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SKETCH COMEDY

Desperate Men

Unlikely sketches to trouble the mind

 

Wed 12 + Thur 13 Feb
6:15pm
Main Space

 


No plot? No problem. A sketch show critics will call unfinished. A work so loose it’s been described as ‘without belt’. Come on a journey with three weirdos as they try to win your hearts.

Written + Performed by: Rob Earley, Mark Griffin, Jamie Sykes

Running Time : 30 mins

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Theatre

The Throes of Tralee

The Rose of Help Me

Wed 12 + Thur 13 Feb
6:15pm
Main Space

 


Marisa was a Rose in 2015. It was never part of the plan. But when shit hit the fan, she was willing to do anything to hit reset.
It worked…kinda.

Co-written + Produced by: Marisa Conroy & Sarah Richardson
Performed by: Marisa Conroy
Designed by: Aine O’Hara

Running Time : 30 mins

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MUSIC

Vitamins & Wine

A lyrically loaded psychedelic folkrock experience

 

Wed 12 Feb
6:30pm
Boys’ School

 


If you like to catch lyrics dancing with raunchy riffs in an intimate setting…this is the show for you!

Vitamins & Wine: launching Johnny Jude’s first solo album.

Written by: Johnny Jude
Performed by: Johnny Jude, San Peric, Sean Connolly, Ingrid Lachia, Gareth Quinn Redmond, James Walmsley, Fin Divilly

Running Time : 60 mins

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THEATRE

Issues: An Important Play

Making a statement. No matter what.

 

Wed 12 + Thu 13 Feb
7.45pm
Main Space

 


Feeling pressured to offer commentary on the issues in society today, a troupe of four self-righteous actors make it their mission to say something important. Or anything at all.

Written, Directed + Performed by: Aaron O’Neill, Alice Moloney, Colm Sheppard, Darragh Mulcahy, Patrick Lehane
Poster design by: Lorna McCarthy

Running Time : 60 mins

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THEATRE

An Evening with James Connolly

Raising The Curtain On 1916

Wed 12 + Thur 13 Feb
8pm
Boys’ School

Roll up and rebel James Connolly, the searing socialist of satire, brings you a revolutionary show to die for. Marvel at the rising stars of 1916 in all their glory.

Written + Performed by: Gráinne McIvor, James W. Anderson, Jason Flynn, Seamus Stackpoole
Featuring: Aoife Connolly O’Sullivan
Costume and Set Design by: Orla Reilly
Music by: Marmaduke Dando

Running Time : 25 mins

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Theatre

UNDER THE TABLE

It’s 1969. Big hair is in, contraceptives are out

Wed 12 + Thur 13 Feb
8pm
Boys’ School

Thanks to Barbara and Pauline, the people of Dublin can get their bit worry free while sporting the finest blow dry this side of the river.

Written by: Sadhbh Mc Loughlin
Directed by: Gemma Kane
CAST: Isobel O’regan, Jack Gavin, Sadhbh Mc Loughlin

Running Time : 30 mins

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THEATRE

When I was young I never talked to Clouds

– now Clouds talk back

Wed 12 + Thur 13 Feb
9:15pm
Main Space

A one woman show.
Only there’s two women and one of them isn’t real.
This one craves questions. The other one needs answers.
This is not a love story. Emma Finegan & Annachiara Vispi

Created by: Emma Finegan + Annachiara Vispi
Directed by: Annachiara Vispi
Performed by: Emma Finegan

Running Time : 20 mins

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Sketch Comedy

It Iz Wot It Iz

Reality Bites. And sometimes, it’s tasty.

Wed 12 + Thur 13 Feb
9:15pm
Main Space

 


This programme contains adult language and scenes of a sexual and nature. And cheese puffs.
A twenty minute cheap, car crash, fast paced, low brow, explosive, full-on bonkers look at what we can’t look away from: Reality TV.

CAST: Lisa Heery, Aine Kelly, Lorna Costello, Sarah Wiley

Running Time : 20 mins

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SPOKEN WORD

Crash.Other

Voices of grief heard through poetry

Wed 12 + Thur 13 Feb
9:30pm
Boys’ School

 

 


Breath arrives. Breath departs. Crash. Other presents a series of three interlinked poetic monologues exploring life during and after tragedy, uncovering memories via projection and unearthing voices of grief in spoken word.

Written + Directed by: Robbie O’Raw
Produced by: Ema Foley
CAST: Susan Barrett, Carl Maher, Eoin O’Sullivan

Running Time : 20 mins

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Spoken Word

Voices

My voice, your voice, our voice

Wed 12 + Thur 13 Feb
9:30pm
Boys’ School

 

 


“There are answers in the aftermath of rain.”

A compilation of dreams, wishes, and moments in time… voiced to crack the mould and break the rules.

Written + Directed by: Siobhán Hickey
Produced by: Ciaran Treanor

Running Time : 30 mins

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MUSIC

Two Weeks

The mind’s music, real and imagined.

 

Thu 13 Feb
6:30pm
Boys’ School

 


Falling in and out of dreams from a hospital bed, the boundary point of the real and imagined begins to blur. Featuring new music composed for violin, viola & electronics.

Written + Performed by : Ultan O’Brien
Produced by : Emma Áine O’Leary
Image by: Alex Foster

Running Time : 55 mins

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IMPROV

Maximum Black

real time creation:
Sounds // Movements // Colours

 

Fri 14 Feb
6:15pm
Main Space

 


A shift between colours and shapes, directions and dynamics, sounds and melodies, explored in an intimate relationship. A multidisciplinary journey where dance and painting should be heard; music should be seen.

Artistic Direction: Emma Minarelli
Performed by: Emma Minarelli, Rory Tangney, Shahab Coohe, Shayan Coohe
Photography by: Aarif Amod
Produced by: Verena Backhaus

Running Time : 60 mins

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MUSIC

Breaking Light

Finding beauty in the dark

 

Fri 14 Feb
6:30pm
Boys’ School

 


One woman forges a path through heartbreak and trauma by transforming pain into song, discovering the healing power of rhythm and, ultimately, making a radical choice that could change everything.

Written by: Doireann Brassil
CAST: Doireann Brassil (Guitar + Vocals)
Shane Casey (Drums)
Kaitlin Cullen-Verhauz (Cello + Vocals)

Produced by: Verity Combe

Running Time : 45 mins

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THEATRE

Comedically Heartbroken

Love is hard, but it’s harder if you’re Tom

Fri 14 + Sat 15 Feb
7.45pm
Main Space

 


Comedically Heartbroken is a self-deprecating tale of love, loss & drunken Instagram rampages. Join Tom on this high energy exploration of soulmates, destiny and love at first sight. Does love make us stupid? Or is that just Tom? Follow him as he grapples with the question; What happens when the love of your life falls in love with someone else?”

Written + Performed by: Tom Moran
Produced by: SJ Woods
Animation by: Lucy Jenkins
Photography by : Tom Maher

Running Time : 30 mins

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THEATRE

textuality

A tale of online romance…ish

Fri 14 + Sat 15 Feb
7.45pm
Main Space

 

 


Our princess is ducking and diving her way through dating and dick picks. Social media is her fairy godmother, and Prince Charming is about to arrive from far far away…

Written + Performed by: Emily Perrott
Directed by: Thommas Kane Byrne
Produced by: Fiona Coughlan + Gemma Long

Running Time : 20 mins

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THEATRE

Boys to Men to Ladz Again

An Insight into the Male Mind…

Fri 14 + Sat 15 Feb
8pm
Boys’ School

 


4 lads start a podcast to give a balanced voice to the Male Mind but end up doing hard drugs and having an accidental orgy. A comedy about silly men.

Written + Directed by: Conor Duffy
Lighting Design by: Conor Burnell

Running Time : 30 mins

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STAND-UP COMEDY

I Don’t Normally Do This

Ok Google; how to be funny?

Fri 14 + Sat 15 Feb
8pm
Boys’ School

 


Armed with a bottle of Lidl’s second cheapest white wine, Lisa thought she could write a stand-up set funny enough to avoid crying in the dressing room after.

Written + Performed by: Lisa Nally
Produced by: Niamh Ní Fhlatharta

Running Time : 20 mins

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DINNER + SHOW

CLUB VALENTINES DATE NIGHT

Enjoy Black Forest Ghetto Smocktails and a 2 course date-night straight out of the 1970’s

 

Fri 14 Feb
7:45pm
Banquet Hall & Main Space

 


Followed by Ridiculously Fun Comedy Theatre : BLOCK 14 . Double Bill : ‘Salvatore DeWonderful: LIVE! From The Copacabana’ + ‘The Last Movie Star’

MENU :

To Start : Prawn Cocktail | wild mushroom vol au vents
Mains : Chicken Kiev with gratin + greens | Veggie Moussaka with Seasonal Salad (Vegan Feta option available)
Dessert : Black Forest Ghetto Martinis

Dinner by : Chef Clune
Comedy Theatre by: Club Valentine + Charisma Check

Running Time : 150 mins

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THEATRE
Salvatore DeWonderful: LIVE! From The Copacabana

This Barman is a STAR, Man!

Fri 14 + Sat 15 Feb
9:15pm
Main Space

The Copacabana. New York City. The best acts in town. Unfortunately one of those acts cancelled last minute so Sal the barman has been given their slot. Oh Mama Mia.

Written + Performed by: Robbie Doyle
Written + Directed by: Eoin Potts
Lighting Design by: Jess Fitzsimons Kane
Design: Mae Leahy
Running Time : 30 mins

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THEATRE

The Last Movie Star

Who needs those guys anyway?

Fri 14 + Sat 15 Feb
9:15pm
Main Space

 


Dani Kann has finally made it, she’s the Queen of Hollywood, the Toast of Tinseltown, the leading light of the showbiz world… so how come she can’t book a gig?

Charisma Check takes a view askew at the future of the motion picture industry and what surprises might be waiting for those with their names in lights.

Written by: Rory Knox + Jessy Danner
Directed by: James M. O’Connor
Produced by: Mary Cahill
Running Time : 30 mins

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STAND-UP COMEDY

BLACKOUT

Sure if you didn’t laugh, you’d cry.

Fri 14 + Sat 15 Feb
9:30pm
Boys’ School

 

 


Some would call Jo Heffernan a ‘slut’ but she prefers ‘sex hobbyist’. In this darkly comic stand up show, Jo contemplates the complex relationship women have with sex, vilification from a puritanical society and necessary conversations about consent and abuse. Also there’s some animal impressions…woof, woof.

Written + Performed by: Jo Heffernan
Produced by: Gareth Lyons
Artwork by: Emmet Kenny

Running Time : 20 mins

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STAND-UP COMEDY

Cattlemania

Whatcha ya gonna do, udder?

Fri 14 + Sat 15 Feb
9:30pm
Boys’ School

 

 


After fulfilling a lifelong dream of stepping between the ropes, Davey’s sights are set on his next career goal – and it involves cows. New work from “one of Ireland’s funniest!” (entertainment.ie)

Written + Performed by: Davey Reilly

Running Time : 25 mins

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REAHEARSED READING

The Tears That Fall Not

Who weeps for the forgotten?

 

Sat 15 Feb
2pm
Main Space

 


Outcast and then forgotten, a grandfather and his granddaughter struggle with their pasts as the voices of those they left behind swirl around them. Based on real events and stories.

Written + Directed by: Justin MacGregor
Produced by: Gary White
CAST: Fiona Brown, Paul Nugent, Jane Purcell, + others

Running Time : 150 mins

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THEATRE

The Atonement of Lesley Ann

A ghost’s story based on real events

 

Sat 15 + Sun 16 Feb
3pm
Boys’ School

 


Possessed by the tape recording of her torture in Manchester, England in 1964, the spirit of a murdered girl returns to revoice her dying script. Warning: This Show contains graphic content that is disturbing and is for mature audiences only.

Written by: Síomón Solomon
Directed by: Larissa Brigatti
Sound Design by: Josh Roxby
Music by: Marc van Leeuwen
Produced by: Aksana Frayne
Costume Design by: Anna McLoughlin
Lighting Design by: Georgia Piano

Running Time : 45 mins

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REAHEARSED READING

SAFE.

Something is happening on this campus…

 

Sat 15 Feb
4pm
Main Space

 


…Everyone know what they want (a safe space) But there are different ideas about what that means (Now what?)
This is a play about what it means to be safe (And what it takes)

Written by: Hugh Hick
Directed by: Davey Kelleher
Photography + Design by: Jane Fogarty + David Lunney

Running Time : 60 mins

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THEATRE

@CupanTaeBae

#TasteTheDifference #CupanBae

 

Sat 15 + Sun 16 Feb
4pm
Banquet Hall

 


Ireland’s number one influencer @CupanTaeBae is making her first live appearance.

Come and meet the Queen of Tae for a tea-tacular evening and if you’re lucky get her secrets to making the perfect cup!

Written + Performed by: Megan O’Malley.
Produced by: Muirenn Lyons

Running Time : 60 mins

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THEATRE

HAIFISCH

Happy families are an early heaven

Sat 15 + Sun 16 Feb
6:15pm
Main Space

 

 


Six individuals meet at a funeral.
Each has their own story about the man in the coffin, each more horrifying than the last. Watch them dance these memories to life.

Contains strobe lighting, strong language and scenes of a disturbing nature.

Written by: Hiram Harrington
Directed by: Hiram Harrington + Aaron Finnegan
Stage Management by: Sophie Furlong Tighe
Lighting by: Nathanael O’Leary
Setting by: Conor Kelly
Original Choreography by: Lainey O’Sullivan

Running Time : 30 mins

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THEATRE

Cycle of an Archaic Rhythm, Baby

It’ll never work- but it might

Sat 15 + Sun 16 Feb
6:15pm
Main Space

A disgraced theatre maker has one last chance at redemption. His method is madness.
A story of fear, failure, inspiration and love. Accompanied by live jazz and no words.

Written + Performed by: Adam Isla O’Brien
Directed by: Leah Moore
Produced by: Aoibhin Murphy
Designed by: Jamie Lloyd Belton

Running Time : 20 mins

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THEATRE

Cove Creek Boys and Summer Girls

For those searching for home.

Sat 15 + Sun 16 Feb
6:30pm
Boys’ School

 


Between Ireland and Appalachia, a river flows. A boy and a girl call the river home. An exploration of the physical, musical, and mythic elements of two mysteriously connected worlds.

Scenic Design by: Carrie Ferrelli
Sound Design by: Conrad JB
Written by: Julia Marks
Performed by: Julia Marks + Kevin Keogh
Directed by: Liam Halligan
Poster Design by: Niamh Hegarty

Running Time : 20 mins

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MUSIC + THEATRE

Ukuleles on a Ledge

If you’re going down, go down singing.

Sat 15 + Sun 16 Feb
6:30pm
Boys’ School

 


A mirthful exploration of suicidal ideation and traumatic pasts, which combines catchy and upbeat melodies with dark and sombre themes. A morose yet uplifting ukulele musical.
16+

WARNING: deals with themes of suicide, sexual abuse and childhood trauma

Directed by: Adrian O’ Connell
Written by: Peter Melrose
CAST: Peter Melrose, Rachel Walshe
Sound by: Aoife McHale
Produced by: Arianne Hutch
Set Design + Costume by: Katt Horzela
Lighting + Video by: Will Smith

Running Time : 25 mins

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CELEBRATION: SPOKEN WORD + MUSIC

The Lightwave Residual

Hopeful Human! This is Our Religion!

 

Sun 16 Feb
12pm
Main Space

 


Ascending star of spoken word, acclaimed musician, artist and spiritual physicist, Birdwoman, holds the space for a mass gathering; a return to ritual, a celebration of imperfection! Are you prepared for anything? We are.

Written + Performed by: Kellie Marie Reynolds
Produced by: Verity Combe
Cello: Frieda Freytag
Sound Design by: Simon Cullen
Plus Very Special Guests

Ages 10 to 110

Imagery by: Margaret Gibbons

Running Time : 50 mins

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FOOD EVENT

Break Bread With Us!

Break (Banana) Bread post celebration!

 

Sun 16 Feb
1pm
Banquet Hall

 


Choose one of our Bliss bowls!

Sweet Potato chickpea buddha bowl
Or Falafel with Roasted Veg and Tahini Maple Dressing

Coffee, Mint, Green or Ginger Tea and Banana + Walnut Bread

Culinary Delights by: Chef Clune

Running Time : 60 mins

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REHEARSED READING

Live Giallo! Now!!

Bear witness to a brainwashing

 

Sun 16 Feb
2pm
Main Space

 


Joe knows there’s something they’re not telling us. Bart has all the answers. A visceral, hypnotic story of conspiracy theories and necessary fictions, urban legends and lost opportunities.

Written by: Jim Connell-Moylan
Directed by: Samantha Cade
Produced by: Charli Mathews

Running Time : 60 mins

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REHEARSED READING

The Viceroy

Unwelcome to the Jungle

 

Sun 16 Feb
4pm
Main Space

 


After suffering an emotional breakdown, a man devises an unconventional method of recovery. He decides to take control of the Congo in order to stabilise the region and, by extension, himself.

Written + Performed by: Heber Hanly
Produced by: Ronan Carey
Directed by: Eimear Keating
Sound Design by: Kevin Brennan
Poster Design by: Annika Hallerberg
Original Artwork by: Ona Bričkutė

Running Time : 60 mins

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REHEARSED READING

Clever Hans

A comedy about a clever horse.

 

Sun 16 Feb
7.45pm
Main Space

 


Clever Hans is very clever – or is he?
A story about maths, intuition, and a horse who just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Written by: Miriam Needham

Running Time : 60 mins

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REHEARSED READING

Basin Ducks

Where was I?

 

Sun 16 Feb
8pm
Boys’ School

 


A peek into our fantasies and the stories we choose to tell. Presented through the completely original medium of a few men and a park bench. But don’t worry, this isn’t a love story.

Cast: Aidan Crowe, David Fennelly, David O’Meara
Written + Directed by Tiernan Kearns

Running Time : 60 mins