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Chris Do­browol­ski – All Roads Lead to Rome

Hav­ing re­paired his old fam­ily car, Do­browol­ski drives from his home in Bain­tree to Italy. As part of Cathe­dral Quar­ter Arts Cen­tre. The Dark Horse. May 8 8pm £6 cqaf.com

Gary Mitchell’s new play is a com­edy about a doomed bank heist con­ducted by a man in a midlife cri­sis. Lyric Theatre. May 7-24 8pm (Sat & Sun mat 3pm) £11-£16 lyricthe­atre.co.uk

De­mented

Donal O’Kelly’s solo play ad­dresses the Shell Corrib gas pipe­line, sub­ject­ing a Shell rep­re­sen­ta­tive to the en­chanted in­ter­ro­ga­tion tech­niques of Fion­nu­ala, one of the Chil­dren of Lir. The MAC. May 7 8pm £8 cqaf.com

Fion­nu­ala

The Great Hunger

Bare Bod­kin Theatre Com­pany stages Peter Duffy’s adap­ta­tion of Patrick Ka­vanagh’s epic poem. The Dark Horse May 6 8pm £6 cqaf.com A com­plex World War I story of bonds and di­vi­sions, adapted from Jennifer John­ston’s novel by Alan Stan­ford. Lyric Theatre. Ends May 24 7.45pm (Sat & Sun mat 2.30pm, Thurs 1pm) £10-£24.50 lyricthe­atre.co.uk

An In­stinct for Kind­ness

In 2010 Chris Larner ac­com­pa­nies his chron­i­cally ill ex-wife to Dig­ni­tas, the Swiss clinic for as­sisted sui­cide. His solo per­for­mance tells his story and hers. The MAC. May 5 8pm £8 cqaf.com

The Luck­i­est Arab in Belfast

Amer­i­can artist Mac Premo per­forms his one-man play ex­plor­ing the ten­sions of life through his own per­sonal sto­ries. As part of Cathe­dral Quar­ter Arts Fes­ti­val. The Belfast Barge. May 5-7 8pm £7 8pm cqaf.com

Af­ter Sarah Miles

Don Wy­cher­ley in Michael Hil­liard Mulc­ahy’s one-man play. School­yard Theatre, Charleville. Also Kerry May 8 8pm 115 087-2530955

Mrs Roo­sevelt Flies to Lon­don

Play­wright and per­former Ali­son Sk­il­beck plays The First Lady who vis­its Lon­don in 1941 dur­ing World War II. Tech Amer­gin, Water­ville. May 4 8pm 115/112. Also Galway, Kerry and Wex­ford. techamer­gin.com

1959 Pink Thunderbird

Two plays by James McLure. In Laun­dry and Bour­bon a be­trayed Texan house­wife con­fides in her friends over liquor. In Lone Star her hus­band, a Viet­nam vet gets his side of the story. Draiocht. Blan­chard­stown. May 2-3 8.15pm 116/114 draiocht.ie

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