Cancelled: The Sand Park
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Cancelled: The Sand Park

Seamus O’Rourke / Big Guerilla Productions

Sat 26 Sep 2020 Main Auditorium

Please Note: This event has been Cancelled.
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Rescheduled: Looking for América

Rescheduled: Looking for América

Federico Julián González & Janet Moran / Presented as part of Dublin Theatre Festival

Sat 3 Oct 2020

Please Note: This event is has been rescheduled to 15 October.
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Rescheduled: The Man in the Woman’s Shoes

Rescheduled: The Man in the Woman’s Shoes

Loco and Reckless Productions / Written and performed by Mikel Murfi

Fri 9 Oct 2020

Please Note: This event is has been rescheduled to 13 November.
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New Date - Looking for América
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New Date - Looking for América

Federico Julián González & Janet Moran / Presented as part of Dublin Theatre Festival

Thu 15 Oct 2020 8PM Main Auditorium // €16 / €14 conc

Please Note: This event is has been rescheduled from 03 October.
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Last summer, Fede and his 74-year-old mother set off on a quest through Havana to look for América. Shared memories, conflicting recollections and offline maps led them through their past. A past peopled with ghosts scattered among grand avenues, dark lanes and unnerving dead ends in the city that had taken them in, more than 30 years before. They spoke to shop-keepers, taxi drivers, old ladies and more importantly to each other. When they were about to give up, they found her.  

Following his Father’s arrest by a Military Junta, at the age of five, Fede and his family were forced to flee the Salvadoran Civil war. There followed years of continuous moving throughout Latin America with his mother and brother as they sought sanctuary.

Looking for América charts two journeys. The journey of that night in Havana looking for a Salvadoran ex-Guerilla fighter called América, and the journey of escaping the catastrophe that had engulfed his country decades before.  A catastrophe whose after effects still resonate today.

Sometimes the idea of home has to be remade. And remade. And remade.

Directed by Janet Moran
Written and Performed by Federico Julián González
Sound and AV design by Mark Jackson

Production for DTF made possible with the generous support of Draíocht and Mermaid.
Originally commissioned by Mermaid Arts Centre and Pavilion Theatre for THISISPOPBABY's Where We Live Festival 2020.

The Happy Prince & The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde

The Happy Prince & The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde

Bewley’s Café Theatre & The Wilde Garden Adventure

Sat 17 Oct 2020 12 NOON & 3PM / Age 5+ / Dur: 50 mins Main Auditorium // €7 / €5 conc


The Happy Prince is perhaps the best loved and most enduringly popular of all Oscar Wilde’s stories. It is the bittersweet tale of a gregarious swallow who befriends a melancholy statue while en route to Egypt. The bird helps the Prince to alleviate the suffering of his poor citizens and in doing so learns profound truths about the nature of love and suffering. This masterful piece of storytelling by Michael James Ford is accompanied by a haunting new score by Philip Dodd.

The Happy Prince is paired with a new production of The Selfish Giant, Wilde’s delightful exploration of selfishness, love and redemption. Michael James Ford co-stars with well-known actress Bairbre Ní Chaoimh, along with three enchanting puppet children, created by Martin Cahill.

This family double-bill will start with The Selfish Giant (15 mins), followed by The Happy Prince (35 mins).
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"Bittersweet and delightfully witty ... Michael James Ford has an enchanting style of storytelling that leaves the audience hanging on his every word." Sunday Tribune

"Michael James Ford is mesmerising as he carries us through Wilde’s perfect mixture of magic, exoticism, mundane reality and insensitive, shortsighted pragmatism and vanity. " Irish Examiner

Before
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Fishamble: The New Play Company / Written and performed by Pat Kinevane

Fri 23 Oct 2020 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €16 conc


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…
Directed by Jim Culleton

WINNER: HERALD ARCHANGEL AWARD, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019

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"You fight back tears. Of course you do. It’s Kinevane - a rare and truly compelling talent." ★★★★★ The Herald, Scotland

"... another profoundly affecting tour de force from Kinevane." ★★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

"Kinevane’s performance works like a spell… a real showstopper." ★★★★ Irish Times

"​... extraordinary collaboration... soul-searching, achingly touching gem ..." ★★★★ Sunday Times

According To Sydney
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According To Sydney

Starring Rose Henderson

Thu 5 Nov 2020 8PM Main Auditorium // €16 / €14 conc


According to Sydney, everything has gone into decline: morality, masculinity, social behaviour... According to Sydney, the colour green should be outlawed. According to Sydney, plays should be dark, funny and short. Rose Henderson plays Ruth, a law graduate who has been married for twenty-five years to the opinionated Sydney, who has sadly died. It’s important to spot the warning signs when a loved one is driving you over the edge, but did Ruth help him on his way? Did she go too far, in the end? Who is the woman who turned up at his funeral, wearing red shoes? Ruth didn’t mean to kill him ... but in the end, something had to give.

Written by Gerry Lynch, Starring Rose Henderson (Father Ted/Fair City/ Weighing In/ Take Off Your Cornflakes) and directed by Caroline FitzGerald.
Dur: 50 mins (no interval)

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New Date: The Man in the Woman’s Shoes
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New Date: The Man in the Woman’s Shoes

Loco and Reckless Productions / Written and performed by Mikel Murfi

Fri 13 Nov 2020 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €16 conc

Please Note: This event has been rescheduled from 09 October.
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It’s October 1978. Pope John Paul the First is not long dead, autumn is closing in and Pat Farnon has ‘some business’ to do in town. The Man in The Woman’s Shoes follows Pat Farnon as he walks the 5 miles to town and back again and the marvels that he meets along the way.  It’s a charming encounter - an ageing man still with a boundless enthusiasm for life. Hilariously funny, tender and at times downright daft, The Man in The woman’s Shoes, will leave you uplifted and in love with life again.

Originally commissioned by The Hawk’s Well Theatre Sligo and Sligo Co.Council Arts Service as part of the Bealtaine Festival 2012, The Man In The Woman’s Shoes has toured to Manhattan and Philadelphia in 2015 as well as a sell out, three week run at the Abbey Theatre on the Peacock stage in Dublin. In 2016 it returned to NYC and also played to full houses over three weeks at the Tricycle Theatre in London. It played again at the Irish Arts Centre in NYC in Sept/ Oct 2018 and has been touring Ireland ever since.

"New York Times" Astonishing acting.

"Times of London" A miniature masterpiece.

"Sunday Times " Extraordinary physical performance…sharp observational comedy.

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