Mozart: Così fan tutte. See Sat, Dublin. 8pm
Roscommon Arts Centre Nobuko Imai (viola), RTÉ Vanbrugh String Quartet. See Sun, Cork. 8pm 090-6625824
Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo The suitor in Philip Ridley’s play addresses the object of his affections and fantasises about pushing a bullet between her lips. “Gently,” he assures her. “I wouldn’t break a single tooth.” She, in turn, is captivated by his eyes and speaks softly of prying them out with a spoon. Their wooing is both pungent and poetic, but you wouldn’t exactly confuse it with Shakespeare. Let’s hope they never compare each other to a summer’s day. They are more leery and intemperate.
New theatre company Sugarglass follows up its sublime Dublin Fringe show All 8pm (Sat mat 2pm) dublintheatrefestival.com Delta Phase Radoslaw Paczocha’s play, translated from Polish for Polish Theatre Ireland, tells a tragicomic story of three boys in search of drugfuelled synergy who trigger a series of tragic consequences. TheatreUpstairs@Lanigan’s Bar. Ends Nov 24 1pm & 7pm email@example.com The Picture of Dorian Gray Specially commissioned adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s drama. Abbey Theatre Ends Nov 24 7.30pm (Sat mat 2pm)
dublintheatrefestival.com House and Garden Sandyford Little Theatre performs Alan Ayckbourne’s 1999 work, a diptych of plays in which a marriage falls apart at home while romances flare all around and a fete in the garden hosts similar occurrences. Mill Theatre, Dundrum Ends Nov 24 8pm milltheatre.ie The House That Jack Filled Theatre Lovett’s new play from Tasmanian children’s writer Finegan Kruckemeyer, performed by the inimitable Louis Lovett. When Jack McNally’s hotel loses its visitors, the proprietor must himself become a hotel’s worth of curious and unique guests. Draíocht Arts Centre, Blanchardstown Nov 23 11.30am Nov 24 2pm & 4pm draiocht.ie Also Tipperary A Mother Sweny’s performs a new adaptation of one of James Joyce’s stories from Dubliners, with all proceeds going to Sweny’s Pharmacy. James Joyce Cultural Centre Nov 23 8pm Tickets from sweny.ie My Cousin Rachel Joseph O’Connor’s adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s mysteryromance novel returns as the Gate’s Christmas offering. New cast member Marty Rea plays the young Philip, who falls in love with his mysterious cousin (Hannah Yelland) and tries to smother suspicions that she doesn’t have his best interests at heart. Toby Frow directs. Gate Theatre Until Jan 1 7.30pm
(students Mon-Thurs 01-8744045 gatetheatre.ie Hell Lay Beneath with director Marc Atkinson’s staging of a typically warped Ridley fairytale. As a film-maker and theatre maker, the East End London writer has written for both adults and children, serving up dialogue for characters as disparate as the Kray brothers and Poppy Picklesticks.
Ridley tends to combine the sweet and sour in unusual ways. Here he constructs a relationship whose fantasies – involving a desert island, various political upheavals and mutilations – allude to more pathological and universal realities. As the Edward Albee-style fun and games fold back, deeper traumas flicker, but so does something more caring. Even the blackest hearts keep the beat. Quietly Celebrated Northern Irish writer Owen McCafferty makes his Abbey debut with this world premiere, directed by Jimmy Fay. Two Belfast men with a shared and traumatic past meet for the first time, unable to move forward until they come to terms with what has gone before. Patrick O’Kane, Declan Conlon and Robert Zawadzki perform. Peacock Theatre Until Dec 15 8pm abbeytheatre.ie Reunion Ronan Wilmot’s adaptation of Fred Uhlman’s novel features Daniel Reardon as the man who left Germany as a teenager when Nazism was on the rise and returns to contribute to a memorial for his fallen classmates. Viking Theatre@ thesheds, Clontarf Nov 26-Dec 8 8pm vikingtheatredublin. com The Poor Mouth Physical theatre company Blue Raincoat bring Jocelyn Clarke’s Flann O’Brien/Myles na gCopaleen adaptation to Dublin, where one resident of the benighted Corkadoragha, Bónapárt Ó Cúnasa, lands in prison on a false murder charge and begins a memoir of our times. Project Arts Centre Ends Nov 24 3pm
projectartscentre.ie The Tailor and Ansty Dublin Theatre Company stages PJ O’Connor’s 1968 stage adaptation of Eric Cross’s once-banned 1940s novel about an Irish storyteller and his wife, with Ronan Wilmot & Anne Brogan. Viking Theatre@thesheds, Clontarf Ends Nov 24 8pm vikingtheatredublin.com Tender Napalm See panel. Project Arts Centre Nov 27Dec 8 8pm (Dec 8 mat 3pm)
01-8819613 projectartscentre.ie The Yellow Wallpaper Then This Theatre revives its wellreceived 2011 Fringe production, in which Maeve Fitzgerald plays a young woman, confined to an attic room, who becomes increasingly obsessed with the patterns of her wallpaper and what may be lurking beneath it. Aoife Spillane-Hinks directs. Project Arts Centre Ends Nov 24 8.15pm (Sat mat 3.15pm)
projectartscentre.ie The Juggler A woman bent on suicide holds an elderly man hostage in his own home, where a voyeur joins them to film the act. But how long can the juggler keep all these balls in the air? Suzanne Harbison and Siobhán O’Gorman direct Bernard Field’s new play. Town Hall Theatre Nov 26-Dec 1 8.30pm 091-569777 tht.ie Heroines in Our Midst The EWM presents monologues tracking the lives and loves of north Kerry women. St Johns Theatre & Arts Centre, Listowel Nov 24 8pm stjohnstheatrelistowel.ie John B – After Ten Lartigue Theatre and the Listowel Folk Group stage a miscellany of the early works of John B Keane, assembled by Danny Hannon, to mark the 10th anniversary of the great Kerry writer’s passing. Siamsa Tíre, Tralee Nov 27-28 8pm siamsatire.com Lords of Strut: The Sell Out Tour See Belfast. Siamsa TÍre, Tralee Ends Nov 25 8pm 066-7123055 siamsatire.com The Wart A Duagh-based theatre company follow its recent The Pimple with a comedy based on the seven deadly sins and set in a therapy room. St Johns Theatre & Arts Centre, Listowel Nov 23/25 8pm stjohnstheatrelistowel.ie The Far Side Upstate Theatre Project’s Shared Heritage Programme concludes with a video project directed by Feidlim Cannon. The Far Side delivers real and sometimes surreal representations of the stories, memories and reminiscences collected from Drogheda residents over the past two years. Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda Nov 29 8pm 041-9833946 droichead.com Ride On See Donegal. Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda Nov 23-24 8.30pm droichead.com The Beauty Queen of Leenane Out of the Blue presents Martin McDonagh’s early drama of a mother and her mature daughter trapped in a suffocating relationship. Solstice Arts Centre, Navan Ends Nov 24 8pm
solsticeartscentre.ie Discord Short play by Sinead Flynn and Aisling Meehan finds two sisters clearing out their late father’s home . What should be an evening of sorting items becomes a pitched battled for truth. Tara na Rí, Garlow Cross Nov 29 8pm 087-0694414 Romeo and Juliet Icarus Theatre Collective presents a new production of Shakespeare’s tale. Hawk’s Well Theatre. Nov 23 10am & 2pm
hawkswell.com The House That Jack Filled See Dublin. Source Arts Centre, Thurles Nov 29 10am & 7pm Nov 30 10am (family ticket
TENDER NAPALM Project Arts Centre, Dublin Nov 27-Dec 8 8pm (Dec 8 mat 3pm) ¤10-¤15 01-8819613 projectartscentre.ie