The Last Incel

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Generally speaking... lots!

23 - 27 Apr
The Last Incel

Log into the world of the Incels: an online community of toxic men that blame women and society for their inability to have sex. That is, until one of them does hook up with a woman who invades their group meeting.

Boys’ School

2 - 4 May
The Ireland We Dreamed Of

The Ireland We Dreamed Of is a new performance by visual artist Sinead McCann in collaboration with sociologist Dr Louise Brangan. A powerful performance, exploring what it was like to live with the unbearable weight of self-denial, how silence seeped into our homes, and the bravery it took to break out from this world of secrets.

3 + 4 May
The Good Women

It’s the 1960s, the world is changing. Protesters take the streets, hippies celebrate free love, and a young band called “The Beatles” is rising to fame. Not in conservative Switzerland, where women didn’t even get the vote until the 1971. Bette and Trudy are about to change that – and question their life choices, sexualities and what it means to be a good woman in the process.

7 - 11 May
The Pigeon Factory

A new one-man show that explores ideas of work, family, and finding purpose in a broken society through the lens of absurdity, pathos, and pigeons.

Walden has a pretty good life – happily married to his mannequin wife, he works his pigeon children into the ground so that he may feast upon their eggs for sustenance. Walden is doing everything he’s supposed to do – so why does he feel so empty?

Boys’ School

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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.