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Peter Craw­ley pcraw­ley@irish­times.com

BELFAST

The Shadow of a Gun­man The least-fre­quently pro­duced play of Sean O’Casey’s Dublin Tril­ogy in a co-pro­duc­tion with the Abbey Theatre. Di­rected by Wayne Jor­dan, who has a rep­u­ta­tion of turn­ing worn clas­sics into gold. Lyric Theatre. Ends June 6 £15/24.50 lyricthe­atre.co.uk

DONE­GAL

Druid-Shake­speare 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. Also Gal­way and Sligo. An Gri­anan, Let­terkenny. Ends Jun 6 Full cy­cle Sat 2pm

160/152 (Part 1 Wed/Part 2 Thurs 7.30pm 132.50/128) an­gri­anan.com

DUBLIN

The Aran Is­lands Joe O’Byrne adapts and di­rects JM Synge’s writ­ings on the Aran Is­lands for a solo per­for­mance by Bren­dan Con­roy. Vik­ing Theatre, Clon­tarf. Ends Jun 6 8pm 112 vikingth­e­atre.ie

A Boy Called Nedd Theatre Up­stairs’ com­pany-in­res­i­dence Bit­ter Like a Lemon stage Emily Gill­mor Mur­phy’s new play about a 16-year-old boy try­ing to stay the course, among a so­cial me­dia flash flood, in the wake of his brother’s sui­cide. Theatre Up­stairs. Ends Jun 13 7pm Tues-Sat (Wed & Sat mat 1pm)

110/18 the­atre­up­stairs.ie

Charo­lais Noni Sta­ple­ton per­forms her new solo show, a sur­real com­edy of love, long­ing and one woman’s ri­valry with a Charo­lais heifer. Draiocht, Blan­chard­stown. Jun 11 8pm

116/112 draiocht.ie Down and Out in Paris and

Lon­don 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. Pav­il­ion Theatre. Jun 6 8pm 116/114 pavil­ionthe­atre.ie

The Dublin­ers Dilemma See Seven Days. De­clan Gorman per­forms his one-man show in­spired by Joyce’s col­lec­tion of sto­ries, be­gin­ning with Grant Richards, the Lon­don pub­lisher who re­fused to pub­lish it in 1906, who now re­turns to the manuscript some years later as its sto­ries come teem­ing to life be­fore him. The New Theatre. Jun 10-14 1pm 110/18 the­newthe­atre.com

The Gigli Con­cert 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. Ends Jun 27 7.30pm (Sat Mat 2.30pm) Mon & Mat 125, Tues-Thurs 132, Fri-Sat 135 gate-theatre.ie

Good­bye to Marie Lit­tle Shadow Theatre Com­pany stage the drama of a dy­ing mother and the chil­dren who come to say their fi­nal, in­di­vid­u­ally com­pli­cated good­byes. Civic Theatre, Tal­laght. Ends Jun 6 8.15pm

115/112 civicthe­atre.ie

Mar­i­lyn Mon­roe Air­lines Zo­corro, the al­ter-ego of Leonor Bethen­court, re­turns af­ter her cru­sade within and against the Rose of Tralee with a new show in­spired by the tur­bu­lent life of Mar­i­lyn Mon­roe and a com­edy about reach­ing for the stars. VIVA Restau­rant. Jun 3, 10, 17 & 24 8pm 116/114 zo­corro.com Mon­sters, Dinosaurs,

Ghosts See Seven Days. 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 un­til Jun 8 Opens Jun 9-27 8pm (Sat mat 3pm) 113-125 abbeythe­atre.ie Morn­ing, Af­ter­noon and

Evening 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 dol­menthe­atre.ie

No Smoke With­out Fire See Seven Days. The new Dol­men theatre in Cor­nelscourt opens with per­former Mary Mur­ray 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 160,000 post of­fice rob­bery. Bew­ley’s Café Theatre at Pow­er­scourt Townhouse. Ends Jun 13 1pm

18-112 (lunch 14) be­w­leyscafethe­atre.com

One Night in Istanbul 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. Ends Jun 6 7.30pm (Sat mat 2pm) 127.65-133.20 gai­etythe­atre.ie

Saints and Sin­ners Mouth on Fire stage three plays by WB Yeats - The Pot of Broth, An Cat Agus on Ghealach (The Cat and the Moon in Gabriel Rosen­stock’s Ir­ish trans­la­tion) and Pur­ga­tory. The New Theatre. Jun 8-20 7.30pm 115/112 the­newthe­atre.com

Strolling Through Ulysses Robert Go­gan per­forms his one-man ver­sion of Joyce’s novel. Also Wick­low. Swenys Chemist. Jun 10 7pm 110 085-8146713; Rath­gar Book­shop. Jun 11 7.30pm 110 01-4928600

The Way Back Home Charm­ing word­less adap­ta­tion of Oliver Jef­fers’ beau­ti­ful pic­ture book by Bra­nar. The pup­petry is the stuff that (good) dreams are made of. Also Tip­per­ary. Pav­il­ion Theatre, Dun Laoghiare. Jun 5 4pm, Jun 6 12pm & 2pm 18/16 pavil­ionthe­atre.ie

GAL­WAY

Druid-Shake­speare See Done­gal. Mick Lally Theatre. Jun 16-20 5pm (Sat May 30 2pm) 160/152 druid.ie

My Fair Ladies Des Keogh per­forms his solo piece about Ge­orge Bernard Shaw and the women in his life. Also Laois and Louth. Town Hall Theatre. Jun 5-6 8pm

120/118 tht.ie

KIL­DARE

Jockey The lat­est show from Will Fredd Theatre, co-de­vel­oped, choreographed and per­formed by Emma O’Kane, traces the dancer’s horse rac­ing her­itage - her grand­fa­ther was a blood­stock agent and a rac­ing jour­nal­ist - and her re­cent ex­pe­ri­ence learn­ing to ride. So­phie Mot­ley di­rects. River­bank Arts Cen­tre, New­bridge. Jun 6 8pm

115/112 river­bank.ie

LAOIS

My Fair Ladies See Gal­way. Jun 10 8pm

120/118 droic­head.com

LOUTH

My Fair Ladies See Gal­way. Droic­head Arts Cen­tre. Jun 10 8pm 120/118 droic­head.com

MAYO

Have a Heart Fol­low­ing 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. Bal­lina Arts Cen­tre. Jun 12 8pm 115/112 bal­li­naarts­cen­tre.com

SLIGO

Druid-Shake­speare See Done­gal. Hawk­swell Theatre. Jun 9-13 (Tues Part 1 & Wed Par 2 7.30pm; Fri Cy­cle 5pm, Sat Cy­cle 2pm) 160/152 (food 16.50) hawk­swell.com

TIP­PER­ARY

The Way Back Home See Dublin. Jun 9 11am & 7pm, Jun 10 10am & 12pm 18/17 the­sourcearts­cen­tre.ie

WICK­LOW

Strolling Through Ulysses See Dublin. Bridge Street Book­shop. Jun 5 8pm 110 110 0404-62240

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