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Theatre List­ings: Peter Craw­ley

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Spring Time Story Book

Mr Hul­la­baloo and his cast of pup­pets present an in­ter­ac­tive story telling ad­ven­ture for chil­dren. Court­yard Theatre, New­town­abbey. Apr 12 £6 1pm & 4pm the­court­yardthe­

Tea with the Old Queen

Ian Stark per­forms Gra­ham Wool­nough’s play about Wil­liam Tal­lon, aka Back­stairs Billy, a stew­ard of the Queen Mother’s and a fic­tion­alised ac­count of his ad­ven­tures in Buck­ing­ham Palace. Court­yard Theatre, New­town­abbey. Apr 11 8pm £12/£10 the­court­yardthe­

Owen McCaf­ferty’s ex­cel­lent play for the Abbey re­turns for a na­tional tour. Patrick O’Kane and De­clan Con­lon play two mid­dle-aged Belfast men with a trau­matic past who meet for the first time, un­able to move for­ward un­til they come to terms with what hap­pened years be­fore. Also Long­ford. Lyric Theatre. Ends Apr 13 7.45pm (Sat & Sun mat 2.30pm) £18-£22 lyricthe­


Fred and Alice

Call­Back theatre stages John Sheehy’s play, 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 Lim­er­ick. Half Moon Theatre. Ends Apr 12 8pm 115/112 cork­op­er­a­; Bri­ery Gap, Mac­room. Apr 13 8.30pm 026-41793

Bryan Flynn’s pro­duc­tion of this mu­si­cal of 1950s high-school nos­tal­gia, sum­mer lovin, hope­less de­vo­tion, greased light­ning and ones that are wanted re­turns to the Cork Opera House. Cork Opera House Ends Apr 20 8pm 120 (Fri & Sat mat 2.30pm) cork­op­er­a­


Ladies of Jane

Di­rec­tor Mary Curtin and ac­tor Vanessa Hyde adapt some of Jane Austen’s nov­els to bring El­iz­a­beth Ben­nett, Eli­nor Dash­wood, Emma Wood­house and Mrs Nor­ris to the stage. Cork Arts Theatre. Ends Apr 12 8pm 118/115 corkart­sthe­

The Match­maker

Mary McEvoy and Jon Kenny bring John B Keane’s multi-role-play­ing drama back to the stage in Michael Scott’s pro­duc­tion. Ev­ery­man Theatre. Ends Apr 12 8pm 122/118 (open­ing night 115, stu­dents 19 Mon-Wed) ev­ery­man­

1959 Pink Thunderbir­d

On the Q Theatre Com­pany stage two plays by James McLure. In Laun­dry and Bour­bon a be­trayed Texan house­wife con­fides in her friends over liquor. In Lone Star her hus­band, a Viet­nam vet gets his side of the story. Civic Theatre, Tal­laght. Ends Apr 12 8.15pm 116/114 civicthe­

Af­ter Sarah Miles

Don Wy­cher­ley per­forms Michael Hil­liard Mulc­ahy’s one-man play as a fish­er­man, Bobeen, still haunted by what he dis­cov­ered in the har­bour 30 years ago, but drawn back to the tides. Vik­ing Theatre, Clon­tarf. Apr 14-26 (no show Apr 18) 8pm 112 vikingth­e­atre­

Al­most, Maine

John Car­i­ani’s ro­man­tic com­edy cen­tres on the res­i­dents of the myth­i­cal town of Al­most in Maine as the north­ern lights hover in the sky and people fall help­lessly in and out of love. Smock Al­ley Theatre. Apr 11 7.30pm Ad­mis­sion Free smock­

An Ideal Hus­band

Lauren Shannon Jones’ play fol­lows two broth­ers Brodir and Os­pak who sail to Ire­land to de­feat the High King Brian Boru, where fore­bod­ing omens split the broth­ers apart and onto op­pos­ing sides. They meet each other on the bat­tle­field. The New Theatre. Apr 14-19 7.30pm 115/112 the­newthe­

See Panel.

As­sas­si­na­tion of Brian Boru

Be­owulf: The Block­buster!

Bryan Bur­roughs’ one-man cin­e­matic jour­ney. A fa­ther in a

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