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Fol­low­ing last year’s re­vival, which be­came a huge seller for the Gate, James Maxwell’s the­atri­cal adap­ta­tion of Jane Austen’s novel is staged once again. Gate The­atre. Ends Sep 20 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm 125) Mon: 125 Tues-Thurs 132, Fri-Sat 35 gateth­e­atre.ie

Stones in his Pock­ets

Ian McEl­hin­ney di­rects Marie Jones’ famed comic twohan­der, for which Conor De­laney and Stephen Jones are the two ex­tras on a film set of an Amer­i­can movie shot in Ire­land, while also play­ing ev­ery other char­ac­ter in a quiet Ir­ish com­mu­nity. Civic The­atre, Tal­laght. Sep 1-6 8pm 118/116 civicthe­atre.ie

The pro­lific Ste­wart Roche de­buts a new black com­edy about a young doc­u­men­tary film-maker who is forced to take a part-time job in a Dublin re­search com­pany and dis­cov­ers the busi­ness has come up with a dan­ger­ous so­lu­tion to weather the re­ces­sion. Caro­line Fitzger­ald di­rects Roche, Pa­trick O’Don­nell and Si­mon Toal. New The­atre. Ends Sept 6 7.30pm 115/112 thenew the­atre.com

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Twelfth Night

Young Bri­tish com­pany Pur­ple­coat bring a new pro­duc­tion of Shake­speare’s com­edy of heart­break, dis­guise, love and re­union to Dublin for one per­for­mance as part of a week-long tour of six dif­fer­ent cities. Smock Al­ley The­atre. Sep 2 8pm 115/112 7.30pm smock­alley.com

For­got­ten Me

Ed­die and Ed­ward meet in a small Lon­don pub to dis­cuss why, years af­ter em­i­grat­ing, they want to re­turn home. Gerry Howard and Cathal Leonard per­form Leonard’s play. Town Hall The­atre. Ends Aug 30 8.30pm 110 tht.ie

Mrs Shake­speare

Rein­car­nated as a woman, Shake­speare de­cides she has made a mess of writ­ing Ham­let, 400 years ear­lier, and be­gins the play again un­der the ti­tle, Ophe­lia. Ian Wild writes and di­rects. St John’s The­atre, Lis­towel. Aug 29 8pm stjohn­sthe­atre lis­towel.com

What Hap­pened Bridgie Cleary

Bot­tom Dog The­atre Com­pany stage Tom Mac­In­tyre’s play about a strong-willed woman burned to death in 1895 when she was ac­cused of be­ing a changeling. Also Kilkenny. St John’s The­atre & Arts Cen­tre, Lis­towel. Aug 27 8pm stjohns the­atrelis­towel.com

What Hap­pened Bridgie Cleary

See Kerry. Water­gate The­atre Sep 3 8pm 115/112 wa­ter gateth­e­atre.com

How to Keep an Alien

Sonya Kelly fol­lows up her ex­cel­lent The Wheelchair on my Face with a mem­oir about try­ing to se­cure an Ir­ish visa for her Aus­tralian part­ner. Project Arts Cen­tre Cube. Pre­views Sep 4-5 8.30pm 111 Sep 6-13 8.30pm

The Rest is Ac­tion

The Com­pany make their much-awaited re­turn to the stage with a new show that rad­i­cally re-imag­ines the cor­ner­stone of Greek tragedy, The Oresteia. Project Arts Cen­tre. Pre­views Sep 4-5 6.30pm 111 Opens Sep 6-13 6.30pm 116/114

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