What's On:

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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... BOOK ONLINE
Tuesday 2nd to Saturday 6th May - 8pm Mr. Punch Patrick Talbot Productions
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Thursday 18th to Saturday 20th May - 8pm The Inheritance WORLD PREMIERE -
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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

WINNER OF THE PJ O’CONNOR AWARD 2014

‘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.

 

‘... Keogh and Power are excellent ...’ ★★★★ The List, Scotland

‘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

Our next short play event, the third in thie 'Views from...' series is "Views from a Balcony".

All of the ten minute plays selected are new plays that will have their debut performances at the event. There was a huge response to the call for submissions which saw 56 plays entered and entries from as far away as Israel. The final ten plays are a testimony to all of the talented writers who put pen to paper for this event.

The plays range from comedy to serious drama so there is something for everyone. The setting for all is, obviously, a balcony but the location of that balcony varies from apartments, hospitals, hotels and even a castle!

Our short play events are very popular with audiences so early booking is advised! Use the link below to book your ticket now.

 

Tickets: €13 / €10 Conc.*
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Mr. Punch

Tuesday 2nd to Saturday 6th May @ 8.00pm

Patrick Talbot productions present...

Mr. Punch

written and performed by Dominic Moore

Following its hugely successful run earlier in the year Dominic Moore returns with MR PUNCH, his compelling one-man show, for FIVE PERFORMANCES ONLY.

MR PUNCH is the story of a puppeteer, Jimmy Horgan, and his attempts to perform his traditional Punch and Judy Show in the world of today’s political correctness.

Dominic Moore most recently appeared in the acclaimed JACK by Declan Hassett, the play marking the centenary of the birth of Jack Lynch, at the Everyman.

As one of Ireland’s leading puppeteers he was worked extensively for RTE, featuring in THE WHY GUY, HUBBLE, SATTITUDE, WORDWICH, THE SWAMP, THE MORBEGS and THE RIMINI RIDDLE

‘Dominic Moore is the absolute embodiment of everything going on in MR PUNCH in a performance of utter physicality and humourous edginess’.

- Liam Heylin, Evening Echo

 

Tickets: €14, €12 concessions

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Views from a Balcony

Thursday 18th to Saturday 20th May @ 8.00pm

UCC Players present the WORLD PREMIERE of...

The Inheritance

by Derry Cotter

The Inheritance is set in the fictional town of Kilross in 1980's Ireland. The play explores the web of secrets and lies that can divide and ultimately heal a small knit community.

This two act play blends local humour and touching moments of poignancy to create an engaging and unforgettable story of land, loyalties, love and its impact on the lives of those it touches.

Tickets: €15

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