What's On:

Date Time Show Company Details Book
Tues. 28th Feb. to Sat. 4th March - Various Times (see below) Beyond The Curtain 2017 CADA Performing Arts Read More... BOOK ONLINE
Thursday 23rd March - 8pm Foxy Divil Stagemad Theatre Co. Read More... BOOK ONLINE
Friday 24th and Saturday 25th March - 8.30pm The Supernatural Brothers The Mind Guy and Cornelius The Great Read More... BOOK ONLINE
Thursday 30th March to Saturday 1st April - 8pm The Telephone Exchange Take 5 Drama Group Read More... BOOK ONLINE
Thursday 6th to Saturday 8th April - 8pm 'innit' Colette Forde Read More... BOOK ONLINE
Tuesday 11th to Thursday 13th April - 8pm The Quiet Land Patrick Talbot Productions in association with Bewley’s Café Theatre
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Tuesday 18th to Saturday 22nd April - 8pm Views from a Balcony Cork Arts Theatre Read More...  


Beyond The Curtain

Tuesday 28th February to Saturday 4th March @ 7.30pm

and

Saturday 4th March Matinee @ 2.30pm

CADA Performing Arts present

Beyond The Curtain 2017

CADA Performing Arts are delighted to return to the Cork Arts Theatre with a festival of plays under the umbrella of “Beyond the Curtain 2017”. 

In this show you will witness our future local, national and international performers take to the stage with a variety of short plays.

Enjoy all aspects of theatre from thriller to comedy, laughter to tears. This show should not be missed by theatre lovers. Every element of “Beyond the Curtain” - the costumes, the set and especially the performers - make this a show to remember.

Please check with CADA to confirm which show your child may be performing in.


TICKETS:

Individual Ticket Price: €15.00
Group Ticket Price: €50.00

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Foxy Divil

Thursday 23rd March @ 8.00pm

Stagemad Theatre Company present

Foxy Divil

by Brian Quinn

Frankie, a homeless man, recounts the stories of his street life.

Starting from what led him to take to the streets, we discover the tales and encounter the phantoms and angels of his waking days. He travels along the edge of sanity held together by the cocktail of gallows humour, and the strange bed-fellows and the scourge of alcohol. This is not a fight or a battle, it is an acceptance of the destination arrived at and the coping mechanisms that kick in.

Ireland is in the center of homeless crisis. 'Foxy Divil' offers a funny, hilarious, insight into an ordinary man's life as one of 6,358 homeless in Ireland.

Stagemad has previously performed at Cork Arts Theatre with their acclaimed "End of Term" by Noel Kelly.

Be sure to book early for Foxy Divil which is getting rave reviews nationwide...

"A funny,thought-provoking tale and a courageous undertaking" - D.C., Drogheda Indo

"I saw this last night, and it stirred up a lot of emotional sediment in my mind. A powerful, thoughtful, moving play - and a reminder of our essential human needs in the face of adversity" - Petra Kindler, Theatre Now

"Stagemad delight and surprise" - Claire Armitage, Theatre in Dublin

Please note: there will be a post show discussion Thursday 23rd.

Tickets: €15, €12 concessions*
*Please contact the box office re. concession tickets

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The Supernatural Brothers

Friday 24th and Saturday 25th March @ 8.30pm

The Supernatural Brothers

“The Supernatural Brothers have a razor sharp wit which is only matched by their extraordinary mindreading ability. They are as far as I am concerned one of Ireland’s best magical talents." - Keith Barry (TV Personality)

The Supernatural Brothers are a unique double act "The Mind Guy and Cornelius The Great" and their World Famous Spirit Guide Theodore Annemann, that fuse world class, cutting edge mindreading with telepathy, supernatural feats mixed with paranormal happenings and comedy.

The Supernatural Brothers have astounded corporate audiences such as Dell, BMW, Microsoft, BOI and more with their feats of the paranormal and have been invited by top sporting organisations such as Connacht RFC and Tipperary GAA to astound players and management alike.

Expect telepathy, supernatural feats and weirdness.

An act like no other and not to be missed!

“Top class act who had everyone in studio completely baffled, hugely popular guest” - K.C, Today FM

Tickets: €15

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The Telephone Exchange

Thursday 30th March to Saturday 1st April @ 8.00pm

Take 5 Drama Group present

The Telephone Exchange

by Niamh Gleeson

'The Telephone Exchange' depicts the lives of 4 very different telephonists working in the Dublin exchange in the early 1960s.

While they all share a passion for JFK and relish in eavesdropping on the lives and conversations of others, they are each coping with their own personal drama and it soon becomes apparent that the long hours and the colourful calls they are privy to at the exchange offer a welcome distraction from their own dilemmas.

This unique and highly engaging piece of drama written by Niamh Gleeson is laden with hilarious dialogue and poignant moments which are ever optimised and beautifully choreographed by director Noelle Clarke.

Starring Dolores Dermody, Grainne Barry, Eimear Tierney and
Meghan Bartual Smyth.

Grant-aided by Cork County Council.

Tickets: €15 / €12 conc.*
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Colette Forde

Thursday 6th to Saturday 8th April @ 8.00pm

'innit'

Written and performed by Colette Forde

Kelly Roberts is a foul-mouthed 15 year old and she is not a happy bunny ‘innit?

Surviving on a dreaded council estate in 90’s Manchester, waving the dole flag of the Working Class with her heartless ‘Mam’. And now, to top it all off, Sacred Lady High School has only gone and roped the kids into lunchtime appointments with a psychologist!  As if Kelly is gonna give anything away. As if Kelly is gonna open her heart and soul to a stranger! You’re ‘avin’ a laugh, Sweet’eart...right?

"Kelly Roberts simultaneously made me laugh out loud, punched me in the face with articulated obscenities and pulled on my heart-strings, all the while making me wanting to learn more...Colette’s talent shines through as she masterfully embodies this creature and takes you on an experience you won’t want to miss."

Part-sponsored by: The Woodford Cork, Doppio and Payments People.

Tickets: €12, €10 concessions*
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The Quiet Land

Tuesday 11th to Thursday 13th April @ 8.00pm

Patrick Talbot Productions in association with Bewley’s Café Theatre presents

The Quiet Land

by Malachy McKenna

starring Des Keogh and Derry Power

‘Two quietly epic performances…..don’t miss it.’
Emer O Kelly, Sunday Independent

Two elderly farmers, Eamon and Nashee, meet at a gate on a remote hillside. They are old rivals, old neighbours. Their conversation is of a gentler time.

But there's nothing gentle about today's conversation. They are forced to confront each other with some heartbreaking truths.

The Quiet Land is a celebration of the humour, resilience and endearing innocence of an older generation as it struggles to survive in the rural Ireland of today.

Directed by Bairbre Ní Chaoimh.

‘A glorious, perfectly-pitched pair of performances’
★★★★ The Scotsman

 

Tickets: €18 / €16 Conc.*
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Views from a Balcony

Tuesday 18th to Saturday 22nd April @ 8.00pm

Cork Arts Theatre presents

Views from a Balcony

Submissions are now being sought for our next "Views from..." short play event.

This year, the third in this series, we have chosen the setting to be "Views from a Balcony".

Once again we are asking you to write a short play (approx. 10 minutes) which, this time out, is set on a balcony.

The balcony could be that of a hotel, apartment, restaurant, mansion or even a palace or castle. The possibilities are endless so feel free to use your imagination.

Equally as important as the setting is to explore why your characters are there. What has brought them to this place? Is the story comedic, dramatic, farcical or tragic? What can they see from the balcony?

We would like the balcony to have some significance and relevance to the plot of your play so do try to weave the setting into the storyline.

Please note the following important staging requirements... All the action must take place on the balcony. The entire stage will be the balcony so there will not be the possibility for other acting areas below or to the side of the balcony on which your play is set. Entrances will be from the wings (left and right of the stage). Only basic stage furniture is allowed (eg. a single table and chairs... it is just a balcony after all).

The important dates!!... Submission deadline is Tuesday 28th February, 2017.
Performances will take place from Tuesday 18th to Saturday 22nd April.

Plays should be submitted by email as either Word documents or PDFs to: james@horgancommunications.com

If you have any questions on the event feel free to drop me a line at the same email address above.

We look forward to receiving and reading your plays!

James Horgan
Chairman, Cork Arts Theatre