Bord Gáis En­ergy The­atre, Dublin

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Guy meets Girl. Guy and Girl talk mu­sic on Grafton Street. Girl brings bro­ken vac­uum cleaner to Guy. Guy fixes vac­uum. Girl pleased. Guy and Girl make beau­ti­ful mu­sic to­gether (lit­er­ally). Love meets marine forecast metaphor in Fall­ing Slowly lyrics. (Tear meets eye. Al­ler­gies ex­cuse meets gen­eral in­credulity.) Guy tries it on with Girl. Girl re­jects Guy. Guy and Girl con­tinue mak­ing beau­ti­ful mu­sic to­gether. Guy and Girl go sep­a­rate ways. John Car­ney’s charm­ing film ends.

Film meets World. World and Film hit it off. Stars make beau­ti­ful mu­sic to­gether (lit­er­ally and fig­u­ra­tively). Fall­ing Slowly meets Os­car. World de­lighted. Once The Tony Award-win­ning mu­si­cal based on John Car­ney’s low-bud­get film reaches Dublin in a mu­si­cal writ­ten by Enda Walsh and di­rected by the peer­less John Tif­fany. See panel. Gai­ety The­atre Previews Feb 22-25 Opens Feb 26-Mar 9 7.30pm (Sat mat 2pm 139.50/ 121.50) 149.50/129.50) gai­etythe­ Pageant Cre­ated by David Bol­ger and Muirne Bloomer, Cois­Céim’s ea­gerly an­tic­i­pated show cel­e­brates the ex­tra­or­di­nary in the ev­ery­day, chore­ograph­ing a cast of seven dancers to a score with ref­er­ences from Bowie to Ravel. Project Arts Cen­tre Previews Feb 21-22 8pm 115 Opens Feb 23-Mar 2 8pm 115-125 pro­jec­tarts­cen­ Pay­back! Mar­ion O’Dwyer and Maria McDer­mot­troe comic mid­dle-aged women’s re­venge fan­tasy is di­rected by Iseult Golden. Bew­ley’s Café The­atre Previews Feb 25 Opens Feb 26-Mar 23 1.10pm 18-112 (Lunch 14) be­w­leyscafethe­atre. com Pin­ter x 4 AC Pro­duc­tions quar­tet of short Harold Pin­ter plays (The New World Or­der, One for the Road, Moun­tain Lan­guage and Pre­cisely), nom­i­nated for an Ir­ish Times Ir­ish The­atre Award, ex­plore the pol­i­tics of lan­guage and power. Pearse Cen­tre Un­til Mar 2 8.15pm 115/112 089-44006231 The Prodger Set in a Water­ford pub in 1964, Tina Noo­nan’s one­act takes place on a howl­ing night. Two men be­gin a night of sto­ries, ru­mours and painful flash­backs to World War I. New The­atre. Feb 25-Mar 2 7.30pm 112/110 the­newthe­ Romeo and Juliet DIT Con­ser­va­tory of Mu­sic and Drama stage a con­tem­po­rary adap­ta­tion of Shake­speare’s love tragedy. Sa­muel Beck­ett The­atre, TCD Previews Feb 27 Opens Feb 28Mar 2 7.30pm (Sat mat 2pm) 115/110 The Sand Park Sea­mus O’Rourke’s new play in­volves an

Film meets Stage. Stage and Film talk about mak­ing beau­ti­ful mu­si­cal to­gether. World du­bi­ous. Enda Walsh on board to write the book. World cu­ri­ous. John Tif­fany di­rects. World breath­less. Mu­si­cal opens in New York, trans­fers to Broad­way, wins rap­tur­ous plau­dits and hoovers up al­most ev­ery Tony go­ing. Sink­ing boat meets show­stop­per. World waits im­pa­tiently.

Broad­way meets West End ver­sion. World un­sur­prised. West End ver­sion plans to open in Dublin (take this sink­ing boat and point it home). Dublin con­tent with news, con­sid­ers it about time, frankly, gag­ging to hear the ac­cents and to let it all hap­pen once again.

Guy meets Girl . . .

The Ladykillers Of­faly farmer coming to terms with the deaths of fam­ily, re­flect­ing on the fun of life, the rit­u­als of death and what hap­pens when ei­ther is al­tered. Civic The­atre Ends Feb 23 8.15pm 116/112 civicthe­ Short Play Sea­son The Abbey stages a dou­ble bill of short sketches from proven writ­ers Nancy Har­ris & Elaine Murphy, rounded out with re­hearsed read­ings of three more playlets. Pea­cock The­atre Ends Feb 27 6pm 114/112 abbeythe­ Starlight Ex­press An­drew Lloyd Web­ber’s lo­co­mo­tive-themed roller disco. Bord Gáis En­ergy The­atre Ends Feb 23 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm) 120-150 bor­dgaisen­er­gythe­ Suck­ing Dublin Felix Culpa stage one of Enda Walsh’s early works, a tale of six characters tor­mented by life in a harsh Dublin driven by drugs and ag­gres­sion. New The­atre Ends Feb 23 7.30pm 112/110 the­newthe­ The Sylvia Philip St John’s new play finds an artist fallen on hard times and his wife re­ceiv­ing two art col­lec­tors ready to spend money. A com­edy of sex, drugs and trans­gres­sion, it watches ob­ses­sion threaten the most in­ti­mate re­la­tion­ships. As part of Col­lab­o­ra­tions 13. Smock Al­ley The­atre Previews Feb 25 Opens Feb 26-Mar 9 8pm 115/112 smock­ Vil­lage Woo­ing GB Shaw’s 1934 com­edy of mis­matched wouldbe lovers is per­formed by El­liot Mo­ri­arty and Re­becca Grimes. Vik­ing The­atre@thesheds, Clon­tarf Ends Feb 23 8pm 110 vikingth­e­atre­ A Woman of No Im­por­tance To cel­e­brate its 80th year, Trin­ity Col­lege’s drama so­ci­ety stages a ver­sion of Os­car Wilde’s play, trans­posed to the 1980s. Sa­muel Beck­ett The­atre, TCD Feb 22 7.30pm 18/15


Last Train from Holy­head Out of Time The­atre stage Bernard Field’s su­per­nat­u­ral story of two men on a train to nowhere, shar­ing drink, a game of cards and dark se­crets. Town Hall The­atre Feb 25-Mar 2 8.30pm 115/112 The High­est House on the Moun­tain Sanc­tu­ary play­ers present John B Keane’s 1960 play about a son who re­turns to his frac­tious fam­ily, bring­ing his new bride. St John’s The­atre, Lis­towel Feb 28-Mar 5 8pm 115/112 stjohn­sthe­atrelis­towel. com Also Long­ford I Do Not Like Thee, Dr Fell Torch Play­ers stages Bernard Far­rell’s far­ci­cal treat­ment of group ther­apy. Punchs Ho­tel Feb 22-Mar 2 8pm 116/112 085-2085737 Fol­low Shane O’Reilly’s ex­cel­lent play is an en­gag­ing se­ries of sto­ries about deaf chil­dren, deaf par­ents and liv­ing with hear­ing dis­abil­i­ties. It com­bines story telling, sign lan­guage, live mu­sic, phys­i­cal per­for­mance and ad­ven­tur­ous de­sign in So­phie Motley’s award- win­ning pro­duc­tion. Back­stage The­atre Feb 23 8.30pm 116/114 back­ The Two Loves of Gabriel Fo­ley Bach­e­lor farmer seeks ro­mance but de­vel­ops a strange love tri­an­gle when he joins the lo­cal drama group. Are they in­ter­ested in his love or his live­stock? Droichead Arts Cen­tre, Drogheda Ends Feb 23 8pm 112 Moll Er­ris Play­ers stage John B Keane’s com­edy of a ru­ral Ir­ish parochial house where a Canon and his two cu­rates are faced with the prob­lem of re­plac­ing their house­keeper. Áras Inis Glu­aire, Bel­mul­let Feb 22-23 8pm 110 arasin­is­glu­ Tues­days With Mor­rie Adap­ta­tion of Mitch Al­bom’s best­selling mem­oir of life lessons learned from his former col­lege pro­fes­sor bat­tling with Lou Gehrig’s disease. Town Hall The­atre Feb 25-27 8pm 118/116




The High­est House on the Moun­tain See Kerry. Back­stage The­atre Feb 28-Mar 1 8.30pm back­



Scor­pion See Ca­van. Bal­lina Arts Cen­tre Feb 22 8pm 115/112 09673593; Li­nen­hall Arts Cen­tre, Castle­bar Feb 26 8pm 116/114 094-9023733


Wex­ford Drama Fes­ti­val The 50th an­nual fes­ti­val of drama from across the coun­try and far­ther afield. Wex­ford Arts Cen­tre Feb 28-Mar 8 8pm 112/110 wex­for­darts­cen­ The Loves of Cass McGuire Brian Friel’s 1966 play deals with Cass McGuire, who re­turn to Ire­land af­ter more than 50 years work­ing among the dead­beats of Skid Row, now adapt­ing to her fam­ily’s re­jec­tion and life in a nurs­ing home. Wex­ford Arts Cen­tre Ends Feb 23 8pm 114/112 wex­for­darts­cen­

ONCE Gai­ety, Dublin Previews Feb 22-25 Opens Feb 26-Mar 9 7.30pm ¤49.50/¤29.50 (Sat mat 2pm ¤39.50/¤21.50) gai­etythe­

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