Programme for 2018

Date Time Show Company Details Book
Tuesday 20th to Saturday 24th February 7.00pm Beyond the Curtain CADA Performing Arts
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Thurs 1st & Fri. 2nd March:

Saturday 3rd March:

1pm & 8pm

8.00pm only

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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Sunday 18th March 3pm & 7.30pm For Forever Centre Stage School
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Tuesday 27th to Saturday 31st March 8.00pm The Beauty Queen of Leenane Blue Hat Productions
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Thursday 5th to Saturday 7th April 8.00pm The Pillowman Rolling Clouds Theatre Company
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CADA Beyond the Curtain

Tuesday 20th to Saturday 24th February @ 7.00pm

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 - Friday 2nd March @ 1pm and 8pm

Saturday 3rd March @ 8pm only

'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.


For Forever

Sunday 18th March @ 3pm and 7.30pm

Centre Stage School presents

For Forever

by Katie Holly

Due to the sell out run of 'For Forever' in January the show returns for two performances on March 18th at Cork Arts Theatre.

In September 2017 the senior students at Centre Stage School began developing a play inspired by the music of Broadway hit ‘Dear Evan Hansen’

The music and lyrics of the Tony winning show centre on the themes of mental health, and the students were anxious from the beginning that their play would deal with these issues in their own personal way. Facilitated by playwright Katie Holly, the students created a story line with characters their own age central to the plot facing issues that many Irish young adults deal with on a daily basis; isolation, bullying and grief. They also portrayed the parents, friends and teachers of these young people dealing with these difficult topics.

The process of writing this play was a collaborative one, with writer Katie Holly, director Aideen McAuliffe and choreographer David O’Connor assisting the students in telling a funny, sad and true-to-life tale of a young person’s struggle with mental health issues. The creative team and teachers involved all agreed that in their story and their portrayal of the characters, the students brought a passion and a sensitivity to the project that was beyond their teenage years.

Nicole McDonagh is Musical Director, conducting musicians Christine Cusack, Louise Luddy and Luke Tai in stunning renditions of the musical score.

Note: Suitable for ages 12+

Tickets: €13
Administration fee on phone and online bookings.


The Pillowman

Tuesday 27th to Saturday 31st March @ 8pm

Blue Hat Productions presents

The Beauty Queen of Leenane

by Martin McDonagh

Set in the mountains of Connemara during the mid 90’s, the play centres around two female characters - Maureen Folan, a plain and lonely woman in her early 40s, and Mag Folan, her manipulative, aging mother.

Mag’s interference in Maureen’s first and potentially last romantic relationship sets in motion a chain of events that are as tragically funny as they are horrific.

Starring: Trish Burke, Rosemary Sheehan, Paul O'Sullivan and Brian O'Riordan.

Directed by Seán Kelleher.

Tickets: €15
Opening night tickets: €10

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.