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Re­cent vis­i­tors to the Dublin The­atre Fes­ti­val, Berlin’s Schaubuhne, follow Ham­let with di­rec­tor Thomas Oster­meier’s cel­e­brated pro­duc­tion of Ib­sen’s para­ble about a cor­rupt city, a lone whistle­blower and a fickle pub­lic. As part of the Ul­ster Bank Belfast Fes­ti­val at Queen’s. Grand Opera House Ends Oct 25 7.30pm £21.50 - £31.50 (con­ces­sion £15) belfast­fes­ti­

Brass Neck The­atre presents a new com­edy about a pil­grim­age that leaves a west Belfast parish ev­ery year to tour the holy sites of Ire­land, known as The Holy Holy Bus. As part of the Ul­ster Bank Belfast Fes­ti­val at Queen’s. Belfast Water­front Opens Oct 31 8pm £15/£12 belfast­fes­ti­val. com

Ais­ling Ghéar presents the premiere of Dave Dug­gan’s new mul­ti­lin­gual sci-fi drama, set in 2084, where the Em­pire reigns supreme. As part of the Ul­ster Bank Belfast Fes­ti­val at Queen’s. Lyric The­atre Oct 24-25 8pm Oct 26 3pm

Writer Dan Gor­don works with 18 young east Belfast bands­men to find out how east Belfast an­swered the call to arms dur­ing World War I and to cre­ate a spe­cial per­for­mance with songs, po­etry, mu­sic and drama that com­mem­o­rates this part of the city’s her­itage. As part of the Ul­ster Bank Belfast Fes­ti­val at Queen’s. Bal­ly­macar­rett Orange Hall Ends Oct 25 7.30pm £7/£5 belfast­fes­ti­val. com

Green Shoot Pro­duc­tions presents Brenda Murphy’s au­to­bi­o­graph­i­cal play, based on the ex­pe­ri­ences of her mother, who had six chil­dren by a mar­ried man who lived nearby with his own fam­ily in the 1950s. Lyric The­atre Oct 28-30 7.45pm £14/£12

Peter Brook’s The­atre des Bouffes du Nord bring this adap­ta­tion of Can Themba’s South African tale of adul­tery dur­ing apartheid. When a lawyer dis­cov­ers his wife’s af­fair, he forces her to treat the suit aban­doned by her lover as a phys­i­cal pres­ence in her life. Lyric The­atre Ends Oct 29-31 7.45pm £20/ lyrictheatre.


The Abbey’s pro­duc­tion of John B Keane’s 1959 tragedy of land, prop­erty and the mar­riage mar­ket in ru­ral Ire­land goes on tour. Róisín O’Neill re­turns as the young Sive, with some new ad­di­tions to the cast, in­clud­ing Gavin Drea, Deirdre Mol­loy and Derry Power un­der Con­all Mor­ri­son’s di­rec­tion. An Gri­anán, Let­terkenny Ends Oct 25 8pm (Thurs mat 11am & Sat mat 2.30pm) an­gri­anan. com Also Lim­er­ick.


A life­long bach­e­lor at­tempts to pick up girls by join­ing the So­cial­ist Party in Oliver Ea­gle­ton’s com­edy. New The­atre Oct 30-Nov 1 7.30pm

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Peter Coo­nan and Gary Ly­don share the role of Bren­dan Be­han, younger and older, in Frank McMa­hon’s adap­ta­tion of Be­han’s mem­oir about his time in a borstal. Con­all Mor­ri­son di­rects the pro­duc­tion for Ver­dant Pro­duc­tions and the Gai­ety. Gai­ety The­atre Ends Oct 25 7.30pm (Wed & Sat mat 3pm) tick­et­mas­ Deca­dent The­atre Company stage Stu­art Carolan’s first play, set on an Ar­magh farm in the 1980s, where a men­ac­ing vis­i­tor ar­rives to a fam­ily en­trenched in paramil­i­tarism, charged with root­ing out a po­lice in­former. An­drew Flynn di­rects. Civic The­atre, Tal­laght Oct 28-Nov 1 8pm (open­ing night civicthe­

An­nual per­for­mance com­bines folk tales, blar­ney and gore for an au­di­ence over 18. Lep­rechaun Mu­seum Oct 24-Nov 1 lep­rechaun­mu­

Stephen Burns and Matt Murphy per­form the life, loves, tri­umphs and tragedies of Os­car Wilde. Pow­er­scourt The­atre Ends Nov 1 (no show Oct 27) 7.30pm pow­er­scourtthe­

Colin Hamell per­forms Bernard McMul­lan’s one-man com­edy about two proud ship­yard work­ers who make it onto the and never make it off. Civic The­atre, Tal­laght Ends Oct 25 8.15pm

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Based on the truth, Gemma Doorly’s play for Mac­door Pro­duc­tions is the story of a 12-year-old boy who puts on weight after medica- tion and is bul­lied for it, but holds on to his am­bi­tion to be the great­est front row for­ward who ever played rugby for Ire­land. Smock Al­ley Oct 27Nov 1 7.30pm smock­

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