Autumn Season 2017:

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- Friday 29th September 6.00pm
Marmose the Rat Small Roads Theatre Festival
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- Friday 29th September 8.30pm Not The Life I Ordered Small Roads Theatre Festival
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- Saturday 30th September 6.00pm Play On! Small Roads Theatre Festival
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- Saturday 30th September 8.30pm Glorious! Small Roads Theatre Festival
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- Sunday 1st October 6.00pm The Humours of Bandon Small Roads Theatre Festival
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- Sunday 1st October 8.30pm Present Laughter Small Roads Theatre Festival
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Wednesday 27th September 7.00pm Alz Talks - Our Stories, Our Voices The Alzheimer Society of Ireland
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Thursday 5th to Saturday 7th October 8.00pm Beyond Therapy Take 5 Drama Group
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Wednesday 11th to Saturday 14th October 8.00pm The Taming of the Shrew Cork Shakespearean Company
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Tuesday 17th to Saturday 21st October 8.00pm The 10x10 Minute Play Event Short Play Event
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Thursday 26th to Saturday 28th October 8.00pm The Comedy Improvised Halloween Murder Mystery Cabal Theatre Company
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Tues 7th and Weds 8th November 8.00pm There Goes The Bell Cork RTAI Drama Group
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Thursday 9th to Saturday 11th November 8.00pm The Cork One Act Drama Festival Cork Heat of the All-Ireland Circuit
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Marmose the Rat

Friday 29th September @ 6.00pm

The Small Roads Theatre Festival presents

Marmose the Rat

Father Rat believes his son must follow into the family law practice in Kenmare. But Marmose has other ideas.

And a Rat must follow his heart, be who he wants to be. Cause, if we don't follow our hearts, how do we find our dreams? Of course, Marmose discovers, as he meets Bertie the Hedgehog and other pals in London, it's never quite that simple. It takes an adventure.

A musical play for all the family.

Note: This is an all child cast production.

Tickets: €15

 

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Present Laughter

Sunday 1st October @ 8.30pm

The Small Roads Theatre Festival presents

Noel Coward's

Present Laughter

At the centre of his own universe sits matinee idol Garry Essendine: suave, hedonistic and "too old" to be having numerous affairs, according to his wife!

Garry's close friends and associates are dependent upon him for everything or is it he who is dependent upon them? Either way, playing around too close to home may dramatically disturb the eco balance of this personal universe.

A recent Tony winner on Broadway.

Tickets: €15

 

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Glorious!

Saturday 30th September @ 8.30pm

The Small Roads Theatre Festival presents

Glorious!

In 1940's New York, the performer whom everyone wanted to see live was Florence Foster Jenkins, an enthusiastic soprano whose pitch was far from perfect.

To some she was simply the "worst singer in the world". But this joyously happy woman paid little attention to her critics. Why would she have when she was surrounded by a circle of devoted friends who encouraged her every note.

Tickets: €15

 

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Play On!

Saturday 30th September @ 6.00pm

The Small Roads Theatre Festival presents

Play On!

A comedy which climbs from titivating giggles to side splitting laughter! The thing is this could happen for real in any community in Ireland.

Imagine the scenario! The town drama group are desperately trying to rehearse a play.  "Murder Most Foul" has been written by a local playwright who has the exasperating habit of changing the script mid rehearsal. With a few days left to opening night the crisis deepens.

Can the director, the actors and crew get the show together on time? We hope not!

Tickets: €15

 

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Not The Life I Ordered

Sunday 24th September @ 8.30pm

and

Friday 29th September @ 8.30pm

The Small Roads Theatre Festival presents

Not The Life I Ordered

Simon, a middle aged accountant, is getting married in the morning to the boss's daughter.

Just as Simon discovers that his highly respected best man has cried off, Jack, Simon's musician brother, knocks on the door. Jack has been thrown out by yet another woman and needs a place to stay.  

This musical play brings us on a roller coaster ride from laughter to tears and back as two seemingly opposite siblings prise open deep wounds, twisting the knife as only those who love and detest us can.

Tickets: €15

 

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The Humours of Bandon

Sunday 24th September @ 6.00pm

and

Sunday 1st October @ 6.00pm

The Small Roads Theatre Festival presents

The Humours of Bandon

On the eve of the Irish Open Championship, we meet Annie, a 16-year-old Dubliner, as she charts us through the various successes and disappointments of her Irish Dancing life. 

From the confines of every parochial hall in Ireland, Irish Dancing champions are churned out at a massive rate. Medals and cups build up in drawing rooms and Riverdance swells a national pride, but the public isn't privy to the blood, sweat and tears that pave the way to the first place podium.

Written and Performed by MARGARET McAULIFFE
Direction & Dramaturgy by STEFANIE PREISSNER

THE HUMOURS OF BANDON is a coming of age story, full of heart, humour and wisdom, for anyone who had a childhood passion that threatened to overwhelm their life.

Fresh from highly successful runs at the Dublin Fringe Festival, Listowel Writers’ Week, Birr Scripts Festival, West Cork Fit Up and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, the award winning new play company Fishamble are continuing their Autumn tour of The Humours of Bandon at the Small Roads Festival.

Don’t miss your chance to see this award winning show the internationally renowned publication, The Scotsman described as ★★★★ ‘…absorbing… witty and poignant, this is a story that invites you to climb inside and enjoy the ride, told by a performer who has lived and breathed the world she so expertly conveys.’

Developed as part of Show in a Bag, an artist development initiative of Tiger Dublin Fringe, Fishamble: The New Play Company and Irish Theatre Institute to resource theatre makers and actors.

WINNER Little Gem Award at Dublin Fringe Festival 2016

NOMINATED Best Performer at Dublin Fringe Festival 2016

WINNER Best Theatre Script, Writers’ Guild of Ireland ZeBBiE Awards 2016

★★★★ ‘terrific one woman show… both writing and performance are by turns sharp, charming and hilarious… All round, a champion turn.’ - The Irish Times

★★★★ ‘truly breathtaking… a tour de force for McAuliffe… dazzling performance that really needs to be seen to be believed.’ - The Reviews Hub

★★★★ ‘wonderfully observed delightfully funny and utterly engaging production… Mc Auliffe[ ] is sublime… a hilarious and heart-warming production that is not to be missed. – TheArtsReview.com

★★★★ ‘…not surprising that at the end that she received a “Riverdance” like ovation.’ - NoMoreWorkHorse

★★★★ ‘…Margaret Mc Auliffe’s excellent new play…’ - Musings In Intermissions
#FishambleTHoB

For a full list of previous venues and reviews, please click the link below:

http://fishamble.com/the-humours-of-bandon/

Tickets: €15

 

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Marmose the Rat

Wednesday 27th September @ 7.00pm

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland presents

Alz Talks - Our Stories, Our Voices

This is a celebratory evening of spoken word and song and will feature talks from people living with dementia and their carers as well as musical entertainment from John Spillane, The Lee Valley String Band, Opera Singer Amanda Neri and Singer Laura Elizabeth Hughes.

This event seeks to raise awareness, provoke thought and bring dementia out of the shadows.

Doors at 6:30PM

Show at 7PM

NB: There is a limited amount of wheelchair space available in the venue should you want to book a wheelchair space please contact box office directly on 021 4505624

 

Tickets: Free with the option of a donation of €5 on the night.

 

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Beyond Therapy

Thursday 5th to Saturday 7th October @ 8pm

Take 5 Drama Group present

Beyond Therapy

by Christopher Durang

This farcical comedy focuses on Prudence and Bruce, who are seeking stable romantic relationships with the help of their psychiatrists, each of whom suggests their patient place a personal ad in the newspaper.

Bruce is a highly emotional bisexual who tends to cry easily, a trait Prudence sees as a weakness. Their first meeting proves to be disastrous and the two report back to their respective therapists—libidinous Stuart, who once seduced Prudence, and eccentric Charlotte, who stumbles over the simplest of words, who references the play Equus as a good source of advice, and who interacts with her patients with the help of a stuffed Snoopy doll.

Clearly the two therapists are more troubled than their patients. .

Tickets: €15, €12 (concessions)

Note: Concession Rate bookings can only be made by calling the box office on 021 450 5624

The Taming of the Shrew

Wednesday 11th to Saturday 14th October @ 8pm

Cork Shakespearean Company presents

The Taming of the Shrew

by William Shakespeare

Baptista, a rich Paduan merchant, announces that his fair young daughter, Bianca, will remain unwed until her older sister, Katharina, a hellish shrew, has wed.

Lucentio, a student and the son of a wealthy Pisan merchant, has fallen in love with Bianca. He poses as a tutor of music and poetry to gain entrance to the Baptista household and to be near Bianca.

Meanwhile, Petruchio, a fortune-hunting scoundrel from Verona, arrives in Padua, hoping to capture a wealthy wife. Hortensio, another suitor of Bianca, directs Petruchio's attention to Katharina. When Hortensio warns him about Katharina's scolding tongue and fiery temper, Petruchio is challenged and resolves to capture her love. Hortensio and another suitor of Bianca, Gremio, agree to cover Petruchio's costs as he pursues Katharina.

Tickets: €15; €12 (concessions), and €12 for groups of 5 or more.

Note: Concession and Group Rate bookings can only be made by calling the box office on 021 450 5624


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10x10 Minute Play Event

Tuesday 17th to Saturday 21st October @ 8pm

The 10x10 Minute Play Event

The very popular 10 x 10 Minute Play event is back again.

Now in its 8th year, the event brings together writers, actors and directors in a celebration of theatre and, in particular, the short play format.

We have another 10 'slices of life' for you to enjoy with, once again, a variety of genres and themes but with a liberal sprinkling of comedy throughout.

Early booking is advised as this event usually sells out quickly.

Tickets: €10

 

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Improv Murder Mystery

Thursday 26th to Saturday 28th October @ 8pm

Cabal Theatre Company presents

The Comedy Improvised Halloween Murder Mystery

The Comedy Improvised Murder Mystery Gang are back again with their hilarious ‘off the cuff’ antics for three nights only.

This time they have gathered for a relaxed dinner party but there is never time to relax when this gang get together. Pretty soon things get out of hand with deadly (and hilarious) consequences.

With no script to fall back on the actors must improvise the entire plot with its many twists and turns. Once again the audience secretly decide who the unfortunate victim and the mysterious murderer will be. And they will also provide hilarious 'secrets’ that the cast read out at random moments to add mayhem and mirth to the proceedings. All of this is completed before the show starts so that the audience can then sit back, relax and let the hilarity unfold.

Tickets: €15, €12 concessions, Groups (8 or more): €10

Note: Concession and Group Rate bookings can only be made by calling the box office on 021 450 5624

 

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There Goes The Bell

Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th November @ 8pm

Cork Retired Teachers Drama Group present

There Goes The Bell

by Helen Hallissey

This play is a very funny insight into the life of the teacher and an insider view of how schools really work.

Helen Hallissey clearly has her finger on the pulse of education in Ireland and this play depicts a year in the life of a school. Absolutely hilarious!

Tickets: €15

 

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The Cork One Act Drama Festival

Thursday 9th to Saturday 11th November

Cork Arts Theatre presents

The Cork One Act Drama Festival

The Cork heat of the All-Ireland One Act Drama Festival will, once again, bring groups from all over Ireland to the Cork Arts Theatre to compete for the all-important points in their bid to reach the All-Ireland Final.

The standard of acting and production is always of a high standard for this event as the groups will be pulling out all the stops in the competition to impress the adjudicator.

This event is always very well attended so early booking is advised in order to secure your seat.

Tickets: €12

 

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