Charlie’s a Clepto by Clare Monnelly
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Charlie’s a Clepto by Clare Monnelly

Presented by Axis Ballymun

Fri 2 Jun 2017 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €15 / €12 conc

Charlie is a kleptomaniac - the doctor told her. Reckons it stems from childhood trauma. But she has the robbin’ completely under control these days. For real. She has a bit of a mouth on her, but she’s only trying to be funny, give everyone a laugh, not cause trouble, like. Not today, of all days. She loves that little boy more than she ever thought it was possible to love another human. There’s a lot riding on these 24 hours, and if she keeps her head down, she’ll get him back.
Charlie’s a Clepto is a story about motherhood, messing up and doing your best to make it up.

Irish Times Irish Theatre award-nominated actor Clare Monnelly is known on stage and screen for roles with Druid Theatre Co, The Gate Theatre, Livin’ Dred Theatre Co and many more, as well as Moone Boy (Seasons 1 - 3), Identicals (2015) and Electric Frank (1998). She is currently filming for Nowhere Fast, a new RTÉ2 female-led comedy created by Alison Spittle. 
Directed by Aaron Monaghan.

Madagascar - Sensory Friendly Screening

Madagascar - Sensory Friendly Screening

Sat 3 Jun 2017 3PM Draíocht Studio // €5 adults & children Dur: 86 mins

Four zoo animals are shipped back to their homeland by an animal rights group that feels they belong in the wild. When the ship capsizes, the animals find themselves stranded in Madagascar. Having had humans care for them their entire life, they know nothing about survival and must work together with the locals to help them fit in.

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.

Bookings: 01-8852622

Fit Kids Fit Teens Movie Magic

Fit Kids Fit Teens Movie Magic

Fit Kids Fit Teens Dance School

Wed 7 Jun 2017 6.30PM Main Auditorium // €12 / €16 conc

Fit Kids Fit Teens Dance School presents their summer show 'Movie Magic' performed by the students from the Lucan, Celbridge and Navan classes. The performances are choreographed based on many family favourite movies. This show will fun and entertaining for the whole family.

Learn To Play Music Day 2017 - SOLD OUT

Learn To Play Music Day 2017 - SOLD OUT

With Castleknock School of Music / Mini Music & Instrumental Classes

Thu 8 Jun 2017 1.30PM-5.30PM // FREE // 6MTS-8+ YEARS

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 and it’s absolutely FREE. There are also ‘Mini Music Classes’ available for ages 6 months-8+ years. This promises to be a great afternoon to learn a little about music and have some fun.

Places are free but limited.
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

KidKast Showcase 2017

KidKast Showcase 2017

KidKast Castleknock Theatre School

Fri 9 Jun 2017 7PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €12 conc

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.

Family Day - Pastel Portraits

Family Day - Pastel Portraits

Sat 10 Jun 2017 12 NOON-3PM Draíocht Galleries // FREE

After a look around the exhibition ‘School Portraits’ with our artists, we will learn more about what portraits are about, what stories they tell, before creating our own colourful portraits, while learning to blend and mix with pastels … maybe you’ll be the model … maybe you’ll be the artist … or try your hand at both!  

Booking 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/ All children must be accompanied by an adult… and all adults must be accompanied by a child!

Route 66 Big Band Live in Concert
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Route 66 Big Band Live in Concert

Music From The 40’s To Today

Sat 10 Jun 2017 8PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €18 conc

Route 66 Big Band were formed in 1998 and over the years have played at weddings, festivals, charity fundraisers as well as at the Rose of Tralee Festival Ball in the Dome in Tralee. Made up of experienced musicians from Dublin, Meath and Kildare, with a fabulous brass and saxophone section, they are perfectly blended together to produce the very best in Big Band entertainment. Because of many, many requests from admirers to hear the band they began theatre performances in 2015 and have now acquired a strong following. The key to their success, as confirmed by their audiences, is the great mix of music that they play which appeals to every age group.

With hits from Amy Winehouse, Adele, Frank Sinatra, Paulo Nutini, Tom Jones, Tina Turner, Glen Miller & many more!

"I can’t wait for this band to come back, they were truly fantastic, great show / It was a great show, great music, class / A really entertaining show, the Route 66 Band were superb in every sense of the word." Audience Feedback From Previous Shows

West Side Story (1961)
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West Side Story (1961)

Wed 14 Jun 2017 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

Buoyed by Robert Wise's dazzling direction, Leonard Bernstein's score and Stephen Sondheim's lyrics, West Side Story remains perhaps the most iconic of all the Shakespeare adaptations to visit the big screen. This romantic musical update of 'Romeo and Juliet' won ten Oscars. The tale of a turf war between rival teenage gangs in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen and the two lovers who cross battle lines has captivated audiences for four decades.

Cert: PG  Dur: 151 mins  Dir: Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins
In association with Access Cinema

"One of the great American musicals and one radically told through dance." Daily Telegraph

There and Back Again - An Odyssey

There and Back Again - An Odyssey

Lyngo Theatre Company

Thu 15 - Fri 16 Jun 2017 10.15AM & 12.15PM Draíocht Studio // €7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class of 20+ / Age 6-11 yrs Dur: 60 mins

First written down 3,000 years ago, the Odyssey is the classic of classics, the mother of all stories, the ultimate source of myths and legends full of one-eyed giants, ghosts, Greeks, powerful magic and great adventure.

Follow CBeebies Patrick Lynch as he launches Ulysses and his companions on a fantastic voyage which comes to life on a big screen while he plays with sand, stones, boats, bowls, fire and water. The use of multiple cameras will magnify table-top props down to the smallest detail to turn a storm-in-a-teacup into an Aegean tempest, laying out the fundamental fable hidden in this classic of world-literature and proving that no matter how far you roam, there's no place like Homer.  

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"An artfully imaginative, skilfully presented visual and oral feast of family theatre." Mumsnet

Fred Cooke - Fredliner

Fred Cooke - Fredliner

Sat 17 Jun 2017 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €15

Fred Cooke is embracing his unique musical style of comedy with his new show ‘Fredliner’. It has been a phenomenal year for Fred supporting his hero Tommy Tiernan to packed crowds across the country. Throughout this time, he has established himself as part of ‘the premiere league of Irish funny men’ (Hot Press). ‘Fredliner’ brings to the stage the mayhem of his life, from his school days to the social chaos of his adulthood.

"Comedy genius. He has so much energy that he could power a small village in the west of Kerry." The Laughter Lounge

Dubliners’ Women - Adapted from James Joyce’s Dubliners
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Dubliners’ Women - Adapted from James Joyce’s Dubliners

In Association with The New Theatre Dublin & The James Joyce Centre

Sat 17 Jun 2017 8PM Main Auditorium // €16 / €14 conc // Dur: 60 mins

Immerse yourself in the hidden worlds of Eveline, Clay and The Boarding House, three short stories by one of the 20th Century's greatest writers, James Joyce. Dubliners' Women shines a light on the female narratives in Joyce's iconic collection of stories and their resonances with Ireland today, dealing with themes such as marginalisation, familial bonds and reproductive rights. The show is performed in a playful format using elements of physical comedy and clowning to bring the three Dubliners stories to life.

Starring Katie O’Kelly, Madi O’Carroll & Gordon Quigley
Directed by Sarah Baxter
Join the Actors for a free post show discussion.

"A delicate, balanced and wistful evening of theatre ... [Joyce] would have felt his immortal stories well served by this production, lit as well as it is directed and played." The Sunday Independent

"Old fashioned storytelling that is touching, funny, and performed with gusto by a marvellous cast ... an hour of near impeccable theatre." The Reviews Hub

"Dubliners Women' exudes a lively sense of playfulness immersed in an exceptional interplay of light and shadow." The Arts Review

The Dublin Ballet Academy Summer Gala 2017

The Dublin Ballet Academy Summer Gala 2017

Sun 18 Jun 2017 2PM & 6PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €15 conc // Family Ticket 2 Adults/2 Children €50 (pls phone Box Office for Family Ticket)

This highly entertaining end of year production for all the family will showcase the amazing talent of the students with excerpts from some of the biggest ballets including Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Giselle, Coppélia and many more. Wearing spectacular costumes, students ranging from 3 years to 18 years, from three centres in Tyrrelstown, Blanchardstown and Drumcondra, combine to make this a most memorable event. 

Family Ticket 2 Adults/2 Children €50
Please phone Box Office for Family Ticket on 01-8852622

Between Your Love and Mine - A requiem by Leonard Cohen - SOLD OUT
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Between Your Love and Mine - A requiem by Leonard Cohen - SOLD OUT

Presented by Mend and MakeDo Theatre Company

Wed 21 Jun 2017 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €16 conc // Dur: 80 mins (no interval)

Work on Leonard Cohen's requiem, Between Your Love and Mine, began last summer. Using only the music and words of Leonard Cohen and with the singer's full cooperation, novelist and poet John MacKenna, a longtime friend of Leonard Cohen, devised a piece of theatre which features a broad range of Cohen's work, sung and spoken - excerpts from Cohen's Book of Mercy; a late and unpublished poem; songs from across the singer's career and arrangements of later work - to produce a requiem that not only remembers young friends and those who mourn them but also, ironically, commemorates Leonard Cohen, whose unexpected death came just two weeks after he had approved the final draft of Between Your Love and Mine.
The 80 requiem features fourteen songs and an overture by Leonard Cohen, plus extracts from his Book of Mercy and a new and unpublished poem.

Musical director for the requiem is Aisling Carter and it features the voices of Eric Butler, Katie Jacques and Shane Sullivan. The band features Aisling Carter on keyboard, Lucy Deegan on cello; Annie-Rose Deegan on violin; David Day on percussion. Lighting: Tom Kennedy.
Spoken word is by Angela Keogh and John MacKenna, who also Directs the requiem.

MORE ... Leonard Cohen wins 2017 Juno Award for "Artist of the Year"

"Behold the gates of mercy, in arbitrary space, and none of us deserving the cruelty or the grace, o solitude of longing where love has been confined, come healing of the body, come healing of the mind." Leonard Cohen

Stagezone on Stage 2017

Stagezone on Stage 2017

Stagezone Theatre School

Sat 24 - Sun 25 Jun 2017 2PM & 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €17 / €15 conc

Join the energetic young stars of Stagezone Theatre School with a show for all the family packed with great songs and dance routines from Jungle Book, Little Red Riding Hood, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Peter Pan, Bugsy Malone, Back to the 80’s, Sweet Charity and Shrek! 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.

Summer Projects 2017 - Fingal Film School - SOLD OUT

Summer Projects 2017 - Fingal Film School - SOLD OUT

Mon 26 - Fri 30 Jun 2017

MON 26- FRI 30 JUNE 2017  10AM-4PM    
Age Range: 13-16 Years  Cost: €55

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 workshop will conclude with a screening of the films. These workshops are an initiative of Fingal Arts Office.

Booking through Box Office: 01-8852622

Thelma & Louise (1991)
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Thelma & Louise (1991)

Wed 28 Jun 2017 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

Simultaneously funny, heart-breaking and peppered with action, Ridley Scott's Thelma & Louise is a potent, well-acted road movie that transcends the feminist message at its core. Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon play Thelma and Louise, two working-class friends who together have planned a weekend getaway from the men in their lives, one an overbearing oaf and the other simply will not commit. After an altercation at a bar, the two decide that they have no choice but to go on the run. Also stars Brad Pitt and Harvey Keitel.

Cert: Club  Language: English  Dur: 130 mins  Dir: Ridley Scott
In association with Access Cinema

Mack Fleetwood - Rumours
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Mack Fleetwood - Rumours

The Premium Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band

Fri 30 Jun 2017 8PM Main Auditorium // €22 / €20 conc

It is 40 years since the iconic Rumours album was released and the songs are still as fresh and relevant today. Mick Fleetwood called Rumours ‘the most important album we ever made’, because it was this record’s success that allowed Fleetwood Mac to continue making music for years afterwards. Rolling Stone ranked it number 25 in its ‘500 Greatest Albums of All Time’ list. This show features all the greatest hit songs on the Rumours album plus many more. A must for Fleetwood Mac fans!

photo credit: Trevor Quinn