Courthouse has a packed programme
TINAHELY’S Courthouse Arts Centre has launched a jam-programme of events for its upcoming autumn/winter season.
There’s something for everyone from theatre and comedy to film and music. Comedian Pat Shortt will perform his new show on Saturday, September 21 from 8.30 p.m. Featuring brand new material and sketches, Hey! is a rogue’s gallery of odd ball characters, bizarre situations and even a song or two. The well-loved comedian has promised a whole raft of new characters that are sure to make this an unmissable show. September also features performances by Jack O’Rourke and a jazz night with the Peter Moc Group.
Other musical highlights of the season include Don Baker and his band, David Kitt, Declan Sinnott, HamsandwicH and a night with Niamh Kavanagh. The Gregory Walkers will also join forces with Irish dancer, Kelsey Schule, for an evening that fuses baroque and traditional music with dance from Ireland, England, France and Spain.
The Dirt Birds will have audiences laughing during their show which is part of the SelfHelp tour. The night is set to cover everything from the stress of making the school lunches to having an out-of-date NCT certificate.
Meanwhile Jon Kenny will perform the one-man show, The Crowman on November 30. Set in a sparsely decorated kitchen, it offers a window the soul of a lonely bachelor.
The Courthouse’s popular film club also returns. Now on Friday night, the opening film is Mule, the 2018 directorial feature from Clint Eastwood. The season includes a mixture of award-winning drama, family favourites and classic scares.
The films that will be screened are Green Book, Halloween, Bohemian Rhapsody, Meet Me in St Louis, Hotel Transylvania, and the Grinch.
There will be a series of children’s workshops taking place on topics as diverse as claymazing, storytelling, drama and art.
For more information on the programme or to book tickets for events, visit www. courthousearts.ie.
James O’Rourke. Don Baker.