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Af­ter Tom Mur­phy’s be­lated de­but at the Gate The­atre ear­lier this year, his ex­tra­or­di­nary play about spir­i­tual yearn­ing and cor­roded souls re­turns to the Gate. David Grindley di­rects De­nis Con­way as a mys­te­ri­ous Ir­ish­man who seeks help from a sham­bling quack (De­clan Con­lon) to learn how to sing like the Ital­ian opera singer, Be­ni­amino Gigli. Dawn Brad­field plays his adul­ter­ous squeeze. Noël Cow­ard’s com­edy about the Bliss fam­ily in the 1920s gets a new stag­ing from St Pa­trick’s Dra­matic So­ci­ety. Pav­il­ion The­atre, Dun Laoghaire. Ends Nov 21 8pm pavil­ionthe­atre.ie See Derry. Axis, Bal­ly­mun. Nov 27 8pm 212 axis-bal­ly­mun.ie Rory Nolan and Marty Rea lead the cast of Pa­trick Ma­son’s new stag­ing of Os­car Wilde’s fa­mil­iar clas­sic, a triv­ial com­edy for se­ri­ous peo­ple, guided by so­cial de­cep­tion and glit­ter­ing with epi­grams. Gate The­atre. Pre­views Nov 26 - 30 Opens Dec 1 - Jan 30 7.30pm Mon & Mats Tues-Thurs

Fri-Sat gate-the­atre.ie Re­gent’s Park The­atre stage this adap­ta­tion of Wil­liam Gold­ing’s fa­mous 1954 novel. When a group of school­boys sur­vive a plane crash, they quickly build up a hellish so­ci­ety on a desert is­land. Bord Gais En­ergy The­atre. Nov 24-28 7.30pm (Wed, Thurs & Sat mat 2.30pm) bor­dgaisen­er­gythe­atre.ie In a dou­ble bill of short plays by Jen­nifer John­ston, Geral­dine Plun­kett plays the part of Eithne, sit­ting in a hos­pi­tal cor­ri­dor wait­ing to hear news of her hus­band, ill, al­co­holic and emo­tion­ally va­cant. In Moon­light & Mu­sic, Lise-Ann McLaugh­lin plays Rose, a spir­ited English teacher who has just been fired from her po­si­tion. Vik­ing The­atre, Clon­tarf. Nov 23 - Dec 12 8pm

vikingth­e­atre.ie In a new version of Moliere’s clas­sic play AC Pro­duc­tions stage this satire of pa­tri­archy and hypocrisy in which Si­mon Toal plays Amolphe, the gos­sip-rel­ish­ing so­cialite who at­tempts to keep his young bride in a state of per­pet­ual in­no­cence to avoid the con­tam­i­na­tion of so­ci­ety. We all know what hap­pens to such care­fully laid plans. The New The­atre. Ends Nov 28 7.30pm

the­newthe­atre.com Cameron Ma­caulay, com­poser on Rough Magic’s SEEDS pro­gramme, heads up a new pro­duc­tion of Lisa D’Amour’s play, di­rected by Ma­cAulay and fel­low SEED Shane Mac an Bhaird. A trailer-park epic about a fierce mother-daugh­ter bond con­veyed in speech and song by three women, it

CORK

About 100 Ir­ish craft work­ers and de­sign­ers dis­play their wares at this an­nual event, Sat/Sun 10am-6pm Bal­ly­maloe Grain­store and The Big Shed in Shana­garry, East Cork adm free bal­ly­maloe­grain­store.com

DUBLIN

El­iz­a­beth Gil­bert (right) in con­ver­sa­tion with jour­nal­ist Roisin In­gle. Thurs 7pm Lib­erty Hall, dublinci­ty­oflit­er­a­ture.ie

Ian Rankin (above) in con­ver­sa­tion with Ir­ish writer De­clan Hughes Thurs 8pm Pav­il­ion The­atre, Dun Laoghaire 01-2312929 pavil­ionthe­atre.ie fea­tures Rachel Glee­son, Molly Molumby and Roseanna Pur­cell. Project Arts Cen­tre. Pre­views Nov 24 ( Opens Nov 25-28 8.15pm

pro­jec­tarts­cen­tre.ie Short plays com­pet­ing for a place at the All-Ire­land Drama Fes­ti­val next month strut their stuff over the course of three nights, with three shows per­form­ing per night. Lit­tle The­atre, Sk­er­ries. Ends Nov 21 8pm 087-2105432 As Corn Ex­change turns 20 di­rec­tor An­nie Ryan stages an adap­ta­tion of Ing­mar Bergman’s dark fam­ily drama, writ­ten by Jenny Worton. On a stony is­land, the young wife, older sis­ter and only daugh­ter Karin be­gins to un­ravel, torn be­tween duty and free­dom. Project Arts Cen­tre. Ends Dec 5 8pm pro­jec­tarts­cen­tre.ie See Seven Days. Gúna Núa and Ver­dant Pro­duc­tions bring back last year’s ac­claimed piece of mu­si­cal the­atre to tour. Based on a true story, it tells the history of 15-year-old Pa­trick O’Brien, a Lim­er­ick teenager who in 1835 drew the short straw of a stranded ship and was eaten by the crew of the Fran­cis Spaight ship. A col­lab­o­ra­tion with play­wright Mike Finn, com­poser David Blake and The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra. Also Kerry. Draíocht Arts Cen­tre, Blan­chard­stown. Nov 21 8pm

draiocht.ie Brian Mer­ri­man’s new play charts the lives of Os­car Wilde’s lovers, Rob­bie Ross who ded­i­cated his life to main­tain Wilde’s legacy af­ter his death, and Lord Al­fred Dou­glas, who did the op­po­site. Sean O’Casey The­atre. Ends Events in­clude Storywalk with Philip Byrne through the grounds of Kill­rud­dery Gar­dens, Sat 4.30pm Kill­rud­dery Gar­dens, Southern Cross Road, Bray adm free; Re­mem­ber­ing ac­tor/sto­ry­teller Ea­mon Kelly with sto­ry­tellers and mu­si­cans, Sat 8pm Mer­maid Arts Cen­tre, Bray In­dus­trial Yarns, the story of Nov 21 7.30pm gaythe­atre.ie Opera The­atre Com­pany bring a dou­ble-bill of two short op­eras on a na­tional tour. Er­manno Wolf-Fer­rari’s comic opera, Su­sanna’s Se­cret, newly trans­lated by Tom Swift, is built around a mar­i­tal mis­un­der­stand­ing, while Fran­cis Poulenc’s The Hu­man Voice fol­lows a heart-bro­ken woman try­ing to re­con­nect with her lover by phone. Tom Creed di­rects. Also Gal­way, Kerry and Tip­per­ary. Pav­il­ion The­atre, Dun Laoghaire Nov 24 8pm pavil­ionthe­atre.ie Terry Byrne and An­drew Mur­ray per­form Jeff Baron’s play about two vastly dif­fer­ent in­di­vid­u­als, forced to­gether by the long arm of the law, who strike up an un­likely friend­ship. Breda Cashe di­rects. Vik­ing The­atre, Clon­tarf. Ends Nov 21 8pm vikingth­e­atre­dublin.com Stu­art Thomas’s new show, a raunchy com­edy about love per­formed by nu­mer­ous Ir­ish TV ac­tors, makes use of var­i­ous pop hits through the years, in­clud­ing I’m in the Mood For Danc­ing, I Will Sur­vive, Happy and the tit­u­lar song. Tivoli The­atre. Ends Nov 20 8pm tivoli.ie

GAL­WAY

See Dublin. Town Hall The­atre. Nov 23 8pm tht.ie

KERRY

See Dublin. Si­amsa Tire, Tralee. Nov 20 8pm opera.ie

See Dublin. Si­amsa Tire, Bray’s fac­to­ries, Mon 6pm, The Mer­maid Gallery adm free; Sto­ries from Wick­low’s an­cient grave­yards with ar­chael­o­gist, Chris Corlett, Tues 8pm The Mer­maid Arts Cen­tre In­ter­na­tional Men’s Day Tales with Done­gal sto­ry­teller, Joe Bren­nan, Thurs 1pm Lit­tle Bray Fam­ily Re­source Cen­tre, adm free mer­maid­arts­cen­tre.ie Tralee. Nov 25 siamsatire.com

KILKENNY

Barn­storm The­atre Com­pany and di­rec­tor/de­viser Sarah Ar­gent team up for a show about the dif­fer­ences be­tween peo­ple and how we can all fit to­gether through a cre­ative ad­ven­ture. For ages 4 and up. Barn The­atre. Nov 21 12pm (Fam­ily ticket barn­storm.ie

LAOIS

See Dublin. Du­na­maise Arts Cen­tre, Port­laoise. Nov 24 7pm

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LOUTH

In­spired by Nordic mythol­ogy, Mon­keyshine’s new show for au­di­ences aged 5 and up uses live mu­sic and sto­ry­telling to present the ad­ven­tures of a lit­tle girl dur­ing the dark­est day of the year who sets out to res­cue the sun from a world of trolls. Droic­head Arts Cen­tre, Drogheda. Nov 26 10am & 12pm droic­head.com Mary McEvoy and Jon Kenny bring John B Keane’s multi-role-play­ing drama back to the stage in Michael Scott’s pro­duc­tion. Droic­head Arts Cen­tre. Ends Nov 20 8.30pm

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SLIGO

See Dublin. Nov 25 7.30pm

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TIP­PER­ARY

See Dublin. Source Arts Cen­tre, Thurles. Nov 21 8pm

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WATER­FORD

See Cork. The­atre Royal. Ends Nov 21 the­atreroyal.ie

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