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Pal­las Projects cu­rates a show de­voted to other artist-run spa­ces. Vi­sions of Now: 23 artists with links to the mid-west. Lim­er­ick City Gallery, Pery Sq Un­til Jan 15 gallery.lim­er­

Fine con­tem­po­rary print­mak­ing (Un­til Dec 31) Spirit of Child­hood in Lim­er­ick: Christ­mas (Un­til Dec 22) The Hunt Mu­seum, The Cus­tom House, Rut­land St hunt­


Ma­jor loan ex­hi­bi­tion of fig­u­ra­tive paint­ings from the Bri­tish Arts Coun­cil Col­lec­tion. High­lanes Gallery, Lau­rence St, Drogheda Un­til Feb 7 high­

Eight lo­cal artists re­mem­ber 1916. Droic­head Arts Cen­tre, Stock­well St, Drogheda Un­til Jan 9 droic­


With Brian Bourke, Peter Burns, Ai­dan Crotty, Anne Don­nelly, Neal Greig, Allyson Kee­han, Ber­nadette Kiely, Chris Leach, Jay Mur­phy, Mary Noonan, Paula Pohli, Rose Sta­ple­ton and Michael Wann. Clare­mor­ris Gallery, Mount St Un­til Dec 23 clare­mor­ris­

Work by 50 artists. Cus­tom House Stu­dios Gallery, The Quay, West­port Un­til Jan 17 cus­tom­hous­es­tu­


Paint­ings by Niamh O’Con­nor, Neal Greig, Eileen Fer­gu­son, Joanne Be­han, Jonathan Hunter, Joan Mal­lon and Roisin Duffy. The Mar­ket House, Mon­aghan Un­til Dec 23 047-38162


Works by An­drew Car­son, Danika Casey, Padraig Cun­ning­ham, Naomi Draper, Susan Man­nion, Steven May­bury, Niamh O’Do­herty, Brid­get O’Gor­man. Linda Shevlin cu­rated. Roscom­mon Arts Cen­tre, Cir­cu­lar Road Un­til Jan 30 roscom­monarts­cen­


32 vis­ual artists, writ­ers and sculp­tors mark the 150th an­niver­sary of W.B. Yeats’ birth in an SO Fine Art Edi­tions project. Hamil­ton Gallery, Cas­tle S Un­til Jan 8 hamil­ton­


New small paint­ings by Ben Hen­nessy. Garter Lane Gallery, 22 O’Connell St Un­til Dec 15 garter­


Em­blem­atic im­agery found in grave­yards and an­cient burial sites, in works by Kiera O’Toole. Court­house Arts Cen­tre, Main St, Ti­na­hely Un­til Dec 17 court­house­ Ar­chi­tect Do­minic Stevens looks at the ar­gi­cul­tural-picturesque na­ture of the Wick­low land­scape in a multi-dis­ci­plinary show. Mer­maid Arts Cen­tre, Main St, Bray Un­til Jan 30 mer­maid­arts­cen­tre.oe Peter Craw­ley pcraw­ley@irish­


Writ­ten and set in 1992, but not staged un­til 2002, Marie Jones’s sea­sonal com­edy fol­lows a Belfast cab driver who’d rather work on Christ­mas Eve than suf­fer the cel­e­bra­tions, meet­ing a gallery of char­ac­ters as he goes. Dan Gor­don di­rects. Lyric The­atre. Ends Jan 10 7.45pm (Sat & Sun mat 2.30pm) £22.50/£15 lyricthe­

Blunt Fringe Pro­duc­tions stage the be­lated Ir­ish pre­miere of Stephen Sond­heim’s mu­si­cal re­view. Lyric The­atre. Ends Dec 19 8pm (Sat mat 3pm, Sun mat 1.30pm) £20/£18 lyricthe­


The aerial cir­cus com­pany Fid­get Feet send the story of Red Rid­ing Hood fly­ing high by recon­ceiv­ing the fairy­tale as a mix of aerial feats and the­atre. Also Gal­way. Project Arts Cen­tre Dec 16-19 8pm pro­jec­tarts­cen­


Work­shops for all ages run along­side this de­sign ex­hi­bi­tion which crosses bound­aries and dis­ci­plines; Sat. Ex­hi­bi­tion con­tin­ues un­til Dec 30 De­sign Hub, Coach House, Dublin Cas­tle, Dame St irishde­­sign-hub

A pop-up Christ­mas fair with 13 Ir­ish de­sign­ers, Fri 10am-6.30pm; Sat/Sun 10am 5.50pm Dublin Cham­ber of Commerce, 7 Clare St

Smock Al­ley The­atre stages John Gen­tile’s adap­ta­tion of Charles Dick­ens’s clas­sic, with Joe Pur­cell as Ebenezer Scrooge. Smock Al­ley The­atre. Ends Dec 22 7.30pm (Sat & Sun mat 2.30pm) 212 (Fam­ily smock­

Michael James Ford, He­lene Mon­tague and Ruairi Head­ing per­form a the­atri­cal adap­ta­tion of Charles Dick­ens’s sea­sonal favourite. Also Louth and Meath. Vik­ing The­atre, Clon­tarf. Dec 15-23 8pm vikingth­e­atre­

Sickle Moon and Il­lus­trated Pro­duc­tions fol­low the ad­ven­tures of Poppy Parker, an or­di­nary girl who finds a cir­cus of out­landish per­form­ers and a malev­o­lent power wait­ing for some­one to set it free. Smock Al­ley The­atre. Ends Dec 19 8pm €12smock­

Poet Sean Den­nehy ex­plores the darker cor­ners of the bleak mid­win­ter with an evening of poetry and song themed on loss, re­morse and hope. With Tim Den­nehy and Irene O’Mara. Project Arts Cen­tre. Dec 11-12 8.15pm pro­jec­tarts­cen­

One of James Joyce’s best-known short-sto­ries is given a mu­si­cal treat­ment in this new cham­ber opera from com­poser Ellen Cran­itch and li­bret­tist Tom Swift for Per­for­mance Cor­po­ra­tion. Project Arts Cen­tre. Ends Dec 12 8pm (Sat mat 3pm) pro­jec­tarts­cen­

Bad Mouth The­atre stage a one-woman show by Phoebe Waller-Bridge fea­tur­ing Hannah O’Reilly as a twenty-some­thing try­ing to keep in con­trol of her life just as it runs away from her. Smock Al­ley The­atre. Dec 11-13 smock­

Rory Nolan and Marty Rea lead the cast of Pa­trick Ma­son’s new stag­ing of Os­car Wilde’s fa­mil­iar clas­sic. Gate The­atre. Ends Jan 30 7.30pm Mon & Mats Tues-Thurs

Fri-Sat gate-the­

The fore­court at Bank of Ire­land in Col­lege Green will host over 30 crafters and de­sign­ers, Fri 10am-5pm; Sat/Sun 10am-6pm adm free de­sign­er­

Horse and car­ridge rides, carol-singing, craft and fes­tive food mar­kets and bar­ber­shop melodies echo­ing through the gar­dens. Sto­ry­telling ses­sions, pup­pet and magic shows for chil­dren. Sat/Sun 10am-5pm Farm­leigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin. adm free 01-8155914 farm­

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. Ends Dec 12 8pm dol­menthe­

Gary Dug­gan di­rects his own Dublin adap­ta­tion of Philip Van Doren Stern’s Christ­mas tale, here trans­planted to Howth. Bew­ley’s Café The­atre. Ends Dec 19 1pm (light lunch be­w­leyscafethe­

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. Also Tip­per­ary and Mayo. Civic The­atre, Tal­laght. Dec 11 10am & 12pm civicthe­

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

A US Marine re­turns from a dis­as­trous tour of Afghanistan in which most of his pla­toon died . Caro­line Fitzger­ald di­rects Pa­trick O’Don­nell, Pat Nolan and Les­ley Con­roy in Ste­wart Roche’s new play. The New The­atre. Ends Dec 19 7.30pm


Con­all Mor­ri­son di­rects a lesser known Bernard Shaw play. C’est la vie, say the old folks. Abbey The­atre. Ends Jan 30 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm)



See Dublin. Town Hall The­atre. Dec 11 7.30pm

The Euro­pean film pre­miere of this movie which ex­am­ines post-trau­matic stress dis­or­der. It is held as part of the cur­rent ex­hi­bi­tion on Trauma: Built to Break, Trin­ity Col­lege Dublin Science Gallery, Pearse St, Thurs 6pm dublin.sci­ence­

You can or­der your tur­key, ham and even your Christ­mas tree at this mar­ket, then ex­plore the stalls for beau­ti­ful gifts of jew­ellery, ce­ram­ics, cloth­ing and freshly baked breads and pas­tries, Sat 10am-3pm Kill­rud­dery Gar­dens, Southern Cross Road, Bray adm free kill­rud­ 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. Town Hall The­atre. Dec 14 8pm


Bal­let Ire­land tour a new version of the 1870 clas­sic with chore­og­ra­phy by Mor­gann Ru­nacre-Tem­ple and a new li­bretto by Stella Fee­hily. Also Lim­er­ick, Long­ford and Meath. Si­amsa Tíre The­atre, Tralee. Dec 12 8pm


See Kerry. Lime Tree The­atre. Dec 11 8pm



See Kerry. Back­stage The­atre. Dec 16 8pm back­


See Dublin. Anav­erna, Raven­dale. Dec 11 8pm (stu­dents 042-9371490


See Dublin. An­nes­brook, Duleek. Dec 12 7pm, Dec 13 1pm (in­cludes Din­ner/Lunch) 041-982393

mSee Kerry. Sol­stice Arts Cen­tre, Na­van. Dec 15 sol­sticearts­cen­


Fre­goli the­atre com­pany stages its first main stage pro­duc­tion at Town Hall the­atre, writ­ten by Jar­lath Tiv­nan. Maria Tiv­nan di­rects. St. Joseph’s Hall, Boyle. Dec 12 8pm


See Dublin. The Source Arts Cen­tre, Thurles. Dec 13 2pm & 4pm the­sourcearts­cen­


See Dublin. Li­nen­hall Arts Cen­tre, Castle­bar. Dec 17 10.15am & 12.15pm the­li­nen­

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