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God Bless the Child Three Frank O’Con­nor short sto­ries - My Oedi­pus Com­plex, The Ge­nius and First Con­fes­sion - are brought to­gether to form a sin­gle full-length play. Also Kilkenny/Water­ford. Lyric Theatre. Ends Mar 21 7.45pm (Sat mat 2.30pm) £22/£18 lyricthe­

The Pil­low­man Tour­ing pro­duc­tion of Martin McDon­agh’s con­tro­ver­sial play about pae­dophilia pre­sented by Deca­dent Theatre. Lyric Theatre. Mar 24- Apr 19 7.45pm (Sat mat 2.30pm) £24.50/£20 lyricthe­


The Pil­low­man Deca­dent Theatre bring this di­vi­sive com­edy about pae­dophe­lia and child mur­der by Martin McDon­agh on na­tional tour. Fea­tur­ing the equally di­vi­sive David McSav­age, along­side Michael Ford-Fitzger­ald, Gary Ly­don and Peter Cam­pion. Every­man Theatre Ends Mar 21 8pm 126/122 (Stu­dents 19) ev­ery­man­

The Laramie Project/The Laramie Project Re­vis­ited Rare chance to see Moisés Kauf­man’s twin docu-dra­mas about dis­crim­i­na­tion in the US in side-by-side pro­duc­tion. Stack Theatre. Mar 25-28, 2pm/7.30pm 115/ 110

Post­script Ac­tor Noelle Browne delves into the mys­tery of her parent­age in Post­script, a pow­er­ful epis­to­lary con­fes­sional co-penned with Michele Forbes. A mov­ing ex­plo­ration of adop­tion in Ire­land. Every­man Theatre. Mar 23-25, 8pm. 118/19 ev­ery­man­


The Bal­ti­more Waltz Rare op­por­tu­nity to see the work of Amer­i­can play­wright Paula Vo­gel in this Ir­ish pre­miere by am­bi­tious Blue Heart Theatre. Writ­ten in 1993, the sur­real farce about ter­mi­nal ill­ness and sex­ual iden­tity re­mains top­i­cal. The New Theatre. Mar 23-April 4 7.30pm 115 / 112 the­newthe­

Con­ti­nen­tal Fist­fight The Rub­ber­ban­dits get re­spectable with this res­i­dency at the Abbey Theatre. Not. Fol­low­ing two sea­sons at Lon­don’s Soho Theatre, the Lim­er­ick duo bring a new mu­si­cal to the Na­tional Theatre, in a spe­cial late-night slot. Ex­pect plenty of X-rated lan­guage and provo­ca­tion. Pea­cock Theatre. Mar 26-28, 10pm. 118 / 115 abbeythe­

Dal­loway Sin­gu­lar op­por­tu­nity to see this stage adap­ta­tion of Vir­ginia Woolf’s post-war clas­sic. Re­becca Vaughan plays the ul­ti­mate des­per­ate house­wife in this one-woman show. Draoicht, Blan­chard­stown. Mar 25, 8pm 116 / 114

Death of a Co­me­dian Four stand-up rou­tines struc­ture Owen McCaf­ferty’s dis­sec­tion of artis­tic com­pro­mise, as a co­me­dian eval­u­ates the cost of his suc­cess. Star­ring Brain Do­herty as the self-scru­ti­n­is­ing comic, ex­pect more than easy laughs. Pea­cock Theatre. Un­til Apr 4. 8pm 125/113 abbeythe­

The Good Fa­ther 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, Bal­ly­mun. Ends Mar 21 8pm 115/112 ax­is­bal­ly­

The Hole 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. Dol­men Theatre. Mar 23-Apr 4. 8pm 112 dol­menthe­

Hol­low Ground 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

110/18 the­atre­up­ The Im­por­tance of Be­ing Wilde 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 21 8pm 112 dol­menthe­

I Heart Alice Heart I Amy Con­roy’s heart­warm­ing pseudo docu­d­rama about a cou­ple of Alices who fall in love gets a timely re­vival in ad­vance of the forth­com­ing ref­er­en­dum. Project Arts Cen­tre. Un­til Mar 21 8pm (Sat Mat 3pm) 114 pro­jec­tarts­cen­

In Search of Mr B Sa­muel Beck­ett is brought back to life in this new play by Brian McAvera, which in­cor­po­rates mu­sic hall tra­di­tions and phys­i­cal theatre. The con­science-stricken writer is played by Bryan Mur­ray. Civic Theatre. Mar 23-Apr 4 8.15pm civicthe­ A Mid­sum­mer Night’s

Dream 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 abbeythe­ Morn­ing, Af­ter­noon and

Evening Andy Hinds three-part mono­logue about a fam­ily re­con­nect­ing in dra­matic cir­cum­stances over the course of a sin­gle day. An in­ti­mate per­for­mance by the writer. In­spired by Richard Lin­klater per­haps? The Vik­ing Theatre. Mar 23-28, 8pm. 112 vikingth­e­atre­

Ok­la­homa Rodgers and Ham­mer­stein’s cow­boy ro­mance vis­its the Bord Gais En­ergy Theatre, bring­ing its quin­tes­sen­tial Amer­i­can op­ti­mism with it. Num­bers like Oh What a Beau­ti­ful Morn­ing and I Caint Say No have be­come in­ter­na­tional stan­dards. Ex­pect the crowd to sing along. Bord Gais En­ergy Theatre. Mar 24-28, 7.30pm (Mat Wed/Sat, 1.30pm) 118-155 bor­dgaisen­er­gythe­

Pals - The Ir­ish at Gal­lipoli 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 Word War I, in the heat of the doomed trenches in 1915. Collins Bar­racks. Ends Apr 30 Var­i­ous times pals-theirishat­gal­

Romeo and Juliet Wayne Jor­dan brings a con­tem­po­rary spin to Shake­speare’s tale of star-crossed lovers. Fra Fee, who cut is teeth in the re­cent film adap­ta­tion of Les Mis­er­ables, lends celebrity sta­tus in the role of Romeo, while re­cent Lir-grad­u­ate Lau­ren Coe brings a fresh-faced ap­peal to Juliet. Gate Theatre. Pre­views from Mar 26. Opens Mar 31 7.30pm (Sat Mat 2pm) 125/135 gateth­e­

Strolling Through Ulysses

Bawdy one-man show brings James Joyce’s in­fa­mous novel to life. See also Of­faly. Swenys Chemist, Lin­coln Place. Mar 23, 7pm. 110 Tick­ets: 085 8146713

Twelve An­gry Men A jury 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. Un­til Mar 21, 7.30pm (Mat Sat 2.30) 117.50-150 bor­dgaisen­er­gythe­


God Bless the Child See Belfast. Water­gate Theatre. Mar 26/27, 8pm 116/112 wa­ter­gateth­e­


The Locked Room The Li­nen­hall hosts aerial cir­cus theatre with an ex­cit­ing show from Ether Pro­duc­tions, which de­scribes it­self as Wait­ing for Godot meets an ex­plo­sion in a paint fac­tory. Two cir­cus per­form­ers wake up with am­ne­sia in a locked room. You are in­vited to watch them get out. Li­nen­hall Theatre, Castle­bar. Mar 26, 8pm

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Strolling Through Ulysses See Dublin Mid­land Book­shop, Tul­lam­ore. Wed Mar 25, 7.30pm 110 Tick­ets: 057 9321797


God Bless The Child See Belfast. Garter Lane Theatre. Mar 24/25, 8pm. 121/116 garter­

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