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The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS - Noël, Joyeux

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. Ends Nov 1 6.30pm (Sat mat 3pm)

pro­jec­tarts­cen­tre.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 Road from the 1940s to 60s, with ex­cerpts from his au­to­bi­og­ra­phy and recitals of his po­etry. Cathal Quinn di­rects. Bew­leys Café The­atre. Ends Nov 1 1pm

12 (Light lunch be­w­leyscafe­thetre.com

Sickle Moon Pro­duc­tions con­clude their res­i­dency at The­atre Up­stairs with a ghostly new play by Jeda de Brí and Fin­barr Doyle about two men em­bark­ing for Amer­ica, wait­ing at an inn, where they re­ceive a visit from a young girl from their past. The­atre Up­stairs, Lanigan’s. Ends Nov 8 (Tues-Sat 1pm; Thurs-Sat 7pm) the­atre­up­stairs.ie

ABC The­atre Company stage Mark O’Rowe’s three-han­der mono­logue verse play of an epic jour­ney through a su­per­nat­u­rally tinged Dublin. A chance to source ma­te­ri­als, view be­spoke pieces and join work­shops at this large tex­tile and craft ex­hi­bi­tion, RDS, Balls­bridge Fri-Sat 10am-5.30pm; Sun 10am-5pm

theknit­tin­gand­stitch­ing­show.com/dublin axis, Bal­ly­mun. Nov 4-6 8pm

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Dublin Shake­speare So­ci­ety cel­e­brate the cen­te­nary of Dy­lan Thomas’s birth with a stag­ing of his clas­sic ra­dio play set in the ec­cen­tric Welsh town of Llareg­gub. Teacher’s Club. Ends Nov 8 7.30pm tick­ets.ie Shaun Dunne’s new play, di­rected by Gerry Stem­bridge, has a prodi­gal son Gary re­turn­ing home from col­lege to con­front old ri­val­ries, bit­ter dis­putes and bin bags that fall from the sky. Pea­cock The­atre. Ends Nov 22 (no perf Nov 10-11, 17-18) 8pm abbeythe­atre.ie

Sean Lawlor’s 1988 play is re­vived by the Dublin The­atre Company with Ro­nan Wil­mot as the night watch­man as­sumes his last duty after 35 years guard­ing Wood Quay be­fore the build­ing of the Dublin City Coun­cil of­fices. An­thony Fox di­rects his rem­i­nis­cences of a lost Dublin. Bew­ley’s Café The­atre. Nov 3-22 1pm (lunch be­w­leyscafethe­atre.com

KIL­DARE

Clane Mu­si­cal and Drama So­ci­ety stage the 1970s mu­si­cal in­spired by gospel sto­ries. Abbey Clane. Nov 3-8 087-6897376 Join an after-hours tour or visit the Cham­ber of Hor­rors, Na­tional Wax Mu­seum Plus, Foster Place, Fri un­til 11pm Adult Teenager/Stu­dent Child

(4 to 12). 01-6718373 wax­mu­se­umplus.ie

Re­pair Café

Bring along your bro­ken house­hold items to this once-off free pop-up fix­ing clinic, The Mac­Don­agh Junc­tion Shop­ping Cen­tre, Kilkenny Sat 2-5pm. re­pair­cafe.ie

WEST­MEATH

Get into the Hal­loween mood at this coun­try house and gar­dens while view­ing the scare­crow on

LEITRIM

Pat McGrath’s per­for­mance gets a wel­come re­vival. Un­em­ploy­ment has fi­nally given Joe the time to en­joy his hobby of mod­el­ling, but his wife, his kids, the bank, his neme­sis Her­mann and An­gela Merkel have other ideas. The Dock, Car­rick on Shan­non. Nov 6 8.30pm the­dock.ie

LIM­ER­ICK

See Seven Days. Also Cork.. Lime Tree The­atre. Nov 1 8pm lime­treethe­atre.ie

A new piece of mu­si­cal the­atre from Gúna Núa, based on a true story, tells the his­tory of 15-year-old Pa­trick O’Brien, a Lim­er­ick teenager who in 1835 drew the short straw of a stranded ship and was eaten by the crew of the Fran­cis Spaight ship. Guna Nua col­lab­o­rates with play­wright Mike Finn and The Brad Pitt Light Orches­tra. Lime Tree The­atre. Nov 5-8 8pm lime­treethe­atre.ie

SLIGO

Ger­ard McCarthy plays both Jonathan Harker, the di­arist who ini­tially re­lays the tale of Drac­ula, and the vam­pire in this new adap­ta­tion of Bram Stoker’s novel for Ul­ster The­atre Company and The­atre at The Mill. Hawk’s dis­play. Belvedere House and Gar­dens, Mullingar Fri-Sun belvedere-house.ie Lo­cally sourced food and craft in this beau­ti­ful set­ting, Kill­rud­dery House and Gar­dens, South­ern Cross Road, Bray Sat 10am-4pm adm and park­ing free 01-2863405 kill­rud­dery.com

WEX­FORD

An early morn­ing screen­ing of Christian Car­ion’s Os­car-nom­i­nated

the 2005 movie about the 1914 Christ­mas truce be­tween en­emy com­bat­ants in the first World War – on which Kevin Puts’ cel­e­brated opera Silent Night is based. Ad­mis­sion free. Sun­day, 10.30am, Wex­ford Opera House, 1850 467372 Well The­atre. Nov 2 8pm

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Blue Rain­coat The­atre Company stage 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. The Fac­tory Per­for­mance Space. Ends Nov 1 8pm bluerain­coat.com

A bach­e­lor farmer seeks ro­mance but de­vel­ops a strange love tri­an­gle when he joins the lo­cal drama group. But are they in­ter­ested in his love or his live­stock? Hawks Well The­atre. Nov 5-6 8pm

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WATER­FORD

Ir­ish-lan­guage mav­er­icks, Fíbín, stage a dou­ble bill of Leav­ing Cer­tifi­cate English and Ir­ish plays with re­duced ver­sions of Shake­speare and Máiréad Ní Ghráda put side by side. Garter Lane. Nov 5-6 10.30am An Tri­ail, 12.30pm Othello garter­lane.ie

Noel Kelly’s play, set in 1980s Water­ford, fol­lows five peo­ple whose lives are changed for­ever by the chal­lenge of run­ning the Dublin City Marathon. Grarter Lane Arts Cen­tre. Ends Nov 1 8pm garter­lane.ie

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