Michael Harding - On Tuesdays I’m a Buddhist - SOLD OUT
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Michael Harding - On Tuesdays I’m a Buddhist - SOLD OUT

Fri 26 Apr 2019 8PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €18 conc

Back by popular demand, 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."

"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

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Haughey | Gregory by Colin Murphy
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Haughey | Gregory by Colin Murphy

Fishamble: The New Play Company

Sat 4 May 2019 8PM Main Auditorium // €25 / €23 conc

Fishamble’s Haughey|Gregory by Colin Murphy, directed by Conall Morrison, follows the deal made between Tony Gregory and Charles Haughey in 1982, when Gregory took a surprise Dáil seat - and suddenly found himself holding the balance of power. Can Gregory use his vote to achieve something for his constituents? To do so, he will have to face off against the dominant personality of Irish politics - Charles J Haughey.

Following a short, sold-out tour of Haughey|Gregory in 2018 to the Abbey Theatre, Mountjoy Prison, Dáil Éireann and Croke Park, Fishamble tours the production nationally in 2019.

Playwright Colin Murphy's previous work includes 'Inside the GPO', 'Guaranteed!', and 'Bailed Out!', all produced by Fishamble. He adapted the latter two for screen, as 'The Guarantee' and 'The Bailout' (TV3/Virgin Media One).

Starring Ruairi Heading, Morgan C. Jones, Janet Moran, Michael Glenn Murphy, and Jonathan White.

Dur: 80mins (no interval)
Age: 12yrs+ (occasional strong language)
Photo by Anthony Wood


"Irresistible… a fitting tribute… Thoughtful and thoroughly enjoyable." ★★★★ The Arts Review

"Funny and fascinating slice of recent political history." Irish Independent

"Incredible actors ... it delights the audience. The wit is razor-sharp ... brilliant." Politics.ie

AFTER by Liv O’Donoghue
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AFTER by Liv O’Donoghue

Draíocht & Mermaid Arts Centre in association with Dublin Dance Festival

Fri 10 May 2019 8PM Main Auditorium // €16 / €14 conc / Early Bird €12 (Book before 05 April 2019)

This is it. It’s over. Humanity and the world as we know it are ending. We are living with a sense of impending doom, forewarned that the state of the climate and the environment hang in the balance. But what will the end of the world look like? Feel like?

One of the hits of the 2018 Dublin Fringe Festival, AFTER dives head first into the unknown emotional landscape we might find ourselves in when the end is near. Using mockumentary film and live performance, AFTER is a rough cut investigation into the very human fear of endings. Through two characters, we witness the stages of breakdown, the fallout, and all that might pass, relaying an experience that is intensely dark, but shot with humour.  

Created by: Liv O’Donoghue (in collaboration with the cast)
Performers: Kip Johnson, Clara Simpson, José Miguel Jiménez, Liv O’Donoghue
Filmmaker: José Miguel Jiménez
Sound Designer: Kevin Gleeson
Set Designer: Eugenia Genunchi
Lighting Designer: Sarah Jane Shiels

AFTER is funded by The Arts Council, and supported by Dublin City Council, Dance Ireland, Dansearena Nord (Norway), D.ID Dance Identity (Austria), Fringe LAB and Dublin Dance Festival, in association with Project Arts Centre.
70 mins (no interval) / Contains strobe lighting

Early Bird €12 (Book before 05 April 2019)


"Extraordinarily impressive… Raw, visceral, and cuts through like a razor blade." ★★★★ The Arts Review

"Dark but shot with humour." ★★★★ The Irish Times

"Leaves you holding onto the edge of your seat." ★★★★ MEG.ie

"Stylish and well-composed chaos." ★★★★ The Reviews Hub

The Harlequin / Paiata

The Harlequin / Paiata

Romanian Community of Ireland

Sat 8 Jun 2019 5.30PM Main Auditorium // €20

Harlequin is a comedy play based on A.P Cehov's 'The harmful effect of Tobacco', with main character, Nikita Ivanovici, returning again (was also in the last production, The Buffon).
Starring Nicolae Urs, Victoria Cocias and Olimpia Urs.
Duration: 1 hr 45 mins / no age restrictions

Brendan Galileo for Europe
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Brendan Galileo for Europe

Starring Fionn Foley

Fri 14 Jun 2019 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €16 conc / Early Bird: €15 (book before 05 April 2019) / Groups 10+ €15

Brendan Galileo is a young aspiring politician determined to join the ranks of the European Parliament. Alas, in the City of Tribes he is a man without a spear, his previous electoral efforts little more than a novelty act. In a last-ditch attempt to dramatically improve his public profile, he must represent his country in the most vicious diplomatic catfight in the continent, the Eurovision Song Contest.

A hilarious and warm-hearted solo performance by Fionn Foley about keeping your integrity at the world's foremost convention of kitsch.
Winner of the 'Bewley's Little Gem' and 'Best Performer' Awards at the Dublin Fringe Festival 2018.

Early Bird: €15 (book before 05 April 2019)


"A wonderful, joyous celebration of a show." ★★★★ The Arts Review

"Foley's performance is irresistible." The Irish Times

"Fast-paced, witty and terribly funny..sixty minutes of mental gymnastics and belly laughter." Broadway World

The Alternative - A PLAY FOR IRELAND
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The Alternative - A PLAY FOR IRELAND

Fishamble: The New Play Company. Written by Oisín Kearney and Michael Patrick.

Fri 4 - Sat 5 Oct 2019 8PM Main Auditorium


What if Ireland was still part of the United Kingdom? What if Home Rule had passed? What if there was no War of Independence? No Civil War? No partition? What if the island had only one soccer team? The year is 2019 and it is the eve of the Referendum. British Prime Minister Ursula Lysaght is returning to her hometown of Dublin to convince voters to Remain. With the threat of chaos in the streets, and personal conflict behind the scenes, the final debate is set to begin at BBC Dublin: Should Ireland leave the UK?

The Alternative by Michael Patrick and Oisín Kearney is the chosen play from the A Play for Ireland project. As part of its 30th year in 2018, Fishamble set out to find one big, ambitious play, that bursts with humanity, and tackles a subject about which the playwright feels passionate - A PLAY FOR IRELAND. This was a two-year process, in association with Draíocht, The Everyman, Lime Tree Theatre/Belltable, Lyric Theatre, Pavilion Theatre, and Town Hall Theatre, which encouraged writers to create ambitious plays that burst with humanity.
Fishamble is an Olivier Award-winning internationally acclaimed Irish theatre company, dedicated to the discovery, development and production of new work.

Directed by Jim Culleton


"Forward-thinking Fishamble." New York Times

"Excellent Fishamble… Ireland’s terrific Fishamble." The Guardian