculate mastery of language." The Scotsman

"Will leave your head spinning and your cheeks hurting." British Comedy Guide

The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh 2018
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The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh 2018

Rumours of Hotel California - 40 Year Anniversary Special

Fri 8 Jun 2018 8PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €16 conc

After a year of sell-out shows, The Illegals are taking their unique 'Rumours of Hotel California' show back on the road, to celebrate two classic rock albums from two iconic rock bands, The Eagles and Fleetwood Mac.
Led by Niamh Kavanagh, she of the mesmerizing voice and mischievous spirit, The Illegals will take you on a journey for three hours of soulful harmonies, exciting riffs, blistering guitars and unforgettable songs. The best of two legendary bands in one night? It’s almost too good to be true. Songs like ‘Gold Dust Woman’, ‘Last Resort’, ‘Go Your Own Way’, ‘Life In The Fast Lane’, ‘Dreams’, ‘New Kid In Town’, ‘The Chain’ and ‘Hotel California’ – and many others: all in celebration of over 40 years of music from two of the greatest rock bands of all time.

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"Niamh is outstanding - The Rolls-Royce of Irish Rock." RTE

"Simply Stunning." The BBC

Further Ted
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Further Ted

​Joe Rooney (Father Damo) and Patrick McDonnell (Eoin McLove)

Sat 9 Jun 2018 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €17 / €15 conc

Further Ted is a show that brings two of the most memorable characters from Father Ted together for a night of stand-up and musical comedy and a chance to compete in a ‘Lovely Girls’ competition. You don't have to be a girl to enter and the winner gets a romantic candle lit night in for two, a luxury cruise in a boat of your own making and a full set of bespoke rubber gloves.
Joe Rooney (Father Damo) and Patrick McDonnell (Eoin McLove) are renowned stand-up comedians with a unique take on Irish society.
Expect improvised audience interaction and musical comedy. The comical duo are stalwarts of the Irish comedy scene who never fail to put on a unique and hilarious night of comedy. 

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"If they don’t get their own TV show at the end of the run, there is something very wrong with the world." The Scotsman

KidKast Castleknock Showcase 2018

KidKast Castleknock Showcase 2018

Sun 10 Jun 2018 7PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €12 conc

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KidKast Castleknock are delighted to be showcasing their year's work in Draíocht this year. Come see their fantastic students, ranging in age from 3-14 years, demonstrate their dancing, singing and acting skills. It's guaranteed to be a fun night of entertainment with something for everyone. Under the direction of Eunice McMenamin.

Exploring Scribbling And Mark Making with Genevieve Harden

Exploring Scribbling And Mark Making with Genevieve Harden

Draíocht and Early Years - Exploring More With Early Years Arts

Tue 12 Jun 2018 Draiocht Workshop Room // €5 Per Child (Accompanying Adult Free)

10.15AM-11AM & 12PM-12.45PM  (45 MINS)
Genevieve Harden will help us to remember the joy of scribbling and shading with pencils and charcoal and use music to explore how we respond through mark marking to different musical sounds.
DRESS FOR MESS

This series of individual monthly workshops is intended to allow you and your child to explore different art mediums in an open and undirected way, starting with printing, then charcoal, then painting and finally yoga. There will be mess but there will also be fun!
Cost: €5 Per Child Per Workshop (Accompanying Adult is Free).
Booking and further information from Box Office on 01-8852622.


MORE:
Exploring Printing and Stamping / April
Exploring Painting With Fingers And Toes / July
Exploring Yoga Stories / August

Workshop Notes:
These workshops are designed for children aged 2-4 years. Please respect age limits as each workshop has been designed especially for this age range. All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child. These sessions are only suitable for one parent/guardian and accompanying child (without siblings).

The Secret Scripture
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The Secret Scripture

Cinema at Draiocht

Wed 13 Jun 2018 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc / Early Bird: €5 (Book before 06 April 2018)

Residing in a psychiatric hospital, elderly Irishwoman Roseanne McNulty (Vanessa Redgrave) receives visits from a young psychologist (Eric Bana), whose interest in her diary triggers flashbacks of her youth, which was filled with romance, obsession and turmoil. Rooney Mara plays McNulty as a young woman, in flashbacks that detail her love triangle with a fighter pilot (Jack Reynor) and a priest (Theo James). Directed by Jim Sheridan, The Secret Scripture is based on the novel of the same name by Sebastian Barry.

Cert: 13   Language: English    Dur: 108 mins
In association with Access Cinema

Early Bird: €5 (Book before 06 April 2018)

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Weighing-In
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Weighing-In

Dolmen Productions

Thu 14 Jun 2018 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €16 conc

Weighing-In is a fast paced comedy play about life, love and dieting. Set in the Easi-Slim diet club we meet the highly driven Pam and the motherly Breda. Easi-Slim’s newest member - upwardly mobile Pam has cruised into town in her sports car. Her lifestyle enchants Breda, whose gushing admiration for her new diet guru buddy only serves to make Pam all the more condescending and insufferable. But as Pam’s mask begins to slip Breda, is reminded that sometimes, you already have the life you wished for.

Starring Isobel Mahon (Glenroe, The Clinic) and Rose Henderson (Fair City, Father Ted).
Written by Ger Gallagher. Directed by Caroline FitzGerald.
Dur: 70 mins (no interval)

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"Pacey, tender and packed with laughs, Weighing-In is a calorie-free treat." Eithne Shortall, Sunday Times

"No flab on this weighty drama." Chris Wasser. The Herald

"Infectiously enjoyable." Michael Moffatt. Irish Mail on Sunday

The Words Are There
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The Words Are There

The Nth Degree Theatre Company

Fri 15 Jun 2018 8.15PM / Dur: 57 mins / Age: 15+ Draíocht Studio // €16 / €14 conc / Early Bird €14 (Book before 6th April 2018)

A flat in dreamy Bettystown. He awaits her return. Amidst childhood falsehoods and fragmented memories, he struggles to find the words for this very important day. Life has left him speechless, but in his silence lies a story…
The Words Are There is a compelling piece of innovative physical theatre that delves into a lesser learned side of domestic abuse.
Written and performed by Ronan Dempsey (Ecole Jacques Lecoq Paris), the show received five star reviews in May 2017 for its powerful and sensitive telling of a taboo subject.

Early Bird €14 (Book before 6th April 2018)

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"A goosebumps giving performance … soul stirringly good." ★★★★★ Chris O’Rourke, The Arts Review

"Compelling … Riveting … Magic!" No More Workhorse

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie - Sensory Friendly Screening
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Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie - Sensory Friendly Screening

Cinema at Draíocht

Sat 16 Jun 2018 3PM Draíocht Studio // €5 adults & children

Based on the worldwide sensation and bestselling book series, and boasting an A-list cast of comedy superstars headed by Kevin Hart and Ed Helms, DreamWorks Animation brings audiences the long-awaited global movie event, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie. This raucously subversive comedy for the entire family tells the story of two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold, who hypnotize their principal into thinking he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dim-witted superhero named Captain Underpants.

For this sensory friendly screening the volume is lowered, the auditorium lights are left on at a low level so the auditorium won't be in total darkness, we have restricted the capacity and viewers can make noise and move around the auditorium space if they wish.

Cert: PG / Language: English / Dur: 84 mins
In association with Access Cinema

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Bookings: 01-8852622

Stagezone on Stage 2018

Stagezone on Stage 2018

Stagezone Theatre School

Sat 23 - Sun 24 Jun 2018 2PM & 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €17 / €15 conc

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Join the energetic young stars of Stagezone Theatre School with a show for all the family packed with great songs and dance routines from Cinderella, Under the Sea, Oliver!, Matilda, Join the Circus, High School Musical, Rock of Ages, Jesus Christ Superstar and Chicago! This is a wonderful opportunity for all our students to showcase their talents in musical theatre, hip hop dancing and comedy. Stagezone Theatre School is based in Draíocht with classes for boys and girls from 5-20 years of age.
www.stagezone.ie

Summer Projects 2018 - Fingal Film School

Summer Projects 2018 - Fingal Film School

Mon 25 - Fri 29 Jun 2018 Draíocht Studio // €35

Bookings: 01-8852622

10AM-4PM  Age: 13-17 Years   €35
Want to learn how to make your own films? Over these 5 days, facilitated by CreateSchool, you will collaborate with other creatives to plan, script, storyboard, film, edit and learn how to effectively add audio to produce your own short films. Using mobile digital devices and a selection of apps you will gain skills and tips that you can take home and master with your own projects. The workshops will conclude with a screening of the films. These workshops are funded by Fingal Arts Office.

HOME

HOME

Tue 26 Jun - Sat 13 Oct 2018 Ground & First Floor Galleries

Works from the Irish Museum of Modern Art’s National Collection
Ground Floor Gallery
&
Carrier of Memories
Ella Bertilsson and Ulla Juske
A Draíocht INCUBATE Commission
First Floor Gallery

HOME consists of two distinct yet related exhibitions focusing on the theme of home.

Works selected from the Irish Museum of Modern Art’s National Collection is a collaboration between Draíocht and the children from Room 13 Inquiry. The Irish Museum of Modern Art Programme is designed to promote the widest possible involvement with the Museum’s Collection and programmes, through supporting access opportunities to the visual arts in a variety of situations and locations in Ireland. Room 13 Inquiry is an initiative of Fingal County Council’s Arts Office under the direction of Julie Clarke and led by resident artists Orla Kelly and Anne Cradden. Room 13 studios based in Scoil Bhríde National School Blanchardstown and Tyrrelstown Educate Together National School are the first such school-based studios to open in the Republic of Ireland.

Carrier of Memories by Ella Bertilsson and Ulla Juske, curated by Sharon Murphy, is a new commission by Draíocht arising from its INCUBATE programme, which supports young and early career artists to expand and develop their practice and make new work resonant with Draíocht’s context. 

Works from the Irish Museum of Modern Art’s National Collection provide a unique and exciting opportunity to reflect on meanings of home for children in contemporary Dublin 15, which has a very young, diverse and multi-ethnic population. It has, in fact, the fastest growing young people’s population under 30 in Ireland, with 26% of the population under 15 years of age. Nearly 25% of the population are described as the ‘new’ Irish which is double the national average. Through sharing experiences of home and exchanging skills and knowledge of contemporary art, collections and curating, this collaboration will result in an exhibition that expands perceived notions of home at personal, social and cultural levels and give voice to a new generation of Irish children.

Carrier of Memories: Home can be looked upon as a structure confined between fixed points. It can be somewhere private between family members, a comfort zone, a secure place and a ‘carrier of memories’. Home can also be an experience of belonging, a concept beyond a fixed location. It can be a shelter one only sleeps in for the night, a place in transit across a variety of sites. This multi-media installation is the product of research and practice undertaken by the artist-duo Ella Bertilsson (b. Umeå, Sweden) and Ulla Juske (b. Pärnu, Estonia) during their recent residencies in Draíocht and Nordic Artists’ Centre Dale (Norway). The artists are based in Dublin since early 2000s. They started to collaborate during their postgraduate studies on the MFA; Art in the Digital World Programme at NCAD, Dublin (2015).

HOME, selected Works from the Irish Museum of Modern Art’s National Collection and Carrier of Memories is shown in the context of Draíocht’s major theatre initiative in October 2018, HOME THEATRE (IRELAND), funded by the Arts Council’s Open Call.


Image 1: Brian Maguire, Favela Vila Prudente, 1998. Cibachrome on aluminium, 112 x 75 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art. Heritage gift.
Image 2: Photo by Ella Bertilsson and Ulla Juske, 2017.

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The Death of Stalin (2017)
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The Death of Stalin (2017)

Cinema at Draiocht

Wed 27 Jun 2018 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc / Early Bird: €5 (Book before 06 April 2018)

The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire from Armando Iannucci (Veep, In the Loop). Moscow, 1953: when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to be the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweeby Georgy Malenkov (Jeffrey Tambor), the wily Nikita Khrushchev (Steve Buscemi), and the sadistic secret police chief Lavrentiy Beria (Simon Russell Beale). But as they bumble, brawl, and backstab their way to the top, just who is running the government? Combining palace intrigue with rapid-fire farce, this audacious comedy is a bitingly funny takedown of bureaucratic dysfunction performed to the hilt by a sparkling ensemble cast.

Cert: CLUB / Language: English / Dur: 107 min
In association with Access Cinema

Early Bird: €5 (Book before 06 April 2018)

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Silent by Pat Kinevane
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Silent by Pat Kinevane

Fishamble: The New Play Company

Thu 28 Jun 2018 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.
After more than ten years of touring nationally and internationally, to great critical acclaim, Fishamble: The New Play Company makes a welcome return to Draíocht with one of the trilogy of plays written and performed by Pat Kinevane and Directed by Jim Culleton. These plays are full of Kinevane's characteristic humour and darkness, matched with his unique performance style and the expertise of Fishamble.

Coming in November ... Pat's new show 'BEFORE' ... 

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"passionate one-man show… stunning." The New York Times

"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

Summer Projects 2018 - Summer Song School

Summer Projects 2018 - Summer Song School

Mon 2 - Fri 6 Jul 2018 Draíocht Studio // €45

Bookings: 01-8852622

MON 02 - FRI 06 JUL 2018   10AM - 4PM   
THU 05 JUL 10AM - 8PM
Free Concert For Family & Friends On Thu 05 July At 7pm
Age: 13-17 Years   €45

The ever popular SongSchool return for what will undoubtedly be another sold out week of music-based curiosity, collaboration and creativity. SongSchool is a week-long project that is ideal for those who are interested in writing and recording songs, performing a concert, making a video, learning about music technology and meeting people who love music as much as they do … not to mention forming bands and having fun! 

And why not also join us for a follow-up one day workshop in August with SongSchool?

Summer Projects 2018 - Art Explorers: Adventures of Me

Summer Projects 2018 - Art Explorers: Adventures of Me

Mon 9 - Fri 13 Jul 2018 Draiocht Workshop Room // €35

Bookings: 01-8852622

WORKSHOP A: 4-8 YEARS   10AM-12PM  €35
WORKSHOP B: 9-12 YEARS 1PM-3PM    €35   

Artist Deirdre O’Reilly will introduce the children to a range of art materials and artistic experiences. ‘Adventures of Me’ will be an artistic journey for children to explore a wide range of techniques which will stimulate their imaginations to be inventive and harness their curiosity. From print making, to painting, to creating their own clay panels, to making 21st century fossils, and looking at and responding to other artists work, all of which will be curated into their end of week exhibition for all to enjoy.

Exploring Painting With Fingers And Toes with Anne Cradden

Exploring Painting With Fingers And Toes with Anne Cradden

Draíocht and Early Years - Exploring More With Early Years Arts

Tue 17 Jul 2018 Draiocht Workshop Room // €5 Per Child (Accompanying Adult Free)

10.15AM-11AM & 12PM-12.45PM (45 MINS)
Anne Cradden will encourage you to feel and enjoy paint in this very messy, but really fun workshop. Along with finger and toe paining, we will also use brushes and other objects to see what shapes and images we might create in a free and open environment.
DRESS FOR MESS

This series of individual monthly workshops is intended to allow you and your child to explore different art mediums in an open and undirected way, starting with printing, then charcoal, then painting and finally yoga. There will be mess but there will also be fun!
Cost: €5 Per Child Per Workshop (Accompanying Adult is Free).
Booking and further information from Box Office on 01-8852622.

MORE:
Exploring Printing and Stamping / April
Exploring Scribbling And Mark Making / June
Exploring Yoga Stories / August

Workshop Notes:
These workshops are designed for children aged 2-4 years. Please respect age limits as each workshop has been designed especially for this age range. All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child. These sessions are only suitable for one parent/guardian and accompanying child (without siblings).

SongSchool One Day B.A.S.S BLAST

SongSchool One Day B.A.S.S BLAST

Fri 3 Aug 2018

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FRI 03 AUG 2018 / 10AM-8PM WITH A CONCERT AT 7PM
Draíocht Studio   Age: 13-18 Years  Cost: €10

This follow up workshop day is for Summer Song School participants and all past Band And Song Support participants. Come along, create music and perform in this exciting follow-up one day workshop. Along with the experienced SongSchool crew, we will spend the day writing or rewriting and jamming up ideas, arranging, rehearsing and finally performing new and original, or rejigged material created, for a showcase that very evening in Draíocht’s Studio.

Booking is through Box Office, tel: 01-8852622

Exploring Yoga Stories with Joe Quinn

Exploring Yoga Stories with Joe Quinn

Draíocht and Early Years - Exploring More With Early Years Arts

Tue 14 Aug 2018 Draiocht Workshop Room // €5 Per Child (Accompanying Adult Free)

10.20AM-11.10AM & 11.30AM-12.20PM (50 MINS)
Joe Quinn will lead us through stories and yoga stretches … stretch like a tree, arch like a cat, stand like a warrior. Explore, relax and enjoy a stretch and a yarn.

This series of individual monthly workshops is intended to allow you and your child to explore different art mediums in an open and undirected way, starting with printing, then charcoal, then painting and finally yoga. There will be mess but there will also be fun!
Cost: €5 Per Child Per Workshop (Accompanying Adult is Free).
Booking and further information from Box Office on 01-8852622.

MORE:
Exploring Printing and Stamping / April
Exploring Scribbling And Mark Making / June 
Exploring Painting With Fingers And Toes / July

Workshop Notes:
These workshops are designed for children aged 2-4 years. Please respect age limits as each workshop has been designed especially for this age range. All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child. These sessions are only suitable for one parent/guardian and accompanying child (without siblings).

Deirdre O’Kane - A Line of O’Kane
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Deirdre O’Kane - A Line of O’Kane

Thu 22 Nov 2018 8PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €18 conc

Deirdre O'Kane has really hit her stride. Footloose following a star turn on Dancing with the Stars and reveling in her return to stand-up, don't miss Deirdre at her hilarious best in a straight-talking look at twelve frantic months in the life of this fandango tripping, family minding, telly making, comedy dynamo. 

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"Unique star quality." The Guardian.

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

Before - A new play with much music by Pat Kinevane

Before - A new play with much music by Pat Kinevane

Fishamble: The New Play Company

Fri 23 - Sat 24 Nov 2018 8PM Main Auditorium

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From the team that brought you Forgotten, Underneath and the Olivier Award-winning Silent, Before is a new play with much music, set in Clery’s of Dublin, on the very day this iconic department store shuts - for good.  Pontius is inside, trying to choose a gift for his estranged daughter, whom he hasn’t seen for almost 20 years.  He will meet her in an hour.  This father’s journey is both beautiful and strange, from the isolation of his Midlands home, to the madness of O’Connell Street.  Some folk are impossible to buy for…

​Before was commissioned by Fishamble and has been in development with the support of the Arts Council, National Theatre Studio (London), and The Strollers Touring Network. 
Touring Nationwide

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Written & Performed by Pat Kinevane
Directed by Jim Culleton
Composed by Denis Clohessy
Costume Stylist Catherine Condell
Choreographer Emma O’Kane

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Frankie’s Guys

Frankie’s Guys

A celebration of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Fri 30 Nov - Sat 1 Dec 2018 8PM Main Auditorium // €25

'Frankie's Guys - A celebration of 'Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons' is a fast paced, energetic production with an authentic live concert feel. Putting their own charismatic stamp on timeless classics such as, 'Big Girls Don't Cry', 'Walk Like A Man', ‘Sherry’ & 'Oh What A Night', the boys take you on a nostalgic trip down memory lane and remind you exactly why ‘The Four Seasons’ sold over 100 million records and earned themselves a place in the prestigious 'Rock and Roll Hall of Fame'. With slick choreography, charm, charisma, brilliant audience participation and amazing live vocals, it’s clear to see why ’Frankie's Guys’ are receiving standing ovations up and down the country.

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Michael Harding: On Tuesdays I’m a Buddhist
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Michael Harding: On Tuesdays I’m a Buddhist

Fri 7 - Sat 8 Dec 2018 8PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €18 conc

Join Michael Harding as he reads from his latest memoir, ruminates on the difference between psychotherapy and religion and relates the story of his pilgrimage to Skellig Michael, in his ongoing search for meaning.

After many therapy sessions focused on an effort to uncover personal truth, and long solitary months on the road with a one man show, Harding is finally led to an artists' retreat in the shadow of Skellig Michael. Mixing stories from the road with dispatches from his Irish Times columns, On Tuesdays I'm a Buddhist is a spell-binding and powerful book about the human condition, the narratives we weave around the self, and the ultimate bliss of living in the present moment.

'What happens between one story and the next? That's the really interesting part. That's the space where we find bliss; where we float sometimes, suspended, and only for a brief moment. Perhaps only for a few scarce moments in an entire life.'

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"Harding’s latest attempt to find meaning in life is searingly honest, funny and self-deprecating." The Irish Times

"A spell-binding and powerful book about the human condition, the narratives we weave around the self, and the ultimate bliss of living in the present moment." Books.ie