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Theatre List­ings: Peter Craw­ley

pcraw­ley@irish­times.com

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. Ends July 5 7.45pm (Sat & Sun mat 2.30pm) £15-£22.50 lyricthe­atre.co.uk

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 and is ac­com­pa­nied by vi­o­lin. Also Dublin. Lyric Theatre. Ends Jun 21 8pm £12-£16 lyricthe­atre.co.uk

Ac­tor/writer Ge­orge Hanover, mu­si­cian/singer Fiona Kelle­her and artist/de­signer Inge Van Doorslaer cre­ate a per­for­mance for very young au­di­ences in­soired by Kelle­her’s al­bum I am a Lit­tle Boat. As part of Cork Mid­sum­mer Fes­ti­val. Mil­len­nium Hall, Cork City Hall. Jun 23-28 10.30am & 1pm 16 cork­mid­sum­mer.com

Cloud

Der Vampyr

A cast of singers, a cho­rus and an en­sem­ble of witches and the un­dead re­alise this new opera about a vam­pire’s hunt for prey, staged as an im­mer­sive event. The Ev­ery­man Theatre. Jun 21-27 Sat 10pm, Mon-Fri 8pm 135/117 cork­mid­sum­mer.com

Play­ing the Maids

In­spired by Jean Genet’s clas­sic, two pairs of maids – one Ir­ish, one Korean – col­lab­o­rate with a Chi­nese madame, a sound artist and a cel­list to ex­plore the dy­nam­ics of mod­ern servi­tude. As part of Cork Mid­sum­mer Fes­ti­val. Gra­nary Theatre. Jun 20-21 6pm & 8pm (Sat pat 1pm) 112/19 cork­mid­sum­mer.com

The O’Don­nell fam­ily gath­ers in Bally­beg Hall, their an­ces­tral home, for a wed­ding, each stew­ing in neu­roses, re­sent­ments and af­fec­tions, in Brian Friel’s Chekho­vian por­trait of the Ir­ish Big House. Patrick Ma­son di­rects. Abbey Theatre. Pre­views un­til Jun 23 Opens Jun 24- Aug 2 7.30pm 113-145 abbeythe­atre.ie

Aris­to­crats

Black Cof­fee

An coun­try es­tate is thrown into chaos fol­low­ing a mur­der. Det Poirot ar­rives to sleuth out the killer in Agatha Christie’s who­dunit, staged by the Agatha Christie Theatre Com­pany. Bord Gáis En­ergy Theatre. Jun 23-28 7.30pm 117.50 bor­dgaisen­er­gythe­atre.ie

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

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