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THEATRE | Love a La Mode

In this comedy of manners, double-entendres and double-crossings, an Englishman, an Irishman, a Scotsman and a dandy, compete for the hand of a rich bachelorette. But is she all she appears? Love à la Mode is a farce in two acts: there will be some lies, sword-fights, slapstick and assorted song-and-dance routines. The farce is a time capsule to the Smock Alley Theatre’s 18th-century past, by Felicity, a band of players bent on bamboozling your present.

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INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE FESTIVAL DUBLIN

Whether it’s the mix of poets, writers of fiction and non-fiction, lyricists, playwrights and screenwriters, International Literature Festival Dublin brings new faces and house-hold names together in ways that suprise and inspire. Events at Smock Alley will feature Roddy Doyle, John Banville, Maggie O'Farrell, Liz Nugent, Elaine Feeney, Laurie Penny and many many more.

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BECKETT CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES | Words and Music

A rare concert performance of Samuel Beckett’s radio play Words and Music with American composer, Morton Feldman’s score. Renowned Beckett actors Barry McGovern and Stephen Brennan play the spoken roles of Words/Joe and Croak with a conducted ensemble of Beckett Chamber Music Series musicians playing the role of Music/Bob. The performance is directed by Everett Frost, who produced and directed the award-winning American national broadcast premieres of Beckett’s five completed radio plays.

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EXHIBITION | The Awakening

Dublin-born Fran Halpin has been working internationally as a full time commercial artist since her graduation from DIT, Fine Art in 1997. This is her first solo show. Halpin is a process-driven artist with technical mastery a driving force behind her painted water scenes; these authentic representations ask the viewer to pause, step into a calm space and reconnect with childhood memories. Halpin’s intention is to create a sensorial and emotive connection with her audience.

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