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Events to drop into, from fairs to fes­ti­vals

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS | GOING OUT - Ter­mi­nus Deep SYLVIA THOMP­SON

Ether Pro­duc­tions stage a new aerial cir­cus the­atre show about two per­form­ers who wake up with am­ne­sia to dis­cover them­selves in a locked room. The mys­tery deep­ens as Ni­amh Creely and Jonathan Walsh per­form ac­ro­bat­ics, bal­anc­ing acts, fights and ac­ci­den­tally ac­ti­vate a nu­clear de­vice while search­ing for the exit. Project Arts Cen­tre. Pre­views Oct 28 Opens Oct 29-Nov 1 6.30pm (Sat mat 3pm) pro­jec­tarts­cen­tre.ie Au­thor Hugo Hamil­ton’s new play for the Gate, set in 1916, finds a Royal Navy sailor re­turn from the First World War un­able to speak and changed ut­terly by his ex­pe­ri­ence. Steadily his iden­tity is un­rav­elled as con­flict be­tween his wife and mother in­ten­si­fies. Pa­trick Ma­son di­rects In­grid Craigie, Sam O’Ma­hony and Lisa Dwyer Hogg. Gate The­atre. Ends Oct 25 gateth­e­atre.ie Two per­form­ers, speak­ing in English and Bul­gar­ian, at­tempt to put words onto the un­speak­able, trans­form­ing all sense of what it is to be a mother, a fa­ther and a child. As part of the Bram Stoker Fes­ti­val. New The­atre Oct 27 1pm the­newthe­atre.com The ex­cel­lent Mary Mur­ray re­turns with her one-woman show, writ­ten by Paddy Mur­ray, in which she plays six women in­ter­mit­tently gossiping in the smoking area of a Dublin pub while spilling clues to a post of­fice rob­bery of

Vik­ing The­atre, Clon­tarf Ends Oct 25 vikingth­e­atre­dublin.com Mark O’Rowe’s first new play since 2007’s marks his Abbey stage de­but, where Sinéad Cu­sack, Ciarán Hinds, Tom Vaughan Lawlor, Ian Lloyd An­der­son and Charlie Murphy play a nor­mal fam­ily whose re­la­tion­ships con­ceal shock­ing truths and a terrifying re­al­ity. Abbey The­atre Ends Oct 25 7.30pm (Sat mat 2pm)

abbeythe­atre.ie PJ Brady stages a one-man show about the emo­tional and spir­i­tual jour­ney of the great Ir­ish writer, from his child­hood in Mon­aghan to his days on Raglan Rd from the 1940s to ’60s, with ex­cerpts from his au­to­bi­og­ra­phy and recitals of his po­etry. Cathal Quinn di­rects. Bew­leys Café The­atre. Un­til Nov 11pm 12 (Light lunch be­w­leyscafethe­atre. com The Dreamworks an­i­ma­tion gets a mu­si­cal makeover as the green ogre and his don­key jour­ney through fairy tale lands to res­cue the picky Princess Fiona from a fire- breath­ing dragon. Bord Gáis En­ergy

CA­VAN

As well as pump­kin carv­ing, there’s a car­ni­val pa­rade (Sun 5pm), a fire­works dis­play, Lough Ramor, Sun 6.30pm pump­kin­fes­ti­val.ie A col­lec­tors dream, this fair has chil­dren’s books, po­etry, fic­tion and non-fic­tion books, many of which are no longer in The­atre Ends Oct 29 7.30pm (Wed/Sat mat 2.30pm, Sun 1.30pm) bor­dgaisen­er­gythe­atre.ie Sk­er­ries The­atre Group stage Se­bas­tian Barry’s re­cent play of mem­o­ries, lone­li­ness, re­gret and un­re­quited love. Lit­tle The­atre, Sk­er­ries Ends Oct 25 8.15pm 087-2105432 Fol­low­ing the trail of the near myth­i­cal Ir­ish Rail train tun­nel un­der the Phoenix Park, a once-only per­for­mance rat­tles un­der the city for one night, with mu­sic from Tom Lane and di­rec­tion from Maeve Stone. As part of the Bram Stoker Fes­ti­val. Board­ing at Connolly Sta­tion Oct 26 5pm en­ter­tain­ment.ie/bram­stoker fes­ti­val

Dublin Shake­speare So­ci­ety cel­e­brate the cen­te­nary of Dy­lan Thomas’s birth with a stag­ing of his clas­sic ra­dio play set in the ec­cen­tric – some might say back­wards – Welsh town of Llareg­gub. Teacher’s Club Oct 29-Nov 8

Eric, a vam­pire born with­out ap­pro­pri­ate den­ti­tion, pro­vides one of the sto­ries in this spooky col­lec­tion for young au­di­ences, which com­bines in­ter­ac­tive sto­ry­telling and live il­lus­tra­tion. Project Cube Oct 25 11am, 1pm, 2.30pm & 4pm en­ter­tain­ment.ie/ bram­stoker fes­ti­val print, Tara Tow­ers Ho­tel, Mer­rion Road, Sun 01-2694666 dublinci­ty­book­fair.com

DUBLIN

Take spooky tours of Dublin with Pat Liddy Sat/Sun 11am & 2.30pm (info@walk­ing­tours.ie); at­tend the Gothic Mar­ket Fair in Smith­field Square, Sun 11am-6pm or sim­ply ogle the Goths v Zom­bies on the streets of Dublin, Sat 2pm bram­stok­er­fes­ti­val.com Brows­ing through the craft and home pro­duce at th­ese monthly mar­kets is an ex­tra at­trac­tion to tours of this coun­try house. Also chil­dren’s art & craft work­shops (Sat Shaun Dunne’s new play, di­rected by Ger­ard Stem­bridge, has a prodi­gal son re­turn home from col­lege to con­front old ri­val­ries, bit­ter dis­putes and bin bags that fall from the sky. Pea­cock The­atre Oct 29-Nov 22 (no perf Nov 10-11, 17-18) 8pm abbeythe­atre.ie

GAL­WAY

See Dublin. See Dublin. Town Hall The­atre Oct 29 8pm tht.ie

KERRY

Re­becca Vaughan tells macabre and strange tales taken from three lost gothic works of Vic­to­rian fe­male writ­ers. Si­amsa Tíre, Tralee Ends Oct 26 8pm

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KIL­DARE

Ray­mond Scannell’s search­ing play is part drama­tised story of a fam­ily and friends in high or­bit around the leg­endary Sir Henry’s, amd part doc­u­men­tary about the Cork night­club, with filmed ap­pear­ances from the club’s main fig­ures. charts a na­tion in tran­si­tion, from eu­phoric dis­cov­er­ies through to sober awak­en­ings. River­bank Arts Cen­tre. Oct 25 8pm river­bank.ie

LIM­ER­ICK

A new pro­duc­tion from Fid­get Feet com­bines tra­di­tional Ir­ish danc­ing, set danc­ing and mu­sic with con­tem­po­rary dance and rap. John’s Square Oct 25-26 11am-noon) , Castle­town House, Cel­bridge, Sun 10am-5pm castle­town.ie Now in its eighth year, there’s plenty of wine and food tast­ings, food mar­kets, cook­ery demon­stra­tions by renowned chefs and food trails, Fri-Mon savourk­ilkenny.com

WEST­MEATH

Trea­sure hunts and spooky guided walks (not suit­able for un­der 8s) are all part of the pre-Hal­loween mood at this coun­try house and gar­dens, Belvedere House and Gar­dens, Mullingar Fri-Mon belvedere-house.ie

See Done­gal. Lime Tree The­atre Oct 28-Nov 1 8pm (Sat mat 2.30pm) lime­treethe­atre.ie

LOUTH

Terry Byrne and An­drew Mur­ray per­form in this stage adap­ta­tion of Mitch Al­bom’s best­selling mem­oir of life lessons learned from his for­mer col­lege pro­fes­sor. Breda Cashe di­rects. Droic­head Arts Cen­tre, Drogheda. Ends Oct 24 8.30pm

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SLIGO

Blue Rain­coat The­atre stages JM Synge’s clas­sic for the first time, aim­ing to take the story of Christy Ma­hon, the self-cre­ated fa­ther slayer, in a new di­rec­tion. The phys­i­cal- the­atre en­sem­ble share the roles for di­rec­tor Niall Henry. Fac­tory Per­for­mance Space. Ends Nov 1 8pm bluerain­coat. com

WEX­FORD

Four of Wex­ford’s finest writ­ers de­liver a short play each to this 40th an­niver­sary for Ire­land’s old­est re­gional arts cen­tre. John Banville’s Prince Charm­ing and the Dame, Billy Roches’s The Dog and Bone, Eoin Colfer’s My Real Life and Colm Toibín’s Ero­sion are staged to­gether. Fea­tur­ing An­drea Irvine, Mark Lam­bert and Don Wycherley, di­rected by Ben Barnes. Wex­ford Arts Cen­tre Ends Oct 25 8pm (Sat mat 3pm) wex­for­darts­cen­tre.ie

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