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Tom Mac­In­tyre’s play about a strong-willed woman burned to death in 1895 when she was ac­cused of be­ing a changeling. Also Tip­per­ary and West­meath. Ev­ery­man Sep 18-20 8pm 125/ 122 ev­ery­man­cork.com

Borstal Boy

Peter Coo­nan and Gary Ly­don share the role of Be­han in Frank McMa­hon’s adap­ta­tion of Be­han’s mem­oir. Gai­ety The­atre. Prev Sep 11-15 7.30pm 124.50 Opens Sep 16-Oct 11 7.30pm (Wed & Sat mat 3pm)

Heart­break House

Shaw’s play set dur­ing the first World War, a “fan­ta­sia in the Rus­sian Man­ner on English Themes”. Abbey. Ends Sep 13 7.20pm (Sat mat 2pm)

The Match­maker

Mary McEvoy and Jon Kenny bring John B Keane’s multi-role-play­ing drama back to the stage. Civic The­atre, Tal­laght. Sep 15-20 8pm 118/116 civicthe­atre.ie

Pride and Prej­u­dice

James Maxwell’s the­atri­cal adap­ta­tion of Jane Austen’s novel is staged once again. Gate The­atre. Ends Sep 20 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm 125) Mon: 125 Tues-Thurs 132, Fri-Sat 35 gateth­e­atre.ie

Rock of Ages

There’s no big lyric that can’t form a plot­line in this 1980s themed tongue in cheek mu­si­cal. Bord Gais En­ergy The­atre. Sep 15-20 7.30pm (Wed & Sat mat 2.30pm) 117.50 - 150

Sweet Dreams Mr Heroin

Sean Ro­nan’s dip­tych first por­trays a day in the life of a drug-ad­dicted pros­ti­tute, fol­lowed by the story of a fa­ther whose son is liv­ing on the streets. Civic The­atre, Tal­laght. Ends Sep 13 8.15pm 115/112 civicthe­atre.ie

Show in a Bag Se­ries

Bew­ley’s Café The­atre, Dublin


Iso­bel Ma­hon and Rose Hen­der­son per­form Ger Gal­lagher’s com­edy about love, life and di­et­ing. Vik­ing The­atre, Clon­tarf. Ends Sep 16 8pm 112

Brigit and Bai­le­gan­gaire

Rian Un­plugged

An Or­di­nary Man

Rian Un­plugged

What Hap­pened Bridgie Cleary

See Cork. The Ex­cel. Sep 16 8pm 115/112 tip­per­ary-ex­cel.com

What Hap­pened Bridgie Cleary


A new play by Shaun Dunne ex­plor­ing the dis­abil­ity ser­vice pro­vi­sion in Ire­land. Project Arts. Ends Sep 13 9.15pm 116/114 pro­jec­tarts­cen­tre.ie

Druid stages Tom Murphy’s Brigit, a pre­quel to Bai­le­gan­gaire, and stag­ing both in ro­ta­tion. Town Hall The­atre. Pre­views: Bai­le­gan­gaire Sep 11-12 8pm 122; dou­ble bill Sep 13-14 6.30pm 140. Opens Sep 16-21, al­ter­nat­ing days 126, dou­ble bill Sat & Sun 144.

Ajax and Lit­tle Iliad

See Clare. Du­na­maise Arts Cen­tre, Port­laois Sep 19 8pm du­na­maise.ie

John McDwyer’s play about the life of a sim­ple sawyer, from birth through deaths and mar­riages, foot­ball and danc­ing. Bal­lina Arts Cen­tre. Sep 18 8pm 115/112

See Clare. Sol­stice Arts Cen­tre, Na­van. Sep 17 8pm sol­sticearts­cen­tre.ie See Cork. Dean Crowe, Athlone. Sep 17 8pm

Frank Cox-O’Con­nell and Evan Web­ber re­turn to Dublin with a dou­blebill ex­plor­ing the re­la­tion­ship be­tween art and war, Greek clas­sics and con­tem­po­rary re­sponse. Pea­cock. Sep 16-20 9pm (Sep 19-20 1pm) 116/114

Al­ways Alone To­gether

Artist Sci­en­tist Priest

John Rogers per­forms for 24 hours in an in­stal­la­tion per­for­mance about a holy man at­tempt­ing to re­align the spheres of art, sci­ence and re­li­gion. Cen­tre for Cre­ative Prac­tices. Sep 13 8am 114/112 fringe­fest.com

At Sea

Two mu­si­cians and one per­former com­pose a mo­saic of images and sounds to em­u­late the mem­o­ries of one old man. New The­atre. Ends Sep13 8.15pm 115/113 the­newthe­atre.com

Bas­tard: A Fam­ily His­tory

Ac­tor Od­die Brad­dell can trace his an­ces­try through a long line of hated his­tor­i­cal fig­ures. What does that make him, his comic per­for­mance won­ders? Project Arts Cen­tre Cube. Ends Sep 12 1pm 112/111 pro­jec­tarts­cen­tre.ie

Bernarda’s House

Veronica Coburn di­rects Amy Con­roy and Clare Bar­rett in her comic and ir­rev­er­ent retelling of Lorca’s tragedy The House of Bernarda Alba. Project Arts Cen­tre Cube. Ends Sep 13 6.15pm 115/113 pro­jec­tarts­cen­tre.ie

Game The­ory stage a piece about how events con­nect to­gether. Smock Al­ley The­atre. Pre­view Sep 16 Opens Sep 17-20 6.15pm 114/112

Be­tween Trees and Wa­ter

An un­heard story from 1939 us­ing court de­po­si­tions and news­pa­per ar­ti­cles. South Stu­dios. Ends Sep 14 7.30pm (Sep 13-14 mat 1pm)

114/112 fringe­fest.com


The Carved Soul

A new show in­volv­ing ad­vanced pup­petry ex­plores the void be­tween mem­ory and re­al­ity. Smock Al­ley The­atre. Pre­view Sep 13 7pm 111 Opens Sep 14-17 9.15pm 114/112 fringe­fest.com

Two per­form­ers ask some key and ir­rev­er­ent ques­tions, such as how does the­atre work and when is nu­dity taste­ful? Project Arts Cen­tre. Pre­views Sep 16 7pm 111 Opens Sep 17-20 7pm (Sep 20 3pm) 115/113

Noni Sta­ple­ton per­forms her new solo show, a surreal com­edy of love, long­ing and ri­valry. Bew­ley’s Café . Opens Sep 13, 17, 18 6.15pm (Sep 14, 16, 19 mat 1pm) 113

Charo­lais Down and Out in Paris and London

Phe­lim Drew adapts and per­forms Or­well’s mem­oir. Bew­ley’s Café The­atre. Sep 13, 18 & 20 1pm (Sep 16 8.15pm) 113

Dublin Old­school

Eat­ing Seals & Seag­ulls’ Eggs

Hit­ting the Mark

Ram­blin­man stage a new satire in which a strug­gling ac­tor and his best mate are thrown into the weird world of ec­cen­tric soap-stars and TV ex­ec­u­tives. Smock Al­ley The­atre. Ends Sep 13 6.15pm 114/112 smock­alley.com

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How to Build Your First Ro­bot

sci-fi buddy rom-tragi-com about man’s re­la­tion­ship with tech­nol­ogy and other love sto­ries. Smock Al­ley The­atre. Pre­views Sep 14 7pm 111 Opens Sep 15-17, 19-20 7pm 114/112 smock­alley.com

A A charis­matic light­ing de­signer shows us the tricks of his trade while re­count­ing his mother’s dy­ing wishes. Pea­cock The­atre. Sep 17-20 6.30pm (Sep 20 4pm) 114/112 fringe­fest.com

How to Keep an Alien

An In­signif­i­cant Man

My Name is Saoirse

Saoirse O’Brien gets preg­nant and sets out on a jour­ney far from her care­free ado­les­cence. The New The­atre. Pre­views Sep 15 6.15pm 111 Opens Sep 16-20 6.15pm 115/113 fringe­fest.com

The Party


Ready Aim Fire and FizzyThink­ing col­lab­o­rate to stage an ex­per­i­men­tal event in a four-star ho­tel in­spired by Or­well’s 1984. Mor­ri­son Ho­tel. Sep 14 7pm 114/112


Gonzo The­atre re­turn with an Ir­ish­man’s odyssey through the night­mare land­scape of a world post 9/11. Smock Al­ley The­atre. Ends Sep 14 & 16-18 6.30pm 116/114

The Rest is Ac­tion

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Leg­endary drag per­former Smilin’ Kanker de­liv­ers a tragi­comic tale of his life and times with bright smiles and bad danc­ing. Pearse Cen­tre. Pre­views Sep 16 10pm 111 Opens Sep 17-20 10pm 113/111

Ross Dun­gan’s new play tells the story of two men whose fates are des­tined to col­lide. The Lir. Prev Sep 15 8.30pm Opens Sep 16-20 8.30pm (Sep 19-20 2pm 115/113) lir.ie

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A Sac­ri­le­gious Les­bian and Ho­mo­sex­ual Pa­rade

Brian Flem­ming takes us on a romp through 14 years of cel­e­bra­tion and re­sis­tance. The New The­atre. Ends Sep 13 6.15pm 115/113 the­newthe­atre.com

Sa­muel Beck­ett’s Fiz­zles; Beck­ett in the City

An adap­ta­tion of Beck­ett’s short prose col­lec­tion Fiz­zles in Dublin. 14 Hen­ri­etta Street. Ends Sep 17 1pm, 5.30pm, 7.30pm 115/113


Some Flood

The Well Rested Ter­ror­ist

Úr We Didn’t Care When (our moth­ers had Can­cer)


Crude Me­chan­ics ex­plore the themes of iso­la­tion and care­giv­ing when fam­ily roles shift. The New The­atre. Pre­views Sep 15 8.15pm 111 Opens Sep 16-20 8.15pm 115/113 fringe­fest.com

Star Man

To Space

Pet­ty­cash stage an im­mer­sive ex­pe­ri­ence of spo­ken word and drones. 190a Rath­mines Road Lower. Pre­views Sep 16 6pm & 9pm 111 Opens Sep 17-19 6pm & 9pm (Sep 20 3pm & 9pm) 113/111 fringe­fest.com

Neil Dou­glas per­forms his au­to­bi­o­graph­i­cal show about his mother’s can­cer. Smock Al­ley The­atre. Pre­views Sep 15 8.30pm 111 Opens Sep 16-20 8.30pm 114/112 fringe­fest.com

Neil Watkins’ new col­lab­o­ra­tion with mu­si­cian James O’Driscoll, in­spired by the Na­tive Amer­i­can’s fable The Two Wolves and the temp­ta­tion of Christ in the desert. The Sta­ble, Fum­bally Lane. Pre­views Sep 14 9pm 111 Opens Sep 15-20 9pm 114/112 fringe­fest.com

Wrapped you told me to wash and clean my ears


John Do­ran and Kevin Mooney’s post-apoc­a­lyp­tic com­edy. Smock Al­ley The­atre. Ends Sep 12 7pm 114/112

Tum­ble Cir­cus present a new solo show from the ex­cel­lent cir­cus company. Smock Al­ley The­atre. Ends Sep 12 7pm 114/ 212 fringe­fest.com

The Cen­tre of the Uni­verse

John Do­ran per­forms his new show about cults. Bew­ley’s Café The­atre. Ends Sep 17 1pm Sep 12, 19 &20 6.15pm (Se 17 1pm) 113

Amanda Coogan col­lab­o­rates with Dublin The­atre of the Deaf to weave live art and com­mu­nity the­atre to­gether. Project Arts Cen­tre. Pre­views Sep 16 9.15pm 111 Opens Sep 17-20 9.15pm 116/114

This con­cert/play ex­plores the line be­tween fear and ac­tion, fame and in­famy. Pea­cock The­atre. Ends Sep 13 9pm (Sep 13 1pm) 116/114 fringe­fest.com

Ni­amh Shaw, sci­en­tist, co­me­dian and per­former, stages a mul­ti­me­dia im­mer­sive show. Sci­ence Gallery Stu­dio. Ends Sep 12 7pm Sep 13-14 4.30pm 114/112 fringe­fest.com

Two friends from dif­fer­ent back­grounds lead each other to ex­otic beaches and bad de­ci­sions. Smock Al­ley The­atre. Ends Sep 13 8.45pm 114/112

Ruairí Dono­van’s new per­for­mance be­gins at mid­night and ends at dawn ask­ing au­di­ence and per­form­ers to imag­ine a new fu­ture while oth­ers are fast asleep. D-Light Stu­dios. Sep 13-14 1am (lasts 5 hours) 125

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