Programme for 2018

*Please note for Summer Lunch time and Supper Theatre shows: Lunch is served from 12.15pm and the show starts at 1.00pm. Supper is served from 7.30pm and the show starts at 9.00pm.

Date Show Time Show Company Details Book
Thursday 13th to Saturday 15th September

8.00pm

HAPPYSLAPPED by Kelby Guilfoyle Read More... BOOK ONLINE
Thursday 20th September

8.00pm

A Story of Destiny Robert Power Read More... BOOK ONLINE
Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd September

8.00pm

The Telephone Shop Madame Voltaire's Black Cat Cabaret Read More... BOOK ONLINE
Thursday 27th to Saturday 29th September

8.00pm

That's Amore! (Too) Short Play Event with Food Read More... BOOK ONLINE


Happyslapped

Thursday 13th to Saturday 15th September @ 8.00pm

HAPPYSLAPPED

by Kelby Guilfoyle

Just off a successful run at Galway Fringe Festival, Kisco Productions proudly presents 'HAPPYSLAPPED' an original show written by Kelby Guilfoyle.

Freddie Summers is the human host of a tin-pot children's television show alongside his puppet pals Lemon Jewels, Orson Fruitloop and Jim Horgletooth. With Freddie desperately trying to quit smoking and the arrival of new cast member, Pepper Wells, his world begins to spiral into the definite search for happiness, whatever that may be.

Journey into a colourful upside down world of melancholic somber. In a world of chaos, all Freddie ever wanted was to play the fool while the world was ending; a cataclysmic, catastrophe of catharic freaks, that's all this show is or was, blah de blah, right?

A show featuring puppets and humans

Tickets: €10 / €8 conc.

Administration fee on phone and online bookings.

A Story of Destiny

Thursday 20th September @ 8.00pm

A Story of Destiny

by Robert Power

A Story Of Destiny, written and performed by independent Irish artist, Robert Power, is a one-act psychological thriller set in an institution, with a splash of the darkest comedy.

The story surrounds the murder of a young woman and the existence of a man who claims his exile for the crime is not what it seems. Themes of the play include love, loss, revenge and the nature of humanity. From the beginning of the piece it is clear this character is not to be taken lightly, as he casually claims that “in the grander scheme of things” the story he is about to tell, is “much deeper than the murder of a young woman”.

Having had its premiere at Under St. Marks in Greenwich Village, New York City, the piece has now evolved from a minimalist work into an exciting full-scale production which promises to entertain, engage and, who knows, perhaps even enlighten.

Robert Power is also an established musician whose work has been described by Ireland’s Hotpress Magazine as “powerful, heartfelt and thought-provoking”. A Story Of Destiny is set to embark on a national tour and this solo performance, from an actor who is described as “a superbly gifted performer” by Olivier Award Winner and established London based theatre director, Donnacadh O Briain, is not to be missed.

“Wonderful. Coup de Théâtre.” - The Munster Express
“Intense. Engrossing. Thought-provoking.” - The Nationalist
“An incredible performance.” - The Kilkenny People
“A gripping thriller, full of beauty and eeriness, performed with unstoppable energy.” - The Wexford People

 
For more details on the show please visit the social media links at www.robertpower.com

https://youtu.be/Q2Sb0S7E0LM

Tickets: €12 / €10 conc.

Administration fee on phone and online bookings.

The Telephone Shop

Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd September @ 8.00pm

The Telephone Shop

Where Tantra meets Commedia dell-Arte!

The Telephone Shop is a professional, one-woman show of 50 minutes duration, written and performed by Sally Elsbury (from West Cork) and directed and produced by Emma Kanis of Madame Voltaire's Black Cat Cabaret (Manchester, UK).

The play follows the story of protagonist Sandra's disastrous love life; through pre-pubescent fumbling, to clumsy teenage exploration. 

NB: This show is suitable for over 18's only

Tickets: €12.50 / Two for €20

Administration fee on phone and online bookings.

The Telephone Shop

Thursday 27th to Saturday 29th September @ 8.00pm

That's Amore! (Too)

Another evening of laughter, love... and food!

Following the success of last year's 'That's Amore!' event, it's back again but now, imaginatively titled, 'That's Amore! (Too)'.

Once again we have five, very funny, short plays, each between 10 and 15 minutes long and all revolving around the theme of relationships (of sorts). And, to make the evening even more special, complimentary Italian antipasti is included in the ticket price and will be served after the show.

Most of the plays are brand new and so, will receive their world premieres at the event. 

'That's Amore! (Too)' brings together a wealth of Cork talent – writers, actors and crew – to create a wonderful night out at the theatre.

And the complimentary antipasti after the show allows audiences to really enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean right here in Cork.

Last year's event sold out very quickly so early booking is advised.

Plays:

‘Weird’ by Joanne McCall introduces us to teenage misfit, Tilly, who is quite happy to not run with the crowd. Her classmates won’t let it rest there, however, and Peter has been goaded into striking up a conversation with Tilly. But there’s more to our social outcast than meets the eye.

‘Naggin’ by Síne Friel tells the hilarious tale of a bride and groom on the morning of their wedding day. Both of them, however, are having serious doubts. The problem is neither of them have told the other how they feel. With the wedding just minutes away, what will they do?

In ‘The Player’ by Catrin Hol, two women strike up a conversation in a local bar as one of them waits to meet her blind date. Unfortunately, it turns out that the other woman used to date him and all is not as it seems.

‘Three in a Bar’ by Eithne Horgan, is perhaps set in the same bar above, on a different evening. A woman of mature years sits alone having just given her blind date his marching orders for being too ‘friendly’. A kindly couple take pity on her and do their best to console her with extraordinary results.

The final play of the evening is ‘The Rental’ by Mark Harvey Levine. Sonya receives an extraordinary birthday present from her best friend - a rented, professional boyfriend. He’s the perfect man for her - but unfortunately he’s only there for a day.

Directed by James Horgan. Running time 1hour 20mins.

Tickets: €15

Administration fee on phone and online bookings.