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Shan­non and 14-year-old Stephen. Every­man Theatre. Mar 10-14 8pm

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DUBLIN

Peter McDer­mott adapts Ge­of­frey Chaucer’s

where a group of me­dieval pil­grims gather in the Tabard Inn to en­ter­tain each other with their sto­ries of ro­mance, re­al­ism and com­edy as they set out on their pil­grim­age. The au­di­ence for DIT’s BA stu­dent pro­duc­tion eat and drink with the pil­grims. Smock Al­ley Theatre. Pre­views Mar 11 Opens Mar 12-14 smock­alley.com

Phe­lim Drew re­turns with his adap­ta­tion and per­for­mance of Ge­orge Or­well’s fa­mous mem­oir about drift­ing through life on the lower rungs of so­ci­ety and dis­cov­er­ing a new per­spec­tive on pol­i­tics and man. Theatre@ Findlater Howth Mar 15-18 8pm findlater.ie/theatre

Kevin O’Con­nor’s new play finds a coun­try girl, Tish, who saw the fu­ture in el­e­gant women at the Cur­ragh Races, and Harry, who sought shel­ter in mar­riage to a strong woman, who both went a step too far. What hap­pens when they meet? New Theatre. Mar 9-14 7.30pm the­newthe­atre.com

Chris­tian O’Reilly’s 2002 play, a sim­ple love story that de­vel­ops from a ran­dom en­counter and an un­ex­pected preg­nancy, is restaged by axis in a new pro­duc­tion di­rected by Mark O’Brien and fea­tur­ing Em­met Kir­wan and Nyree Yer­gain­har­sian. Axis, Ba­ly­mun. Un­til Mar 21 8pm ax­is­bal­ly­mun.ie

Call­Back theatre stages a new play by John Sheehy, in which one man re­moves him­self from so­ci­ety by dig­ging a hole and plung­ing into it to con­sider the mys­ter­ies of the uni­verse. (Note: Bew­ley’s Café Theatre has re­lo­cated to Pow­er­scourt Townhouse while Bew­ley’s is re­fur­bished.) Vik­ing Theatre Un­til Mar 21 8pm vikingth­e­atre.ie

Katie McCann’s new play for Il­lus­trated Pro­duc­tions finds a sis­ter re­turn­ing home to face her past and her brother do­ing ev­ery­thing pos­si­ble to for­get it. “One story, told from two dif­fer­ent per­spec­tives,” says the blurb. Mono­logue play, asks our sus­pi­cion? Theatre Up­stairs. Un­til Mar 21 Tues-Sat 1pm, Thurs-Sat 7pm

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Stage bi­og­ra­phy of flam­boy­ant Os­car Wilde, whose life was even more dra­matic than his work. Fea­tur­ing Stephen Burns and Matt Mur­phy. Dol­men Theatre, Cor­nelscourt Un­til Mar 21st 8pm dol­menthe­atre.ie

Amy Con­roy’s heart­warm­ing pseudo docu­d­rama about a cou­ple of Alices who fall in love Sylvia Thomp­son sthomp­son@irish­times.com

DUBLIN

The Big Day Out fea­tures a street car­ni­val with aerial shows, street the­atrics,and mind-bog­gling work­shops, Mer­rion Square, Sun all day; Ceili that you can join in, St Stephen’s Green, Mon 4.30pm; St Pa­trick’s Day Pa­rade, Tues, this year’s theme is Cel­e­brate Now. And watch out for theatre group Transe Ex­press will three Gi­ant Op­er­atic Per­form­ing Dolls wan­der­ing the streets on Mon­day. You have been warned. stpatricks­fes­ti­val.ie for full pro­gramme. A chance to buy and sell CDs and records with deal­ers from all over Ire­land and the UK, Film­base, Tem­ple Bar Fri 5pm-9pm Sat/Sun 10.30am6pm irishrecord­fairs.com gets a timely re­vival in ad­vance of the forth­com­ing ref­er­en­dum. Project Arts Cen­tre Mar 18-21 8pm (Sat Mat 3pm) project.ie

Elaine Mur­phy’s mono­logue play for three gen­er­a­tions of women from the same Dublin fam­ily re­turns with Anita Reeves, Hilda Fay and Kate Gil­more. Draiocht, Blan­chard­stown. Ends Mar 13 8pm draiocht.ie

Pan Pan’s Gavin Quinn makes his long-awaited di­rec­to­rial de­but at the Abbey Theatre with designer Aedín Cos­grove, the co-Artis­tic Direc­tor of Pan Pan. In a Pan Panesque al­ter­na­tive take on Shake­speare, this stages the clas­sic fan­tasy of love and tor­ment among fairies and mor­tals in a nurs­ing home, with a cast of older ac­tors and sev­eral Pan Pan alumni. Per­haps the Abbey’s most ad­ven­tur­ous pro­duc­tion of the year. Abbey Theatre. Ends Mar 28 7.30pm abbeythe­atre.ie

Gal­way Theatre Com­pany Fre­goli bring a sen­si­tive piece of new writ­ing to the Dublin stage. A po­etic med­i­ta­tion on the con­flict be­tween love and duty for three women, it has noth­ing to do with the tril­ogy of re­cent Ir­ish politi­cians that also bear the popular name. Boys School, Smock Al­ley Theatre Mar 18 and 19 8pm (Thurs mat 1pm). 10 smock­alley.com

A new play by Alieen Wymes as part of Five Lamps Arts Fes­ti­val star­ring Brenda McSweeney. An Ir­ish mid­wife to Eski­mos and Aftri­cans is con­fonted by un­com­fort­able With a dif­fer­ent theme each week, th­ese mar­kets of­fer whole­food and house­hold prod­ucts as well as other spe­cial­i­ti­ies, Sun 11am-5pm 12 New­mar­ket, Dublin 8 dublin­food­coop.ie 01-4544258 Ev­ery Satur­day, the eclec­tic stalls are set out for browsers and buy­ers alike, Choose vin­tage cloth­ing, vinyl records, retro fur­ni­ture, crafts, bric abrac, jew­ellery, books, etc truths when she re­turns home. Marino Col­lege of Fur­ther Ed­u­ca­tion Mar 13/14 7.30pm

five­lamp­sarts­fes­ti­val.ie Anu Pro­duc­tions, the in­ven­tive Ir­ish com­pany that has be­come adept at bring­ing sto­ries of the past into the blink­ing light of day, present the un­told sto­ries of the 7th Bat­tal­ion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers dur­ing the first Word War, in the heat of the doomed trenches in 1915. Collins Bar­racks. Ends Apr 30 Var­i­ous times pals-theirishat­gal­lipoli.com The Rus­sian Ice Stars bring a new adap­ta­tion of JM Bar­ries’s fa­mous story to the frozen wa­ter of the stage. A boy who never grew up en­coun­ters chil­dren Wendy, Michael and John and they skate off to Nev­er­land, to thwart the cold re­venge of Cap­tain Hook and oth­er­wise gen­er­ally chill out. Bord Gais En­ergy Theatre. Ends Mar 14 7.30pm (Wed and Sat mat 2.30pm) bor­dgaisen­er­gythe­atre.ie

Gary Dug­gan’s new play, set in Span­ish Har­lem in 1999, is the story of a young man flee­ing Dublin who crash lands on his Ir­ish-Amer­i­can cousin’s sofa just as his re­la­tion­ship is im­plod­ing get­ting mixed up in small time crime. Aoife Spil­lane-Hinks di­rects Seán Doyle, Aonghus Óg McA­nally and Leah Minto. Also Kilkenny. Project Arts Cen­tre. Ends Mar 14 8.15pm (Sat mati­nee 2.30pm) pro­jec­tarts­cen­tre.ie

A jury Dis­cover the un­told Ir­ish ex­pe­ri­ences of World War One in this his­tor­i­cal drama from Anu Pro­duc­tions, Na­tional Mu­seum of Ire­land: Dec­o­ra­tive Arts and His­tory, Collins Bar­racks, Wed-Sat, 11am, noon, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm; Sun 2pm-3pm & 4pm Un­til April 30 pals-theirishat­gal­lipoli.com de­lib­er­ates in a homi­cide trial in this fa­mous stage play, which won three os­cars when it was filmed in 1957. Nei­ther as dull nor as mono-emo­tional as its sounds, this West End pro­duc­tion stars Tom Conti. Bord Gais En­ergy Theatre. Mar 16-21, 7.30pm (Mat Wed/Sat 2.30) ¤17.50-¤50 bor­dgaisen­er­gythe­atre.ie tick­et­mas­ter.ie

LOUTH

Iso­bel Ma­hon and Rose Hen­der­son per­form Ger Gal­lagher’s com­edy about love, life and di­et­ing. Droic­head Arts Cen­tre. Ends Mar 13 8.30pm droic­head.com

WATER­FORD

Theatre Lovett’s pro­duc­tion of Fine­gan Kruck­e­meyer’s play re­turns to the Ir­ish stage bring­ing the charm­ing story of the re­source­ful and tone-deaf Peggy O’He­garty, to­gether with her magic box set, to the Ir­ish stage. Also Kil­dare. Theatre Royal Mar 15 2.30pm

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WEST­MEATH

Charm­ing for­mer RTÉ news­reader Michael Mur­phy now reads other things, such as ex­cerpts from his books and po­etry. This ir­reg­u­lar per­for­mance from the psy­cho­an­a­lyst also fea­tures guests in­clud­ing

theatre critic Emer O’Kelly, Ea­monn Lawlor and Eileen Dunne. The re­view ought to be in­ter­est­ing. Dean Crowe Theatre, Athlone. Mar 13 8pm dean­crowethe­atre.com

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