Twenty years ago, the Dis­ney cor­po­ra­tion de­cided to clean up Broad­way. In­vited to revitalise Times Square, a no­to­ri­ous haven for peep shows and street crime, Dis­ney’s gen­tri­fica-

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Oliver Reed – Wild Thing Rob Crouch per­forms a solo show as Oliver Reed, the al­co­holic movie star who was as cel­e­brated – if that’s the right word – for his hell rais­ing as his tal­ents. Balor Arts Cen­tre. May 22 8pm 115 balor arts­cen­ Also Dublin, Lim­er­ick, Meath, West­meath Thou Shalt Not Kill See Derry. Fol­lows a sym­po­sium on Theatre of Con­flict. Re­gional Cul­tural Cen­tre, Let­terkenny May 18 7.30pm Adm free re­gion­al­cul­tur­al­cen­ Break a Leg Peter Sheri­dan’s ab­sorb­ing new one-man show is about his life in the theatre and the theatre’s role in our lives. Bew­ley’s Café Theatre Un­til May 25 1.10pm 18-112 (light lunch 14) be­w­leyscafethe­ themes of trauma. Mil­len­nium Fo­rum May 17 7.30pm Adm free mil­len­ni­um­fo­ Also Done­gal



Car­men Gavin Quinn dra­mat­i­cally reimag­ines Bizet’s opera for Opera Theatre Com­pany, shift­ing it to a con­tem­po­rary ur­ban land­scape de­signed by Aedín Cos­grove, with Imelda Drumm as Car­men and An­drew Syn­not con­duct­ing. Sa­muel Beck­ett Theatre, TCD May 18 7.30pm 130/126 An En­emy of the Peo­ple Wayne Jor­dan di­rects Arthur Miller’s adap­ta­tion of Hen­rik Ib­sen’s tion be­gan, ap­pro­pri­ately enough, with a stage ver­sion of Beauty and the Beast. The big­gest de­par­ture for The Mouse House was that the show didn’t in­volve a pa­rade or an ice rink. Still, no­body could have an­tic­i­pated what came next.

For The Lion King, the story of a young prince who must avenge his fa­ther’s mur­der at the hands of his un­cle, Dis­ney turned to Julie Tay­mor, a play, in which a lo­cal whistle­blower is at­tacked when he dis­cov­ers the town’s spring wa­ters are poi­soned. Heap­ing tal­ent on tal­ent, the large cast in­cludes Declan Con­lon, Fiona Bell, Denis Con­way and Barry McGovern. Gate Theatre Pre­views May 23-27 7.30pm 120 Opens May 28-Jul 13 7.30pm 125-135 (stu­dents Mon-Thurs 115) Sat mat 2.30pm 125 gateth­e­ Eter­nal Ris­ing of the Sun Amy Conroy per­forms in her sec­ond play for Hot-for-Theatre, in which a down­trod­den dreamer dis­cov­ers her­self through dance. Tour­ing na­tion­ally. Draíocht, Blan­chard­stown May 23-24 8.15pm 118/114 The Fac­tory Girls Five women stage a lock-in protest in a shirt fac­tory in Done­gal when faced with re­dun­dancy in Frank McGuin­ness’s early play. Civic Theatre, Tal­laght Ends May 18 8pm 120/116 civicthe­ Fifty One Shades of Mag­gie Adapted from Belfast-based Leesa Harker’s Face­book satire of the Fifty Shades spank­buster phe­nom­e­non, here’s the story of a work­ing-class Dublin girl look­ing for love in all the wrong sex dun­geons. Tivoli Theatre Un­til Jun 1 The For­est of Grimm Span­ish com­pany La Maquine cre­ate a fairy­tale for­est of mu­sic, pup­petry and pro­jec­tions in­spired by the Broth­ers Grimm for the Sprea-

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