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The Lady Gregory Season

The Lady Gregory Season

The Rising of the Moon (1907) & The Gaol Gate (1906)

What's on
at smock alley theatre
13 - 15 June
The Picture of Dorian Gray

Join Dorian on a descent into debauchery. This Picture of Dorian Gray explores the ‘Wildest’ side of Dorian and the darker side of Wilde as we expose Mr. Gray’s sensational secret. Why does he look so young? Why is he so unscarred by sin? And what became of that pleasant portrait Basil Hallward painted of him?

16 June
Fragments of Lucia

“People talk of my influence on my daughter, but what about her influence on me?”
– James Joyce, 1934
FRAGMENTS OF LUCIA is a solo guitar performance by Joseph Chester of his highly-acclaimed album LUCIA, a suite of 10 pieces inspired by fragments of the life of Lucia Joyce.

11 - 15 June
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Step aside, Prince Hamlet, for this is the tale of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two hapless minor characters who find themselves thrust to the fore.
In Tom Stoppard’s brilliantly funny play, the spotlight swings away from the Danish prince to shine on these unwitting heroes.

26 - 29 June
Motherhood

MOTHERHOOD is the debut play by former journalist Michelle Mac Mullan.
Some women are born to be mothers, some achieve motherhood, and some have motherhood thrust upon ‘em

1 Show, 3 Plays
Endless ways to be a Mammy, or not…

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history

Smock Alley Theatre lies in an unassuming part of Dublin city. Nestled on the banks of the River Liffey, you would be forgiven for thinking it a quiet little building. Originally built in 1662, The Theatre Royal at Smock Alley gave the world the plays of George Farquhar (The Recruiting Officer), Oliver Goldsmith (She Stoops to Conquer) and Richard Brinsley Sheridan (The Rivals). 300 people attended the theatre each night, seven days a week to be enthralled, entertained and enlightened by actors, acrobats, dancers, musicians and trapeze artists. Now, 350 years after it was first built, the theatre has been carefully and lovingly restored to become Dublin’s Oldest Newest Theatre. It is now once again a bustling hub of theatre, song, dance, art and creativity.

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Smock Alley is a key part of the arts infrastructure of Dublin. Here we list the variety of ways in which work is developed and presented at Smock and how you can engage with us to help develop your own work and practice.