Events to drop in on, from tall ships to bet­ter homes

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - THE TICKET/SEVEN DAYS -

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Joe O’Byrne adapts and di­rects JM Synge’s writ­ings on the Aran Is­lands for a solo per­for­mance by Bren­dan Con­roy. Vik­ing Theatre, Clon­tarf. Jun 1-6 8pm


A griev­ing loyal daugh­ter gets even with her greedy sis­ter in this re­venge com­edy by Mary Curtin. Dol­men Theatre. Ends May 30 8pm dol­menthe­

Gemma Doorley and Karl Shiels star in David Greig’s mas­terly one-act about fum­bling fore­play and a one-night stand. Bew­leys Cafe Theatre, at Pow­er­scourt Townhouse. Ends May 30 1pm.

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Drawing in­spi­ra­tion from videos games, psy­chol­ogy, cre­ation myths and hours of im­pro­vi­sa­tion, this show based on the in­dige­nous Scan­di­na­vian peo­ple, the Sami, trav­els through icy black wa­ters and boil­ing stars. As part of Dublin Dance Fes­ti­val. Project Arts Cen­tre. Ends May 30 6.30pm


See Seven Days. Theatre Up­stairs’ com­pany-in-res­i­dence Bit­ter Like a Lemon stage Emily Gill­mor Mur­phy’s new play . Theatre Up­stairs. Jun 2-13 7pm Tues-Sat (Wed & Sat mat 1pm) the­atre­up­

A wife, her daugh­ters, their rel­a­tives and the maids – eight women in to­tal – are trapped in one house when they dis­cover a dead body up­stairs. To re­veal the mur­derer their loy­alty to the de­ceased and to each other is vi­ciously tested. Smock Al­ley. Ends May 30 8pm smock­

Fifty years since it was first staged, John B Keane’s ru­ral tragedy. Padraic McIn­tyre di­rects au­thor, play­wright, colum­nist and oc­ca­sional ac­tor Michael Harding as the Bull. Gai­ety Theatre. Ends May 30 7.30pm (Sat mat 3pm) from gai­etythe­

A dou­ble bill fea­tur­ing an ath­letic trio on the bat­tle­ground of love and a fast and fu­ri­ous duo in­spired by Manga and a South Korean dance craze. As part of Dublin Dance Fes­ti­val. Project Arts Cen­tre. May 29-30 8pm


See Seven Days. Tom Mur­phy makes his be­lated de­but at the Gate Theatre with his ex­tra­or­di­nary play about spir­i­tual yearn­ing and cor­roded souls, where an Ir­ish­man vis­its a quack to learn to sing like the Ital­ian opera singer Be­ni­amino Gigli. David Grindley di­rects De­nis Con­way, De­clan Con­lon and Dawn Brad­field. Gate Theatre. May 26 7.30pm (Sat Mat 2.30pm) Mon & Mat Tues-Thurs


Lit­tle Shadow Theatre Com­pany stage the drama of a dy­ing Sylvia Thomp­son sthomp­son@irish­


Visit tall ships and schooners, see fly­boarder demon­stra­tions, tug boat “dances”, river kayak­ing and en­joy free tours of the Jeanie John­ston Tall Ship in this car­ni­val at­mos­phere with fun fairs and mar­kets on the North Wall Quay, Sat-Mon dublin­river­ 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 The Grand So­cial, Lower Lif­fey St (just North of the Ha’penny Bridge) Sat noon-6pm the­grand­so­ mother and the chil­dren who come to say their fi­nal, in­di­vid­u­ally com­pli­cated good­byes. Civic Theatre, Tal­laght. Jun 3-6 8.15pm


Fol­lowwing a heart trans­plant a man be­gins to hear his new heart talk­ing to him, and though he doubts his san­ity, he lets it per­suade him to em­bark on a ma­jor quest, testing ev­ery­thing he used to be. Li­nen­hall Arts Cen­tre, Castle­bar. Jun 4 8pm the­li­nen­

Con­tem­po­rary fla­menco dancer Is­rael Galván brings fancy foot­work to the Abbey Theatre. As part of Dublin Dance Fes­ti­val. Abbey Theatre. Ends May 30 7.30pm abbeythe­

Ea­monn Mor­ris­sey’s au­to­bi­o­graph­i­cal trib­ute to writer Maeve Bren­nan. Per­formed as part of Beal­taine Fes­ti­val. Axis: Bal­ly­mun. May 29 8pm


Mary McEvoy and Jon Kenny bring John B Keane’s multi-role­play­ing drama back to the stage in Michael Scott’s pro­duc­tion. Pav­il­ion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire. Jun 4 8pm


Jimmy McAleavey’s new play tells the story of two for­mer sol­diers whose lives are not a rou­tine of ther­apy, treat­ment and guilt. A fi­nal op­er­a­tion of­fers a chance of mean­ing and an en­counter with the new face of war in North­ern Ire­land. Caitri­ona McLaugh­lin di­rects. Pea­cock Theatre. Pre­views Jun 4-8 Opens Jun 9-27 8pm (Sat mat Stroll by the sea and then have lunch in the park, cour­tesy of this popular out­door craft and food mar­ket, The Peo­ple’s Park, Dun Laoghaire, Sun 11am-4pm As part of the Home/Sick ex­hi­bi­tion, this talk looks at how ar­chi­tects can help us to cre­ate bet­ter homes, Science Gallery,



Three in­ter­lock­ing plays writ­ten and per­formed by Andy Hinds, set in Derry and among the Ir­ish di­as­pora in Europe, por­tray lives that in­ter­weave in un­ex­pected ways. Dol­men Theatre, The Magic Car­pet, Cor­nelscourt. Ends Jun 6 dol­menthe­ The new Dol­men theatre in Cor­nelscourt opens with per­former Mary Mur­ray’s one-woman show, writ­ten by Paddy Mur­ray, in which she plays six women in­ter­mit­tently gos­sip­ing in the smok­ing area of a Dublin pub, spilling clues to a post of­fice rob­bery. Bew­ley’s Café Theatre at Pow­er­scourt Townhouse. Jun 2-13 1pm

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Nicky Allt’s play ought to mean some­thing to Liver­pool fans, im­mor­tal­is­ing the 2005 UEFA Cham­pi­ons League Fi­nal as seen through the eyes of two fans and their sons. Gai­ety Theatre. Jun 2-6 7.30pm (Sat mat 2pm) gai­etythe­

Conor McPher­son’s 2001 mono­logue play in­ter­weaves the sto­ries of three gen­er­a­tions of Dublin men, de­tail­ing sto­ries of fail­ure, loss and the elu­sive­ness of love. Vik­ing Theatre, Clon­tarf. Ends May 30 8pm


Three men move through Dublin un­aware that their sto­ries in­ter­twine in a new black com­edy from Lee Cof­fey, au­thor of last year’s Leper + Chip for Bit­ter Like a Pearse St, Wed 6pm adm free dublin.sci­ence­


A walk through the gar­dens and along the river to cel­e­brate lo­cal plants and wildlife, Sat 10am & 2pm Son­airte, Laytown (sturdy boots, warm clothes and wa­ter­proofs ad­vised) 087 235 3792 info@son­’ Lemon. Theatre Up­stairs, Lan­ni­gan’s Bar. Ends May 30 7pm (Wed & Sat mat 1pm)



Druid take on the bard, with an epic, six-hour, part-prom­e­nade stag­ing of his four his­tory plays, Richard II, Henry IV Parts 1 & 2, and Henry V, as newly sculpted by Mark O’Rowe. With li­cence to go be­yond nat­u­ral­ism, Garry Hynes and her 13-strong en­sem­ble (in­clud­ing Marty Rea, Derbhle Crotty and Ais­ling O’Sul­li­van) recon­ceive no­tions of gen­der, na­tion­hood and suc­ces­sion by bring­ing this story of Eng­land un­der a very Ir­ish lens. Mick Lally Theatre. Ends May 30 5pm (Sat May 30 2pm)

An in­trepid one-man show about ex­plorer Tom Crean that has scaled the heights of suc­cess since it pre­miered in 2003. Áras Éanna, Inis Oírr. May 31 8.30pm


Des Keogh per­forms his solo piece about Ge­orge Bernard Shaw and the women in his life. Also West­meath. Lime Tree Theatre. Jun 3 8pm lime­treethe­

See Seven Days. Selina Cart­mell, a dab hand at ex­tra­or­di­nary spec­ta­cles, di­rects a newly com­mis­sioned ver­sion of Verdi’s Opera. Lime­tree Theatre. May 30 8pm



See Lim­er­ick. Jun 3 8pm


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