Summer Lunchtime and Supper Season 2017:

Date Time Show Company Details Book
Wednesday 28th June
to Saturday 1st July
Lunch - 12.30pm
Supper - 8.00pm
The Dock Brief by John Mortimer
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Wednesday 5th to
Saturday 8th July
Lunch - 12.30pm
Supper - 8.00pm
SAFE by Ciarán Coogan
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Wednesday 12th to
Saturday 15th July
Lunch - 12.30pm
Supper - 8.00pm
'Arsehammers' and 'Bonfire Night' by Claire Dowie
Performed by Cora Fenton
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Wednesday 19th to
Saturday 22nd July
Lunch - 12.30pm
Supper - 8.00pm
Janey Dillis by John Sheehy
Performed by Cora Fenton
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Wednesday 26th to
Saturday 29th July
Lunch - 12.30pm
Supper - 8.00pm
After You Get What You Want by Emily Hutt
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Wednesday 2nd to
Saturday 5th August
Lunch - 12.30pm
Supper - 8.00pm
You Have It All Backwards by Mark Evans
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Wednesday 9th to
Saturday 12th August
Lunch - 12.30pm
Supper - 8.00pm
Sex in the Seventies by Linda Waller
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Wednesday 16th to
Saturday 19th August
Lunch - 12.30pm
Supper - 8.00pm
Bedbound by Enda Walsh
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Wednesday 23rd to
Saturday 26th August
Lunch - 12.30pm
Supper - 8.00pm
All Up Front by Dolores Mannion
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The Dock Brief

Wednesday 28th June to Saturday 1st July

LUNCH: Wednesday to Friday - 12.30pm
SUPPER: Friday and Saturday - 8pm

The Dock Brief

by John Mortimer

John Morgan and David Moore star in this clever and humorous two-hander by John Mortimer, renowned for his Thames TV courtroom drama “Rumpole of the Bailey” and script writer for Granada TV’s ” Brideshead Revisited”.

His skills as a writer are reflected in this delightful play in two scenes in which the prisoner, Herbert Fowle, has the dubious honour of being defended by the barrister, Wilfred Morgenhall who’s knowledge of the law is second only to his hubris and vivid imagination. Morgenhall pulls out all the stops in demonstrating to Fowle his brilliance as an advocate. But as Fowle’s life hangs by a thread, will his unique tactics be enough to save his client?

TICKETS:

LUNCH: €10 (includes light lunch and show)
Lunch is served from 12.30pm. Show starts at 1.10pm.

SUPPER: €20 each or 2 tickets for €35.
Ticket price includes supper, glass of wine / soft drink,
dessert and the show.
Supper is served from 8pm followed by show at 9pm.

Evening show only (without meal) €10 per person.

 

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SAFE

Wednesday 5th to Saturday 8th July

LUNCH: Wednesday to Friday - 12.30pm
SUPPER: Friday and Saturday - 8pm

Safe

by Ciarán Coogan

‘Two Goons, One Safe, One Head....’

A hilarious tale of gambling, rolling odds, urban myths, debts, heads, stealing... and giving back!.
Join friends Jimmy and Bren on a surreal cartoon caper across town on a bus, as they go up against the odds and become urban legends! Their quest is to finally beat the Bookie and come out on top.

Starring Colum Coogan and Ciarán Coogan.
Directed by Barry O’Donovan.


TICKETS:

LUNCH: €10 (includes light lunch and show)
Lunch is served from 12.30pm. Show starts at 1.10pm.

SUPPER: €20 each or 2 tickets for €35.
Ticket price includes supper, glass of wine / soft drink,
dessert and the show.
Supper is served from 8pm followed by show at 9pm.

Evening show only (without meal) €10 per person.

 

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Arsehammers

Wednesday 12th to Saturday 15th July

LUNCH: Wednesday to Friday - 12.30pm
SUPPER: Friday and Saturday - 8pm

'Arsehammers'
and
'Bonfire Night'

by Claire Dowie

Performed by Cora Fenton

“If you hear a loud bang on bonfire night do you think it’s a firework.... or a gun going off?”

A pair of darkly comic gems... ‘Arsehammers’ - a child is sure that their grandfather’s strange disappearances reveal supernatural powers and ‘Bonfire Night’ - a devoted daughter, whose mother’s hip operation sets off a chain of events that leads her to becoming the world’s most unlikely assassin. Both pieces have characters who are perfectly ordinary and yet completely extraordinary and there is a wicked, underlying sense of humour.

Starring Cora Fenton, who was most recently seen in ‘Fred & Alice’, ‘Mary Motorhead’ and TV3’s ‘Deception’.

Directed by John Sheehy. John was writer and director of ‘Fred & Alice’ and ‘Set in Stone’ and is Writer in Residence at Friars’ Gate Theatre.

TICKETS:

LUNCH: €10 (includes light lunch and show)
Lunch is served from 12.30pm. Show starts at 1.10pm.

SUPPER: €20 each or 2 tickets for €35.
Ticket price includes supper, glass of wine / soft drink,
dessert and the show.
Supper is served from 8pm followed by show at 9pm.

Evening show only (without meal) €10 per person.

 

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Janey Dillis

Wednesday 19th to Saturday 22nd July

LUNCH: Wednesday to Friday - 12.30pm
SUPPER: Friday and Saturday - 8pm
** Running Time: 70 minutes **

Janey Dillis

by John Sheehy

Performed by Cora Fenton

The company that brought you the award-winning, 5 star show 'Fred & Alice' are back with their new play.

What would happen if you woke up one morning, found yourself in the middle of a snow storm and you have no power, no heat, no phone, no food?

Welcome to the world of Janey Dillis. Janey hasn't left her house in 25 years. No one has set foot inside her house in 20 years which up till now has been just the way she likes it.

You will be the first people to meet Janey in 20 years.

As her situation escalates, Janey is forced to question her way of life and deals with her predicament through her wild imagination. She is prone to fantastical flights of fantasy that reveal much of her inner self and the wider world that has caused her to become trapped.

Quotes from Janey...

"Now I'm happy to meet someone half way but I’m not going to go all the way over to their side just to tell them to FUCK OFF!
"

"Thrifty I am but it’s time for a 2 bar treat." 

"I’ve always enjoyed stories.  Stories are lacking around here since I accidentally put me foot through the television. By accidentally I mean I regret it now!"

This play was developed with the kind support of Limerick City and County Arts Office and Friars' Gate Theatre.

PLEASE NOTE: The running time of this play is 70 minutes.

TICKETS:

LUNCH: €10 (includes light lunch and show)
Lunch is served from 12.30pm. Show starts at 1.10pm.

SUPPER: €20 each or 2 tickets for €35.
Ticket price includes supper, glass of wine / soft drink,
dessert and the show.
Supper is served from 8pm followed by show at 9pm.

Evening show only (without meal) €10 per person.

 

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After You Get What You Want

Wednesday 26th to Saturday 29th July

LUNCH: Wednesday to Friday - 12.30pm
SUPPER: Friday and Saturday - 8pm

After You Get What You Want

by Emily Hutt

Wandering Star Theatre Company presents After You Get What You Want, a new play written and directed by Emily Hutt.

Three famous Hollywood movie starlets: Clara Bow - the ‘It Girl’ of the 1920’s; Jean Harlow - loved in the 1930’s as the original Blonde Bombshell and - most famous of all, the tragic and beautiful - Marilyn Monroe, who dominated the box office in the 1950’s; come together in an alternate world where they have developed a caring friendship.

Not always heard or understood in their time, we now hear stories of their past and witness as they come to terms with their lives and losses. Throughout the play they share their stories with each other and the audience as we discover that they were connected long before their deaths.

TICKETS:

LUNCH: €10 (includes light lunch and show)
Lunch is served from 12.30pm. Show starts at 1.10pm.

SUPPER: €20 each or 2 tickets for €35.
Ticket price includes supper, glass of wine / soft drink,
dessert and the show.
Supper is served from 8pm followed by show at 9pm.

Evening show only (without meal) €10 per person.

 

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You Have It All Backwards

Wednesday 2nd to Saturday 5th August

LUNCH: Wednesday to Friday - 12.30pm
SUPPER: Friday and Saturday - 8pm

You Have It All Backwards

by Mark Evans

Performed by Pauline O’Driscoll

You Have It All Backwards tells the story of a Syrian Muslim woman’s journey from university lecturer in Homs, Syria to shop cleaner in Ireland. Originally commissioned for and performed as part of the hugely successful No Borders Theatre production whose mission was to raise awareness of the issues facing refugees and to raise funds for associated charities it subsequently went on to be performed as a solo piece.

Audience Reaction to You Have It All Backwards...

“I saw this play at the Engage Arts Festival, what a wonderful emotional experience, thank you to all involved, especially Pauline O’Driscoll, your work moved me to tears, you made me feel what I’ve only ever been reading and commenting on but never actually feeling... I was overwhelmed by the reaction this incredible one-woman play had on us as an audience. It is such an educational piece and it should be seen in every corner of our green and pleasant safe haven where it would educate and move those who have never faced such fears”

TICKETS:

LUNCH: €10 (includes light lunch and show)
Lunch is served from 12.30pm. Show starts at 1.10pm.

SUPPER: €20 each or 2 tickets for €35.
Ticket price includes supper, glass of wine / soft drink,
dessert and the show.
Supper is served from 8pm followed by show at 9pm.

Evening show only (without meal) €10 per person.

 

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Sex in the Seventies

Wednesday 9th to Saturday 12th August

LUNCH: Wednesday to Friday - 12.30pm
SUPPER: Friday and Saturday - 8pm

Sex in the Seventies

Written and Directed by Linda Waller

It is 1977. Eighteen-year-old, first year university students, Robbie and Louise fall head-over-heels in love over a shared passion for music, movies and trashy TV. Kate Bush and The Sex Pistols are in the charts. Starsky and Hutch and Are You Being Served are on the telly. It should be a match made in heaven but their friends are bent on sabotaging the fledging relationship and conflict between Robbie’s middle-class English parents and Louise’s noisy, extended, Irish Catholic family don’t help the situation.

Sex In The Seventies is based around the idea that dating before the advent of mobile phones, texting and email was a very different ballgame. Since today’s swift communiques are out of the question, their turbulent relationship is conducted via a series of notes, cards and love letters. Set against a soundtrack of punk, disco and glam rock the two soul mates struggle to stay together, but unbeknown to Louise, Robbie has a teeny-weeny secret.

Re-live your memories of the decade that taste forgot or discover what it was really like to be young in the 1970s.

TICKETS:

LUNCH: €10 (includes light lunch and show)
Lunch is served from 12.30pm. Show starts at 1.10pm.

SUPPER: €20 each or 2 tickets for €35.
Ticket price includes supper, glass of wine / soft drink,
dessert and the show.
Supper is served from 8pm followed by show at 9pm.

Evening show only (without meal) €10 per person.

 

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Bedbound

Wednesday 16th to Saturday 19th August

LUNCH: Wednesday to Friday - 12.30pm
SUPPER: Friday and Saturday - 8pm

Bedbound

by Enda Walsh

“I’ve got nothing to talk to you about.”
“We’re talking now.”
“Yeah, but about nothing.”
“It’s filling the gaps, isn’t it?”
“It’s making the gaps. If we didn’t talk there would be no gaps.”

A Father and a Daughter share a small bed. He talks frantically about his extraordinary past in furniture sales; she talks no less compulsively about anything at all, to fill the terrible silence in her head. Everything is frantic, broken and ugly because they can’t stop talking. If only they could stop and sleep.

‘A play unlike any other I have seen. Enda Walsh’s vision of wounded humanity... has a precision that is entirely his own... an uncomfortable, unforgettable tour-de-force’ - Daily Telegraph

‘holds the attention magnetically... Not for the squeamish or the faint at heart’ - Irish Times

Presented by Tangled Stars Theatre Company.
Directed by Jamie Feehily.


TICKETS:

LUNCH: €10 (includes light lunch and show)
Lunch is served from 12.30pm. Show starts at 1.10pm.

SUPPER: €20 each or 2 tickets for €35.
Ticket price includes supper, glass of wine / soft drink,
dessert and the show.
Supper is served from 8pm followed by show at 9pm.

Evening show only (without meal) €10 per person.

 

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All Up Front

Wednesday 23rd to Saturday 26th August

LUNCH: Wednesday to Friday - 12.30pm
SUPPER: Friday and Saturday - 8pm

All Up Front

by Dolores Mannion

All Up Front is devised and directed by the Cork Arts Theatre’s Artistic Director, Dolores Mannion.

Tina (played by award-winning Cork actress, Marie O’Donovan) is a well-endowed 30 year-old woman. She possesses a keen sense of self-awareness, which forms her unique and self-deprecating sense of humour.

Tina grows tired of playing second banana to her two melons and goes on a quest for love, but she discovers that her “girls” just wanna have fun!

All Up Front is funny, smart, poignant, fearless, and sexy and a wonderful closing play for our 2017 Summer Season.

TICKETS:

LUNCH: €10 (includes light lunch and show)
Lunch is served from 12.30pm. Show starts at 1.10pm.

SUPPER: €20 each or 2 tickets for €35.
Ticket price includes supper, glass of wine / soft drink,
dessert and the show.
Supper is served from 8pm followed by show at 9pm.

Evening show only (without meal) €10 per person.

 

Cork Arts Theatre