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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)

the­atre­up­ 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. Ends Jun 14 1pm


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 Tues-Thurs Fri-Sat

Mary Lou Quin­lan per­forms her solo show based on her mem­oir, telling of the dis­cov­ery of her mother’s “God Box”, filled with the hopes and prayers of a life­time and prompt­ing re­flec­tions on her fam­ily’s loves and losses. Pav­il­ion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire. Jun 17 8pm


Katie O’Kelly per­forms Donal O’Kelly’s one-per­son show about the year James Joyce wrote Ulysses, as seen through the eyes of the son of a con­tem­po­rary Dublin stall­holder. Na­tional Li­brary. Jun 16 2pm & 7pm 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 17 & 24 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. Ends Jun 27 8pm (Sat mat 3pm)


A stand-out pro­duc­tion from last year’s Show in a Bag at the Dublin Fringe Fes­ti­val gets a wel­come re­vival. Un­em­ploy­ment has fi­nally given Joe the time to en­joy his hobby of mod­el­ling, but his wife, his kids, the bank, his nemesis Her­mann and An­gela Merkel have other ideas. Dol­men Theatre, The Magic Car­pet, Cor­nelscourt. Jun 15-20 8pm

dol­menthe­ Sylvia Thomp­son sthomp­son@irish­


His­tory Ire­land edi­tor Tommy Gra­ham will mod­er­ate a panel dis­cus­sion on ‘Yeats 150’. The panel will in­clude Ca­tri­ona Crowe, Head of Spe­cial Projects at the Na­tional Ar­chives of Ire­land; P.J. Mathews, lec­turer in the School of English, Drama and Film at UCD; Roy Foster, Car­roll Pro­fes­sor of Ir­ish His­tory at the Uni­ver­sity of Ox­ford; and poet and writer Theo Dor­gan (right), Fri 7pm Na­tional Li­brary, Kil­dare St adm free 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

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 post of­fice rob­bery. Bew­ley’s Café Theatre at Pow­er­scourt Townhouse. Ends Jun 13 1pm

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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. Ends Jun 20 7.30pm

the­newthe­ 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. Abbey Theatre. Pre­views Jun 12-15 Opens Jun 16 - Aug 1 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm) abbeythe­ Robert Go­gan per­forms his one-man ver­sion of Joyce’s novel in times for Blooms­day. Also Kil­dare, Leitrim, West­meath and Wick­low. Bu­glers Bally­bo­den House Pub & Theatre. Jun 16 8pm 01-4932358

See Seven Days. Ge­orge Bernard Shaw’s 1934 com­edy of mis­matched This free con­cert is a cul­mi­na­tion of the KBC Great Mu­sic in Ir­ish Houses Fes­ti­val res­i­dency pro­gramme for young cham­ber en­sem­bles, Na­tional Botanic Gar­dens, Glas­nevin, Sat 3pm adm free 01-8570909 botan­ic­gar­

Weekly guided tours through would-be lovers. Vik­ing Theatre, Clon­tarf. Ends Jun 20 8pm vikingth­e­atre­ Ire­land’s Bra­nar Téatar do Pháistí and Den­mark’s Teater Re­flek­sion col­lab­o­rate on a pup­pet and mu­sic en­riched ver­sion of the Oliver Jef­fers story of a boy who flies into outer space and makes an emer­gency land­ing on the moon. For ages 3-8. also Laois and Roscom­mon. Civic Theatre, Tal­laght. Jun 16 10am & 12pm civicthe­


Noni Sta­ple­ton per­forms her new solo show, a sur­real com­edy of love, long­ing and one woman’s ri­valry with a Charo­lais heifer. Áras Éanna, Inis Oirr. Jun 13 8.30pm 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. Also Sligo. See Done­gal. Mick Lally Theatre. Jun 16-20 5pm (Sat May 30 2pm)


Barker & Jones Book­shop, Naas. Jun 12 7pm 045-856130


See Dublin. Du­na­maise Arts Cen­tre, Port­laoise. Jun 17 7pm Jun 18 10am & 12pm The Life and Works of Wil­liam But­ler Yeats, Thurs 2pm, Na­tional Li­brary, Kil­dare St Held as part of the Sum­mer Ris­ing Fes­ti­val at IMMA, catch art events, food work­shops, artist talks, per­for­mances and fam­ily-friendly ac­tiv­i­ties, Ir­ish Mu­seum of Mod­ern Art, Royal Hos­pi­tal Kil­main­ham, Sun 01-6129920



See Dublin. The Read­ing Room Book­shop. Jun 15 7pm 071-9671580


See Belfast. Sol­stice Arts Cen­tre, Na­van. Jun 12 sol­


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 bal­li­naarts­cen­


See Dublin. Roscom­mon Arts Cen­tre. Jun 12 10am & 12pm; Jun 13 11.30am roscom­monarts­cen­


See Gal­way. Hawk­swell Theatre. Jun 9-13 (Tues Part 1 & Wed Par 2 7.30pm; Fri Cy­cle 5pm, Sat Cy­cle 2pm) (food hawk­


See Dublin. The Gre­ville Arms. Jun 16 11.30am Ad­mis­sion free.


See Dublin. The Vil­lage Book­shop, Grey­stones. Jun 13 7.30pm 01-2873925

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