Programme for 2018

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Thursday 1st to Saturday 3rd February 8.00pm Dead Certain Take 5
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Thursday 8th to Saturday 10th February 8.00pm The Vagina Monologues Bow Productions
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Tuesday 13th to Saturday 17th February Various Cork International Poetry Festival Munster Literature Centre
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Tuesday 20th to Saturday 24th February 8.00pm Beyond the Curtain CADA Performing Arts
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Thursday 1st to Saturday 3rd March 1pm and 8pm Bring Me Back Alive Shine A LIght and ActorsVision
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Tuesday 6th to Thursday 8th March 8.00pm Eureka Springs Kisco Productions
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Tues. 13th March (Preview),
Thurs. 15th to Sat. 17th March

8.00pm Me, Sinatra and Synchronicity CP.MORLIGHT Productions
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Thursday 22nd to Saturday 24th March 8.00pm Lex Talionis by Liam Heylin Wandering Star Theatre Company
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Thursday 5th to Saturday 7th April 8.00pm The Pillowman Rolling Clouds Theatre Company
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Dead Certain Noelle Clarke

Thursday 1st to Saturday 3rd February @ 8pm

Take 5 presents

Dead Certain

by Marcus Lloyd

Charming, good-looking, but self-destructive Michael is an out of work actor.  He is invited to the home of theatre obsessed ex dancer Elizabeth, who is now wheelchair bound, to read a play she has written.  But as they read, startling similarities start to emerge between the text she has written and real life, providing an excellent platform for her to undermine Michael's self confidence and cause him to doubt the reliability of his own memory. A fast-paced, psychological thriller which entangles the two in a real life game of cat and mouse.

Starring Aaron Patrick Cowming and Noelle Clarke.
Directed by Eugene O'Sullivan.

By kind permission of Joseph Weinberger.
Grant aided by Cork County Council.

Tickets: €15, €12 concessions.
Administration fee on phone and online bookings.

 

The Vagina Monologues

Thursday 8th to Saturday 10th February @ 8pm

Bow Productions presents

The Vagina Monologues

The Vagina Monologues is an exploration of womanhood in a modern context - trials, tribulations, titillations and triumph! This offering by BOW Productions will focus on the changing nature of Irish womanhood. Tears of joy, grief and laughter guaranteed.

“If overthrowing some five thousand years of patriarchy seems like a big order, just focus on celebrating each self-respect step along the way."

Tickets: €16
Administration fee on phone and online bookings.

 

Cork INternational Poetry Festival

Tuesday 13th to Saturday 17th February

Munster literature Centre presents

Cork International Poetry Festival

Ireland’s largest annual poetry festival features poets from across the English-speaking world as well as poets working in other languages. This year there are a wide selection of readings to choose from as well as some exciting workshops.

Full details on this year's programme as well as online booking can be found at...
https://www.corkpoetryfest.net/programme18.html

NOTE: Bookings before 11th February must be made online at the festival website (link below). Thereafter, tickets will be available at the various venues.

 

 

CADA Beyond the Curtain

Tuesday 20th to Saturday 24th February @ 8pm

CADA Performing Arts presents

Beyond the Curtain 2018

Let’s go 'Beyond the Curtain 2018' for CADA Performing Arts' annual event of “Pure Drama”.

A chance to experience what the CADA students can create. Believe and allow them to draw you into the “World of Make Believe”.

No song, no dance; just the word, characters, plots and story-line to stretch you to think, believe, laugh and cry but at all times helping you to look outside the box.

A family show that is not to be missed. So, book your tickets for this wonderful experience and watch STARS being born.

Tickets: €15
Administration fee on phone and online bookings.

 

Bring Me Back Alive

Thursday 1st to Saturday 3rd March @ 1pm and 8pm

'Shine Light' and ActorsVision present

Bring Me Back Alive

“Did you hear about Pablo?” are the opening words of 'Bring Me Back Alive', a thought provoking story about the suicide of a young man in his prime.

The words, spoken from one of his friends to another, echo similar conversations being had throughout our society, as a group of six companions battle to make sense of their loss.

The award-winning play by writer Patricia McCann, set in a youth centre in present day, highlights Jessica, Nadia, Jocker, Robyn, Daryll & Peaches attempt to exit the shadow of grief cast by Pablo’s untimely death. 'Bring Me Back Alive' skilfully straddles drama and comedic storytelling, representative of Patricia McCann’s strong writing style, through the raw truth of her social consciousness. She does this while all the time reminding us that even in our darkest of hours, where there’s life there’s hope.

The play highlights the warning signs to look for in a person contemplating suicide. The main theme is to show there is hope; there is an alternative. The play is written in as light-hearted a way as possible in order to give hope to those who need it most.

Directed by Darren Kelleher

Tickets: €10, €5 concessions for schools and OAPs.
Administration fee on phone and online bookings.

 

Eureka Springs

Tuesday 6th to Thursday 8th March @ 8pm

Kisco Productions present

Eureka Springs

Eureka Springs is a murder mystery love story set in 1995. An original new play, it is a hard-hitting, honest look at love, relationships and death. It features a stunning cast of studying actors.

Please note that this play is not suitable for children. Recommended age is 16+.

Tickets: €12, €10 concessions.
Administration fee on phone and online bookings.

 

Frank Sinatra

Tuesday 13th (Preview), Thursday 15th, Friday 16th,
Saturday 17th March @ 8pm,

CP.MORLIGHT Productions presents

Me, Sinatra and Synchronicity

Early house barman, hospice daycare assistant, accidental Frank Sinatra tribute act and unashamed Jackeen, Colm recalls the triumphs, trials and tribulations of his 17 years living in the Peoples Republic of Cork.

Ostensibly a tale of how he became a Frank Sinatra tribute act by accident one night in Kinsale, the story veers darkly into his life or death and struggle with alcoholism, relapse, recovery and rehabilitation.

To temper the brutally disarming honesty, the show is peppered with humorous anecdotes from his various careers and an enduring love story for the ages which links first line to last on a golden thread.

Under the tutelage of director James Browne, first time writer/actor Colm O’Reilly delivers, with unusual alacrity and considerable verve, his real life biography of “Miracles, Magic and Madness, of Love, Loss and Light and Sunshine, Sorrow and Sinatra”.

Running Time: 70 minutes without interval.

Note: Unsuitable for children.

Tickets: Preview (Tues. 13th) All tickets €10

Thurs. - Sat.: €15, €12 concessions
Administration fee on phone and online bookings.

 

Lex Talionis

Thursday 22nd to Saturday 24th March @ 8pm,

Wandering Star Theatre Company presents

Lex Talionis

(A Tale of Vengeance & Feathers)

by Liam Heylin

Wandering Star Theatre Company present Lex Talionis (A Tale of Vengeance & Feathers), a new play by Liam Heylin (Love, Peace & Robbery, Hung Juror, Girl from Gdansk, Ding Dong).

‘If I told ya to jump off a buildin’ would ya?’

‘That’s different, we’re jumpin’ off buildin’s all day long!’

Hugh is an older rook with chicks on the way. Mooney is a younger rook whose new friend Max is not what she seems. Dónie is a magpie, and he is bad news. When someone is murdered all hell breaks loose. There will be vengeance. That’s what the weird Latin title is about – the law of retaliation, an eye for an eye.

This is another play from the seriously funny Liam Heylin about savage craic on the streets of Cork City. A bird’s eye view, if you will.

Directed by Katrina Foley

Starring Aisling McCarthy, Sinéad Donnelly, Sinéad McGee and Bláithín MacGabhann

This play contains strong language and some mild violence.

Wandering Star are the team that brought you Fleabag by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (2015), Debris by Dennis Kelly (2016), After You Get What You Want by Emily Hutt and Bedbound by Enda Walsh (2017).

Tickets: €15, €12 concessions
Administration fee on phone and online bookings.

 

The Pillowman

Thursday 5th to Saturday 7th April @ 8pm

Rolling Clouds Theatre Company presents

The Pillowman

by Martin McDonagh

A twisted tale about a young writer living in a totalitarian state who is interrogated over the graphic nature of his stories which reflect a series of child killings that are terrorising the town, he claims to be innocent but things take a wicked turn when he learns that his brother might be involved... and when his life's work is threatened he must go to extreme lengths to unveil the truth.

An Olivier Award-winning dark comedy from Martin McDonagh, the writer behind In Bruges, Seven Psychopaths and most recently Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

Starring Kyle Moss, Mike Brosnan, Barra de Bhál and Niall O’Sullivan.
Directed by Tommy Daly.

By kind permission of Samuel French.

Please note that this play is not suitable for children.
Recommended age is 16+.

Tickets: €12, €9 concessions.
Administration fee on phone and online bookings.