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world, their sex­u­al­ity, grow­ing into adult­hood and each other. Pa­trick Sut­ton di­rects. Smock Al­ley The­atre. Ends Nov 28 8pm smock­ John Do­ran per­forms his solo show about cults, first staged last year at the Fringe, which in­vites you to join one and tells you why it’s worth the devo­tion. The In­ter­na­tional Com­edy Club. Ends Nov 27 7.30pm de­vi­ousthe­

See Done­gal. Civic The­atre, Tal­laght. Dec 3-5 8pm civicthe­

Basil, Sy­bil and Manuel re­turn to serve up din­ner and the comic sce­nar­ios from a much-loved Bri­tish sit­com. Fitz­patrick Cas­tle Ho­tel, Killiney. Dec 2-3 7.30pm

(incl 4-course meal) pavil­ionthe­

Stephen Jones’s new play is a dark com­edy about two lost in­di­vid­u­als, Adam and Eva, who find them­selves locked in a bath­room to­gether dur­ing a New Year’s Eve party The­atre Up­stairs. Ends Dec 5 7pm (No show Mo;, Wed & Sat mat 1pm)


No Drama The­atre Com­pany stage Mary Chase’s 1944 play about a man and his best friend, Har­vey, a 6ft tall talk­ing rab­bit who no one else can see. Smock Al­ley The­atre. Dec 1-5 8pm smock­ Sonya Kelly’s hi­lar­i­ous and per­sonal mem­oir for Rough Magic is a story of ro­mance, bu­reau­cracy and find­ing as­sis­tance in un­likely places as she tries to se­cure an Ir­ish visa for her Aus­tralian part­ner. Axis, Bal­ly­mun. Nov 27 8pm

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Rory Nolan and Marty Rea lead the cast of Pa­trick Ma­son’s new stag­ing of Os­car Wilde’s fa­mil­iar clas­sic. Gate The­atre. Pre­views Nov 26 - 30 Opens Dec 1 - Jan 30 7.30pm Mon & Mats Tues-Thurs Fri-Sat gate-the­

A Ca­van man is shipped off to Lon­don at the age of 17, where he ex­pe­ri­ences bouts of de­pres­sion, obe­sity and anger, finds love and loses it, and re­turns home still full of hope. Sea­mus O’Rourke per­forms his new play. Dol­men The­atre at The Magic Car­pet, Cor­nelscourt. Nov 30 - Dec 12 8pm dol­menthe­

Gary Dug­gan di­rects his own Dublin adap­ta­tion of Philip Van Doren Stern’s Christ­mas tale, here trans­planted to Howth, where Ge­orgie Travers - vul­ner­a­ble and on edge - and one strag­gler prop up the bar, re­view­ing his life and con­sid­er­ing a bet­ter fu­ture than the one he has planned. Bew­ley’s Café The­atre. Dec 1-19 1pm (light lunch be­w­leyscafethe­

A boy named Leper meets a girl named Chip in Lee Cof­fey’s O’Row­vian mono­logue play for Bit­ter Like Sylvia Thomp­son sthomp­son@irish­


Over 100 Ir­ish and UK deal­ers at this fair, Fri noon-9pm/ Sat 10.30am-8pm Sun 10.30am-7pm Block B , Smith­field (be­side the Light­house Cin­ema) irishrecords­ Mar­kets stalls sell­ing all sorts of unique gifts, from let­ter­press posters and fine art prints to jew­ellery and de­sign prod­ucts, Fri 4pm-8pm; Sat/Sun 11am-4pm Na­tional Print Mu­seum, Old Chapel, Beg­gars Bush Bar­racks, Hadding­ton Road adm free 01 6603770 na­tion­al­print­mu­ Pop­u­lar cul­ture in the Great War to the Great War in pop­u­lar cul­ture, a de­bate by History a Lemon, an ac­cel­er­ated de­pic­tion of love, violence and mad­ness in Dublin di­rected by Karl Shiels. Axis, Bal­ly­mun. Dec 5 8pm ax­is­bal­ly­

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. Ends Nov 28 7.30pm (Wed, Thurs & Sat mat 2.30pm) bor­dgaisen­er­gythe­

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. Ends Dec 12 8pm vikingth­e­ 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 the­newthe­

Cameron Ma­caulay, com­poser on Rough Magic’s Hedge School, Tues 7pm Na­tional Li­brary of Ire­land, Kil­dare Street, adm free, no ad­vanced book­ing re­quired A chance to make your jumper more fes­tive with ma­te­ri­als pro­vided, Wed 6pm Science Gallery, Trin­ity Col­lege Dublin, 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 fea­tures Rachel Glee­son, Molly Molumby and Roseanna Pur­cell. Project Arts Cen­tre. Ends Nov 28 8.15pm pro­jec­tarts­cen­

Zoe Ní Riordáin di­rects the Ir­ish pre­miere of Ja­panese play­wright Toshiki Okada’s ex­per­i­men­tal piece about the ‘lost gen­er­a­tion’ of part-time work­ers, with a cast that in­cludes Em­met Byrne, Dy­lan Coburn Gray, John Do­ran, Br­effni Holahan and Erica Mur­ray. Project Arts Cen­tre. Dec 1-5 8.15pm pro­jec­tarts­cen­

See Seven Days. Sound de­signer and com­poser Danny Forde’s new com­po­si­tion is per­formed live in col­lab­o­ra­tion with chore­og­ra­pher Ais­ling McCormick’s dance, which she per­forms with Michael Chan­dra. Project Arts Cen­tre. Dec 3-5 6pm pro­jec­tarts­cen­

See Seven Days. As Corn Ex­change turns 20 di­rec­tor An­nie Ryan stages an adap­ta­tion of Ing­mar Bergman’s dark fam­ily drama, writ­ten by Jenny Worton. . Project Arts Cen­tre. Ends Dec 5 8pm pro­jec­tarts­cen­ Gúna Núa and Ver­dant Pro­duc­tions bring back last year’s ac­claimed piece of mu­si­cal the­atre to tour. Based Pearse St do­na­tion to char­ity dublin.sci­ence­ This an­nual fair of­fers an ex­cel­lent se­lec­tion of po­ten­tial Christ­mas gifts, Wed/Thurs 10am-10pm (un­til Sun, Dec 6) Main Hall, RDS, Balls­bridge,

na­tion­al­craft­ 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. Pav­il­ion The­atre, Dun Laoghaire. Nov 27-28 8pm

pavil­ionthe­ Con­all Mor­ri­son di­rects a lesser known Bernard Shaw play, a com­edy of er­rors set in a sea­side town in which a woman’s three chil­dren, un­aware of the iden­tity of their fa­ther, in­ad­ver­tently in­vite him over for lunch. C’est la vie, say the old folks. Abbey The­atre. Pre­views Dec 2 Opens Dec 8-Jan 30 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm) abbeythe­


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 droic­


See Louth. Roscom­mon Arts Cen­tre. Dec 2 10am & 12pm roscom­monarts­cen­


See Louth. Dec 1 11am & 3pm hawk­


See Done­gal. Na­tional Opera House. Nov 29 8pm na­tion­al­op­er­a­

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