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Theatre List­ings: Peter Craw­ley

pcraw­ley@irish­times.com

Gary Mitchell’s new play is a com­edy about a doomed bank heist con­ducted by a man in a midlife cri­sis, his de­men­ti­a­suf­fer­ing fa­ther, a wheelchair­bound neigh­bour and an avari­cious young woman. Lyric. Ends May 24 8pm (Sat & Sun mat 3pm) £11-£16 lyricthe­atre.co.uk

De­mented

Two young men from very dif­fer­ent classes in Ire­land find them­selves to­gether on the fields of Flan­ders in this 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

Se­bas­tian Faulks’s novel of love, loss and car­nage finds the stage in an adap­ta­tion by Rachel Wagstaff. The young man Stephen Wraysford em­barks on a pas­sion­ate, ill-fated af­fair in France, be­fore re­turn­ing to the car­nage of the Bat­tle of the Somme in The Orig­i­nal Theatre Com­pany’s tour­ing pro­duc­tion. Ev­ery­man Theatre. Ends May 17 8pm 128/125 (Stu­dents Mon-Wed 115) ev­ery­man­cork.com

Bird­song

She Stoops to Con­quer

Oliver Gold­smith’s 18th Century com­edy of ro­man­tic en­tan­gle­ments and elab­o­rate schemes is re­vived once again by the tour­ing com­pany Cre­ative Cow Theatre Com­pany Ev­ery­man Theatre. May 20-24 8pm 122/115 (Stu­dents Mon-Wed 19) ev­ery­man­cork.com

Aunty Ben

Su­per Paua present the story of a nine-year-old girl who loves her Aunty Ben, the drag per­sona of her un­cle. For ages 7+. As part of IDGTF. Teach­ers Club, Par­nell Sq. May 17 2pm gaythe­atre.ie

Break­ing Dad

Set in 2022, Paul Howard’s third and per­haps fi­nal in­stal­ment of his Ross O’Car­rol­lKelly plays for Land­mark Pro­duc­tion finds Kicker as a con­cerned fa­ther whose daugh­ter comes home with his worst nightmare: a young ver­sion of him. Run ex­tended. Gai­ety. Ends May 24 8pm (Sat mat 3pm) 125-149.50 gai­etythe­atre.ie

Civil Part­ing

South African play­wrights Pi­eter Bosch Botha and Shaun Acker con­coct a com­edy about gay di­vorce. Two men whose seven-year mar­riage has soured in­tend to sep­a­rate am­i­ca­bly – un­til, left alone in a di­vorce law of­fice, cracks be­gin to show. As part of IDGTF. New Theatre. Ends May 17 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm 110) 115/113 gaythe­atre.ie

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