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Maddy Rooney to the Boghill Rail­way Sta­tion to col­lect her hus­band is sim­i­larly lay­ered with com­edy, mys­tery and al­lu­sion in di­rec­tor Gavin Quinn’s pro­duc­tion. Abbey Theatre. Ends Feb 20 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm & 9pm (Feb 11 7pm & 9pm only) abbeythe­

Re­vived from last year’s Dublin Theatre Fes­ti­val fam­ily sea­son, Wil­lFredd and the Ark’s new mu­si­cal for young au­di­ences (6+), writ­ten by Mark Do­herty, in­tro­duces us to Mel, a honey bee who loses her colony and dis­cov­ers a swarm of bee-re­lated facts when she goes search­ing for them. Sophie Mot­ley di­rects. The Ark. Sat & Sun un­til Mar 13 2pm & 4pm; Mid-Term Tues-Fri Feb 16-19 2pm & 4pm (No show 4pm show Thurs) (Fam­ily Ticket Schools per­for­mances: Feb 24-Mar 11 10.15am & 12.15pm

mDruid re­vives its ex­cel­lent 2011 pro­duc­tion of John B Keane’s 1969 play, di­rected by Garry Hynes. Ais­ling O’Sul­li­van re­turns as an in­domitable Ir­ish ma­tri­arch, de­ter­mined to se­cure her fam­ily’s sur­vival and fu­ture at the ex­pense of her chil­dren’s de­sires. Orig­i­nal stars Keith Duffy and John Olohan are joined by Clare Bar­rett, Char­lotte McCurry, Karen McCart­ney and Joan Sheehy. Gai­ety Theatre. Ends Mar 12

0818-719388 www.gai­etythe­ Our fine four-fend­ered friend, a mag­i­cal fly­ing car thing, is the cen­tre of at­ten­tion in this Sher­man Brothers mu­si­cal based on Ian Flem­ing’s story. This tour­ing pro­duc­tion fea­tures Ja­son Man­ford, Phil Jupi­tus, Michelle Collins and Martin Kemp (as the Child­catcher). Bord Gáis En­ergy Theatre. Feb 24 - Mar 2 7.30pm (Mats 2.30pm) bor­dgaisen­er­gythe­

Blue Heart Theatre stages an evening of five short plays and songs, all pur­su­ing the theme of love, found and loss. Writ­ers in­clude Mar­garet Perry, Mike Kunze and Erica Mur­ray, with mu­sic by Cal Fol­ger Day. Theatre Up­stairs. Ends Feb 20 7pm (Tues-Sat) Mats Wed & Sat 1pm (Ex­clud­ing Feb 6 & 17) the­atre­up­

See Seven Days, Pick pof the Week. Pea­cock Stage, Abbey Theatre. Ends Mar 19 8pm (Sat mat 2.30pm) abbeythe­

Dalkey Play­ers cel­e­brates its 40th an­niver­sary with Polly Teale’s adap­ta­tion of Charotte Bronte’s clas­sic. Dalkey Town Hall. Feb 25-26 8pm 0879919261 See Seven Days. Gate Theatre. Ends Apr 16 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm) Mon & Mats Tues-Thurs Fri-Sat Sk­er­ries Theatre Group goes toe-to-toe with the Gate Theatre with this stag­ing of O’Casey’s play fea­tur­ing the dys­func­tional Boyle fam­ily in a

DUBLIN Check throgh an eclec­tic se­lec­tion of books in Tem­ple Bar Square (Sat/Sun) or buy your week­end food at the ar­ti­san food mar­ket in Meet­ing House Square, Sat morn­ings Ac­claimed writer, David Hare will be in­ter­viewed by Sean Rocks for RTE Ra­dio’s Arena show, fol­lowed by a screen­ing of his adap­ta­tion of Michael Cun­ning­ham’s novel, The Hours, Sat 3pm Ir­ish Film In­sti­tute, Eus­tace St, (pub­lic in­ter­view) (in­ter­view and film) 01-6793477/01-6877974

Watch the 1920s Dublin ten­e­ment against the back­drop of the Ir­ish Civil War. Lit­tle Theatre. Ends Feb 20 (Wed-Sat) 8.15pm


Livin Dred re­vives Jimmy Mur­phy’s play from 2000, set among a group of Lon­don-Ir­ish builders who left home in the 1970s, as they wake the death of one of their mem­bers. Padraic McIn­tyre di­rects Phe­lim Drew, Mal­colm Adams, Arthur Rior­dan, Sea­mus O’Rourke and Char­lie Bon­ner in a tour­ing pro­duc­tion. Also Mon­aghan and Roscom­mon. Pav­il­ion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire. Feb 24-25 8pm

pavil­ionthe­ See Seven Days. Pro­ject Arts Cen­tre. Ends Feb 27 8.15pm


Mark O’Rowe’s 2001 play about two crim­i­nal foot-sol­diers, strug­gling for the loy­alty of a third, is given a fresh air­ing by Corps En­sem­ble. Jed Mur­ray di­rects Rex Ryan, Neil Flem­ing and Ed­win Mul­lane. Vik­ing Theatre. Ends Feb 20 8pm vikingth­e­atre­

Malachy McKenna’s award-win­ning ra­dio play crosses over to the stage. Des Keogh and Derry Power play two el­derly farm­ers, steeped in re­silience, hard hu­mour and si­lence, who meet on a re­mote hill­side to share some chal­leng­ing hard truths. Bair­bre Ní Chaoimh di­rects. Bew­ley’s Café Theatre. Ends Feb 20 1pm (light lunch be­w­leyscafethe­; Vik­ing Theatre, Clon­tarf Feb 22 - Mar 5 8pm


Fifty-two orig­i­nal pieces will cy­cle through Smock Al­ley’s spa­ces over the course of three weeks, each pre­sented by lo­cal artists. Some events are staged in ac­claimed film by Josh Oppe­hheimer (above) and join a dis­cus­sion about vi­o­lent trauma and its af­ter­math and how view­ers re­spond when watch­ing vi­o­lence, Sat noon-6pm Trin­ity Col­lege Dublin Sci­ence Gallery, Pearse St dublin.sci­ence­ ad­vance book­ing on con­tac­t­if­ppe­d­u­ca­ tan­dem with meals. Smock Al­ley Theatre. Ends Mar 5


Eric O’Brien and Jed Mur­ray dive into Ir­ish gam­bling cul­ture in their play for Show in a Bag, first seen dur­ing last year’s Fringe, where book­ies and their clients make the third-big­gest gam­bling na­tion in the world. Axis, Bal­ly­mun. Ends Feb 19 8pm ax­is­bal­ly­

John Mor­ton’s new play, staged in as­so­ci­a­tion with White La­bel, is a dark com­edy about a shel­tered girl and the boy she in­vites over for din­ner. The New Theatre. Ends Feb 27 7.30pm the­newthe­

Deirdre Ki­na­han’s new play, di­rected by Jo Man­gan, de­picts the lead up to the 1916 Ris­ing from a ru­ral per­spec­tive as two young friends from Meath, fol­low sim­i­lar yet di­verg­ing political paths. Ca­tri­ona En­nis and Ian Toner per­form, with Mary Mur­ray singing con­tem­po­ra­ne­ous songs. Also Meath. Bew­ley’s Café Theatre @ Pow­er­scourt. Feb 22-Mar 19 1pm (light lunch be­w­leyscafethe­

Ger Gal­lagher’s new play finds an ag­ing lady, Jenny, mourn­ing the re­cent loss of her neigh­bour and re­treat­ing to the kitchen of her ram­bling Dublin 4 res­i­dence as the Celtic Tiger en­ters its twi­light. A bullish son tries to get her to leave the house as a new neigh­bour could seek her help. Caro­line FitzGer­ald di­rects Geral­dine Plun­kett, Mar­cus Lamb, Jenn McGuirk and Si­mon Toal. Dolmen Theatre. Ends Feb 27 8pm dol­menthe­


Stu­dents of NUIG’s Drama pro­gramme per­form Brecht’s slice of Epic Theatre, about a ser­vant girl flee­ing the war torn city with the Royal baby in

WICK­LOW Check out the cheese mak­ers, bread mak­ers and other ar­ti­san food pro­duc­ers sell­ing their pro­duce in this de­light­ful set­ting, Sat 10am-4pm Kill­rud­dery Es­tate, South­ern Cross Road, Bray adm free kill­rud­ a per­for­mance that is part ad­ven­ture, part cabaret di­rected by Max Haf­fler. Mick Lally Theatre. Ends Feb 20 8pm druid.tick­et­

Deca­dent Theatre re­vive the com­pany’s re­cent pro­duc­tion of Pa­trick McCabe’s play, adapted from his novel. Two men clash with one an­other in an Ir­ish school in the 1970s, both de­scend­ing into mad­ness. Town Hall Theatre. Ends Feb 27 8pm


Zyper Theatre stage John Fra­her’s play set in a time-warped Ir­ish pub where two sets of pro­pri­etors and cus­tomers from dif­fer­ent worlds col­lide. Siamsa Tire, Tralee. Feb 24-25 8pm


See Dublin. Rossna­ree House. Feb 19-20 8pm sol­sticearts­cen­


See Dublin. Garage Theatre Feb 23 8pm


See Dublin. Roscom­mon Arts Cen­tre. Feb 19-20 8pm roscom­monarts­cen­


Iso­bel Ma­hon and Rose Hen­der­son per­form Ger Gal­lagher’s com­edy about love, life and di­et­ing. Hawk’s Well Theatre Feb 25 8pm hawk­


Frank McGuin­ness’s 2010 play gets a first Ir­ish per­for­mance by Cool­gre­any Drama So­ci­ety. St Mogue’s Hall, Inch. Feb 20-21 8pm 089-4283763

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