THEATRE

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BELFAST

A Feast of Bones Theatre Lovett re­vives Frances Kay’s mu­si­cal fa­ble, with an orig­i­nal score by Nico Brown, where the fine French restau­rant Le Monde Bouleversé erupts into play­fully re­alised chaos. Also Cork, Kerry and Louth. The MAC. Oct 29-30 7.45pm £12/£10 themaclive.com

Three Sis­ters See Seven Days As part of Belfast In­ter­na­tional Arts Fes­ti­val. Lyric Theatre. Ends Oct 29 7.45pm (Sat & sun mat 2.30pm) £24.50/£15 belfastin­ter­na­tion­alarts­fes­ti­val.com

CAR­LOW

The Pil­low­man Deca­dent Theatre Com­pany re­vives last year’s as­sured pro­duc­tion of Martin McDon­agh’s favourite play. Also Kilkenny. Ge­orge Bernard Shaw Theatre. Nov 1 8pm 125/122 vi­su­al­car­low.ie

DUBLIN

All Washed Up The de­but pro­duc­tion from new com­pany Rose­buds finds two young women Kate and Alice for­sak­ing fam­ily for ro­mance and re­li­gion, and shar­ing a small one-bed­room flat with one man. Karen Killeen, New Theatre. Ends Nov 5 7.30pm

116/112.50 the­newthe­atre.com The Beauty Queen of Leenane Garry Hynes di­rects a new pro­duc­tion of Martin McDon­agh’s first play. Gai­ety Theatre. Ends Oct 29 7.30pm 121 gai­etythe­atre.ie

Bleedin’ Deadly Aus­tralian sword-swal­lower, body-mod­i­fier and crowd-wower The Space cow­boy hosts a con­tem­po­rary freak show as part of the Bram Stoker Fes­ti­val. Pil­lar Room, Ro­tunda Hos­pi­tal. Oct 28 9.45pm bram­stok­er­fes­ti­val.com

Boom When a party thrown for wealthy wo­man, Selma, be­gins to break down only true friends prove a solid foun­da­tion be­neath boom­time Ire­land. Caro­line Fitzger­ald di­rects Iso­bel Ma­hon’s play. Dol­men Theatre. Nov 1-12 8pm 115 dol­menthe­atre.ie

Cirque des Rêves 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. Bew­leys Café Theatre. Ends Nov 5 1pm

18-112 (light lunch 14) be­w­leyscafethe­atre.com

Done­gal A new mu­si­cal from Frank McGuin­ness with com­po­si­tions by Kevin Do­herty. Abbey Theatre. Ends Nov 19 7.30pm (Sat mat 2pm)

113-145 abbeythe­atre.ie

The God Box: A Daugh­ter’s

Story Mary Lou Quin­lan per­forms her one-wo­man play based on her own me­moir. Writ­ten with Martha Wooll­ner, the show is about learn­ing to let go. Also Long­ford and Roscom­mon. Pavil­ion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire. Oct 30 8pm pavil­ionthe­atre.ie

Ham­let The Mill Theatre stages a re­fresher pro­duc­tion for stu­dents. Mill Theatre, Dun­drum. Ends Oct 28 10am, 1.30pm & 7.30pm 118/115

Heresy The first opera from ac­claimed Ir­ish com­poser Roger Doyle is a con­tem­po­rary elec­tronic work based on episodes from the life and works of Gior­dano Bruno, mys­tic, heretic priest, her­metic philoso­pher, spy and play­wright. Project arts Cen­tre. Oct 28- Nov 5 7.30pm pro­jec­tarts­cen­tre.ie

The Leaves of Heaven Pat McCabe takes up the story of his novel, play and film, The Butcher Boy, by con­tin­u­ing the story of Fran­cie Brady, now one of the last res­i­dents in Dun­drum Men­tal Hos­pi­tal where he has spent most of his adult life. Long-time col­lab­o­ra­tor Joe O’Byrne di­rects Brian Mal­lon and Kate O’Toole for Co-Mo­tion. The Com­plex. Ends Oct 22 7.30pm 118/115 tick­ets.ie The Love-Hun­gry Farmer Des Keogh re­turns with his 2003 solo per­for­mance, based on John B. Keane’s story . Vik­ing Theatre, Clon­tarf. Ends Oct 29 8pm 112 vikingth­e­atre­dublin.com Meet the Quare Fel­low Broth­ers Jim and Peter Sheri­dan col­lab­o­rate for the first time in many years for a work based on the life of Bren­dan Be­han, a touch­stone for both, drawn from his me­moir Borstal Boy. Vik­ing Theatre, Clon­tarf. Oct 31-Nov 19 8pm vikingth­e­atre­dublin.com

Nor­mal Rest­less Ec­stasy stage Antony Neil­son’s play based on the in­fa­mous his­tory of 20th cen­tury Ger­man se­rial killer Peter Kurten. Smock Al­ley Theatre. Ends Nov 5 8pm

115/112 smock­alley.com Sher­lock Holmes & The Hound of the Baskervilles Won­der­land present Alice Cogh­lan’s new adap­ta­tion of Arthur Conan Doyle’s de­tec­tive story, staged as a piece of din­ner theatre in which a lim­ited au­di­ence dine at the Baskerville’s ta­ble while the mys­tery un­furls around the ta­bles in 360 de­grees. The Stella Lieu Bou­tique, Ki­dare Street Ho­tel. Oct 30 - Nov 24 7.15pm (Sun­day lunch 2pm)

145 (din­ner and show) eventbrite.ie/o/ won­der­land-pro­duc­tions Sker­ries One-Act Fes­ti­val Nine plays are stages over three nights to find con­tenders for the All-Ire­land One-Act Drama Cir­cuit. Lit­tle Theatre, Sker­ries. Nov 3-5 8pm 112/110 097-2105432

These Rooms ANU and CoisCéim col­lab­o­rate on the third part of a 1916-in­spired trip­tych, ex­plor­ing the re­bel­lion through the eyes of civil­ians. 85/86 Up­per Dorset Street. Ends Nov 13 7.30pm & 9.30pm (times vary) Sat mat 2.30pm, Sun perf 2.30pm & 4.30pm 115-124 the­se­rooms.ie Venom So Sweet Theatre Up­stairs re­opens in time for Hal­lowe’en with a new play by writer, com­poser and ra­dio mirth-maker Roger Gregg. In the gothic tale a con­man preacher dupes the gullible with mirac­u­lous scams, per­formed by the au­thor and a cast of multi-in­stru­men­tal­ists. TheatreUp­stairs, Lan­ni­gan’s. Ends Nov 5 7pm (Wed & Sat mat 1pm)

112/110 ( 118/116 Din­ner and Show) theatreup­stairs.ie Voy­age In­spired by Jonathan Swift’s satiric fan­tasy Gul­liver’s Trav­els, Mon­keyshine Theatre’s play for fam­ily au­di­ences brings us the story of a young boy whose life is adrift un­til a chance dis­cov­ery sets him on a trip to an as­ton­ish­ing world. Also Mayo and Sligo. Draíocht, Blan­chard­stown. Oct 28 10am & 12.30pm 17/15 draiocht.ie Who’s Afraid of Vir­ginia Woolf? Ed­ward Al­bee’s sem­i­nal play of 1966 finds an older, lac­er­at­ing cou­ple Ge­orge and Martha host­ing a younger pair for din­ner where all hell breaks loose. David Grind­ley’s pro­duc­tion re­turns with De­nis Con­way, Fiona Bell, Mark Hu­ber­man and So­phie Robin­son. Gate Theatre. Ends Nov 11 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm) Mon & Mats 127, Tues-Thurs 134, Fri-Sat

137.50 gate-theatre.ie

GAL­WAY

Luck Just Kissed You Hello Amy Con­roy’s play, di­rected by Caitri­ona McLaughlin, re­turns for a na­tional tour to fol­low the story of Mark, now re­turned home for the death of his fa­ther, and who was born a wo­man. As Mark de­fends his iden­tity to his twin brother and old friend, he faces what it means to be him­self. Town Hall Theatre. Nov 1 8pm tht.ie

KILKENNY

The Pil­low­man See Car­low. Water­gate Theatre. Ends Oct 29 8pm wa­ter­gateth­e­atre.com

KERRY

At the Moun­tains of Mad­ness Icarus Theatre present a show about a man who har­bours deep se­crets he can­not speak for fear of self-de­struc­tion, now at the brink of dis­clo­sure. Si­amsa Tíre, Tralee. Oct 28 8pm 118/116 siamsatire.com A Feast of Bones See Belfast. Si­amsa Tíre, Tralee. Nov 3-4 siamsatire.com Fred and Alice Call­Back theatre stages a new play by John Sheehy, a quirky love story be­tween a man and a wo­man who move from in­sti­tu­tional care to in­de­pen­dent liv­ing while ne­go­ti­at­ing the chal­lenges of both sit­u­a­tions. Also Of­faly. Moat Theatre. Nov 3 8pm moatthe­atre.com

LONG­FORD

The God Box: A Daugh­ter’s Story Back­stage Theatre. Oct 29 8pm back­stage.ie

LOUTH

A Feast of Bones Theatre Lovett re­vives Frances Kay’s mu­si­cal fa­ble, with an orig­i­nal score by Nico Brown, where the fine French restau­rant Le Monde Bouleversé erupts into play­fully re­alised chaos. Also Sligo. Droic­head Arts Cen­tre. Ends Oct 28 8pm droic­head.com

MAYO

Voy­age See Dublin. Li­nen­hall, Castle­bar. Oct 31 12.30pm & 3pm 18 (fam­ily ticket 125) the­li­nen­hall.com

OF­FALY

Fred and Alice See Kil­dare. Birr Theatre & Arts Cen­tre. Oct 28 8pm bir­rthe­atre.com

ROSCOM­MON

The God Box: A Daugh­ter’s Story See Dublin. Roscom­mon Arts Cen­tre. Oct 28 8pm roscom­monarts­cen­tre.ie

SLIGO

Alice in Won­der­land Cel­e­brat­ing their 25th birth­day, Blue Rain­coat re­visit an early suc­cess in Jo­ce­lyn Clarke’s adap­ta­tion of Lewis Car­roll’s clas­sic, given an imag­i­na­tively phys­i­cal per­for­mance by the com­pany’s en­sem­ble and di­rected by Niall Henry. The Fac­tory Per­for­mance Space. Ends Nov 5 8pm

118/115 bluerain­coat.com Voy­age See Dublin. Hawk’s Well Theatre. Nov 3 2pm & 6pm 18 hawk­swell.com

TIP­PER­ARY

The Suc­cess­ful TD Adapted for stage by Jon Kenny, Mary McEvoy and Michael Scott from Keane’s novel­las The Suc­cess­ful TD and An Ir­ish Min­is­ter of State, this show fol­lows the an­tics of Tull McA­doo as he seeks re-elec­tion to the Dáil. The Source Arts Cen­tre, Thurles. Oct 29 8pm the­sourcearts­cen­tre.ie

WATER­FORD

The Green One A new opera by Eric Sweeney and Mark Roper adapts the an­cient Mid­dle East­ern myth of Ishtar, in which two god­dess sis­ters covet the same mor­tal with ru­inous re­sults. As part of Imag­ine Arts Fes­ti­val. Christ Church Cathe­dral. Oct 28-30 8pm 115/112 imag­in­earts­fes­ti­val.com

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