MON­DAY 15.12.14

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - THE TICKET - TCL PC JC Project Arts Cen­tre. 8.15pm ¤16/¤12 pro­jec­tarts­cen­

SINGER-SONG­WRITER Glen Hansard Glen Hansard brings along a full band (which fea­tures mem­bers of The Frames and Swell Sea­son, as well as brass and string sec­tions) for a one-off per­for­mance in aid of the Peter McVerry Trust. Spe­cial guests will be un­veiled on the night. You think you’ll make that last bus home? Don’t count on it. THE­ATRE Harry’s Christ­mas The last per­son we might nom­i­nate as an am­bas­sador of hol­i­day cheer, just after the Grinch and Herod, is Steven Berkoff. The di­rec­tor, per­former and play­wright has been pro­fes­sion­ally iras­ci­ble for more than four decades, and in 1985 he turned his at­ten­tion, more sen­si­tively, to Christ­mas, “like an avalanche com­ing… you want to run away but you’ve nowhere to hide.” The tremen­dous Mal­colm Adams (left) takes on this solo per­for­mance as an iso­lated man, wait­ing for any­one to get in touch, and the dark reper­cus­sions of emo­tional pres­sure and per­sonal bleak­ness. A pre-Christ­mas present for all soul­ful house heads with Kerri Chandler mak­ing a week­end of it around the coun­try. Since those early days as a 13-year-old kid tag­ging along with his jazzer dad to gigs, the New Jersey na­tive has been a pro­lific pro­ducer, with re­leases to his name down the years for such la­bels as King Street and Ibadan. In re­cent times, raw un­der­ground cuts for Max Trax and Grei Mat­ter showed he’s still a go-to guy for deep, soul­ful house mu­sic rooted in clas­sic black sounds and pos­i­tive spir­i­tual vibes. THE­ATRE War of At­tri­tion De­vi­ous The­atre re­turns with its Fringe hit from last year, a comic and darkly sub­ver­sive take on chug­gers, bil­ious in­ter­net blog­gers and psy­chopa­thy. An un­likely ca­ma­raderie

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