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BELFAST

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

CA­VAN

The Girl Who For­got to SIng Badly Last chance to see this charm­ing show for chil­dren by Theatre Lovett, about Peggy O’He­garty, who wakes one morn­ing to find her city has dis­ap­peared. Ramor Theatre, Vir­ginia. Mar 27/28

CORK

The Cat in the Hat Stage adap­ta­tion of Dr Seuss’ clas­sic chil­dren’s book. Some­thing to do on a cold, cold wet day. Every­man Palace Theatre. Un­til Mar 28 Var­i­ous times 115 ev­ery­man­cork.com

Sto­ries, Po­etry, Dreams Charm­ing for­mer news­reader Michael Mur­phy reads ex­cerpts from his prose and po­etry in an ir­reg­u­lar the­atri­cal per­for­mance, with con­tri­bu­tions from Ea­monn Lawlor and Eileen Dunne among oth­ers. Triskel Arts Cen­tre. Mar 27, 8pm. 20/17 triske­larts­cen­tre.ie

Faulty Tow­ers Un­li­censed trib­ute to the in­fa­mous Bri­tish sit­com, served over a far­ci­cal din­ner. Is that a fly in your soup? It just might be. The Gre­sham Metropole. Un­til Mar 28, 7.30pm. 149.50 (in­cludes 3 course set menu with tea/ cof­fee as part of the per­for­mance) ev­ery­man­cork.com

DUBLIN

Are You Havin’ a Laugh See Seven Days. Racon­teur supreme Peter Sheri­dan, crafts a per­sonal trib­ute to Dublin. In as­so­ci­a­tion with Dublin: One City, One Book 2015. Bew­leys Cafe Theatre, at Pow­er­scourt Townhouse. Pre­views Mar 30/31. Un­til Apr 18, 1pm. 18/ 110/ 112 be­w­leyscafethe­atre.ie

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. Un­til Apr 4 7.30pm 115 / 112 the­newthe­atre.com

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 Brian Do­herty as the self-scru­ti­n­is­ing comic, ex­pect more than easy laughs. Pea­cock Theatre. Un­til Apr 4. 8pm 125/113 abbeythe­atre.ie The Girl Who Be­lieved in

Magic The­atri­cal songstress Julie Feeney brings her child­hood rit­ual of magic shows back to life in a unique mu­si­cal per­for­mance di­rected by Mikel Murfi. The cos­tumes, by Umi Kut­luck, will be fab­u­lous. Project Arts Cen­tre. Pre­views Mar 28-Apr 1. Un­til Apr 8. 7.30pm/9.30pm. 116/ 14 pro­jec­tarts­cen­tre.ie

God Bless the Child Three Frank O’Con­nor short sto­ries are brought to­gether to form a sin­gle full-length play. Gai­ety Theatre. Mar 31-Apr 11, 7.30pm. (Mat Sat, 3pm) 19-24 gai­etythe­atre.ie

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. Un­til Apr 4. 8pm 112 dol­menthe­atre.ie

I, Keano Com­edy mu­si­cal about Ire­land’s abil­ity to hold a grudge. Thir­teen years later, peo­ple are still talk­ing about Saipan and I, Keano is still run­ning. Olympia Theatre. Un­til Apr 12, 8pm. (Sat Mat 3pm) 125- 40 olympia.ie

Jer­sey Boys Popular mu­si­cal bio-drama based on the high life of Frankie Valli and the Four Sea­sons. Ex­ploit­ing the full cat­a­logue of hits, from

Beg­gin’ to Big Girls Don’t Cry, it gets a well-earned two week run. Bord Gais En­ergy Theatre. Apr 1-Apr 18, 7.30pm. (Mat Wed/Sat 2.30pm). 120-160 bor­dgaisen­er­gythe­atre.ie

In Search of Mr B See Seven Days. Sa­muel Beck­ett is brought back to life in this new play by Brian McAvera, which in­cor­po­rates mu­sic hall tra­di­tions and phys­i­cal theatre. Civic Theatre. Un­til Apr 4 8.15pm 116/112 civicthe­atre.ie 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 abbeythe­atre.ie 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. Ends Mar 28, 8pm.

112 vikingth­e­atre­dublin.com 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. Ends Mar 28, 7.30pm (Mat Wed/Sat, 1.30pm) 118155 bor­dgaisen­er­gythe­atre.ie

Pals - The Ir­ish at Gal­lipoli Anu Pro­duc­tions, the Ir­ish com­pany that brings sto­ries of the past into the blink­ing light of day, present the un­told tales of the 7th Bat­tal­ion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers dur­ing Word War I. Collins Bar­racks. Ends Apr 30 Var­i­ous times pals-theirishat­gal­lipoli.com

Romeo and Juliet Wayne Jor­dan brings a con­tem­po­rary spin to Shake­speare’s tale. Fra Fee, who cut his 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 fresh­faced ap­peal to Juliet. Gate Theatre. Pre­views from Mar 26. Opens Mar 31 7.30pm (Sat Mat 2pm) 125/135 gateth­e­atre.ie

WICK­LOW

Forgotten/ Un­der­neath See Seven Days. Pat Kinevane per­forms two of his one-man shows about Ir­ish lives lived un­der the radar. Stunning solo work. Mer­maid Arts Cen­tre. Apr 1/2, 8pm. 118/116 mer­maid­arts­cen­tre.ie

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