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Theatre List­ings: Peter Craw­ley

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Gary Mitchell’s 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 Theatre. Ends May 24 8pm (Sat & Sun mat 3pm) £11-£16 lyricthe­atre.co.uk

De­mented

Two young men from dif­fer­ent classes find them­selves to­gether in 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

Rose­leen Walsh’s new play imag­ines the thoughts of IRA mem­ber Tom Wil­liams, hanged in Crum­lin Road Gaol for the mur­der of an RUC of­fi­cer in 1942, on the night be­fore he died. St Galls GAA Club. May 26-27 £5

Tom

Villa & Dis­curso

The first two plays of a Chilean tril­ogy be­gin Prime Cut’s new sea­son of po­lit­i­cal plays. Róisín McBrinn di­rects the first in­stal­ments: Villa, a satire of three women de­bat­ing the fu­ture uses of a for­mer Pinochet govern­ment tor­ture cen­tre, and Dis­curso, which fo­cuses on the 2010 farewell speech of Chile’s first fe­male pres­i­dent Michelle Bachelet. Te­jas Verdes, di­rected by Sophie Mot­ley, joins them next week. The MAC. May 27-Jun 14 8pm £17/£12 themaclive.com

Bláth/The Flower

Di­rec­tor Marc Mac Lochlainn adapts John Light’s chil­dren’s book about a young boy in a grey world who dis­cov­ers a mag­i­cal book that changes his life for­ever and fills it with flow­ers. A non-ver­bal show us­ing pup­petry, paper and mu­sic by Colm Mac Con Io­maire, it is part of Lim­er­ick City of Cul­ture and tours na­tion­wide. Glor, Ennis. May 29-30 7.30pm 10am & 12pm 17 glor.ie

Revenant

Ste­wart Roche’s en­joy­able ghost story re­turns. Si­mon Toal nar­rates a con­tem­po­rary gothic chiller as the di­rec­tor of a Famine-era zom­bie movie who casts a mys­te­ri­ous lead ac­tor at the eleventh hour. On tour. Vil­lage Arts Cen­tre, Kil­worth. May 29 8pm 112.50/110 025-32227

The Shaughraun

Torch Play­ers stage Dion Bouci­cault’s melo­drama about an es­caped man, wrongly ac­cused of Fe­nian crimes, as­sisted in his ef­forts to evade dan­gers and win back his fiancee by Conn the Shaughraun. Also Kerry. Cultúr­lann Sweeney, Kil­kee. May 25 8pm glor.ie

She Stoops to Con­quer

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

Flesh and Blood Women

Three Belfast-based writ­ers deliver a play each for all-fe­male com­pany Green Shoot, telling in­ti­mate sto­ries: Brenda Mur­phy ex­plores her mother’s re­la­tion­ship with her fa­ther, Dawn Purvis de­scribes a for­bid­den love in the 1970s and Jo Egan traces the con­flict­ing mem­o­ries be­tween two friends. Roe Val­ley Arts & Cul­tural Cen­tre. May 29 8pm roe­val­le­yarts.com

Peter and the Wolf

Cly­de­built Pup­pet Theatre stage the chil­dren’s fa­ble in a large-scale pup­pet show that uses orig­i­nal mu­sic to tell the story. Roe Val­ley Arts & Cul­tural Cen­tre. May 24 1pm £4 roe­val­le­yarts.com

Ab­sent Friends

Alan Ay­ck­bourn’s com­edy about grief is staged by Taney Play­ers. Heart­bro­ken at the death of his fiancee, Colin is com­forted by his clos­est friends. Mill Theatre, Dun­drum. May 28-31 8pm 115/112 millthe­atre.ie

Af­ter Sarah Miles

See Panel (above) Smock Al­ley Theatre.

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

Ira Levin’s play cen­tres on a play­wright long past his prime, who re­ceives a col­lege stu­dent’s script and recog­nises it as a hit. Draiocht, Blan­chard­stown. May 23-24 8.15pm 116/114 draiocht.ie

Death­trap

Fred and Alice

Call­Back theatre stages John Sheehy’s play, a quirky love story be­tween a man and a woman who move from in­sti­tu­tional care to in­de­pen­dent liv­ing. Vik­ing Theatre, Clon­tarf. Ends May 24 8pm 110 vikingth­e­atre­dublin.com

Into the Woods

Tom Creed di­rects ac­tors from the Lir’s grad­u­at­ing year in a pro­duc­tion of Stephen Sond­heim’s mu­si­cal in­spired by the Broth­ers Grimm fairy tales. The Lir. May 23-29 7.30pm (Tues Mat 1pm) 115/110 the­lir.ie

The Jun­gle Book

In­digo Moon Theatre stage their in­ter­pre­ta­tion of Rud­yard Ki­pling’s clas­sic us­ing shadow pup­petry, orig­i­nal mu­sic and dig­i­tal com­po­si­tions to tell the tale of Mowgli. Ages 4 and up. axis: Bal­ly­mun. May 24 2.30pm 110/18 axis-bal­ly­mun.ie

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