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THEATRE | 1 – 4 Dec

Selvage

Brú Theatre

Boys’ School

Galway’s Brú Theatre present Selvage, an evocative, inventive theatre show merging puppetry and physical storytelling with a live music score by Anna Mullarkey.

Nominated for two Irish Times Theatre Awards in 2020 (Best Actor James Riordan & Best Lighting-Sarah Jane Shiels)


MUSIC | 6 DEC

Hourricane (Live Debut)

Boys’ School

Hurricane Music Company (HMC) presents Hourricane (Live Debut). Acclaimed singer-songwriter Paul Hourican takes to the atmospheric Boys’ School stage for one night only this December. Audiences are in for a treat as Hourican debuts a lot of new material under the new moniker ‘Hourricane’.


THEATRE | 7 – 10 Dec

Him, his, ours…

Be Teatro 

Boys’ School

Him, his ours… is a collaborative, two-man show exploring what it means to be a man through the use of personal monologues and movement.

Based on personal anecdotes, the show unveils the many layers of two individuals. “Their baggage, their guilt, and the implicit power that comes with their assigned gender.” GCN Magazine.


THEATRE | 6 – 17 Dec

Orson Welles’ Christmas Carol

AboutFACE Theatre

Main Space

AboutFACE’s much-loved festive “radio-play-within-a-play” for the whole family returns by popular demand this December!


THEATRE | 13 – 17 Dec

Dracula

No Drama Theatre

Boys’ School

After developing the same mysterious illness her best friend died from, Mina and her family enlist the help of the eccentric Professor Van Helsing to solve the case and reveal the truth behind the many strange visitors calling themselves “Dracula”.

Witness the many faces of Dracula in this unique retelling of Bram Stoker’s classic tale of the shapeshifting Vampire.s.


THEATRE | 19 – 21 Dec

A Scandal In Bethlehem

The Collective Productions

Boys’ School

What happened the night Jesus was born? You don’t know? Well Let us show you.
This is our tale of how it all began, you know, the whole Christmas thing.
It may not be quite the tale you know, or even think you know. As I said, this is our tale and sometimes for a good story, you need to add a bit of fabrication…or maybe even spaceship?


THEATRE | 20 – 23 Dec

Dreamgun Film Reads

Dreamgun

Main Space

Dreamgun return to Smock Alley with a curated selection of films you’ll probably watch at Christmas. A different film every night, rewritten with jokes and performed by unprepared comedians.


FIRST FORTNIGHT | DISCUSSION | 12 Jan

Where’s the hub?

Fight2Flight

Banquet Hall

“Where’s the hub?” is an Open Space Technology Meeting for all members of the theatre community, that poses the question how do we create support structures and systems for theatre makers? As part of First Fortnight Festival


FIRST FORTNIGHT | COMEDY | 12 – 15 Jan

Oops, This Is Toxic

Julie Jay

Boys’ School

As a fellow early eighties Sagittarius, comedian Julie Jay’s life has had a lot of parallels with Britney Spears.
Britney was a member of the Mickey Mouse Club, Julie was a member of the Poetry Club.
Britney can sing like an angel, Julie was the only hearing child in her class of 30 who didn’t make the Confirmation Choir.


FIRST FORTNIGHT | THEATRE/MUSIC | 13 – 15 Jan

24/7 Bliss

Bluehouse Theatre

Main Space

Marina works in a 24-hour dry cleaners in a lonely Dublin. The streets feel like a film set and everyone looks like a stranger. Every day, accompanied only by radio broadcasts from musical weatherman Anthony Murphy, she creates stories from the clothes her customers won’t come to collect. Written by Iseult Deane and presented by bluehouse theatre, 24/7 Bliss is a play about film stars, banshees, build-to-rent apartments and losing the sensation of touch.

A demi-opera dedicated to clean clothes.


FIRST FORTNIGHT | 6 Jan

A Celebration of Hope on Nollaig na mBan

Presented by HSE Engagement and Recovery and First Fortnight

Main Space

Nollaig na mBan, Women’s Christmas, Little Christmas, Bright Night, The Twelfth Day of Christmas. Whatever title you give it and whichever traditions you follow, the common theme is celebration.

We invite you to celebrate hope, celebrate the progress made in tackling the stigma associated with mental ill health, celebrate all those who have struggled and found support for their mental health, and celebrate those who work to support and empower others.


FIRST FORTNIGHT | 7 Jan

Corinthian

Presented by Ian O’Riordan and First Fortnight

Boys’ School

Corinthian is defined as’involving or displaying the highest standards of sportsmanship.’

Acclaimed Irish Times sports journalist, Ian O’Riordan, will be joined by Irish sports personalities to discuss the subject of mental health in sport.
Previous guests have included Sonia O’Sullivan and David Gillick.


COMEDY | 19 + 21 Jan, 3 + 4 Feb

CLICHÉ

PJ Kirby

Main Space

Warning this show contains a gay man having an identity crisis as he turns thirty.
You may experience extreme eye rolling.


THEATRE/MUSICAL | 25 – 28 Jan

Spring Awakening

Main Space

Entr’acte presents a new rendition of the Tony-winning Broadway musical, Spring Awakening. This group of young Irish creatives bring an innately physical staging of the coming-of-age story about the struggles of early adolescence. Set in 1890s Germany alongside a rock music soundtrack, Spring Awakening will be the first full scale musical produced by Entr’acte in Dublin’s Smock Alley Theatre.


CABARET | 20 Jan

Here We Are Now

Ben Morris Productions

Main Space

An intimate evening of songs and stories with West End performers Ben Morris and Jessica Cervi


THEATRE | 3 – 4 Feb

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Bracklyn Productions

Boys’ School

Should I Stay Or Should I Go? is an irreverent, entertaining, sad and hilarious comic drama about a terminally ill, broad-minded, complex and risque old woman with a punky attitude to life and a fierce love of Marty Whelan.


MUSIC | 26 FEB 2023

Schubert: Schwanengesang

Main Space

Acclaimed Irish baritone Owen Gilhooly-Miles and pianist Niall Kinsella collaborate to perform Schubert’s iconic final song-cycle, Schwanengesang (Swan-Song). Composed in the final months of his life and published as a cycle after his death, Schwanengesang is often seen as Schubert’s final testament to life.


MUSIC | 6 APR 2023

An Intimate Evening with Holly Lovelady

Boys’ School

Making a special trip over from Liverpool to the place from which her ancestors originate, singer-songwriter and pianist Holly Lovelady would love to invite you on her journey of magical ballad songs and beautiful folk music.