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Stephen Kennedy. Emma Jor­dan di­rects. Lyric Theatre. Ends Feb 28 7.45pm (Sat & Sun mat 2.30pm) £15-£24.50 lyricthe­atre.co.uk

CORK

Mark Wil­son per­forms in Keith Water­house’s play about a man who spends the day at the races and wakes up some­where he shouldn’t be. The White Horse Ballincol­lig. Mar 3 8.30pm white­horse.ie

DUBLIN

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. 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 ark.ie

Druid 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 gai­etythe­atre.com A Sher­man Brothers mu­si­cal based on Ian Flem­ing’s story. Bord Gáis En­ergy Theatre. Feb 24 - Mar 2 7.30pm (Mats 2.30pm) bor­dgaisen­er­gythe­atre.ie

Eric Miller, a Belfast loy­al­ist, be­lieves that his five-week old grand­daugh­ter is Gerry Adams. The con­ceit of David Ire­land’s lat­est play might be his most au­da­cious yet in this co-pro­duc­tion be­tween the Abbey and the Royal Court. Vicky Feather­stone di­rects Stephen Rea, Ju­lia Dear­don Amy Mol­loy, Wunmi Mosaku and Chris Cor­ri­gan. Pea­cock Stage, Abbey Theatre. Ends Mar 19 8pm (Sat mat 2.30pm) abbeythe­atre.ie

Deca­dent Theatre re­vive the com­pany’s re­cent pro­duc­tion of Pa­trick McCabe’s play, adapted from his novel. Civic Theatre, Tal­laght. Feb 29 - Mar 5 8pm

civicthe­atre.ie

The DIT Con­ser­va­tory of Mu­sic and Drama set their grad­u­at­ing year loose on Brendan Be­han’s shape-shift­ing drama of a Bri­tish sol­dier held cap­tive by repub­li­cans in a brothel while an IRA mem­ber awaits ex­e­cu­tion. Sa­muel Beck­ett Theatre. Pre­views Mar 2 Opens Mar 3-4 7.30pm tcd.ie/beck­ett-theatre Dalkey Play­ers cel­e­brates its 40th an­niver­sary with Polly Teale’s adap­ta­tion of Char­lotte Bronte’s clas­sic. Dalkey Town Hall. Ends Feb 26 8pm 0879919261

DUBLIN

A talk by Pa­tri­cia McCabe, Sat Ch­ester Beatty Li­brary, Dublin Cas­tle adm free 01- 4070750 cbl.ie 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

Beat­ing the Re­treat? The fi­nal hours of the Ris­ing in Moore St is the theme of ar­chael­o­gist Franc Myles’s talk about the in­te­ri­ors of the build­ings on Moore St and Henry Place in the fi­nal 24 hours of the 1916 Ris­ing, Thurs 1pm Na­tional Mu­seum, Kil­dare St adm free book­ing ad­vised on

Mark O’Rowe di­rects Sean O’Casey’s clas­sic, set among the Boyle fam­ily in a Dublin ten­e­ment dur­ing the Ir­ish Civil War. De­clan Con­lon plays the shift­less Cap­tain Jack Boyle, shirk­ing work with Marty Rea as his “butty” Joxer Daly, as Derbhle Crotty takes on the role of Juno, the moral cen­tre in a play of political un­rest and fail­ing prom­ises. Peter Coonan, In­grid Craigie, Em­met Kir­wan, Caoimhe O’Mal­ley, Karl Shiels and Fionn Wal­ton round out an im­pres­sive cast. Gate Theatre. Ends Apr 16 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm) Mon & Mats Tues-Thurs Fri-Sat gate-theatre.ie Conor McPherson’s 1995 mono­logue play, an early suc­cess for the writer and di­rec­tor, finds an­other gen­er­a­tion of mak­ers. Eoghan Car­rick di­rects Peter Daly, Stephen Jones and David Fen­nelly as three re­lated men who re­late the story of an event­ful week through in­ter­twin­ing per­spec­tives. Pro­ject Arts Cen­tre. Ends Feb 27 8.15pm pro­jec­tarts­cen­tre.ie

Ann Matthews, writer of Lock­out, re­vives her his­tor­i­cal drama based on an event in Easter 1916 when a po­lice­man was fa­tally shot. Set in a court­room and prison cell, the di­a­logue draws from his­tor­i­cal speeches and real events. The New Theatre. Feb 29 - Mar 12 7.30pm the­newthe­atre.com

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 tan­dem with meals. Smock Al­ley Theatre. Ends Mar 5

smock­alley.com 01-6486334 or education@mu­seum.ie

WICK­LOW

Cheese mak­ers, bread mak­ers

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 the­newthe­atre.com Theatre Lovett’s lat­est show is a com­edy-ad­ven­ture about a sen­si­tive mu­si­cal prodigy mak­ing her name in a ca­cophonous world. Genevieve Hulme-Bea­man and Louis Lovett star for di­rec­tor Muire­ann Ahearn. Also Louth and Meath. Draoicht Arts Cen­tre, Blan­chard­stown. Mar 1 10am & 12pm draiocht.ie

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, Tom Far­rell and Josie Dunne, 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. Ends Mar 19 1pm

(light lunch be­w­leyscafethe­atre.com

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 dol­menthe­atre.ie

GAL­WAY

Lit­tle John Nee re­vis­its a show from 21 yeas ago, now new and im­proved, to bear wit­ness to and other ar­ti­san food pro­duc­ers sell­ing their pro­duce in this de­light­ful set­ting, Sat 10am-4pm Kill­rud­dery Es­tate, South­ern Cross Road, Bray adm free kill­rud­dery.com the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll and to give in­struc­tions on achiev­ing ef­fort­less en­light­en­ment. Town Hall Theatre. Mar 3-5 8.30pm tht.ie Deca­dent Theatre re­vive the com­pany’s re­cent pro­duc­tion of Pa­trick McCabe’s play, adapted from his novel. Two men, a head­mas­ter and a teacher from dif­fer­ent gen­er­a­tions, clash with one an­other in an Ir­ish school in the 1970s, both de­scend­ing into mad­ness. Town Hall Theatre. Ends Feb 27 8pm tht.ie

LOUTH

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. Droic­head Arts Cen­tre. Feb 26 8.30pm droic­head.com See Dublin. Droic­head Arts Cen­tre. Mar 2 6.30pm droic­head.com

MEATH

See Dublin. Sol­stice Arts Cen­tre, Na­van. Feb 26 11am & 5pm sol­sticearts­cen­tre.ie See Dublin. Sol­stice Arts Cen­tre, Na­van. Feb 27 sol­sticearts­cen­tre.ie

SLIGO

Noni Sta­ple­ton per­forms her lauded solo show, a sur­real com­edy of love, long­ing and one woman’s ri­valry with a Charo­lais heifer. Hawk’s Well Theatre Mar 2 8pm hawk­swell.com

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