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Theatre list­ings: Peter Craw­ley

pcraw­ley@irish­times.com

The Tai­lor of In­ver­ness

Matthew Zajac’s play about his Pol­ish fa­ther in Scot­land tells a story of sur­vival and es­cape from war-torn Europe; ac­com­pa­nied by vi­o­lin ac­com­pa­ni­ment. Mar­ket Place Theatre Jun 11 £10 mar­ket­placear­magh.com Also Dublin.

Can’t For­get About You

The merrily con­tro­ver­sial play­wright David Ire­land turns his hand to a ro­man­tic com­edy with the story of a young Belfast man who falls for an older woman. Con­leth Hill di­rects. Lyric Theatre Jun 12-Jul 5 7.45pm (Sat/Sun mat 2.30pm) £15-£22.50 lyricthe­atre.co.uk

Span­ner in the Works Theatre ex­plores the lives and minds of some of the most no­to­ri­ous fig­ures in his­tory, in­clud­ing Charles Man­son and Myra Hind­ley. Lyric Theatre Jun 10-14 8pm £5 lyricthe­atre.co.uk

No­to­ri­ous

Te­jas Verdes

Sophie Mot­ley di­rects a new pro­duc­tion of Fer­min Ca­bal’s mono­logue play about the in­fa­mous de­ten­tion cen­tre and Chile’s 3,000 “dis­ap­peared” dur­ing the Pinochet regime, here staged as a prom­e­nade per­for­mance through the theatre. To­gether with Villa and Dis­curso, it forms a tril­ogy of Chilean po­lit­i­cal plays for Prime Cut, which can be seen to­gether on Satur­days. The MAC Un­til Jun 14 8pm (Sat 7pm) £15/£12 themaclive.com

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 is a satire of three women de­bat­ing the fu­ture uses of a for­mer Pinochet govern­ment tor­ture cen­tre. Dis­curso fo­cuses on the 2010 farewell speech of Chile’s first fe­male pres­i­dent Michelle Bachelet. Te­jas Verdes com­plete the tril­ogy (see above), and all three are per­formed to­gether on Satur­days. The MAC Un­til Jun 14 8pm (Sat 2pm) £17/£12 themaclive.com

The lat­est from Clinic Me­dia and Ex­pecto is a new play writ­ten and per­formed by Ti­mothy O’Ma­hony. Jack turns to God but be­comes im­pa­tient when God doesn’t an­swer. Gra­nary Theatre Ends Jun 7 8pm 112/110 gra­nary.ie

Saviour

Af­ter Sarah Miles

Don Wy­cher­ley per­forms Michael Hil­liard Mulc­ahy’s one-man play as a fish­er­man who is still haunted by what he dis­cov­ered in the har­bour 30 years ago, but is drawn back to the tides. Smock Al­ley Theatre Ends Jun 7 8pm

115/112 smock­alley.com

Michael Col­lier’s play finds two life-long friends on a fish­ing trip to Croa­tia, where one of them hears the click of his foot on a land­mine. As they wait for res­cue they speak of life, love, be­trayal and limbs. Vik­ing Theatre, Clon­tarf Jun 9-21 8pm 110 vikingth­e­atre­dublin.com

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The Mad­man and the Nun

New com­pany Enigma stages avant­garde Pol­ish writer Stanis­law Ig­nacy Witkiewicz’s pro­toab­sur­dist play in a new adap­ta­tion by Karolina Sze­merda. Thrown to­gether in a men­tal in­sti­tu­tion, a nun and a dan­ger­ous pa­tient probe at ideas of author­ity and iden­tity in a place out­side the mar­gins of re­al­ity. Smock Al­ley Theatre Jun 9-13

The Gai­ety’s an­nual John B Keane sea­son be­gins with his com­edy set in a ru­ral pres­bytery

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in Kerry, where three self-in­ter­ested priests search for a house­keeper. If that sounds mist­ily sim­i­lar to Fr Ted, Frank Kelly ap­pears as the bishop to se­cure the con­nec­tion in a cast in­clud­ing Des Keogh, Mary McEvoy and Clare Bar­rett. David Ho­ran di­rects. Gai­ety Theatre Un­til Jun 21 from 122.50 gai­etythe­atre.ie

The Muse and Mis­ter Yeats

Te­golin Know­land and Sean Coyne per­form in Ea­mon Gren­nan’s play, which pre­sents WB Yeats’s muses and sketches a por­trait of Yeats in love. Na­tional Li­brary Jun 11 6.30pm 15 nli.ie

Noelle Brown and Michelle Forbes’s play de­liv­ers a provoca­tive telling of one adopted woman’s search for her birth mother. New Theatre Ends Jun 7 7.30pm 115/112 thenew theatre.com

Postscript

Revenant

Ste­wart Roche’s en­joy­able comic/hor­ror 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 11th hour. On tour. Draiocht Arts Cen­tre, Blan­chard­stown Jun 6 8.15pm 116/114 draiocht.ie; Lake­lands Lounge,Tem­pleogue Jun 7 8.30pm 01-4905266

The Se­cret of Q

Ten-year-old M has never been out­side her home be­cause of the rules of her safety-cau­tious town. But when her grand­fa­ther dis­ap­pears one day she goes out on an ad­ven­ture in Dutch com­pany Het Fil­i­aal’s pup­pet and multimedia show for chil­dren. The Ark, Tem­ple Bar Jun 7 2pm/4.30pm ark.ie; Draiocht Arts Cen­tre, Blan­chard­stown Jun 9-19 10am & 12.15pm 16/15 draiocht.ie Also Mayo

The Sep­a­ra­tion

The de­but pro­duc­tion from Pix­i­lated, a new Lon­don/Dublin com­pany formed by writer Richard Molloy and ac­tor Su­san Stan­ley, is a stag­ing of Molloy’s first play. Set dur­ing the run-up to Ire­land’s di­vorce ref­er­en­dum in 1995, it’s a story of a dis­in­te­grat­ing Dublin fam­ily per­formed by Car­rie Crow­ley, David Mur­ray, Rox­anna Nic Liam and Stan­ley, di­rected by Si­mon Evans. Project Arts Cen­tre Un­til Jun 14 8.15pm 115/112 project arts­cen­tre.ie

A Sim­ple Twist of Fate

Nuala Hayes per­forms in Su­san Knight’s bit­ter­sweet new play about a child of the ’60s, now on the verge of re­ceiv­ing her pen­sion. Vik­ing Theatre, Clon­tarf Ends Jun 7 8pm 112 vikingth­e­atre­dublin.com

The Sor­rows

A new adap­ta­tion of Deirdre of the Sor­rows, writ­ten by mem­bers of DU in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Shaun Dunne, runs as part of a new fes­ti­val MythFest

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