Preparing For Section 3 - Art Appreciation

Preparing For Section 3 - Art Appreciation

SECONDARY SCHOOLS – LEAVING CERTIFICATE

Mon 5 Jan - Tue 31 Mar 2015 // €1 per student // Dur: 40 Mins

SEPT-DEC 2013
COST: €1 per student / DUR: 40 MINS

This section of the Leaving Certificate exam paper often includes a question on visiting an exhibition.  Facilitated by artist Andrew Carson, this tour gives students an opportunity to ask questions and find out further information about Draíocht’s exhibitions, focus on how we layout, install, display and light work. They will also have an opportunity to make notes, sketches and diagrams.

Contact Sarah on tel 01 809 8029 to arrange a tour that will help students answer possible questions around gallery installation and exhibitions. Tours are approx 40mins with a cost of €1 per student. All material will be provided. Please give at least 2 weeks notice.



Stagezone Singing Dancing & Drama Classes at Draiocht

Stagezone Singing Dancing & Drama Classes at Draiocht

Stagezone Theatre School - Fridays & Saturdays

Fri 9 Jan - Sun 21 Jun 2015

Singing Dancing & Drama Classes at Draíocht
With an emphasis on Musical Theatre
Ages 4+


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


Saturdays
Stagezone Dance & Drama Classes (Children) 
10.30am-11.30am

Contact information for Stagezone:

Stage Zone
Gladys Coyle (01) 821 2280

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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 Aidan Gately on 01-8098024 for more information and hire fees or email aidan@draiocht.ie or go to our Room Hires Section  http://www.draiocht.ie/about/room_hire/



Create Dance Spring 2015

Create Dance Spring 2015

Dance workshops with dancers Mark Rogers and Philippa Donnollan

Sat 17 Jan - Sat 28 Feb 2015

JR GROUP: 5-8 YRS (12.30-1.30pm) &
SNR GROUP 9-15 YRS (2-3pm)

Now in its 2nd year, dancers and facilitators Mark Rogers and Philippa Donnollan continue to work magic with dance with this group of children who love to dance and also happen to have an intellectual disability. Parents and siblings of a similar age also take part. During each of these engaging workshops we experiment with dance in a fun and creative environment.

This term participants will concentrate on music of different tempos and from different cultures from around the globe. Participants will watch, listen and feel, while dancing, laughing and creating.
If you have a child aged between 5-16 years with a love of dance, please get in touch.

Places are free, but limited and must be booked in advance. If you would like to find out more about this project, check out our website or contact sarah@draiocht.ie. Booking tel: 01-8098029.

SATURDAYS: 17 JANUARY TO 28 FEBRUARY (6 WEEKS)

 



D15 Youth Theatre Spring 2015

D15 Youth Theatre Spring 2015

February to March 2015

Tue 27 Jan - Tue 31 Mar 2015

Now in our 4th year, the Dublin 15 Youth Theatre will work with one classic and one contemporary script for the first part of the year. This script work will later feed into a full scale production in Summer 2015 - so keep your eyes on the website for an upcoming D15 Youth Theatre Show!

If you are interested in finding out more about D15YT, please contact Sarah on 01 8098029 or sarah@draiocht.ie or log on to the D15 Youth Theatre Facebook page for up to date details.



Youth Film Club - 8 Week Course - SOLD OUT

Youth Film Club - 8 Week Course - SOLD OUT

Draiocht, Fingal County Council Arts Office & CreateSchool

Tue 3 Feb - Tue 21 Apr 2015 Draíocht Studio // €2 per week / €16 for 8 weeks

Are you interested in Filmmaking? 

Draíocht in Partnership with Fingal County Council Arts Office is offering young people the opportunity to establish a Film Club in Draíocht! 
This
 8 week course will be delivered on Tuesday evenings by multimedia experts CreateSchool at Draíocht, starting on Tuesday 3rd February.
Time: 6.30pm-9pm / Age Range: 14-18 years

Participants can expect to learn about the language of filmmaking, scripting, storyboarding, crew management and the technical aspects of filmmaking such as framing, lighting and editing. Participants will implement the theoretical learning in practical hands-on sessions over the course of eight workshops.  The goal is to make a film to a professional standard and screen it for an invited public on the last evening.  There is potential to enter the film into a film festival at a later stage. 

Admission: €2 per week / €16 for 8 weeks.

Dates:
Week 1: Tuesday 3rd February
Week 2: Tuesday 10th February
Week 3: Tuesday 24th February
Week 4: Tuesday 3rd March
Week 5: Tuesday 10th March
Week 6: Tuesday 24th March
Week 7: Tuesday 14th April
Week 8: Tuesday 21st April
 

Booking Contact Details:
Booking: Book Now with  Box Office on 01-8852622 (Limited Availability)
If you've any questions about this course please contact Sarah/Leigh, email sarah@draiocht.ie or phone 01 8098029.


  

 



Acrylic For Beginners - SOLD OUT
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Acrylic For Beginners - SOLD OUT

With Jenny Cleary

Wed 4 Feb - Wed 11 Mar 2015 1PM-3PM Draíocht Workshop Room // Course Fee: €95 / €75 conc

WEDNESDAYS, 1PM-3PM
6 WEEKS / 04 FEB-11 MAR 2015
Draíocht Workshop Room
Course Fee: €95 / €75 conc
Materials must be supplied by participants. A list is available upon booking.

This is a complete beginners workshop in acrylic painting to discover the benefits and skills involved in using acrylic paint. We will be exploring different painting techniques, composition, colour mixing, light and shade and layering. We will be using famous artsists' works and styles as inspiration and our subject matters will vary from landscapes to still lives. Each individual will be shown how to start their own personal project and to develop their styles and technical skills.

Draíocht has a number of Access Places available on all its courses. If you would like to nominate someone to participate who may not have the fee, please contact Emer McGowan on 01-8098027 or emer@draiocht.ie in confidence. Draíocht is committed, within its resources, to access to the arts for all.


Book Now through Draíocht’s Box Office on 01-8852622.
For more info email emer@draiocht.ie



Acrylic Intermediate
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Acrylic Intermediate

With Jenny Cleary

Wed 4 Feb - Wed 11 Mar 2015 10.30AM-12.30PM // Course Fee: €95 / €75 conc

WEDNESDAYS, 10.30AM-12.30PM
6 WEEKS / 04 FEB-11 MAR 2015
Draíocht Workshop Room
Course Fee: €95 / €75 conc
Materials must be supplied by participants. A list is available upon booking.

This class is for anyone who has already attended one of the previous acrylic workshops in Draiocht. In these classes participants will further evolve their personal styles. We will be looking at how to create landscapes in different seasons and weather conditions. We will particularly be exploring expressionism and how to show emotion and moods in your paintings using colours and perspectives.


Book Now through Draíocht’s Box Office on 01-8852622. For more info email emer@draiocht.ie

Draíocht has a number of Access Places available on all its courses. If you would like to nominate someone to participate who may not have the fee, please contact Emer McGowan on 01-8098027 or emer@draiocht.ie in confidence. Draíocht is committed, within its resources, to access to the arts for all.



Understanding Modern Art for Beginners - SOLD OUT
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Understanding Modern Art for Beginners - SOLD OUT

With Des McGuinness

Thu 5 Feb - Thu 12 Mar 2015 Draíocht Workshop Room // Course Fee: €45 / €35 conc

THURSDAYS, 11.30AM-12.30PM
6 WEEKS / 05 FEB-12 MAR 2015
Draíocht Workshop Room
Course Fee: €45 / €35 conc

This six week course is designed for those curious about or interested in modern and contemporary art. Each hour long session will include an illustrated talk and a short group discussion. The course will map-out art movements and discuss questions of beauty, colour, composition, content, form and meaning. Visits to both Draiocht’s Galleries and one other in Dublin, will also be included. Des McGuinness is passionionate about sharing his love and knowlege of art/art history. His professional involvement includes  The School of Communications, DCU, where he taught modules on 'art and modernism, 'image analysis’ and 'visual culture'.

Draíocht has a number of Access Places available on all its courses. If you would like to nominate someone to participate who may not have the fee, please contact Emer McGowan on 01-8098027 or emer@draiocht.ie in confidence. Draíocht is committed, within its resources, to access to the arts for all.



Bartosz Kolata

Bartosz Kolata

Circus

Fri 20 Feb - Sat 25 Apr 2015 Ground Floor Gallery

Photographs taken of the early 1900s circus community in the USA were an inspiration for Bartosz Kolata as he began to work on this collection of paintings, Circus.By combining figures from this enchanting era with modern day people, Kolata explores the humour and absurdity of human nature. With the inclusion of spectacular vintage acrobats, clowns, animals and freaks, Circus explores the dark, pessimistic view that human existence has no sublime meaning or value. 
This exhibition sees the circus, which is usually considered a place of fun and excitement, stripped of these romantic and sentimental ideals in order to learn about humans and the need for traditions and conservative values.
Circus is a compelling, dark, and at times humorous, exploration into human nature through sublime and alluring painting. 

Some background:
In 1915 Fred Bradna became the Equestrian Director of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus and remained in that position until 1945. They were a part of the show in Hartford Circus in 1944 which saw one of the worst fire disasters in the history of the USA with an estimated 167-169 people dead and more than 700 injured. The show was attended by approximately 7,000 people.

"Some photographs of Fred Bradna's troop were a starting point for my canvases. In these paintings I challenge myself with my pessimistic worldview and believe that human existence has no sublime meaning or value. My works are often on the borderline of being kitschy and comical. That is how I see the circus when it is stripped of its romantic and sentimental vision. In these paintings I assemble different and sometimes opposite situations, using my own sense of humour. By combining vintage acrobats, animals, clowns and freaks with modern day people I try to express the senselessness and absurdity of our nature. By constantly staying with traditional and conservative values, we are unable to deal with our consciousness, leading us to unhappiness and in the end to destruction." Bartosz Kolata

Read more on Bartosz's website ... here ... and ... here ... 

Draiocht's Galleries are open Monday to Saturday 10am-6pm. Admission is Free.



Jenny Fox

Jenny Fox

Distant Thoughts and Faded Songs

Fri 20 Feb - Sat 25 Apr 2015 First Floor Gallery

Jenny’s work is an emotional response to light and space, exploring the concept of place. The predominant mood behind her work is one of dense stillness and unhindered horizon, a sense of quiet and restfulness; an empty place, as if the subject has simply stepped out. Her canvases can appear empty, cold and pared back, but on closer inspection are rich with subtle texture and tone, her colours muted, almost monochrome at times, like the diffused sunlight on an overcast day; indistinct structures nestling within this abstract place veiled by a transparent mist. The composition evolves as the process of applying plaster and oil paint begins. It is these materials, and their application, which creates an environment where things can happen by chance. It is this element of chance which provides the moment of excitement, when the work is led somewhere unexpected . This continues throughout the making process, as the work builds in layers of thin colour, settling into crevices and filling spaces, only to be sanded or scratched back and then re-applied, gradually building a richness of depth.

Jenny works on as many as eight pieces simultaneously. She was brought up in Mayo and now lives and works in Co. Tipperary. A graduate of NCAD, her work is represented in several public collections, including those of University College Dublin, Iona Tech and TSB, as well as private collections in Ireland, UK and Germany.

Draiocht's Galleries are open Monday to Saturday 10am-6pm. Admission is Free.



The Girl who Forgot to Sing Badly

The Girl who Forgot to Sing Badly

Theatre Lovett

Fri 27 - Sat 28 Feb 2015 Main Auditorium // €7 Adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class

10 Reasons to See ‘The Girl Who Forgot to Sing Badly’ ... 

Sometimes it takes a girl-sized human to solve an adult-sized problem.

Peggy O’Hegarty and her parents are packers. They squeeze fruit into tins, foxes into boxes, even bikes into brown paper bags. And all the while Peggy sings with the voice of an angel – a grossly unfortunate angel, who can’t sing at all. But one day work stops working, and the jobs stop coming, and Peggy steps outside to find that winter has arrived… and everyone in her city gone! 
Ingenious performer Louis Lovett leads the audience on an untamed adventure that crosses snowy lands and wild seas. As Peggy desperately tries to save the day, we learn about love, loss, the reassurance of goats, and the courage to sing gloriously on or off-key.
Suitable for ages 7+ and adults of all ages.

Written by Finegan Kruckemeyer, Directed by Lynne Parker, Performed by Louis Lovett, Produced by Muireann Ahern Lovett.
The Girl Who Forgot to Sing Badly was originally produced by The Ark in association with Theatre Lovett.

FRI 27 FEB   10AM & 12 NOON
SAT 28 FEB  2PM & 4PM
Main Auditorium // €7 Adults / €5 children
Duration: 75 mins / Age 7+

 

 

 

"The theatrical equivalent of going to bed on Christmas Eve ..." The Sunday Times

"Tremendously entertaining" THE GUARDIAN

"Riotously inventive" THE SCOTSMAN

"'Lovett makes the experience seem as natural and interactive as a warm hug'" THE IRISH TIMES

"An absolute gem of a production" RTE’S THE VIEW

"The Girl who Forgot to Sing Badly not only works, it wows." THE NEW YORK POST

Tours for Primary Classes

Tours for Primary Classes

MARCH 2015

Mon 2 - Tue 31 Mar 2015 // FREE // Dur: 50 mins

Visit Draíocht’s two exhibitions spaces, encourage students to examine and voice their opinion about the artist and their work and explore the rest of the building including our two theatre spaces, backstage and dressing rooms. Please book with Sarah, e: sarah@draiocht.ie or phone 01-809 8029. Tours will take approx 50 minutes, are free, but are subject to availability. Class numbers are restricted to 30 students with accompanying teacher. 



The Case Against 8 (2014)
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The Case Against 8 (2014)

Film at Draíocht

Wed 4 Mar 2015 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

The Case Against 8 is an account of the epic five-year legal battle that overturned Proposition 8. Co-directors Cotner and White take us on a riveting, hold-your-breath, behind the scenes look at the historic Californian trial that overturned the controversial constitutional amendment. The story first made headlines with the unlikely pairing of Ted Olson and David Boies, political foes who last faced off as opposing attorneys in Bush v. Gore. The film also follows the plaintiffs, two gay couples who find their families at the centre of the same-sex marriage controversy. This extraordinary film provides fly-on-the-wall coverage of a trial the public was never allowed to see.

Winner - Audience Award, SXSW Film Festival 2014

Winner - Best Director, Sundance Film Festival 2014

Cert: TBC / Language: English / 109 mins

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GAZE On Tour is a project to share stories about the LGBT experience with a wider audience by screening our films in increased locations across Ireland.




Reeling in the Showbands 2015 - SOLD OUT
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Reeling in the Showbands 2015 - SOLD OUT

It’s Back, it’s Bigger & it's Better!

Thu 5 Mar 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €32 / €30 conc

Go back in time to this magical era and never to be repeated time in Irish popular music! Compere Ronan Collins will sing his renowned tributes to Joe Dolan and Dickie Rock. Joining Ronan will be Lorraine McDonald, with her fantastic tribute to The Showband Ladies; the big sound of The Conquerors Showband and Eurovision stars Tommy and Jimmy Swarbrigg. Eileen Reid & Roly Daniels join the show for the very first time as well as seasoned entertainer supreme Paddy Cole.

Mojo Mickeybo
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Mojo Mickeybo

On Q Theatre Company

Fri 6 - Sat 7 Mar 2015 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €16 / €14 conc

Two actors perform seventeen parts in this fast paced, poetic and colourful play by award winning writer Owen McCafferty. It offers a child's-eye view of 1970s Belfast during one long, hot summer, when every day is a new adventure. Mojo and Mickybo are childhood friends who forge a friendship over a shared love for the film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, a defiance of the local gang led by “Gank the Wank” and a mania for making dens and digging to Australia, rolling down hills and avoiding their parents spitting bullets at each other. But while the children are busy having mock shoot-outs, the adults are warring for real. Whether it is the verbal bullets that fly between Mojo's parents or the real war that is taking place on the streets of Belfast. Events from the adult world bring reality crashing into a world of myth and make believe. This is a glorious, vivid play full of verbal swagger. Beneath its exuberance is a deep sadness for the blindness of sectarianism, the loss of innocence and how all heroes, even your father, fall in the end.

Dur: 60 mins (no interval)

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Family Day: Colour Like Kandinsky

Family Day: Colour Like Kandinsky

Sat 7 Mar 2015 Draíocht Galleries // FREE

Even as a child the Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky was really interested in colour. He used it to show emotion rather than to make objects look real. This family day we will take a look at some of his work and create some colourful pictures of our own inspired by this great artist, using chalks and oil pastels. So come along and learn a bit and have some fun with colour, with the help of our artists.

FAMILY DAY NOTES: SESSIONS ARE FREE, BUT SPACE IS LIMITED SO PRE-BOOKING ADVISED. 

NEW HOURLY SESSION TIMES ARE:
SESSION 1: 12.00PM-12.50PM
SESSION 2: 1PM-1.50PM
SESSION 3: 2PM-2:50PM

MAX 50 PER WORKSHOP // 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 / All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child!

Booking by phone: 01-8852622.

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Kieran Goss – Live & Solo

Kieran Goss – Live & Solo

With special guest Annie Kinsella

Sat 7 Mar 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €25

'One man, one guitar and a voice sent express mail from Heaven’.... Time Out

Long hailed as one of Ireland's leading songwriters and performers, Kieran Goss’s music has won him fans across the globe. But if his songs have made him a star, his live shows have made him a legend. Live on stage is where Kieran Goss really shines.

“The sense of fun is tremendous, the playing first rate and the songs are sheer quality. The encores were genuine, but only because the man is too.” The Irish Times
“Kieran Goss is one of the most gifted performers around today. He has an amazing ability to reach out to his audience and connect with them in a very special way. This guy is the real deal, and that's what makes him the star he is.” Don Williams
"I've toured with Kieran and watched him perform many times. I've seen him win the hearts of everyone in the room, not just with his great songs and instinctive musicality, but with his warmth and humour. It's the performance of an artist at the top of his game, delivered with intelligence and integrity... Kieran Goss is one of Ireland's national treasures.” Rodney Crowell

This is a rare chance to see Kieran performing live and solo. Don’t miss it!

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Ida (2013)
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Ida (2013)

Film at Draíocht

Wed 11 Mar 2015 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

Anna, an orphan raised in a convent, is preparing to take her vows when she’s sent to visit Wanda, her aunt and only living relative. A cynical, hard-drinking Communist Party judge, Wanda reveals that Anna’s real name is Ida and that her parents were Jews murdered during the Nazi occupation. So the two embark on an unusual journey through the wintry countryside to unearth their family’s dark history. An astonishing work, both graceful and haunting, the film’s beautiful black-and-white imagery is so artfully composed that every frame belongs in an exhibition. Ida is vibrant and intimate, a subtle portrait of two fascinating, contrasting women: the sheltered Ida, who is exploring her faith, and Wanda, who—having seen the worst of humanity—has no faith left.

Oscars 2015 - Nominations for Best Cinematography & Best Foreign Lanaguage Film 
Golden Globes 2015 - Nominated - Best Foreign Language Film
London Film Festival, 2013 - Best Film
Polish Film Awards, 2014 - Best Film, Best Director (Pawel Pawlikowski), Best Actress (Agata Kulesza)

Cert: Club / Language: Polish / 82 mins
 

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Foil, Arms and Hog 2015 - SOLD OUT

Foil, Arms and Hog 2015 - SOLD OUT

Thu 12 Mar 2015 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €12 / €10 conc

Dubbed by the critics as a ‘powerhouse of sketch comedy’, Foil Arms and Hog have recently completed a World tour, have over 4 million hits on Youtube, are starring on Jason Byrne’s upcoming TV3 show ‘Snaptastic’ and have sold out six years running at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In addition the lads recently won a comedy award at the Adelaide Fringe festival and are working on a sitcom for BBC3. In early 2014, the group embarked on a world tour, beginning in London and taking in Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Adelaide amongst others, culminating in a sell out show at the 1000 seater venue, Vicar Street in Dublin.

In this years show you’ll find out what happens at an Irish Intervention for a boy who ‘doesn’t drink’, you’ll see the self indulgent ‘La Bullshat’  theatre group, and you’ll meet Christian Rockers ‘God Vibrations’. Fantastically bizarre and deliriously funny, it’s sketch comedy at its best.

 

Little Gem
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Little Gem

Breda Cashe Productions

Thu 12 - Fri 13 Mar 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €14 conc / Early Bird: €14 (book before 09 Jan 2015)

Three generations of women tell us their story of one extraordinary year. Party girl Amber has brutal indigestion that the sambuca’s won’t shift. Lorraine loses it at work and is shipped off to see the ‘head doctor’. While Granny Kay ‘toys with the idea of Kermit’ scratching an itch that Gem no longer can. Be prepared to be enthralled and entertained in this revealing, poignant and hilarious play.


Starring the inimitable Anita Reeves and Hilda Fay with Kate Gilmore. Written and directed by Elaine Murphy.
 

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

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"Little Gem is a huge optimistic love poem to the spirit of all women." Irish Theatre Magazine

"Blazing authenticity." The Times

"Gurgles and giggles with life … Elaine Murphy’s delightful first play more than lives up to the title." The Guardian

Human Child - A Fairy Adventure Story
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Human Child - A Fairy Adventure Story

Collapsing Horse Theatre Company

Sat 14 Mar 2015 2PM & 4PM / Age 8+ yrs Draíocht Studio // €7 Adults / €5 children

Lelia is a bit bold. She doesn’t eat her dinner. She never goes to bed when she’s told. Her parents say she’s a worry. Her teacher says she’s a pain. She’s the kid who stands on the table. She’s the kid who won’t wash her hands. She’s the kid who has lots of friends but everyone is in her head.

She’s the kid who, from the end of her garden, hears a song that takes her on a wondrous journey to a place where she’s understood.

Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of weeping
that you can understand.

Inspired by changeling myths and the poetry of WB Yeats, Human Child is a blazing adventure fantasy story that mixes theatre, puppetry and live music. This is Collapsing Horse’s follow up to last year’s hit ‘Monster Clock’ which was dubbed ‘Best Children’s Theatre of 2012’ by The Irish Times.


Human Child is inspired by W.B Yeat’s The Stolen Child and is a beautiful, enchanting and highly exciting piece of theatre for the whole family. It is the story of a girl who struggles to be true to herself while growing up. She is pulled to become someone else but as the story magically unfolds she discovers a world where she is celebrated for just being herself.

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For children aged 8+ and anyone who has ever been a child.
Dur: 60 mins

WIN! WIN! WIN!
Thanks to our Friends in The Irish Fairy Door Company, everyone who books for this show will be entered into a draw to win a beautiful red Fairy Door ... Once at the 2pm show and once at the 4pm show ...

"It is impossible to walk out from this highly sophisticated piece of theatre without a smile on your face." Irish Theatre Magazine

"Absolutely magical. I went with a friend (both of us in our early twenties) we didn't know what to expect.... but it blew us away!" Emily Johnstone - Audience Member

The Three Tenors 2015
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The Three Tenors 2015

With Star Violinist & Local Guest Choir Scoil Thomais, Laurel Lodge

Sat 14 Mar 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €28 / €26 conc

This thrilling concert is packed with the world’s most beautiful and magical feel-good songs, from Sinatra (My Way/New York, New York), Leonard Cohen (Hallelujah) and The Dubliners (Song for Ireland), to Pavarotti (Nessun Dorma) and Elvis (Love Me Tender) plus a rousing Irish Selection to include Song for Ireland and The Wild Rover. The trio, Declan Kelly, Ray O’Hare and Dominic McGorian bring a very warm atmosphere to their concert and encourage their audience to join in with them.

 

Jimmy’s Hall (2014)

Jimmy’s Hall (2014)

Film at Draíocht

Wed 18 Mar 2015 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

In 1921, to meet the needs of the young people of rural Leitrim, Jimmy Gralton, in spite of his reluctance to cause upset to his old enemies (the Church and the local landowners), decides to reopen the local ‘Hall’, where the local young people meet to learn, to argue, to dream … but above all to dance and have fun. Success comes quickly, but the growing influence of Jimmy and his radical ideas is not to the taste of everyone in the village.

Cert: 15A / Language: English / 109 mins

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That’s Entertainment!

That’s Entertainment!

Coolmine Musical Society

Fri 20 - Sat 21 Mar 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €16 / €14 conc

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes before the curtain goes up? Join Coolmine Musical Society as they celebrate the hoofers, the wannabees, the dancers and singers of the backstage musical. Laughter and tears, rehearsals and auditions, call-backs and casting come together in a fun packed show. With music from the Hollywood blockbusters right through to more recent backstage settings, this show will pack lots of surprises and send you home with a spring in your step.

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Lifeboat - SOLD OUT

Lifeboat - SOLD OUT

Spreacha 2015 - Catherine Wheels Theatre Company, Scotland

Tue 24 - Thu 26 Mar 2015 Spréacha on Tour

Lifeboat is the extraordinary true story of Bess Walder and Beth Cummings. Set in World War II, it is a story of courage, a story of survival and a story of enduring friendship. On Friday 13 September 1940, a ship, The City of Benares, set sail from Liverpool for Canada. On board were 90 evacuees escaping the relentless bombing and dangers of war torn Britain. Four days into the crossing, the ship was torpedoed and sank. Only eleven of the evacuees survived. Two fifteen year old girls, Bess Walder and Beth Cummings, spent 19 terrifying hours in the water on an upturned lifeboat. They willed each other to survive. Lifeboat tells their story.

Show Details:
SCHOOL SHOWS:
TUES 24 MARCH - 2 shows - SOLD OUT
WED 25 MARCH - 2 shows - SOLD OUT
THURS 26 MARCH - 2 shows - SOLD OUT

6 School Shows in total Available.
Age 9+ / Dur: 75 mins
Spréacha on Tour: School shows will take place in your school.
Tickets: €300 per school show for 120 students (so €2.50 per student)
Request our school booking information sheet by email from Leigh admin@draiocht.ie or by phoning Box Office 01-8852622.

Spréacha is presented by Draíocht in partnership with Fingal County Council.

"I was mesmerised from beginning to end … extraordinary talent." Audience Member

"At the end the audience wiped the tears from their eyes and rose to give them a standing ovation." The Scotsman



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Bright Days Ahead (2013)
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Bright Days Ahead (2013)

Film at Draíocht

Wed 25 Mar 2015 7.30PM Draíocht Studio // €7.50 / €6 conc

In this sophisticated French drama, a woman in her 60s (film icon Fanny Ardant, 8 Women, Confidentially Yours) falls for a much younger man (Laurent Lafitte, Little White Lies), her computer teacher at the local seniors’ club. As she finds herself courting danger—taking her young lover to places they could easily be discovered by her husband (Patrick Chesnais, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly)—she must decide if her retirement will mark the end for her marriage, or a new beginning.

Cert: Club / Language: French / 94 min

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Dalloway
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Dalloway

Dyad Productions with Rebecca Vaughan

Wed 25 Mar 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €16 / €14 conc / Early Bird: €12 (Book before 09 Jan 2015)

Its 1923 and the War is over. While Clarissa Dalloway prepares a party in Westminster, Septimus Smith is diagnosed with shell-shock, their memories and dreams magically intertwining with those of 15 other disparate souls, this hot blue day in June. Conjuring the hopes and regrets of middle and upper-class London, this adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s celebrated map of hearts, minds and memories offers a compellingly feminine response to the aftermath of the First World War. Written and directed by Elton Townend Jones (The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe). Performed by Rebecca Vaughan (Female Gothic, I, Elizabeth, Austen’s Women).


Early Bird: €12 (Book before 09 Jan 2015)

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"Richly re-imagined, exquisitely evocative stage adaptation, portrayed with heart breaking poignancy and passion." ★★★★★ Edinburgh Guide

"Breathtaking solo performance … beautifully designed and directed." ★★★★★ Fringebiscuit

A Prescription for Happiness with Dr Mark Rowe
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A Prescription for Happiness with Dr Mark Rowe

Verdant Productions

Thu 26 Mar 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €14 conc

A stimulating and entertaining evening presenting you with a tool-kit for meaning and well-being; a prescription for cultivating inner happiness in your own life. Dr Mark Rowe will take you on an empowering journey that guides you towards living a life filled with happiness, positivity and health. Packed full of life-enhancing information that can have a major impact on your physical, emotional and relationship wellbeing, this event will no doubt have transformative powers for many people. A well-known family doctor and healthcare entrepreneur, with over twenty years of experience, Dr Mark Rowe is practical and down to earth in his delivery and advice about how to create more happiness in your own life. Receive guidance on boosting your happiness and bouncing back from adversity. Dr Mark Rowe shows how you can become an active participant in your greatest asset – your own happiness and prosperity.

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"Dr Rowe has been an incredibly positive influence in my life. I’ve been taking Dr Rowe’s prescription for happiness for some time now and it’s made a huge difference to my life. I’ve lost 5 stone, I work harder, I’m healthier, I’m strengthening my relationships and I savour life more. I can’t recommend Dr Rowe’s workshop highly enough." Cian Foley

"Equips one with all the tools we need to set ourselves firmly on the path to inner happiness and fulfillment. Marks delivery style is full of such integrity and depth of knowledge you will leave ... with renewed vigour and clarity into how best to maximise your sense of well being for the rest of your life ... I would highly recommended this to anyone who wants to get the most out of life and know true happiness." Vivienne McSwiggan

The Fureys - SOLD OUT
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The Fureys - SOLD OUT

Fri 27 Mar 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €25 / €23 conc

Legends of Irish music & song The Fureys, renowned for their hit songs ‘I Will Love You’, ‘When You Were Sweet 16’, ‘The Green Fields Of France’, ‘The Old Man’, ‘Red Rose Café’, ‘From Clare To Here’, ‘Her Father Didn’t Like Me Anyway’, ‘Leaving Nancy’, ‘Steal Away’ and many more, are back in Draiocht this Season. The Fureys have been entertaining audiences worldwide for 36 years, audiences that have included former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, Former Irish President Mary McAleese and the late Pope John Paul while Tony Blair has publicly stated his favourite peace song of all time is the Fureys “Green Fields of France”. Recently Ireland President Michael D Higgins attended their concert in Dublin’s National Concert Hall. 
The Fureys are responsible for some of the most stirring music ever to capture the public imagination. Their folk based music has received standing ovations in some of the biggest concert halls of the world and they credit their musical ability to their parents, Ted and Nora, who were well known musicians themselves. They encouraged their sons to play music from a very early age and there was live traditional music in their house almost nightly. Their emotive songs stir many emotions….tears and laughter, sadness and joy. A Fureys concert is always a night to remember!
 

Michael Harding - Hanging with the Elephant - SOLD OUT

Michael Harding - Hanging with the Elephant - SOLD OUT

Sat 28 Mar 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €15

Michael Harding, author of six plays for the Abbey Theatre, including Una Pooka, Misogynist, and Sour Grapes and many more for other Irish theatre companies, he has lived a life of writing, reading acting and talking.

A chronicler of ordinary life in midland Ireland through his column in the Irish Times, no one was more surprised than he when he was struck down with a depression in the summer of 2012. His subsequent record of recovery, the multi-award wining book 'Staring at Lakes', brought him to a whole new level of engagement with audiences throughout the country.

To mark the publication of his latest book 'Hanging with the Elephant', Michael Harding takes to the Draiocht stage for one night only. Hear him speak with openness, honesty and great wit on how he continues to attempt to tame the ‘elephant’ – an Asian metaphor for the unruly mind. Hilarious yet poignant, homespun yet profound, down-to-earth yet prone to amazing flights of fancy, there's nothing quite like an evening with Michael Harding. 

Michael has previously won the Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards 2013 Non-Fiction Book of the Year and the John Murray Show Listeners Choice Award Book of the Year for his novel Staring at Lakes.

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"‘Often funny, occasionally disturbing and not without its moments of deep sadness, Harding has peeled back his soul and held it out on the palm of his hand for all to see’." Christine Dwyer-Hickey

Discover Theatre: Working as a Choir - Cancelled

Discover Theatre: Working as a Choir - Cancelled

Theatre Talks and Workshops for 14-18 year olds

Sun 29 Mar 2015

CANCELLED - APOLOGIES FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE



The Skeleton Twins (2014)
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The Skeleton Twins (2014)

Film at Draíocht

Wed 1 Apr 2015 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

After ten years of estrangement, twins Maggie and Milo coincidentally cheat death on the same day, prompting them to reunite and confront how their lives went so wrong. As the twins' reunion reinvigorates them both, they realize that the key to fixing their lives just may lie in fixing their relationship with each other. Comedy drama starring Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader & Luke Wilson.

‘The Skeleton Twins is beautiful, infectious and painfully honest in a way that's normally reserved for someone that you shared a womb with.’ That Movie Show

Cert: 15A / Language: English / Dur: 92 mins

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"By turns, unbearably poignant and laugh-out loud funny, this reveals hidden depths to Hader and gives Wiig a golden opportunity to reveal the subtlety of her range with a knock-out performance." Sky Movies

"The Skeleton Twins is beautiful, infectious and painfully honest in a way that's normally reserved for someone that you shared a womb with." That Movie Show



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Far Away From Me
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Far Away From Me

Written and directed by Amy Conroy, Presented by The Ark

Sat 4 Apr 2015 2PM & 4PM / Age 6+ Main Auditorium // €7 Adults / €5 children

Kevin is a little prince … at least that’s what his mum tells him. Kevin likes the idea of being a prince on a horse, a beautiful brown horse with a white splotch down his nose and galloping across the kingdom. His Kingdom. From his bedroom behind the 8th door, on the 8th floor of a tall building (one of eight in a row), Kevin can go anywhere. And he wants to go. Far away from here. So his towering imagination takes him on some high-flying adventures. But there’s a storm coming and he needs to decide what’s real and what’s not real as his fast paced fantasies land with a spectacular bump right there on his bed.

Far Away from Me is a new theatre show written and directed by Amy Conroy, inspired by The Princess and the Pea and infused with the wild energy of aerial performance, dance music and great storytelling.

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Leviathan (2014)
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Leviathan (2014)

Film at Draíocht

Wed 8 Apr 2015 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

Russian master Andrey Zvyagintsev shines again with this powerful drama, his latest after 2011’s Elena, about a man in a battle of wills against the shady mayor of his town. Kolia lives in a small North Russian town. He has his own auto-repair shop, which stands right next to the house where he lives with his young wife Lilya and son. His life takes a desperate turn when the mayor Vadim proposes to acquire his land. Kolia stands to lose everything he owns.

Cert: Club / Language: Russian / Dur: 140 mins



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Will Work 4 WiFi

Will Work 4 WiFi

Cormac Moore

Fri 10 Apr 2015 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €12.50

Will Work 4 WiFi is a brand new stand up show by Cormac Moore, dealing with the growing social problem of internet addiction. Having developed a tolerance to 56k dial up early in his life, the Spin1038 presenter found himself needing stronger and faster batches of WiFi to get the same buzz as before. A dependency and dangerous addiction soon followed. The highly entertaining and thought provoking show will deal with everything from sleep deprivation to the Illuminati and hopefully inspire more people to seek help and take back control of their lives. Cormac Moore’s regarded as one of the “best comedy prospects of late“ by the Capital Comedy Club Dublin, he was nominated for a PPI Radio Award in 2014 and has supported huge Irish acts such as David O'Doherty and Jarlath Regan.

Dur: 60 mins / Over 18s

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The Chronicles of Oggle
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The Chronicles of Oggle

Asylum Productions

Sat 11 Apr 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €14 conc

Meet Pakie. An orphan, a storyteller, an adventurer, a survivor. He may not be the sharpest sandwich in the toolbox, but Pakie knows a thing or two about the history of his native town - from the vicious Vikings, to the less-than Christian Brothers. Pakie’s a laugh a minute … but Pakie’s got secrets. Secrets the God fearing people of Oggle may not be ready to hear. This is a hilarious and heart-breaking story of small towns and even smaller minds.

Written and performed by Peter Gowen (Love/Hate, The Butcher Boy),and directed by Donal Gallagher (Love All, Love, Peace & Robbery).

The Chronicles of Oggle premiered in the Mall Arts Centre, in Youghal in April of last year, before transferring to the Everyman stage. 
The production ran for 7 performances and received standing ovations every night.

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"Excellent performance [and] writing ... hilarious ... " **** Irish Examiner

"A comic tale of our times ... startling, enjoyable and sad ... a sharply faceted performance ... " **** Irish Times

"(Gowan) conveys a turbulent upbringing with an infectious animation which has the audience reeling with laughter." playtosee.com

The Songs & Poems of Percy French

The Songs & Poems of Percy French

The Percy French Troubadours & Guests

Tue 14 Apr 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €15

Laugh, sing and maybe even shed a tear with the 18 strong Percy French Troubadours, who invite you to join with them for this evening of songs, poems and sketches by Percy French. Featuring all-time favourites ‘Are ye right there Michael?’, ‘The Darling Girl from Clare’, ‘To The West’, ‘The Four Farrellys’ and ‘Abdul Abulbul Amir’ (Percy’s first successful song), they’ll even give you a sheet with all the words to sing along! Having already raised over €40,000 for a variety of charities, this night will be in aid of St Francis Hospice, D15 with a contribution also going to Harold’s Cross Hospice.

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Charlie’s Country (2013)
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Charlie’s Country (2013)

Film at Draíocht

Wed 15 Apr 2015 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

Blackfella Charlie is getting older, and he's out of sorts. The intervention is making life more difficult on his remote community, what with the proper policing of whitefella laws that don't generally make much sense, and Charlie's kin and ken seeming more interested in going along with things than doing anything about it. With remaining traces of Charlie’s traditional way of life with his aboriginal community fast disappearing, he decides to take off and go back to the old way. But in doing so sets off a chain of events in his life that has him return to his community chastened, and somewhat the wiser.

Winner - Best Actor, David Gulpilil, Un Certain Regard, Cannes Film Festival 2014

★★★★ The Guardian

Cert: Club / Language: English / Dur: 108 mins



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The Dublin City Ramblers
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The Dublin City Ramblers

Thu 16 Apr 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €16 conc

The Dublin City Ramblers have thrilled audiences worldwide with their unique blend of Ballads, Folk, Humour and foot-tapping music. Their impressive career will be 45 years on the road touring in 2015, with over 30 albums, top ten hits, several awards for best Ballad/Folk Group and, to top it all off, 8 Gold Albums. It is certainly no wonder that they are classed as Ireland’s Number One Group! They have performed at most Major Festivals worldwide! Their music has also taken them all over Europe to rapturous receptions. Led by original and founder member Sean Mc Guinness who plays the mandolin, banjo and on vocals also. Sean has kept The Ramblers (as they are affectionately known), going throughout the years, and they are now stronger than ever. Hear them sing some of their hit songs including; "Flight Of The Earls", "The Ferryman", "Rare Old Times", "Dicey Reilly " and many more . Martin Corcoran & Pierce Plunkett who live in the Dublin 15 area are the other members of the group.

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The Games People Play
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The Games People Play

Rise Productions

Fri 17 Apr 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €16 / €14 conc

Winner of Best New Play at the Irish Times Theatre Awards and the sell-out success of Dublin Fringe Festival, Rise Productions returns with The Games People Play, the follow-up to their international smash hit Fight Night. Described as “THE state of the nation play for the negative equity generation,” this is a radical re-working of the Tír na nÓg myth. Niamh and Oisín were sold the dream – the house, the life, the kids. But what do you do when everything you ever dreamed of still isn’t enough? The mounting pressure of balancing family and career takes its toll, and one night a series of games starts to escalate, threatening to unravel their suburban paradise. Gripping family drama meets epic Celtic mythology, presented in the trademark ‘Theatre Strong Style’ of Rise Productions.

Dur: 75 mins

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"Riveting ... both a timeless story about two people lost inside a marriage, and a very contemporary Irish horror story of debt, desire and emigration." ★★★★ Irish Theatre Magazine



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)

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 promises to be very funny, thought provoking and challenging on the early life of one of the 20th Centuries greatest artists. One of Ireland’s best loved actor’s Bryan Murray (Fair City, Brookside, Bread and Irish RM) stars is this warm and hilarious new play.

Early Bird: €12 (book before 07 April 2015)

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Kon-TiKi (2013)
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Kon-TiKi (2013)

Film at Draíocht

Wed 22 Apr 2015 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

The Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl crossed the Pacific Ocean in a balsawood raft in 1947, together with five men, to prove that South Americans back in pre-Columbian times could have crossed the ocean and settled on Polynesian islands. Roenning and Sandberg’s masterful account of Heyerdahl’s staggeringly brave journey is unerringly faithful to the original story, as we follow Heyerdahl gathering financing for the trip with loans and donations, before setting off on an epic 101 day-long journey across 8,000 kilometers, all while the world was watching.

Cert: Club / Language: Norwegian & English / Dur: 118 mins

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The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh 2015
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The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh 2015

The Ultimate Classic Rock Double Tribute

Sat 25 Apr 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €16 conc

Widely regarded as one of the best live tribute acts in the country, The Illegals are back in Draiocht with their ever popular classic-rock tribute show. Now in their 18th year, The Illegals put on a formidable show replicating the sound of two of the greatest rock bands and delving deeper into the Eagles and Fleetwood Mac back-catalogues to keep their dynamic live show fresh but familiar to packed venues throughout Ireland.
Audiences really love The Illegals live – an entertaining three-hours of vocal harmony, superb musicianship, unforgettable songs and great fun - served up by a band at the top of its game.
You’ll hear classic tracks from Linda Rondstadt, Neil Young, Bonnie Raitt and others as well as all the top favourites from Eagles and Fleetwood Mac: Hotel California, The Chain, Desperado, Dreams and more … 

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"Top drawer - the best live music act in the country." Facebook

"Outstanding - The Rolls-Royce of Irish Rock." RTE

"Simply Stunning." The BBC

Human Capital (2014)
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Human Capital (2014)

Film at Draíocht

Wed 29 Apr 2015 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

We open on a dark, snowy night in Northern Italy and begin at the end. Approaching a stranger’s tragic death from three vastly different perspectives, the lives of two families, at first only loosely linked by their teenagers’ relationship, overlap in multitudinous ways to devastating effect. Valeria Golina and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, two of Italy’s leading actresses, star in a story based on Stephen Amidon’s best-selling book of the same name that twists love, class, and ambition into a singular, true-life story. 

Cert: Club / Language: Italian / Dur: 110 mins

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Tutus and Beyond
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Tutus and Beyond

Ballet Ireland

Thu 30 Apr 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €15 conc / €12 (Under 16s)

Following the sell-out success of ‘Swan Lake’, hailed as ‘one of best productions’ the company has done (Irish Mail on Sunday), Ballet Ireland return to Draíocht this Spring with ‘Tutus & Beyond’, a mixed programme which journeys from traditional classical ballet to the striking contemporary work being produced today.
Firstly comes Pas de Quatre - the romantic classic caused a sensation when it was created for the four greatest ballerinas of the time in 1845, who not wanting to share the spotlight, never danced together ever again!
Next up, Sing Sing Sing, inspired by Bob Fosse, a legendary choreographer of Broadway and Hollywood throughout the 60s and 70s.
The second half of the programme features the premiere of a powerful and magical new ballet, ‘Lost’, by Ludovic Ondiviela, who has taken inspiration from Irish mythology and Irish Faeries in the creation of this touching work.

With lighting by award winning designer Paul Keogan, this mixed programme shows the diversity of the company following its ‘wonderful tour’ (Sunday Independent) of Swan Lake which ‘ticked all the boxes’ (Sunday Independent).

Dancers include: Richard Bermange, Céline Le Grelle, Maria Ledesma, James Löffler, Jane Magan, Kesi Olley-Dorey.
 

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Giovanni’s Island (2014)

Giovanni’s Island (2014)

Primary School Film Screening in Draiocht - In association with the Irish Film Institute

Tue 5 May 2015 10.30am Main Auditorium // €5 per student / 2 teachers free per class

This gorgeous new anime (Japanses animation) concerns brothers Kanta and Junpei living a happy childhood on the island of Shikotan until the end of the Second World War when the island’s borders are altered. Russian occupation begins and with the new occupants comes Tanya, daughter of the Russian commander. Inspired by real-life events, this is a beautiful depiction of a childhood friendship which must overcome the obstacles of language, culture and history.

Film Details:
Japan • 2014 • Animation/Drama • 102 min • English subtitles • Director: Mizuho Nishikubo.

School Booking Details:
Suitable for 5th & 6th class pupils
Cost:€5 per student. 2 teachers free per class.
Booking tel: 01-8852622
Please let us know about any special needs at time of booking.


 



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Eastern Boys (2013)
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Eastern Boys (2013)

Film at Draíocht

Wed 6 May 2015 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

They come from all over Eastern Europe: Russia, Romania, Ukraine. They are Eastern boys. They hang around the Gare du Nord train station in Paris. They might be prostitutes, no-one knows for certain. Muller, a discreet man in his late 50s has his eye on one of them - Marek. One afternoon, Muller gathers his courage and speaks to him. The young man agrees to come visit Muller the following day, however, when the doorbell rings, Muller doesn't have the faintest idea that he has fallen into a trap.

Cert: Club / Language: French / Dur: 128 mins



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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. 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.

Early Bird: €14 (book before 07 April 2015)



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"Engrossing." New York Times

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



My Old Lady (2014)
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My Old Lady (2014)

Film at Draíocht

Wed 13 May 2015 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

New Yorker Mathias (Kevin Kline) journeys to Paris after learning that he's inherited a spacious apartment from his estranged father. Mathias hopes to simply liquidate his new property and return home, but his plan hits a snag when he discovers that the elderly Mathilde (Maggie Smith) and her daughter (Kristin Scott Thomas) are inhabiting the space and have no inclination - nor a legally enforceable reason - to leave. The apartment, he learns, is what the French call a viager, which, in accordance with centuries-old tradition, will not revert to his possession until its present occupant passes away. Writer-Director Israel Horovitz has created a witty and resonant blend of light comedy and heartfelt drama, in every sense, a mature work and the product of a master storyteller.

Cert: 12A / Language: English / Dur: 107 mins

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Moomin and Midsummer Madness (2008)
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Moomin and Midsummer Madness (2008)

Family Film at Draíocht

Sat 16 May 2015 3PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc / €5 children

A tranquil summer day is interrupted by a volcanic eruption, causing a flood in Moominvalley. The water rises higher and higher in the Moominhouse, forcing the family to take refuge in a strange house that floats by. The unusual lifeboat turns out to be a theatre set adrift. Moominpappa begins to write a play for the others to put on. The Finnish felt animated family are back for a new magical adventure based on Tove Jansson's well-loved books, for young children and big kids alike.

Cert: U / Language: English / Dur: 88 mins / Age: 5+



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