THEATRE / MUSIC | 20 Nov – 22 Dec
All The Angels: Handel And The First Messiah
Rough Magic & Smock Alley Theatre
Partly set in the original Smock Alley Theatre, this joyous play tells the story of the world’s most popular choral work, from its fraught birth to its glorious outcome. A tale about the complicated, comedic business of putting on a show and the transformative power of music.
DISCUSSION | 10 Dec
Actors’ Friday Forums
The difficulties of life as a working actor are examined and explored in a series of discussions held by Fight2Flight Theatre Company. These forums were created to allow actors discuss the problems they face throughout their careers, with the hope that any issues can be recognised and resolved.
Free admission, booking required | Email [email protected] to book
FIRST FORTNIGHT FESTIVAL | THEATRE | 4 – 14 Jan
The Chronicles of Oggle
Meet Pakie. An orphan, a storyteller, an adventurer and a survivor. He may not be the sharpest sandwich in the toolbox but Pakie knows a thing or two.
Pakie’s a laugh a minute…but he’s got secrets. Secrets the God-fearing people of Oggle may not be ready to hear.
FIRST FORTNIGHT FESTIVAL | BOOKLET LAUNCH | 13 Jan
Unseen Homelessness Booklet Launch
This booklet and video, produced by Pavee Point Traveller & Roma Centre, aim to raise awareness on the impacts of Traveller homelessness on Traveller health – both physical and mental.
DANCE | FIRST FORTNIGHT FESTIVAL | 13 – 15 Jan
Irish Modern Dance Theatre
Cloud Study uses the idea of clouds as a traveling, dreamy mass which floats above everything. Witnessing, dissolving, and carrying storms.
Two compelling dancers: Mufutau Yusuf, an Irish man born in Nigeria and Salma Ataya, a Palestimian dancer, are running to somewhere or from something, speaking English, Arabic and Yourba, communicating with their bodies, hand signs and dance.
SPOKEN WORD/MUSIC | FIRST FORTNIGHT FESTIVAL | 15 Jan
First Fortnight in partnership with the HSE Mental Recovery and Engagement Office
This special event gathers people together under the roof of Smock Alley Theatre to celebrate those six principles with an evening of music and spoken word.
Award winning writer for screen and stage, author, director and actor, Stephanie Preissner will be the master of ceremonies.
DISCUSSION | FIRST FORTNIGHT FESTIVAL | 16 Jan
Love and Courage Podcast Live
Join author, campaigner and podcast host Ruairí McKiernan, Senator Lynn Ruane and special guests for what is guaranteed to be a lively and inspiring conversation exploring the links between mental health, community and inequality.
THEATRE | 21 + 22 Jan 2022
Winner of Best Actor and Bewley’s Little Gem awards at Dublin Fringe, and nominated Best New Play at the Irish Times Theatre Awards, Aonghus Óg McAnally returns with his smash hit solo show ‘Fight Night’ by Gavin Kostick for a 10th Anniversary nationwide tour.